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2023 CW 27 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 06/26/2023 to 07/02/2023

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

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

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MC559257 (Updated) Microsoft 365 Outbound Email Relaypool Stay Informed Plan For Change N/A

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MC485549 (Updated) Feature release status for your organization in Message center 07/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-09-04T09:00:00Z N/A
MC514976 (Updated) New OneDrive Shared Experience 07/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-08-21T09:00:00Z N/A
MC525663 (Updated) SPO Site Sharing will now use Azure B2B Invitation Manager 07/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-09-04T09:00:00Z N/A
MC533652 (Updated) Avatars for Microsoft Teams 08/14/2023 09:00:00 2023-09-04T09:00:00Z N/A
MC540242 (Updated) Video Messaging in Outlook Mobile 07/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-08-07T09:00:00Z N/A
MC545906 (Updated) SharedWith and SharedWithDetails column in OneDrive and SharePoint will no longer be updated 09/04/2023 09:00:00 2023-07-07T09:00:00Z N/A
MC549347 (Updated) Viva Connections Dashboard Customization 07/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-08-14T09:00:00Z N/A
MC554156 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Two-way lobby chat 10/09/2023 09:00:00 2024-02-05T08:00:00Z N/A
MC554158 (Updated) A new experience to search within chat and channels. 10/09/2023 09:00:00 2023-10-30T08:00:00Z N/A
MC554158 (Updated) A new experience to search within chat and channels. 10/30/2023 08:00:00 2023-11-13T08:00:00Z N/A
MC556150 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Collaborative Stageview 07/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-10-02T09:00:00Z N/A
MC559257 (Updated) Microsoft 365 Outbound Email Relaypool 06/30/2023 09:00:00 2023-07-31T09:00:00Z N/A
MC559933 (Updated) OneDrive: Restore files to original location when turning off folder backup 07/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-08-21T09:00:00Z N/A
MC560724 (Updated) Text Predictions for OneNote on Windows 08/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-09-17T09:00:00Z N/A
MC578279 Microsoft Purview – Data Lifecycle and Records Management – Scope the administration of retention and label policies 08/31/2023 09:00:00 2023-10-02T09:00:00Z N/A
MC579610 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Attach Cloud Files in Chat and Channel from Teams Mobile 08/13/2023 09:00:00 2023-09-18T09:00:00Z N/A
MC586566 (Updated) New Service Endpoint for Applications using Microsoft Purview Information Protection 10/30/2023 08:00:00 2023-07-01T09:00:00Z N/A

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MC556772 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: A new default home screen and enhanced custom background feature for Teams Rooms on Windows New default home screen

The refreshed home screen with modern UI/UX updates for Teams Rooms on Windows was released as ‘opt-in’ in 4.16 app version to allow IT Admins to prepare for changes (M365 Public Roadmap #117952).

In June with the 4.17 app release, the modernized home screen becomes the default experience. Please see this documentation for important checks and changes.

Note that the calendar on the new Teams Rooms UI is aligning with how Teams desktop, web, and mobile communicate with Exchange – all of which do not support purely on-premises Exchange deployments. Only on-premises Exchange servers with Hybrid Configuration and AutoDiscover v2 published externally is supported in the 4.17 app and later versions. For a complete list of requirements, see Microsoft Teams and on-premises mailboxes and How Exchange and Microsoft Teams interact.

If you don’t meet all the requirements listed in the links above: once the 4.17 app version rolls out and your Teams Rooms calendar stops working, you will need to roll back to the legacy UI using the false XML setting to restore your calendar. The value of this setting will be respected in 4.18 and later app updates until the legacy UI is deprecated. More information on the timeline for the retirement of the legacy UI will be announced soon.

Enhanced custom background (Teams Rooms Pro SKU only)

On Teams Rooms with the new home screen experience and Teams Rooms Pro license: IT admins will have the option to specify up to 3 background images and identify which image is applied on the main room display, extended room display, and room console, using the following XML settings:



Custom

file1.jpg

file2.jpg

file3.jpg



Please carefully review the following input requirements for this feature to work as expected:

Images must be in PNG, JPG, JPEG, and BMP format

– this XML setting specifies background for the right side of the dual display which has the calendar; input in this setting is required regardless of whether the device is in single or dual display mode

– this XML setting specifies background for the left side of the dual display which has the time and room info; input in this setting is required when dual display setting is ON

– this XML setting specifies background for the room console; input in this setting is optional

To avoid cropping of background images, use the following image dimensions (based on 1080p display standards) for each screen aspect ratio respectively:

16:9 – 1920 x 1080 px (minimum image dimension required for room displays)

21:9 – 2560 x 1080 px

3:2 – 1920 x 1280 px

16:10 – 1280 x 800 px (minimum image dimension required for room consoles)

If a 4K image with a 3840 x 2160 px dimension is applied to a 4K display, the full image will be shown. However, if the dimensions of the image and the display do not match, the image scales to fill the frame while preserving the image aspect ratio (without letterboxing) and/or the image is cropped from the center. For example:

If a 1080p image (1920 x 1080 px) with 16:9 aspect ratio is applied on a 21:9 display, the image scales to fill the frame without distorting the image, and is cropped from the center

If a 4K image (3840 x 2160 px) is applied on a 1080p display, the image is cropped from the center

Note that once these new custom background XML settings are applied, the legacy custom theme settings will be disregarded. For more information, see

Set up and manage Teams Rooms on Windows custom backgrounds - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn
New default home screen

The refreshed home screen with modern UI/UX updates for Teams Rooms on Windows was released as ‘opt-in’ in 4.16 app version to allow IT Admins to prepare for changes (M365 Public Roadmap #117952).

In June with the 4.17 app release, the modernized home screen becomes the default experience. Please see this documentation for important checks and changes.

Note that the calendar on the new Teams Rooms UI is aligning with how Teams desktop, web, and mobile communicate with Exchange – all of which do not support purely on-premises Exchange deployments. Only on-premises Exchange servers with Hybrid Configuration and AutoDiscover v2 published externally is supported in the 4.17 app and later versions. For a complete list of requirements, see Microsoft Teams and on-premises mailboxes and How Exchange and Microsoft Teams interact.

If you don’t meet all the requirements listed in the links above: once the 4.17 app version rolls out and your Teams Rooms calendar stops working, you will need to roll back to the legacy UI using the false XML setting to restore your calendar. The value of this setting will carry over in 4.18 and later app updates until the legacy UI is deprecated. More information on the timeline for the retirement of the legacy UI will be announced soon.

Enhanced custom background (Teams Rooms Pro SKU only)

On Teams Rooms with the new home screen experience and Teams Rooms Pro license: IT admins will have the option to specify up to 3 background images and identify which image is applied on the main room display, extended room display, and room console, using the following XML settings:



Custom

file1.jpg

file2.jpg

file3.jpg



Please carefully review the following input requirements for this feature to work as expected:

Images must be in PNG, JPG, JPEG, and BMP format

– this XML setting specifies background for the right side of the dual display which has the calendar; input in this setting is required regardless of whether the device is in single or dual display mode

– this XML setting specifies background for the left side of the dual display which has the time and room info; input in this setting is required when dual display setting is ON

– this XML setting specifies background for the room console; input in this setting is optional

To avoid cropping of background images, use the following image dimensions (based on 1080p display standards) for each screen aspect ratio respectively:

16:9 – 1920 x 1080 px (minimum image dimension required for room displays)

21:9 – 2560 x 1080 px

3:2 – 1920 x 1280 px

16:10 – 1280 x 800 px (minimum image dimension required for room consoles)

If a 4K image with a 3840 x 2160 px dimension is applied to a 4K display, the full image will be shown. However, if the dimensions of the image and the display do not match, the image scales to fill the frame while preserving the image aspect ratio (without letterboxing) and/or the image is cropped from the center. For example:

If a 1080p image (1920 x 1080 px) with 16:9 aspect ratio is applied on a 21:9 display, the image scales to fill the frame without distorting the image, and is cropped from the center

If a 4K image (3840 x 2160 px) is applied on a 1080p display, the image is cropped from the center

Note that once these new custom background XML settings are applied, the legacy custom theme settings will be disregarded. For more information, see

Set up and manage Teams Rooms on Windows custom backgrounds - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn
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MC561701 (Updated) Yammer Rebranding to Viva Engage Website:

The Yammer website will begin to get rebranded to Viva Engage, it could take up to three weeks to fully release across all tenants. Yammer features will remain available, and users don’t have to execute any additional task to continue using them.

When users access the website will be greeted with a welcoming dialog that will inform them of the brand name change. Once users dismiss the dialog, they will be able to access the rebranded experience. Please note that we have update the message on the announcement.

The Microsoft 365 app launcher, also known as waffle, will also be rebranded and the Yammer logo and descriptions will be updated to Viva Engage.

Progressive Web App (PWA):

As soon as users open the PWA, they will get a prompt asking for their permission to reinstall the app. To receive the update, they will have to click 'OK.' The PWA will be named “Viva Engage (Yammer)” for a month and then “(Yammer)” will be removed in a future update.

Integrations:

Connector on Teams - Within the Teams feature, the Yammer connector can now be found under the Viva Engage brand so users can receive updates from their Viva Engage network.

Power Automate - This integration will be renamed to Viva Engage, keeping all existent functionality.

SharePoint & embed - All Yammer references will be replaced with Viva Engage

URL

The URL will remain the same, you can expect an update for this change towards the end of the calendar year.

The notification addresses, such as “notifications@yammer.com” and “noreply@yammer.com” will change but such as the URL, these two will be updated at the end of this calendar year.

Website:

The Yammer website will begin to get rebranded to Viva Engage, it could take up to three weeks to fully release across all tenants. Yammer features will remain available, and users don’t have to execute any additional task to continue using them.

When users access the website will be greeted with a welcoming dialog that will inform them of the brand name change. Once users dismiss the dialog, they will be able to access the rebranded experience. Please note that we have update the message on the announcement.

The Microsoft 365 app launcher, also known as waffle, will also be rebranded and the Yammer logo and descriptions will be updated to Viva Engage.

Progressive Web App (PWA):

When existing Yammer Desktop PWA users open the app, they’ll get a prompt asking them to reinstall the app. Users will have to click “OK” and the app will reinstall and renamed to “Viva Engage (Yammer)”. If the prompt doesn't display the Engage logo, users will have to uninstall the app and reinstall it again. The PWA will be named “Viva Engage (Yammer)” for a month and then “(Yammer)” will be removed in a future update.

Integrations:

Connector on Teams - Within the Teams feature, the Yammer connector can now be found under the Viva Engage brand so users can receive updates from their Viva Engage network.

Power Automate - This integration will be renamed to Viva Engage, keeping all existent functionality.

SharePoint & embed - All Yammer references will be replaced with Viva Engage

URL

The URL will remain the same, you can expect an update for this change towards the end of the calendar year.

The notification addresses, such as “notifications@yammer.com” and “noreply@yammer.com” will change but such as the URL, these two will be updated at the end of this calendar year.

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MC564198 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Select Together Mode for everyone on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows Breakout room support:

Teams Rooms on Windows can participate in a breakout room and be moved in and out of the main meeting, depending on a meeting organizer’s control. Breakout room organization is not intended experience for Teams rooms and is not offered.

1) Join a breakout room

When an organizer turns ON the ‘Automatically move people to rooms’ setting, room users see the ‘We’ll move you to your assigned room in 10 seconds’ notification.

When an organizer turns OFF ‘Automatically move people to rooms’ setting

2) Return to the main meeting

When an organizer turns ON ‘Automatically move people to rooms’ setting, room users see the ‘We’ll move you back to the main meeting in 10 seconds’ notification.

When an organizer turns ON ‘Automatically move people to rooms’ setting:

Choose your Together Mode scene and select it for everyone:

Teams Rooms on Windows can now choose a Together Mode scene that fits your meeting type, using the view switcher on console.

When your Teams Rooms on Windows is an organizer or presenter, you can have all of the participants see the same scene by clicking the ‘Select for everyone’ checkbox and ‘Apply’ button.

Choose your Together Mode scene and select it for everyone:

Teams Rooms on Windows can now choose a Together Mode scene that fits your meeting type, using the view switcher on console.

When your Teams Rooms on Windows is an organizer or presenter, you can have all of the participants see the same scene by clicking the ‘Select for everyone’ checkbox and ‘Apply’ button.

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MC565271 (Updated) System preferred MFA method is Generally Available Microsoft managed will be rolled out as enabled. Admins will have the control to disable the feature.

Admins can enable the feature via the admin UX in the Azure Portal or GraphAPI. For example, if a user named "John Doe" registered both SMS and Microsoft Authenticator and used SMS as the default option to sign in, the system-preferred method (Authenticator) will be presented to the user once the feature is enabled.

We launched this with Microsoft-managed set to disabled. As mentioned above, we will be setting "Microsoft-managed" to enabled from the end of June 2023. While we highly encourage you to adopt this feature for your entire tenant, should you need to you can either scope the feature for a segment of your user population or disable it if necessary. The feature will ultimately be set to Microsoft-managed (enabled) for all tenants, with no option to disable it.

To ensure adequate preparation time, detailed timelines will be shared by June. Deploying this feature with the rollout controls is highly encouraged to enhance security and ensure users always use the most secure authentication method first. The feature is now available from your tenant.
Microsoft managed will be rolled out as enabled. Admins will have the control to disable the feature.

Admins can enable the feature via the admin UX in the Azure Portal or GraphAPI. For example, if a user named "John Doe" registered both SMS and Microsoft Authenticator and used SMS as the default option to sign in, the system-preferred method (Authenticator) will be presented to the user once the feature is enabled.

We launched this with Microsoft-managed set to disabled. As mentioned above, we will be setting "Microsoft-managed" to enabled from the first week of July 2023. While we highly encourage you to adopt this feature for your entire tenant, should you need to you can either scope the feature for a segment of your user population or disable it if necessary. The feature will ultimately be set to Microsoft-managed (enabled) for all tenants, with no option to disable it.

Deploying this feature with the rollout controls is highly encouraged to enhance security and ensure users always use the most secure authentication method first. The feature is now available from your tenant.

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MC579613 (Updated) Net Promoter Score survey coming to Teams Rooms on Windows After this release is completed, when the user ends a meeting in a conference room, sometimes they will be presented with a survey on the room console to answer some questions about the experience in the room.

Answering the survey is optional and the user can answer none, 1, 2 or the 3 questions from the survey. There is no personal information or email address gathered as part of the survey. The results of the survey are solely by Microsoft consumption and can be shared with the IT admin if needed via a Support ticket.

The selection of these rooms is random. In the future we will add a control for the IT admin to turn off or on the survey.
After this release is completed, when the user ends a meeting in a conference room, sometimes they will be presented with a survey on the room console to answer some questions about the experience in the room.

Answering the survey is optional and the user can answer none, 1, 2 or the 3 questions from the survey.

The NPS for Teams Rooms is governed by the same rules as any other NPS survey from M365 in your organization:

There is no PII (Personal Identifiable Information), EUPI (End User Pseudonymized Information) or OII (Organizational Identifiable Information) gathered as part of the survey.

The information collected corresponds exclusively to the choices selected by the user

The results of the survey are solely by Microsoft consumption and can be shared with the IT admin if needed via a Support ticket.

The selection of these rooms is random. In the future we will add a control for the IT admin to turn off or on the survey.
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MC455516 (Updated) Automatic migration of legacy Office 365 Message Encryption to Microsoft Purview Message Encryption Updated March 31, 2023: We have updated the timing for this change as well as provided additional information. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Purview Message Encryption will replace and retire the legacy Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) in the Exchange admin center. If you don’t do anything, Microsoft will process all mail flow rules that currently applies OME protection to Microsoft Purview Message Encryption protection. With this change, recipients will receive a much more customizable notification mail.

Retirement of OMEv1 is coming in 2 phases

on June 30th OMEv1 mail flow rules become read-only or delete-only. No new rules or rule modifications will be allowed. These rules will be encrypt/decrypt with OMEv1

One Dec 31 the OME v1 mail flow rules will be fully retired. All the OMEv1 rules will be automatcially process as OMEv2

For customers who need an exception to do OMEv1 mail flow rule updates between June 30th and Dec 31st, open a support ticket to request the exception.

Finally, we recommend all customers that use OMEv1 to receive email into a shared mailbox we highly recommend requesting the exception. We are targeting to release additional changes in Q3CY23 that will improve the shared mailbox experience.
Updated June 30, 2023: After retirement, any encrypted mail sent to shared mailbox protected with Microsoft Purview Message Encryption will have a link that can open the mail in Outlook on the web. This provides an equivalent flow to open messages protected using Office 365 Message Encryption.

As a reminder, the following PowerShell cmdlet parameter will be retired in New/Set-Transport rule cmdlet:

-ApplyOME

-RemoveOME

Note: If you use the Exchange Admin Center to create/modify a mail flow rule, the action will fail with a message to indicate the above functions have been retired.

Microsoft Purview Message Encryption will replace and retire the legacy Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) in the Exchange admin center. If you don’t do anything, Microsoft will process all mail flow rules that currently applies OME protection to Microsoft Purview Message Encryption protection. With this change, recipients will receive a much more customizable notification mail.

Retirement of OMEv1 is coming in 2 phases

on June 30th OMEv1 mail flow rules become read-only or delete-only. No new rules or rule modifications will be allowed. These rules will be encrypt/decrypt with OMEv1

One Dec 31 the OME v1 mail flow rules will be fully retired. All the OMEv1 rules will be automatcially process as OMEv2

For customers who need an exception to do OMEv1 mail flow rule updates between June 30th and Dec 31st, open a support ticket to request the exception.

Finally, we recommend all customers that use OMEv1 to receive email into a shared mailbox we highly recommend requesting the exception. We are targeting to release additional changes in Q3CY23 that will improve the shared mailbox experience.

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MC485549 (Updated) Feature release status for your organization in Message center Updated May 25, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With hundreds of new and updated feature announcements across Microsoft 365, it can be challenging to track when the feature or change is available in your tenant. To help you track feature availability in your organization, Microsoft will provide a release status for each new and updated feature announcement in Message center

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 108078

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release (if applicable): We will begin rolling out mid-December 2022 and expect to complete by mid-January 2023.

Standard Release (if applicable): We will begin rolling out mid-April 2023 and expect to complete by late June (previously mid-May).

Updated June 30, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With hundreds of new and updated feature announcements across Microsoft 365, it can be challenging to track when the feature or change is available in your tenant. To help you track feature availability in your organization, Microsoft will provide a release status for each new and updated feature announcement in Message center.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 108078

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release (if applicable): We will begin rolling out mid-December 2022 and expect to complete by mid-January 2023.

Standard Release (if applicable): We will begin rolling out mid-April 2023 and expect to complete by late July (previously late-June).

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MC514976 (Updated) New OneDrive Shared Experience Updated June 1, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

We have made updates to the Shared> Shared with you experience that lives in the left nav on OneDrive Web to make it easier for users to quickly get back to shared content. The refreshed OneDrive Shared with you view will enable users to find files and folders shared with them over email, chats, and meetings all in one place. In addition, users can identify updates to files by using the activity column, as well as leverage filter pills to easily find files.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117426

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in late February 2023 and expect to complete by mid-March 2023.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in mid-March and expect to complete by late June (previously late May).
Updated June 27, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

We have made updates to the Shared> Shared with you experience that lives in the left nav on OneDrive Web to make it easier for users to quickly get back to shared content. The refreshed OneDrive Shared with you view will enable users to find files and folders shared with them over email, chats, and meetings all in one place. In addition, users can identify updates to files by using the activity column, as well as leverage filter pills to easily find files.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117426

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in late February 2023 and expect to complete by mid-March 2023.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in mid-March and expect to complete by mid-July (previously late June).
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MC525663 (Updated) SPO Site Sharing will now use Azure B2B Invitation Manager Updated June 1, 2023: We have updated the content for clarity. Thank you for your patience.

We are updating the SharePoint Online Site Sharing backend to use Azure B2B Invitation Manager instead of the legacy SharePoint Invitation Manager.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117557

[When this will happen:]

This change will begin rolling out in late March, and complete rollout by late June (previously late May).

Updated June 30, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are updating the SharePoint Online Site Sharing backend to use Azure B2B Invitation Manager instead of the legacy SharePoint Invitation Manager.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117557

[When this will happen:]

This change will begin rolling out in late March, and complete rollout by late July (previously late June).

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MC533652 (Updated) Avatars for Microsoft Teams Updated May 8, 2023: While in Public Preview, Avatars for Microsoft Teams was supported for all SKUs. However, at General Availability, Avatars for Microsoft Teams will only be supported for the following SKUs: Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3, Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Teams Premium.

Avatars for Microsoft Teams gives you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively. You can add a new layer of choice to your meetings and represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions.

Represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions. Save up to three avatars for different meeting types, such as casual, professional, and day to day. Note that Avatars for Microsoft Teams is designed for users 18+.

This release is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 107969

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release (Public Preview): We expect to begin rolling out late March and expect to be complete by early-April.

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

Updated June 26, 2023: We are expanding the licensing for avatars for Teams to be available to additional Teams commercial customers, so more users have the flexibility on how they represent themselves in meetings. Avatars for Teams will be available for Teams Essentials, Business Basic, Business Standard, Business Premium, Microsoft 365 E3/E5, and Office 365 E1/E3/E5. A day of hybrid meetings can be exhausting, and we believe more users having access to avatars for Teams will give you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively.

Note: If you are using any other SKU, you will not be able to use Avatars in meetings, even if you have previously installed the Avatars app. To avoid confusion and potential errors, we recommend that Teams admins block the Avatars app for users who are not in the supported SKUs. You can do this by following the instructions here: Set up avatars for Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn. If you do not have a supported SKU for Avatars, you will still be able to see the Avatar feeds of other users who do have supported SKUs, but you will not be able to create your own Avatar or use it in a meeting.

Avatars for Microsoft Teams gives you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively. You can add a new layer of choice to your meetings and represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions.

Represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions. Save up to three avatars for different meeting types, such as casual, professional, and day to day. Note that Avatars for Microsoft Teams is designed for users 18+.

This release is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 107969

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release (Public Preview): We expect to begin rolling out late March and expect to be complete by early-April.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out on June 29th and continue through the end of July.

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MC537412 (Updated) Teams Rooms: Windows 11 support for Teams Rooms on Windows devices Updated June 1, 2023: While our rollout plans have not changed, based on feedback from customers who need some additional time to test Windows 11, we are offering a temporary hold on Windows 11 upgrade to customers until November 20, 2023. Customers who want to utilize this option MUST follow these instructions before mid-June 2023 (before 4.17 app update) to delay upgrade to Windows 11.

Instructions:

Set this registry key to put the Windows 11 upgrade on an MTR on hold.

Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PPI\SkypeSettings

Key: CBU11

Data: 1 (as a dword)

Delete the registry key to resume the upgrade.

Important: If you do not set this registry key prior to 4.17 app update (releasing in mid-June), eligible devices will automatically upgrade to Windows 11. Please also note that this only applies to existing in market/ in channel devices not on application version 4.17, and that OEMs have already moved to Windows 11 based images (due to end of sales for Windows 10 IoT Enterprise in Oct 2023, and lead time needed for OEMs to create media).

Teams Rooms on Windows devices that are eligible for Windows 11 upgrade will receive the Windows 11 22H2 release in June 2023 (previously May). This will be offered and installed on their devices with 4.17 dot release. Devices that are not eligible due to an incompatible processor will continue to use Windows 10 per Windows hardware support policy. These devices will be offered Windows 10 22H2 release.

Devices that cannot upgrade to Windows 11 will continue to be supported until the end of Windows 10 End of servicing for General Availability Channel or hardware support from OEM, whichever comes first. Windows 10 releases information atWindows 10 release information. Please note, not all Windows releases are supported for Teams Rooms, to find supported version, see Microsoft Teams Rooms app version support.

In addition, Teams Rooms on Windows OEMs will shift their manufacturing to Windows 11 IoT Enterprise as Windows 10 IoT Enterprise end of license sales is fast approaching (10/14/2023). OEMs with existing Windows 10 licenses inventory (or to support recovery media for existing Windows 10 based devices) may continue to provide Windows 10 based images for some time that should automatically update to Windows 11 post setup. All OEMs are expected to move to Windows 11 IoT Enterprise based images in future. Customers should ensure all new hardware purchases check for Windows 11 compatibility to future proof their device investment.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122148

[When this will happen:]

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

Updated June 30, 2023: We have updated the timing outlined below. Thank you for your patience.

While our rollout plans have not changed, based on feedback from customers who need some additional time to test Windows 11, we are offering a temporary hold on Windows 11 upgrade to customers until November 20, 2023. Customers who want to utilize this option MUST follow these instructions before mid-June 2023 (before 4.17 app update) to delay upgrade to Windows 11.

Instructions:

Set this registry key to put the Windows 11 upgrade on an MTR on hold.

Path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PPI\SkypeSettings

Key: CBU11

Data: 1 (as a dword)

Delete the registry key to resume the upgrade.

Important: If you do not set this registry key prior to 4.17 app update (releasing in mid-June), eligible devices will automatically upgrade to Windows 11. Please also note that this only applies to existing in market/ in channel devices not on application version 4.17, and that OEMs have already moved to Windows 11 based images (due to end of sales for Windows 10 IoT Enterprise in Oct 2023, and lead time needed for OEMs to create media).

Teams Rooms on Windows devices that are eligible for Windows 11 upgrade will receive the Windows 11 22H2 release in June 2023 (previously May). This will be offered and installed on their devices with 4.17 dot release. Devices that are not eligible due to an incompatible processor will continue to use Windows 10 per Windows hardware support policy. These devices will be offered Windows 10 22H2 release.

Devices that cannot upgrade to Windows 11 will continue to be supported until the end of Windows 10 End of servicing for General Availability Channel or hardware support from OEM, whichever comes first. Windows 10 releases information atWindows 10 release information. Please note, not all Windows releases are supported for Teams Rooms, to find supported version, see Microsoft Teams Rooms app version support.

In addition, Teams Rooms on Windows OEMs will shift their manufacturing to Windows 11 IoT Enterprise as Windows 10 IoT Enterprise end of license sales is fast approaching (10/14/2023). OEMs with existing Windows 10 licenses inventory (or to support recovery media for existing Windows 10 based devices) may continue to provide Windows 10 based images for some time that should automatically update to Windows 11 post setup. All OEMs are expected to move to Windows 11 IoT Enterprise based images in future. Customers should ensure all new hardware purchases check for Windows 11 compatibility to future proof their device investment.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122148

[When this will happen:]

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

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MC540242 (Updated) Video Messaging in Outlook Mobile Updated June 1, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Video Unfurl and Playback will unfurl video links into a delightful thumbnail​ when reading an email that contains a video. Upon tapping the thumbnail, the user will be able to view the video in their full mobile screen with full screen playback. Video Unfurl and Playback will be available on both iOS and Android soon.

We're also introducing Video Capture and Upload on Android: this will allow users to capture a video on their phone within the Outlook Mobile app and seamlessly upload the video to the email being composed. Upload will leverage OneDrive for Business, allowing the user to share videos of large size and length with OneDrive.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117588 and 117586

[When this will happen:]

This rollout is underway and expected to complete by late June (previously late May).

Updated June 30, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Video Unfurl and Playback will unfurl video links into a delightful thumbnail​ when reading an email that contains a video. Upon tapping the thumbnail, the user will be able to view the video in their full mobile screen with full screen playback. Video Unfurl and Playback will be available on both iOS and Android soon.

We're also introducing Video Capture and Upload on Android: this will allow users to capture a video on their phone within the Outlook Mobile app and seamlessly upload the video to the email being composed. Upload will leverage OneDrive for Business, allowing the user to share videos of large size and length with OneDrive.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117588 and 117586

[When this will happen:]

This rollout is underway and expected to complete by early July (previously late June).

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MC545906 (Updated) SharedWith and SharedWithDetails column in OneDrive and SharePoint will no longer be updated Updated June 20, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your feedback.

We will be retiring the SharedWith and SharedWithDetails columns from OneDrive and SharePoint starting in early June. These columns have been hidden by default in OneDrive and SharePoint for several years and were replaced by the Manage Access experience and the "Shared With" section of the Share dialog.

[When this will happen:]

We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers in late June (previously early June), and the roll out will be completed by early August (previously late July).
Updated June 30, 2023: We are not proceeding with this change at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience.

We will be retiring the SharedWith and SharedWithDetails columns from OneDrive and SharePoint starting in early June. These columns have been hidden by default in OneDrive and SharePoint for several years and were replaced by the Manage Access experience and the "Shared With" section of the Share dialog.

[When this will happen:]

We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.
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MC549347 (Updated) Viva Connections Dashboard Customization 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.

Updated June 27, 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 early July (previously late June).

For end users, we will enable this feature only when the settings get rolled out to all the tenants.

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MC550584 (Updated) GradeSync for Teams Assignments retirement Effective May 31, 2023, Grade Sync feature of Microsoft Teams Assignments will no longer be available to new customers. Existing customers may continue to use it until June 30, 2023.

[When this will happen:]

June 30, 2023
Updated June 29, 2023: This is a reminder that Grade Sync feature of Microsoft Teams Assignments will no longer be available to customers starting June 30, 2023. After June 30 2023, Grade Sync will no longer sync Assignments and grades from Microsoft Teams Assignments and the student information system (SIS). After this change, teachers will need to manually create assignments and update the grades from Teams Assignments into the SIS.

Effective May 31, 2023, Grade Sync feature of Microsoft Teams Assignments will no longer be available to new customers. Existing customers may continue to use it until June 30, 2023.

[When this will happen:]

June 30, 2023
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MC554156 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Two-way lobby chat Updated June 20, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Virtual Appointments app provides a central hub for all your virtual appointments needs in Microsoft Teams. The app enables a seamless end-to-end experience for business-to-customer engagements.

Queue view in Virtual Appointments app is a premium advanced virtual appointment feature that allows businesses to Empower employees to manage and service scheduled and on-demand virtual appointments in one location with advanced capabilities to track wait times, live status of a meeting, and more. Scheduling administrators and staff conducting virtual appointments can monitor incoming requests and process them appropriately.

Two-way lobby chat in queue view will provide a seamless client experience with an interactive waiting room that allows facilitators to send waiting room messages to customers prior to the meeting. For example, a client in the waiting room can receive messages from the facilitator or other staff schedulers such as, “Last appointment is running long. Be with you in 5 mins.” The client can respond directly in chat so they can stay connected and ask any questions as needed. Two-way lobby chat is currently supported only for meetings joined from a mobile browser. Desktop browser is currently not supported.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122395

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling in July (previously June) and complete by September (previously July).

Updated June 30, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Virtual Appointments app provides a central hub for all your virtual appointments needs in Microsoft Teams. The app enables a seamless end-to-end experience for business-to-customer engagements.

Queue view in Virtual Appointments app is a premium advanced virtual appointment feature that allows businesses to Empower employees to manage and service scheduled and on-demand virtual appointments in one location with advanced capabilities to track wait times, live status of a meeting, and more. Scheduling administrators and staff conducting virtual appointments can monitor incoming requests and process them appropriately.

Two-way lobby chat in queue view will provide a seamless client experience with an interactive waiting room that allows facilitators to send waiting room messages to customers prior to the meeting. For example, a client in the waiting room can receive messages from the facilitator or other staff schedulers such as, “Last appointment is running long. Be with you in 5 mins.” The client can respond directly in chat so they can stay connected and ask any questions as needed. Two-way lobby chat is currently supported only for meetings joined from a mobile browser. Desktop browser is currently not supported.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122395

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling in October (previously July) and complete by December (previously September).

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MC554158 (Updated) A new experience to search within chat and channels. Updated June 1, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are excited to introduce a new and improved experience to search within chats and channels.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122550

[When this will happen:]

Standard: We will begin rolling this out in mid-June (previously early June) and expect to complete rollout by early July (previously mid-June)

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

GCC-H: We will begin rolling this out in late July (previously early July) and complete rollout by mid-August.

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

Updated June 27, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are excited to introduce a new and improved experience to search within chats and channels.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122550

[When this will happen:]

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

GCC: We will begin rolling this out in late July (previously mid-July) and complete rollout by mid-August (previously early August).

GCC-H: We will begin rolling this out in early August (previously late July) and complete rollout by late August (previously mid-August).

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

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MC554158 (Updated) A new experience to search within chat and channels. Updated June 27, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are excited to introduce a new and improved experience to search within chats and channels.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122550

[When this will happen:]

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

GCC: We will begin rolling this out in late July (previously mid-July) and complete rollout by mid-August (previously early August).

GCC-H: We will begin rolling this out in early August (previously late July) and complete rollout by late August (previously mid-August).

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

Updated June 30, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are excited to introduce a new and improved experience to search within chats and channels.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122550

[When this will happen:]

Standard: We will begin rolling this out in late July (previously mid-June) and expect to complete rollout by early August (previously early July)

GCC: We will begin rolling this out in early August (previously mid-July) and complete rollout by late August (previously early August).

GCC-H: We will begin rolling this out in late August (previously late July) and complete rollout by early September (previously mid-August).

DoD: We will begin rolling this out in mid-September (previously mid-August) and complete rollout by early October (previously early September).

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MC556150 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Collaborative Stageview 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.
Updated June 30, 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-July (previously mid-June) and expect to complete by late August (previously late June).
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MC556772 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: A new default home screen and enhanced custom background feature for Teams Rooms on Windows Updated June 24, 2023: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.

The latest version of Teams Rooms on Windows app 4.17 update includes new and improved home screen features, including:

New default home screen experience with modern UI update

Enhanced custom background feature for Teams Rooms Pro users.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 124774

[When this will happen:]

Roll out begins late-June and is expected to be completed by late July.
Updated June 27, 2023: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.

The latest version of Teams Rooms on Windows app 4.17 update includes new and improved home screen features, including:

New default home screen experience with modern UI update

Enhanced custom background feature for Teams Rooms Pro users.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 124774

[When this will happen:]

Roll out begins late-June and is expected to be completed by late July.
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MC557822 (Updated) Teams Personal Tabs in Outlook for iOS 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).

Updated June 27, 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 early July (previously late June) and expect to complete rollout by early August (previously late July).

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MC559257 (Updated) Microsoft 365 Outbound Email Relaypool This is an update regarding the configuration for relaying or forwarding email through Office 365. Please note that while this change was originally implemented in April 2022, we will now be implementing a further enhancement to improve security and reliability of our email services.

[When this will happen:]

Starting May 30, 2023 we will be updating special relay pools used for relayed messages via connectors. This change will impact only the messages sent from domains not registered as accepted domains in your tenant.

To avoid any service disruptions or issues, we strongly recommend you review and complete the suggested actions outlined below.
Updated June 28, 2023: We have updated this message to ensure visibility. Thank you for your patience.

This is an update regarding the configuration for relaying or forwarding email through Office 365. Please note that while this change was originally implemented in April 2022, we will now be implementing a further enhancement to improve security and reliability of our email services.

[When this will happen:]

Starting May 30, 2023 we will be updating special relay pools used for relayed messages via connectors. This change will impact only the messages sent from domains not registered as accepted domains in your tenant.

To avoid any service disruptions or issues, we strongly recommend you review and complete the suggested actions outlined below.
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MC559933 (Updated) OneDrive: Restore files to original location when turning off folder backup Updated June 1, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

OneDrive: Restore files to original location when turning off folder backup.

This feature provides new functionality for users who turn off folder backup (also known as “PC folder backup” and “known folder move”). When users turn off folder backup, they will have the option to restore the files back to their original location. Note: when a folder contains files stored only in the cloud, those files will not be moved; they will remain in the cloud

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: This is currently rolling out and will complete rolling out in late June (previously late May).

Note: Some users may see this feature before others in your organization.

Updated June 27, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

OneDrive: Restore files to original location when turning off folder backup.

This feature provides new functionality for users who turn off folder backup (also known as “PC folder backup” and “known folder move”). When users turn off folder backup, they will have the option to restore the files back to their original location. Note: when a folder contains files stored only in the cloud, those files will not be moved; they will remain in the cloud

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: This is currently rolling out and will complete rolling out in mid-July (previously late June).

Note: Some users may see this feature before others in your organization.

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MC560724 (Updated) Text Predictions for OneNote on Windows When this update rolls out, users will see text predictions when writing documents in English in OneNote on Windows. When they see the suggested text, users can accept with the tab or right arrow key or simply keep typing to ignore.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 124909

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late June 2023 and expect to complete rollout by late July 2023.

Updated June 27, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

When this update rolls out, users will see text predictions when writing documents in English in OneNote on Windows. When they see the suggested text, users can accept with the tab or right arrow key or simply keep typing to ignore.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 124909

[When this will happen:]

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

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MC561701 (Updated) Yammer Rebranding to Viva Engage As we announced a few months ago, all Yammer surfaces will be undergoing a transformation and will now be known as Viva Engage. Users will experience the new Viva Engage branding across the remaining surfaces, including the website, integrations, SharePoint, Progressive Web App (PWA), embed, email notifications and email digest.

The last step remaining is the URL update, which will occur at the end of this year. We will provide more details as we get closer to that milestone. Our team is working tirelessly to ensure a seamless transition, minimizing disruption to your workflow. We appreciate your continued support and patience throughout this rebranding journey.

We have updated the previously shared rebranding toolkit to reflect the final timelines. This includes a range of templates, logos, and other resources to help communicate the change. The link to download the Viva-Engage-and-Yammer-rebrand-kit.zip can be found here.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117366

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in late June 2023 and expect to complete rollout by mid-July 2023.

Updated June 30, 2023: We have updated the content for clarity. Thank you for your patience.

As we announced a few months ago, all Yammer surfaces will be undergoing a transformation and will now be known as Viva Engage. Users will experience the new Viva Engage branding across the remaining surfaces, including the website, integrations, SharePoint, Progressive Web App (PWA), embed, email notifications and email digest.

The last step remaining is the URL update, which will occur at the end of this year. We will provide more details as we get closer to that milestone. Our team is working tirelessly to ensure a seamless transition, minimizing disruption to your workflow. We appreciate your continued support and patience throughout this rebranding journey.

We have updated the previously shared rebranding toolkit to reflect the final timelines. This includes a range of templates, logos, and other resources to help communicate the change. The link to download the Viva-Engage-and-Yammer-rebrand-kit.zip can be found here.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117366

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in late June 2023 and expect to complete rollout by mid-July 2023.

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MC564198 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Select Together Mode for everyone on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows Updated June 15, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The latest version of Teams Rooms on Windows app 4.17 update includes new in-meeting experiences including:

Breakout room support

Choose your Together Mode scene and select it for everyone.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95680, 126105

[When this will happen:]

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

Updated June 30, 2023: Breakout room support (95680) will not be rolling out at this time, and we will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience.

The latest version of Teams Rooms on Windows app 4.17 update includes new in-meeting experiences including:

Choose your Together Mode scene and select it for everyone.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 126105

[When this will happen:]

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

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MC565271 (Updated) System preferred MFA method is Generally Available 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.
Updated June 27, 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 early July (previously late June) and expect to complete by early August (previously late July).
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MC565271 (Updated) System preferred MFA method is Generally Available Updated June 27, 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 early July (previously late June) and expect to complete by early August (previously late July).
Updated June 30, 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 early July (previously late June) and expect to complete by early August (previously late July).

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MC578279 Microsoft Purview – Data Lifecycle and Records Management – Scope the administration of retention and label policies To assist in the implementation of security best practices, we are introducing new way to assign administrative privileges in the Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle Management and Microsoft Purview Records Management solutions that will provide admins the least privilege access required for their job duties.

With this change (currently in public preview), organizations can leverage Administrative Units in Azure Active Directory (AAD) to define who can configure and manage policies in Microsoft Purview. This update will include the ability to set up a Data Lifecycle Management or Records Management admin for a specific geography, department, or other unit, who can manage retention and label policies for their unit.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117354.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout to general availability will begin in late June and is expected to be complete by end of July.
Updated June 27, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

To assist in the implementation of security best practices, we are introducing new way to assign administrative privileges in the Microsoft Purview Data Lifecycle Management and Microsoft Purview Records Management solutions that will provide admins the least privilege access required for their job duties.

With this change (currently in public preview), organizations can leverage Administrative Units in Azure Active Directory (AAD) to define who can configure and manage policies in Microsoft Purview. This update will include the ability to set up a Data Lifecycle Management or Records Management admin for a specific geography, department, or other unit, who can manage retention and label policies for their unit.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117354.

[When this will happen:]

Rollout to general availability will begin in late August (previously late June) and is expected to be complete by early September (previously late July).

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MC579610 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Attach Cloud Files in Chat and Channel from Teams Mobile We are introducing the capability to upload files from OneDrive from Teams Mobile chat and channel for iOS and Android. Additionally, users will be able to view Recent files and attach the most used files upfront from the Recent section.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 98321 and 98327

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late June 2023 and expect rollout to be complete by mid-July 2023.

Updated June 30, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are introducing the capability to upload files from OneDrive from Teams Mobile chat and channel for iOS and Android. Additionally, users will be able to view Recent files and attach the most used files upfront from the Recent section.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 98321 and 98327

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in late June 2023 and expect rollout to be complete by mid-August (previously mid-July).

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MC579613 (Updated) Net Promoter Score survey coming to Teams Rooms on Windows In a continuous effort to gather feedback from our Teams Rooms on Windows customers, a new Net Promotor Score survey will appear at the end of some meetings in your conference rooms starting at the end of June.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 121117.

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in late June and is expected to complete by early August.
Updated June 30, 2023: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.

In a continuous effort to gather feedback from our Teams Rooms on Windows customers, a new Net Promotor Score survey will appear at the end of some meetings in your conference rooms starting at the end of June.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 121117.

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in late June and is expected to complete by early August.
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MC586566 (Updated) New Service Endpoint for Applications using Microsoft Purview Information Protection We're adding a new service endpoint for applications that use Microsoft Purview Information Protection labeling in applications and services. This includes applications like Microsoft 365 Apps, the Azure Information Protection client, and any application using the Microsoft Information Protection SDK.

Note: If your organization does not use Microsoft Purview Information Protection labeling policies, you can safely disregard this message.

[When this will happen:]

This change will be made beginning in mid-July.
Updated June 29, 2023: We have determined that this message did not reach the intended audience. Please disregard this message. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We're adding a new service endpoint for applications that use Microsoft Purview Information Protection labeling in applications and services. This includes applications like Microsoft 365 Apps, the Azure Information Protection client, and any application using the Microsoft Information Protection SDK.

Note: If your organization does not use Microsoft Purview Information Protection labeling policies, you can safely disregard this message.

[When this will happen:]

This change will be made beginning in mid-July.
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MC597037 (Updated) New UI to view OneDrive files excluded from Sync Introducing a UI in OneDrive Sync Advanced Setting to allow users to view the admin configuration of files to be excluded (ignored) from Sync.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 124868

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We have started rolling out and expected to complete by mid-June.
Updated June 27, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Introducing a UI in OneDrive Sync Advanced Setting to allow users to view the admin configuration of files to be excluded (ignored) from Sync.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 124868

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We have started rolling out and expected to complete by mid-July (previously mid-June).
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MC550584 (Updated) GradeSync for Teams Assignments retirement Admin impact, Retirement Updated message, Admin impact, Retirement N/A
MC559257 (Updated) Microsoft 365 Outbound Email Relaypool Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC560724 (Updated) Text Predictions for OneNote on Windows New feature, Feature update, User impact Updated message, New feature, Feature update, User impact N/A
MC561701 (Updated) Yammer Rebranding to Viva Engage Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC578279 Microsoft Purview – Data Lifecycle and Records Management – Scope the administration of retention and label policies New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC579610 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Attach Cloud Files in Chat and Channel from Teams Mobile New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC579613 (Updated) Net Promoter Score survey coming to Teams Rooms on Windows New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC586566 (Updated) New Service Endpoint for Applications using Microsoft Purview Information Protection Admin impact Updated message, Admin impact N/A
MC597037 (Updated) New UI to view OneDrive files excluded from Sync Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC533652 (Updated) Avatars for Microsoft Teams Since Avatars are based on apps in Teams, you can manage these apps just as you would any others. See this page to learn more about how to manage apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center. Find out more at Manage your apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn

Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help > Give feedback. This is on the bottom left of your client.

https://learn.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/manage-apps

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=107969
Since Avatars are based on apps in Teams, you can manage these apps just as you would any others. See this page to learn more about how to manage apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center. Find out more at Manage your apps in the Microsoft Teams admin center - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn

Got feedback on features in the public preview or other areas of Teams? Let us know straight from Teams via Help > Give feedback. This is on the bottom left of your client.

https://learn.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/manage-apps

https://learn.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/meeting-avatars

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=107969
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MC565271 (Updated) System preferred MFA method is Generally Available We strongly recommend that tenants enable the feature. We strongly recommend that organizations enable this feature for all their users to improve their security posture. N/A
MC579613 (Updated) Net Promoter Score survey coming to Teams Rooms on Windows If desired, inform users they may see a short survey at the end of some meetings and encourage them to give feedback.

The survey will be presented once every 5 days and for only one meeting in that day. If the survey is not answered, it will disappear from the console after a few seconds.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=121117
If desired, inform users they may see a short survey at the end of some meetings and encourage them to give feedback.

The survey will be presented once every 5 days and for only one meeting in that day. If the survey is not answered, it will disappear from the console after a few seconds.

If you want to disable the survey, you can follow this guide Manage feedback policies in Microsoft Teams - Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn.

https://learn.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/manage-feedback-policies-in-teams

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=121117
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MC Start Time changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by

MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC550584 (Updated) GradeSync for Teams Assignments retirement GradeSync for Teams Assignments retirement (Updated) GradeSync for Teams Assignments retirement N/A
MC559257 (Updated) Microsoft 365 Outbound Email Relaypool Microsoft 365 Outbound Email Relaypool (Updated) Microsoft 365 Outbound Email Relaypool N/A
MC560724 (Updated) Text Predictions for OneNote on Windows Text Predictions for OneNote on Windows (Updated) Text Predictions for OneNote on Windows N/A
MC561701 (Updated) Yammer Rebranding to Viva Engage Yammer Rebranding to Viva Engage (Updated) Yammer Rebranding to Viva Engage N/A
MC564198 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Select Together Mode for everyone on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows Microsoft Teams: Breakout rooms support and Select Together Mode for everyone on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Select Together Mode for everyone on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows N/A
MC579610 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Attach Cloud Files in Chat and Channel from Teams Mobile Microsoft Teams: Attach Cloud Files in Chat and Channel from Teams Mobile (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Attach Cloud Files in Chat and Channel from Teams Mobile N/A
MC579613 (Updated) Net Promoter Score survey coming to Teams Rooms on Windows Net Promoter Score survey coming to Teams Rooms on Windows (Updated) Net Promoter Score survey coming to Teams Rooms on Windows N/A
MC586566 (Updated) New Service Endpoint for Applications using Microsoft Purview Information Protection New Service Endpoint for Applications using Microsoft Purview Information Protection (Updated) New Service Endpoint for Applications using Microsoft Purview Information Protection N/A
MC597037 (Updated) New UI to view OneDrive files excluded from Sync New UI to view OneDrive files excluded from Sync (Updated) New UI to view OneDrive files excluded from Sync N/A

CW27 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC609889 Microsoft Teams Compact Chat List Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC609888 Removal of access to Sections view in Outlook Mobile Feed Plan For Change Exchange Online False N/A
MC609877 Announcing GA of "Deliver the message to the hosted quarantine" in DLP EXO Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC609869 Manage Windows driver and firmware updates with Microsoft Intune Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC609664 Modern Security Role Editor User Interface is now available Stay Informed Dynamics 365 Apps, Microsoft Power Automate, Microsoft Dataverse False N/A
MC610060 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel Stay Informed Microsoft 365 apps False N/A
MC611685 Click Through Collaborative Annotations Layer in Teams Meetings Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC611684 Microsoft Teams: EHR Connector Virtual Appointment usage report for user access Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC611680 Make calls through speed dial and call history on Apple CarPlay Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC611679 Microsoft Viva: Topic card expanded view shows more details about a topic Stay Informed Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC611677 Microsoft Defender for Office empowers end users to report suspicious messages in Microsoft Teams (follow-up) Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC613509 Viva Pulse - New Viva Suite application available on July 20th Plan For Change Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC617074 Stream (Classic) retirement date extended to April 15, 2024 Plan For Change Microsoft Stream False N/A
MC617066 New Microsoft Teams rollout schedule, new controls, and direct deployment Plan For Change Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC617062 Introducing Schedule Send on Outlook for Android Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC617058 Microsoft Intune In Development for July 2023 is now available Stay Informed Microsoft Intune False N/A
MC617055 Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Discover and co-author documents labeled with user-defined permissions Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC616550 InfoPath 2013 client and InfoPath Forms Services in SharePoint Online will reach end of support in July 2026 Plan For Change SharePoint Online True N/A

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