2022 CW 09 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 02/21/2022 to 02/27/2022

27 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 18 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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MC248201 (Updated) Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists 2022-03-31T09:00:00Z 2022-04-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC288633 (Updated) Records Management, Information Governance & eDiscovery– Optimized behavior of file versions preserved 2022-04-16T10:00:00Z 2022-09-30T10:00:00Z N/A
MC302456 (Updated) Improved Teams Guest User Usability (previously posted as MC300029) 2022-03-12T09:00:00Z 2022-05-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC305718 (Updated) Viva topics in Outlook 2022-03-31T09:00:00Z 2022-04-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC299922 (Updated) Direct Routing will stop processing SIP requests which have 'Replaces' headers 2022-02-24T09:00:00Z 2022-05-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC307310 (Updated) sip-all FQDNs will not be supported starting June 1st, 2022 2022-04-08T09:00:00Z 2022-07-16T09:00:00Z N/A
MC282992 (Updated) Updated timing changes: Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business 2022-03-31T10:00:00Z 2022-05-21T10:00:00Z N/A
MC284343 (Updated) Move to Setup Assistant with Modern Authentication for Automated Device Enrollment 2022-03-10T09:00:00Z 2022-06-30T10:00:00Z N/A
MC285602 (Updated) OneDrive: New Command Bar 2022-03-26T08:00:00Z 2022-04-16T09:00:00Z N/A
MC289682 (Updated) Planner tasks storage location update 2022-03-31T10:00:00Z 2022-05-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC295027 (Updated) Rich text and images in Planner task notes 2022-04-30T10:00:00Z 2022-05-21T10:00:00Z N/A
MC296437 (Updated) Announcing continuous compliance assessments in the Microsoft 365 compliance center 2022-04-30T10:00:00Z 2022-05-21T10:00:00Z N/A
MC299404 (Updated) Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring 2022-03-14T08:00:00Z 2022-03-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC314015 (Updated) Revamped user profile page in Yammer 2022-04-16T09:00:00Z 2022-05-02T09:00:00Z N/A
MC314288 (Updated) Pinned apps for frontline workers 2022-04-13T09:00:00Z 2022-05-06T09:00:00Z N/A
MC333941 (Updated) New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactions 2022-04-19T09:00:00Z 2022-04-30T09:00:00Z N/A

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MC279627 (Updated) Refreshed Microsoft Whiteboard client experience coming soon The below features are available on web and Teams:
Sticky note colors: 10 colorful sticky note shades to choose from.
Note grids – insert a grid of sticky notes in one of 12 available colors to help in workshops and ideation sessions.
View objects created in native apps – Objects such as lists & templates inserted on native apps can be viewed on web and Teams as well.
Ink pen colors: 15 new ink pen color options with a range of thicknesses to help visualize your content and bring your text to life.
Highlighter colors: - 15 new highlighter color options enable users to emphasize content on the board.
Ink shape recognition: - draw shapes with ink and then watch them straighten automatically.
Improved mouse inking: - create smoother ink lines, making your strokes easier and cleaner when drawing with a mouse or trackpad.
Read only mode for education accounts: – as a meeting facilitator or an educator, determine when and how students participate and collaborate by enabling or disabling their editing capabilities.
The features below are in progress and will be rolling out soon.
Modern look and feel:
Streamlined user experience: an unobtrusive app UI maximizes your canvas space.
Creation gallery: a highly discoverable, simple way of finding and using objects and features in the application.
Collaboration features:

Collaboration roster: see who is on the board and collaborating with you.
Collaborative cursors: see where other people are on the canvas and what they are editing.
Laser pointer: get other people’s attention as you share your best ideas.
Improved performance: quickly open boards, pan and zoom, create content, and collaborate in real time with numerous editors at once during large working sessions.
Interactive content features:
More than 30 customizable templates: get started quickly and collaborate, brainstorm, and ideate with brand new templates.
Reactions: provide lightweight, contextual feedback with a set of fun reactions.
Images: add images from your local drive to the canvas and annotate them to build visual interest on your boards.
Facilitation features:
Copy/paste: copy and paste content and text within the same whiteboard.
Object alignment: use alignment lines and object snapping to precisely organize content spatially.
Format background: personalize your whiteboard by changing the background color and pattern .
Inking features:
Ink arrows: smoothly draw single and double-sided arrows using ink to better facilitate diagramming.
Ink effect pens: express yourself in a creative way using rainbow and galaxy ink.

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The below features are available on web and Teams:
Sticky note colors: 10 colorful sticky note shades to choose from.
Note grids – insert a grid of sticky notes in one of 12 available colors to help in workshops and ideation sessions.
View objects created in native apps – Objects such as lists & templates inserted on native apps can be viewed on web and Teams as well.
Ink pen colors: 15 new ink pen color options with a range of thicknesses to help visualize your content and bring your text to life.
Highlighter colors: - 15 new highlighter color options enable users to emphasize content on the board.
Ink shape recognition: - draw shapes with ink and then watch them straighten automatically.
Improved mouse inking: - create smoother ink lines, making your strokes easier and cleaner when drawing with a mouse or trackpad.
Read only mode for education accounts: – as a meeting facilitator or an educator, determine when and how students participate and collaborate by enabling or disabling their editing capabilities.
The features below are in progress and will be rolling out soon.
Modern look and feel:
Streamlined user experience: an unobtrusive app UI maximizes your canvas space.
Creation gallery: a highly discoverable, simple way of finding and using objects and features in the application.
Collaboration features:

Collaboration roster: see who is on the board and collaborating with you.
Collaborative cursors: see where other people are on the canvas and what they are editing.
Laser pointer: get other people’s attention as you share your best ideas.
Improved performance: quickly open boards, pan and zoom, create content, and collaborate in real time with numerous editors at once during large working sessions.
Interactive content features:
More than 30 customizable templates: get started quickly and collaborate, brainstorm, and ideate with brand new templates.
Reactions: provide lightweight, contextual feedback with a set of fun reactions.
Images: add images from your local drive to the canvas and annotate them to build visual interest on your boards.
Facilitation features:
Copy/paste: copy and paste content and text within the same whiteboard.
Object alignment: use alignment lines and object snapping to precisely organize content spatially.
Format background: personalize your whiteboard by changing the background color and pattern .
Inking features:
Ink arrows: smoothly draw single and double-sided arrows using ink to better facilitate diagramming.
Ink effect pens: express yourself in a creative way using rainbow and galaxy ink.
The below features will change as part of the native app update:
Ruler: for straight lines, users can now insert lines from the shapes menu or hold down shift when inking.
Erase entire ink strokes: for faster erasing, users can now erase the entire ink stroke instead of a portion of it.
Lock image: the ability to lock images and other canvas content will be available shortly after the update.
Insert document: the ability to insert documents from local storage along with OneDrive and SharePoint will be available shortly after update.
Like/unlike sticky notes: users can use stickers instead as a workaround for lightweight voting and liking. We will be releasing more enhanced voting capabilities in a future update.
Sorting: the ability to organize and sort lists and note grids are being rebuilt and will be included in a future update.
Export template to CSV and email summary: these features are being rebuilt and will be included in a future update, including different ways to export content from the board.
Ink grab, Ink to table and Ink to text: these features are being rebuilt and will be included in a future update.
Accessibility checker and alt text: these features are being rebuilt and will be included in a future update.
Bing image search: users can download and insert images onto the canvas with the insert image feature.
Easy share on Surface Hub: this feature is being rebuilt and will be included in a future update.

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MC282992 (Updated) Updated timing changes: Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business When this change occurs, all new whiteboards will be created in the OneDrive for Business of the person who starts or creates a whiteboard. This applies to whiteboards created in the Whiteboard stand-alone applications and in Microsoft Teams. All previously created boards will remain in Azure and can continue to be used/edited by end users.
What if my users do not have OneDrive for Business provisioned?
Any users who do not have OneDrive for Business provisioned will no longer be able to create new whiteboards when this change is implemented, though they can still edit their previously created boards. They can also collaborate on any whiteboards that are shared with them by others who have OneDrive for Business.
How can I migrate previously created content to OneDrive for Business?
We will be sharing more details on how to migrate your content.
When this change occurs, all new whiteboards will be created in the OneDrive for Business of the person who starts or creates a whiteboard. This applies to whiteboards created in the Whiteboard stand-alone applications and in Microsoft Teams. All previously created boards will remain in Azure and can continue to be used/edited by end users.
What if my users do not have OneDrive for Business provisioned?
Any users who do not have OneDrive for Business provisioned will no longer be able to create new whiteboards when this change is implemented, though they can still edit their previously created boards. They can also collaborate on any whiteboards that are shared with them by others who have OneDrive for Business.
How can I migrate previously created content to OneDrive for Business?
We will be sharing more details on how to migrate your content.
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MC307657 Microsoft Teams: Front row layout for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows Users using Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows can choose the front row from the layout chooser on a console and switch back to other already available layouts.

Front row brings meeting participants to the eye level for people in the room, and removes stacking people on top of each other to make it natural interaction. We have included a raised hand list (left panel) to promote inclusion. Meeting chat is also available (right panel) for room participants to be aware of what is happening in the meeting. In addition to this, meeting information is displayed at the top to show key meeting metadata. When content is present, it is shared in the center.

The layout is available across both single and dual Front of Room displays configurations. This allows you to use this layout for all room sizes with existing 16:9 displays. Since this layout shows more information for effective hybrid meetings, 21:9 aspect ratio and larger size displays can fit all components better.

Front row layout supports spotlighted and pinned participants. The spotlighted/ pinned participants are prioritized on the left in the single Front of Room mode. In dual display rooms, the participants are promoted to the 2nd screen (right screen).

IT admins can also set the front row as a default layout for a room. A default layout means a layout selected by default when starting a Teams meeting. Users will be able to switch to other layouts using the layout chooser during a meeting. IT Admins also have the ability to turn off the front row if there is a need. These settings will be available from both Teams admin centers and XML configuration. When the feature is released, related setting documentation will be published together.
Please note that the layout is labeled as ‘Preview’ on the layout chooser and the Front of Room display’s right top corner as we will add more features, such as video segmentation, spatial audio, and other UI improvements in the future. The following limitation will be addressed in the post release.
Front row layout displays up to 4 video participants on a single Front of Room configuration and up to 9 videos on Dual Front of Room displays. These participants are chosen from the last active speakers.

Users using Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows can choose the front row from the layout chooser on a console and switch back to other already available layouts.

Front row brings meeting participants to the eye level for people in the room, and removes stacking people on top of each other to make it natural interaction. We have included a raised hand list (left panel) to promote inclusion. Meeting chat is also available (right panel) for room participants to be aware of what is happening in the meeting. In addition to this, meeting information is displayed at the top to show key meeting metadata. When content is present, it is shared in the center.

The layout is available across both single and dual Front of Room displays configurations. This allows you to use this layout for all room sizes with existing 16:9 displays. Since this layout shows more information for effective hybrid meetings, 21:9 aspect ratio and larger size displays can fit all components better.

Front row layout supports spotlighted and pinned participants. The spotlighted/ pinned participants are prioritized on the left in the single Front of Room mode. In dual display rooms, the participants are promoted to the 2nd screen (right screen).

IT admins can also set the front row as a default layout for a room. A default layout means a layout selected by default when starting a Teams meeting. Users will be able to switch to other layouts using the layout chooser during a meeting. IT Admins also have the ability to turn off the front row if there is a need. These settings will be available from both Teams admin centers and XML configuration. These settings are available via XML configuration (later in Teams admin centers).
Please note that the layout is labeled as ‘Preview’ on the layout chooser and the Front of Room display’s right top corner as we will add more features, such as video segmentation, spatial audio, and other UI improvements in the future. Learn more the known limitation

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MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC248201 (Updated) Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists Updated February 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below for Government organizations. Thank you for your patience.
We are excited to announce the arrival of a new guided authoring experience in Lists that will make it easy to quickly create business intelligence reports in Power BI using your list schema and data.
[Key points]
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72175.
Timing:
Targeted Release: rolling out in early early May. - Completed
Standard Release: rolling out from early June (previously late May) to mid-July (previously early June). - Completed
Government: we will begin rolling out in early December (previously mid-September) and expect to complete by mid-February (previously late January).
Roll-out: tenant level
Control type: admin control
Action: review and assess
Updated February 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below for Government organizations. Thank you for your patience.
We are excited to announce the arrival of a new guided authoring experience in Lists that will make it easy to quickly create business intelligence reports in Power BI using your list schema and data.
[Key points]
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72175.
Timing:
Targeted Release: rolling out in early early May. - Completed
Standard Release: rolling out from early June (previously late May) to mid-July (previously early June). - Completed
Government: we will begin rolling out in early December (previously mid-September) and expect to complete by mid-March (previously mid-February).
Roll-out: tenant level
Control type: admin control
Action: review and assess
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MC279627 (Updated) Refreshed Microsoft Whiteboard client experience coming soon Updated January 30, 2022: We have updated the content to provide additional details on this rollout.
Whiteboard is creating a unified experience across devices. Soon, you’ll have the same experience no matter which device you are using Whiteboard on, and all whiteboards will be created in OneDrive for Business.
When are these changes happening?: The automatic store rollout will begin in mid-February, completing by mid-March. The switch to ODB as the default for new content will begin in mid-March, completing by late-April.
How can I update the Whiteboard application on Windows ahead of time?: To get early access to the new Whiteboard app for Windows prior to the automatic update, we have two options available.
Option 1: Install Whiteboard using Intune: Download the new Whiteboard app here. You can deploy this package to users’ devices using Intune. Follow the steps in this article Enable Microsoft Whiteboard for your organization, in the section “How to Deploy the Windows Application”. Note that you will need to continue to deploy updated versions of the application using this process.
Option 2: Provide a separate version for users to try. Download the beta version from here: Your users can download a new trial version of the Whiteboard app from here. This will install a standalone trial version that they can use, without impacting the current application. Once the automatic update begins, users should uninstall the trial version.
How can I update the Whiteboard application on Surface Hub ahead of time?: There is no mechanism to preview the new whiteboard app before the release on surface hub. We will be sending a detailed communication on the changes on whiteboard experience on hub shortly. We apologize for any confusion.
How can I start using OneDrive for Business storage ahead of time?: To get early access to Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business, you can enable it in the Office 365 admin portal following the steps in this article Microsoft Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business Opt-In This article outlines which clients are currently supported. Default on will begin in late March and complete by mid-April.
What are the primary differences between the new and old experiences?: Please reference this article for a list of current differences, anticipated features to be added by the time the applications unify, as well as additional planned features coming in 2022: New Whiteboard experience and features coming to you
Microsoft Whiteboard is being updated to provide a new, unified experience across all devices, whether you’re on a large screen or a mobile phone. We’ve already shipped new, highly requested features to our web app, Android app and Teams clients, and there’s more on the way. As part of this new experience, we will also be updating our native applications on Windows 10, Surface Hub and iOS to provide a uniform experience across all devices.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 72196, 82093, and 82094.
[When this will happen:]
Please see updated timings above.

Updated February 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Whiteboard is creating a unified experience across devices. Soon, you’ll have the same experience no matter which device you are using Whiteboard on, and all whiteboards will be created in OneDrive for Business.
When are these changes happening?: The automatic store rollout will begin in late February (previously mid-February), completing by late March (previously mid-March). The switch to ODB as the default for new content will begin in mid-March, completing by late-April.
How can I update the Whiteboard application on Windows ahead of time?: To get early access to the new Whiteboard app for Windows prior to the automatic update, we have two options available.
Option 1: Install Whiteboard using Intune: Download the new Whiteboard app here. You can deploy this package to users’ devices using Intune. Follow the steps in this article Enable Microsoft Whiteboard for your organization, in the section “How to Deploy the Windows Application”. Note that you will need to continue to deploy updated versions of the application using this process.
Option 2: Provide a separate version for users to try. Download the beta version from here: Your users can download a new trial version of the Whiteboard app from here. This will install a standalone trial version that they can use, without impacting the current application. Once the automatic update begins, users should uninstall the trial version.
How can I update the Whiteboard application on Surface Hub ahead of time?: There is no mechanism to preview the new whiteboard app before the release on surface hub. We will be sending a detailed communication on the changes on whiteboard experience on hub shortly. We apologize for any confusion.
How can I start using OneDrive for Business storage ahead of time?: To get early access to Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business, you can enable it in the Office 365 admin portal following the steps in this article Microsoft Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business Opt-In This article outlines which clients are currently supported. Default on will begin in late March and complete by mid-April.
What are the primary differences between the new and old experiences?: Please reference this article for a list of current differences, anticipated features to be added by the time the applications unify, as well as additional planned features coming in 2022: New Whiteboard experience and features coming to you
Microsoft Whiteboard is being updated to provide a new, unified experience across all devices, whether you’re on a large screen or a mobile phone. We’ve already shipped new, highly requested features to our web app, Android app and Teams clients, and there’s more on the way. As part of this new experience, we will also be updating our native applications on Windows 10, Surface Hub and iOS to provide a uniform experience across all devices.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 72196, 82093, and 82094.
[When this will happen:]
Please see updated timings above.

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MC288633 (Updated) Records Management, Information Governance & eDiscovery– Optimized behavior of file versions preserved Updated January 11, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
To improve performance, any file with multiple versions that is deleted from SharePoint or OneDrive which is preserved to the Preservation Hold Library (due to its applicable retention label, retention policies or eDiscovery holds) will now be retained as a single file containing its full version history, rather than each version being retained as individual files as has been the case until now.
Note: We had previously announced that this feature would begin rollout in the fall of 2021, however we are postponing this rollout until early 2022. This allows our customers more time to prepare and for us to ensure that the rollout plan accommodates the end of year activities and minimizes the risk of impact.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82062.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in early February (previously early January) and be complete by mid-March (previously mid-February).
Updated February 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
To improve performance, any file with multiple versions that is deleted from SharePoint or OneDrive which is preserved to the Preservation Hold Library (due to its applicable retention label, retention policies or eDiscovery holds) will now be retained as a single file containing its full version history, rather than each version being retained as individual files as has been the case until now.
Note: We had previously announced that this feature would begin rollout in the fall of 2021, however we are postponing this rollout until mid 2022. This allows our customers more time to prepare and for us to ensure that the rollout plan accommodates the end of year activities and minimizes the risk of impact.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82062.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in early August (previously early February) and be complete by late August (previously mid-March).
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MC295854 (Updated) Unified Whiteboard experience on Surface Hub, coming soon Updated January 10, 2022: We have updated the post to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.
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-February and is expected to be completed by mid-March.
Action: Update via stores from the Surface Hub device.
Updated February 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
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 late February (previously mid-February) and is expected to be completed by late March (previously mid-March).
Action: Update via stores from the Surface Hub device.
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MC302456 (Updated) Improved Teams Guest User Usability (previously posted as MC300029) Updated February 11, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional resources..
Note: This is a re-post of MC300029 as it expired prematurely on the incorrect date and may not be visible to admins anymore.
We will be updating guest user functionality within the Microsoft Teams app.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88430.
[When this will happen:]
We expect to begin rolling this out in early January (previously early December) and expect the rollout to be completed by late January (previously late December).
Updated February 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Note: This is a re-post of MC300029 as it expired prematurely on the incorrect date and may not be visible to admins anymore.
We will be updating guest user functionality within the Microsoft Teams app.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88430.
[When this will happen:]
We expect to begin rolling this out in early January (previously early December) and expect the rollout to be completed by late April (previously late January).
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MC305718 (Updated) Viva topics in Outlook Viva topics is coming to Outlook on the web. It can identify key words in email messages users receive from business associates with internal topics and create a curated summary including a description, people associated with the topic, and related files. It also allows the sender of an email to manually tag words as topics to add richness to communications.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88533.
[When this will happen:]
Public preview: we will begin rolling this out in mid-December and expect to complete rollout late December.
Standard: we will begin rolling this out in February and expect to complete rollout late February.
Updated February 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Viva topics is coming to Outlook on the web. It can identify key words in email messages users receive from business associates with internal topics and create a curated summary including a description, people associated with the topic, and related files. It also allows the sender of an email to manually tag words as topics to add richness to communications.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88533.
[When this will happen:]
Public preview: we will begin rolling this out in mid-December and expect to complete rollout late December.
Standard: we will begin rolling this out in late February and expect to complete rollout late March (previously late February).
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MC320945 (Updated) Advanced eDiscovery: General availability of Communication templates and issuing officer settings We're soon rolling out new features to improve the efficiency of your hold notifications. Communication Library in Advanced eDiscovery allows eDiscovery administrators to create communication templates to quickly draft hold notifications. Issuing officer settings allows eDiscovery admins to manage a list of issuing officers for your organization to send hold notifications on behalf of.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88813
[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in late February and is expected to be complete by end of April.

Updated February 22, 2022: We have updated the content with additional links to resources.
We're soon rolling out new features to improve the efficiency of your hold notifications. Communication Library in Advanced eDiscovery allows eDiscovery administrators to create communication templates to quickly draft hold notifications. Issuing officer settings allows eDiscovery admins to manage a list of issuing officers for your organization to send hold notifications on behalf of.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88813
[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in late February and is expected to be complete by end of April.

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MC279627 (Updated) Refreshed Microsoft Whiteboard client experience coming soon Updated February 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Whiteboard is creating a unified experience across devices. Soon, you’ll have the same experience no matter which device you are using Whiteboard on, and all whiteboards will be created in OneDrive for Business.
When are these changes happening?: The automatic store rollout will begin in late February (previously mid-February), completing by late March (previously mid-March). The switch to ODB as the default for new content will begin in mid-March, completing by late-April.
How can I update the Whiteboard application on Windows ahead of time?: To get early access to the new Whiteboard app for Windows prior to the automatic update, we have two options available.
Option 1: Install Whiteboard using Intune: Download the new Whiteboard app here. You can deploy this package to users’ devices using Intune. Follow the steps in this article Enable Microsoft Whiteboard for your organization, in the section “How to Deploy the Windows Application”. Note that you will need to continue to deploy updated versions of the application using this process.
Option 2: Provide a separate version for users to try. Download the beta version from here: Your users can download a new trial version of the Whiteboard app from here. This will install a standalone trial version that they can use, without impacting the current application. Once the automatic update begins, users should uninstall the trial version.
How can I update the Whiteboard application on Surface Hub ahead of time?: There is no mechanism to preview the new whiteboard app before the release on surface hub. We will be sending a detailed communication on the changes on whiteboard experience on hub shortly. We apologize for any confusion.
How can I start using OneDrive for Business storage ahead of time?: To get early access to Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business, you can enable it in the Office 365 admin portal following the steps in this article Microsoft Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business Opt-In This article outlines which clients are currently supported. Default on will begin in late March and complete by mid-April.
What are the primary differences between the new and old experiences?: Please reference this article for a list of current differences, anticipated features to be added by the time the applications unify, as well as additional planned features coming in 2022: New Whiteboard experience and features coming to you
Microsoft Whiteboard is being updated to provide a new, unified experience across all devices, whether you’re on a large screen or a mobile phone. We’ve already shipped new, highly requested features to our web app, Android app and Teams clients, and there’s more on the way. As part of this new experience, we will also be updating our native applications on Windows 10, Surface Hub and iOS to provide a uniform experience across all devices.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 72196, 82093, and 82094.
[When this will happen:]
Please see updated timings above.

Updated February 23, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below to show correctly. We apologize for any confusion.
Whiteboard is creating a unified experience across devices. Soon, you’ll have the same experience no matter which device you are using Whiteboard on, and all whiteboards will be created in OneDrive for Business.
When are these changes happening?: The automatic store rollout will begin in mid-February, completing by mid-March. The switch to ODB as the default for new content will begin in mid-March, completing by late-April.
How can I update the Whiteboard application on Windows ahead of time?: To get early access to the new Whiteboard app for Windows prior to the automatic update, we have two options available.
Option 1: Install Whiteboard using Intune: Download the new Whiteboard app here. You can deploy this package to users’ devices using Intune. Follow the steps in this article Enable Microsoft Whiteboard for your organization, in the section “How to Deploy the Windows Application”. Note that you will need to continue to deploy updated versions of the application using this process.
Option 2: Provide a separate version for users to try. Download the beta version from here: Your users can download a new trial version of the Whiteboard app from here. This will install a standalone trial version that they can use, without impacting the current application. Once the automatic update begins, users should uninstall the trial version.
How can I update the Whiteboard application on Surface Hub ahead of time?: There is no mechanism to preview the new whiteboard app before the release on surface hub. We will be sending a detailed communication on the changes on whiteboard experience on hub shortly. We apologize for any confusion.
How can I start using OneDrive for Business storage ahead of time?: To get early access to Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business, you can enable it in the Office 365 admin portal following the steps in this article Microsoft Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business Opt-In This article outlines which clients are currently supported. Default on will begin in late March and complete by mid-April.
What are the primary differences between the new and old experiences?: Please reference this article for a list of current differences, anticipated features to be added by the time the applications unify, as well as additional planned features coming in 2022: New Whiteboard experience and features coming to you
Microsoft Whiteboard is being updated to provide a new, unified experience across all devices, whether you’re on a large screen or a mobile phone. We’ve already shipped new, highly requested features to our web app, Android app and Teams clients, and there’s more on the way. As part of this new experience, we will also be updating our native applications on Windows 10, Surface Hub and iOS to provide a uniform experience across all devices.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 72196, 82093, and 82094.
[When this will happen:]
Please see updated timings above.

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MC295854 (Updated) Unified Whiteboard experience on Surface Hub, coming soon Updated February 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
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 late February (previously mid-February) and is expected to be completed by late March (previously mid-March).
Action: Update via stores from the Surface Hub device.
Updated February 23, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below to show correctly. We apologize for any confusion.
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.
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-February and is expected to be completed by mid-March.
Action: Update via stores from the Surface Hub device.
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MC299922 (Updated) Direct Routing will stop processing SIP requests which have 'Replaces' headers Updated January 14, 2022: We have updated the post to ensure it shows for all tenants as intended. No changes have been made to the content below. Thank you for your patience.
We'll be making some changes to Teams Direct Routing.
Note: Starting on April 5, 2022 (previously January 3, 2022), Direct Routing will stop processing SIP requests which have Replaces headers.
[When will this happen:]
We will begin this change in early April 2022 (previously early January) and expect to complete mid-April 2022 (previously mid-January).
Updated February 23, 2022: We have updated the post to ensure it shows for all tenants as intended. No changes have been made to the content below. Thank you for your patience.
We'll be making some changes to Teams Direct Routing.
Note: Starting on April 5, 2022 (previously January 3, 2022), Direct Routing will stop processing SIP requests which have Replaces headers.
[When will this happen:]
We will begin this change in early April 2022 (previously early January) and expect to complete mid-April 2022 (previously mid-January).
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MC307310 (Updated) sip-all FQDNs will not be supported starting June 1st, 2022 Updated February 01, 2022: To provide additional time for customers to assess and make changes as appropriate we are moving the deadline for this change.
We're making some changes to Teams Direct Routing
On June 1, 2022 (previously March 1, 2022), we will be removing support for sip-all.pstnhub.microsoft.com and sip-all.pstnhub.gov.teams.microsoft.us FQDNs from Direct Routing configuration.
Note: If you aren't using Session Border Controllers you can safely disregard this message.
Updated February 23, 2022: We have updated the post to ensure it shows for all tenants as intended. No changes have been made to the content below. Thank you for your patience.
On June 1, 2022 (previously March 1, 2022), we will be removing support for sip-all.pstnhub.microsoft.com and sip-all.pstnhub.gov.teams.microsoft.us FQDNs from Direct Routing configuration.
Note: If you aren't using Session Border Controllers you can safely disregard this message.
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MC324185 (Updated) Leverage Best practices for a large Teams meeting when hosting 300+ users As an organization that utilizes Teams for large meetings, we want to remind you to follow best practices for an optimal experience. Updated February 23, 2022: We have added a blog resource with additional detatils.
As an organization that utilizes Teams for large meetings, we want to remind you to follow best practices for an optimal experience.
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MC257468 (Updated) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists Updated January 27, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Power Apps image controls can now display images that are stored in image columns in Microsoft Lists. Images can be displayed in four sizes: small, medium, large, or full.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81986
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release will begin rolling out in early February (previously mid-January) and will be complete by end of February (previously end of January).
Standard release to all other cloud environments will begin early March (previously early February) and be complete by mid-March (previously mid-February).
Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Power Apps image controls can now display images that are stored in image columns in Microsoft Lists. Images can be displayed in four sizes: small, medium, large, or full.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81986
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release will begin rolling out in late February (previously early February) and will be complete by early March (previously end of February).
Standard release to all other cloud environments will begin early March (previously early February) and be complete by mid-March (previously mid-February).
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MC282992 (Updated) Updated timing changes: Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business 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.

Updated February 24, 2022: As previously announced, the update to OneDrive for Business (ODB) storage for Whiteboard will begin in mid-March and complete in mid-April. Whiteboard on ODB requires Fluid Framework to be enabled for your tenant.
Please note that there are some cases that may still create new boards in Azure.
When a whiteboard is initiated from a Surface Hub during a Teams meeting, the whiteboard will be created in Azure. This will be switched to use ODB later this year.
When older clients are still in use (such as when Whiteboard on Windows is deployed via Intune and hasn’t been updated or a mobile client has not yet updated to the latest version), these clients may still create whiteboards in Azure.
If you need to completely block any usage of Azure storage, please contact Support.
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: the early opt-in was made fully available in December.
Making OneDrive for Business the default: will begin in mid-March and be complete by mid-April.
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MC284343 (Updated) Move to Setup Assistant with Modern Authentication for Automated Device Enrollment Updated November 23, 2021: We are delaying the implementation of this change and will communicate a new timeline (previously December 10, 2021) via Message center when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience.
Last spring, we announced public preview of Setup Assistant with Modern Authentication for iOS/iPadOS 13+ and macOS 10.15+ for Automated Device Enrollment (ADE), and in August, we made this enrollment flow generally available. This authentication method for ADE allows your organization to require authentication with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) in an out-of-box experience (OOBE) during enrollment with Setup Assistant, prior to users accessing the home screen. You have the option to also require multi-factor authentication (MFA) depending on the settings in your Conditional Access policy. In the future we will be ending support for the older enrollment method that allows you to force run Company Portal in Single App Mode until authentication.
Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated this post to ensure visibility. The content below has not changed.
We are delaying the implementation of this change and will communicate a new timeline (previously December 10, 2021) via Message center when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience.
Last spring, we announced public preview of Setup Assistant with Modern Authentication for iOS/iPadOS 13+ and macOS 10.15+ for Automated Device Enrollment (ADE), and in August, we made this enrollment flow generally available. This authentication method for ADE allows your organization to require authentication with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) in an out-of-box experience (OOBE) during enrollment with Setup Assistant, prior to users accessing the home screen. You have the option to also require multi-factor authentication (MFA) depending on the settings in your Conditional Access policy. In the future we will be ending support for the older enrollment method that allows you to force run Company Portal in Single App Mode until authentication.
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MC285602 (Updated) OneDrive: New Command Bar Updated January 20, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
With this update users will be able to easily identify the right file and access primary commands. The new simplified view will permit users to focus on the content while at the same time being visually pleasing.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85602.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release (entire org): Will begin rolling out in mid-September and expect to be complete in early February (previously late September).
Standard release: Will begin rolling out in early-February (previously September) and expect to be complete mid-February (previously mid-January).
Note: Some users may see this feature before other users within your organization.
Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
With this update users will be able to easily identify the right file and access primary commands. The new simplified view will permit users to focus on the content while at the same time being visually pleasing.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85602.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted release (entire org): Will begin rolling out in mid-September and expect to be complete in early February (previously late September).
Standard release: Will begin rolling out in early-February (previously September) and expect to be complete early March (previously mid-February).
Note: Some users may see this feature before other users within your organization.
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MC289682 (Updated) Planner tasks storage location update 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).
Updated February 24, 2022: 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 late March (previously mid-January) and are targeting completion of the rollout by late April (previously mid-February).
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MC295027 (Updated) Rich text and images in Planner task notes Updated December 03, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are adding support for rich text (bold, italics, underline, etc.) and images in the Planner task notes field.
NOTE: We will update this post once we have Microsoft Graph documentation for the new rich text task notes field available.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85688.
[When this will happen:]
We expect to begin rolling out the new rich text task notes field in mid-February (previously mid-December) and we expect to complete the rollout by late March (previously early February).
Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are adding support for rich text (bold, italics, underline, etc.) and images in the Planner task notes field.
NOTE: We will update this post once we have Microsoft Graph documentation for the new rich text task notes field available.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85688.
[When this will happen:]
We expect to begin rolling out the new rich text task notes field in late March (previously mid-February) and we expect to complete the rollout by mid-April (previously late March).
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MC296437 (Updated) Announcing continuous compliance assessments in the Microsoft 365 compliance center Updated January 27, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We're enhancing Compliance Manager’s automated testing and evidence generation functionality and enabling additional improvement actions and solutions for automated testing.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72222.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in early February (previously mid-January) and is expected to be complete by late March (previously mid-February).
Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We're enhancing Compliance Manager’s automated testing and evidence generation functionality and enabling additional improvement actions and solutions for automated testing.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72222.
[When this will happen:]
Rollout will begin in late February (previously early February) and is expected to be complete by mid-April (previously late March).
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MC299404 (Updated) Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring We’re making changes to the editing experience for SharePoint pages to make it easier for users to understand where they are by adding labels, reducing clutter by consolidating actions into a single web part toolbar, and putting authors into focus mode by default to remove visual distractions.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82177.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release (select users and entire org): will rollout in early December and to be complete by early January 2022.
Standard: will rollout in mid-January 2022 and be complete by early February 2022.
Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We’re making changes to the editing experience for SharePoint pages to make it easier for users to understand where they are by adding labels, reducing clutter by consolidating actions into a single web part toolbar, and putting authors into focus mode by default to remove visual distractions.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82177.
[When this will happen:]
Targeted Release (select users and entire org): will rollout in early December and to be complete by early January 2022.
Standard: will rollout in mid-January 2022 and be complete by late February (previously early February).
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MC307657 Microsoft Teams: Front row layout for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows We are updating a new Microsoft Teams Rooms meeting layout, designed to enhance hybrid meetings and provide in-room participants with greater context of what is happening across various aspects of the meeting. With front row, remote attendees are seen in the room at eye level and additional meeting experiences including chat, and a rostered view of participants with raised hands, are brought to the front of room screen. Users can select the front row layout from the layout chooser experience on the Teams Rooms console. It can also be set as the default layout or turned off altogether by device admins. Front row will be available for all Teams Rooms on Windows and across all display sizes.
This is rolling out on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 89065.
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout late January 2022 and complete rollout by late February.

Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional details.
We are updating a new Microsoft Teams Rooms meeting layout, designed to enhance hybrid meetings and provide in-room participants with greater context of what is happening across various aspects of the meeting. With front row, remote attendees are seen in the room at eye level and additional meeting experiences including chat, and a rostered view of participants with raised hands, are brought to the front of room screen. Users can select the front row layout from the layout chooser experience on the Teams Rooms console. It can also be set as the default layout or turned off altogether by device admins. Front row is available for all Teams Rooms on Windows, single and dual display modes, and across all display sizes. It’s recommended you use 1080p resolution (single/dual displays) for an optimal viewing experience. This is the initial public release of front row (preview), with enhanced features to follow later this year.
This is rolling out on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 89065.
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rollout late January 2022 and complete rollout by late February.

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MC314015 (Updated) Revamped user profile page in Yammer Updated February 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are launching the revamped user profile page in Yammer to align with the new user experience framework that is followed in Yammer, and also introducing some new functionalities such as a cover photo, list of people who follow the user, list of communities the user is a part of, among other improvements.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68066.
[When this will happen:]
We expect this rollout to begin in mid-February (previously mid-January) and expect it to be completed by early March (previously early February).
Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are launching the revamped user profile page in Yammer to align with the new user experience framework that is followed in Yammer, and also introducing some new functionalities such as a cover photo, list of people who follow the user, list of communities the user is a part of, among other improvements.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68066.
[When this will happen:]
We expect this rollout to begin in early March (previously mid-February) and expect it to be completed by late March (previously early March).
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MC314288 (Updated) Pinned apps for frontline workers We are providing a tailored experience for frontline workers in Teams! With this feature users with an F license (Microsoft 365 F1, Microsoft 365 F3, Office 365 F3) will get frontline worker apps such as Tasks, Shifts, and Walkie Talkie pinned out of the box. Organizations can further configure the apps pinned, but this feature provides a foundation for a Teams environment purpose-built for frontline workers.
Key Points
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 89924
Timing: We expect for this rollout to begin in mid-February and expect the rollout to be completed by early March.
Rollout: Tenant Level
Action: Review the admin documentation and FAQ to understand how this feature interacts with your existing app setup policy.
Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We are providing a tailored experience for frontline workers in Teams! With this feature users with an F license (Microsoft 365 F1, Microsoft 365 F3, Office 365 F3) will get frontline worker apps such as Tasks, Shifts, and Walkie Talkie pinned out of the box. Organizations can further configure the apps pinned, but this feature provides a foundation for a Teams environment purpose-built for frontline workers.
Key Points
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 89924
Timing: We expect for this rollout to begin in mid-March (previously mid-February) and expect the rollout to be completed by late March (previously early March).
Rollout: Tenant Level
Action: Review the admin documentation and FAQ to understand how this feature interacts with your existing app setup policy.
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MC315739 (Updated) Introducing monthly active users for the Microsoft 365 service change Message center posts will include monthly active users (based off the past 28 days) specific to the Microsoft 365 service change being communicated.

This will help change coordinators and IT admins make a decision on which change they should address first vs deprioritize, based on the potential number of end users who could be impacted by a change eg: If the change is about a service which has 0 active users for your organization, you should be able to deprioritize the change.

Note: The monthly active users shown today is platform agnostic. i.e., if the change is for MS Teams, we will show the monthly active usage for the service all up, instead of scoping it to the specific platform of web, desktop, mobile (iOS, Android) and Mac. We are working on enhancing the feature in the future.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83946
[When this will happen:]

We will start rolling out to Targeted Release in late-January and rollout will complete to all Standard customers by mid-February.

Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the content below for accuracy. Thank you for your patience.
Message center posts will include monthly active users (based off the past 30 days) specific to the Microsoft 365 service change being communicated.

This will help change coordinators and IT admins make a decision on which change they should address first vs deprioritize, based on the potential number of end users who could be impacted by a change eg: If the change is about a service which has 0 active users for your organization, you should be able to deprioritize the change.

Note: The monthly active users shown today is platform agnostic. i.e., if the change is for MS Teams, we will show the monthly active usage for the service all up, instead of scoping it to the specific platform of web, desktop, mobile (iOS, Android) and Mac. We are working on enhancing the feature in the future.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83946
[When this will happen:]

We will start rolling out to Targeted Release in late-January and rollout will complete to all Standard customers by mid-February.

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MC317766 (Updated) Live Captions in all available languages and CART Captions on Teams Meetings on Web Updated February 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Live Captions in all available languages will now be available on Teams Meetings on web browsers. CART Captioning support will also be available on web browsers. Chrome/Edge/Safari on Win/Mac/Linux platforms will be supported.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84906, 84001.
[When this will happen:]
Live captions for web: We expect the rollout to begin in early February and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-February.
CART captions for web: We expect the rollout to begin in early April and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-April.

Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Live Captions in all available languages will now be available on Teams Meetings on web browsers. CART Captioning support will also be available on web browsers. Chrome/Edge/Safari on Win/Mac/Linux platforms will be supported.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84906, 84001.
[When this will happen:]
Live captions for web: We expect the rollout to begin in late March (previously early February) and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-April (previously mid-February).
CART captions for web: We expect the rollout to begin in early April and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-April.
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MC332871 (Updated) Account Switching in Office mobile apps This feature update to Account switching, will enable users to switch from one account to another through the Profile icon that helps them access the account selection interface.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88930
[When this will happen:]
iOS: The feature is already enabled for the customers and tenants that are not using Intune MAM protection.
For customers and tenants using Intune MAM protection, the rollout begins in late February and expected to complete rollout by late March.
Android: Account Switching for Android will begin rolling out around end-April and expected to complete rollout by late June.
Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This feature update to Account switching, will enable users to switch from one account to another through the Profile icon that helps them access the account selection interface.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88930
[When this will happen:]
iOS: The feature is already enabled for the customers and tenants that are not using Intune MAM protection.
For customers and tenants using Intune MAM protection, the rollout begins in late February and expected to complete rollout by late April (previously late March).
Android: Account Switching for Android will begin rolling out around end-April and expected to complete rollout by late June.
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MC335110 Reminder: IE11 desktop application retires in 4 months on June 15, 2022 – Set up IE mode today (non-LTSC, non-Server) As previously announced, the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) provides legacy browser support within Microsoft Edge. Because of this, the IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and afterwards will redirect to Microsoft Edge if a user tries to access it.
With 4 months left before retirement, we highly recommend you begin testing your sites in IE mode, followed by disabling the IE11 application completely via policy to ensure readiness.
Note: The IE11 desktop application is not available on Windows 11. To continue using legacy IE-based sites and apps on Windows 11, IE mode in Microsoft Edge must be configured before deploying Windows 11.
Internet Explorer 11 desktop application
Timing: The IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022.
Windows 10 LTSC and Server not affected. For a full list of what is in scope for retirement, see the FAQ.
IE11 is not available on Windows 11.
Action:
To continue using a supported browser, transition to the Microsoft Edge.
To continue using legacy IE-based sites and apps in Windows 10 and Windows 11, you will need to configure those sites and apps to open in Microsoft Edge using Internet Explorer mode.
You can use IE driver for automatic, end-to-end site testing in IE mode.
Use policy to disable the IE11 application and ensure you’re prepared for retirement.
Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.
As previously announced, the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) provides legacy browser support within Microsoft Edge. Because of this, the IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and afterwards will redirect to Microsoft Edge if a user tries to access it.
With 4 months left before retirement, we highly recommend you begin testing your sites in IE mode, followed by disabling the IE11 application completely via policy to ensure readiness.
Note: The IE11 desktop application is not available on Windows 11. To continue using legacy IE-based sites and apps on Windows 11, IE mode in Microsoft Edge must be configured before deploying Windows 11.
Internet Explorer 11 desktop application
Timing: The IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022.
Windows 10 LTSC and Server not affected. For a full list of what is in scope for retirement, see the FAQ.
IE11 is not available on Windows 11.
Action:
To continue using a supported browser, transition to the Microsoft Edge.
To continue using legacy IE-based sites and apps in Windows 10 and Windows 11, you will need to configure those sites and apps to open in Microsoft Edge using Internet Explorer mode.
You can use IE driver for automatic, end-to-end site testing in IE mode.
Use policy to disable the IE11 application and ensure you’re prepared for retirement.
06/15/2022
MC333941 (Updated) New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactions This update will have Teams joining Microsoft 365 and Windows in updating all emojis and reactions to the new Microsoft Fluent emoji style, bringing users a more vibrant and expressive emoji experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88277
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in late February and expect to complete rollout early March.

Updated February 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This update will have Teams joining Microsoft 365 and Windows in updating all emojis and reactions to the new Microsoft Fluent emoji style, bringing users a more vibrant and expressive emoji experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88277
[When this will happen:]
We will begin rolling this out in late February and expect to complete rollout late March (previously early March).

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MC305718 (Updated) Viva topics in Outlook New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC320945 (Updated) Advanced eDiscovery: General availability of Communication templates and issuing officer settings New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC324185 (Updated) Leverage Best practices for a large Teams meeting when hosting 300+ users User impact, Admin impact Updated message, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC299404 (Updated) Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC314288 (Updated) Pinned apps for frontline workers New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC315739 (Updated) Introducing monthly active users for the Microsoft 365 service change Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC332871 (Updated) Account Switching in Office mobile apps Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC335110 Reminder: IE11 desktop application retires in 4 months on June 15, 2022 – Set up IE mode today (non-LTSC, non-Server) User impact, Admin impact, Retirement Updated message, User impact, Admin impact, Retirement 06/15/2022
MC333941 (Updated) New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactions Feature update, User impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC320945 (Updated) Advanced eDiscovery: General availability of Communication templates and issuing officer settings Your organization must have the appropriate organization subscription for Advanced eDiscovery, and you must be an eDiscovery Administrator in your organization to manage communication templates and issuing officers.
Access the Advanced eDiscovery solution in the Microsoft 365 compliance center:

Microsoft 365 compliance center for WW and GCC
Microsoft 365 compliance center for GCC-High
Microsoft 365 compliance center for DoD
[Learn more]

Create a legal hold notice
Overview of Microsoft 365 Advanced eDiscovery
https://compliance.apps.mil/
https://compliance.microsoft.com/
https://compliance.microsoft.us/
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/create-hold-notification?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/overview-ediscovery-20?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/overview-ediscovery-20?view=o365-worldwide#subscriptions-and-licensing
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88813

Your organization must have the appropriate organization subscription for Advanced eDiscovery, and you must be an eDiscovery Administrator in your organization to manage communication templates and issuing officers.
Access the Advanced eDiscovery solution in the Microsoft 365 compliance center:

Microsoft 365 compliance center for WW and GCC
Microsoft 365 compliance center for GCC-High
Microsoft 365 compliance center for DoD
[Learn more]

Create a legal hold notice
Overview of Microsoft 365 Advanced eDiscovery
Manage custodian communications templates in Advanced eDiscovery
Manage issuing officers in Advanced eDiscovery
https://compliance.apps.mil/
https://compliance.microsoft.com/
https://compliance.microsoft.us/
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/create-hold-notification?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/overview-ediscovery-20?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/overview-ediscovery-20?view=o365-worldwide#subscriptions-and-licensing
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2187242
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2187342
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88813

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MC279627 (Updated) Refreshed Microsoft Whiteboard client experience coming soon https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2185568
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2185598
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2185609
https://support.microsoft.com/office/1caaa2e2-5c18-4bdf-b878-2d98f1da4b24
https://support.microsoft.com/office/4cc65aa7-812a-4c7c-a50f-991274106286
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=72196
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=82093
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=82094
Microsoft Whiteboard web and Teams clients:
The new features in web and Teams will be automatically rolled out to all customers.
Microsoft Whiteboard native apps on Windows 10, Surface Hub and iOS:
The new features in our native clients will be automatically rolled out to customers. However, if you deployed the native Windows 10 client through SCCM or Intune, you should download and deploy the new version.
Note: A separate message will be sent with details on the transition to OneDrive for Business storage.
Learn more:
Enterprise and Commercial users:
Meet the new Microsoft Whiteboard designed for Hybrid Work.
Education users:
New ways to use Microsoft Whiteboard for Education
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2185568
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2185598
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2185609
https://support.microsoft.com/office/1caaa2e2-5c18-4bdf-b878-2d98f1da4b24
https://support.microsoft.com/office/4cc65aa7-812a-4c7c-a50f-991274106286
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/meet-the-new-microsoft-whiteboard-designed-for-hybrid-work/ba-p/2445539
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-blog/new-ways-to-use-microsoft-whiteboard-for-education/ba-p/2295661#:~:text=%20New%20ways%20to%20use%20Microsoft%20Whiteboard%20for,it%20comes%20to%20group%20projects%20and...%20More%20
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=72196
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=82093
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=82094
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MC282992 (Updated) Updated timing changes: Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business If you wish to opt-in, make this change by early September. When this change takes effect, you will need to ensure that users have OneDrive for Business provisioned or are notified of this change.
To change the setting, sign into the Microsoft 365 admin center and search for Whiteboard in the search bar. On the Whiteboard settings page, check the box Enable storing new whiteboards in OneDrive.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=66767%2C
You can opt-in by early April if you would like this change sooner. To change the setting, sign into the Microsoft 365 admin center and search for Whiteboard in the search bar. On the Whiteboard settings page, check the box Enable storing new whiteboards in OneDrive.
By mid-April the opt-in will no longer be available, and organizations will be transitioned to ODB storage.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=66767
N/A
MC307657 Microsoft Teams: Front row layout for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows You might want to notify your users about this updated experience and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=89065
You might want to notify your users about this updated experience and update your training and documentation as appropriate.
Please check your devices meets the requirements to have the best experience. Front of Room displays need to be set at 100% scale and 1920*1080 resolution for 16:9 or 2560*1080 resolution for 21:9 display. Learn more
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/rooms/known-issues#Limits
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/rooms/rooms-manage#front-row-layout-settings
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/rooms/xml-config-file#set-front-row-as-the-default-layout
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=89065
N/A
MC314015 (Updated) Revamped user profile page in Yammer Nothing is needed to prepare for this release, it will roll out to all customers automatically.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68066
Nothing is needed to prepare for this release, it will roll out to all customers automatically.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68066
N/A
MC314288 (Updated) Pinned apps for frontline workers Review the admin documentation and FAQ to understand how this feature interacts with your existing app setup policy.
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=89924
Review the admin documentation and FAQ to understand how this feature interacts with your existing app setup policy.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=89924
N/A
MC333954 Important Information about your Microsoft Power Automate service Please make sure you have allow-listed all available IP addresses listed for your region listed here if you use connectors with IP filtering in your environment.

For a full list of specific connectors which may be impacted by this update, or if you need further assistance, please contact Microsoft Support and reference ticket ICM289114229.
about:“https://aka.ms/connectors-ip-addresses”
about:“https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/connector-reference/”

Please make sure you have allow-listed all available IP addresses listed for your region listed here if you use connectors with IP filtering in your environment.

For a full list of specific connectors which may be impacted by this update, or if you need further assistance, please contact Microsoft Support and reference ticket ICM289114229.
https://aka.ms/connectors-ip-addresses
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/connector-reference/

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MC335110 Reminder: IE11 desktop application retires in 4 months on June 15, 2022 – Set up IE mode today (non-LTSC, non-Server) To prepare, we recommend setting up Microsoft Edge in your organization. If your organization needs legacy browser support, you should set up IE mode in Microsoft Edge as soon as possible because this is a multi-step process.
View the Microsoft browser usage report in the Microsoft 365 Admin center to help size IE usage in your organization. Appropriate permissions required.
Use the Getting Started guide to set up IE mode in Microsoft Edge in your organization.
Start setting up IE mode by performing Site Discovery (typically 3-4 weeks). This is also available in the Configure IE mode guided experience in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
Learn more by joining a webinar.
Use IE Driver to automate end-to-end IE mode testing.
Disable IE11 to test IE mode in your environment.
FastTrack can help with deployment and configuration at no additional charge for customers with 150 or more seats of Windows 10.
For cost-free help with web app and site compatibility, especially if you have legacy site concerns after configuring IE mode, learn more about the App Assure program.
Additional Information
Read our FAQ to help answer your questions and use the troubleshooting guide during setup.
Visit the Internet Explorer mode website.
Watch our Ignite video for learn more about getting started.
Learn more about hosting your IE mode site list in an authenticated cloud endpoint in the M365 admin center.
Read our announcement blog and our blog series for more information.
We always value feedback and questions from our customers. Please feel free to submit either feedback or questions via Message Center.
https://aka.ms/IEmodeblog
https://aka.ms/IEModeFAQ
https://aka.ms/IEModeGuide
https://aka.ms/IEmodewebinar
https://aka.ms/IEModeWebsite
https://aka.ms/ietoedge
https://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/deploy-edge-plan-deployment
https://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/edge-ie-disable-ie11
https://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/edge-ie-mode-faq
https://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/edge-ie-mode-site-discovery
https://docs.microsoft.com/fasttrack/win-10-microsoft-edge-assistance-offered
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/activity-reports/browser-usage-report?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-edge/webdriver-chromium/ie-mode?tabs=c-sharp
https://www.microsoft.com/fasttrack/microsoft-365/app-assure
https://youtu.be/MZt790ZVvBk
To prepare, we recommend setting up Microsoft Edge in your organization. If your organization needs legacy browser support, you should set up IE mode in Microsoft Edge as soon as possible because this is a multi-step process.
View the Microsoft browser usage report in the Microsoft 365 Admin center to help size IE usage in your organization. Appropriate permissions required.
Use the Getting Started guide to set up IE mode in Microsoft Edge in your organization.
Start setting up IE mode by performing Site Discovery (typically 3-4 weeks). This is also available in the Configure IE mode guided experience in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
Learn more by joining a webinar.
Use IE Driver to automate end-to-end IE mode testing.
Disable IE11 to test IE mode in your environment.
FastTrack can help with deployment and configuration at no additional charge for customers with 150 or more seats of Windows 10.
For cost-free help with web app and site compatibility, especially if you have legacy site concerns after configuring IE mode, learn more about the App Assure program.
Additional Information
Read our FAQ to help answer your questions and use the troubleshooting guide during setup.
Visit the Internet Explorer mode website.
Watch our Ignite video for learn more about getting started.
Learn more about hosting your IE mode site list in an authenticated cloud endpoint in the M365 admin center.
Read our announcement blog and our blog series for more information.
We always value feedback and questions from our customers. Please feel free to submit either feedback or questions via Message Center.
https://admin.microsoft.com/Adminportal/Home#/modernonboarding/configureiemode
https://aka.ms/IEmodeblog
https://aka.ms/IEModeFAQ
https://aka.ms/IEModeGuide
https://aka.ms/IEmodewebinar
https://aka.ms/IEModeWebsite
https://aka.ms/ietoedge
https://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/deploy-edge-plan-deployment
https://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/edge-ie-disable-ie11
https://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/edge-ie-mode-faq
https://docs.microsoft.com/deployedge/edge-ie-mode-site-discovery
https://docs.microsoft.com/fasttrack/win-10-microsoft-edge-assistance-offered
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/activity-reports/browser-usage-report?view=o365-worldwide
https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-edge/webdriver-chromium/ie-mode?tabs=c-sharp
https://www.microsoft.com/fasttrack/microsoft-365/app-assure
https://youtu.be/MZt790ZVvBk
06/15/2022

MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC305718 (Updated) Viva topics in Outlook Viva topics in Outlook (Updated) Viva topics in Outlook N/A
MC320945 (Updated) Advanced eDiscovery: General availability of Communication templates and issuing officer settings Advanced eDiscovery: General availability of Communication templates and issuing officer settings (Updated) Advanced eDiscovery: General availability of Communication templates and issuing officer settings N/A
MC324185 (Updated) Leverage Best practices for a large Teams meeting when hosting 300+ users Leverage Best practices for a large Teams meeting when hosting 300+ users (Updated) Leverage Best practices for a large Teams meeting when hosting 300+ users N/A
MC299404 (Updated) Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring (Updated) Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring N/A
MC314288 (Updated) Pinned apps for frontline workers Pinned apps for frontline workers (Updated) Pinned apps for frontline workers N/A
MC315739 (Updated) Introducing monthly active users for the Microsoft 365 service change Introducing monthly active users for the Microsoft 365 service change (Updated) Introducing monthly active users for the Microsoft 365 service change N/A
MC332871 (Updated) Account Switching in Office mobile apps Account Switching in Office mobile apps (Updated) Account Switching in Office mobile apps N/A
MC333941 (Updated) New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactions New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactions (Updated) New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactions N/A

CW09 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC335110 Reminder: IE11 desktop application retires in 4 months on June 15, 2022 – Set up IE mode today (non-LTSC, non-Server) Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite False 06/15/2022
MC335111 Search history suggestions for Bing AAD users Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite, Microsoft 365 Apps True N/A
MC335275 Enable management of Content types from modern library views Plan For Change SharePoint Online False N/A
MC335277 LinkedIn Integration coming to Teams Plan For Change Microsoft Teams True N/A
MC335282 Retirement of health status feature in the Office cloud policy service Plan For Change Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC335608 Viva Topics: Use Syntex taxonomy to generate topics Plan For Change SharePoint Online, Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC335609 Retirement of Get/Set-PhishFilterPolicy PowerShell (legacy) to manage spoofed senders using new Tenant Allow Block list Plan For Change Exchange Online True N/A
MC335614 Microsoft 365 admin center: Creating more granular email notifications for Service issues Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC335624 Site owners can manage requests for third-party apps on their sites (SharePoint Online) Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC335634 Teams Desktop Client Cross Cloud Anonymous Meeting Join Plan For Change Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC335638 Forms: Split sending and sharing entry point Plan For Change Microsoft Forms False N/A
MC336223 Enhancements to Yammer's interactive email notifications Plan For Change Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC336253 Admin Pinning for Message Extensions Plan For Change Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC336852 Teams Device Management Graph APIs available in Preview version Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC336856 Microsoft Viva Insights: Enroll in Focus plan from the Insights app in Teams Plan For Change Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC336857 OneDrive: Easily navigate to all your Teams files Stay Informed OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC336858 OneDrive and SharePoint: Access your Teams standard and private channel files Stay Informed SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC336859 Top news card on Viva Connections Dashboard Plan For Change Microsoft Viva False N/A

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