2021 CW 52 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 12/20/2021 to 12/26/2021

9 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 6 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

Subscibe to cloudscout.one Enterprise plan to get individual reports for your Office 365 tenant

Changes

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC277112 (Updated) Introducing background effects on web 2022-01-31T08:00:00Z 2022-02-28T08:00:00Z N/A
MC281936 (Updated) Sensitivity Labels for Teams Created from Templates 2021-12-31T09:00:00Z 2022-02-28T09:00:00Z N/A
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO 2022-01-31T09:00:00Z 2022-02-28T09:00:00Z N/A
MC292796 (Updated) Co-organizer Meeting Role 2022-01-22T09:00:00Z 2022-03-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC295854 (Updated) Unified Whiteboard experience on Surface Hub, coming soon 2022-02-02T09:00:00Z 2022-04-30T10:00:00Z N/A
MC296612 (Updated) Stream on SharePoint - Viewership Retention 2022-01-22T09:00:00Z 2022-02-28T09:00:00Z N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC277112 (Updated) Introducing background effects on web Updated November 16, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Introducing background effects on web. If you want to change what appears behind you in your video meeting or call, you can either blur your background or replace it entirely with any image you want.
Note: Blurring or replacing your background might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the call or meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85738

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in early December (previously late November) and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-December (previously early December)

Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Introducing background effects on web. If you want to change what appears behind you in your video meeting or call, you can either blur your background or replace it entirely with any image you want.
Note: Blurring or replacing your background might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the call or meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85738

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in early January (previously early December) and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-January (previously early December)

N/A
MC281936 (Updated) Sensitivity Labels for Teams Created from Templates Updated October 19, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Sensitivity labels allow Teams admins to protect and regulate access to sensitive organizational content created during collaboration within teams. With this update, you will be able to apply sensitivity labels to teams created from templates as well.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84232.
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in late September and expect to complete rollout by the end of November (previously mid-October).
Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Sensitivity labels allow Teams admins to protect and regulate access to sensitive organizational content created during collaboration within teams. With this update, you will be able to apply sensitivity labels to teams created from templates as well.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84232.
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in late September and expect to complete rollout by the mid-January (previously end of November).
N/A
MC289965 Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO Updated November 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
To improve consistency of user experience between OneDrive and SharePoint, the behavior of any retention label set to “retain items for a specific period” in SharePoint will change to allow users to “delete” the document which will then be preserved in the Preservation Hold Library until the specified period expires.

In response to your great feedback and provide more flexibility for different organizations, we have added the ability to configure this behavior for your tenant.

The default will be for this behavior to be “on”, allowing deletion as specified before. If this behavior is configured “off”, users are prevented from deleting these files and an error message is shown as has been the experience in SharePoint until now.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82063

[When this will happen:]

The rollout of this change will begin in early November and complete by the end of December (previously the end of November).

Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
To improve consistency of user experience between OneDrive and SharePoint, the behavior of any retention label set to “retain items for a specific period” in SharePoint will change to allow users to “delete” the document which will then be preserved in the Preservation Hold Library until the specified period expires.

In response to your great feedback and provide more flexibility for different organizations, we have added the ability to configure this behavior for your tenant.

The default will be for this behavior to be “on”, allowing deletion as specified before. If this behavior is configured “off”, users are prevented from deleting these files and an error message is shown as has been the experience in SharePoint until now.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82063

[When this will happen:]

The rollout of this change will begin in early November and complete by the end of January (previously the end of December).

N/A
MC292796 (Updated) Co-organizer Meeting Role Updated November 16, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Organizers will soon be able to assign the co-organizer meeting role to up to 10 specific people they invite to their meeting. Co-organizers will be granted most of the capabilities of the organizer in the meeting, including being able to access & modify the meeting options for the meeting.
Usage of the co-organizer role for a meeting will be optional. If users choose not to use the co-organizer feature, there will be no change.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81391.
[When this will happen:]
We expect this feature to begin rolling out in early December (previously late November) and expect the rollout to be complete by mid-December (previously early December).
Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Organizers will soon be able to assign the co-organizer meeting role to up to 10 specific people they invite to their meeting. Co-organizers will be granted most of the capabilities of the organizer in the meeting, including being able to access & modify the meeting options for the meeting.
Usage of the co-organizer role for a meeting will be optional. If users choose not to use the co-organizer feature, there will be no change.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81391.
[When this will happen:]
We expect this feature to begin rolling out in early February (previously early December) and expect the rollout to be complete by mid-February (previously mid-December).
N/A
MC295854 (Updated) Unified Whiteboard experience on Surface Hub, coming soon Microsoft Whiteboard is being updated to provide a new, modern & unified experience across all devices, whether you're on a Surface hub, laptop or a mobile. We have recently released a ton of exciting new features on Teams, Whiteboard apps & web.
Going forward, all new features will be automatically available across all devices.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82094.
[Key points:]
Timing: The Whiteboard update for Surface Hub update is expected to begin rollout in late November and is expected to be completed by early January.
Action: Update via stores from the Surface Hub device.
Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below.
We're delaying the Whiteboard update to the Surface Hub as we work towards addressing key experience gaps and will start the automatic store rollout in mid-February, completing by mid-March.
For those who want the Surface Hub update sooner, by mid-January we'll provide ways for you to deploy to your organization.
Microsoft Whiteboard is being updated to provide a new, modern & unified experience across all devices, whether you're on a Surface hub, laptop or a mobile. We have recently released a ton of exciting new features on Teams, Whiteboard apps & web.
Going forward, all new features will be automatically available across all devices.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82094.
[Key points:]
Timing: The Whiteboard update for Surface Hub update is expected to begin rollout in mid-March and is expected to be completed by mid-February.
Action: Update via stores from the Surface Hub device.
N/A
MC296612 (Updated) Stream on SharePoint - Viewership Retention Users will now be able to identify the key moments in a video using "Viewership Retention" chart. This chart is available for all ODSP videos from when the feature is turned on. You will be able to see the percentage of views, relative to the peak viewed moment in your video, across it's duration
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85643.
[When this will happen:]
We expect this feature to begin rolling out in late November and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-December.
Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Users will now be able to identify the key moments in a video using "Viewership Retention" chart. This chart is available for all ODSP videos from when the feature is turned on. You will be able to see the percentage of views, relative to the peak viewed moment in your video, across it's duration
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85643.
[When this will happen:]
We expect this feature to begin rolling out in late November and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-January (previously mid-December).
N/A
MC301469 (Updated)Plan for Change: Temporary removal of the configuration and compliance policy profile assignment from reporting Planned for the upcoming 2112 service release, we are making what we anticipate will be a temporary user interface (UI) change to improve reporting performance by removing the iOS/iPadOS Assignment on the configuration and compliance profile reports in Microsoft Endpoint Manager. This information currently displays whether the configuration profile or compliance profile is assigned (yes or no). The same information can be found within a specific profile’s properties. Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.
Planned for the upcoming 2112 service release, we are making what we anticipate will be a temporary user interface (UI) change to improve reporting performance by removing the Assignment on the configuration and compliance profile reports in Microsoft Endpoint Manager. This information currently displays whether the configuration profile or compliance profile is assigned (yes or no). The same information can be found within a specific profile’s properties.
N/A
MC305098 (Updated) Queue View in Microsoft Teams Bookings app Bookings app in Teams enables various organizations to schedule virtual appointments with external attendees and manages staff availabilities in a shared calendar experience. We are now adding a new tab (preview) to your Bookings app called Queue. Queue tab will enable schedulers to have a consolidated view of all the appointments for a day in chronological order. This new tab will bring real time updates to meeting state in a queue view for virtual visits scheduled in the Microsoft Bookings app.
This feature will roll out to Microsoft Teams Desktop and Web app. Queue tab functionality is currently not supported in Bookings web app.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86718
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in mid-January and expect to complete rollout late January.
Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below with additional details.
Bookings app in Teams enables various organizations to schedule virtual appointments with external attendees and manages staff availabilities in a shared calendar experience. We are now adding a new tab (preview) to your Bookings app called Queue. Queue tab will enable schedulers to have a consolidated view of all the appointments for a day in chronological order. This new tab will bring real time updates to meeting state in a queue view for virtual visits scheduled in the Microsoft Bookings app.
This feature will roll out to Microsoft Teams Desktop and Web app. Queue tab functionality is currently not supported in Bookings web app.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86718
[When this will happen:]
Public preview will be available in early January.
General availability will begin rolling out in mid-January and expect to complete rollout late January.
N/A
MC306117 (Updated) Exchange Data Loss Prevention - Update to sender address location We're making some changes to how sender address based conditions are evaluated by Exchange Data Loss Prevention in the Microsoft 365 compliance center.
[When will this happen:]
Starting 20 January 2021, Exchange Data Loss Prevention will default to Header sender addresses for evaluating sender-based conditions.
Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback.
We're making some changes to how sender address based conditions are evaluated by Exchange Data Loss Prevention in the Microsoft 365 compliance center.
[When will this happen:]
Starting 20 January 2022, Exchange Data Loss Prevention will default to Header sender addresses for evaluating sender-based conditions.
N/A

MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC295854 (Updated) Unified Whiteboard experience on Surface Hub, coming soon New feature, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC296612 (Updated) Stream on SharePoint - Viewership Retention New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC306117 (Updated) Exchange Data Loss Prevention - Update to sender address location Admin impact Updated message, Admin impact N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC295854 (Updated) Unified Whiteboard experience on Surface Hub, coming soon We recommend not to opt-in to OneDrive for Business, if you have surface hub devices in your organization. To get the update, you can sign into stores from the Surface Hub device.
Additional Information:
Welcome to the new Whiteboard! - Microsoft Tech Community
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=82094
We recommend not to opt-in to OneDrive for Business, if you have surface hub devices in your organization. When available, to get the update, you can sign into stores from the Surface Hub device.
Additional Information:
Welcome to the new Whiteboard! - Microsoft Tech Community
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=82094
N/A
MC296612 (Updated) Stream on SharePoint - Viewership Retention No action is required. You may want to update your documentation as necessary.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=85643
No action is required. You may want to update your documentation as necessary.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=85643
N/A

MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC295854 (Updated) Unified Whiteboard experience on Surface Hub, coming soon Unified Whiteboard experience on Surface Hub, coming soon (Updated) Unified Whiteboard experience on Surface Hub, coming soon N/A
MC296612 (Updated) Stream on SharePoint - Viewership Retention Stream on SharePoint - Viewership Retention (Updated) Stream on SharePoint - Viewership Retention N/A
MC301469 (Updated)Plan for Change: Temporary removal of the configuration and compliance policy profile assignment from reporting Plan for Change: Temporary removal of the configuration and compliance policy profile assignment from reporting (Updated)Plan for Change: Temporary removal of the configuration and compliance policy profile assignment from reporting N/A
MC305098 (Updated) Queue View in Microsoft Teams Bookings app Queue View in Microsoft Teams Bookings app (Updated) Queue View in Microsoft Teams Bookings app N/A
MC306117 (Updated) Exchange Data Loss Prevention - Update to sender address location Exchange Data Loss Prevention - Update to sender address location (Updated) Exchange Data Loss Prevention - Update to sender address location N/A

CW52 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC307309 Service Side Auto labeling available in Brazil, Germany, and Switzerland Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC307657 Microsoft Teams: Front row layout for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC307658 Graph API support for new content type sync enhancements Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC308285 Upcoming Release Outbound SMTP DANE and DNSSEC in Microsoft 365 Exchange Online Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC308286 Microsoft Editor Spellcheck and Grammar in SharePoint Pages Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC308288 Cortana Push-to-talk icon update on MTR console Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A

Login to your account

Welcome Back, We Missed You!