2022 CW 18 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 04/25/2022 to 05/01/2022

17 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 10 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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

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Changes

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC248201 (Updated) Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists 05/20/2022 09:00:00 2022-07-08T09:00:00Z N/A
MC298824 (Updated) Transcription in 1:1 VOIP Calls 05/23/2022 10:00:00 2022-06-17T10:00:00Z N/A
MC302456 (Updated) Improved Teams Guest User Usability (previously posted as MC300029) 05/31/2022 10:00:00 2022-05-13T10:00:00Z N/A
MC305426 (Updated) Changes to Microsoft Teams apps' native permissions in the browser 05/31/2022 10:00:00 2022-06-20T10:00:00Z N/A
MC306685 (Updated) Records Management – Configure a record label to start unlocked for user-driven records declaration 04/04/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-17T09:00:00Z N/A
MC314288 (Updated) Pinned apps for frontline workers 05/31/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC318990 (Updated) Forms: Allow up to 5 million Responses per Form/Quiz 05/30/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC341571 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Casting from Teams desktop client to Microsoft Teams Rooms 05/30/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC343059 (Updated) Change in Activity Log experience for activities older than 30 days 05/01/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-01T09:00:00Z N/A
MC352622 (Updated) Improved Meeting Support in Firefox Browser 05/18/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC352623 (Updated) Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings 05/18/2022 09:00:00 2022-07-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC358532 (Updated) Forms: Enable templates for commercial users 06/30/2022 09:00:00 2022-07-22T09:00:00Z N/A
MC359520 (Updated) Outlook: Suggested replies expansion to Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish languages 05/31/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-10T09:00:00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC274188 (Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePoint New recordings will automatically expire 120 days after they are recorded if no action is taken, except for A1 users who will receive a max 30-day default setting. The 120-day default was chosen because, on average across all tenants, 99%+ of meeting recordings are never watched again after 120 days. However, this setting can be modified if a different expiration timeline is desired.

Users can also modify the expiration date for any recordings on which they have edit/delete permissions, using the files details pane in OneDrive or SharePoint.

Additional clarifications:

The expiration setting is not a retention setting. For example, setting a 30-day expiration on a file will trigger an auto-deletion 30 days after the file was created, but it will not prevent a different system or user from deleting that file ahead of that schedule.

Any retention/deletion/legal hold policies you have designated in the Compliance center will override this feature. In other words, if there is a conflict between your designated Compliance policy setting and the expiration setting, the compliance policy timeline always wins.

When a recording is deleted due to the expiration setting, the end user will be notified via email. The SharePoint tenant or site admin, or the end user with edit/delete permissions will be able to retrieve the file from the recycle bin for up to 90 days.

The admin does not have the ability to override end-user modification capabilities.

This will not impact any existing meeting recordings created before the feature is deployed. Also, any changes to the default date in the admin console will only apply to newly created meeting recordings after the change is made.

The min number of days that can be set on NewMeetingRecordingExpirationDays is 1 and the maximum is 99,999 (e.g. 273 years) or it can be set to never auto-expire.

This feature does not impact meeting recordings stored in Microsoft Stream (classic Stream) but will affect recordings stored in the new Stream (built on OneDrive and SharePoint).

This feature is only available for Teams meeting recordings created by the Teams service in OneDrive and SharePoint. It is not available for other file types in OneDrive and SharePoint.

New recordings will automatically expire 60 days after they are recorded if no action is taken, except for A1 users who will receive a max 30-day default setting. The 60-day default was chosen because, on average across all tenants, 99%+ of meeting recordings are never watched again after 60 days. However, this setting can be modified if a different expiration timeline is desired.

Users can also modify the expiration date for any recordings on which they have edit/delete permissions, using the files details pane in OneDrive or SharePoint.

Additional clarifications:

The expiration setting is not a retention setting. For example, setting a 30-day expiration on a file will trigger an auto-deletion 30 days after the file was created, but it will not prevent a different system or user from deleting that file ahead of that schedule.

Any retention/deletion/legal hold policies you have designated in the Compliance center will override this feature. In other words, if there is a conflict between your designated Compliance policy setting and the expiration setting, the compliance policy timeline always wins.

When a recording is deleted due to the expiration setting, the end user will be notified via email. The SharePoint tenant or site admin, or the end user with edit/delete permissions will be able to retrieve the file from the recycle bin for up to 90 days.

The admin does not have the ability to override end-user modification capabilities.

This will not impact any existing meeting recordings created before the feature is deployed. Also, any changes to the default date in the admin console will only apply to newly created meeting recordings after the change is made.

The min number of days that can be set on NewMeetingRecordingExpirationDays is 1 and the maximum is 99,999 (e.g. 273 years) or it can be set to never auto-expire.

This feature does not impact meeting recordings stored in Microsoft Stream (classic Stream) but will affect recordings stored in the new Stream (built on OneDrive and SharePoint).

This feature is only available for Teams meeting recordings created by the Teams service in OneDrive and SharePoint. It is not available for other file types in OneDrive and SharePoint.

03/25/2022
MC352623 (Updated) Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings Soft focus applies a smoothing effect to appearance, and Adjust brightness enhances the video quality when lighting is poor.

Users in your organization will see these 2 filters in "Device Settings" panel in meeting and "Settings"->"Devices"->"Camera" panel.

Note: This feature is turned-off by default.
Soft focus applies a smoothing effect to appearance, and Adjust brightness enhances the video quality when lighting is poor.

Users in your organization will see these 2 filters in "Device Settings" panel in meeting and "Settings"->"Devices"->"Camera" panel.

Note: This feature is turned-off by default. Please also allow access to *.teams.microsoft.com in order for both of these features to work.
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MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC248201 (Updated) Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists Updated March 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below for Government organizations. Thank you for your patience.

We are excited to announce the arrival of a new guided authoring experience in Lists that will make it easy to quickly create business intelligence reports in Power BI using your list schema and data.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72175.

Timing:

Targeted Release: rolling out in early early May. - Completed

Standard Release: rolling out from early June (previously late May) to mid-July (previously early June). - Completed

Government: we will begin rolling out in early December (previously mid-September) and expect to complete by mid-April (previously mid-March).

Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: admin control

Action: review and assess
Updated April 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below for Government organizations. Thank you for your patience.

We are excited to announce the arrival of a new guided authoring experience in Lists that will make it easy to quickly create business intelligence reports in Power BI using your list schema and data.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72175 and 93221

Timing:

Targeted Release: rolling out in early early May. - Completed

Standard Release: rolling out from early June (previously late May) to mid-July (previously early June). - Completed

Government: we will begin rolling out in early May (previously early December) and expect to complete by early June (previously mid-April).

Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: admin control

Action: review and assess
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MC274188 (Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePoint Updated April 06, 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

Updated April 29, 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 mid-May (previously late April)

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
MC298410 (Updated) Mirror my video Updated March 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Now you will no longer have to see the text flipped. Imagine a scenario in which a primary school teacher has a small whiteboard in hand and is trying to teach school kids basic alphabets. Or imagine you have a virtual background with text in it. While the user on the other end of the meeting can see the text correctly, you see the text flipped. By providing you the option to un-mirror, you will be able to see the text correctly.

This feature will be helpful at the following locations:

Gallery

Large gallery

Preview videos

PowerPoint sharing – content only

PowerPoint live

The feature will roll out for Windows and MAC desktop client.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 89015.

[When this will happen:]

Standard: We will begin rolling this out in late January (previously mid-November) and expect to complete rollout end of February (previously late January).

GCC: We will begin rolling this out in late January (previously early December) and expect to complete rollout end of February (previously late January).

GCC-H: We will begin rolling this out in mid-April (previously mid-February) and expect to complete rollout late May (previously late March).

DoD: We will begin rolling this out mid-April (previously late February) and expect to complete rollout late May (previously early April).
Updated April 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Now you will no longer have to see the text flipped. Imagine a scenario in which a primary school teacher has a small whiteboard in hand and is trying to teach school kids basic alphabets. Or imagine you have a virtual background with text in it. While the user on the other end of the meeting can see the text correctly, you see the text flipped. By providing you the option to un-mirror, you will be able to see the text correctly.

This feature will be helpful at the following locations:

Gallery

Large gallery

Preview videos

PowerPoint sharing – content only

PowerPoint live

The feature will roll out for Windows and MAC desktop client.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 89015.

[When this will happen:]

Standard: We will begin rolling this out in late January (previously mid-November) and expect to complete rollout end of February (previously late January). - Complete

GCC: We will begin rolling this out in late January (previously early December) and expect to complete rollout end of February (previously late January). - Complete

GCC-H: We will begin rolling this out in mid-April (previously mid-February) and expect to complete rollout early May (previously late May).

DoD: We will begin rolling this out mid-May (previously mid-April) and expect to complete rollout late May (previously early April).
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MC298824 (Updated) Transcription in 1:1 VOIP Calls 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).
Updated April 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-May (previously mid-April).
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MC302456 (Updated) Improved Teams Guest User Usability (previously posted as MC300029) Updated February 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Note: This is a re-post of MC300029 as it expired prematurely on the incorrect date and may not be visible to admins anymore.

We will be updating guest user functionality within the Microsoft Teams app.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88430.

[When this will happen:]

We expect to begin rolling this out in early January (previously early December) and expect the rollout to be completed by late April (previously late January).
Updated April 29, 2022: To ensure the optimal experience we have postponed the rollout to GCC-High and DoD organizations. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience.

Note: This is a re-post of MC300029 as it expired prematurely on the incorrect date and may not be visible to admins anymore.

We will be updating guest user functionality within the Microsoft Teams app.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88430.

[When this will happen:]

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

Note: The rollout is complete for Standard and GCC organizations. We have postponed the rollout to GCC-High and DoD organizations and will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.
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MC305426 (Updated) Changes to Microsoft Teams apps' native permissions in the browser Updated March 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

In order to better secure Microsoft Teams third-party applications that request native device permissions - such as camera, microphone or location access - we will be requiring users to manually opt-in for these permissions per app in the Microsoft Teams web browser experience. We are already doing this on the Teams desktop and mobile clients.

Previously, Microsoft Teams app permissions were handled by the browser when requesting camera, microphone or location access. With this change, users will need to navigate to the app's permissions dialog to grant access to these permissions for their Microsoft Teams third-party application in the web browser.

First-party Microsoft Teams applications in Education will be unaffected by this change: Assignments, OneNote, EDU Class Notes, EDU PLC Notes, and EDU Staff Notes.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83656.

[When this will happen:]

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

We expect GCC, GCC-H and DoD rollouts to begin in late March (previously early March) and expect those rollouts to be complete by late April (previously late March).
Updated April 26, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

In order to better secure Microsoft Teams third-party applications that request native device permissions - such as camera, microphone or location access - we will be requiring users to manually opt-in for these permissions per app in the Microsoft Teams web browser experience. We are already doing this on the Teams desktop and mobile clients.

Previously, Microsoft Teams app permissions were handled by the browser when requesting camera, microphone or location access. With this change, users will need to navigate to the app's permissions dialog to grant access to these permissions for their Microsoft Teams third-party application in the web browser.

First-party Microsoft Teams applications in Education will be unaffected by this change: Assignments, OneNote, EDU Class Notes, EDU PLC Notes, and EDU Staff Notes.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83656.

[When this will happen:]

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

We expect GCC, GCC-H and DoD rollouts to begin in late March (previously early March) and expect those rollouts to be complete by mid-May (previously late April)
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MC306685 (Updated) Records Management – Configure a record label to start unlocked for user-driven records declaration Updated February 08, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are introducing a new capability to better manage the lifecycle of documents labeled as a record. This new feature enables Records Management administrators to create retention labels that will mark contents in SharePoint and OneDrive as records but will not be “locked” (restricted for edits) until a user manually locks it. This will help customers who use automatic or default labeling of content which includes documents in a draft state which are not yet final and will need to become a locked record until they reach this stage of their lifecycle. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 roadmap ID 88509.

[When this will happen:]

Public preview: will begin rolling out in mid-March (previously mid-January) and is expected to be complete by late April (previously late February).
Updated April 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are introducing a new capability to better manage the lifecycle of documents labeled as a record. This new feature enables Records Management administrators to create retention labels that will mark contents in SharePoint and OneDrive as records but will not be “locked” (restricted for edits) until a user manually locks it. This will help customers who use automatic or default labeling of content which includes documents in a draft state which are not yet final and will need to become a locked record until they reach this stage of their lifecycle. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 roadmap ID 88509.

[When this will happen:]

Public preview: will begin rolling out in mid-March (previously mid-January) and is expected to be complete by mid-May (previously late April).
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MC309911 (Updated) Automatically Detect Music Updated February 01, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The previously released ML-based noise suppression is now enabled by default for most of our customers. ML-based noise suppression considers any non-speech signal picked up by the microphone as noise which should be suppressed.

To avoid suppressing music and to allow users to enable the new high-fidelity music mode, we have built an ML-based music detector which will inform the user whenever music is present through a notification. This will give the end user the choice whether music is indeed an unwanted background noise, such as when calling into a meeting from a coffee shop, or if music is a desired signal, such as when participating in a music lesson.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 89016

Timing:

Standard: We will begin rolling this out in late April (previously late January) and expect to complete rollout mid-May (previously mid-February).

GCC: We will begin rolling this out in mid-May (previously mid-February) and expect to complete rollout late May (previously late February).

GCC-H: We will begin rolling this out in early June (previously early March) and expect to complete rollout early July (previously early April).

DoD: We will begin rolling this out in late June (previously late March) and expect to complete rollout late July (previously late April).

Roll-out: Tenant level

Updated April 29, 2022: This will only be available to Edu customers at this time. We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The previously released ML-based noise suppression is now enabled by default for most of our customers. ML-based noise suppression considers any non-speech signal picked up by the microphone as noise which should be suppressed.

To avoid suppressing music and to allow users to enable the new high-fidelity music mode, we have built an ML-based music detector which will inform the user whenever music is present through a notification. This will give the end user the choice whether music is indeed an unwanted background noise, such as when calling into a meeting from a coffee shop, or if music is a desired signal, such as when participating in a music lesson.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 89016

Timing:

Standard (for EDU only): We will begin rolling this out in late April (previously late January) and expect to complete rollout mid-May (previously mid-February).

Standard (Commercial), GCC, GCC-H, and DOD is postponed at this time. We will communicate again when we have a more definitive date.

Roll-out: Tenant level

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MC314288 (Updated) Pinned apps for frontline workers 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.

Updated April 26, 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 May (previously late April).

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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MC318990 (Updated) Forms: Allow up to 5 million Responses per Form/Quiz The number of responses allowed per Form/Quiz is being increased from 50,000 to 5 million. After a Form passes 50,000 responses, the form can continue to collect additional responses and the Form owner can export the results as a .csv file for further analysis

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87750.

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release is expected to begin in early March and will fully roll out for General Availability by early April.

Government Clouds: We expect to roll this out to government clouds beginning in mid-April and expect that rollout to be completed by late April.
Updated April 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The number of responses allowed per Form/Quiz is being increased from 50,000 to 5 million. After a Form passes 50,000 responses, the form can continue to collect additional responses and the Form owner can export the results as a .csv file for further analysis

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87750.

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release is expected to begin in early March and will fully roll out for General Availability by early April.

Government Clouds: We expect to roll this out to government clouds beginning in mid-April and expect that rollout to be completed by late May (previously late April).
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MC341571 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Casting from Teams desktop client to Microsoft Teams Rooms For quick ad-hoc sessions that don’t require setting up a formal meeting, people can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room and display content from the Teams desktop client (Windows and Mac). Users can share their screen and cast content stored locally on their computer or accessible via Office 365.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88027.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in mid-March and expect to complete the rollout by late April.
Updated April 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

For quick ad-hoc sessions that don’t require setting up a formal meeting, people can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room and display content from the Teams desktop client (Windows and Mac). Users can share their screen and cast content stored locally on their computer or accessible via Office 365.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88027.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in mid-March and expect to complete the rollout by late May (previously late April).
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MC343059 (Updated) Change in Activity Log experience for activities older than 30 days Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is making some changes to the Activity Log experience to align with Microsoft 365 Defender for upcoming unified investigation and hunting experiences. Activity log queries will apply to activities logged in the last 30 days.

Note: All activities will continue to be retained for 180 days.

[When will this happen:]

On April 1, 2022, Activity Log existing filters will query all activities logged in the last 30 days.
Updated April 26, 2022: We have updated this post to ensure visibility. The content below has not changed.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is making some changes to the Activity Log experience to align with Microsoft 365 Defender for upcoming unified investigation and hunting experiences. Activity log queries will apply to activities logged in the last 30 days.

Note: All activities will continue to be retained for 180 days.

[When will this happen:]

On April 1, 2022, Activity Log existing filters will query all activities logged in the last 30 days.
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MC352622 (Updated) Improved Meeting Support in Firefox Browser Microsoft Teams Meetings in the Firefox browser will now support full audio and screen sharing.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83838

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out in early April and expect to complete rollout by mid-April.
Updated April 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Teams Meetings in the Firefox browser will now support full audio and screen sharing.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83838

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out in early April and expect to complete rollout by late May (previously mid-April).
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MC352623 (Updated) Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings Soft focus and Adjust brightness are video filters in Teams video meetings. Users will soon be able to access and apply both settings, before and during meetings.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65944

Note: Soft focus is not available for EDU tenants.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in early April and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-April.
Updated April 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline and content below. Thank you for your patience.

Soft focus and Adjust brightness are video filters in Teams video meetings. Users will soon be able to access and apply both settings, before and during meetings.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65944

Note: Soft focus is not available for EDU tenants.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in early May (previously early April) and expect the rollout to be completed by late June (previously mid-April).
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MC358532 (Updated) Forms: Enable templates for commercial users Microsoft Forms will soon be able to provide high quality templates that can be used for a variety of business goals.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88946.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late April and expect the rollout to be completed by late May.
Updated April 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Forms will soon be able to provide high quality templates that can be used for a variety of business goals.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88946.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late April and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-June (previously late May).
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MC359520 (Updated) Outlook: Suggested replies expansion to Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish languages Outlook on the web, iOS, Android, and Outlook for Win32 are extending support for suggested replies to include additional languages.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88992.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in mid-April and be complete by late April.
Updated April 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Outlook on the web, iOS, Android, and Outlook for Win32 are extending support for suggested replies to include additional languages.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88992.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in mid-April and be complete by early May (previously late April).
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MC363214 Updated: NPS Sentiment Insights available to empower IT Admins to help end users NPS survey insights is an AI-driven dashboard available in Microsoft 365 Admin Center (Health -> Product feedback -> NPS survey insights tab). This feature has been helping Admins like you to obtain actionable insights derived from Microsoft NPS surveys as responded by your users.

Based on your feedback, we are introducing a new feature that identifies the sentiment for each NPS verbatim feedback, so that you can learn what your users are feeling regarding Microsoft 365 products.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93241

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out in late April and expect to complete by early May.
Updated April 26, 2022: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.

Net Promoter Score (NPS) survey insights is an AI-driven dashboard available in Microsoft 365 Admin Center (Health -> Product feedback -> NPS survey insights tab). This feature has been helping Admins like you to obtain actionable insights derived from Microsoft NPS surveys as responded by your users.

Based on your feedback, we are introducing a new feature that identifies the sentiment for each NPS verbatim feedback, so that you can learn what your users are feeling regarding Microsoft 365 products.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93241

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out in late April and expect to complete by early May.
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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC318990 (Updated) Forms: Allow up to 5 million Responses per Form/Quiz Feature update, User impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact N/A
MC341571 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Casting from Teams desktop client to Microsoft Teams Rooms New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC343059 (Updated) Change in Activity Log experience for activities older than 30 days Admin impact Updated message, Admin impact N/A
MC352622 (Updated) Improved Meeting Support in Firefox Browser New feature Updated message, New feature N/A
MC352623 (Updated) Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC358532 (Updated) Forms: Enable templates for commercial users New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC359520 (Updated) Outlook: Suggested replies expansion to Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish languages Feature update, User impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact N/A
MC363214 Updated: NPS Sentiment Insights available to empower IT Admins to help end users New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC248201 (Updated) Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists This feature is default on, but can turned off from the Power BI Admin Portal under Tenant settings.

If this feature is disabled for tenants, users will continue to see the Power BI submenu in the List command bar, but any attempt to create or view a report will result in an error page.

Note:

Certain complex column types in Lists such as Person, Location, Rich Text, Multi-select Choice, and Image are not currently supported when the Power BI report is autogenerated.

Learn more:

View and manage Power BI user licenses

Get started creating in the Power BI service

Quickly create reports in the Power BI service

Enable or disable self-service sign-up and purchasing

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/create-reports/service-interact-with-a-report-in-editing-view

https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi/admin/service-admin-disable-self-service

https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi/admin/service-admin-manage-licenses

https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi/admin/service-admin-portal

https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi/fundamentals/service-get-started

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/blog/quickly-create-reports-power-bi-service/

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/power-bi-pro/

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/enterprise/e5

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=72175%2C
This feature is default on, but can turned off from the Power BI Admin Portal under Tenant settings.

If this feature is disabled for tenants, users will continue to see the Power BI submenu in the List command bar, but any attempt to create or view a report will result in an error page.

Note:

Certain complex column types in Lists such as Person, Location, Rich Text, Multi-select Choice, and Image are not currently supported when the Power BI report is autogenerated.

Learn more:

View and manage Power BI user licenses

Get started creating in the Power BI service

Quickly create reports in the Power BI service

Enable or disable self-service sign-up and purchasing

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/create-reports/service-interact-with-a-report-in-editing-view

https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi/admin/service-admin-disable-self-service

https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi/admin/service-admin-manage-licenses

https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi/admin/service-admin-portal

https://docs.microsoft.com/power-bi/fundamentals/service-get-started

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/blog/quickly-create-reports-power-bi-service/

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/power-bi-pro/

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/enterprise/e5

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=72175%2C

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=93221
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MC352623 (Updated) Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings Please evaluate these features and decide whether they should be available to users in your tenant. If not, please disable it before it rolls out.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=65944
You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=65944
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC318990 (Updated) Forms: Allow up to 5 million Responses per Form/Quiz Forms: Allow up to 5 million Responses per Form/Quiz (Updated) Forms: Allow up to 5 million Responses per Form/Quiz N/A
MC341571 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Casting from Teams desktop client to Microsoft Teams Rooms Microsoft Teams: Casting from Teams desktop client to Microsoft Teams Rooms (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Casting from Teams desktop client to Microsoft Teams Rooms N/A
MC343059 (Updated) Change in Activity Log experience for activities older than 30 days Change in Activity Log experience for activities older than 30 days (Updated) Change in Activity Log experience for activities older than 30 days N/A
MC352622 (Updated) Improved Meeting Support in Firefox Browser Improved Meeting Support in Firefox Browse (Updated) Improved Meeting Support in Firefox Browse N/A
MC352623 (Updated) Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings (Updated) Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings N/A
MC358532 (Updated) Forms: Enable templates for commercial users Forms: Enable templates for commercial users (Updated) Forms: Enable templates for commercial users N/A
MC359520 (Updated) Outlook: Suggested replies expansion to Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish languages Outlook: Suggested replies expansion to Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish languages (Updated) Outlook: Suggested replies expansion to Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish languages N/A
MC363214 Updated: NPS Sentiment Insights available to empower IT Admins to help end users NPS Sentiment Insights available to empower IT Admins to help end users Updated: NPS Sentiment Insights available to empower IT Admins to help end users N/A

CW18 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC364310 Update Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and MDM policy to newest version. Plan For Change Microsoft 365 Defender False N/A
MC364307 Show As now available in Teams Meetings Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC364261 April 2022 Windows non-security preview "C" release available for all supported versions of Windows Prevent Or Fix Issue Windows False 04/25/2022
MC364774 Policy operations details in enhanced activity log Plan For Change Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC364773 Group ownership governance policy is now Generally Available Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC364810 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC365130 Prevent/Fix (Detected) Remote help will require users to have the latest update Prevent Or Fix Issue Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC365114 Configuration Change: Tenants using Management API notifications service must update endpoints to support TLS 1.2 Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC365412 What’s new in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for April 2022 Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC365786 Configuration Change in Name parameter for Exchange Online Plan For Change Exchange Online True 05/31/2022

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