2022 CW 20 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 05/09/2022 to 05/15/2022

17 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 18 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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

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Changes

MC Action Required By changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC375736 (Updated) Basic Authentication Deprecation in Exchange Online – May 2022 Update 03/31/2023 09:00:00 2022-10-01T09:00:00Z 10/01/2022

MC End Time changes

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MC284259 (Updated) Microsoft Forms new App "Polls" in Teams 05/31/2022 10:00:00 2022-06-30T10:00:00Z N/A
MC285905 (Updated) Join meetings anonymously from your Teams desktop app (across clouds) 06/30/2022 10:00:00 2022-05-17T10:00:00Z N/A
MC299210 (Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint 05/31/2022 10:00:00 2022-06-17T10:00:00Z N/A
MC305100 (Updated) Create Videos on Office Mobile 05/31/2022 10:00:00 2022-07-22T10:00:00Z N/A
MC317765 (Updated) Microsoft Stream: Comment on a video or audio file in SharePoint and OneDrive 06/13/2022 09:00:00 2022-07-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC335286 (Updated) Microsoft 365 compliance center: GA of default classification for content matching trainable classifiers 06/30/2022 09:00:00 2022-07-22T09:00:00Z N/A
MC335614 (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Creating more granular email notifications for Service issues 05/31/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-17T09:00:00Z N/A
MC335634 (Updated) Teams Desktop Client Cross Cloud Anonymous Meeting Join 06/10/2022 09:00:00 2022-07-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC336858 (Updated) OneDrive and SharePoint: Access your Teams standard and private channel files 06/17/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC337246 (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Prepare your users for IE 11 retirement with "Reload in IE mode" instructions 05/31/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-30T09:00:00Z 06/15/2022
MC360766 (Updated) Loop components in Outlook Mail Preview 07/31/2022 09:00:00 2022-08-31T09:00:00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC343797 (Updated) Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Announcing data purge capabilities for Microsoft Teams content Data spillage occurs when a confidential document is released into an untrusted environment. An eDiscovery case provides an effective way to manage data spillage investigations, so you can quickly assess the size and locations of the spillage, examine user activities around it, and then permanently purge the spilled data from the system.

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

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

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

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

Note: Data purge can't delete items in a review set in eDiscovery (Premium) because the review set contains copies of items in the live service that are stored in an Azure Storage location. To delete items in a review set, you have to delete the eDiscovery (Premium) case that contains the review set. The purge signal will be available via the eDiscovery (Premium) Graph APIs, currently in public preview.

For more information, see Close or delete an Advanced eDiscovery (Premium) case.
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MC375740 (Updated) Outlook personal bookings page Users will be able to access their personal booking page from the Outlook web calendar or through https://outlook.office.com/bookwithme/.

All users with the following subscriptions will have access to Bookings in Outlook by default:

Office 365: A3, A5, E1, E3, E5, F1, F3

Microsoft 365: A3, A5, E1, E3, E5, F1, F3, Business Basic, Business Standard, Business Premium
Users will be able to access their personal booking page from the Outlook web calendar.

All users with the following subscriptions will have access to Bookings in Outlook by default:

Office 365: A3, A5, E1, E3, E5, F1, F3

Microsoft 365: A3, A5, E1, E3, E5, F1, F3, Business Basic, Business Standard, Business Premium
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MC376250 (Updated) Forms: Brand new first-run experiences for Forms new users Once available, new Forms users will be presented with an immersive fist-touch experience to learn about Forms. Once available, new Forms users will be presented with an immersive first-touch experience to learn about Forms. N/A

MC Link changes

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MC376710 Some users can access an unsupported early test version of the new Outlook for Windows Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.FieldUrlValue https://docs.microsoft.com/exchange/clients-and-mobile-in-exchange-online/outlook-on-the-web/enable-disable-employee-access-new-outlook N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC284259 (Updated) Microsoft Forms new App "Polls" in Teams 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.
Updated May 13, 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 May (previously late April).

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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MC285905 (Updated) Join meetings anonymously from your Teams desktop app (across clouds) Updated March 24, 2022: To ensure an optimal experience we have decided to make some changes prior to rolling out this feature. The rollout timeline has been updated below. Thank you for your patience.

Today, if you want to join a meeting hosted in a different cloud to one of your tenant, you are directed to use the Teams web experience. We are improving the experience to allow users to join meetings across clouds from their desktop app anonymously.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86311

Timing: We will begin rolling this out in late April (previously mid-March) and expect to complete rollout by late May (previously late April). There will be 3 phases as part of this overall rollout:

Phase 1: Standard and GCC customers will be able to join meetings in GCC-High and DOD clouds.

Phase 2: GCC-High customers will be able to to join meetings in Standard, GCC and DOD clouds.

Phase 3: DOD customers will be able to join meetings in Standard, GCC, and GCC-High clouds.

Roll-out: tenant level

Action: review and assess
Updated May 13, 2022: We are removing this message as it is a duplicate of MC335634. Please refer to MC335634 moving forward. Thank you for your patience.

Today, if you want to join a meeting hosted in a different cloud to one of your tenant, you are directed to use the Teams web experience. We are improving the experience to allow users to join meetings across clouds from their desktop app anonymously.

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86311

Timing: Refer to MC335634

Roll-out: tenant level

Action: review and assess

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MC299210 (Updated) Conversation search in Office.com and SharePoint Updated April 21, 2022: Based on early learning 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 late April (previously mid-April).
Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below for Office.com. Thank you for your patience.

Note: we are postponing this feature for SharePoint and will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.

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-May (previously late April).
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MC305100 (Updated) Create Videos on Office Mobile Updated April 14, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Office Mobile is a content hub which houses a bunch of content types - from your favorite Word, Excel, PowerPoint to Lens, Forms, PDFs, and now very recently, Videos. In CY21Q3, we announced an update which saw Stream video player integrated inside Office Mobile. This allowed users to access and play videos on their professional network with ease, be it Teams Meetings Recordings, demos or tutorials sitting on your OneDrive for Business. This was received well by our customers, to have their videos accessible right from one Office app. Now it is time to take this one step forward - Introducing Video Creation on Office Mobile.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82197.

[When this will happen:]

We expect to begin rolling this out in mid-January (previously late December) and expect the rollout to be completed in late April (previously late March).
Updated May 13, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Office Mobile is a content hub which houses a bunch of content types - from your favorite Word, Excel, PowerPoint to Lens, Forms, PDFs, and now very recently, Videos. In CY21Q3, we announced an update which saw Stream video player integrated inside Office Mobile. This allowed users to access and play videos on their professional network with ease, be it Teams Meetings Recordings, demos or tutorials sitting on your OneDrive for Business. This was received well by our customers, to have their videos accessible right from one Office app. Now it is time to take this one step forward - Introducing Video Creation on Office Mobile.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82197.

[When this will happen:]

We expect to begin rolling this out in mid-January (previously late December) and expect the rollout to be completed in mid-June (previously late April).
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MC308286 (Updated) Microsoft Editor Spellcheck and Grammar in SharePoint Pages Updated April 14, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

This update will add the Microsoft Editor service to SharePoint Pages and News and enabling their spellcheck and grammar capabilities. This will allow proofreading to take place in SharePoint without relying on the Editor browser extension. This feature changes the suggestion’s colors to monochrome when they're shown on a themed background to increase visibility.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88534.

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: (select users and entire org) will begin rolling out in late December and expect to complete rollout previously mid-January.

Standard: will begin rolling out in mid-January and expect to complete rollout late April (previously early April).
Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the post to provide additional details. Thank you for your patience.

This update will add the Microsoft Editor service to SharePoint Pages and News and enabling their spellcheck and grammar capabilities. This will allow proofreading to take place in SharePoint without relying on the Editor browser extension. This feature changes the suggestion’s colors to monochrome when they're shown on a themed background to increase visibility.

If you prefer to write without proofing, you can turn Editor off for a given page in Page details.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88534.

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: (select users and entire org) will begin rolling out in late December and expect to complete rollout previously mid-January.

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

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MC317765 (Updated) Microsoft Stream: Comment on a video or audio file in SharePoint and OneDrive Updated March 17, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

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

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88521.

[When this will happen:]

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

We expect this to begin rolling out to GCC, GCC-High and DoD in early April (previously early March) and we expect that rollout to be complete by mid-April (previously mid-March).
Updated May 13, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

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

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88521.

[When this will happen:]

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

We expect this to begin rolling out to GCC, GCC-High and DoD in early April (previously early March) and we expect that rollout to be complete by late June (previously mid-April).
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MC335286 (Updated) Microsoft 365 compliance center: GA of default classification for content matching trainable classifiers Updated April 14, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

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

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88936.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in early May (previously early April) and is expected to be complete by late May (previously late April).
Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

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

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88936.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in late May (previously early May) and is expected to be complete by mid-June (previously late May).
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MC335614 (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Creating more granular email notifications for Service issues 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).
Updated May 10, 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 mid-May (previously late April).
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MC335634 (Updated) Teams Desktop Client Cross Cloud Anonymous Meeting Join Updated March 18, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

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

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

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

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86311.

[When this will happen:]

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

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

Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

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

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

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

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86311.

[When this will happen:]

Standard: Complete

GCC/GCC-H/DoD: deployments have been paused or rolled back and will require an updated client version. Deployment of the updated client is beginning immediately to these clouds. Full deployment to all clouds is anticipated to complete prior to the end of June.

Note:

The minimum client version for Standard is: Windows: 1.5.00.8020, Mac: 1.5.00.8023.

The minimum client version for GCC/GCC-H/DOD has been updated to: Windows: 1.5.00.12666, Mac: 1.5.00.12657.

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MC336858 (Updated) OneDrive and SharePoint: Access your Teams standard and private channel files Updated April 05, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional details.

With this new feature, users that navigate to a site in SharePoint or OneDrive will be able to access the files stored in the Teams standard and private channels associated with that site. Users will see an “In channels” section when you navigate to the default document library of a Teams-connected site. This functionality will be available in OneDrive & SharePoint web, including experiences like the Move/Copy Picker.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88911.

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release (select users and entire org): will begin rolling out in mid-April (previously late March) and expect to complete rollout late April (previously early April).

Standard: will begin rolling out in late April (previously early April) and expect to complete rollout mid-May (previously late April).
Updated May 13, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With this new feature, users that navigate to a site in SharePoint or OneDrive will be able to access the files stored in the Teams standard and private channels associated with that site. Users will see an “In channels” section when you navigate to the default document library of a Teams-connected site. This functionality will be available in OneDrive & SharePoint web, including experiences like the Move/Copy Picker.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88911.

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release (select users and entire org): will begin rolling out in mid-April (previously late March) and expect to complete rollout late April (previously early April). - Complete

Standard: will begin rolling out in late April (previously early April) and expect to complete rollout late May (previously mid-May).
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MC337246 (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Prepare your users for IE 11 retirement with "Reload in IE mode" instructions Updated April 07, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With the upcoming Internet Explorer 11 desktop application retirement (June 15th), for certain versions of Windows 10, we recommend that you move users to Microsoft Edge and explain how to access legacy websites by reloading those sites in Internet Explorer (IE) mode.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88905.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out in late April (previously late March) and expect to complete rollout early May (previously early April).

See Setup page in the admin center.
Updated May 13, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With the upcoming Internet Explorer 11 desktop application retirement (June 15th), for certain versions of Windows 10, we recommend that you move users to Microsoft Edge and explain how to access legacy websites by reloading those sites in Internet Explorer (IE) mode.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88905.

[When this will happen:]

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

See Advanced Setup page in Admin center.
06/15/2022
MC343797 (Updated) Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Announcing data purge capabilities for Microsoft Teams content Updated May 06, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below and provided additional details. Thank you for your patience.

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

Note: Data purge can't delete items in a review set in eDiscovery (Premium) because the review set contains copies of items in the live service that are stored in an Azure Storage location. To delete items in a review set, you have to delete the eDiscovery (Premium) case that contains the review set. The purge signal will be available via the eDiscovery (Premium) Graph APIs, currently in public preview.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82125.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in late March and is expected to be complete by late July (previously late April).

Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below and provided additional details. Thank you for your patience.

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

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82125.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in late March and is expected to be complete by late July (previously late April).

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MC360766 (Updated) Loop components in Outlook Mail Preview Updated April 19, 2022: We have updated the content with additional details.

Loop components are live, interactive, collaborative objects that you can embed in team chats and now also on emails. When you send a Loop component, everyone in the email can edit it inline—and see changes instantly. That means you can collaborate right inside an email message. To give it a try, compose a new email or reply to an existing one and insert a Loop component via the toolbar or copy and paste components between email and Teams chats.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93234

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out to Outlook on the web Targeted release and Outlook Windows desktop Current Channel (Preview) in early May and expect it to be completed by late May.

General availability of Loop components in Outlook for Web and Windows desktop is expected to begin in June.

Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Loop components are live, interactive, collaborative objects that you can embed in team chats and now also on emails. When you send a Loop component, everyone in the email can edit it inline—and see changes instantly. That means you can collaborate right inside an email message. To give it a try, compose a new email or reply to an existing one and insert a Loop component via the toolbar or copy and paste components between email and Teams chats.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93234

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out to Outlook on the web Targeted release and Outlook Windows desktop Current Channel (Preview) in late May (previously early May) and expect it to be completed by late June (previously late May).

General availability of Loop components in Outlook for Web and Windows desktop is expected to begin in July.

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MC375736 (Updated) Basic Authentication Deprecation in Exchange Online – May 2022 Update In about 150 days from today, we’re going to start to turn off Basic Auth for specific protocols in Exchange Online for those customers still using it.

[Timeline and Scope]

As we communicated last year in blog posts and MC286990, we will start to turn off Basic Authentication in our worldwide multi-tenant service on October 1, 2022. To clarify, we will start on October 1; this is not the date we turn it off for everyone. We will randomly select tenants, send 7-day warning Message Center posts (and post Service Health Dashboard notices), then we will turn off Basic Auth in the tenant. We expect to complete this by the end of this year. You should therefore be ready by October 1.

We’re turning off Basic Auth for the following protocols: MAPI, RPC, Offline Address Book (OAB), Exchange Web Services (EWS), POP, IMAP, Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) and Remote PowerShell.

We are not turning off SMTP AUTH. We have turned off SMTP AUTH for millions of tenants not using it, but if SMTP AUTH is enabled in your tenant, it’s because we see usage and so we won’t touch it. We do recommend you disable it at the tenant level and re-enable it only for those user accounts that still need it.

[Exceptions and Per-Tenant Timing]

There is no way to request an exception after October. Tenant selection is random, and we cannot put your tenant to the back of the queue to give you more time or change your settings on any specific date. If you want Basic Auth to be disabled at a time of your choosing (either now, or as soon as you are ready), use Authentication Policies.
Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated this post to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

In about 150 days from today, we’re going to start to turn off Basic Auth for specific protocols in Exchange Online for those customers still using it.

[Timeline and Scope]

As we communicated last year in blog posts and MC286990, we will start to turn off Basic Authentication in our worldwide multi-tenant service on October 1, 2022. To clarify, we will start on October 1; this is not the date we turn it off for everyone. We will randomly select tenants, send 7-day warning Message Center posts (and post Service Health Dashboard notices), then we will turn off Basic Auth in the tenant. We expect to complete this by the end of this year. You should therefore be ready by October 1.

We’re turning off Basic Auth for the following protocols: MAPI, RPC, Offline Address Book (OAB), Exchange Web Services (EWS), POP, IMAP, Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) and Remote PowerShell.

We are not turning off SMTP AUTH. We have turned off SMTP AUTH for millions of tenants not using it, but if SMTP AUTH is enabled in your tenant, it’s because we see usage and so we won’t touch it. We do recommend you disable it at the tenant level and re-enable it only for those user accounts that still need it.

[Exceptions and Per-Tenant Timing]

There is no way to request an exception after October. Tenant selection is random, and we cannot put your tenant to the back of the queue to give you more time or change your settings on any specific date. If you want Basic Auth to be disabled at a time of your choosing (either now, or as soon as you are ready), use Authentication Policies.
10/01/2022
MC375740 (Updated) Outlook personal bookings page Bookings in Outlook is coming to help you reduce the back and forth in scheduling, while helping you maintain control of your calendar. You'll be able to create custom meeting types to share with others so they can easily find a time to schedule a 1:1 meeting with you according to your availability and preferences. When someone schedules a meeting with you using your personal booking page, you will both receive an email confirmation. Attendees can update or cancel scheduled meetings with you directly from your personal bookings page. Bookings in Outlook will roll out as a preview version, and you will get a new communication when it becomes GA. While Microsoft Bookings is designed for group and team scheduling, Bookings in Outlook is meant only for the owner of the mailbox and is based only on their preferences and availability.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 93239

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release (select users and entire org): will begin rolling out in early June and expect to complete rollout mid-June.

Standard: will begin rolling this out in mid-June and expect to complete rollout late-June.
Updated May 13, 2022: We have updated the post for clarity. Thank you for your patience.

Bookings in Outlook is coming to help you reduce the back and forth in scheduling, while helping you maintain control of your calendar. You'll be able to create custom meeting types to share with others so they can easily find a time to schedule a 1:1 meeting with you according to your availability and preferences. When someone schedules a meeting with you using your personal booking page, you will both receive an email confirmation. Attendees can update or cancel scheduled meetings with you directly from your personal bookings page. Bookings in Outlook will roll out as a preview version, and you will get a new communication when it becomes GA. While Microsoft Bookings is designed for group and team scheduling, Bookings in Outlook is meant only for the owner of the mailbox and is based only on their preferences and availability.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 93239

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release (select users and entire org): will begin rolling out in early June and expect to complete rollout mid-June.

Standard: will begin rolling this out in mid-June and expect to complete rollout late-June.
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MC376250 (Updated) Forms: Brand new first-run experiences for Forms new users For those newly coming to Forms, the brand-new product landing experience will help users understand through immersive first-touch experience about Forms capability, such as where they can use Forms and how. Users can navigate through the Forms templates categories and select pre-populated grab-and-go solutions to directly start a survey.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88947

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in early June and expect to complete by late June.

Updated May 10, 2022: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback.

For those newly coming to Forms, the brand-new product landing experience will help users understand through immersive first-touch experience about Forms capability, such as where they can use Forms and how. Users can navigate through the Forms templates categories and select pre-populated grab-and-go solutions to directly start a survey.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88947

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in early June and expect to complete by late June.

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MC285905 (Updated) Join meetings anonymously from your Teams desktop app (across clouds) Review your existing settings for Anonymous users can join a meeting to ensure the correct experience is enabled for your organization. Additionally, consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/meeting-settings-in-teams#allow-anonymous-users-to-join-meetings

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=86311
Review your existing settings for Anonymous users can join a meeting to ensure the correct experience is enabled for your organization. Additionally, consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/meeting-settings-in-teams#allow-anonymous-users-to-join-meetings

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=86311
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MC337246 (Updated) Microsoft 365 admin center: Prepare your users for IE 11 retirement with "Reload in IE mode" instructions If you want your individuals in your org to have access to this feature, make sure they are assigned an admin role, like Global Reader.

For instructions, see Assign a role to a cloud group in Azure Active Directory.

https://admin.microsoft.com/#/featureexplorer

https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/active-directory/roles/groups-assign-role

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2188651

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88905
If you want your individuals in your org to have access to this feature, make sure they are assigned an admin role, like Global Reader.

For instructions, see Assign a role to a cloud group in Azure Active Directory.

https://admin.microsoft.com/#/SetupGuidance

https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/active-directory/roles/groups-assign-role

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2188651

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88905
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MC343797 (Updated) Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Announcing data purge capabilities for Microsoft Teams content Access the eDiscovery solution in the Microsoft Purview compliance center

Learn more:

Search for and delete chat messages in Teams - Microsoft Purview | Microsoft Docs

https://compliance.microsoft.com/

https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/close-or-delete-case?view=o365-worldwide

https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/search-and-delete-teams-chat-messages?view=o365-worldwideEykQkPYe1M3RIOfhDI%3D&reserved=0

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=82125
Access the eDiscovery solution in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal

Learn more:

Search for and delete chat messages in Teams - Microsoft Purview | Microsoft Docs

https://compliance.microsoft.com/

https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/close-or-delete-case?view=o365-worldwide

https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/compliance/search-and-delete-teams-chat-messages?view=o365-worldwideEykQkPYe1M3RIOfhDI%3D&reserved=0

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=82125
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MC375740 (Updated) Outlook personal bookings page Bookings in Outlook will be enabled by default for users that meet the licensing requirements. To disable access to creating a personal booking page for your organization or select users, follow these instructions.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/bookings/bookings-in-outlook

https://outlook.office.com/bookwithme/

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=93239%2C
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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/bookings/bookings-in-outlook

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=93239%2C
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MC375736 (Updated) Basic Authentication Deprecation in Exchange Online – May 2022 Update Basic Authentication Deprecation in Exchange Online – May 2022 Update (Updated) Basic Authentication Deprecation in Exchange Online – May 2022 Update 10/01/2022
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MC377799 Microsoft Teams: Frictionless app re-install for users Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC377798 Message center posts will include monthly active users specific to the Power BI, Automate, and PowerApps service updates Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC377797 Exchange Contacts Available in Calling Pickers in Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC377766 Action required: Microsoft Root Certificate removal taking place May 24 Plan For Change Windows True 05/23/2022
MC378424 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC378419 Automatic groupings available in Teams for channel posts Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC378271 Reminder: IE11 desktop application retires in 1 month on June 15, 2022 – Set up IE mode today (non-LTSC, non-Server) Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite True 06/15/2022
MC378268 Reminder: Internet Explorer 11 desktop application retires on June 15, 2022 Plan For Change Windows False 06/15/2022
MC378267 Take action: May 2022 security update available for all supported versions of Windows Prevent Or Fix Issue Windows False N/A
MC379026 New Yammer as only option for non-admin users Plan For Change Yammer Enterprise True N/A
MC379025 Microsoft Lists: Calendar view item drag and drop Stay Informed SharePoint Online False N/A
MC379024 Suggested Replies in Teams Desktop Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC379020 What’s new in the Windows 365 Enterprise Service Update Stay Informed Windows 365 False N/A
MC378975 Temporary workaround for accessing trials and kits for Windows Prevent Or Fix Issue Windows False N/A
MC379409 An updated version of the May 2022 security update Scan Cab for Windows Server Update Services is available Prevent Or Fix Issue Windows False N/A
MC379408 Exchange Online-Updates to the file type list in the common attachment filter Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite, Microsoft 365 Defender False N/A
MC379407 Exchange Online-Add, edit custom file types in Anti-malware policy Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite, Microsoft 365 Defender False N/A
MC379710 General availability of Advanced Message Encryption - Office 365 Message Encryption portal access logs Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A

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