2022 CW 14 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 03/28/2022 to 04/03/2022

26 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 23 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

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC267581 (Updated) Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates 05/31/2022 09:00:00 2022-07-15T09:00:00Z N/A
MC282784 (Updated) Play My Emails: Spotlight 04/30/2022 09:00:00 2022-05-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC292796 (Updated) Co-organizer Meeting Role 04/30/2022 10:00:00 2022-06-30T10:00:00Z N/A
MC295021 (Updated) New Microsoft 365 Lists entry point in the SharePoint app bar 04/30/2022 10:00:00 2022-05-20T10:00:00Z N/A
MC297608 View Only Attendee Guidance Update 03/31/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC298824 (Updated) Transcription in 1:1 VOIP Calls 04/30/2022 10:00:00 2022-05-23T10:00:00Z N/A
MC299210 (Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint 03/31/2022 10:00:00 2022-05-20T10:00:00Z N/A
MC303512 (Updated) Groups icon change in Outlook on web 04/30/2022 10:00:00 2022-05-06T10:00:00Z N/A
MC312491 (Updated) Update to the Conversations vertical in Microsoft Search in Bing 04/08/2022 09:00:00 2022-05-20T09:00:00Z N/A
MC314288 (Updated) Pinned apps for frontline workers 05/06/2022 09:00:00 2022-05-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC316147 (Updated) OneDrive: Move your shortcuts in OneDrive 05/13/2022 09:00:00 2022-05-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC320163 (Updated) Updating default tenant-level tag management settings 06/30/2022 09:00:00 2022-07-11T09:00:00Z N/A
MC324461 (Updated) Updated feedback experience in Message center posts 04/20/2022 09:00:00 2022-05-27T09:00:00Z N/A
MC333941 (Updated) New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactions 04/30/2022 09:00:00 2022-05-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC335614 (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Creating more granular email notifications for Service issues 04/30/2022 09:00:00 2022-05-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC335638 (Updated) Forms: Split sending and sharing entry point 04/30/2022 09:00:00 2022-05-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC336856 (Updated) Microsoft Viva Insights: Enroll in Focus plan from the Insights app in Teams 04/30/2022 09:00:00 2022-05-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC341572 Microsoft Teams: Text Predictions for Teams Mobile (Android) 06/30/2023 09:00:00 2022-06-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC343429 (Updated) Music on Hold for 1:1 VoIP calls 05/12/2022 09:00:00 2022-05-20T09:00:00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC344040 (Updated) New policy settings available for Microsoft Feedback Portal We are adding this policy as default on.

Allow users to access the Feedback portal
We are shipping this feature on by default.

Allow users to access the Feedback portal
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MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC267581 (Updated) Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates Updated February 08, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new feature will support the addition of custom list templates from your organization alongside the ready-made templates Microsoft provides to make it easy to get started tracking and managing information.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 70753

Timing:

Targeted release (entire org): will roll out in mid-July and complete by mid-August 2021

Standard release: will roll out in mid-March (previously mid-January) and be complete by mid-April (previously mid-February)

Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: user control / admin control

Action: review, assess and educate
Updated March 31, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new feature will support the addition of custom list templates from your organization alongside the ready-made templates Microsoft provides to make it easy to get started tracking and managing information.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 70753

Timing:

Targeted release (entire org): will roll out in mid-July and complete by mid-August 2021

Standard release: will roll out in mid-May (previously mid-March) and be complete by mid-June (previously mid-April)

Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: user control / admin control

Action: review, assess and educate
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MC274188 (Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePoint Updated January 31, 2022: We have updated this message with a change to the default expiration days setting, new rollout dates, and additional details for clarity.

To ensure the best experience we have postponed the start of final stage of this change until late March. The final stage is the part of the feature that actually stamps the expiration date on the file and physically deletes the file based on that stamped expiration date.

For any tenant that does not have a custom policy in place already, we are updating the default expiration days from 60 to 120 days. We are making this update based on new statistics that show on average across all tenants, less than 1% of recordings are watching after 120 vs 5% after 60 days.

As a reminder if you want to override the default setting you can do so in the Teams Admin center or by setting NewMeetingRecordingExpirationDays in PowerShell.

Why are you delaying this rollout?

As part of this change, we are deleting files, and we want to ensure we spend adequate time in our testing and early adopter environments. We have therefore decided to delay the production rollout of the portion of this feature that stamps expiration dates on the file and deletes the file based on that expiration date.

How come I can set and see the expiration policy but do not see the expiration set on the files?

We rolled out the ability for the tenant admin to define the default expiration days to allow them to preemptively define the default behavior before we roll out the actual expiration stamping and execution.

How will I know when this feature is fully rolled out to my tenant?

We will provide another update to the message center post when we are actively deploying to production tenants. Users will be informed about pending expirations via a notification in the Teams chat window when the video pops into the chat at the end of the recording session (see picture below). If you want to preemptively inform your users about this feature, you can tell them they will see this message when the feature is rolled out, or you can wait for the message center update in March 2022.

I want to be part of the early adopter program for this feature, how can I do that?

Please reach out to your CSAM or review Changes to meeting expiration for details to enroll. If accepted to the early adopter program, we will turn the feature on for your tenant within a week.

As part of the evolution of the new Stream (built on SharePoint), we are introducing the meeting recording auto-expiration feature, which will automatically delete Teams recording files stored in OneDrive or SharePoint after a preset period of time. Admins can disable this feature if desired.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 84580.

Timing: late March (previously early January) through late April (previously late February)

Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: user control and admin control

Documentation:

Meeting policies and meeting expiration in Microsoft Teams

Record a meeting in Teams

Action: review, assess and decide what you want the default expiration period to be for your organization

Updated April 01, 2022: We have begun rolling this out and will be monitoring customer reported issues to ensure a smooth deployment.

To ensure the best experience we have postponed the start of final stage of this change until late March. The final stage is the part of the feature that actually stamps the expiration date on the file and physically deletes the file based on that stamped expiration date.

For any tenant that does not have a custom policy in place already, we are updating the default expiration days from 60 to 120 days. We are making this update based on new statistics that show on average across all tenants, less than 1% of recordings are watching after 120 vs 5% after 60 days.

As a reminder if you want to override the default setting you can do so in the Teams Admin center or by setting NewMeetingRecordingExpirationDays in PowerShell.

Why are you delaying this rollout?

As part of this change, we are deleting files, and we want to ensure we spend adequate time in our testing and early adopter environments. We have therefore decided to delay the production rollout of the portion of this feature that stamps expiration dates on the file and deletes the file based on that expiration date.

How come I can set and see the expiration policy but do not see the expiration set on the files?

We rolled out the ability for the tenant admin to define the default expiration days to allow them to preemptively define the default behavior before we roll out the actual expiration stamping and execution.

How will I know when this feature is fully rolled out to my tenant?

We will provide another update to the message center post when we are actively deploying to production tenants. Users will be informed about pending expirations via a notification in the Teams chat window when the video pops into the chat at the end of the recording session (see picture below). If you want to preemptively inform your users about this feature, you can tell them they will see this message when the feature is rolled out, or you can wait for the message center update in March 2022.

As part of the evolution of the new Stream (built on SharePoint), we are introducing the meeting recording auto-expiration feature, which will automatically delete Teams recording files stored in OneDrive or SharePoint after a preset period of time. Admins can disable this feature if desired.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 84580.

Timing: Timing: late March (previously early January) through late April (previously late February)

Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: user control and admin control

Documentation:

Meeting policies and meeting expiration in Microsoft Teams

Record a meeting in Teams

Action: review, assess and decide what you want the default expiration period to be for your organization

03/25/2022
MC282784 (Updated) Play My Emails: Spotlight Updated January 11, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This enhancement to the Play My Emails feature of Outlook Mobile identifies Spotlight Emails (emails deemed important) and prioritizes them to be read first before other email from the inbox.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85570.

Timing: mid-February through the end of March

Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: admin control

Action: review and assess

Updated March 29, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This enhancement to the Play My Emails feature of Outlook Mobile identifies Spotlight Emails (emails deemed important) and prioritizes them to be read first before other email from the inbox.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85570.

Timing: mid-February through the late April (previously late March)

Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: admin control

Action: review and assess

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MC284259 (Updated) Microsoft Forms new App "Polls" in Teams Updated January 25, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Forms has always focused on providing the best polling experience to our customers. However, according to customer feedback and telemetry, we have determined that many people don't know the "Forms" App provides polling capability in Teams.

To provide a better experience we are delivering a new Teams app specifically for polling capabilities. This new app will be discoverable in Teams meetings/chats as “Polls”.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84567

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out starting in Teams meetings and then moving to Teams chat in February (previously mid-October) and expect to complete by end of March (previously late February).

The original "Forms" app will be retired from Teams meetings in March (previously January), and then will be retired from Teams chat in April (previously February). Once retired from meetings/chat the “Forms” app will only be available in the Teams channel tab to provide Survey capabilities.
Updated March 31, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Forms has always focused on providing the best polling experience to our customers. However, according to customer feedback and telemetry, we have determined that many people don't know the "Forms" App provides polling capability in Teams.

To provide a better experience we are delivering a new Teams app specifically for polling capabilities. This new app will be discoverable in Teams meetings/chats as “Polls”.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84567

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out starting in Teams meetings and then moving to Teams chat in February (previously mid-October) and expect to complete by late April (previously late February).

The original "Forms" app will be retired from Teams meetings in March (previously January), and then will be retired from Teams chat in April (previously February). Once retired from meetings/chat the “Forms” app will only be available in the Teams channel tab to provide Survey capabilities.
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MC292796 (Updated) Co-organizer Meeting Role Updated February 18, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Organizers will soon be able to assign the co-organizer meeting role to up to 10 specific people they invite to their meeting. Co-organizers will be granted most of the capabilities of the organizer in the meeting, including being able to access & modify the meeting options for the meeting.

Usage of the co-organizer role for a meeting will be optional. If users choose not to use the co-organizer feature, there will be no change.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81391.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this feature to begin rolling out in mid-March (previously early February) and expect the rollout to be complete by late March (previously mid-February).
Updated March 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Organizers will soon be able to assign the co-organizer meeting role to up to 10 specific people they invite to their meeting. Co-organizers will be granted most of the capabilities of the organizer in the meeting, including being able to access & modify the meeting options for the meeting.

Usage of the co-organizer role for a meeting will be optional. If users choose not to use the co-organizer feature, there will be no change.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81391.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this feature to begin rolling out in mid-May (previously mid-March) and expect the rollout to be complete by late May (previously late March).
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MC295021 (Updated) New Microsoft 365 Lists entry point in the SharePoint app bar Updated February 08, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Resources in the SharePoint app bar will be expanding to include an entry point to Microsoft 365 Lists.

Microsoft 365 Lists content is personalized to the individual user

Note: The new Microsoft 365 Lists entry point cannot be disabled or customized.

[Key points:]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 85641.

Timing:

Targeted release: will begin rolling out in early January (previously late November) and is expected to be complete in mid-January (previously early December).

Standard: will begin rolling out in mid-March (previously late January) and is expected to be complete in late March (previously early February).

Roll-out: tenant level

Action: Action: review and assess

Updated April 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Resources in the SharePoint app bar will be expanding to include an entry point to Microsoft 365 Lists.

Microsoft 365 Lists content is personalized to the individual user

Note: The new Microsoft 365 Lists entry point cannot be disabled or customized.

[Key points:]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 85641.

Timing:

Targeted release: will begin rolling out in early January (previously late November) and is expected to be complete in mid-January (previously early December).

Standard: will begin rolling out in mid-March (previously late January) and is expected to be complete in mid-April (previously late March).

Roll-out: tenant level

Action: Action: review and assess

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MC298824 (Updated) Transcription in 1:1 VOIP Calls Updated March 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Transcription in 1:1 VOIP Calls will soon be available.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68774.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this release to begin in early January (previously mid-November) and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-March (previously mid-February).
Updated March 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Transcription in 1:1 VOIP Calls will soon be available.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68774.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this release to begin in early January (previously mid-November) and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-April (previously mid-March).
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MC299210 (Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint Updated March 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Search is adding the capability to find relevant Microsoft Teams, and Outlook conversations when searching in SharePoint and Office.com.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68779.

[When this will happen:]

We expect for this rollout to begin in early January (previously early December) and to be fully completed in late March (previously early February).
Updated March 31, 2022: Based on early learnings we are postponing this feature for SharePoint and will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. We have updated the rollout timeline below for Office.com. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Search is adding the capability to find relevant Microsoft Teams, and Outlook conversations when searching in SharePoint and Office.com.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68779.

[When this will happen:]

We expect for this rollout to begin in early January (previously early December) and to be fully completed in mid-April (previously late March).
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MC303512 (Updated) Groups icon change in Outlook on web Updated March 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Microsoft 365 Groups icon seen under the Groups section in left navigation pane will be changed. This change is applicable only to Outlook on Web application. Currently it is represented by a folder icon. It will be replaced by the Groups icon. This icon change will bring visual coherence between Outlook on Web and Outlook Desktop application.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85632.

[When will this happen:]

We expect to begin this rollout by mid-January (previously early January) and expect the rollout to be complete by mid-March (previously mid-February).
Updated March 31, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Microsoft 365 Groups icon seen under the Groups section in left navigation pane will be changed. This change is applicable only to Outlook on Web application. Currently it is represented by a folder icon. It will be replaced by the Groups icon. This icon change will bring visual coherence between Outlook on Web and Outlook Desktop application.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85632.

[When will this happen:]

We expect to begin this rollout by mid-January (previously early January) and expect the rollout to be complete by early April (previously mid-March).
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MC312491 (Updated) Update to the Conversations vertical in Microsoft Search in Bing As users of Microsoft Search in Bing, you are already familiar with finding Teams and Yammer conversations via the Conversations vertical. We are pleased to inform that the Conversations vertical experience in Microsoft Search in Bing will be enhanced with Email messages. Going forward the Conversations vertical will contain Teams conversations and Email Messages. We expect that this feature will bring additional value to Microsoft Search in Bing experience for the users in your organization and make it more complete search experience.

Search results from Yammer, that is currently supported within the Conversations vertical in Microsoft Search in Bing, will appear in its own vertical. A future enhancement on the Yammer vertical will bring in a richer search experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68779.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in mid-January and expect to complete by mid-March.

During the rollout process, some users in your organization may see the new experience ahead of others.
Updated March 31, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

As users of Microsoft Search in Bing, you are already familiar with finding Teams and Yammer conversations via the Conversations vertical. We are pleased to inform that the Conversations vertical experience in Microsoft Search in Bing will be enhanced with Email messages. Going forward the Conversations vertical will contain Teams conversations and Email Messages. We expect that this feature will bring additional value to Microsoft Search in Bing experience for the users in your organization and make it more complete search experience.

Search results from Yammer, that is currently supported within the Conversations vertical in Microsoft Search in Bing, will appear in its own vertical. A future enhancement on the Yammer vertical will bring in a richer search experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68779.

[When this will happen:]

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

During the rollout process, some users in your organization may see the new experience ahead of others.
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MC314288 (Updated) Pinned apps for frontline workers Updated March 03, 2022: We will be rolling out an admin toggle this week ahead of the full feature release later this month. This toggle will allow IT admins to proactively turn this feature on/off before it impacts users with an F license.

For details about the feature and toggle please refer to: Tailor your Teams apps based on license

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 early-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.

Updated April 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

A toggle is available to allow IT admins to proactively turn this feature on/off before it impacts users with an F license.

For details about the feature and toggle please refer to: Tailor your Teams apps based on license

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 early-March (previously mid-February) and expect the rollout to be completed by late April (previously late 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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MC316147 (Updated) OneDrive: Move your shortcuts in OneDrive Updated March 04, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

You can now move the shortcuts you’ve added using “Add shortcut to OneDrive” into any folders in your OneDrive.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82166.

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: Will occur in mid-March (previously mid-February)

Standard Release: We expect this to begin rolling out in late March (previously mid-February) and be fully completed by mid-April (previously late February).
Updated March 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

You can now move the shortcuts you’ve added using “Add shortcut to OneDrive” into any folders in your OneDrive.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82166.

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: Will occur in mid-March (previously mid-February) and complete by mid-April

Standard Release: We expect this to begin rolling out in mid-April (previously late March) and be fully completed by late April (previously mid-April).
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MC317766 (Updated) Live Captions in all available languages and CART Captions on Teams Meetings on Web Updated March 08, 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 mid-June (previously late March) and expect the rollout to be completed by early July (previously mid-April).

CART captions for web: We expect the rollout to begin in early April and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-April.

Updated April 01, 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 mid-June (previously late March) and expect the rollout to be completed by early July (previously mid-April).

CART captions for web: We expect the rollout to begin in early June (previously early April) and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-June (previously mid-April).

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MC320163 (Updated) Updating default tenant-level tag management settings Updated February 18, 2022: We have updated the rollout timelines below. Additionally, we have updated the content with additional details. Thank you for your patience.

We’re updating the default tag management settings based on customer feedback. The new defaults eliminate the need for team members to ask owners to create or edit tags on their behalf.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88318

[Key points:]

Timing: This change will start to rollout in late March (previously late February), and we expect to complete the rollout by late May (previously late April).

Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: Team owner and team member control

Action: review and assess for appropriate experience

Updated March 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timelines below. Additionally, we have updated the content with additional details. Thank you for your patience.

We’re updating the default tag management settings based on customer feedback. The new defaults eliminate the need for team members to ask owners to create or edit tags on their behalf.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88318

[Key points:]

Timing: This change will start to rollout in late April (previously late March), and we expect to complete the rollout by early June (previously late May).

Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: Team owner and team member control

Action: review and assess for appropriate experience

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MC320691 (Updated) Forms distribution and email notification feature Microsoft Forms will soon enable a feature that will allow users to share a Form/survey directly with other users and distribution lists within the organization which will also include automated follow up emails and updates.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88886.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in mid-March and expect the rollout to be fully completed by mid-April.
Updated March 31, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Forms will soon enable a feature that will allow users to share a Form/survey directly with other users and distribution lists within the organization which will also include automated follow up emails and updates.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88886.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in mid-March and expect the rollout to be fully completed by late April (previously mid-April).
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MC324461 (Updated) Updated feedback experience in Message center posts We are updating the feedback experience in Message center posts so that admins can easily give more granular feedback on the posts.

[When this will happen:]

The updated experience will first start rolling out to Targeted Release in mid-February and complete by mid-March for Standard Release.

Updated April 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are updating the feedback experience in Message center posts so that admins can easily give more granular feedback on the posts.

[When this will happen:]

The updated experience will first start rolling out to Targeted Release in mid-February and complete by mid-April (previously mid-March) for Standard Release.

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MC333941 (Updated) New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactions 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).

Updated March 29, 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 April (previously late March).

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MC334268 (Updated) Exclude sites and files from topic discovery based on applied sensitivity labels 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).

Updated March 31, 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 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 early April (previously mid-March) and expect to complete by late April (previously mid-April).

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MC334280 (Updated) Teams apps designed for Outlook and Office.com available for users in Outlook and Office.com 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.

Updated March 31, 2022: We have updated the content below with a link to a blog 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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MC335614 (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Creating more granular email notifications for Service issues We are adding the ability to subscribe to separate email notifications for the different types of service issues that show up on the Service Health dashboard. Currently admins can enroll in email notifications for incidents and advisories, we are adding additional granularity for admins to subscribe to Microsoft service issues and issues occurring within your organization that require admin action.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 91627.

[When this will happen:]

This feature will start rolling out in late February and we expect the rollout to be completed by late March.
Updated April 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are adding the ability to subscribe to separate email notifications for the different types of service issues that show up on the Service Health dashboard. Currently admins can enroll in email notifications for incidents and advisories, we are adding additional granularity for admins to subscribe to Microsoft service issues and issues occurring within your organization that require admin action.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 91627.

[When this will happen:]

This feature will start rolling out in late February and we expect the rollout to be completed by late April (previously late March).
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MC335638 (Updated) Forms: Split sending and sharing entry point We are making it easier to share a Form with a collaborator or with respondents by clearly separating out the sharing process.

This is a follow up to MC24233. Based on feedback, we made the decision to make additional changes before we proceeded with the full rollout. We are now ready to move forward and apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your feedback and patience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 79450.

[When this will happen:]

This rollout will begin in late February and we expect the rollout to be completed by late March.
Updated March 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are making it easier to share a Form with a collaborator or with respondents by clearly separating out the sharing process.

This is a follow up to MC24233. Based on feedback, we made the decision to make additional changes before we proceeded with the full rollout. We are now ready to move forward and apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your feedback and patience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 79450.

[When this will happen:]

This rollout will begin in late February and we expect the rollout to be completed by late April (previously late March).
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MC336856 (Updated) Microsoft Viva Insights: Enroll in Focus plan from the Insights app in Teams Viva Insights is introducing updates to better enable users to protect time for focus from the Viva Insights Teams app. These updates to the protect time page will allow users to enroll in a focus plan and adjust preferences to auto book focus time on one's calendar from within the Insights app in Teams. Users enrolled in a focus plan will also see insights about their progress towards their focus time goals.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88957.

[When will this happen:]

We expect rollout to begin in early March and expect it to be completed by late March.
Updated March 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Viva Insights is introducing updates to better enable users to protect time for focus from the Viva Insights Teams app. These updates to the protect time page will allow users to enroll in a focus plan and adjust preferences to auto book focus time on one's calendar from within the Insights app in Teams. Users enrolled in a focus plan will also see insights about their progress towards their focus time goals.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88957.

[When will this happen:]

We expect rollout to begin in early March and expect it to be completed by late April (previously late March).
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MC343429 (Updated) Music on Hold for 1:1 VoIP calls Music on Hold for 1:1 VoIP calls will play music to callers while on hold, ensuring that the caller knows that the call is still active.

Feature will apply to 1:1 call hold and consult then transfer hold for VOIP calls

Blind transfer is not in scope.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout We will begin rolling this out in late March and expect to complete rollout early April.
Updated March 31, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Music on Hold for 1:1 VoIP calls will play music to callers while on hold, ensuring that the caller knows that the call is still active.

Feature will apply to 1:1 call hold and consult then transfer hold for VOIP calls

Blind transfer is not in scope.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout We will begin rolling this out in late March and expect to complete rollout mid-April (previously early April).
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MC344040 (Updated) New policy settings available for Microsoft Feedback Portal We are introducing a new policy for admins to be able to manage user access to the Feedback portal (announced in MC289676). The Feedback portal allows your users to submit community feedback and interact with (upvote, comment) feedback submitted by other users. It also allows for users to track and follow-up on feedback they submit to Microsoft.

The feedback we collect from your users is available for you to review in the Microsoft 365 admin center. Keeping the feedback experiences enabled will let you see what your users are saying about the products they are using.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out in mid-April and expect to complete rollout late April.
Updated March 29, 2022: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.

We are introducing a new policy for admins to be able to manage user access to the Feedback portal (announced in MC289676). The Feedback portal allows your users to submit community feedback and interact with (upvote, comment) feedback submitted by other users. It also allows for users to track and follow-up on feedback they submit to Microsoft.

The feedback we collect from your users is available for you to review in the Microsoft 365 admin center. Keeping the feedback experiences enabled will let you see what your users are saying about the products they are using.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out in mid-April and expect to complete rollout late April.
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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC312491 (Updated) Update to the Conversations vertical in Microsoft Search in Bing New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC320691 (Updated) Forms distribution and email notification feature New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC324461 (Updated) Updated feedback experience in Message center posts Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC335614 (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Creating more granular email notifications for Service issues Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC335638 (Updated) Forms: Split sending and sharing entry point Feature update, User impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact N/A
MC336856 (Updated) Microsoft Viva Insights: Enroll in Focus plan from the Insights app in Teams Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC343429 (Updated) Music on Hold for 1:1 VoIP calls Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC344040 (Updated) New policy settings available for Microsoft Feedback Portal Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC274188 (Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePoint To change the default auto-expiration setting for your tenant, go to admin.teams.microsoft.com, navigate to Meetings > Meeting Policies > Add in the left navigation panel. Then modify the setting under the Recording & transcription section. You can turn "Meetings automatically expire" to off if you do not want meeting recordings to expire at all, or you can set a specific number of default days between 1 and 99999.

Or modify the setting in PowerShell by setting the attribute NewMeetingRecordingExpirationDays. If you use PowerShell, set the attribute to “-1” to never auto-expire TMRs, or set it to a specific number of days (min: 1 day, max: 99,999 days). PowerShell documentation here: Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy (SkypeForBusiness) | Microsoft Docs

Example PowerShell Cmd:

Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -NewMeetingRecordingExpirationDays 30

If you are going to specify a tenant level expiration standard, inform your user base about the change before we deploy it so that they are aware they will need to take action to retain their new recording files past the specified time period once the feature is enabled. They will also be notified in various ways as described in the FAQs link below.

Learn more about the feature: Meeting policies and meeting expiration in Microsoft Teams.

https://admin.microsoft.com/Adminportal/Home?ref=MessageCenter/:/messages/MC222640

https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/meeting-expiration#changes-to-meeting-expiration

https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/skype/set-csteamsmeetingpolicy?view=skype-ps

https://support.microsoft.com/office/record-a-meeting-in-teams-34dfbe7f-b07d-4a27-b4c6-de62f1348c24

https://www.docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/meeting-expiration

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=84580%2C

https://admin.microsoft.com/Adminportal/Home?ref=MessageCenter/:/messages/MC222640

https://support.microsoft.com/office/record-a-meeting-in-teams-34dfbe7f-b07d-4a27-b4c6-de62f1348c24

https://www.docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/meeting-expiration

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=84580%2C
03/25/2022
MC298824 (Updated) Transcription in 1:1 VOIP Calls No action required but you may want to update your documentation as needed.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68774
No action required but you may want to update your documentation as needed.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68774
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MC299210 (Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68779
You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=68779
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MC Start Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC267581 (Updated) Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates 07/08/2021 02:37:00 2021-07-08T02:37:37Z N/A
MC284259 (Updated) Microsoft Forms new App "Polls" in Teams 09/10/2021 06:52:00 2021-09-10T06:52:54Z N/A
MC299210 (Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint 11/19/2021 01:16:00 2021-11-19T01:16:35Z N/A
MC303512 (Updated) Groups icon change in Outlook on web 12/10/2021 08:16:00 2021-12-10T08:16:55Z N/A
MC312491 (Updated) Update to the Conversations vertical in Microsoft Search in Bing 01/08/2022 01:56:00 2022-01-08T01:56:04Z N/A
MC320691 (Updated) Forms distribution and email notification feature 02/03/2022 02:35:00 2022-02-03T02:35:29Z N/A
MC334268 (Updated) Exclude sites and files from topic discovery based on applied sensitivity labels 02/19/2022 00:12:00 2022-02-19T00:12:30Z N/A
MC334280 (Updated) Teams apps designed for Outlook and Office.com available for users in Outlook and Office.com 02/19/2022 00:54:00 2022-02-19T00:54:43Z N/A
MC343429 (Updated) Music on Hold for 1:1 VoIP calls 03/16/2022 01:03:00 2022-03-16T01:03:28Z N/A

MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC312491 (Updated) Update to the Conversations vertical in Microsoft Search in Bing Update to the Conversations vertical in Microsoft Search in Bing (Updated) Update to the Conversations vertical in Microsoft Search in Bing N/A
MC320691 (Updated) Forms distribution and email notification feature Forms distribution and email notification feature (Updated) Forms distribution and email notification feature N/A
MC324461 (Updated) Updated feedback experience in Message center posts Updated feedback experience in Message center posts (Updated) Updated feedback experience in Message center posts N/A
MC335614 (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Creating more granular email notifications for Service issues Microsoft 365 admin center: Creating more granular email notifications for Service issues (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Creating more granular email notifications for Service issues N/A
MC335638 (Updated) Forms: Split sending and sharing entry point Forms: Split sending and sharing entry point (Updated) Forms: Split sending and sharing entry point N/A
MC336856 (Updated) Microsoft Viva Insights: Enroll in Focus plan from the Insights app in Teams Microsoft Viva Insights: Enroll in Focus plan from the Insights app in Teams (Updated) Microsoft Viva Insights: Enroll in Focus plan from the Insights app in Teams N/A
MC343429 (Updated) Music on Hold for 1:1 VoIP calls Music on Hold for 1:1 VoIP calls (Updated) Music on Hold for 1:1 VoIP calls N/A
MC344040 (Updated) New policy settings available for Microsoft Feedback Portal New policy settings available for Microsoft Feedback Portal (Updated) New policy settings available for Microsoft Feedback Portal N/A

CW14 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC348227 Loop components in Teams Chat Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC348225 Presenter modes move and resize options Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC348215 Retiring Hold statistics in Microsoft 365 Compliance Center Core eDiscovery and Advanced eDiscovery Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite True N/A
MC348214 Microsoft Information Protection: Feedback Loop for Content explorer and DLP alerts Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC348212 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Collections and processing enhancements (GA) Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC348185 March 2022 Windows non-security preview "C" release available for all supported versions of Windows Prevent Or Fix Issue Windows False N/A
MC348259 MarkAsRead Volume Drop Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC348870 Connected experience controls for Whiteboard Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC348869 Enablement of combined security information registration for Azure Active Directory Plan For Change Identity Service True N/A
MC349551 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC349520 Insider Risk Management: New features coming to general availability Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC349513 Forms Portal Page Experience Improvement Plan For Change Microsoft Forms False N/A
MC349511 Inspiration Library in Microsoft Viva Insights Plan For Change Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC349508 Support of Live Caption for Teams on Windows 365 Stay Informed Microsoft Teams, Windows 365 False N/A
MC349684 Connect Microsoft Teams Shifts with Blue Yonder Workforce Management Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC349675 Skype for Business online contacts retirement Plan For Change Skype for Business, Microsoft Teams True 06/30/2022
MC350372 User requests for apps in Teams store Plan For Change Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC350371 Teams PowerShell Module – versions older than 4.x.x to be retired Plan For Change Microsoft Teams True 06/15/2022
MC350775 In Development for Microsoft Intune is now available Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC350774 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Email Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Defender False N/A
MC350768 SharePoint: Create from the SharePoint app bar Plan For Change SharePoint Online False N/A
MC350681 The Windows Update policies you should set and why Stay Informed Windows False 04/01/2022
MC350659 Retirement of older Windows Embedded Compact content Stay Informed Windows False 04/01/2022

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