2022 CW 21 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 05/16/2022 to 05/22/2022

16 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 17 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
MC282992 (Updated) Updated timing changes: Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business 05/21/2022 10:00:00 2022-07-31T10:00:00Z N/A
MC298410 (Updated) Mirror my video 06/30/2022 09:00:00 2022-07-29T09:00:00Z N/A
MC333941 (Updated) New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactions 06/17/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC343434 (Updated) Teams user/device usage report and Graph API data source change 05/31/2022 09:00:00 2022-07-15T09:00:00Z N/A
MC343440 (Updated) Microsoft Teams now follow Microsoft Office 365 preview users (Mac) 06/10/2022 09:00:00 2022-06-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC348214 (Updated) Microsoft Information Protection: Feedback Loop for Content explorer and DLP alerts 07/31/2022 09:00:00 2022-08-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC350372 (Updated) User requests for apps in Teams store 06/14/2022 09:00:00 2022-07-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC352634 (Updated) Microsoft and Office 365 users to edit assigned tasks in Project for the web project plans 07/15/2022 09:00:00 2022-07-29T09:00:00Z N/A
MC355215 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: New default (URL click) alert policy 07/31/2022 09:00:00 2022-08-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC360646 (Updated) Exchange Online Protection: Anti-malware policy notification settings change 07/31/2022 09:00:00 2022-08-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC378975 Microsoft Evaluation Center availability has been resolved 05/12/2023 02:31:39 2023-05-20T20:46:22Z N/A
MC382408 Take action: Out-of-band update to address issues after installing the May Windows update 05/19/2023 23:24:26 2023-05-20T04:23:18Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC380944 (Updated) Feature Update: Rename Add to OneDrive Shortcuts in OneDrive Web End users will be able to rename a shortcut within their OneDrive. When they rename the shortcut, the name change will be only reflected for the shortcut as opposed to at the shortcut’s source. The shortcut’s new name will be updated across all endpoints and products where the shortcut is shown.

This change applies to folder shortcuts which have been added using the “Add to OneDrive” feature as opposed to Windows shortcuts. These folder shortcuts can be differentiated by the folder icon and the owner information visible in the Sharing column.

Below is an image of the experience when renaming a shortcut in OneDrive
End users will be able to rename a shortcut within their OneDrive. An end user can rename the shortcut by selecting the shortcut and clicking the "Rename" command in the command bar or the context menu. When they rename the shortcut, the name change will be only reflected for the shortcut as opposed to at the shortcut’s source. The shortcut’s new name will be updated across all endpoints and products where the shortcut is shown.

Below is an image of the experience when renaming a shortcut in OneDrive:

This change applies to folder shortcuts which have been added using the “Add to OneDrive” feature as opposed to Windows shortcuts. These folder shortcuts can be differentiated by the folder icon and the owner information visible in the Sharing column.

An example of a folder shortcut is shown below

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MC Link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC340783 (Updated) Organization Fonts on PowerPoint for the web N/A https://docs.microsoft.com/sharepoint/support-for-organization-fonts-in-powerpoint-for-the-we N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC282992 (Updated) Updated timing changes: Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business Updated February 24, 2022: As previously announced, the update to OneDrive for Business (ODB) storage for Whiteboard will begin in mid-March and complete in mid-April. Whiteboard on ODB requires Fluid Framework to be enabled for your tenant.

Please note that there are some cases that may still create new boards in Azure.

When a whiteboard is initiated from a Surface Hub during a Teams meeting, the whiteboard will be created in Azure. This will be switched to use ODB later this year.

When older clients are still in use (such as when Whiteboard on Windows is deployed via Intune and hasn’t been updated or a mobile client has not yet updated to the latest version), these clients may still create whiteboards in Azure.

If you need to completely block any usage of Azure storage, please contact Support.

Note: If your organization is not using Whiteboard you can safely disregard this message.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66767.

[When this will happen:]

Opt-in to use OneDrive for Business: the early opt-in was made fully available in December.

Making OneDrive for Business the default: will begin in mid-March and be complete by mid-April.
Updated May 17, 2022: As previously announced, Whiteboard is in the process of transitioning to OneDrive for Business (ODB) storage. Based on customer feedback, we’re now extending the opt-in period for ODB storage for Whiteboard. We will resume transitioning to ODB storage in late May and complete by mid June.

You can verify if your organization has already been transitioned by going to the Microsoft 365 Admin Center, searching for Whiteboard and checking. If you’re transitioned, the message will state this and there will be no checkbox for ODB storage.

Note: If you have Surface Hub or MTR devices, you may wish to wait until the new temporary access for shared device accounts is shipped. Opting in before we have new SharePoint setting will mean that those devices cannot see whiteboards shared in a Teams meeting. Users on those devices will need to join the whiteboard from another device.

Note: If your organization is not using Whiteboard you can safely disregard this message.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66767.

[When this will happen:]

Opt-in to use OneDrive for Business: the early opt-in was made fully available in December.

Making OneDrive for Business the default: we will resume transitioning to ODB storage in late May and complete by mid-June.
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MC298410 (Updated) Mirror my video 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).
Updated May 19, 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). - Complete

DoD: We will begin rolling this out late May (previously mid-May) and expect to complete rollout mid-June (previously late May).
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MC333941 (Updated) New Fluent Emoji style coming to Teams emojis and reactions Updated May 05, 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 mid-May (previously late April).

Updated May 19, 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 May (previously mid-May).

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MC340783 (Updated) Organization Fonts on PowerPoint for the web Updated April 05, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Support for organization fonts on PowerPoint for the web will allow tenants with an E3 or E5 license to upload their custom fonts via SharePoint. These fonts will show in the font picker dropdown and will render properly on PowerPoint for the web when editing and presenting.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88538.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in late April (previously late March) and be completed by early May (previously early April).
Updated May 17, 2022: We have updated the post with a link to additional information. Thank you for your patience.

Support for organization fonts on PowerPoint for the web will allow tenants with an E3 or E5 license to upload their custom fonts via SharePoint. These fonts will show in the font picker dropdown and will render properly on PowerPoint for the web when editing and presenting.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88538.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in late April (previously late March) and be completed by early May (previously early April).
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MC342072 (Updated) Safe Links Global Settings Migrated to Custom Policies Updated April 14, 2022: Customers that have "Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps" turned on, will need to create a custom policy in order to maintain safe links protections in Office 365 Apps. This change was planned to be deployed in conjunction with the completion of the Built-In Protection. However, the two changes will reach customers at differing times. Beginning mid-April tenants will see the policy setting Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps in both the Global Settings menu and Custom Policy. As a reminder in the future tenants will not be able to manage this setting in the Global Settings menu.

Only the policy setting "Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps" configured in the Global Setting menu will be enforced at this time. Another update will be sent prior to removing the policy setting from the Global Setting menu."

To create a more consistent user experience across all policies in Microsoft Defender for Office portal the following Safe Links policy attributes will be migrated from the Global Settings flyout to the custom policy settings.

Note: Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps

Do Not Track when users click protected links in Office 365 Apps

Do not let users click through the Original URL in Office 365 Apps

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out in early May and expect to complete rollout late June.

Updated May 20, 2022: Beginning in June we will begin enforcing the policy settings for "Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps", "Track Clicks", and "AllowClickThrough" as you have it configured in the custom policies under Safe Links. If you have already reviewed your custom policies and made configuration changes no action is required. As a reminder the default value for this policy is "On" and any users, domains, or groups specified under a policy will be covered. Part of this change will include deprecating the "Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps" and subsequent settings from the Global Settings menu.

Customers that have "Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps" turned on, will need to create a custom policy in order to maintain safe links protections in Office 365 Apps. This change was planned to be deployed in conjunction with the completion of the Built-In Protection. However, the two changes will reach customers at differing times. Beginning mid-April tenants will see the policy setting Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps in both the Global Settings menu and Custom Policy. As a reminder in the future tenants will not be able to manage this setting in the Global Settings menu.

Only the policy setting "Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps" configured in the Global Setting menu will be enforced at this time. Another update will be sent prior to removing the policy setting from the Global Setting menu."

To create a more consistent user experience across all policies in Microsoft Defender for Office portal the following Safe Links policy attributes will be migrated from the Global Settings flyout to the custom policy settings.

Note: Use Safe Links in Office 365 Apps

Do Not Track when users click protected links in Office 365 Apps

Do not let users click through the Original URL in Office 365 Apps

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out in early May and expect to complete rollout late June.

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MC343434 (Updated) Teams user/device usage report and Graph API data source change We are making an improvement to the underlying data source that powers the Teams User usage report and Teams Device usage report in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. We are also synchronizing this data source change to the similar reports that show up in Teams Admin Center.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85542 and 83967.

[When will this happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in mid-March and expect the rollout to be fully completed by late April.

Note: During this rollout timeframe the reports across the two admin centers are not going to match. Once the rollout is completed that issue should be resolved.
Updated May 17, 2022: Thank you for your patience during this data alignment effort.

After our last update to Teams related usage reports in M365 admin center (and graph APIs), we are now ready with improved underlying data source for usage reports available in Teams admin center too.
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MC343440 (Updated) Microsoft Teams now follow Microsoft Office 365 preview users (Mac) Updated March 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

As previously messaged (MC264092), we rolled out a new Teams policy that allows users to automatically be in the Public Preview channel of Teams if they are in Current Channel (Preview) for the Office 365 Client on Windows. We are now expanding the policy roll out to Mac users who are also in Office Current Channel (Preview).

IT admins can modify this policy for end users so that if Office is getting updates from Current Channel (Preview), Teams will receive updates via Public Preview.

Note: This policy is set to “Follow Office Preview” by default for all tenants with users in the Office Current Channel (Preview).

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 93536

Timing: rollout will begin in mid-April (previously early April) and be complete by early May (previously mid-April).

The end users in your organization who are previewing on Office through Current Channel Preview, will start getting Teams Public Preview features if they are existing Teams users.

Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: admin control

Action: review, assess and disable if desired by April 11th.
Updated May 17, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

As previously messaged (MC264092), we rolled out a new Teams policy that allows users to automatically be in the Public Preview channel of Teams if they are in Current Channel (Preview) for the Office 365 Client on Windows. We are now expanding the policy roll out to Mac users who are also in Office Current Channel (Preview).

IT admins can modify this policy for end users so that if Office is getting updates from Current Channel (Preview), Teams will receive updates via Public Preview.

Note: This policy is set to “Follow Office Preview” by default for all tenants with users in the Office Current Channel (Preview).

[Key points]

Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 93536

Timing: rollout will begin in mid-April (previously early April) and be complete by late May (previously early May).

The end users in your organization who are previewing on Office through Current Channel Preview, will start getting Teams Public Preview features if they are existing Teams users.

Roll-out: tenant level

Control type: admin control

Action: review, assess and disable if desired by April 11th.
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MC348214 (Updated) Microsoft Information Protection: Feedback Loop for Content explorer and DLP alerts We're introducing a compliant feedback mechanism to enable admins to report false positives for sensitive information types (SITs) and trainable classifiers detected and reported in Content explorer and DLP Alerts (non-legacy alerts). This Feedback Loop will improve the overall accuracy of SITs and trainable classifiers as it enables Microsoft to make systematic improvements in the product to reduce future false positives.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93210.

[When this will happen:]

Preview: will begin in late April and is expected to be complete by mid-May.

Standard: will begin in mid-May and is expected to be complete by mid-June.
Updated May 20, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We're introducing a compliant feedback mechanism to enable admins to report false positives for sensitive information types (SITs) and trainable classifiers detected and reported in Content explorer and DLP Alerts (non-legacy alerts). This Feedback Loop will improve the overall accuracy of SITs and trainable classifiers as it enables Microsoft to make systematic improvements in the product to reduce future false positives.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93210.

[When this will happen:]

Preview: will begin in early June (previously late April) and is expected to be complete by mid-June (previously mid-May).

Standard: will begin in late June (previously mid-May) and is expected to be complete by early July (previously mid-June).
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MC350372 (Updated) User requests for apps in Teams store Microsoft Teams is designed to be the digital workspace of the organization, to help users connect and collaborate within the experience. With the updated Teams App Store launch a few months ago, a new experience is available to discover and install apps inside Microsoft Teams. Now, users on Teams can browse and find apps in the Teams Store that are blocked within the tenant and request them from the admins by clicking the ‘Request approval’ button. Admins can receive the valuable signal from the end users about desired apps to help prioritize their availability in the tenant. Our intelligent ranking algorithm on the Teams Store will continue to display apps that are popularly installed and used in the user’s tenant before showing blocked apps.

Once the user has requested an app, the admin can see the request on the Manage apps page in the ‘Request by users’ column and manage them on the app details page. Manage requests link will provide admins with the steps to allow or reject the request. When admin approves an app request, the app will be available for the users to install.

This experience enables users to seamlessly communicate with Teams admins, and request apps that would improve their work in Teams. We are excited to bring this feature to our users, and we look forward to building on top of this. Stay tuned for more updates about this experience in the coming months.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84469.

[When this will happen:]

We expect to begin rolling this out in late April and expect the rollout to be completed by early May.

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

Microsoft Teams is designed to be the digital workspace of the organization, to help users connect and collaborate within the experience. With the updated Teams App Store launch a few months ago, a new experience is available to discover and install apps inside Microsoft Teams. Now, users on Teams can browse and find apps in the Teams Store that are blocked within the tenant and request them from the admins by clicking the ‘Request approval’ button. Admins can receive the valuable signal from the end users about desired apps to help prioritize their availability in the tenant. Our intelligent ranking algorithm on the Teams Store will continue to display apps that are popularly installed and used in the user’s tenant before showing blocked apps.

Once the user has requested an app, the admin can see the request on the Manage apps page in the ‘Request by users’ column and manage them on the app details page. Manage requests link will provide admins with the steps to allow or reject the request. When admin approves an app request, the app will be available for the users to install.

This experience enables users to seamlessly communicate with Teams admins, and request apps that would improve their work in Teams. We are excited to bring this feature to our users, and we look forward to building on top of this. Stay tuned for more updates about this experience in the coming months.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84469.

[When this will happen:]

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

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MC352623 (Updated) Soft focus and Adjust brightness in Teams video meetings 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).
Updated May 19, 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 late May (previously early May) and expect the rollout to be completed by late June (previously mid-April).
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MC352634 (Updated) Microsoft and Office 365 users to edit assigned tasks in Project for the web project plans When Microsoft 365 and Office 365 E3 and E5 users are assigned tasks from a project plan built in Project for the web, they can update the progress and mark their tasks’ percent complete without a Project license. This editing capability will be rolling out in May 2022 to tenants with Project Plan 1, Project Plan 3, and Project Plan 5 subscriptions

[Key points]

Timing: begin rolling out in early May and expect to complete by early June

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88884
Updated May 17, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

When Microsoft 365 and Office 365 E3 and E5 users are assigned tasks from a project plan built in Project for the web, they can update the progress and mark their tasks’ percent complete without a Project license. This editing capability will be rolling out in May 2022 to tenants with Project Plan 1, Project Plan 3, and Project Plan 5 subscriptions

[Key points]

Timing: begin rolling out in late May (previously early May) and expect to complete by mid-June (previously early June)

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88884

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MC355215 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: New default (URL click) alert policy Microsoft Defender for Office 365 offers many default alert policies. One of the current default alert policy, A potentially malicious URL click was detected, generates alerts when users click URLs (which are potentially malicious) in email messages. Currently, there are two scenarios that generate this alert.

The URL verdict changes to bad after the user has already clicked it.

A user clicks through (overrides the warning page) for a known, bad URL.

As part of the work to expand the scope of the alert for user clicks in workloads other than email (future roadmap), we’re splitting the existing alert policy based on those two scenarios.

The current alert policy 'A potentially malicious URL click was detected' will cover the ‘URL verdict change’ (# 1 above) scenario.

A new default alert policy named 'A user clicked through to a potentially malicious URL' will now cover the click through (# 2 above) scenario. The functionality in terms of alert generation, notification, AIR, and Incident correlation remain the same.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93211.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in mid-May and expect the rollout to be completed by late June.

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

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 offers many default alert policies. One of the current default alert policy, A potentially malicious URL click was detected, generates alerts when users click URLs (which are potentially malicious) in email messages. Currently, there are two scenarios that generate this alert.

The URL verdict changes to bad after the user has already clicked it.

A user clicks through (overrides the warning page) for a known, bad URL.

As part of the work to expand the scope of the alert for user clicks in workloads other than email (future roadmap), we’re splitting the existing alert policy based on those two scenarios.

The current alert policy 'A potentially malicious URL click was detected' will cover the ‘URL verdict change’ (# 1 above) scenario.

A new default alert policy named 'A user clicked through to a potentially malicious URL' will now cover the click through (# 2 above) scenario. The functionality in terms of alert generation, notification, AIR, and Incident correlation remain the same.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93211.

[When this will happen:]

We expect this rollout to begin in early June (previously mid-May) and expect the rollout to be completed by late July (previously late June).

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MC360646 (Updated) Exchange Online Protection: Anti-malware policy notification settings change The previous Message Center post MC303513 (Dec '21) mentioned that we’re planning to retire the recipient and sender notification configuration in anti-malware policies. After reviewing customer feedback, we’re changing how we’re planning to retire those recipient and sender notifications.

The current notification settings are commonly used for messages that are blocked/quarantined as detected malware, or due to a file attachment in the common attachment filter settings.

As part of this change, we’re separating out the handling of notifications based on whether the message was scanned and found to be malicious vs. matches from the common attachment filter:

True malware: Both recipient and sender notifications will be retired. The message will be quarantined, and the selected quarantine policy configuration determines whether to send the end-user notifications. There is no option for sender notification.

Common attachment filter: Notifications are split into two distinct options that the admin can choose (one or the other):

Recipient notifications only: As with true malware detections, the selected quarantine policy configuration determines whether to send end-user notifications. There is no option for sender notifications.

Non delivery report (also known as NDR or bounce message)) to sender: The message is rejected in an NDR to the sender. The message is not quarantined, is not recoverable, and there’s no option for recipient notifications.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93212

[When this will happen:]

Starting mid-May 2022 and completion of deployment by late June 2022

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

The previous Message Center post MC303513 (Dec '21) mentioned that we’re planning to retire the recipient and sender notification configuration in anti-malware policies. After reviewing customer feedback, we’re changing how we’re planning to retire those recipient and sender notifications.

The current notification settings are commonly used for messages that are blocked/quarantined as detected malware, or due to a file attachment in the common attachment filter settings.

As part of this change, we’re separating out the handling of notifications based on whether the message was scanned and found to be malicious vs. matches from the common attachment filter:

True malware: Both recipient and sender notifications will be retired. The message will be quarantined, and the selected quarantine policy configuration determines whether to send the end-user notifications. There is no option for sender notification.

Common attachment filter: Notifications are split into two distinct options that the admin can choose (one or the other):

Recipient notifications only: As with true malware detections, the selected quarantine policy configuration determines whether to send end-user notifications. There is no option for sender notifications.

Non delivery report (also known as NDR or bounce message)) to sender: The message is rejected in an NDR to the sender. The message is not quarantined, is not recoverable, and there’s no option for recipient notifications.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93212

[When this will happen:]

Starting early June (previously mid-May) and completion of deployment by late July (previously late June)

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MC378975 Microsoft Evaluation Center availability has been resolved The Microsoft Evaluation Center enables organizations, and the IT professionals that support them, to download evaluation versions of Microsoft products. This experience is currently unavailable and work is underway to restore it. In the meantime, we have published an article that includes direct links to download the evaluation software for Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows Server 2022, and Windows Server 2019 as well as the Windows Virtual Hardware Lab Kit (VHLK) and the Windows 11 and Windows 10 and Office 365 Deployment Lab Kits.

When will this happen:

The links in the Tech Community post can be used until the Microsoft Evaluation Center experience has been restored and are a temporary measure. Once the Evaluation Center is restored, the links will automatically redirect to the appropriate Evaluation Center pages.

Additional information:

See the Tech Community post on Accessing trials and kits for Windows for more details.

Updated May 20, 2022: This issue is now resolved. Please visit the Microsoft Evaluation Center at www.microsoft.com/EvalCenter for access to trials and evaluations for Windows client, Windows Server, and other Microsoft products and kits.

The Microsoft Evaluation Center enables organizations, and the IT professionals that support them, to download evaluation versions of Microsoft products. This experience is currently unavailable and work is underway to restore it. In the meantime, we have published an article that includes direct links to download the evaluation software for Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows Server 2022, and Windows Server 2019 as well as the Windows Virtual Hardware Lab Kit (VHLK) and the Windows 11 and Windows 10 and Office 365 Deployment Lab Kits.

When will this happen:

The Microsoft Evaluation Center is available again starting May 20. See www.microsoft.com/EvalCenter.

Additional information:

See the Tech Community post on Accessing trials and kits for Windows for more details.

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MC380944 (Updated) Feature Update: Rename Add to OneDrive Shortcuts in OneDrive Web We've added the ability to rename shortcuts you've added using the "Add to OneDrive" feature within OneDrive web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93279

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release: beginning in early June expect to complete by mid June.

Standard/GCC/GCC-High/DoD release: beginning in early June expect to complete by mid June.

Updated May 19, 2022: We have updated the message with additional content for clarity.

We've added the ability to rename shortcuts you've added using the "Add to OneDrive" feature within OneDrive web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93279

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release: beginning in early June expect to complete by mid June.

Standard/GCC/GCC-High/DoD release: beginning in early June expect to complete by mid June.

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MC382408 Take action: Out-of-band update to address issues after installing the May Windows update Microsoft is releasing Out-of-band updates today, May 19, 2022, for some versions of Windows. This update addresses a known issue that might cause authentication failures for some services and an issue that might cause Microsoft Store app installation issues.

All versions are available only on the Microsoft Update Catalog and will not be offered through Windows Update. For instructions, see the release notes for your OS listed below.

Cumulative updates:

Windows Server 2022: KB5015013

Windows Server, version 20H2: KB5015020

Windows Server 2019: KB5015018

Windows Server 2016: KB5015019

Note: You do not need to apply any previous update before installing these cumulative updates.

Standalone Updates:

Windows Server 2012 R2: KB5014986

Windows Server 2012: KB5014991

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1: KB5014987

Windows Server 2008 SP2: KB5014990

Note: If you are using security only updates for these versions of Windows Server, you only need to install these updates for the month of May. If you are using Monthly Rollup updates, you will need to install both the standalone update listed above, and the Monthly rollups released May 10, 2022.

Microsoft is releasing Out-of-band updates today, May 19, 2022, for some versions of Windows. This update addresses a known issue that might cause authentication failures for some services and an issue that might cause Microsoft Store app installation issues.

All versions are available only on the Microsoft Update Catalog and will not be offered through Windows Update. For instructions, see the release notes for your OS listed below.

Cumulative updates:

Windows Server 2022: KB5015013

Windows Server, version 20H2: KB5015020

Windows Server 2019: KB5015018

Windows Server 2016: KB5015019

Note: You do not need to apply any previous update before installing these cumulative updates.

Standalone Updates:

Windows Server 2012 R2: KB5014986

Windows Server 2012: KB5014991

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1: KB5014987

Windows Server 2008 SP2: KB5014990

Note: If you are using security only updates for these versions of Windows Server, you only need to install these standalone updates for the month of May 2022. Security only updates are not cumulative, and you will also need to install all previous Security only updates to be fully up to date. Monthly rollup updates are cumulative and include security and all quality updates. If you are using Monthly rollup updates, you will need to install both the standalone updates listed above to resolve this issue, and install the Monthly rollups released May 10, 2022 to receive the quality updates for May 2022.

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MC MessageTagNames changes

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MC343434 (Updated) Teams user/device usage report and Graph API data source change Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC348214 (Updated) Microsoft Information Protection: Feedback Loop for Content explorer and DLP alerts New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC350372 (Updated) User requests for apps in Teams store New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC352634 (Updated) Microsoft and Office 365 users to edit assigned tasks in Project for the web project plans New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC355215 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: New default (URL click) alert policy Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC360646 (Updated) Exchange Online Protection: Anti-malware policy notification settings change Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC380944 (Updated) Feature Update: Rename Add to OneDrive Shortcuts in OneDrive Web New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A

MC prepare changes

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MC282992 (Updated) Updated timing changes: Whiteboard on OneDrive for Business You can opt-in by early April if you would like this change sooner. To change the setting, sign into the Microsoft 365 admin center and search for Whiteboard in the search bar. On the Whiteboard settings page, check the box Enable storing new whiteboards in OneDrive.

By mid-April the opt-in will no longer be available, and organizations will be transitioned to ODB storage.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=66767
You can opt-in now if you would like this change sooner. To change the setting, sign into the Microsoft 365 admin center and search for Whiteboard in the search bar. On the Whiteboard settings page, check the box Enable storing new whiteboards in OneDrive. All Whiteboard clients have been automatically updated to support ODB storage since March.

Please note that there are some cases that may still create new boards in Azure.

When a whiteboard is initiated from a Surface Hub during a Teams meeting, the whiteboard will be created in Azure. This will be switched to use ODB later this year.

When older clients are still in use (such as when Whiteboard on Windows is deployed via Intune and hasn’t been updated or a mobile client has not yet updated to the latest version), these clients may still create whiteboards in Azure.

If you need to completely block any usage of Azure storage, please contact Support.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=66767
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MC343434 (Updated) Teams user/device usage report and Graph API data source change You can continue to rely on the data available in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. We will update this announcement when the data source for the reports in the Teams Admin Center starts to match that of Microsoft 365 Admin Center. This change is part of our ongoing commitment to offer reliable and accurate reporting for product usage.

Thanks for your understanding and patience.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=83967

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=85542
You can continue to rely on the data available in the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. We will update this announcement when the data source for the reports in the Teams Admin Center starts to match that of Microsoft 365 Admin Center. This change is part of our ongoing commitment to offer reliable and accurate reporting for product usage.

Thanks for your understanding and patience.

https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/admin/activity-reports/activity-reports?msclkid=84a187fad15811ec9952cbabfdbd9ecd&view=o365-worldwide

https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-analytics-and-reports/teams-reporting-reference

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=83967

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=85540

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=85542
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MC350372 (Updated) User requests for apps in Teams store No preparation required.

End user and admin documentation will be updated with the information about the request flow.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=84469
No preparation required.

End user and admin documentation will be updated with the information about the request flow.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=84469
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MC378975 Microsoft Evaluation Center availability has been resolved https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-11/accessing-trials-and-kits-for-windows-eval-center-workaround/m-p/3361125 https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-11/accessing-trials-and-kits-for-windows-eval-center-workaround/m-p/3361125

https://www.microsoft.com/EvalCente
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MC378975 Microsoft Evaluation Center availability has been resolved 05/12/2022 02:31:39 2022-05-20T20:46:22Z N/A
MC382408 Take action: Out-of-band update to address issues after installing the May Windows update 05/19/2022 23:24:26 2022-05-20T04:23:18Z N/A

MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC343434 (Updated) Teams user/device usage report and Graph API data source change Teams user/device usage report and Graph API data source change (Updated) Teams user/device usage report and Graph API data source change N/A
MC348214 (Updated) Microsoft Information Protection: Feedback Loop for Content explorer and DLP alerts Microsoft Information Protection: Feedback Loop for Content explorer and DLP alerts (Updated) Microsoft Information Protection: Feedback Loop for Content explorer and DLP alerts N/A
MC350372 (Updated) User requests for apps in Teams store User requests for apps in Teams store (Updated) User requests for apps in Teams store N/A
MC352634 (Updated) Microsoft and Office 365 users to edit assigned tasks in Project for the web project plans Microsoft and Office 365 users to edit assigned tasks in Project for the web project plans (Updated) Microsoft and Office 365 users to edit assigned tasks in Project for the web project plans N/A
MC355215 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: New default (URL click) alert policy Microsoft Defender for Office 365: New default (URL click) alert policy (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: New default (URL click) alert policy N/A
MC360646 (Updated) Exchange Online Protection: Anti-malware policy notification settings change Exchange Online Protection: Anti-malware policy notification settings change (Updated) Exchange Online Protection: Anti-malware policy notification settings change N/A
MC378975 Microsoft Evaluation Center availability has been resolved Temporary workaround for accessing trials and kits for Windows Microsoft Evaluation Center availability has been resolved N/A
MC380944 (Updated) Feature Update: Rename Add to OneDrive Shortcuts in OneDrive Web Feature Update: Rename Add to OneDrive Shortcuts in OneDrive We (Updated) Feature Update: Rename Add to OneDrive Shortcuts in OneDrive We N/A

CW21 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC380946 Change Sender Name on Yammer Notifications Stay Informed Yammer Enterprise False N/A
MC380944 (Updated) Feature Update: Rename Add to OneDrive Shortcuts in OneDrive Web Stay Informed OneDrive for Business False N/A
MC380877 Announcing the availability of Tenant-level analytics for Power Platform Stay Informed Microsoft Power Automate False N/A
MC380874 Windows release notes survey Stay Informed Windows False N/A
MC381429 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC381366 Release of the preview for the new Outlook for Windows Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC381447 Change to deletion of whiteboards behavior Plan For Change Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC381442 General availability of Insider Risk Management integration with Power Automate Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC381948 Configure the existing Stream tile in Microsoft 365 app launcher to go to the new Stream app on Office.com Plan For Change SharePoint Online True N/A
MC381943 General availability of Microsoft Defender for Endpoint alerts in Insider Risk Management Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC382487 Skype for Business Planned Maintenance Stay Informed Skype for Business False N/A
MC382484 Microsoft Secure Score is adding new improvement actions for Salesforce and ServiceNow. Stay Informed Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps False N/A
MC382483 Announcing Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Shortpath for public networks Stay Informed Windows 365 False N/A
MC382408 Take action: Out-of-band update to address issues after installing the May Windows update Prevent Or Fix Issue Windows False N/A
MC382148 Issue with ‘Send As’ and ‘Send on Behalf of’ auditing Stay Informed Exchange Online False 06/16/2022
MC382822 Insider Risk Management: General availability of security policy violations templates Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC382821 Custom organization branding for quarantine notification (custom sender address and Custom subject) Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A

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