2022 CW 12 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 03/14/2022 to 03/20/2022

21 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 22 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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

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Changes

MC Action Required By changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC281145 Retirement of (Azure AD) Graph and license assignment operations and updates to license management APIs and PowerShell 2022-06-30T09:00:00Z 2022-08-26T02:00:00Z 08/26/2022

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC272451 (Updated) Image Tags in SharePoint 2022-04-16T10:00:00Z 2022-05-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC281145 Retirement of (Azure AD) Graph and license assignment operations and updates to license management APIs and PowerShell 2022-07-30T09:00:00Z 2022-10-31T08:00:00Z 08/26/2022
MC285602 (Updated) OneDrive: New Command Bar 2022-04-16T09:00:00Z 2022-04-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC286337 (Updated) Send Feedback on Image Tags 2022-04-16T10:00:00Z 2022-05-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC288642 (Updated) OneDrive and SharePoint: Improved Move/Copy user experience 2022-04-18T10:00:00Z 2022-05-02T10:00:00Z N/A
MC316434 (Updated) Update to the Copy Link command in OneDrive/SharePoint Web 2022-04-30T10:00:00Z 2022-05-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC317765 (Updated) Microsoft Stream: Comment on a video or audio file in SharePoint and OneDrive 2022-05-31T09:00:00Z 2022-06-13T09:00:00Z N/A
MC332875 (Updated) Skype for Business Planned Maintenance 2022-04-18T09:00:00Z 2022-03-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC334268 (Updated) Exclude sites and files from topic discovery based on applied sensitivity labels 2022-05-09T09:00:00Z 2022-05-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC335286 (Updated) Microsoft 365 compliance center: GA of default classification for content matching trainable classifiers 2022-05-20T09:00:00Z 2022-05-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC340285 (Updated) Create and manage Power Apps from Microsoft Lists within Microsoft Teams 2022-04-30T09:00:00Z 2022-05-16T09:00:00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC334280 (Updated) Teams apps designed for Outlook and Office.com available for users in Outlook and Office.com Users in Targeted Release will soon see third-party apps available in Outlook and Office.com that were previously available only in Teams. These new apps are subject to the same Teams administration policies available at admin.teams.microsoft.com. Third-party apps may be subject to their own terms and privacy policies. Users in Targeted Release will soon see apps available in Outlook and Office.com that were previously available only in Teams. These new apps are subject to the same Teams administration policies available at admin.teams.microsoft.com. Apps may be subject to their own terms and privacy policies. N/A
MC343797 (Updated) Microsoft 365 compliance center: Announcing data purge capabilities for Microsoft Teams content Data spillage occurs when a confidential document is released into an untrusted environment. An eDiscovery case provides an effective way to manage data spillage investigations, so you can quickly assess the size and locations of the spillage, examine user activities around it, and then permanently purge the spilled data from the system.

With this update, you will be able to include Teams content in the scope of the data purge.

Note: Data purge can't delete items in a review set in Advanced eDiscovery because the review set contains copies of items in the live service that are stored in an Azure Storage location. To delete items in a review set, you have to delete the Advanced eDiscovery case that contains the review set.

For more information, see Close or delete an Advanced eDiscovery case.
Data spillage occurs when a confidential document is released into an untrusted environment. An eDiscovery case provides an effective way to manage data spillage investigations, so you can quickly assess the size and locations of the spillage, examine user activities around it, and then permanently purge the spilled data from the system.

With this update, you will be able to include Teams content in the scope of the data purge.

Note: Data purge can't delete items in a review set in Advanced eDiscovery because the review set contains copies of items in the live service that are stored in an Azure Storage location. To delete items in a review set, you have to delete the Advanced eDiscovery case that contains the review set. The purge signal will be available via the Advanced eDiscovery Graph APIs. Additional documentation will be available at the end of the month.

For more information, see Close or delete an Advanced eDiscovery case.
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MC Link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC340285 (Updated) Create and manage Power Apps from Microsoft Lists within Microsoft Teams N/A https://docs.microsoft.com/powerapps/teams/create-apps-lists N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC272451 (Updated) Image Tags in SharePoint Updated February 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Currently, when images are uploaded to SharePoint, a column named Tags is automatically created and includes descriptive labels to help with search. With the new update, we will migrate tags from the previous text-based and read only Tags column and implement a new editable Image Tags column. End-users will be able to manually add or remove tags from this column. The tags will also appear in the details pane.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88708

[When this will happen:]

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

Updated March 17, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Currently, when images are uploaded to SharePoint, a column named Tags is automatically created and includes descriptive labels to help with search. With the new update, we will migrate tags from the previous text-based and read only Tags column and implement a new editable Image Tags column. End-users will be able to manually add or remove tags from this column. The tags will also appear in the details pane.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88708

[When this will happen:]

We expect this update to begin rolling out at in early February (previously late January) and expect the rollout to be completed by late April (previously early March).

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MC281145 Retirement of (Azure AD) Graph and license assignment operations and updates to license management APIs and PowerShell Today, as communicated on Tech Community, we are providing a reminder that the end of support for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Graph will be on June 30, 2022. Apps using Azure AD Graph after this time will no longer receive responses from the Azure AD Graph endpoint.

Since the Azure AD Graph APIs are being retired, we are also retiring the license assignment operation in the MSOnline and Azure AD PowerShell modules.

Note: If you don't use Azure AD Graph API, do license management through MSOnline/AzureAD PowerShell, or manage licenses for your organization, you can safely disregard this message.

[Key points]

Timing: June 30, 2022

Control type: user control / admin control

Action: review, assess and update existing applications to access the license assignment APIs from the Microsoft Graph endpoint and update your scripts to use license assignment cmdlets from the Microsoft Graph PowerShell module to reduce the impact on operations. Other operations in the MSOnline and Azure AD PowerShell modules won’t be impacted.

Below are some of the operations that will no longer receive a successful response beginning on June 30, 2022.

Existing operation (will no longer receive a

successful response)Microsoft Graph equivalent to use going forward

MSOnline PowerShell

Set-MsolUserLicense

New-MsolUser (where -LicenseAssignment or -LicenseOptions is provided)

Microsoft Graph PowerShell

Set-MgUserLicense

Azure AD PowerShell

Set-AzureADUserLicense

Microsoft Graph PowerShell

Set-MgUserLicense

Azure AD Graph API (graph.windows.net)

assignLicense

Microsoft Graph API

assignLicense

What’s next: New license management platform:

The current license management features have grown to address the needs of our customers, with key innovations like group-based licensing. But as the needs of our customers have evolved, we decided to rebuild online services licensing platform from the ground up. Below is an early look into future changes to the platform, designed with four key goals in mind:

Flexibility: Expanding beyond a single administration structure, single megalithic pool of seats, or even a single tenant.

Simplicity: Reducing unnecessary complexity and simplify getting your licenses to your users.

Speed: Gaining quick access to what you’ve purchased.

Accuracy: Reflecting what you have purchased and the licenses you have available to assign.

Realizing the entire vision will take time, today we are sharing the first milestone in this journey. Starting in the first quarter of 2022, customers can opt-in to use the new license management platform. Here are the features you will see as part of this milestone:

Allotments will help you separate your licenses into smaller batches so you can set limits on how many licenses are used, and delegate ownership to manage them.

Group licensing will be extended. In the new licensing platform, Azure AD Premium or Office 365 E3 will no longer be required to use group-based licensing for license assignments. In addition, nested groups will now work for license assignments.

New license types, including device-based licenses and ISV app licensing, will work natively on the new platform.

In the future, look forward to hearing more about the new license management platform via MC communications, including how to get started using it and details on new API and PowerShell options to leverage the new features.

Updated March 15, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your feedback.

We will not retire the Azure AD Graph API on June 30, 2022. Listening closely to your feedback about the challenges of migrating such a critical dependency, we’re delaying the retirement date through at least the end of this year. We’ll provide a retirement update mid-calendar year with information on additional tools to assist with your migration. For more information, see Migrate Azure AD Graph apps to Microsoft Graph - Microsoft Graph | Microsoft Docs.

We will continue to retire the Azure AD Graph and MSOnline PowerShell licensing assignment APIs and PowerShell cmdlets on August 26, 2022. Please migrate your apps to access the license managements APIs from Microsoft Graph. For more information, visit Migrate your apps to access the license managements APIs from Microsoft Graph - Microsoft Tech Commu...

We stated before that if you’re using the Azure AD PowerShell or MSOnline PowerShell modules to manage Azure AD, we encourage you to try the Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK. The Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK continues to be where all our current and future PowerShell investments are being made. In light of the announcement to not turn off the Azure AD Graph API on June 30th, our goal is to also provide guidance and tools for migrating existing scripts and PowerShell processes, reliant on the Azure AD Graph API and MSOnline module, to the Microsoft Graph PowerShell SDK. This is due to the planned retirement of the two PowerShell modules (MSOL & AAD) after December 2022. Check out more information here and here.

----- Original message for reference -----

Today, as communicated on Tech Community, we are providing a reminder that the end of support for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Graph will be on June 30, 2022. Apps using Azure AD Graph after this time will no longer receive responses from the Azure AD Graph endpoint.

Since the Azure AD Graph APIs are being retired, we are also retiring the license assignment operation in the MSOnline and Azure AD PowerShell modules.

Note: If you don't use Azure AD Graph API, do license management through MSOnline/AzureAD PowerShell, or manage licenses for your organization, you can safely disregard this message.

[Key points]

Timing: June 30, 2022

Control type: user control / admin control

Action: review, assess and;

update existing applications to access the license assignment APIs from the Microsoft Graph endpoint and update your scripts to use license assignment cmdlets from the Microsoft Graph PowerShell module to reduce the impact on operations. Other operations in the MSOnline and Azure AD PowerShell modules won’t be impacted.

Below are some of the operations that will no longer receive a successful response beginning on June 30, 2022.

Existing operation (will no longer receive a

successful response)Microsoft Graph equivalent to use going forward

MSOnline PowerShell

Set-MsolUserLicense

New-MsolUser (where -LicenseAssignment or -LicenseOptions is provided)

Microsoft Graph PowerShell

Set-MgUserLicense

Azure AD PowerShell

Set-AzureADUserLicense

Microsoft Graph PowerShell

Set-MgUserLicense

Azure AD Graph API (graph.windows.net)

assignLicense

Microsoft Graph API

assignLicense

What’s next: New license management platform:

The current license management features have grown to address the needs of our customers, with key innovations like group-based licensing. But as the needs of our customers have evolved, we decided to rebuild online services licensing platform from the ground up. Below is an early look into future changes to the platform, designed with four key goals in mind:

Flexibility: Expanding beyond a single administration structure, single megalithic pool of seats, or even a single tenant.

Simplicity: Reducing unnecessary complexity and simplify getting your licenses to your users.

Speed: Gaining quick access to what you’ve purchased.

Accuracy: Reflecting what you have purchased and the licenses you have available to assign.

Realizing the entire vision will take time, today we are sharing the first milestone in this journey. Starting in the first quarter of 2022, customers can opt-in to use the new license management platform. Here are the features you will see as part of this milestone:

Allotments will help you separate your licenses into smaller batches so you can set limits on how many licenses are used, and delegate ownership to manage them.

Group licensing will be extended. In the new licensing platform, Azure AD Premium or Office 365 E3 will no longer be required to use group-based licensing for license assignments. In addition, nested groups will now work for license assignments.

New license types, including device-based licenses and ISV app licensing, will work natively on the new platform.

In the future, look forward to hearing more about the new license management platform via MC communications, including how to get started using it and details on new API and PowerShell options to leverage the new features.

08/26/2022
MC285602 (Updated) OneDrive: New Command Bar 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.
Updated March 15, 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 late March (previously early March).

Note: Some users may see this feature before other users within your organization.
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MC286337 (Updated) Send Feedback on Image Tags Updated February 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Users will now be able to provide feedback on tags associated with an image by using the “Give feedback” option within the details pane of the document library.

Using the feedback policy settings, tenant admins will be able to control how much feedback the users can choose to share with Microsoft.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88708.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this update to begin rolling out at in early February (previously late January) and expect the rollout to be completed by early March (previously late February).

Updated March 17, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Users will now be able to provide feedback on tags associated with an image by using the “Give feedback” option within the details pane of the document library.

Using the feedback policy settings, tenant admins will be able to control how much feedback the users can choose to share with Microsoft.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88708.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this update to begin rolling out at in early February (previously late January) and expect the rollout to be completed by late April (previously early March).

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MC288642 (Updated) OneDrive and SharePoint: Improved Move/Copy user experience Updated February 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We're refreshing the Move/Copy user experience in OneDrive and SharePoint to make it easier for you to move and copy your files and folders.

[When this will happen:]

We will gradually roll out starting with Targeted release in early January (previously mid-December) and complete for Standard release in early March (previously early February).

Updated March 15, 2022: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We're refreshing the Move/Copy user experience in OneDrive and SharePoint to make it easier for you to move and copy your files and folders.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85567

[When this will happen:]

We will gradually roll out starting with Targeted release in early January (previously mid-December) and complete for Standard release in late March (previously early March).

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MC299922 (Updated) Direct Routing will stop processing SIP requests which have 'Replaces' headers 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).
Updated March 15, 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 March 07, 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.
Updated March 15, 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.
06/01/2022
MC315649 (Updated) On-Demand Caption and Transcript Generation This new feature will enable users, with edit permission to a video stored in OneDrive for Business or a SharePoint document library, to generate a transcript in English to be displayed as closed captions or within the transcript pane.

Any viewer of the video with a transcript will be able to display it as closed captions or as a transcript.

For reference, we had previously communicated a delay to this rollout (MC293774 - December 2021).

Note: Not all end users will receive this feature at the same time within your tenants.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85552.

[When will this happen:]

We expect this to begin rolling out in early April and expect to complete rollout by late April.
Updated March 15, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new feature will enable users, with edit permission to a video stored in OneDrive for Business or a SharePoint document library, to generate a transcript in English to be displayed as closed captions or within the transcript pane.

Any viewer of the video with a transcript will be able to display it as closed captions or as a transcript.

For reference, we had previously communicated a delay to this rollout (MC293774 - December 2021).

Note: Not all end users will receive this feature at the same time within your tenants.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85552.

[When will this happen:]

We expect this to begin rolling out in mid-March (previously early April) and expect to complete rollout by late April.
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MC316434 (Updated) Update to the Copy Link command in OneDrive/SharePoint Web Updated February 15, 2022: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

Instead of automatically copying the link with default permissions, we want to give customers the ability to change their link type and permissions prior to generating a sharing link and pasting it into the app of their choice.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 88866.

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release (entire org): We will begin rolling this out in mid-January and expect to complete rollout by end of January.

Standard release: We will begin rolling this out in early February and expect to complete rollout by early March (previously mid-February).
Updated March 17, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Instead of automatically copying the link with default permissions, we want to give customers the ability to change their link type and permissions prior to generating a sharing link and pasting it into the app of their choice.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 88866.

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release (entire org): We will begin rolling this out in mid-January and expect to complete rollout by end of January.

Standard release: We will begin rolling this out in early February and expect to complete rollout by late April (previously early March).
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MC317765 (Updated) Microsoft Stream: Comment on a video or audio file in SharePoint and OneDrive Updated February 15, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This feature allows you to have threaded conversations on a video or audio filed saved in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online through a cohesive and familiar commenting experienced like the one used in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88521.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this to begin rolling out for general availability in early March (previously early February) and expect that rollout to be completed by late March (previously late February).

We expect this to begin rolling out to GCC, GCC-High and DoD in early April (previously early March) and we expect that rollout to be complete by mid-April (previously mid-March).
Updated March 17, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This feature allows you to have threaded conversations on a video or audio filed saved in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online through a cohesive and familiar commenting experienced like the one used in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88521.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this to begin rolling out for general availability in early April (previously early March) and expect that rollout to be completed by early May (previously late March).

We expect this to begin rolling out to GCC, GCC-High and DoD in early April (previously early March) and we expect that rollout to be complete by mid-April (previously mid-March).
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MC329435 (Updated) Message Center Email Notification Changes Updated February 14, 2022: We have updated the content below with a link to the Message center Preferences. Thank you for your feedback.

Beginning in early April 2022, admins within your tenant will no longer receive the Message center weekly digest and major update email notifications by default. Any existing admins who have customized their Message center email preferences will continue to receive these emails, based on their customized preferences, and this update will have no impact. This change will also not affect the opt-in state for email notification of Data Privacy related messages.

New admins, specifically those with the roles of Global Admin, Message Center Reader or Message Center Privacy Reader, will be subscribed to a 4-week trial period for the Message center weekly digest and can choose to stay subscribed once the trial has concluded by using the Message center preferences menu.

We are making this change based on customer feedback, where the overall consensus was to allow admins to opt in to receive these emails.

[When this will happen:]

This change is expected to roll out in early April 2022.

Updated March 14, 2022: We have updated this post as a reminder to take action as appropriate.

Beginning in early April 2022, admins within your tenant will no longer receive the Message center weekly digest and major update email notifications by default. Any existing admins who have customized their Message center email preferences will continue to receive these emails, based on their customized preferences, and this update will have no impact. This change will also not affect the opt-in state for email notification of Data Privacy related messages.

New admins, specifically those with the roles of Global Admin, Message Center Reader or Message Center Privacy Reader, will be subscribed to a 4-week trial period for the Message center weekly digest and can choose to stay subscribed once the trial has concluded by using the Message center preferences menu.

We are making this change based on customer feedback, where the overall consensus was to allow admins to opt in to receive these emails.

[When this will happen:]

This change is expected to roll out in early April 2022.

04/01/2022
MC329484 (Updated) Manage apps using the new Apps site (SharePoint Online) Updated March 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The new Apps site (previously known as the App Catalog) will help you as a SharePoint or global admin to quickly get started distributing custom apps or acquiring independent software vendor (ISV) apps in your tenant to extend functionalities of SharePoint, Teams, and Viva Connections. You can use the new Apps site to store and distribute solutions in a streamlined and modernized experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88844.

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release (selected users and organizations): We expect this to begin rolling out in early March (previously late February) and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-March (previously early March).

Standard Release: We expect this rollout to begin in mid-March and expect that rollout to be completed by mid-April.
Updated March 017, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The new Apps site (previously known as the App Catalog) will help you as a SharePoint or global admin to quickly get started distributing custom apps or acquiring independent software vendor (ISV) apps in your tenant to extend functionalities of SharePoint, Teams, and Viva Connections. You can use the new Apps site to store and distribute solutions in a streamlined and modernized experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88844.

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release (selected users and organizations): We expect this to begin rolling out in early March (previously late February) and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-March (previously early March).

Standard Release: We expect this rollout to begin in late March (previously mid-March) and expect that rollout to be completed by mid-April.
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MC332875 (Updated) Skype for Business Planned Maintenance We have maintenance planned for Skype for Business.

[When will this happen:]

Starting 03/18/2022 5:00 PM UTC

Ending 03/19/2022 3:30 AM UTC
Updated March 15, 2022: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We have maintenance planned for Skype for Business.

[When will this happen:]

Starting 03/18/2022 4:00 PM UTC

Ending 03/19/2022 2:30 AM UTC
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MC332875 (Updated) Skype for Business Planned Maintenance Updated March 15, 2022: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We have maintenance planned for Skype for Business.

[When will this happen:]

Starting 03/18/2022 4:00 PM UTC

Ending 03/19/2022 2:30 AM UTC
Updated March 16, 2022: We will not be moving forward with this planned maintenance at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we reschedule. Thank you for your patience.

We have maintenance planned for Skype for Business.

[When will this happen:]

Postponed
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MC334268 (Updated) Exclude sites and files from topic discovery based on applied sensitivity labels Updated March 04, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This release will enable you to select sensitivity labels that exclude SharePoint files from topic discovery. Once this new configuration is saved, files with the selected labels will no longer be included as part of the discovered list of files for an AI-suggested topic. Any description or alternate names extracted from those files will also be removed from the AI-suggested topic.

Note: If you are not using Microsoft Viva Topics and sensitivity labels, you can safely disregard this message.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82047.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out early March (previously late February) and expect to complete by early April (previously mid-March).

Updated March 15, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline and scope of the capability below. Thank you for your patience.

This release will enable you to select sensitivity labels that exclude SharePoint sites and files from topic discovery. Once this new configuration is saved, sites and files with the selected labels will no longer be included as part of the discovered list of files for an AI-suggested topic. Any description or alternate names extracted from those files will also be removed from the AI-suggested topic.

Note: If you are not using Microsoft Viva Topics and sensitivity labels, you can safely disregard this message.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82047 and 82048.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out mid-March (previously early March) and expect to complete by mid-April (previously early April).

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MC334280 (Updated) Third party Teams apps designed for Outlook and Office.com available for users in Outlook and Office.com To get more done without constantly changing apps, we’re making new Teams third party apps also available for users in Outlook and Office.com. Users in Targeted Release will be able to acquire and use these apps in Teams, Outlook, or Office.com.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88942 and 88909

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release (Office): will begin rolling out in late February and is expected to complete rollout by late May.

Targeted release (Outlook): will begin rolling out in late March and is expected to complete rollout by late May.

Updated March 15, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional details.

To get more done without constantly changing apps, we’re making new Teams third party apps also available for users in Outlook and Office.com. Users in Targeted Release will be able to acquire and use these apps in Teams, Outlook, or Office.com.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88942 and 88909

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release (Office): will begin rolling out in late February and is expected to complete rollout by late May.

Targeted release (Outlook): will begin rolling out in late March and is expected to complete rollout by late May.

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MC334280 (Updated) Teams apps designed for Outlook and Office.com available for users in Outlook and Office.com Updated March 15, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional details.

To get more done without constantly changing apps, we’re making new Teams third party apps also available for users in Outlook and Office.com. Users in Targeted Release will be able to acquire and use these apps in Teams, Outlook, or Office.com.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88942 and 88909

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release (Office): will begin rolling out in late February and is expected to complete rollout by late May.

Targeted release (Outlook): will begin rolling out in late March and is expected to complete rollout by late May.

Updated March 17, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional details.

To get more done without constantly changing apps, we’re making new Teams apps also available for users in Outlook and Office.com. Users in Targeted Release will be able to acquire and use these apps in Teams, Outlook, or Office.com.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88942 and 88909

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release (Office): will begin rolling out in late February and is expected to complete rollout by late May.

Targeted release (Outlook): will begin rolling out in late March and is expected to complete rollout by late May.

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MC335286 (Updated) Microsoft 365 compliance center: GA of default classification for content matching trainable classifiers We're introducing default classification for content matching trainable classifiers. This enables admins to view items that match trainable classifiers within Content explorer without first needing to create a policy. This functionality is currently in public preview.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88936.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in mid-March and is expected to be complete by early April.
Updated March 18, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We're introducing default classification for content matching trainable classifiers. This enables admins to view items that match trainable classifiers within Content explorer without first needing to create a policy. This functionality is currently in public preview.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88936.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in early April (previously mid-March) and is expected to be complete by late April (previously early April).
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MC335634 (Updated) Teams Desktop Client Cross Cloud Anonymous Meeting Join Updated March 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This feature update to Cross Cloud Anonymous (CCA) Meeting Join in Microsoft Teams will allow users to join meetings as unauthenticated (anonymous) users.

This release expands the current unauthenticated (anonymous) meeting experience available for different tenants within a single cloud to all remaining Microsoft clouds (Worldwide, GCC, GCC High and DOD).

Note: This new functionality will only affect the Teams desktop client. Teams web client meeting join experiences will remain unchanged as they already support cross cloud meeting join.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86311.

[When this will happen:]

Standard and GCC: will begin rolling out in early March and expect to complete rollout by late March.

GCC-H and DoD: will begin rolling out in late March (previously early March) and expect to complete rollout by early May.

Updated March 18, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This feature update to Cross Cloud Anonymous (CCA) Meeting Join in Microsoft Teams will allow users to join meetings as unauthenticated (anonymous) users.

This release expands the current unauthenticated (anonymous) meeting experience available for different tenants within a single cloud to all remaining Microsoft clouds (Worldwide, GCC, GCC High and DOD).

Note: This new functionality will only affect the Teams desktop client. Teams web client meeting join experiences will remain unchanged as they already support cross cloud meeting join.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86311.

[When this will happen:]

Standard and GCC: will begin rolling out in early March and expect to complete rollout by early May (previously late March).

GCC-H and DoD: will begin rolling out in late March (previously early March) and expect to complete rollout by early May.

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MC340285 (Updated) Create and manage Power Apps from Microsoft Lists within Microsoft Teams Build low-code, mobile-friendly apps from Microsoft Lists directly inside of Microsoft Teams via a new integration with Power Apps. A published app can be added as a tab in a Teams channel and shared with the rest of your team, while maintaining its data connection to the list.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88894.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin rolling out in mid-March and expect it to be completed by late March.
Updated March 18, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below and provided a link to Additional Information. Thank you for your patience.

Build low-code, mobile-friendly apps from Microsoft Lists directly inside of Microsoft Teams via a new integration with Power Apps. A published app can be added as a tab in a Teams channel and shared with the rest of your team, while maintaining its data connection to the list.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88894.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin rolling out in late March (previously mid-March) and expect it to be completed by early April (previously late March).
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MC340779 (Updated) Every Meeting Online (EMO) by Default - Support for third-party online meeting providers Upcoming, we will be improving the Make every meeting online (EMO) feature in Outlook by turning it on by default and including partner online meeting providers. If your users do not have Microsoft Teams or Skype enabled, once this feature rolls out, all meetings created in Outlook will include an online meeting link using the preferred partner online meeting add-in, provided it’s deployed and available to your users.

Note: This applies to Microsoft 365 accounts and Office Add-ins only.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 88527

Timing: We will begin rolling this out in early April and expect to complete rollout mid-June.

Action: If you don't want all the meetings in your organization to be online by default and you haven’t previously disabled this setting for your organization, you’ll need to disable this feature (can be turned off at any time) using the Set-OrganizationConfig PowerShell cmdlet.

There is currently an issue where the results of Get-OrganizationConfig do not display the correct value. We’re working on addressing this, but it will not be fixed before this update is released.

Roll-out: user level roll-out v tenant level

Updated March 18, 2022: We have updated the content below for clarity.

Upcoming, we will be improving the Make every meeting online (EMO) feature in Outlook by turning it on by default and including partner online meeting providers. If your users do not have Microsoft Teams or Skype enabled, once this feature rolls out, all meetings created in Outlook will include an online meeting link using the preferred partner online meeting add-in, provided it’s deployed and available to your users.

Note: This applies to Microsoft 365 accounts and Office Add-ins only.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 88527

Timing: We will begin rolling this out in early April and expect to complete rollout mid-June.

Action: If you don't want all the meetings in your organization to be online by default and you haven’t previously disabled this setting for your organization, you’ll need to disable this feature (can be turned off at any time) using the Set-OrganizationConfig PowerShell cmdlet.

There is currently an issue where the results of Get-MailboxCalendarConfiguration do not display the correct value. We’re working on addressing this, but it will not be fixed before this update is released.

Roll-out: user level roll-out v tenant level

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MC340780 (Updated) Dark mode in New Yammer Based on user feedback, we are enabling Dark mode. Once rolled out to Yammer network, users would be able to switch to view lighter text on a dark background at any moment in the settings menu.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88976

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in late March and expect the rollout to be fully completed by early April.
Updated March 17, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information.

Based on user feedback, we are enabling Dark mode. Once rolled out to Yammer network, users would be able to switch to view lighter text on a dark background at any moment in the settings menu.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88976

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in late March and expect the rollout to be fully completed by early April.
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MC343797 (Updated) Microsoft 365 compliance center: Announcing data purge capabilities for Microsoft Teams content This new feature will be extending data purge functionality to Microsoft Teams content to facilitate the purge of sensitive or misplaced data.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82125.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in late March and is expected to be complete by mid-April.

Updated March 18, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information.

This new feature will be extending data purge functionality to Microsoft Teams content to facilitate the purge of sensitive or misplaced data.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82125.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in late March and is expected to be complete by mid-April.

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MC315649 (Updated) On-Demand Caption and Transcript Generation New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC332875 (Updated) Skype for Business Planned Maintenance User impact Updated message, User impact N/A
MC334280 (Updated) Third party Teams apps designed for Outlook and Office.com available for users in Outlook and Office.com Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC335286 (Updated) Microsoft 365 compliance center: GA of default classification for content matching trainable classifiers New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC340285 (Updated) Create and manage Power Apps from Microsoft Lists within Microsoft Teams New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC340779 (Updated) Every Meeting Online (EMO) by Default - Support for third-party online meeting providers Feature update, User impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact N/A
MC340780 (Updated) Dark mode in New Yammer New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
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https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/azure/active-directory/overview?view=azureadps-2.0

https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/microsoftgraph/migration-steps?view=graph-powershell-1.0

https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/microsoft.graph.users.actions/set-mguserlicense?view=graph-powershell-1.0

https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/msonline/?view=azureadps-1.0

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-active-directory-identity/update-your-applications-to-use-microsoft-authentication-library/ba-p/1257363
https://docs.microsoft.com/graph/api/user-assignlicense?view=graph-rest-1.0&tabs=http

https://docs.microsoft.com/graph/migrate-azure-ad-graph-faq

https://docs.microsoft.com/graph/migrate-azure-ad-graph-overview

https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/azure/active-directory/overview?view=azureadps-2.0

https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/microsoftgraph/migration-steps?view=graph-powershell-1.0

https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/microsoftgraph/migration-steps?view=graph-powershell-beta

https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/microsoft.graph.users.actions/set-mguserlicense?view=graph-powershell-1.0

https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/msonline/?view=azureadps-1.0

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-active-directory-identity/automate-and-manage-azure-ad-tasks-at-scale-with-the-microsoft/ba-p/1942489

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-active-directory-identity/migrate-your-apps-to-access-the-license-managements-apis-from/ba-p/2464366

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-active-directory-identity/update-your-applications-to-use-microsoft-authentication-library/ba-p/1257363
08/26/2022
MC288642 (Updated) OneDrive and SharePoint: Improved Move/Copy user experience You might want to notify your OneDrive and SharePoint end users, update your user training, and prepare your help desk.

For your users: The support article titled Move or copy files in SharePoint describes the limitations and current Move experience. The screenshots will be updated to reflect the new experience as it’s rolling out to customers.
You might want to notify your OneDrive and SharePoint end users, update your user training, and prepare your help desk.

For your users: The support article titled Move or copy files in SharePoint describes the limitations and current Move experience. The screenshots will be updated to reflect the new experience as it’s rolling out to customers.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&featureid=85567
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MC334268 (Updated) Exclude sites and files from topic discovery based on applied sensitivity labels You should be prepared to see changes in the count of suggested topics.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=82047
You should be prepared to see changes in the count of suggested topics.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=82047

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=82048
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MC334280 (Updated) Third party Teams apps designed for Outlook and Office.com available for users in Outlook and Office.com You might want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88909

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88942
You might want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

We’ve published additional guidance to manage access to third-party Teams apps across Microsoft 365.

https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/manage-third-party-teams-apps

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88909

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88942
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MC334280 (Updated) Teams apps designed for Outlook and Office.com available for users in Outlook and Office.com You might want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

We’ve published additional guidance to manage access to third-party Teams apps across Microsoft 365.

https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/manage-third-party-teams-apps

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88909

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88942
You might want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

We’ve published additional guidance to manage access to Teams apps across Microsoft 365.

https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/manage-third-party-teams-apps

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88909

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88942
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MC340780 (Updated) Dark mode in New Yammer The feature will rollout automatically, there is no action needed from admins. You may want to update your best practices and support documentation to inform the users about the availability of Dark mode.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88976
The feature will rollout automatically, there is no action needed from admins. You may want to update your best practices and support documentation to inform the users about the availability of Dark mode.

Note: This feature does not support browsers with 3rd party cookies disabled or incognito browsers.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88976
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MC334280 (Updated) Teams apps designed for Outlook and Office.com available for users in Outlook and Office.com (Updated) Third party Teams apps designed for Outlook and Office.com available for users in Outlook and Office.com (Updated) Teams apps designed for Outlook and Office.com available for users in Outlook and Office.com N/A
MC335286 (Updated) Microsoft 365 compliance center: GA of default classification for content matching trainable classifiers Microsoft 365 compliance center: GA of default classification for content matching trainable classifiers (Updated) Microsoft 365 compliance center: GA of default classification for content matching trainable classifiers N/A
MC340285 (Updated) Create and manage Power Apps from Microsoft Lists within Microsoft Teams Create and manage Power Apps from Microsoft Lists within Microsoft Teams (Updated) Create and manage Power Apps from Microsoft Lists within Microsoft Teams N/A
MC340779 (Updated) Every Meeting Online (EMO) by Default - Support for third-party online meeting providers Every Meeting Online (EMO) by Default - Support for third-party online meeting providers (Updated) Every Meeting Online (EMO) by Default - Support for third-party online meeting providers N/A
MC340780 (Updated) Dark mode in New Yammer Dark mode in New Yamme (Updated) Dark mode in New Yamme N/A
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MC343058 Reminder: IE11 desktop application retires in 3 months on June 15, 2022 – Set up IE mode today (non-LTSC, non-Server) Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC343059 Change in Activity Log experience for activities older than 30 days Plan For Change Microsoft 365 Defender False N/A
MC343073 Windows Office Hours: March 17, 2022 Stay Informed Windows False 03/17/2022
MC343428 SharePoint app bar – Temporary window to disable is extended Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC343429 (Updated) Music on Hold for 1:1 VoIP calls Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC343433 Get-AdvancedThreatProtectionDocumentReport and Get-AdvancedThreatProtectionDocumentDetail to be retired Plan For Change Exchange Online True N/A
MC343434 Teams user/device usage report and Graph API data source change Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite, Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC343435 Editing Attachments on Yammer Threads Plan For Change Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC343440 (Updated) Microsoft Teams now follow Microsoft Office 365 preview users (Mac) Plan For Change Microsoft Teams True N/A
MC343441 Announcing Public Preview of Idle Session Timeout for Microsoft 365 Web Apps Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC343720 Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retires June 15, 2022 Stay Informed Windows False 06/16/2022
MC343788 Plus addressing: New disable setting and on by default Plan For Change Exchange Online True 04/17/2022
MC343789 Share computer audio on web Plan For Change Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC343794 Office TLS Certificate Changes Plan For Change Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Kaizala True 06/30/2022
MC343795 Pin shared libraries to Quick Access Stay Informed SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC343797 (Updated) Microsoft 365 compliance center: Announcing data purge capabilities for Microsoft Teams content Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC344037 Activity Center for iPads, Tablets Plan For Change Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC344040 (Updated) New policy settings available for Microsoft Feedback Portal Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite True N/A
MC344400 Prevent/Fix (Detected) Update to the latest version of Android Company Portal Prevent Or Fix Issue Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC344406 Identity Service: Upcoming feature to recover accidentally deleted service principal objects Plan For Change Identity Service False N/A
MC344412 Retirement announcement for Network Discovery service feature (part of AIP Scanner) Plan For Change Azure Information Protection False N/A
MC344413 Retirement announcement for AIP Audit Logs pipeline forwarding audit logs to Azure Log Analytics workspaces Plan For Change Azure Information Protection True N/A

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