2021 CW 50 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 12/06/2021 to 12/12/2021

12 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 13 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

Please note: Only common Message Center messages are in this list you should always check your Message Center for additional messages

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Changes

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC282992 (Updated) Updated timing changes: Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business 2021-12-31T09:00:00Z 2022-03-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC291100 (Updated) Private drafts for SharePoint pages and news 2022-02-18T09:00:00Z 2022-04-30T10:00:00Z N/A
MC293774 (Updated) Generate Captions On-Demand for Stream built on SharePoint 2022-02-02T09:00:00Z 2021-12-28T09:00:00Z N/A
MC299210 (Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint 2022-02-28T09:00:00Z 2022-03-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC285021 (Updated) SharePoint Navigation Switcher 2021-12-31T09:00:00Z 2022-02-28T09:00:00Z N/A
MC289682 (Updated) Planner tasks storage location update 2022-02-28T09:00:00Z 2022-03-31T10:00:00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC275235 (Updated) Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business update During early opt-in, only the following clients are supported:

Whiteboard for the web
Whiteboard for Teams meetings
Whiteboard on Android
The following clients are not yet supported:
Whiteboard on Windows 10
Whiteboard on Surface Hub
Whiteboard on iOS
Note: Support for Whiteboard in the Teams mobile apps will begin rolling out, but any users who don't update their client will still be using Azure-based whiteboards.
During early opt-in, if someone is using an unsupported client, they will have the following experiences:
On Windows 10, Surface Hub and iOS, the board gallery will not show any whiteboards that are stored in OneDrive for Business.
The unsupported client may allow creation of new whiteboards in Azure. These will not be in OneDrive for Business.
In a Teams meeting that includes users on mobile or Surface Hub, if someone else in the meeting starts a whiteboard, the user on the Surface Hub or mobile client may see an error message but they can workaround this by opening the whiteboard in the browser.

During early opt-in, only the following clients are supported:

Whiteboard for the web
Whiteboard for Teams meetings and channels
Whiteboard on Android
Whiteboard on iOS
The following clients are not yet supported:
Whiteboard users joining from Teams mobile
Whiteboard on MTR
Whiteboard on Windows
Whiteboard on Surface Hub
Note: Support for Whiteboard in the Teams mobile apps will begin rolling out, but any users who don't update their client will still be using Azure-based whiteboards.
During early opt-in, if someone is using an unsupported client, they will have the following experiences:
On Windows 10, Surface Hub and iOS, the board gallery will not show any whiteboards that are stored in OneDrive for Business.
The unsupported client may allow creation of new whiteboards in Azure. These will not be in OneDrive for Business.
In a Teams meeting that includes users on mobile or Surface Hub, if someone else in the meeting starts a whiteboard, the user on the Surface Hub or mobile client may see an error message but they can workaround this by opening the whiteboard in the browser.

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MC293774 (Updated) Generate Captions On-Demand for Stream built on SharePoint A user who does not have a transcript, but has edit permission on a video will be able to navigate to Media Settings in the player and use the Transcript and captions setting to generate captions in English. Once the transcript has been generated, the user can refresh the page to see the file and turn on Transcript and captions to display the file as closed captions for their video.
Users will also be able to delete the caption file.
Any viewer will be able to enable captions during playback via the Closed Captions button.
A user who does not have a transcript but has edit permission on a video will be able to navigate to Media Settings in the player and use the Transcript and captions setting to generate captions in English. Once the transcript has been generated, the user can refresh the page to see the file and turn on Transcript and captions to display the file as closed captions for their video.
Users will also be able to delete the caption file.
Any viewer will be able to enable captions during playback via the Closed Captions button.
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MC301302 (Updated) User experience update for Explorer and Real-Time Detections: Default All Email view and more updates You will be start to see the updated experience as these updates are rolled out to you. These are experience updates, and do not involve major functional changes. As described above, you will have the option to toggle temporarily between the two experiences. Additional, the noteworthy campaigns experience in Threat tracker will not be present in the new view, but there are richer experiences like Campaigns and Threat analytics which offer more details and insights. See below for additional info on the planned updates:
All Email becomes the default view for Explorer
The All-email view becomes the default view for Threat Explorer (Note: Malware view continues to remain the default view for Real-time detections), with the default time range set to 2 days. You can continue to expand your search to 30 days to search over a wider range. You can also tab across different views to get to the desired Phish or Malware view.
Grid and Export updates
Today you can access Email entity page by clicking on the link in the email flyout. With this change you will be also able to navigate directly to the email entity page from the grid. You will also be able to toggle between the grid view and the list view to maximize your result set in the grid, as well as export the chart or the grid data through a single click.
The different entities like URL, IP move to a new, single tab-based view, and you can expand and collapse the different sections based on how you want to view the data.
Threat Trackers
These changes also include updates around Threat trackers for Saved Queries, Tracked queries and trending campaigns.
Note: In the new experience updates, we would be retiring the view- Noteworthy Campaigns.
For viewing information about campaigns, we recommend you to use the Campaigns experience (accessible through left nav bar), where you can view the different campaigns as well as detailed writeups for those campaigns. You can also view additional details within Threat Analytics, which is a set of reports from expert Microsoft security researchers covering the most relevant threats, including Active threat actors and their campaigns, popular and new attack techniques, critical vulnerabilities and more.
You will start to see the updated experience as these updates are rolled out to you. These are experience updates, and do not involve major functional changes. As described above, you will have the option to toggle temporarily between the two experiences. Additional, the noteworthy campaigns experience in Threat tracker will not be present in the new view, but there are richer experiences like Campaigns and Threat analytics which offer more details and insights. See below for additional info on the planned updates:
All Email becomes the default view for Explorer
The All-email view becomes the default view for Threat Explorer (Note: Malware view continues to remain the default view for Real-time detections), with the default time range set to 2 days. You can continue to expand your search to 30 days to search over a wider range. You can also tab across different views to get to the desired Phish or Malware view.
Grid and Export updates
Today you can access Email entity page by clicking on the link in the email flyout. With this change you will be also able to navigate directly to the email entity page from the grid. You will also be able to toggle between the grid view and the list view to maximize your result set in the grid, as well as export the chart or the grid data through a single click.
The different entities like URL, IP move to a new, single tab-based view, and you can expand and collapse the different sections based on how you want to view the data.
Threat Trackers
These changes also include updates around Threat trackers for Saved Queries, Tracked queries and trending campaigns.
Note: In the new experience updates, we would be retiring the view- Noteworthy Campaigns.
For viewing information about campaigns, we recommend you use the Campaigns experience (accessible through left nav bar), where you can view the different campaigns as well as detailed writeups for those campaigns. You can also view additional details within Threat Analytics, which is a set of reports from expert Microsoft security researchers covering the most relevant threats, including Active threat actors and their campaigns, popular and new attack techniques, critical vulnerabilities and more.
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MC301707 (Updated) New service plans to support Power Automate for desktop in Windows Power Automate for desktop (PAD) is available to Windows 10 and Windows 11 users at no additional cost. Introducing Dataverse for PAD and PAD for Windows service plans will enable users to access Power Automate for desktop without an additional Power Automate license, including commercial, government and cloud users in China. Power Automate for desktop (PAD) is available to Windows 10 and Windows 11 users at no additional cost. Introducing Dataverse for PAD and PAD for Windows service plans will enable users to access Power Automate for desktop without an additional Power Automate license, including commercial, government. N/A
MC302493 (Updated) Plan for Change: Intune MDM moving to support Android 8.0 and higher in January After January 7, 2021, MDM enrolled devices running Android version 7.x or below will no longer receive updates to the Android Company Portal or the Intune App. Enrolled devices will continue to have Intune policies applied but are no longer supported for any Intune scenarios. Company Portal and the Intune App will not be available for devices running Android 7.x and lower beginning mid-February; however, these devices will not be blocked from completing enrollment if the requisite app has been installed prior to this change. If you have MDM enrolled devices running Android 7.x or below, update them to Android version 8.0 (Oreo) or higher or replace them with a device on Android version 8.0 or higher.

Note: Teams Android devices are not impacted by this announcement and will continue to be supported regardless of their Android OS version.

After January 7, 2022, MDM enrolled devices running Android version 7.x or below will no longer receive updates to the Android Company Portal or the Intune App. Enrolled devices will continue to have Intune policies applied but are no longer supported for any Intune scenarios. Company Portal and the Intune App will not be available for devices running Android 7.x and lower beginning mid-February; however, these devices will not be blocked from completing enrollment if the requisite app has been installed prior to this change. If you have MDM enrolled devices running Android 7.x or below, update them to Android version 8.0 (Oreo) or higher or replace them with a device on Android version 8.0 or higher.

Note: Teams Android devices are not impacted by this announcement and will continue to be supported regardless of their Android OS version.

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MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC263055 (Updated) Paging in Large Gallery Updated October 12, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This feature introduces paging to help you view up to 98 videos by choosing Large Gallery (Teams meetings currently supports up to 49 videos). This is rolling out on Windows, desktop and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84464 and 86480
[When this will happen:]
Large Gallery (9x9): We will begin rolling this out in late June and expect to complete rollout by mid-July. Complete
Video Gallery (3x3): We will begin rolling out in mid-November (previously mid-September) and expect to complete by late November (previously late September)
Updated December 07, 2021: To ensure an optimal experience we will not be rolling out Video Gallery (3x3) at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.
This feature introduces paging to help you view up to 98 videos by choosing Large Gallery (Teams meetings currently supports up to 49 videos). This is rolling out on Windows, desktop and Mac.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84464 and 86480
[When this will happen:]
Large Gallery (9x9): We will begin rolling this out in late June and expect to complete rollout by mid-July. Complete
Video Gallery (3x3): We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.
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MC275235 (Updated) Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business update Updated October 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Whiteboard is being rebuilt on top of OneDrive for Business. This will become the default beginning in late January 2022 and will include support for all our client applications.

We've identified that you are a customer with usage of the native Whiteboard applications on Windows 10, Surface Hub or iOS. Because of this, we are recommending that you do not opt into the new storage until the clients are upgraded and supported. This will occur prior to the default change beginning in late January 2022.
However, if you have a test tenant where users will not be impacted, you can try this out in that tenant.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66767.
[When this will happen:]
This will rollout at the end of November (previously August) and will complete by mid-December (previously end of September), but at this time we recommend that you do not opt-in.

Updated December 07, 2021: The early opt-in for ODB is now available, but as you have users currently using Whiteboard on clients that don’t support ODB yet, we recommend that you decide if this opt-in is right for your tenant.
As a reminder, during early opt-in, only the following clients are supported:
Whiteboard for the web
Whiteboard for Teams meetings and channels
Whiteboard on Android
Whiteboard on iOS
The following clients are not yet supported:
Whiteboard users joining from Teams mobile
Whiteboard on MTR
Whiteboard on Windows
Whiteboard on Surface Hub
The update for MTR and Teams mobile clients will begin rolling out in mid-January and complete by late January. The update for Windows and Surface Hub will begin rolling out in late February and complete by mid-March.
Microsoft Whiteboard is being rebuilt on top of OneDrive for Business. This will become the default beginning in late January 2022 and will include support for all our client applications.

We've identified that you are a customer with usage of the native Whiteboard applications on Windows 10, Surface Hub or iOS. Because of this, we are recommending that you do not opt into the new storage until the clients are upgraded and supported. This will occur prior to the default change beginning in late January 2022.
However, if you have a test tenant where users will not be impacted, you can try this out in that tenant.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66767.
[When this will happen:]
This will rollout at the end of November (previously August) and will complete by mid-December (previously end of September), but at this time we recommend that you do not opt-in.

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MC282992 (Updated) Updated timing changes: Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business Updated November 04, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Update: We want to inform you that the timing has shifted for the Microsoft Whiteboard move to OneDrive for Business storage which will integrate seamlessly across the suite, so you can create, share, discover, and manage whiteboards as easily as any Office document.

Previously (April - MC253185), the opt-in period was set to complete in September and setting to default-on would complete in October.
The below timing changes will provide additional preparation time for your tenant. Additionally, the opt-in will now support web, Teams, Windows 10 and iOS clients.
Note: If your organization is not using Whiteboard you can safely disregard this message.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66767.
[When this will happen:]
Opt-in to use OneDrive for Business: will begin in early November (previously late October) and complete at the end of November (previously mid-November).
Making OneDrive for Business the default: will begin in mid-January and complete in late February.
Users on Surface Hub: the application will be updated in early November and be complete in mid-November.
If you have a Surface Hub, you may wish to wait for that update before opting in.

Updated December 07, 2021: The early opt-in for ODB is now fully available.
As a reminder, during early opt-in, only the following clients are supported:

Whiteboard for the web
Whiteboard for Teams meetings and channels
Whiteboard on Android
Whiteboard on iOS
The following clients are not yet supported:
Whiteboard users joining from Teams mobile
Whiteboard on MTR
Whiteboard on Windows
Whiteboard on Surface Hub
The update for MTR and Teams mobile clients will begin rolling out in mid-January and complete by late January. The update for Windows and Surface Hub will begin rolling out in late February and complete by mid-March.

Update: We want to inform you that the timing has shifted for the Microsoft Whiteboard move to OneDrive for Business storage which will integrate seamlessly across the suite, so you can create, share, discover, and manage whiteboards as easily as any Office document.

Previously (April - MC253185), the opt-in period was set to complete in September and setting to default-on would complete in October.
The below timing changes will provide additional preparation time for your tenant. Additionally, the opt-in will now support web, Teams, Windows 10 and iOS clients.
Note: If your organization is not using Whiteboard you can safely disregard this message.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66767.
[When this will happen:]
Opt-in to use OneDrive for Business: will begin in early November (previously late October) and complete at the end of November (previously mid-November).
Making OneDrive for Business the default: will begin in mid-January and complete in late February.
Users on Surface Hub: the application will be updated in early November and be complete in mid-November.
If you have a Surface Hub, you may wish to wait for that update before opting in.

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MC291100 (Updated) Private drafts for SharePoint pages and news Updated November 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature will provide users the ability to create private drafts for pages and news posts. A private draft will be visible to only the page author, the people the author chooses to share it with, and site admins. Users will be able to create and edit content that’s not ready for others to see except the people with whom users want to collaborate.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85629.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release (select user and organization): will begin rollout in early November (previously late October) and be complete by late November (previously early November).
Standard: will begin rollout in late November (previously mid-November) and be complete by mid-January (previously late November).

Updated December 07, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This new feature will provide users the ability to create private drafts for pages and news posts. A private draft will be visible to only the page author, the people the author chooses to share it with, and site admins. Users will be able to create and edit content that’s not ready for others to see except the people with whom users want to collaborate.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85629.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release (select user and organization): will begin rollout in late January (previously early November) and be complete by late February (previously late November).
Standard: will begin rollout in late February (previously late November) and be complete by mid-March (previously mid-January).

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MC293774 (Updated) Generate Captions On-Demand for Stream built on SharePoint This new feature will enable users, with edit permission to a video stored in OneDrive for Business or a SharePoint document library, to generate a closed caption file in English.
Any viewer of the video with a transcript will be able to display it as closed captions.
Note: Not all end users will receive this feature at the same time within your tenants.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85552.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release (entire org): will start rolling out early December and be complete by early January.
Standard: will start rolling out in early January and be complete by late January.
Updated December 07, 2021: To ensure an optimal experience we will not be rolling out at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.
This new feature will enable users, with edit permission to a video stored in OneDrive for Business or a SharePoint document library, to generate a closed caption file in English.
Any viewer of the video with a transcript will be able to display it as closed captions.
Note: Not all end users will receive this feature at the same time within your tenants.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85552.
[When this will happen:]
We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.
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MC294739 (Updated) New Experience updates and Microsoft 365 app access We are bringing back the Coming Soon option to preview the new location for the Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, and other modules in Outlook for Windows.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68205.
[When this will happen:]
Current Channel: will rollout in mid-November and be complete in late November.
Updated December 07, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are bringing back the Coming Soon option to preview the new location for the Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, and other modules in Outlook for Windows.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68205.
[When this will happen:]
Current Channel: will rollout in mid-November and be complete in mid-January (previously late November).
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MC301302 (Updated) User experience update for Explorer and Real-Time Detections: Default All Email view and more updates We are updating the user experience for Explorer and Real time detections, to improve the hunting experience and workflows, as well as align with modern accessibility standards . These are experience updates and do not involve major functional changes for core experiences like filtering, export and saving queries.
NOTE: For a short while, as we roll out updates, you will be able to toggle between the old experience and new experience. Note that toggling would impact only your session and does not impact anybody else within your tenant.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82192.
[When this will happen:]
We expect this to begin rolling out in late December and expect the rollout to be completed mid-February.
Updated December 07, 2021: We have added a blog reference for additional details.
We are updating the user experience for Explorer and Real time detections, to improve the hunting experience and workflows, as well as align with modern accessibility standards . These are experience updates and do not involve major functional changes for core experiences like filtering, export and saving queries.
NOTE: For a short while, as we roll out updates, you will be able to toggle between the old experience and new experience. Note that toggling would impact only your session and does not impact anybody else within your tenant.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82192.
[When this will happen:]
We expect this to begin rolling out in late December and expect the rollout to be completed mid-February.
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MC301707 (Updated) New service plans to support Power Automate for desktop in Windows We recently announced Power Automate is now built into Windows 11. The low-code automation experience in Power Automate provides a solution for developers and non-developers alike to automate routine tasks from their Windows desktop, such as reporting, data entry, and scheduling.
This is enabled by the below new service plans that you will see:
Dataverse for PAD
PAD for Windows CN
PAD for Windows DOD
PAD for Windows GCC
PAD for Windows GCC HIGH
Note: You are receiving this message because you have Windows Enterprise licenses in your tenant.
[Key points]
Timing: Rollout will begin in early January 2022 and is expected to be complete by mid-January 2022.
Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: admin control

Action: review and access

Updated December 12, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.
We recently announced Power Automate is now built into Windows 11. The low-code automation experience in Power Automate provides a solution for developers and non-developers alike to automate routine tasks from their Windows desktop, such as reporting, data entry, and scheduling.
This is enabled by the below new service plans that you will see:
Dataverse for PAD
PAD for Windows
PAD for Windows DOD
PAD for Windows GCC
PAD for Windows GCC HIGH
Note: You are receiving this message because you have Windows Enterprise licenses in your tenant.
[Key points]
Timing: Rollout will begin in early January 2022 and is expected to be complete by mid-January 2022.
Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: admin control

Action: review and access

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MC299210 (Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint Microsoft Search is adding the capability to find relevant Microsoft Teams, and Outlook conversations when searching in SharePoint and Office.com.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68779.
[When this will happen:]
We expect for this rollout to begin in early December and to be fully completed in early February.
Updated December 08, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Search is adding the capability to find relevant Microsoft Teams, and Outlook conversations when searching in SharePoint and Office.com.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68779.
[When this will happen:]
We expect for this rollout to begin in early January (previously early December) and to be fully completed in early February.
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MC285021 (Updated) SharePoint Navigation Switcher This feature update will bring users a new navigation option feature for SharePoint team sites. Team site owners will be able to switch the team site navigation orientation from vertical to horizontal. Additionally, site navigation visibility can be turned off completely. This new navigation option allows site owners to customize their team site by changing navigation's orientation and visibility to achieve a different look and feel, layouts, and alignment styles.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85568.
[When will this happen?]
Targeted release (select users and entire org): will begin rolling out in mid-September and be complete in mid-October.
Standard: will begin rolling out in early November and be complete in late November.
Updated December 09, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This feature update will bring users a new navigation option feature for SharePoint team sites. Team site owners will be able to switch the team site navigation orientation from vertical to horizontal. Additionally, site navigation visibility can be turned off completely. This new navigation option allows site owners to customize their team site by changing navigation's orientation and visibility to achieve a different look and feel, layouts, and alignment styles.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85568.
[When will this happen?]
Targeted release (select users and entire org): will begin rolling out in mid-September and be complete in mid-October.
Standard: will begin rolling out in early November and be complete in mid-January (previously late November).
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MC289682 (Updated) Planner tasks storage location update Updated November 03, 2021: We apologize for any confusion the last update may have caused. We are proceeding with this rollout and the rollout timeline has been updated below.
We are pleased to roll this out after the delay (MC229058 - May '21). Starting in mid-October 2021, a copy of some Planner tasks will be stored in a user’s Exchange mailbox. All Planner tasks will continue to be stored in the Planner Service.
[When this will happen:]
Standard: we will begin rolling this out in mid-November 2021 and are targeting completion of the rollout by mid-December 2021.
GCC: we will begin rolling this out in mid-December 2021 and are targeting completion of the rollout by late January 2022.
Updated December 09, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are pleased to roll this out after the delay (MC229058 - May '21). Starting in mid-October 2021, a copy of some Planner tasks will be stored in a user’s Exchange mailbox. All Planner tasks will continue to be stored in the Planner Service.
[When this will happen:]
Standard: we will begin rolling this out in mid-November 2021 and are targeting completion of the rollout by late January (previously mid-December).
GCC: we will begin rolling this out in mid-January (previously mid-December) and are targeting completion of the rollout by mid-February (previously late January).
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MC302493 (Updated) Plan for Change: Intune MDM moving to support Android 8.0 and higher in January As mentioned in MC290233, Microsoft Intune will be moving to support Android 8.0 (Oreo) and higher for mobile device management (MDM) enrolled devices on or shortly after January 7, 2021. Updated December 09, 2021: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.
As mentioned in MC290233, Microsoft Intune will be moving to support Android 8.0 (Oreo) and higher for mobile device management (MDM) enrolled devices on or shortly after January 7, 2022.
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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC293774 (Updated) Generate Captions On-Demand for Stream built on SharePoint New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC294739 (Updated) New Experience updates and Microsoft 365 app access New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC301302 (Updated) User experience update for Explorer and Real-Time Detections: Default All Email view and more updates Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC301707 (Updated) New service plans to support Power Automate for desktop in Windows New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC299210 (Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC285021 (Updated) SharePoint Navigation Switcher Feature update, User impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact N/A
MC302493 (Updated) Plan for Change: Intune MDM moving to support Android 8.0 and higher in January User impact, Admin impact Updated message, User impact, Admin impact N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC291100 (Updated) Private drafts for SharePoint pages and news You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Learn more:
Create a private SharePoint page or news post
https://support.microsoft.com/office/create-a-private-sharepoint-page-or-news-post-e9aa12cc-1ced-4152-bc1b-85dc0192fafe
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=85629
You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Learn more:
Create a private SharePoint page or news post
https://support.microsoft.com/office/create-a-private-sharepoint-page-or-news-post-e9aa12cc-1ced-4152-bc1b-85dc0192fafe
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=85629
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MC301707 (Updated) New service plans to support Power Automate for desktop in Windows No action is required to receive the new service plans or enable users to access Power Automate for desktop with their Windows Enterprise E3 or E5 license.
You can restrict user access by removing these service plans for government cloud users and cloud users in China. You can also prevent users accessing through Governance in Power Automate.
https://docs.microsoft.com/power-automate/desktop-flows/governance
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/blog/2021/0/04/empower-your-hybrid-workforce-today-with-windows-11/
No action is required to receive the new service plans or enable users to access Power Automate for desktop with their Windows Enterprise E3 or E5 license.
You can prevent users accessing through Governance in Power Automate.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/desktop-flows/governance
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/blog/2021/0/04/empower-your-hybrid-workforce-today-with-windows-11/
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MC299210 (Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68779
You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68779
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MC302493 (Updated) Plan for Change: Intune MDM moving to support Android 8.0 and higher in January Notify your helpdesk, if applicable, of this upcoming change in support. You can identify how many devices are currently running Android 7.x or below by navigating to Devices > All devices > Filter by OS and sort by OS version. There are two admin options to help inform your users or block enrollment.
Here’s how you can warn users:
Configure an app protection policy Conditional launch setting with a Min OS version requirement to warn users.
Utilize a device compliance policy for Android device administrator or Android Enterprise and set the action for non-compliance to send an email or push notification to users before marking them noncompliant.
Here’s how you can block devices on versions below Android 8.0:
Configure an app protection policy Conditional launch setting with a Min OS version requirement to block users from app access.
Utilize a device compliance policy for Android device administrator or Android Enterprise to make devices on Android 7.x or below non-compliant.
Set enrollment restrictions to prevent devices on Android 7.x or below from enrolling.
Note: If you choose to use app protection policies to warn or block users, app protection policies support Android 9 and higher beginning October 1, 2021. See MC282986 for more details.
[Additional information]

Manage operating system versions with Intune
Security updates to Android 8.0 and higher
https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/intune/apps/app-protection-policy-settings-android#conditional-launch
https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/intune/protect/actions-for-noncompliance
https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/intune/protect/compliance-policy-create-android
https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/intune/protect/compliance-policy-create-android-for-work
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-teams/across-devices/devices?rtc=1

Notify your helpdesk, if applicable, of this upcoming change in support. You can identify how many devices are currently running Android 7.x or below by navigating to Devices > All devices > Filter by OS and sort by OS version. There are two admin options to help inform your users or block enrollment.
Here’s how you can warn users:
Configure an app protection policy Conditional launch setting with a Min OS version requirement to warn users.
Utilize a device compliance policy for Android device administrator or Android Enterprise and set the action for non-compliance to send an email or push notification to users before marking them noncompliant.
Here’s how you can block devices on versions below Android 8.0:
Configure an app protection policy Conditional launch setting with a Min OS version requirement to block users from app access.
Utilize a device compliance policy for Android device administrator or Android Enterprise to make devices on Android 7.x or below non-compliant.
Set enrollment restrictions to prevent devices on Android 7.x or below from enrolling.
Note: If you choose to use app protection policies to warn or block users, app protection policies support Android 9 and higher beginning October 1, 2021. See MC282986 for more details.
[Additional information]

Manage operating system versions with Intune
Security updates to Android 8.0 and higher
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/fundamentals/manage-os-versions
https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/intune/apps/app-protection-policy-settings-android#conditional-launch
https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/intune/protect/actions-for-noncompliance
https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/intune/protect/compliance-policy-create-android
https://docs.microsoft.com/mem/intune/protect/compliance-policy-create-android-for-work
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-teams/across-devices/devices?rtc=1

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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC293774 (Updated) Generate Captions On-Demand for Stream built on SharePoint Generate Captions On-Demand for Stream built on SharePoint (Updated) Generate Captions On-Demand for Stream built on SharePoint N/A
MC294739 (Updated) New Experience updates and Microsoft 365 app access New Experience updates and Microsoft 365 app access (Updated) New Experience updates and Microsoft 365 app access N/A
MC301302 (Updated) User experience update for Explorer and Real-Time Detections: Default All Email view and more updates User experience update for Explorer and Real-Time Detections: Default All Email view and more updates (Updated) User experience update for Explorer and Real-Time Detections: Default All Email view and more updates N/A
MC301707 (Updated) New service plans to support Power Automate for desktop in Windows New service plans to support Power Automate for desktop in Windows (Updated) New service plans to support Power Automate for desktop in Windows N/A
MC299210 (Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint (Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint N/A
MC285021 (Updated) SharePoint Navigation Switcher SharePoint Navigation Switcher (Updated) SharePoint Navigation Switcher N/A
MC302493 (Updated) Plan for Change: Intune MDM moving to support Android 8.0 and higher in January Plan for Change: Intune MDM moving to support Android 8.0 and higher in January (Updated) Plan for Change: Intune MDM moving to support Android 8.0 and higher in January N/A

CW50 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC302215 Bookings App Added to Teams App Setup Policy Packages Plan For Change Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC302216 Security hardening change: Enforce policies for Trusted Documents Plan For Change Microsoft 365 Apps True N/A
MC302218 Microsoft Teams: Configure your activity feed notifications Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC302224 Manage Teams and channel connected team sites in SharePoint admin center Plan For Change SharePoint Online False N/A
MC302456 Improved Teams Guest User Usability (previously posted as MC300029) Plan For Change Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC302460 Use of Azure Active Directory Dynamic Groups now supported for SharePoint Online audience targeting Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC302485 Pages Text Toolbar Updates Plan For Change SharePoint Online False N/A
MC302487 Send As Group by Default Plan For Change Exchange Online False N/A
MC302493 (Updated) Plan for Change: Intune MDM moving to support Android 8.0 and higher in January Plan For Change Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC302915 Dynamics 365 – Service Update 21121 for EUR Stay Informed Dynamics 365 Apps False N/A
MC303510 Microsoft Teams: Press to unmute Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC303512 Groups icon change in Outlook on web Plan For Change Exchange Online False N/A
MC303513 EOP: Anti-Malware policy - Quarantine notifications for recipient Plan For Change Exchange Online True 02/28/2022

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