2023 CW 43 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 10/16/2023 to 10/22/2023

17 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 21 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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

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Changes

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MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC600726 (Updated) Microsoft Lists User Experience Update 01/15/2024 08:00:00 2023-11-20T08:00:00Z N/A
MC602596 (Updated) Microsoft Teams Panels Update 12/04/2023 08:00:00 2023-12-25T08:00:00Z N/A
MC617066 (Updated) New Microsoft Teams rollout schedule, new controls, and direct deployment 11/30/2023 09:00:00 2024-04-24T10:00:00Z N/A
MC663637 (Updated) Announcements in Viva Connections 11/30/2023 09:00:00 2024-01-01T09:00:00Z N/A
MC664477 (Updated) See your Recent Microsoft Planner plans and Microsoft To Do Lists on Microsoft 365 Homepage 12/25/2023 09:00:00 2024-01-08T09:00:00Z N/A
MC668524 (Updated) Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Tracking and Revocation in Compliance Portal 12/18/2023 08:00:00 2024-01-01T08:00:00Z N/A
MC675498 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Extended Real-time Telemetry Retention Up To Seven Days 12/15/2023 09:00:00 2024-03-04T09:00:00Z N/A
MC678057 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Tenant Allow Block List limits 12/29/2023 09:00:00 2024-02-05T09:00:00Z N/A
MC679735 (Updated) Microsoft Purview: Audit Search Graph API (Preview) 11/30/2023 09:00:00 2024-03-04T09:00:00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC600726 (Updated) Microsoft Lists User Experience Update Users in affected tenants will see Lists feature updates as described in this blog post. These improvements will reach all Lists, except those that have been configured with the following features:

SharePoint Framework extensions

PowerApps forms

Approvals

The Playlist template

Lists that are using these features will not receive the new user experience with this feature rollout. Future rollouts will bring support for Lists that are using these features.

Lists with the new experience will always open inside the Lists app, whether those lists are opened from Lists Home, a sharing link, a direct link, or a link in SharePoint navigation. This means SharePoint site elements like the header and left navigation will not be shown on initial load. There are two ways to show these site elements in a List:

Users can click the “Open in Site” button in the upper right corner of the list. This causes the List to reload inside the parent SharePoint site with those site elements visible on the page.

Admins can set a property on a site collection to make all lists in that site collection always load with the site elements intact. This property is called ListsShowHeaderAndNavigation. This an example PowerShell cmdlet that will set this property for a site given its URL: Set-SPOSite -Identity https://contoso.sharepoint.com/sites/site1 -ListsShowHeaderAndNavigation $true

Site owners can navigate to the Navigation Elements settings page and configure a new setting called “Lists in Sites.” This setting causes navigation links to lists in that site collection to always open inside the parent SharePoint site.
Users in affected tenants will see Lists feature updates as described in this blog post. These improvements will reach all Lists, except those that have been configured with the following features:

SharePoint Framework extensions

PowerApps forms

Approvals

The Playlist template

Lists that are using these features will not receive the new user experience with this feature rollout. Future rollouts will bring support for Lists that are using these features.
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MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC600726 (Updated) Microsoft Lists User Experience Update Updated August 16, 2023: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.

This update improves the overall performance of Microsoft Lists and introduces new features, including the ability to add ratings to any list, drag and/or paste images directly into a list, see who is collaborating with you in real-time, switch views by clicking tabs, view date/time values in your preferred date settings and timezone, and more.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 124867

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: We will begin rollout in mid-August 2023 (previously mid-July) and expect to complete rollout by late September (previously late July).

Standard Release: We will begin rollout in early October 2023 (previously early August) and expect to complete rollout by late November 2023 (previously late October 2023).

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

Update October 20, 2023: Thank you so much for the feedback on this feature rollout. We have listened to your feedback and are making changes to the feature as follows:

Lists with the new experience will continue to open inside the Lists app when they are opened from Lists Home, a sharing link or a direct link.

Any list navigation in a SharePoint context will now fall back to the old experience and will not get the feature updates as described in this blog post. We are working on a future rollout that will bring support to these Lists, in-line with the feedback we’ve gotten from customers so far.

Rollout schedule has been updated below to reflect the above changes. Thank you for your patience.

This update improves the overall performance of Microsoft Lists and introduces new features, including the ability to add ratings to any list, drag and/or paste images directly into a list, see who is collaborating with you in real-time, switch views by clicking tabs, view date/time values in your preferred date settings and timezone, and more.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 124867

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: Roll-out complete for Lists opened from Lists Home, a sharing link or a direct link. Rollout stopped for Lists opened in SharePoint sites.

Standard Release: Roll-out complete for Lists opened from Lists Home, a sharing link or a direct link. Roll-out stopped for Lists opened in SharePoint sites.

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

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MC600733 (Updated) New Graph APIs for accessing Teams Meeting Recording Updated October 3, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

New org-wide application permissions and RSC application permissions have been introduced to allow apps to access meeting recordings for a specific meeting. Resource specific consent (RSC) permissions, specifically enables admins to authorize users to provide consent to apps, so they get specific access to a Teams meeting’s recordings to which it is installed to, rather than providing them access across the entire tenant.

This message is specifically associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95787

[When this will happen:]

Graph Beta We will begin rolling out in late August 2023 (previously late July) and expect to complete by mid-September 2023 (previously early August).

Standard Release: We will begin rollout in early December 2023 (previously mid-November) and expect to complete by late December 2023 (previously mid-December).

Updated October 16, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

New org-wide application permissions and RSC application permissions have been introduced to allow apps to access meeting recordings for a specific meeting. Resource specific consent (RSC) permissions, specifically enables admins to authorize users to provide consent to apps, so they get specific access to a Teams meeting’s recordings to which it is installed to, rather than providing them access across the entire tenant.

This message is specifically associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95787

[When this will happen:]

Graph Beta We will begin rolling out in late August 2023 (previously late July) and expect to complete by mid-September 2023 (previously early August).

Standard Release: We will begin rollout in late November 2023 (previously mid-November) and expect to complete by late December 2023 (previously mid-December).

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MC602596 (Updated) Microsoft Teams Panels Update Updated October 5, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With this update, Teams Panels will support reserving a room using a QR code. This feature lets Microsoft Teams users book a room for meetings now, in the future, or add the room to an existing meeting by scanning a QR code on the scheduling panel and using the Teams app on their Android or iOS mobile phones.

All Teams Panels will have a QR code shown in the top left of the home screen. Panels users can either schedule a new meeting with the room pre-populated for them or easily see the room’s availability for their meetings and book the room with one click.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 129366

[When this will happen:]

Rollout is expected to begin in late August 2023 (previously early August) and is expected to be complete by late October 2023 (previously late September).

Updated October 16, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With this update, Teams Panels will support reserving a room using a QR code. This feature lets Microsoft Teams users book a room for meetings now, in the future, or add the room to an existing meeting by scanning a QR code on the scheduling panel and using the Teams app on their Android or iOS mobile phones.

All Teams Panels will have a QR code shown in the top left of the home screen. Panels users can either schedule a new meeting with the room pre-populated for them or easily see the room’s availability for their meetings and book the room with one click.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 129366

[When this will happen:]

Rollout is expected to begin in late August 2023 (previously early August) and is expected to be complete by mid-November 2023 (previously late October).

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MC617066 (Updated) New Microsoft Teams rollout schedule, new controls, and direct deployment Updated August 16, 2023: The new Teams default app has started rolling out, and for more information, please visit https://aka.ms/newTeamsPolicy.

Since March 2023, we have continued to add features such as third-party, line-of-business (LOB) applications, breakout rooms, and new scenarios such as multi-tenant organization (MTO) to the new Teams experience. Read MC533687 for details for our March announcement. Check The new Microsoft Teams (Preview) for details on upcoming features and support for Government Clouds and platforms such as Mac, VDI, and Web.

This announcement includes three upcoming changes for rolling out the new Microsoft Teams app:

Note: We will continue to honor the admin setting for UseNewTeamsClient under Teams update policies, where admins have already deployed the policy. This is to ensure administrators are fully empowered to manage the rollout of new Teams in a manner that’s right for them.

We will begin displaying Try the new Teams toggle within the classic Microsoft Teams client where the admin policy setting of UseNewTeamsClient is set to Microsoft default value (Microsoft controlled in the Teams Admin Center (TAC) or Microsoft choice in PowerShell) based on our schedule details below.

Administrators will be able to directly deploy the new Teams client to PCs in their organization.

We will begin making new Teams as the default app for classic Teams users where the admin policy is set to Microsoft default (Microsoft controlled in TAC or Microsoft choice in PowerShell) based on our schedule details below. Administrators will be able to manage setting new Teams as the default app for their users.

[When this will happen:]

Starting mid-to late July 2023:

Microsoft will begin displaying the Try the new Teams toggle within the classic Microsoft Teams client starting in late July 2023. The planned rollout will be:

Business plans (for example, Business Basic, Business Standard, Business Premium, and Teams Essentials (AAD), etc.): late July-early August 2023

Enterprise plans (for example, E3, E5, F3, etc.): The new Microsoft Teams desktop client

Note: Admins who have already deployed the policy to display the toggle or hide the toggle for their organizations will not see any change.

Administrators can deploy the new Teams client directly to PCs in their organization starting mid-July 2023.

Administrators can deploy a new setting value to make new Teams the default app for their users starting late July 2023

Starting September 2023:

Microsoft will start making the new Teams the default app starting in late September 2023. The planned rollout will be:

Business plans (for example, Business Basic, Business Standard, Business Premium, and Teams Essentials (AAD), etc.): late September 2023

Enterprise plans (for example, E3, E5, F3, etc.): The new Microsoft Teams desktop client
Updated October 16, 2023: Moving forward, please refer to the availability schedule here: The new Microsoft Teams desktop client.

The new Teams default app has started rolling out, and for more information, please visit Upgrade to the new Teams using policies.

Since March 2023, we have continued to add features such as third-party, line-of-business (LOB) applications, breakout rooms, and new scenarios such as multi-tenant organization (MTO) to the new Teams experience. Read MC533687 for details for our March announcement. Check The new Microsoft Teams (Preview) for details on upcoming features and support for Government Clouds and platforms such as Mac, VDI, and Web.

This announcement includes three upcoming changes for rolling out the new Microsoft Teams app:

Note: We will continue to honor the admin setting for UseNewTeamsClient under Teams update policies, where admins have already deployed the policy. This is to ensure administrators are fully empowered to manage the rollout of new Teams in a manner that’s right for them.

We will begin displaying Try the new Teams toggle within the classic Microsoft Teams client where the admin policy setting of UseNewTeamsClient is set to Microsoft default value (Microsoft controlled in the Teams Admin Center (TAC) or Microsoft choice in PowerShell) based on our schedule details below.

Administrators will be able to directly deploy the new Teams client to PCs in their organization.

We will begin making new Teams as the default app for classic Teams users where the admin policy is set to Microsoft default (Microsoft controlled in TAC or Microsoft choice in PowerShell) based on our schedule details below. Administrators will be able to manage setting new Teams as the default app for their users.

[When this will happen:]

Starting mid-to late July 2023:

Microsoft will begin displaying the Try the new Teams toggle within the classic Microsoft Teams client starting in late July 2023. The planned rollout will be:

Business plans (for example, Business Basic, Business Standard, Business Premium, and Teams Essentials (AAD), etc.): late July-early August 2023

Enterprise plans (for example, E3, E5, F3, etc.): The new Microsoft Teams desktop client

Note: Admins who have already deployed the policy to display the toggle or hide the toggle for their organizations will not see any change.

Administrators can deploy the new Teams client directly to PCs in their organization starting mid-July 2023.

Administrators can deploy a new setting value to make new Teams the default app for their users starting late July 2023

Starting September 2023:

Microsoft will start making the new Teams the default app starting in late September 2023. The planned rollout will be:

Business plans (for example, Business Basic, Business Standard, Business Premium, and Teams Essentials (AAD), etc.): late September 2023

Enterprise plans (for example, E3, E5, F3, etc.): The new Microsoft Teams desktop client
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MC663637 (Updated) Announcements in Viva Connections Updated September 7, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Announcements allows you to create and share time-sensitive messages in Viva Connections. You can set up, manage, and schedule announcements from your organization’s SharePoint home site or the Viva Connections app in Teams desktop.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 152481

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in mid-September 2023 (previously late August) and expect to complete by late September 2023 (previously mid-September).

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in early October 2023 (previously late September) and expect to complete by late October 2023.

Updated October 20, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Announcements allows you to create and share time-sensitive messages in Viva Connections. You can set up, manage, and schedule announcements from your organization’s SharePoint home site or the Viva Connections app in Teams desktop.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 152481

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in mid-September 2023 (previously late August) and expect to complete by late November 2023 (previously late September).

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in early October 2023 (previously late September) and expect to complete by late October 2023.

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MC664477 (Updated) See your Recent Microsoft Planner plans and Microsoft To Do Lists on Microsoft 365 Homepage Updated September 15, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Currently, you cannot see your recently accessed Planner plans or Microsoft To Do lists in your Microsoft 365 homepage. With this update, you will be able to see and access all your recent plans and lists alongside your Microsoft Project for the web projects, Word documents, PowerPoint decks, and more on office.com.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 149272

[When this will happen:]

This update will begin rolling out in early October 2023 (previously September) and is expected to be completed by mid-November 2023 (previously early November).
Updated October 16, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Currently, you cannot see your recently accessed Planner plans or Microsoft To Do lists in your Microsoft 365 homepage. With this update, you will be able to see and access all your recent plans and lists alongside your Microsoft Project for the web projects, Word documents, PowerPoint decks, and more on office.com.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 149272

[When this will happen:]

This update will begin rolling out in early November 2023 (previously early October) and is expected to be completed by late November 2023 (previously mid-November).
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MC668524 (Updated) Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Tracking and Revocation in Compliance Portal Updated September 6, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Users can access the Microsoft Purview compliance portal to check who has tried accessing their sensitivity labeled and encrypted local Office files and revoke access when needed.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 152126

[When this will happen:]

Preview: We will begin rolling out late August 2023.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out early November 2023 (previously mid-September) and expect to complete by mid-November 2023 (previously late September).
Updated October 20, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Users can access the Microsoft Purview compliance portal to check who has tried accessing their sensitivity labeled and encrypted local Office files and revoke access when needed.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 152126

[When this will happen:]

Preview: We will begin rolling out late August 2023.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out late October 2023 (previously early November) and expect to complete by late November 2023 (previously mid-November).
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MC670895 (Updated) Exchange Transport Rules (ETRs) stopping support for DLP scenarios Last year, the Exchange Online data loss prevention (DLP) experience was retired from the classic Exchange admin center (EAC) (MC278896, August '21 & MC400953, July '22). We recommend customers use Microsoft Purview Unified DLP, which extends DLP protection to SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Teams chats, devices, and more. The Microsoft Purview compliance portal provides access to advanced classification capabilities like EDM, ML, etc., along with rich alerts, incident management features, and more.

We are notifying you now that we are removing support for Exchange Online DLP in mail flow rules.

[When this will happen:]

mid-November 2023
Updated October 20, 2023: We have updated this message as a reminder of this upcoming change. Review and take action as appropriate for your organization.

Last year, the Exchange Online data loss prevention (DLP) experience was retired from the classic Exchange admin center (EAC) (MC278896, August '21 & MC400953, July '22). We recommend customers use Microsoft Purview Unified DLP, which extends DLP protection to SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Teams chats, devices, and more. The Microsoft Purview compliance portal provides access to advanced classification capabilities like EDM, ML, etc., along with rich alerts, incident management features, and more.

We are notifying you now that we are removing support for Exchange Online DLP in mail flow rules.

[When this will happen:]

mid-November 2023
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MC672755 (Updated) Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal: Data Loss Prevention – Apply Protection at Time of Egress on Endpoints Just-in-time (JIT) protection applies a candidate policy to onboarded Windows 10/11 devices. The candidate policy blocks all egress activities on monitored files until policy evaluation completes successfully.

We have updated this feature since our Public Preview announcement, the document will be updated once we release the change.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117493

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in early September 2023 and is expected to be complete by mid-October 2023.

Updated October 16, 2023: Once you turn on this feature, your activity on a machine with an Antimalware Client version earlier than March 2.18.2303 may be blocked unexpectedly, so please make sure to upgrade to the latest Antimalware Client version. Make sure your machine has the correct version to meet the feature perquisite. Refer to the following documentation: Using Endpoint DLP Just-in-time protection | Microsoft Learn.

Just-in-time (JIT) protection applies a candidate policy to onboarded Windows 10/11 devices. The candidate policy blocks all egress activities on monitored files until policy evaluation completes successfully.

We have updated this feature since our Public Preview announcement, the document will be updated once we release the change.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117493

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in early September 2023 and is expected to be complete by mid-October 2023.

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MC674737 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Emojis, GIFs and Stickers Unified in One Picker Updated September 27, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Users can soon find all of their emojis, GIFs, and stickers in a combined picker in Microsoft Teams.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84023

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in early November 2023 (previously early October) and expect to complete rollout by late November 2023.

Gov Clouds: We will begin rolling out in early December 2023 and expect to complete rollout by late January 2024.

Updated October 16, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Users can soon find all of their emojis, GIFs, and stickers in a combined picker in Microsoft Teams.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84023

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out in early November 2023 and expect to complete rollout by mid-November 2023.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in mid-November 2023 (previously early November) and expect to complete rollout by late November 2023.

Gov Clouds: We will begin rolling out in early December 2023 and expect to complete rollout by late January 2024.

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MC674977 (Updated) Ability to change retention period on labels set to start retention based on “When items were labeled” Previously, admins could not change the retention period set on existing labels configured to start retention from when items were labeled. This feature will remove this restriction, and the resulting behavior will be consistent with other retention label types.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 153651

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in early October 2023 and is expected to be complete by mid Jan 2024.
Updated October 20, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Previously, admins could not change the retention period set on existing labels configured to start retention from when items were labeled. This feature will remove this restriction, and the resulting behavior will be consistent with other retention label types.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 153651

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in late October 2023 (previously early October) and is expected to be complete by late January 2024 (previously mid-January).
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MC675498 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Extended Real-time Telemetry Retention Up To Seven Days The Real-Time Analytics feature in the Teams admin center (TAC) allows IT admins to view their users' meetings and identify issues related to audio, video, content sharing, and network connectivity. As an admin, you can use this information to investigate and address any problems with the meeting experience while the meeting is ongoing.

In the current public preview, Real-time telemetry is only stored for users when administrators explicitly subscribe (go to user's meeting history and click on specific meeting) to it during ongoing meetings. This prevents admins from troubleshooting the issue if the meeting is already over and telemetry is not captured explicitly.

However, with this new update, Real-time telemetry will be captured and stored by default for all users with Teams premium licenses, even if admins do not explicitly subscribe to it in the Teams admin center.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 141108

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in late October 2023 and is expected to be complete by mid-November 2023.

Updated October 16, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Real-Time Analytics feature in the Teams admin center (TAC) allows IT admins to view their users' meetings and identify issues related to audio, video, content sharing, and network connectivity. As an admin, you can use this information to investigate and address any problems with the meeting experience while the meeting is ongoing.

In the current public preview, Real-time telemetry is only stored for users when administrators explicitly subscribe (go to user's meeting history and click on specific meeting) to it during ongoing meetings. This prevents admins from troubleshooting the issue if the meeting is already over and telemetry is not captured explicitly.

However, with this new update, Real-time telemetry will be captured and stored by default for all users with Teams premium licenses, even if admins do not explicitly subscribe to it in the Teams admin center.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 141108

[When this will happen:]

Rollout will begin in mid-January 2024 (previously late October 2023) and is expected to be complete by late January 2024 (previously mid-November 2023).

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MC676296 (Updated) Ratings and Reviews for Apps on Teams now Available We are announcing the upcoming launch of the "Ratings and Reviews" feature for apps on Microsoft Teams. This new addition will empower users to view feedback from customers for apps from Microsoft and other third party app publishers. Users can also provide feedback on apps they've installed, and by default these reviews will be marked as anonymous. Not only this, but app publishers will also have the capability to respond to these reviews via the Partner Center, thereby enabling a new mode of communication between partners and end users. Furthermore, this experience is powered by Microsoft AppSource's Ratings Service, hence ensuring the availability of reviews on the AppSource website as well as the Teams client experience. This feature is part of our continuous effort to enhance user experience and transparency within the Teams environment.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122300

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in mid-October 2023 and expect to complete rolling out in late October 2023.

Updated October 16, 2023: We have determined that we will not be rolling this out to GCC organizations at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We are announcing the upcoming launch of the "Ratings and Reviews" feature for apps on Microsoft Teams. This new addition will empower users to view feedback from customers for apps from Microsoft and other third-party app publishers. Users can also provide feedback on apps they've installed, and by default these reviews will be marked as anonymous. Not only this, but app publishers will also have the capability to respond to these reviews via the Partner Center, thereby enabling a new mode of communication between partners and end users. Furthermore, this experience is powered by Microsoft AppSource's Ratings Service, hence ensuring the availability of reviews on the AppSource website as well as the Teams client experience. This feature is part of our continuous effort to enhance user experience and transparency within the Teams environment.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122300

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in mid-October 2023 and expect to complete rolling out in late October 2023.

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MC677515 (Updated) Viva Pulse – Teams Chat Notifications In addition to the currently enabled email notifications, Viva Pulse will begin to send notifications through Teams Chat. Users will only receive Teams Chat notifications if they have the Viva Pulse Teams app installed. As the admin, you can either 1) install the Viva Pulse Teams app on users in your tenant through a Teams app setup policy or 2) please encourage users to visit the Teams app store to download the Viva Pulse Teams app to ensure users can receive the Teams Chat notifications.

Through the Viva Pulse chatbot, Teams Chat notifications will be sent for the following scenarios:

Welcome message when 1) the tenant admin installs the Viva Pulse app on users in the tenant and 2) the user installs the Viva Pulse app from the Teams app store.

The feedback author creates a Pulse request.

The feedback author shares a Pulse report.

The feedback author’s Pulse is closed.

In early October, when feedback providers receive the Teams Chat notification to respond to Pulses, they will be directed to the Viva Pulse Teams app to provide feedback. By the end of October, with the implementation of inline response, feedback providers will be able to directly respond to Pulses in the Teams Chat notification without needing to visit the Viva Pulse Teams app to provide feedback.

[When this will happen:]

These changes will begin to roll out by mid-October 2023 and complete roll out by the end of October 2023.

Updated October 20, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

In addition to the currently enabled email notifications, Viva Pulse will begin to send notifications through Teams Chat. Users will only receive Teams Chat notifications if they have the Viva Pulse Teams app installed. As the admin, you can either 1) install the Viva Pulse Teams app on users in your tenant through a Teams app setup policy or 2) please encourage users to visit the Teams app store to download the Viva Pulse Teams app to ensure users can receive the Teams Chat notifications.

Through the Viva Pulse chatbot, Teams Chat notifications will be sent for the following scenarios:

Welcome message when:

the tenant admin installs the Viva Pulse app on users in the tenant and

the user installs the Viva Pulse app from the Teams app store.

The feedback author creates a Pulse request.

The feedback author shares a Pulse report.

The feedback author’s Pulse is closed.

In early October, when feedback providers receive the Teams Chat notification to respond to Pulses, they will be directed to the Viva Pulse Teams app to provide feedback. By the end of October, with the implementation of inline response, feedback providers will be able to directly respond to Pulses in the Teams Chat notification without needing to visit the Viva Pulse Teams app to provide feedback.

[When this will happen:]

These changes will begin to roll out by mid-October 2023 and complete roll out by the early November 2023 (previously late October).

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MC678057 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Tenant Allow Block List limits Soon, customers with Microsoft Defender for Office 365 plan 2 can create 10,000 block entries and 5,000 allow entries (via admin submissions) in the Tenant Allow Block List for each category (Domains & addresses, Files, and URLs). Customers with Microsoft Defender for Office 365 plan 1 can create 1,000 block entries and 1,000 allow entries (via admin submissions) in the Tenant Allow Block List for each category. Customers with Exchange Online Protection will remain at 500 block entries and 500 allow entries (via admin submissions) in Tenant Allow Block List for each category. The limit for spoofed senders will remain at 1,024 total entries (block entries and allow entries combined) for all service plans.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98185

[When this will happen:]

This change will start rolling out in early October and should be completed by late November.
Updated October 20, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Soon, customers with Microsoft Defender for Office 365 plan 2 can create 10,000 block entries and 5,000 allow entries (via admin submissions) in the Tenant Allow Block List for each category (Domains & addresses, Files, and URLs). Customers with Microsoft Defender for Office 365 plan 1 can create 1,000 block entries and 1,000 allow entries (via admin submissions) in the Tenant Allow Block List for each category. Customers with Exchange Online Protection will remain at 500 block entries and 500 allow entries (via admin submissions) in Tenant Allow Block List for each category. The limit for spoofed senders will remain at 1,024 total entries (block entries and allow entries combined) for all service plans.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98185

[When this will happen:]

This change will start rolling out in late October 2023 (previously early October) and should be completed by late December 2023 (previously late November).

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MC679735 (Updated) Microsoft Purview: Audit Search Graph API (Preview) Microsoft Graph offers a unified API endpoint for accessing data from multiple Microsoft cloud services in a single response. This feature provides a new Audit Log Query API that enables our customers to create applications to programmatically query and retrieve their organization’s Audit activity logs.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117587

[When this will happen:]

Preview: Rollout will begin in mid-October 2023 and is expected to be complete by late October 2023.
Updated October 20, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Graph offers a unified API endpoint for accessing data from multiple Microsoft cloud services in a single response. This feature provides a new Audit Log Query API that enables our customers to create applications to programmatically query and retrieve their organization’s Audit activity logs.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117587

[When this will happen:]

Preview: Rollout will begin in late November 2023 (previously mid-October) and is expected to be complete by mid-December 2023 (previously late October).

Standard: Rollout will begin in mid-January 2024 and is expected to complete by late January 2024.

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MC681242 (Updated) Microsoft Purview – General availability of Power Automate integration with records management To provide greater process flexibility, we have integrated Microsoft Purview Records Management with Power Automate. We provide the actions ‘Apply a retention label on the item’, ‘Relabel an item at the end of retention’, ‘Delete an item at the end of retention’, and ‘Trigger a new instance of the flow if an item can't be located’ in Microsoft 365 Compliance connector to unlock more scenarios on this integration. Compliance administrators will now be able to create retention labels and choose a Power Automate flow to run when an item labeled with it expires in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Exchange. This capability is currently available in public preview.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88816

[When this will happen:]

This feature will be Generally Available beginning mid-October 2023.
Updated October 20, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

To provide greater process flexibility, we have integrated Microsoft Purview Records Management with Power Automate. We provide the actions ‘Apply a retention label on the item’, ‘Relabel an item at the end of retention’, ‘Delete an item at the end of retention’, and ‘Trigger a new instance of the flow if an item can't be located’ in Microsoft 365 Compliance connector to unlock more scenarios on this integration. Compliance administrators will now be able to create retention labels and choose a Power Automate flow to run when an item labeled with it expires in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Exchange. This capability is currently available in public preview.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88816 and 117424

[When this will happen:]

This feature will be Generally Available beginning mid-October 2023.
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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC670895 (Updated) Exchange Transport Rules (ETRs) stopping support for DLP scenarios User impact, Admin impact, Retirement Updated message, User impact, Admin impact, Retirement 11/13/2023
MC672755 (Updated) Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal: Data Loss Prevention – Apply Protection at Time of Egress on Endpoints New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC674977 (Updated) Ability to change retention period on labels set to start retention based on “When items were labeled” New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC675498 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Extended Real-time Telemetry Retention Up To Seven Days New feature, Feature update, User impact Updated message, New feature, Feature update, User impact N/A
MC676296 (Updated) Ratings and Reviews for Apps on Teams now Available New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC677515 (Updated) Viva Pulse – Teams Chat Notifications New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC678057 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Tenant Allow Block List limits New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A
MC679735 (Updated) Microsoft Purview: Audit Search Graph API (Preview) New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC681242 (Updated) Microsoft Purview – General availability of Power Automate integration with records management New feature, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, Admin impact N/A

MC prepare changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC600726 (Updated) Microsoft Lists User Experience Update You don’t need to do anything to prepare for this change.

The ListsShowHeaderAndNavigation setting is currently available if you wish to proactively set this setting to prepare for this rollout. Doing so will mean that lists inside those sites will always be shown with SharePoint site elements like the header and left navigation.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=124867
You don’t need to do anything to prepare for this change.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=124867
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MC617066 (Updated) New Microsoft Teams rollout schedule, new controls, and direct deployment Review the resources and timeline and plan your organizations rollout plan for the new Microsoft Teams app.

https://aka.ms/newTeams

https://aka.ms/newTeamsBulkInstall

https://aka.ms/newTeamsDefaultClient

https://aka.ms/newTeamsPolicy

https://aka.ms/newTeamsPolicy

https://aka.ms/newTeamsReleaseSchedule
Review the resources and timeline and plan your organizations rollout plan for the new Microsoft Teams app.

https://aka.ms/newTeams

https://aka.ms/newTeamsBulkInstall

https://aka.ms/newTeamsDefaultClient

https://aka.ms/newTeamsPolicy

https://aka.ms/newTeamsReleaseSchedule

https://learn.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/new-teams-desktop-admin#new-teams-schedule-for-clients
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MC672755 (Updated) Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal: Data Loss Prevention – Apply Protection at Time of Egress on Endpoints Please carefully select the user(s)/group(s) under Scope settings. For example, for the following setting, Endpoint DLP will apply JIT Audit every onboarded machine but apply JIT Block to the select user. For additional information on Endpoint DLP, please visit this documentation.

https://review.learn.microsoft.com/purview/endpoint-dlp-learn-about

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=117493
Please carefully select the user(s)/group(s) under Scope settings. For example, for the following setting, Endpoint DLP will apply JIT Audit every onboarded machine but apply JIT Block to the select user. For additional information on Endpoint DLP, please visit this documentation.

https://learn.microsoft.com/purview/endpoint-dlp-using-jit-protection#step-1-prepare-your-environment

https://review.learn.microsoft.com/purview/endpoint-dlp-learn-about

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=117493
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MC677515 (Updated) Viva Pulse – Teams Chat Notifications If users in your tenant want to receive Teams Chat notifications from Viva Pulse, please ensure that they have the Viva Pulse Teams app installed by either 1) as the admin, installing the Viva Pulse Teams app for users in your tenant through a Teams app setup policy or 2) encouraging users to download the Viva Pulse Teams app from the Teams app store.

[Resources:]

Manage, install, and pin Viva Pulse in the Teams admin center | Microsoft Learn

Create a Pulse | Microsoft Support

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/viva/pulse/setup-admin-access/manage-install-pin-viva-pulse-in-teams-admin-center

https://learn.microsoft.com/viva/pulse/setup-admin-access/manage-install-pin-viva-pulse-in-teams-admin-center

https://support.microsoft.com/topic/create-a-pulse-817d3eba-3ce7-4079-80cc-ae8ae96fa61e

If users in your tenant want to receive Teams Chat notifications from Viva Pulse, please ensure that they have the Viva Pulse Teams app installed by either 1) as the admin, installing the Viva Pulse Teams app for users in your tenant through a Teams app setup policy or 2) encouraging users to download the Viva Pulse Teams app from the Teams app store.

[Resources:]

Manage, install, and pin Viva Pulse in the Teams admin center | Microsoft Learn

Create a Pulse | Microsoft Support

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/viva/pulse/setup-admin-access/manage-install-pin-viva-pulse-in-teams-admin-center

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/create-a-pulse-817d3eba-3ce7-4079-80cc-ae8ae96fa61e

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MC681242 (Updated) Microsoft Purview – General availability of Power Automate integration with records management There is nothing you need to do to receive this feature. You may consider updating any training or reference material for your Records Management administrators and evaluate if you would like to use this new capability.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88816
There is nothing you need to do to receive this feature. You may consider updating any training or reference material for your Records Management administrators and evaluate if you would like to use this new capability.

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=117424

https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=88816
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MC Title changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC670895 (Updated) Exchange Transport Rules (ETRs) stopping support for DLP scenarios Exchange Transport Rules (ETRs) stopping support for DLP scenarios (Updated) Exchange Transport Rules (ETRs) stopping support for DLP scenarios 11/13/2023
MC672755 (Updated) Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal: Data Loss Prevention – Apply Protection at Time of Egress on Endpoints Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal: Data Loss Prevention – Apply Protection at Time of Egress on Endpoints (Updated) Microsoft Purview Compliance Portal: Data Loss Prevention – Apply Protection at Time of Egress on Endpoints N/A
MC674977 (Updated) Ability to change retention period on labels set to start retention based on “When items were labeled” Ability to change retention period on labels set to start retention based on “When items were labeled” (Updated) Ability to change retention period on labels set to start retention based on “When items were labeled” N/A
MC675498 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Extended Real-time Telemetry Retention Up To Seven Days Microsoft Teams: Extended Real-time Telemetry Retention Up To Seven Days (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Extended Real-time Telemetry Retention Up To Seven Days N/A
MC676296 (Updated) Ratings and Reviews for Apps on Teams now Available Ratings and Reviews for Apps on Teams now Available (Updated) Ratings and Reviews for Apps on Teams now Available N/A
MC677515 (Updated) Viva Pulse – Teams Chat Notifications Viva Pulse – Teams Chat Notifications (Updated) Viva Pulse – Teams Chat Notifications N/A
MC678057 (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Tenant Allow Block List limits Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Tenant Allow Block List limits (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Tenant Allow Block List limits N/A
MC679735 (Updated) Microsoft Purview: Audit Search Graph API (Preview) Microsoft Purview: Audit Search Graph API (Preview) (Updated) Microsoft Purview: Audit Search Graph API (Preview) N/A
MC681242 (Updated) Microsoft Purview – General availability of Power Automate integration with records management Microsoft Purview – General availability of Power Automate integration with records management (Updated) Microsoft Purview – General availability of Power Automate integration with records management N/A

CW43 New Office 365 Message Center items

MC ID MC Title MC Category MC Workload MC Major Change MC Action required by
MC681893 Microsoft Secure Score - Changes in SSPM support Stay Informed Microsoft 365 Defender False N/A
MC681892 Move Scheduling assistant settings move to the toolbar Stay Informed Microsoft 365 apps False N/A
MC681891 New Call Shortcuts in New Teams Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC681890 Changes to workspace retention settings in Fabric and Power BI Stay Informed Power BI False N/A
MC681887 Microsoft Teams | Front Row Enhancement: Active video speaker promotion for Teams Rooms on Windows Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC681886 Microsoft Teams | Support Joining a Teams Live Event as Attendee for Teams Rooms on Windows Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC681885 REMINDER: Viva Pulse Customization Control Migration Stay Informed Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC681884 macOS name change: Microsoft Teams to Microsoft Teams classic MDM Impact Prevent Or Fix Issue Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC681879 Microsoft Search: Video Search in Bing, Office.com, and SharePoint Stay Informed Microsoft 365 suite, Microsoft Stream False N/A
MC682086 Addition of Chat button in Missed Call Activity Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC682306 Microsoft Viva: Refreshed Landing Experience for Viva Connections Desktop Stay Informed Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC682305 Whiteboard: "Specific people” Share Link Fallback Stay Informed Microsoft 365 apps False N/A
MC682304 New adoption health metrics dashboard available for Viva Topics Stay Informed Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC682303 People Search Card in Viva Connections Stay Informed Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC682302 Microsoft Teams: Excel import enhancements in Shifts app Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC682299 Workflows Message Extension will be updated to include new pinned default actions Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A
MC682564 Viva Goals – Enhanced Planner integration Stay Informed Planner, Microsoft Viva False N/A
MC682559 Microsoft Purview Discovery service plan Plan For Change Microsoft 365 suite False N/A
MC683044 Retiring “MDE Settings” and “New version” options from Threat Explorer Plan For Change Microsoft 365 Defender False N/A
MC683043 Virtual Appointment desktop joins route to Teams web Stay Informed Microsoft Bookings False N/A
MC683041 Microsoft Teams Rooms Pro Management Improved Search for rooms Stay Informed Microsoft Teams False N/A

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