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2023 CW 24 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 06/05/2023 to 06/11/2023

31 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 13 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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MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC565271 (Updated) System preferred MFA method is Generally Available Stay Informed Plan For Change N/A

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MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC496248 (Updated) Wiki retirement and the future of note taking in Teams Channels 06/30/2023 09:00:00 2024-02-29T08:00:00Z N/A
MC519905 (Updated) Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention - DLP Policy tips revamp for Outlook for Windows 06/30/2023 09:00:00 2023-08-21T09:00:00Z N/A
MC523046 Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention: Configure policy tips as pop-up dialog for emails with sensitivity labels 05/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-08-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC528361 (Updated) Project for the Web Integration in Viva Goals 06/30/2023 09:00:00 2023-07-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC529434 (Updated) Microsoft Syntex: Split PDF Pages into new PDF files with the Extract action in OneDrive for iOS 06/30/2023 09:00:00 2023-07-17T09:00:00Z N/A
MC532193 (Updated) Teams Personal Tabs in Outlook for Android 06/30/2023 09:00:00 2023-08-21T09:00:00Z N/A
MC540126 (Updated) Applied Filters in Microsoft Lists 06/30/2023 09:00:00 2023-07-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC542834 (Updated) Enhancements in Threat Explorer by Microsoft Defender for Office 365 06/30/2023 09:00:00 2023-07-17T09:00:00Z N/A
MC543389 (Updated) Activity policy - filter by file name 06/30/2023 09:00:00 2023-07-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC543860 (Updated) SIP / H323 dialing from MTR-W to a VTC 07/26/2023 09:00:00 2023-08-01T09:00:00Z N/A
MC546939 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Auto-Categorization Coming to Meeting Category Insights in Viva Insights 06/30/2023 09:00:00 2023-08-21T09:00:00Z N/A
MC549347 (Updated) Viva Connections Dashboard Customization 07/05/2023 09:00:00 2023-07-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC549348 (Updated) Webinar Email feature updates -customize content and time to send reminders 08/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-09-30T09:00:00Z N/A
MC552782 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Default Meeting Layout Controls for Teams Rooms on Android 07/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-08-21T09:00:00Z N/A
MC557822 (Updated) Teams Personal Tabs in Outlook for iOS 08/11/2023 09:00:00 2023-09-04T09:00:00Z N/A
MC557823 (Updated) Create a distinct experience in Viva Connections for different audiences in the Microsoft 365 admin center 07/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-08-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC559930 (Updated) Updates to Viva Connections desktop experience 07/08/2023 09:00:00 2023-07-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC560731 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Updating the Bookings app to the Virtual Appointments app 08/08/2023 09:00:00 2023-09-04T09:00:00Z N/A

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MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC536885 (Updated) Changes in Normalization No one gets impacted immediately. We are letting you know to make you prepare for this change. If you have dial plan policies that has a pattern to match the phone number that starts with plus sign (+) or you rely on the number that starts with plus sign (+) to be translated, you have to adjust your dial plan policies. There is no immediate impact. We are letting you know, so you can prepare for this change. If you are relying on dial plan policies to translate numbers dialed starting with a +, those rules will no longer work. You will need to instruct your end users to either dial the correct E.164 number starting with a +, or dial numbers without a + to match dial plan policies. N/A

MC Messages changes

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MC468492 (Updated) Authenticator number matching to be enabled for all Microsoft Authenticator users Updated March 16, 2023: We have updated the timing of this change, below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Authenticator app’s number matching feature has been Generally Available since Nov 2022! If you have not already leveraged the rollout controls (via Azure Portal Admin UX and MSGraph APIs) to smoothly deploy number matching for users of Microsoft Authenticator push notifications, we highly encourage you to do so. We had previously announced that we will remove the admin controls and enforce the number match experience tenant-wide for all users of Microsoft Authenticator push notifications starting February 27, 2023. After listening to customers, we will extend the availability of the rollout controls for a few more weeks. Organizations can continue to use the existing rollout controls until May 8, 2023, to deploy number matching in their organizations. Microsoft services will start enforcing the number matching experience for all users of Microsoft Authenticator push notifications after May 8th, 2023. We will also remove the rollout controls for number matching after that date.

Please note that we have changed the expected behavior for NPS extension to be even more admin friendly. NPS versions 1.2.2216.1+ will be released once Microsoft starts to enable number matching for all Authenticator users. These NPS versions will automatically prefer OTP based sign-ins over traditional push notifications with the Authenticator app. An admin can choose to disable this behavior and fallback to traditional push notifications with Approve/Deny by setting the registry key OVERRIDE_NUMBER_MATCHING_WITH_OTP Value = FALSE. Previous NPS extension versions will not automatically switch Authenticator push notification authentications to OTP based authentications. Please refer to the NPS extension section of the number match documentation for further information.

[When this will happen:]

Beginning in May 2023.

Updated June 8, 2023: Number matching is now deployed and enabled for all users of the Microsoft Authenticator app!

Additionally, due a change in the Microsoft Authenticator Authentication method policy, the feature configuration of Application Context and Location Context in tenants may have been impacted. End users were not impacted by this change, but if you made an update to these settings before 5/17 to set them to "disabled", please review your policy. If the policy has been reset to "default" and you'd like to explicitly set the state to be "disabled", you can leverage the UX or MS Graph API to do so. Note: Tenants who have the policy set to "enabled" were not affected by the change.

Microsoft Authenticator app’s number matching feature has been Generally Available since Nov 2022! If you have not already leveraged the rollout controls (via Azure Portal Admin UX and MSGraph APIs) to smoothly deploy number matching for users of Microsoft Authenticator push notifications, we highly encourage you to do so. We had previously announced that we will remove the admin controls and enforce the number match experience tenant-wide for all users of Microsoft Authenticator push notifications starting February 27, 2023. After listening to customers, we will extend the availability of the rollout controls for a few more weeks. Organizations can continue to use the existing rollout controls until May 8, 2023, to deploy number matching in their organizations. Microsoft services will start enforcing the number matching experience for all users of Microsoft Authenticator push notifications after May 8th, 2023. We will also remove the rollout controls for number matching after that date.

Please note that we have changed the expected behavior for NPS extension to be even more admin friendly. NPS versions 1.2.2216.1+ will be released once Microsoft starts to enable number matching for all Authenticator users. These NPS versions will automatically prefer OTP based sign-ins over traditional push notifications with the Authenticator app. An admin can choose to disable this behavior and fallback to traditional push notifications with Approve/Deny by setting the registry key OVERRIDE_NUMBER_MATCHING_WITH_OTP Value = FALSE. Previous NPS extension versions will not automatically switch Authenticator push notification authentications to OTP based authentications. Please refer to the NPS extension section of the number match documentation for further information.

[When this will happen:]

Beginning in May 2023.

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MC496248 (Updated) Wiki retirement and the future of note taking in Teams Channels Updated March 17, 2023: We have updated the timing of this change, below. Thank you for your patience.

We are announcing that Wiki's will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.

[When this will happen:]

The following change will be rolled out starting late March (previously early March).
Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the message with additional details. Thank you for your patience.

We are announcing that Wiki's will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.

[When this will happen:]

The option to export wiki content to OneNote is now available. New documentation is available here: Export a wiki to a OneNote notebook

The ability to create new a new Wiki will be disabled mid-June.
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MC519905 (Updated) Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention - DLP Policy tips revamp for Outlook for Windows Updated February 28, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We’re rolling out new and improved DLP Policy tips in Outlook for Windows to support top DLP predicates and exceptions, all advanced classifiers, and override capabilities for E5 users.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109589.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout to Current Channel (preview) will begin in mid-March (previously early March) and is expected to be complete by early April (previously mid-March).

Rollout to Current Channel will begin in early May (previously early April) and is expected to be complete by mid-May (previously late April).

Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We’re rolling out new and improved DLP Policy tips in Outlook for Windows to support top DLP predicates and exceptions, all advanced classifiers, and override capabilities for E5 users.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109589.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout to Current Channel (preview) will begin in mid-March (previously early March) and is expected to be complete by early April (previously mid-March).

Rollout to Current Channel will begin in early May (previously early April) and is expected to be complete by mid-July (previously mid-May).
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MC523046 Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention: Configure policy tips as pop-up dialog for emails with sensitivity labels Updated March 14, 2023: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention policies can be configured to display policy tips as a pop-up dialog for emails with sensitivity labels.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100157.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout to public preview will begin in early March and is expected to be complete by end of March.

Rollout to general availability will begin in early April and is expected to be complete by end of April.

Updated June 8, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention policies can be configured to display policy tips as a pop-up dialog for emails with sensitivity labels

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100157.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout to public preview will begin in early March and is expected to be complete by end of March.

Rollout to general availability will begin in early June (previously early April) and is expected to be complete by mid-July (previously end of April).
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MC528361 (Updated) Project for the Web Integration in Viva Goals Updated April 13, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Integrations in Viva Goals help save time and energy by automatically updating your key results and projects through connections to other applications from Microsoft and third parties. These integrations allow data to flow from the connected applications into Viva Goals so that results and initiatives are up to date. Viva Goals is launching a new integration for Microsoft Project for the Web which will enable users to automatically update Initiatives and Key Results in Viva Goals based on progress in Project for the Web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117462

[When this will happen:]

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

Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Integrations in Viva Goals help save time and energy by automatically updating your key results and projects through connections to other applications from Microsoft and third parties. These integrations allow data to flow from the connected applications into Viva Goals so that results and initiatives are up to date. Viva Goals is launching a new integration for Microsoft Project for the Web which will enable users to automatically update Initiatives and Key Results in Viva Goals based on progress in Project for the Web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117462

[When this will happen:]

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

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MC528980 (Updated) Bookings end point URL for customers will change Updated May 4, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The self-schedule URL for the Microsoft Bookings Calendar, which is the customer facing URL for your Bookings Calendar to create/update/cancel appointments will be changed.

Existing URL format:

"https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar//bookings/"

The new URL format:

"https://outlook.office365.com/book//"

Customers who have the old URL won't face any issue as the old URL will redirect to the new URL automatically. However, if anyone has any firewall / security restriction based on the URL, they will have to add the new URL format to their allowed list to ensure the new URL won't be blocked within or outside their org access.

[When this will happen:]

The changes will roll out in mid-May (previously mid-April).

Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The self-schedule URL for the Microsoft Bookings Calendar, which is the customer facing URL for your Bookings Calendar to create/update/cancel appointments will be changed.

Existing URL format:

"https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar//bookings/"

The new URL format:

"https://outlook.office365.com/book//"

Customers who have the old URL won't face any issue as the old URL will redirect to the new URL automatically. However, if anyone has any firewall / security restriction based on the URL, they will have to add the new URL format to their allowed list to ensure the new URL won't be blocked within or outside their org access.

[When this will happen:]

The changes will roll out in mid-June (previously mid-May).

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MC529434 (Updated) Microsoft Syntex: Split PDF Pages into new PDF files with the Extract action in OneDrive for iOS Users of Microsoft Syntex can soon split a PDF file into multiple PDFs with the Extract file action in OneDrive for iOS. The Extract file action lets you quickly split and extract multiple pages of a PDF into a new PDF file stored in SharePoint or OneDrive.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117548

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late April and expect to complete rollout by late May.
Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Users of Microsoft Syntex can soon split a PDF file into multiple PDFs with the Extract file action in OneDrive for iOS. The Extract file action lets you quickly split and extract multiple pages of a PDF into a new PDF file stored in SharePoint or OneDrive.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117548

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late April and expect to complete rollout by mid-June (previously late May).
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MC532193 (Updated) Teams Personal Tabs in Outlook for Android Updated April 13, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Teams Personal Tabs will now appear on Outlook for Android. This will complete the changes announced in Oct 2022 in the Outlook Blog

Teams apps must be validated to work on the mobile form factor. After the user or admin installs the app on Teams or Outlook, the personal tab will now appear automatically in Outlook for Android.

[When this will happen:]

Preview: Teams Personal Tab apps are already available in the Android Beta program.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out slowly late April (previously early April) and expect to complete by late May (previously early May).

Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Teams Personal Tabs will now appear on Outlook for Android. This will complete the changes announced in Oct 2022 in the Outlook Blog

Teams apps must be validated to work on the mobile form factor. After the user or admin installs the app on Teams or Outlook, the personal tab will now appear automatically in Outlook for Android.

[When this will happen:]

Preview: Teams Personal Tab apps are already available in the Android Beta program.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out slowly late April (previously early April) and expect to complete by mid-July (previously late May).

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MC536885 (Updated) Changes in Normalization Stopping normalization on number that starts with plus sign (+)

Normalization in Microsoft Teams was not designed to do normalization when the phone number starts with plus sign (+) as documented, but we've never enforced this in the Teams desktop or Web client. We are planning to enforce this in the future but for now we recommend avoiding this pattern.

We are making this change to align with our Calling Service, other Teams services, Azure Communication Services SDKs, and other Microsoft services. Numbers that start with a plus sign (+) will not pass through any normalization rules.

Translated numbers that do not start with a plus sign (+), will pass through normalization rules more than once. Please see :https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/create-and-manage-dial-plans for more information

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-July and expect to complete by late August.

Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.

Stopping normalization on number that starts with plus sign (+)

Normalization in Microsoft Teams was not designed to do normalization when the phone number starts with plus sign (+) as documented, but we've never enforced this in the Teams desktop or Web client. We are planning to enforce this in the future but for now we recommend avoiding this pattern.

We are making this change to align with our Calling Service, other Teams services, Azure Communication Services SDKs, and other Microsoft services. Numbers that start with a plus sign (+) will not pass through any normalization rules.

Translated numbers that do not start with a plus sign (+), will pass through normalization rules more than once. Please see Create and manage dial plans for more information.

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-July and expect to complete by late August.

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MC540126 (Updated) Applied Filters in Microsoft Lists Microsoft Lists is rolling out a new way to visualize and clear the filters that are present in a view.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117585

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: Rollout will begin in late April and is expected to be complete by early May.

Standard Release: Rollout will begin in early May and is expected to be complete by late May.
Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Lists is rolling out a new way to visualize and clear the filters that are present in a view.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117585

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: Rollout will begin in late April and is expected to be complete by early May.

Standard Release: Rollout will begin in early May and is expected to be complete by late June (previously late May).
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MC542834 (Updated) Enhancements in Threat Explorer by Microsoft Defender for Office 365 With the recent Threat Explorer V3 rolled out changes in user experience, we have also added 15 new filters in threat explorer filters section. The filters have been grouped into different categories: Basic, Advanced, URLs, Files, and Authentication.

Basic filters are comprised of basic criteria, such as, subject, sender, and recipient.

Advanced filters include more complex criteria such as NetworkMessadeID, Sender IP, and Attachment SHA256.

URL filters focus on URLs or domains associated with threats or attacks.

File filters relate to attachments like file name and type that may be linked to a threat.

Authentication filters can identify DMARC, DKIM, SPF authentication results.

[When this will happen:]

Public Preview: We will begin rolling out in mid-April and expect to complete rollout by late May.
Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With the recent Threat Explorer V3 rolled out changes in user experience, we have also added 15 new filters in threat explorer filters section. The filters have been grouped into different categories: Basic, Advanced, URLs, Files, and Authentication.

Basic filters are comprised of basic criteria, such as, subject, sender, and recipient.

Advanced filters include more complex criteria such as NetworkMessadeID, Sender IP, and Attachment SHA256.

URL filters focus on URLs or domains associated with threats or attacks.

File filters relate to attachments like file name and type that may be linked to a threat.

Authentication filters can identify DMARC, DKIM, SPF authentication results.

[When this will happen:]

Public Preview: We will begin rolling out in mid-April and expect to complete rollout by mid-June (previously late May).
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MC543389 (Updated) Activity policy - filter by file name We will be retiring the ability to filter by 'select file name' from Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out this change in mid-May.
Updated June 8, 2023: We have updated the information below for clarification.

We will be retiring the ability to filter by 'select specific file name' from Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps; ‘select specific folder will still be available and will not be retired.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out this change in mid-May.
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MC543860 (Updated) SIP / H323 dialing from MTR-W to a VTC Starting early June, you can configure your Teams Rooms on Windows with a Pro license (MTR-W Pro) to place and receive one-to-one calls from the room to a SIP/ H323 endpoint and vice versa. If you want to enable this calling feature, you must work with a CVI provider to enable the service.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95263

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in early June and expect to complete by mid-June.

Updated June 8, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Starting early June, you can configure your Teams Rooms on Windows with a Pro license (MTR-W Pro) to place and receive one-to-one calls from the room to a SIP/ H323 endpoint and vice versa. If you want to enable this calling feature, you must work with a CVI provider to enable the service.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95263

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in mid-June (previously early June) and expect to complete by late June (previously mid-June).

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MC546939 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Auto-Categorization Coming to Meeting Category Insights in Viva Insights Meeting category insights in the Viva Insights app helps Viva Insights licensed users understand how they are allocating their time across meeting categories. Today, the feature uses the categories manually assigned by users in Outlook and Teams. In an upcoming update, meeting category insights will begin automatically categorizing meetings for users based on meeting size, cadence, and number of people in the meetings. Categories include:

Long meetings – More than 1 hour long and 0-8 invitees

Large meetings – At least 9 invitees and at most 1 hour long

Large and long meetings – At least 9 invitees and more than 1 hour long

Recurring meetings – Meeting series with multiple instances

1:1 meetings – Include 1 other participant

These categories can help users identify meetings that are expensive in terms of time spent, participants included, or both. Using these insights, users can assess whether meetings that fall under this category are a valuable use of time and resources as a step towards doing more with less.

Categorizations will show up in Viva Insights only and will not reflect in Outlook or Teams calendar.

With this update, users who are not currently categorizing in Outlook or Teams will be able to access meeting category insights and begin developing an understanding of how their meeting time is being spent. Users who are already categorizing will receive additional insights about their meeting time allocation according to well-known meeting attributes.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117396

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in early May 2023 and complete rollout by late May 2023.

Updated June 8, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Meeting category insights in the Viva Insights app helps Viva Insights licensed users understand how they are allocating their time across meeting categories. Today, the feature uses the categories manually assigned by users in Outlook and Teams. In an upcoming update, meeting category insights will begin automatically categorizing meetings for users based on meeting size, cadence, and number of people in the meetings. Categories include:

Long meetings – More than 1 hour long and 0-8 invitees

Large meetings – At least 9 invitees and at most 1 hour long

Large and long meetings – At least 9 invitees and more than 1 hour long

Recurring meetings – Meeting series with multiple instances

1:1 meetings – Include 1 other participant

These categories can help users identify meetings that are expensive in terms of time spent, participants included, or both. Using these insights, users can assess whether meetings that fall under this category are a valuable use of time and resources as a step towards doing more with less.

Categorizations will show up in Viva Insights only and will not reflect in Outlook or Teams calendar.

With this update, users who are not currently categorizing in Outlook or Teams will be able to access meeting category insights and begin developing an understanding of how their meeting time is being spent. Users who are already categorizing will receive additional insights about their meeting time allocation according to well-known meeting attributes.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117396

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late June (previously early May) and complete rollout by mid-July (previously late May).

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MC549347 (Updated) Viva Connections Dashboard Customization We are excited to announce that dashboard customization is now available on Viva Connections Mobile! This feature allows your employees to personalize their mobile dashboard with the information that is most relevant to their work.

We want to inform you that this feature is enabled by default for all your employees. However, we understand that every organization is different, and you may have specific requirements or preferences. Therefore, we want to let you know that as a tenant admin or site operator, you can turn off the feature if necessary. The toggle turn OFF will be available in the dashboard details with the heading "Allow users to rearrange and hide dashboard cards"

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117428

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out the admin settings to turn OFF the feature by early May and it will be available for all tenants by end of May.

For end users, we will enable this feature only when the settings get rolled out to all the tenants i.e., by end of May/early June.
Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are excited to announce that dashboard customization is now available on Viva Connections Mobile! This feature allows your employees to personalize their mobile dashboard with the information that is most relevant to their work.

We want to inform you that this feature is enabled by default for all your employees. However, we understand that every organization is different, and you may have specific requirements or preferences. Therefore, we want to let you know that as a tenant admin or site operator, you can turn off the feature if necessary. The toggle turn OFF will be available in the dashboard details with the heading "Allow users to rearrange and hide dashboard cards"

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117428

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out the admin settings to turn OFF the feature by early May and it will be available for all tenants by late June (previously late May).

For end users, we will enable this feature only when the settings get rolled out to all the tenants i.e., by end of May/early June.

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MC549348 (Updated) Webinar Email feature updates -customize content and time to send reminders Updated June 1, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Emails for Webinars are critical to engage with registrants and often organizers feel the need to customize the content. To enable this, we are rolling out two features.

The content of the emails (i.e. all webinar related attendee emails) can be edited by the event organizers. This is reserved for Teams Premium licensed organizers.

Time to send reminder emails can be configured by the event organizers. This is reserved for Teams Premium licensed organizers.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119391

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-June and complete late July (previously late June).

Updated June 8, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Emails for Webinars are critical to engage with registrants and often organizers feel the need to customize the content. To enable this, we are rolling out two features.

The content of the emails (i.e. all webinar related attendee emails) can be edited by the event organizers. This is reserved for Teams Premium licensed organizers.

Time to send reminder emails can be configured by the event organizers. This is reserved for Teams Premium licensed organizers.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119391

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: rollout will start in mid-July and expected to be completed by end of July

GCC: rollout is end of July and should be complete by mid-August

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MC550035 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Enabling malware filter bypass for SecOps Mailboxes We are adding the ability for security admins and security operations (SecOps) teams to triage messages with malware verdicts for their own review and analysis. This update enables malware filter bypass on messages delivered to configured SecOps mailboxes in the advanced delivery policy.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 124818

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out at the end of May and complete by end of June.

Updated June 8, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are adding the ability for security admins and security operations (SecOps) teams to triage messages with malware verdicts for their own review and analysis. This update enables malware filter bypass on messages delivered to configured SecOps mailboxes in the advanced delivery policy.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 124818

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out at the mid-June (previously late May) and complete by late June.

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MC552331 (Updated) Microsoft Edge management service Microsoft Edge management service is a single portal for admins to manage the Edge browser. It is a simple and easy-to-manage experience. Admins will be able to configure all Edge browser policies for their organization in a configuration profile and set-up the browser to use these settings.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 124856

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out late May and expect to complete by late May.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-July and expect to complete by mid-August.

Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline and provided additional information. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Edge management service is a single portal for admins to manage the Edge browser. It is a simple and easy-to-manage experience. Admins will be able to configure all Edge browser policies for their organization in a configuration profile and set-up the browser to use these settings.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 124856

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out early June (previously late May) and expect to complete by mid-June (previously late May).

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out late-June and expect to complete by early July.

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MC552782 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Default Meeting Layout Controls for Teams Rooms on Android Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android IT admins can choose the default meeting layout. When a meeting begins, room users will see the default meeting layout. They can switch to other views using the view switcher during a meeting.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 121663

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in late May 2023 and is expected to be complete by late June.

Note: There can be a delay between when features are released by Microsoft and when they become available on a device make and model. If an update isn't available on your device, check with your device manufacturer for information on the availability timeline.

Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android IT admins can choose the default meeting layout. When a meeting begins, room users will see the default meeting layout. They can switch to other views using the view switcher during a meeting.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 121663

[When this will happen:]

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

Note: There can be a delay between when features are released by Microsoft and when they become available on a device make and model. If an update isn't available on your device, check with your device manufacturer for information on the availability timeline.

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MC555189 (Updated) New Microsoft Teams Continuous Web Logs Extend the Window for Troubleshooting Debug log files are automatically produced by the Microsoft Teams client, which can aid in monitoring and troubleshooting Teams. Also known as “Web logs”, Debug logs have historically been constrained by a limited memory buffer. If not collected by the user immediately after an issue occurs, the “signature” of the issue may not be present in the Debug logs, making it more difficult to resolve recent and future issues.

This is being addressed with Continuous Web Logs (CWL). With CWL enabled, once the in-memory buffer reaches the limit, log lines will be saved to a file on user's machine extending the log capturing window up to one business day for an average user, providing a significantly larger window for troubleshooting.

CWL is available to all tenants, but currently disabled by default. Teams' admins are able to turn it on using either of these methods:

Assigning TeamsMediaLoggingPolicy via PowerShell cmdlets

Setting a Feature Flag enableContinuousWebClientLogging to True. This can be done with assistance from Microsoft. As a temp solution, {enableContinuousWebClientLogging: true} can be added to hooks.json locally for the user. This will override the ECS setting for the user and enable CWL.

Soon, Teams admins will have an additional option to enable CWL from the Teams admin center.

[When this will happen:]

On June 1, 2023, CWL will become the default for Teams users with the following desktop system specifications:

Intel Core i3 and Core i5 (generation 10 or higher), Core i7 and Core i9 (any generation) excluding the following series: U, Y, G1-G7, UE, UL, M, QM

Intel Xeon

AMD Ryzen 5, 7, 9 and TR models excluding U series

Apple Silicon (all series of M1 and M2 chips)

Admins may use the methods listed above to enable CWL for Teams users with lesser system specifications. CWL will not be enabled by default for all machines to avoid the potential for user impact on lower-end devices.
Updated June 8, 2023: We have updated the timing outlined below. Thank you for your patience.

Debug log files are automatically produced by the Microsoft Teams client, which can aid in monitoring and troubleshooting Teams. Also known as “Web logs”, Debug logs have historically been constrained by a limited memory buffer. If not collected by the user immediately after an issue occurs, the “signature” of the issue may not be present in the Debug logs, making it more difficult to resolve recent and future issues.

This is being addressed with Continuous Web Logs (CWL). With CWL enabled, once the in-memory buffer reaches the limit, log lines will be saved to a file on user's machine extending the log capturing window up to one business day for an average user, providing a significantly larger window for troubleshooting.

CWL is available to all tenants, but currently disabled by default. Teams' admins are able to turn it on using either of these methods:

Assigning TeamsMediaLoggingPolicy via PowerShell cmdlets

Setting a Feature Flag enableContinuousWebClientLogging to True. This can be done with assistance from Microsoft. As a temp solution, {enableContinuousWebClientLogging: true} can be added to hooks.json locally for the user. This will override the ECS setting for the user and enable CWL.

Soon, Teams admins will have an additional option to enable CWL from the Teams admin center.

[When this will happen:]

During June, 2023, CWL will become the default for Teams users with the following desktop system specifications:

Intel Core i3 and Core i5 (generation 10 or higher), Core i7 and Core i9 (any generation) excluding the following series: U, Y, G1-G7, UE, UL, M, QM

Intel Xeon

AMD Ryzen 5, 7, 9 and TR models excluding U series

Apple Silicon (all series of M1 and M2 chips)

Admins may use the methods listed above to enable CWL for Teams users with lesser system specifications. CWL will not be enabled by default for all machines to avoid the potential for user impact on lower-end devices.
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MC556150 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Collaborative Stageview Users can now open app content in a separate Teams window that’s been built for collaboration.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93769

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out early June 2023 and expect to complete by late June 2023.
Updated June 8, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Users can now open app content in a separate Teams window that’s been built for collaboration.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93769

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-June (previously early June) and expect to complete by late June 2023.
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MC557822 (Updated) Teams Personal Tabs in Outlook for iOS Teams Personal Tabs will soon appear on Outlook for iOS. This will complete the changes announced in Oct 2022 in the Outlook Blog.

Teams apps must be validated to work on the mobile form factor. After the user or admin installs the app on Teams or Outlook, the personal tab will now appear automatically in Outlook for iOS.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 123862

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in early June and expect to complete rollout by early July.

Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Teams Personal Tabs will soon appear on Outlook for iOS. This will complete the changes announced in Oct 2022 in the Outlook Blog.

Teams apps must be validated to work on the mobile form factor. After the user or admin installs the app on Teams or Outlook, the personal tab will now appear automatically in Outlook for iOS.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 123862

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in late June (previously early June) and expect to complete rollout by late July (previously early July).

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MC557823 (Updated) Create a distinct experience in Viva Connections for different audiences in the Microsoft 365 admin center A new feature will be available soon for Viva Connections that enables you to create and manage multiple Connections experiences and home sites that are targeted to specific audiences for your organization through the Microsoft 365 admin center. This feature is ideal for subsidiaries and conglomerates that want to provide distinct, audience targeted experiences with relevant and personalized information, resources, and apps to their employees.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 99916, 117421

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out this feature by mid-June 2023.

Standard Release: We will complete rolling out in late June 2023.
Updated June 5, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

A new feature will be available soon for Viva Connections that enables you to create and manage multiple Connections experiences and home sites that are targeted to specific audiences for your organization through the Microsoft 365 admin center. This feature is ideal for subsidiaries and conglomerates that want to provide distinct, audience targeted experiences with relevant and personalized information, resources, and apps to their employees.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 99916, 117421

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out this feature by mid-June 2023.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in late June and expect to complete by late July.

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MC559930 (Updated) Updates to Viva Connections desktop experience To improve the experience for users, we are making an update to the layout of the Viva Connections desktop experience. This change applies to all customers using the default experience.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in late May 2023 and will be complete by early June 2023.

Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

To improve the experience for users, we are making an update to the layout of the Viva Connections desktop experience. This change applies to all customers using the default experience.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in mid-June (previously late May) and will be complete by late June (previously early June).

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MC560731 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Updating the Bookings app to the Virtual Appointments app Updated June 2, 2023: We have updated this message to ensure visibility.

Bookings is supported across multiple entry points spanning Web, Teams and Outlook, however there is lack of parity in the feature set across these entry points leading to an inconsistent user experience. This fragmented experience has resulted in high DSAT for customers that has provided feedback to Microsoft to unify and provide feature parity in Bookings across all entry points.

The Bookings experience in Teams will soon be updated to match the web version on https://book.ms, ensuring consistent features across all endpoints. However, certain features like Forms, Queuing & scheduler-initiated SMS reminders for appointments will be available only on the new Virtual Appointments app on Teams.

With the Virtual Appointments app, we are introducing an end-to-end B2C meetings solution that leverages Bookings as the scheduling engine and includes advanced meetings features such as real time meeting state update, chat with attendees in waiting room lobby via Queue view, rich analytics to shows virtual appointment usage trends to drive business outcomes such as no-shows.

With this change, the updated Bookings Teams app will have feature parity and consistent user experience as Bookings web app. Virtual Appointments app will be a superset of the current Bookings Teams app experience embedded within the new app and will include advanced virtual appointments features.

This feature is associated with Microsoft Roadmap ID 120420

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in late June 2023 and is expected to be complete by early July 2023.

Updated June 8, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience..

Bookings is supported across multiple entry points spanning Web, Teams and Outlook, however there is lack of parity in the feature set across these entry points leading to an inconsistent user experience. This fragmented experience has resulted in high DSAT for customers that has provided feedback to Microsoft to unify and provide feature parity in Bookings across all entry points.

The Bookings experience in Teams will soon be updated to match the web version on https://book.ms, ensuring consistent features across all endpoints. However, certain features like Forms, Queuing & scheduler-initiated SMS reminders for appointments will be available only on the new Virtual Appointments app on Teams.

With the Virtual Appointments app, we are introducing an end-to-end B2C meetings solution that leverages Bookings as the scheduling engine and includes advanced meetings features such as real time meeting state update, chat with attendees in waiting room lobby via Queue view, rich analytics to shows virtual appointment usage trends to drive business outcomes such as no-shows.

With this change, the updated Bookings Teams app will have feature parity and consistent user experience as Bookings web app. Virtual Appointments app will be a superset of the current Bookings Teams app experience embedded within the new app and will include advanced virtual appointments features.

This feature is associated with Microsoft Roadmap ID 120420

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in mid-July (previously late June) and is expected to be complete by late July (previously early July).

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MC565156 (Updated) Teams Room Windows: Simplified Device Registration Process for Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro Management Portal We are pleased to announce an enhancement to the device registration process for Windows-based Teams Rooms devices on the Pro Management portal, aimed at making it more convenient for IT admins.

With the upcoming Teams Rooms app update (v. 4.17) scheduled for release by the end of June 2023, we have streamlined the registration process for Windows-based Teams Rooms devices. IT admins will no longer need to manually download and install the Pro Management agent on each device.

Instead, the Pro Management agent will be automatically downloaded and installed onto the Windows-based Teams Rooms devices as part of the Teams Rooms app update. This improvement simplifies the agent deployment and device enrollment tasks for IT admins, reducing their workload.

Once the Pro Management agent is successfully installed and connected, devices with the Teams Rooms Pro license will be automatically enrolled and visible on the Pro Management portal. This eliminates the need for any additional user action, making the process more efficient.

We understand the importance of a seamless and hassle-free device registration experience for IT admins. This update aims to improve the overall management process and reduce friction when connecting Windows-based Teams Rooms devices to the Pro Management portal.

Stay tuned for the upcoming Teams Rooms app update (v. 4.17) to take advantage of the simplified device registration process and enhance your device management capabilities with the Pro Management service.

Updated June 9, 2023: Pro portal enrollment will only work for devices that are in commercial cloud and not GCC-H – thus once the Pro Management agent is successfully installed and connected, devices with the Teams Rooms Pro license will be automatically enrolled and visible on the Pro Management portal.

We are pleased to announce an enhancement to the device registration process for Windows-based Teams Rooms devices on the Pro Management portal, aimed at making it more convenient for IT admins.

With the upcoming Teams Rooms app update (v. 4.17) scheduled for release by the end of June 2023, we have streamlined the registration process for Windows-based Teams Rooms devices. IT admins will no longer need to manually download and install the Pro Management agent on each device.

Instead, the Pro Management agent will be automatically downloaded and installed onto the Windows-based Teams Rooms devices as part of the Teams Rooms app update. This improvement simplifies the agent deployment and device enrollment tasks for IT admins, reducing their workload.

Once the Pro Management agent is successfully installed and connected, devices with the Teams Rooms Pro license will be automatically enrolled and visible on the Pro Management portal. This eliminates the need for any additional user action, making the process more efficient.

We understand the importance of a seamless and hassle-free device registration experience for IT admins. This update aims to improve the overall management process and reduce friction when connecting Windows-based Teams Rooms devices to the Pro Management portal.

Stay tuned for the upcoming Teams Rooms app update (v. 4.17) to take advantage of the simplified device registration process and enhance your device management capabilities with the Pro Management service.

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MC565271 (Updated) System preferred MFA method is Generally Available In today's landscape, organizations and users utilize various authentication methods with varying levels of security. Unfortunately, users often select less secure MFA methods, even when more secure options are available. This may be due to convenience, lack of awareness, or technical limitations.

To encourage the use of the strongest available method, we are introducing system-preferred authentication for MFA. This system prompts users to sign in with the most secure method they've registered and the one that's enabled by admin policy. This transition from choosing a default method to always using the most secure method will promote better security practices. If users can't use the prompted method, they can choose an alternative MFA method.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in mid-July and expect to complete by mid-August.
Updated June 8, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

In today's landscape, organizations and users utilize various authentication methods with varying levels of security. Unfortunately, users often select less secure MFA methods, even when more secure options are available. This may be due to convenience, lack of awareness, or technical limitations.

To encourage the use of the strongest available method, we are introducing system-preferred authentication for MFA. This system prompts users to sign in with the most secure method they've registered and the one that's enabled by admin policy. This transition from choosing a default method to always using the most secure method will promote better security practices. If users can't use the prompted method, they can choose an alternative MFA method.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late June and expect to complete by late July.
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MC567479 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Campaign Hub, Search for Campaigns and Executive Sponsorship for Campaigns Campaigns in Viva Engage is launching three new features: campaign hub, search category for campaigns, and executive sponsorship for campaigns. Users will be able to discover and find campaigns. Leaders will be able to sponsor the campaigns they support. Campaigns that have executive sponsors will also show up in Leadership Corner.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs: 124952 and 124953

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in mid-June and expect to be complete by late June.

Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the content with additional resources.

Campaigns in Viva Engage is launching three new features: campaign hub, search category for campaigns, and executive sponsorship for campaigns. Users will be able to discover and find campaigns. Leaders will be able to sponsor the campaigns they support. Campaigns that have executive sponsors will also show up in Leadership Corner.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs: 124952 and 124953

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in mid-June and expect to be complete by late June.

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MC567498 (Updated) Outlook on the Web supported browser updates. This initial communication is to notify customers that starting in Fall 2023 (September 2023), users using unsupported bowsers will be redirect to the light version of Outlook on the web. This will align with the experience with other Microsoft 365 web applications (MC518729 February '23).

[When this will happen:]

We'll be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in early Fall (September), and the roll out will be completed for Standard release by the end of Fall 2023 (November 2023).
Updated June 9, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended.

This initial communication is to notify customers that starting in Fall 2023 (September 2023), users using unsupported browsers will be redirected to the light version of Outlook on the web. This will align with the experience with other Microsoft 365 web applications (MC518729 February '23).

[When this will happen:]

We'll be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in early Fall (September), and the roll out will be completed for Standard release by the end of Fall 2023 (November 2023).
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MC574387 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Quick Access to Homesite on Viva Connections Mobile To allow users access to their Homesite and intranet easily, we are redesigning the Viva connections dashboard layout by adding a shortcut button to the homesite. The same updates will be available for the Tablet experience as well.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117528

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late June and expect to complete rollout by mid-July.

Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

To allow users access to their Homesite and intranet easily, we are redesigning the Viva connections dashboard layout by adding a shortcut button to the homesite. The same updates will be available for the Tablet experience as well.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117528

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late June and expect to complete rollout by mid-July.

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MC574387 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Quick Access to Homesite on Viva Connections Mobile Updated June 7, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

To allow users access to their Homesite and intranet easily, we are redesigning the Viva connections dashboard layout by adding a shortcut button to the homesite. The same updates will be available for the Tablet experience as well.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117528

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late June and expect to complete rollout by mid-July.

Updated June 8, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

To allow users access to their Homesite and intranet easily, we are redesigning the Viva connections dashboard layout by adding a shortcut button to the homesite. The same updates will be available for the Tablet experience as well.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117528

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late June and expect to complete rollout by mid-July.

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MC529434 (Updated) Microsoft Syntex: Split PDF Pages into new PDF files with the Extract action in OneDrive for iOS New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC536885 (Updated) Changes in Normalization Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC540126 (Updated) Applied Filters in Microsoft Lists New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC542834 (Updated) Enhancements in Threat Explorer by Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC543389 (Updated) Activity policy - filter by file name User impact, Admin impact, Retirement Updated message, User impact, Admin impact, Retirement N/A
MC543860 (Updated) SIP / H323 dialing from MTR-W to a VTC New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC546939 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Auto-Categorization Coming to Meeting Category Insights in Viva Insights Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC549347 (Updated) Viva Connections Dashboard Customization New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC550035 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Enabling malware filter bypass for SecOps Mailboxes Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC552331 (Updated) Microsoft Edge management service New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC552782 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Default Meeting Layout Controls for Teams Rooms on Android New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC555189 (Updated) New Microsoft Teams Continuous Web Logs Extend the Window for Troubleshooting Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC556150 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Collaborative Stageview New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC557822 (Updated) Teams Personal Tabs in Outlook for iOS Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC557823 (Updated) Create a distinct experience in Viva Connections for different audiences in the Microsoft 365 admin center New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC559930 (Updated) Updates to Viva Connections desktop experience Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC565156 (Updated) Teams Room Windows: Simplified Device Registration Process for Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro Management Portal New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC565271 (Updated) System preferred MFA method is Generally Available Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC567479 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Campaign Hub, Search for Campaigns and Executive Sponsorship for Campaigns New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC567498 (Updated) Outlook on the Web supported browser updates. User impact, Retirement Updated message, User impact, Retirement N/A
MC574387 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Quick Access to Homesite on Viva Connections Mobile New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A

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MC496248 (Updated) Wiki retirement and the future of note taking in Teams Channels We urge users to export their channel wikis to OneNote once it is available.

If your organization has not enabled OneNote you can review this documentation:

Deployment guide for OneNote

[FAQs:]

Why is Teams retiring wiki?

Our users’ needs for note taking are evolving every day and the current capabilities & infrastructure of Wiki will not be able to cater to those needs in future. We understand that moving away from wiki is a difficult change and we want to help our users throughout the changes.

How can I take notes in channels after this change?

New channels will now come with a OneNote notebook (M365 brand for note taking). OneNote brings goodness of richer formatting, better organization, search within OneNote app and keeps the experience consistent across M365.

When & how are we retiring Wiki?

Stage 1 – (Timeline – early March 2023) Users won't be able to create new wikis, but they can continue to access (read/write) their existing wiki. Users also have the option to export their content to OneNote. Once users export their content to OneNote, the Wiki is available as read only.

After exporting, each wiki in a channel appears as separate section in OneNote and each Wiki page will be a separate page in OneNote.

Stage 2 – (Timeline – Mid CY23) Wiki tab in channel will not be supported; users will be easily able access (read/write) content in Wiki app. Users can also export their content to OneNote.

Stage 3 – (Timeline – Jan 2024) Wikis tab and wiki App wouldn't be able to accessible in Teams and users wouldn't be able to export. Users can download their wiki files from SharePoint.

What happens to my existing data?

Your data is accessible from SharePoint as per retention policy even after Wiki is deprecated. You can download wiki content from SharePoint.

Does end user need to export wiki one by one or in bulk?

End users will have to export wikis one by one per Wiki tab. If there are more than wiki tabs in a channel, then users will have to export them separately. Users can export their wiki by visiting Wiki tab.

Who can export Wiki to Notes?

Any team member who has access to add/remove tab in a channel can export their Wiki.

Is there a bulk export option available at tenant level?

No, users can export their wikis as per their convenience.

Known limitation:

OneNote notes only work in Default (Light) and High contrast mode.

https://learn.microsoft.com/deployoffice/deployment-guide-onenote

We urge users to export their channel wikis to OneNote once it is available.

If your organization has not enabled OneNote you can review this documentation:

Deployment guide for OneNote

[FAQs:]

Why is Teams retiring wiki?

Our users’ needs for note taking are evolving every day and the current capabilities & infrastructure of Wiki will not be able to cater to those needs in future. We understand that moving away from wiki is a difficult change and we want to help our users throughout the changes.

How can I take notes in channels after this change?

New channels will now come with a OneNote notebook (M365 brand for note taking). OneNote brings goodness of richer formatting, better organization, search within OneNote app and keeps the experience consistent across M365.

When & how are we retiring Wiki?

Stage 1 – (Timeline – early March 2023) Users won't be able to create new wikis, but they can continue to access (read/write) their existing wiki. Users also have the option to export their content to OneNote. Once users export their content to OneNote, the Wiki is available as read only.

After exporting, each wiki in a channel appears as separate section in OneNote and each Wiki page will be a separate page in OneNote.

Stage 2 – (Timeline – Mid CY23) Wiki tab in channel will not be supported; users will be easily able access (read/write) content in Wiki app. Users can also export their content to OneNote.

Stage 3 – (Timeline – Jan 2024) Wikis tab and wiki App wouldn't be able to accessible in Teams and users wouldn't be able to export. Users can download their wiki files from SharePoint.

What happens to my existing data?

Your data is accessible from SharePoint as per retention policy even after Wiki is deprecated. You can download wiki content from SharePoint.

Does end user need to export wiki one by one or in bulk?

End users will have to export wikis one by one per Wiki tab. If there are more than wiki tabs in a channel, then users will have to export them separately. Users can export their wiki by visiting Wiki tab.

Who can export Wiki to Notes?

Any team member who has access to add/remove tab in a channel can export their Wiki.

Is there a bulk export option available at tenant level?

No, users can export their wikis as per their convenience.

Known limitation:

OneNote notes only work in Default (Light) and High contrast mode.

https://learn.microsoft.com/deployoffice/deployment-guide-onenote

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/export-a-wiki-to-a-onenote-notebook-8cd8ab0c-2314-42b0-a1d0-5c6c4c5e1547

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MC536885 (Updated) Changes in Normalization There is no action needed to prepare for this change. You may want to notify your users about this change and update any relevant documentation as appropriate. There is no action needed to prepare for this change. You may want to notify your users about this change and update any relevant documentation as appropriate.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/create-and-manage-dial-plans
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MC552331 (Updated) Microsoft Edge management service Must have the Microsoft Edge Administrator or a Global Administrator role to access the experience in Microsoft 365 Admin Center.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=2&searchterms=119391&searchterms=88715&filters=&searchterms=124856
Must have the Microsoft Edge Administrator or a Global Administrator role to access the experience in Microsoft 365 Admin Center.

To access the experience, go to the Microsoft 365 admin center>Org settings>Microsoft Edge.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=2&searchterms=119391&searchterms=88715&filters=&searchterms=124856
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MC567479 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Campaign Hub, Search for Campaigns and Executive Sponsorship for Campaigns Inform premium users of these features. Nothing specific to prepare.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=124952

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=124953
Inform premium users of these features. Nothing specific to prepare.

Review the following resources:

Add an executive sponsor to your campaign

View all campaigns in the discovery hub

Search for a Viva Engage campaign

https://support.microsoft.com/topic/add-an-executive-sponsor-to-your-campaign-b2a43cce-0e29-491a-b9f3-29c1096af9b7

https://support.microsoft.com/topic/search-for-a-viva-engage-campaign-8c546afb-db48-4105-b0dd-88b339739d94

https://support.microsoft.com/topic/view-all-campaigns-in-the-discovery-hub-953110a6-e1ed-4677-918f-97b15fc691ee

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=124952

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=124953
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MC574387 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Quick Access to Homesite on Viva Connections Mobile For this release admins can act on the following:

Add/update the icon of their homesite

We use the icon of the homesite to populate the button on the dashboard. To ensure that your icon renders properly, please pick one that fits into the size range of - 92 x 92px to 92 x 288px (height x width) and avoid icons with 92px height and width < 92px
https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=117528
For this release admins can act on the following:

Add/update the icon of their homesite

We use the icon of the homesite to populate the button on the dashboard. To ensure that your icon renders properly, please pick one that fits into the size range of - 92 x 92px to 92 x 288px (height x width) and avoid icons with 92px height and width < 92px
Add/update background/hero image

If you use the Viva home experience as your default experience, you might have added a custom image that shows up in the top half of your desktop. The area you select for desktop will be scaled down and shown in mobile and tablet screens. In case you are not on Viva home and aren’t aware of how to add the hero image please follow this link for reference Customize and edit the Viva Connections home experience | Microsoft Learn

https://learn.microsoft.com/viva/connections/edit-viva-home#customize-the-banner-image

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=117528
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MC574387 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Quick Access to Homesite on Viva Connections Mobile For this release admins can act on the following:

Add/update the icon of their homesite

We use the icon of the homesite to populate the button on the dashboard. To ensure that your icon renders properly, please pick one that fits into the size range of - 92 x 92px to 92 x 288px (height x width) and avoid icons with 92px height and width < 92px
Add/update background/hero image

If you use the Viva home experience as your default experience, you might have added a custom image that shows up in the top half of your desktop. The area you select for desktop will be scaled down and shown in mobile and tablet screens. In case you are not on Viva home and aren’t aware of how to add the hero image please follow this link for reference Customize and edit the Viva Connections home experience | Microsoft Learn

https://learn.microsoft.com/viva/connections/edit-viva-home#customize-the-banner-image

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=117528
For this release admins can act on the following:

Add/update the icon of their homesite

We use the icon of the homesite to populate the button on the dashboard. To ensure that your icon renders properly, please pick one that fits into the size range of - 92 x 92px to 92 x 288px (height x width) and avoid icons with 92px height and width < 92px. You can follow this documentation to learn more about how a site can be set to homesite -Set a site as your home site - SharePoint in Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Learn and, this documentation to update the icon on your homesite Change a site's title, description, logo, and site information settings - Microsoft Support.
https://learn.microsoft.com/sharepoint/home-site

https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-a-site-s-title-description-logo-and-site-information-settings-8376034d-d0c7-446e-9178-6ab51c58df42

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=117528
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MC572515 Tasks in Microsoft Loop Components Will Start Syncing with Planner and To Do Stay Informed Exchange Online, Planner, Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC574387 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Quick Access to Homesite on Viva Connections Mobile Stay Informed Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC574383 Microsoft EHR Connector: Auto updating public keys for EHR connector enabled virtual visits Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 for the web, Microsoft 365 apps, Power Apps in Microsoft 365 False N/A
MC576046 Power Automate – Immediate change to universal search Plan For Change Microsoft Power Automate False N/A
MC577357 Deactivate and delete organisations in Viva Goals Stay Informed Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC578280 (Updated) Animated Backgrounds in Teams Meetings Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC578279 Microsoft Purview – Data Lifecycle and Records Management – Scope the administration of retention and label policies Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC578237 New tenant configuration experiences within Viva Engage admin center Stay Informed Yammer Enterprise, Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC578235 Plan for Change: Intune moving to support iOS 15/iPadOS 15 and higher later this year Plan For Change Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC579613 Net Promoter Score survey coming to Teams Rooms on Windows Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC579612 Admin Policy for Collaborative Annotations Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC579610 Microsoft Teams: Attach Cloud Files in Chat and Channel from Teams Mobile Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC579608 Plan for Change: Intune moving to support macOS 12 and higher later this year Plan For Change Microsoft Intune False N/A

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