2022 CW 40 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 09/26/2022 to 10/02/2022

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

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

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Changes

MC End Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC346909 (Updated) Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams 10/31/2022 08:00:00 2023-01-31T08:00:00Z N/A
MC389620 (Updated) block delegates or shared mailbox members from accessing protected messages in Outlook 09/30/2022 09:00:00 2022-11-04T08:00:00Z N/A
MC399868 (Updated) Outlook on the Web: User Experience Update for RSVP 10/31/2022 08:00:00 2022-10-14T09:00:00Z N/A
MC402940 (Updated) Language Interpretation in Microsoft Teams 10/01/2022 09:00:00 2022-11-18T08:00:00Z N/A
MC403644 (Updated) OneDrive: Sharing Experience - Share Menu Dropdown 11/18/2022 08:00:00 2022-12-20T08:00:00Z N/A
MC408435 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-Enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups 11/30/2022 08:00:00 2022-12-30T08:00:00Z N/A
MC408689 (Updated) View Video Recordings and Attendance Reports Inside LMS 10/30/2022 08:00:00 2022-12-23T08:00:00Z N/A
MC411679 (Updated) My Activity retirement in Teams mobile Activity 10/31/2022 08:00:00 2022-12-05T08:00:00Z N/A
MC415185 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: View meeting transcripts on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS 10/31/2022 08:00:00 2022-11-18T08:00:00Z N/A
MC428506 (Updated) Expanded reactions in Teams 12/31/2022 09:00:00 2023-01-31T09:00:00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC408435 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-Enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups With this update, users will now be able to select Distribution Lists as an audience to begin a chat within Teams. With this update, users will now be able to select Distribution Lists as an audience to begin a chat within Teams.

Admins will be able to toggle this feature on or off for their tenant in the Teams admin center.

This feature will support starting a chat with Distribution lists, Office 365 groups or mail enabled security groups

As a part of this feature user can only initiate chat if Distribution lists, Office 365 groups or mail enabled security groups having <=250 members. This feature does not allow to initiate chat in situation where member list is >250.

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MC437557 (Updated) Reminder: Microsoft Office default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internet Previously, it was possible for end users to enable these macros by simply clicking a button on the Trust bar.

Now, with this change, once a user opens an attachment or downloads from the internet an untrusted Office file containing macros, a message bar displays a Security Risk that the file contains VBA macros obtained from the internet with a Learn More button.

[Picture of the red business bar should be added here.]

The Learn More button goes to an article for end users and information workers that contains information about the security risk of bad actors using macros, safe practices to prevent phishing and malware, and instructions on how to enable these macros (if absolutely needed).
Previously, it was possible for end users to enable these macros by simply clicking a button on the Trust bar.

Now, with this change, once a user opens an attachment or downloads from the internet an untrusted Office file containing macros, a message bar displays a Security Risk that the file contains VBA macros obtained from the internet with a Learn More button.

The Learn More button goes to an article for end users and information workers that contains information about the security risk of bad actors using macros, safe practices to prevent phishing and malware, and instructions on how to enable these macros (if absolutely needed).

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MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC339117 (Updated) Preview - Enabling customization capabilities for SSPR, footer hyperlinks and favicon in Company Branding. Updated August 30, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We’re updating the Company Branding component of the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-in page to enable customization capabilities for Self Service Password Reset (SSPR), footer hyperlinks and favicon.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88928.

[When this will happen:]

Preview: We expect this feature to begin rolling out to Preview in late September (previously early September) and expect the rollout to be complete by late October (previously late September).

Standard Release: We expect this to begin rolling out in early February (previously early December) and expect the rollout to be complete by late February (previously late December).
Updated September 26, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We’re updating the Company Branding component of the Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) sign-in page to enable customization capabilities for Self Service Password Reset (SSPR), footer hyperlinks and favicon.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88928.

[When this will happen:]

Preview: We expect this feature to begin rolling out to Preview in late October (previously late September) and expect the rollout to be complete by late November (previously late October).

Standard Release: We expect this to begin rolling out in early January (previously early December) and expect the rollout to be complete by late January (previously late December).
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MC346909 (Updated) Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams Updated May 03, 2022: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Customer Lockbox is available today for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. With this update, we are enabling Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams as well.

Note: If you are already using Customer Lockbox today, no extra steps are needed to take advantage of this update.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86190.

[When will this happen:]

Standard: We will begin rolling this out in late March and expect to complete rollout late April. - Complete

GCC: We will begin rolling this out in mid-June and expect to complete rollout late June.

GCC-H: We will begin rolling this out in early September and expect to complete rollout late September.

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

Customer Lockbox is available today for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. With this update, we are enabling Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams as well.

Note: If you are already using Customer Lockbox today, no extra steps are needed to take advantage of this update.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86190.

[When will this happen:]

Standard: We will begin rolling this out in late March and expect to complete rollout by late April. - Complete

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

GCC-H: We will begin rolling this out in early September and expect to complete rollout by late December (previously late September).

DoD: We will begin rolling this out in early-September and expect to complete rollout by late December (previously late September).
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MC384784 (Updated) Azure Active Directory: Customize Organizations’ Sign-In and Sign-Up Pages in Company Branding Updated August 30, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Update the Azure AD and Microsoft 365 login experience with new Company Branding capabilities. You can apply your company’s brand guidance to authentication experiences with pre-defined templates.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93320

[When this will happen:]

Preview: We will start rolling out to public preview in late September (previously early September) and is expected to complete by late October (previously late September).

Standard Release: We will begin in early February (previously early October) and will be completed by late February (previously late October).
Updated September 26, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Update the Azure AD and Microsoft 365 login experience with new Company Branding capabilities. You can apply your company’s brand guidance to authentication experiences with pre-defined templates.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93320

[When this will happen:]

Preview: We will start rolling out to public preview in late October (previously late September) and is expected to complete by late November (previously late October).

Standard Release: We will begin in early January (previously early October) and will be completed by late January (previously late October).
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MC389620 (Updated) block delegates or shared mailbox members from accessing protected messages in Outlook Outlook will provide consistent access control on protected emails (Protected by MIP Sensitivity labels, or RMS protected emails) for Microsoft 365 delegates and shared mailbox members. For delegates or shared mailbox members, when they have full access of the owner's mailbox but are not allowed to read encrypted email, Outlook will have a new cmdlet setting to block the owner's protected email access which covers ad-hoc encrypted email as well as email with protected MIP sensitivity labels.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 88888

[When this will happen:]

Preview: We will roll out the preview in early June

Standard: We will begin rolling out in early July and expect to complete by late August

Updated September 28, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Outlook will provide consistent access control on protected emails (Protected by MIP Sensitivity labels, or RMS protected emails) for Microsoft 365 delegates and shared mailbox members. For delegates or shared mailbox members, when they have full access of the owner's mailbox but are not allowed to read encrypted email, Outlook will have a new cmdlet setting to block the owner's protected email access which covers ad-hoc encrypted email as well as email with protected MIP sensitivity labels.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 88888

[When this will happen:]

Preview: We will roll out the preview in early June

Standard: We will begin rolling out in early July and expect to complete by early October (previously late August)

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MC394785 (Updated) Speaker Coach in Microsoft Teams Meetings Updated September 15, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Speaker Coach provides private, personalized feedback on your speaking and presentation skills in both real-time as well as post-meeting in a summary.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88253

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in mid-August (previously early July) and expect to complete rollout by late September (previously mid-September).
Updated September 30, 2022: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.

Speaker Coach provides private, personalized feedback on your speaking and presentation skills in both real-time as well as post-meeting in a summary.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88253

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in mid-August (previously early July) and expect to complete rollout by late September (previously mid-September).

Note: This feature is currently available in Preview.
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MC399868 (Updated) Outlook on the Web: User Experience Update for RSVP Updated September 1, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are releasing an update to the current RSVP user experience in Outlook on the web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93326

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release - we will begin rollout in late July.

WW - we will begin rollout in late July and expect rollout to be completed by late September (previously mid-August).
Updated September 1, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to not move forward with this feature at this time. Thank you for your patience.

We are releasing an update to the current RSVP user experience in Outlook on the web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93326
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MC402940 (Updated) Language Interpretation in Microsoft Teams Language interpretation will allow professional language interpreters to translate what the speaker says into another language in real time without disrupting the original flow of delivery of the speaker. This will allow more inclusive and efficient meetings, where participants who may not speak the same language can fully collaborate with each other without waiting for an interpreter to repeat what was said after the fact.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87547

[When this will happen:]

This feature is already available in public preview.

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

Language interpretation will allow professional language interpreters to translate what the speaker says into another language in real time without disrupting the original flow of delivery of the speaker. This will allow more inclusive and efficient meetings, where participants who may not speak the same language can fully collaborate with each other without waiting for an interpreter to repeat what was said after the fact.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87547

[When this will happen:]

This feature is already available in public preview.

We will begin rolling out in August and expect to complete rollout by mid-October (previously late August).
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MC403644 (Updated) OneDrive: Sharing Experience - Share Menu Dropdown Updated August 30, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We’re updating the Share button in Microsoft OneDrive to provide easy access to additional sharing options. When you select Share in OneDrive for Business on Web, you'll see a contextual menu with all choices available to you for sharing files or folders with your teammates.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83727

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September (previously late August) and expect to complete rollout by late September (previously early September).

Standard release: We will begin rolling this out in late September (previously early September) and expect to complete rollout by mid-October (previously mid-September).

Updated September 27, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We’re updating the Share button in Microsoft OneDrive to provide easy access to additional sharing options. When you select Share in OneDrive for Business on Web, you'll see a contextual menu with all choices available to you for sharing files or folders with your teammates.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83727

[When this will happen:]

Targeted release: We will begin rolling this out in early October (previously mid-September) and expect to complete rollout by late October (previously late September).

Standard release: We will begin rolling this out in late October (previously late September) and expect to complete rollout by mid-November (previously mid-October).

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MC408435 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-Enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups Updated August 29, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rollout in late September (previously mid-August) and expect to complete rollout by late October (previously late August).

Updated September 26, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rollout in early November (previously late September) and expect to complete rollout by late November (previously late October).

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MC408435 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-Enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups Updated September 26, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rollout in early November (previously late September) and expect to complete rollout by late November (previously late October).

Updated September 29, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.

You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rollout in early November (previously late September) and expect to complete rollout by late November (previously late October).

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MC408689 (Updated) View Video Recordings and Attendance Reports Inside LMS The Microsoft Teams Meeting LTI app has now enabled users the access to meeting video recordings and attendance reports directly inside their LMS. The feature will be available to use in all of the LMS' that are incorporating the Teams Meeting LTI app.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 96402

[When this will happen:]

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

The Microsoft Teams Meeting LTI app has now enabled users the access to meeting video recordings and attendance reports directly inside their LMS. The feature will be available to use in all of the LMS' that are incorporating the Teams Meeting LTI app.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 96402

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in mid-September and expect to complete rollout by late November (previously late September).
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MC411679 (Updated) My Activity retirement in Teams mobile Activity We will be retiring the support for 'My activity' in Teams mobile Activity App. This will be retired from other clients in the future.

Activity will now support only activities directed to you (the option to view activities initiated by you will be retired).

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out early September and expect to complete by mid-September.

Updated September 27, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We will be retiring the support for 'My activity' in Teams mobile Activity App. This will be retired from other clients in the future.

Activity will now support only activities directed to you (the option to view activities initiated by you will be retired).

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling this out early September and expect to complete by early November (previously mid-September).

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MC415185 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: View meeting transcripts on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS Updated September 16, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

You can now configure the availability of meeting transcription on Teams Mobile for users in your tenant, who can start transcription during the meeting and view meeting transcripts after the meeting on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97693

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release (if applicable): We will begin rolling out mid-August and expect to complete by late September (previously early September).

Updated September 30, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

You can now configure the availability of meeting transcription on Teams Mobile for users in your tenant, who can start transcription during the meeting and view meeting transcripts after the meeting on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97693

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release (if applicable): We will begin rolling out mid-August and expect to complete by mid-October (previously late September).

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MC427758 (Updated) Schedule Send for Teams Chat As remote teams become more common and spread across multiple time zones, Teams is introducing the schedule send feature that allows users to schedule chat messages to be delivered in the future. With this feature, we can help build better work-life balance and support flexible schedules by scheduling chat messages so that they only deliver during our peer’s work hours. Users can schedule messages to be delivered both on desktop and mobile. Additionally, all scheduled messages can be edit and delete before they are delivered.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88281

[When this will happen:]

Production: will begin rolling out in late September and we are expected to complete roll out by mid October.

GCC: roll out will start in late October and complete by late November.

GCCH: roll out will start in late November and complete by late December.

DoD: roll out will start in late January and complete by late February.
Updated September 30, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

As remote teams become more common and spread across multiple time zones, Teams is introducing the schedule send feature that allows users to schedule chat messages to be delivered in the future. With this feature, we can help build better work-life balance and support flexible schedules by scheduling chat messages so that they only deliver during our peer’s work hours. Users can schedule messages to be delivered both on desktop and mobile. Additionally, all scheduled messages can be edit and delete before they are delivered.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88281

[When this will happen:]

Production: will begin rolling out in early November (previously late September) and we are expected to complete roll out by late November (previously mid-October).

GCC: roll out will start in mid-November and complete by late November.

GCCH: roll out will start in late November and complete by late December.

DoD: roll out will start in late January and complete by late February.
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MC428505 (Updated) SharePoint app bar – Temporary window to disable is extended The SharePoint app bar is designed to improve the global wayfinding experience while dynamically displaying personalized content. The app bar makes important content and resources more accessible no matter where you are in SharePoint.

While the app bar plays an integral role in the overall modern SharePoint experience, we acknowledge that for some customers there is a continued desire to disable the app bar. We previously shared that the SharePoint app bar can be temporarily disabled until September 30th, 2022 (MC343248 March '22). Today we are announcing that we are extending the window for the app bar to be temporarily disabled until March 31, 2023.

[When this will happen:]

March 31, 2023
Updated September 27, 2022: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

The SharePoint app bar is designed to improve the global wayfinding experience while dynamically displaying personalized content. The app bar makes important content and resources more accessible no matter where you are in SharePoint.

While the app bar plays an integral role in the overall modern SharePoint experience, we acknowledge that for some customers there is a continued desire to disable the app bar. We previously shared that the SharePoint app bar can be temporarily disabled until September 30th, 2022 (MC343428 March '22). Today we are announcing that we are extending the window for the app bar to be temporarily disabled until March 31, 2023.

[When this will happen:]

March 31, 2023
03/31/2023
MC428506 (Updated) Expanded reactions in Teams This update will allow users to apply any emoji as a reaction to chat or channels messages. Users can choose from over 800 existing Teams emojis to express themselves the way they want. Browse all the reaction options or use the search bar to the find the reaction you want.

This feature update will also be delivered with a new reactions user experience to support the expanded reactions options. The reaction hover bar will now feature a reduced number of quick hover options to make space for an expanded reaction button. The reaction summary will also be moved from the top right of the message to the bottom of the message bubble to make space for the wide range of options that can now be added.

This will be available for Teams desktop apps (Windows and Mac), Teams mobile (Android and iOS), and Teams on the web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88080

[When this will happen:]

Preview: We will begin rolling out mid September and expect to complete by late September.

Standard release: We will begin rolling out mid-October and expect to complete by late-November.

Updated September 28, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This update will allow users to apply any emoji as a reaction to chat or channels messages. Users can choose from over 800 existing Teams emojis to express themselves the way they want. Browse all the reaction options or use the search bar to the find the reaction you want.

This feature update will also be delivered with a new reactions user experience to support the expanded reactions options. The reaction hover bar will now feature a reduced number of quick hover options to make space for an expanded reaction button. The reaction summary will also be moved from the top right of the message to the bottom of the message bubble to make space for the wide range of options that can now be added.

This will be available for Teams desktop apps (Windows and Mac), Teams mobile (Android and iOS), and Teams on the web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88080

[When this will happen:]

Preview: We will begin rolling out mid-September and expect to complete by late September.

Standard release: We will begin rolling out mid-November (previously mid-October) and expect to complete by late December (previously late November).

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MC437554 (Updated) Upgraded usage analytics for Teams administrators and users. As communicated in our earlier message center post (MC343434 March '22), we made updates to Teams related usage report in the Microsoft 365 admin center (and corresponding graph APIs) to be more accurate and upgraded. Considering the underlying data source was revamped, it also introduced differences in the usage data reported by Microsoft 365 admin center vs usage data in Teams admin center.

As promised earlier, to bring in consistency across different reporting surfaces, we are updating the Teams admin center usage reports and end user analytics in Teams with same underlying data source as Microsoft 365 Admin Center Teams usage reports.

We apologies for the actual rollout delay than what was planned earlier.

[When this will happen:]

The changes to Microsoft 365 admin center usage reports are already available to all customers as preview.

We’ll be rolling out this change in late September through early October progressively for public and all government cloud customers.

Once this rollout is complete, these refresh changes will be called GA (general availability).

Updated September 27, 2022: We have updated this message to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

As communicated in our earlier message center post (MC343434 March '22), we made updates to Teams related usage report in the Microsoft 365 admin center (and corresponding graph APIs) to be more accurate and upgraded. Considering the underlying data source was revamped, it also introduced differences in the usage data reported by Microsoft 365 admin center vs usage data in Teams admin center.

As promised earlier, to bring in consistency across different reporting surfaces, we are updating the Teams admin center usage reports and end user analytics in Teams with same underlying data source as Microsoft 365 Admin Center Teams usage reports.

We apologies for the actual rollout delay than what was planned earlier.

[When this will happen:]

The changes to Microsoft 365 admin center usage reports are already available to all customers as preview.

We’ll be rolling out this change in late September through early October progressively for public and all government cloud customers.

Once this rollout is complete, these refresh changes will be called GA (general availability).

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MC437557 (Updated) Reminder: Microsoft Office default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internet VBA macros are a common way for malicious actors to gain access to deploy malware and ransomware. As a reminder (MC322553 in Feb 2022, MC393185 in June 2022), to help improve security, we are changing the behavior of Office applications to now block macros in files from the internet. Learn more in this blog post.

This change only affects Office on devices running Windows and only affects the following applications: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Word.

The change described in this post is scheduled to be included in the following channels:

• Monthly Enterprise Channel: Version 2208 on Tuesday October 11, 2022

• Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview): Version 2208 on Tuesday October 11, 2022

• Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel: Version 2208 on Tuesday January 10, 2023

Note: If you ever enabled or disabled the Block macros from running in Office files from the Internet policy, your organization will not be affected by this change.

[Key points:]

• Timing: Available in Monthly Enterprise Channel and Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) in October 2022, available in Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel in January 2023

• Action: Review and assess impact

Updated September 26, 2022: We have updated the content to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

VBA macros are a common way for malicious actors to gain access to deploy malware and ransomware. As a reminder (MC322553 in Feb 2022, MC393185 in June 2022), to help improve security, we are changing the behavior of Office applications to now block macros in files from the internet. Learn more in this blog post.

This change only affects Office on devices running Windows and only affects the following applications: Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Word.

The change described in this post is scheduled to be included in the following channels:

Monthly Enterprise Channel: Version 2208 on Tuesday October 11, 2022

Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview): Version 2208 on Tuesday October 11, 2022

Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel: Version 2208 on Tuesday January 10, 2023

Note: If you ever enabled or disabled the Block macros from running in Office files from the Internet policy, your organization will not be affected by this change.

[Key points:]

Timing: Available in Monthly Enterprise Channel and Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) in October 2022, available in Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel in January 2023

Action: Review and assess impact

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MC439275 (Updated) Microsoft Teams Detailed Call History Feature Update Users will now get a more comprehensive view into whether calls were transferred or forwarded in Microsoft Teams' call history.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98455

[When this will happen:]

General Availability: We will begin rollout in late September and expect rollout to be completed by mid-October.

Government Clouds: Rollout will begin in late October and is expected to be completed by early December.

Updated September 28, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Users will now get a more comprehensive view into whether calls were transferred or forwarded in Microsoft Teams' call history.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98455

[When this will happen:]

General Availability: We will begin rollout in mid-October (previously late September) and expect rollout to be completed by late October (previously mid-October).

Government Clouds: Rollout will begin in late October and is expected to be completed by early December.

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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC389620 (Updated) block delegates or shared mailbox members from accessing protected messages in Outlook New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC402940 (Updated) Language Interpretation in Microsoft Teams New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC408689 (Updated) View Video Recordings and Attendance Reports Inside LMS New feature Updated message, New feature N/A
MC411679 (Updated) My Activity retirement in Teams mobile Activity User impact, Retirement Updated message, User impact, Retirement N/A
MC427758 (Updated) Schedule Send for Teams Chat New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC428505 (Updated) SharePoint app bar – Temporary window to disable is extended User impact, Admin impact, Retirement Updated message, User impact, Admin impact, Retirement 03/31/2023
MC428506 (Updated) Expanded reactions in Teams Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC437554 (Updated) Upgraded usage analytics for Teams administrators and users. Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC437557 (Updated) Reminder: Microsoft Office default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internet Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC439275 (Updated) Microsoft Teams Detailed Call History Feature Update Feature update Updated message, Feature update N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC437557 (Updated) Reminder: Microsoft Office default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internet Enterprises should evaluate their use of macros in files obtained from the internet to determine how this new default behavior will affect their users.

To learn more about how to get ready for this change and recommendations for managing VBA macros in Office files, read this article for Office admins.

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2185272

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=2185771
Enterprises should evaluate their use of macros in files obtained from the internet to determine how this new default behavior will affect their users.

To learn more about how to get ready for this change and recommendations for managing VBA macros in Office files, read this article for Office admins.

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2185272

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=2185771

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=2186005
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC389620 (Updated) block delegates or shared mailbox members from accessing protected messages in Outlook Consistently block delegates or shared mailbox members from accessing protected messages in Outlook (Updated) block delegates or shared mailbox members from accessing protected messages in Outlook N/A
MC402940 (Updated) Language Interpretation in Microsoft Teams Language Interpretation in Microsoft Teams (Updated) Language Interpretation in Microsoft Teams N/A
MC408689 (Updated) View Video Recordings and Attendance Reports Inside LMS View Video Recordings and Attendance Reports Inside LMS (Updated) View Video Recordings and Attendance Reports Inside LMS N/A
MC411679 (Updated) My Activity retirement in Teams mobile Activity My Activity retirement in Teams mobile Activity (Updated) My Activity retirement in Teams mobile Activity N/A
MC427758 (Updated) Schedule Send for Teams Chat Schedule Send for Teams Chat (Updated) Schedule Send for Teams Chat N/A
MC428505 (Updated) SharePoint app bar – Temporary window to disable is extended SharePoint app bar – Temporary window to disable is extended (Updated) SharePoint app bar – Temporary window to disable is extended 03/31/2023
MC428506 (Updated) Expanded reactions in Teams Expanded reactions in Teams (Updated) Expanded reactions in Teams N/A
MC437554 (Updated) Upgraded usage analytics for Teams administrators and users. Teams user/device usage report and Graph API data source change (Updated) Upgraded usage analytics for Teams administrators and users. N/A
MC437557 (Updated) Reminder: Microsoft Office default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internet Reminder: Microsoft Office default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internet (Updated) Reminder: Microsoft Office default change – Blocking VBA macros in files from the internet N/A
MC439275 (Updated) Microsoft Teams Detailed Call History Feature Update Microsoft Teams Detailed Call History Feature Update (Updated) Microsoft Teams Detailed Call History Feature Update N/A

CW40 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC439280 Microsoft Purview eDiscovery (Premium): Review set usability enhancements (GA) Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC439275 (Updated) Microsoft Teams Detailed Call History Feature Update Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC439273 Microsoft Stream: Upload and Manage Files in the Stream Web App Stay Informed Microsoft Stream False N/A
MC439269 Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance: Multiple public preview features rolling out to general availability Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC439267 Microsoft Purview Audit: General availability of New Search functionality Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC439312 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC439638 In Development for Microsoft Intune is now available Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC439634 Header and footer content mark changes for Microsoft Purview Information Protection in Word Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC439633 FindTime add-in is moving to a native feature called Scheduling Poll Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC439628 What’s new in the Windows 365 Enterprise Service Update for September 2022 Stay Informed Windows 365 False N/A
MC440118 Consolidating OneNote apps on Windows Plan For Change Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC440117 Microsoft Teams: Teams Calendar Now Includes Scheduling Form Pop-Outs Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC440059 Faster. Smaller. Windows 11, version 22H2 update fundamentals Stay Informed Windows False N/A
MC440661 Outlook: Policy to Enable/Disable the new Outlook for Windows for an entire organization Stay Informed Exchange Online, Microsoft 365 Apps False N/A
MC440660 New access point for Microsoft Intune Help and support Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC440812 Microsoft Purview compliance portal: New cmdlet for exporting Activity explorer logs (GA) Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC441066 Microsoft Bookings Mobile Apps will not be available on Google Play store and Apple App Store from December 1, 2022 Plan For Change Microsoft Bookings True N/A
MC441065 Microsoft Purview | Information Protection: Maintain label when creating PDF files from VBA in Office apps (preview) Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC441064 Exchange Online Customizable Message Expiration Timeout Interval Coming Soon Stay Informed Exchange Online False N/A
MC441063 Microsoft Bookings - Old Web Version Will Be Retired on November 14 Plan For Change Microsoft Bookings True N/A
MC441059 The September 2022 preview release for Windows 11, version 22H2, is now available Prevent Or Fix Issue Windows False N/A
MC441058 Applying the Disable IE Policy by November 1, 2022 to avoid business disruption Prevent Or Fix Issue Windows False 11/01/2022

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