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2024 CW 15 Microsoft 365 Message Center changes

from 04/08/2024 to 04/14/2024

14 Office 365 Message Center Items were changed and 12 Office 365 Message Center Items were added

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

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MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC688930 (Updated) Teams admin center: App centric management and changes to app permission policies 04/29/2024 09:00:00 2024-06-24T09:00:00Z N/A
MC696576 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Archive channels 05/06/2024 10:00:00 2024-06-03T10:00:00Z N/A
MC715699 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Teams Phone Mobile support for group chats and meeting nudges 05/01/2024 09:00:00 2024-06-03T09:00:00Z N/A
MC717964 (Updated) Export functionality for External Domain Activity report in Microsoft Teams Admin Center 04/30/2024 09:00:00 2024-06-03T09:00:00Z N/A
MC718248 (Updated) The new Microsoft Planner app in Microsoft Teams 05/17/2024 09:00:00 2024-07-01T09:00:00Z N/A
MC729718 (Updated) Microsoft OneDrive for the web: Create with templates 05/24/2024 09:00:00 2024-06-10T09:00:00Z N/A
MC744117 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Viva Insights leader deep-dive reports focus on customer, business operations, and agility 05/27/2024 09:00:00 2024-06-10T09:00:00Z N/A

MC How Affect changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC424414 (Updated) Non-Native and Hybrid Microsoft Viva Engage (formerly Yammer) Networks are being upgraded You will lose access to the following features:

Network-level guests

Email blocked lists

Secret groups

If your organization has active guest users, Azure Active Directory B2B guest functionality can be used for guests who reside in the same geography as the Yammer network (US guests for US networks; EU guests for EU networks). Guests will need to be reinvited to your network.

If your organization currently uses an email blocked list to manage access to your Yammer network, you can continue to manage access from the Azure Active Directory Portal. Learn more by visiting Turn off Yammer access for Office 365 users and Manage Yammer licenses in Office 365.

These feature equivalents are only available to networks in Native Mode. There is no feature equivalent to secret groups in Microsoft 365; all groups must be public or private.

As part of the migration process, the Yammer administrator account will be added to all groups in the network, and files may be renamed.
You will lose access to the following features:

Network-level guests

Email blocked lists

Secret groups

If your organization has active guest users, Azure Active Directory B2B guest functionality can be used for guests who reside in the same geography as the Viva Engage network (US guests for US networks; EU guests for EU networks). Guests will need to be reinvited to your network.

If your organization currently uses an email blocked list to manage access to your Viva Engage network, you can continue to manage access from the Azure Active Directory Portal. Learn more by visiting Add, block, or remove a Viva Engage user and Manage Viva Engage Core user licenses in Microsoft 365.

These feature equivalents are only available to networks in Native Mode. There is no feature equivalent to secret groups in Microsoft 365; all groups must be public or private.

As part of the migration process, the Viva Engage administrator account will be added to all groups in the network, and files may be renamed.
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MC761251 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Direct Media Connection cmdlet The Teams client will check the Direct Media Connection setting at the call setup stage. If the setting is False, the Teams client media library will not share the local IP address to the peers, which will force the media connection to be established through a relay server or a media processor server. If the Setting is True, the local IP address will be shared to the peers as a direct connection for better media quality and lower bandwidth usage.

Direct Media Connection is a user-level policy that admins can set as a tenant default or configure for specific individuals in their tenant. Admins will implement this feature with PowerShell commands. To learn more: Add TeamsMediaConnectivityPolicy cmdlets public docs by lirunping-MSFT · Pull Request #11639 · MicrosoftDocs/office-docs-powershell · GitHub
The Teams client will check the Direct Media Connection setting at the call setup stage. If the setting is False, the Teams client media library will not share the local IP address to the peers, which will force the media connection to be established through a relay server or a media processor server. If the Setting is True, the local IP address will be shared to the peers as a direct connection for better media quality and lower bandwidth usage.

Note that as the feature rolls out the default setting for direct media connection as enabled (“on”). The default being "On" means all paths will be enabled and customers have the capability to force relay for meetings from admin-controlled config. Although it is not advised as it can impact meeting’s reliability and quality. Direct Media Connection is a user-level policy that admins can set as a tenant default or configure for specific individuals in their tenant. Admins will implement this feature with PowerShell commands. To learn more: Add TeamsMediaConnectivityPolicy cmdlets public docs by lirunping-MSFT · Pull Request #11639 · MicrosoftDocs/office-docs-powershell · GitHub
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MC Link changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC765811 (Updated) High Volume Email for Microsoft 365 Public Preview Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.FieldUrlValue https://learn.microsoft.com/Exchange/mail-flow-best-practices/high-volume-mails-m365 N/A

MC Messages changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC424414 (Updated) Non-Native and Hybrid Microsoft Viva Engage (formerly Yammer) Networks are being upgraded Updated February 19, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Non-Native and Hybrid Yammer Networks will be upgraded to Native Mode to allow users, groups, and content to be compatible with and mapped to their counterparts in Azure Active Directory and Microsoft 365. Native Mode also provides other benefits, such as the ability to host Live Events in every Yammer community and simplify file administration through SharePoint. Most critically, Native Mode supports eDiscovery through the Microsoft Purview compliance portal, allowing your organization to collaborate safely and securely within your Yammer network. 90% of Yammer networks are in Native Mode today, including our top 10 largest networks.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin migrating networks on December 01, 2022, and continue the upgrades through late December 2024 (previously January). The process will begin with smaller networks. If you prefer to control the timing of your upgrade, you may initiate the process on your own at any time by visiting the Microsoft 365 Native Mode page within the Network Admin pages of Yammer.

Updated April 11, 2024: We have updated the content to reflect the change to Viva Engage. Thank you for your patience.

Non-Native and Hybrid Microsoft Viva Engage (formerly Yammer) Networks will be upgraded to Native Mode to allow users, groups, and content to be compatible with and mapped to their counterparts in Azure Active Directory and Microsoft 365. Native Mode also provides other benefits, such as the ability to host Live Events in every Viva Engage community and simplify file administration through SharePoint. Most critically, Native Mode supports eDiscovery through the Microsoft Purview compliance portal, allowing your organization to collaborate safely and securely within your Viva Engage network. 90% of Viva Engage networks are in Native Mode today, including our top 10 largest networks.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin migrating networks on December 01, 2022, and continue the upgrades through late December 2024 (previously January). The process will begin with smaller networks. If you prefer to control the timing of your upgrade, you may initiate the process on your own at any time by visiting the Microsoft 365 Native Mode page within the Network Admin pages of Viva Engage.

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MC542767 (Updated) SharePoint 2013 workflow retirement Since the release of SharePoint workflows, Microsoft has evolved workflow orchestration to not only encompass SharePoint, but all the productivity services you use with Microsoft 365 and beyond. With the continued investment in Power Automate as the universal solution to workflow, Microsoft is retiring SharePoint 2013 workflows.

[When this will happen:]

Starting April 2nd, 2024, SharePoint 2013 workflows will be turned off for any newly created tenants.

Starting April 2nd, 2026, Microsoft will remove the ability to run, or create and execute SharePoint 2013 workflows for existing tenants.
Updated April 12, 2024: This update serves as a reminder regarding the upcoming retirement scheduled for April 2, 2026.

Since the release of SharePoint workflows, Microsoft has evolved workflow orchestration to not only encompass SharePoint, but all the productivity services you use with Microsoft 365 and beyond. With the continued investment in Power Automate as the universal solution to workflow, Microsoft is retiring SharePoint 2013 workflows.

[When this will happen:]

Starting April 2nd, 2024, SharePoint 2013 workflows will be turned off for any newly created tenants.

Starting April 2nd, 2026, Microsoft will remove the ability to run, or create and execute SharePoint 2013 workflows for existing tenants.
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MC688930 (Updated) Teams admin center: App centric management and changes to app permission policies Updated March 11, 2024: We have updated the timing of this change below. Thank you for your patience.

App centric management introduces new admin settings to control who in the tenant can install Teams apps. First, admins can set a default value for new apps that are published to the Teams app store. Second, admins can manage apps for users, groups, or everyone in the organization. This feature replaces the existing app permission policies and provides admins with the ability to manage access to the app individually. The app permission policies for existing customers are migrated to maintain existing app availability in the tenant.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 151829

[When this will happen:]

This feature will gradually roll out across three major phases.

Phase 1 (from late November 2023 to mid-March 2024 (previously late February) affects the tenants that use only the Global app permission policy and have no custom app permission policies. The app status from the permission policy and tenant settings will be migrated to preserve the admin intent. The migration will not affect the end users and their ability to use the apps. Admins may see the Manage apps page in a read-only mode for a short time.

Phase 2 (more details coming soon as a follow up MC post) affects the tenants that use both global and custom app permission policies. This phase will let the admin choose to migrate to app centric management by following a migration process that will change the existing app permission policies to app assignments in the new app centric model. The admins will have the choice to modify the apps that are assigned using the custom permission policies to be accessible to groups, if they want.

Phase 3 (more details coming soon as a follow up MC post) applies to the tenants that skipped the migration in phase 1 or 2. These tenants will be migrated automatically in this phase.

Updated April 12, 2024: We are excited to announce that Phase 2 of app centric management roll out is scheduled to begin in May 2024. This phase will be available to all tenants and can be initiated at the admin’s discretion.

What is in phase 2?

Migration wizard: a step-by-step guide to help you migrate the permission policies. You will be able to select which polities to migrate and designate users groups or individuals who should have access to the apps.

Testing and Validation: before finalizing the migration, you will have the opportunity to test and export your staged changes. You can use this to make side-by-side comparison with your current setup, ensuring everything is perfect before you proceed.

Duration: The migration process is designed to have no downtime for the end users and can take a few hours to complete. During the migration, your existing permission policies will remain in effect until the transition to app centric management completes.

Detailed documentation for the migration process will be available in our online documentation, which currently includes information on managing apps after ACM migration.

App centric management introduces new admin settings to control who in the tenant can install Teams apps. First, admins can set a default value for new apps that are published to the Teams app store. Second, admins can manage apps for users, groups, or everyone in the organization. This feature replaces the existing app permission policies and provides admins with the ability to manage access to the app individually. The app permission policies for existing customers are migrated to maintain existing app availability in the tenant.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 151829

[When this will happen:]

This feature will gradually roll out across three major phases.

Phase 1 (from late November 2023 to mid-March 2024 (previously late February) affects the tenants that use only the Global app permission policy and have no custom app permission policies. The app status from the permission policy and tenant settings will be migrated to preserve the admin intent. The migration will not affect the end users and their ability to use the apps. Admins may see the Manage apps page in a read-only mode for a short time.

Phase 2 (more details coming soon as a follow up MC post) affects the tenants that use both global and custom app permission policies. This phase will let the admin choose to migrate to app centric management by following a migration process that will change the existing app permission policies to app assignments in the new app centric model. The admins will have the choice to modify the apps that are assigned using the custom permission policies to be accessible to groups, if they want.

Phase 3 (more details coming soon as a follow up MC post) applies to the tenants that skipped the migration in phase 1 or 2. These tenants will be migrated automatically in this phase.

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MC693863 (Updated) Azure ACS retirement in Microsoft 365 Since the first use of Azure ACS (Access Control Services) by SharePoint in 2013, Microsoft has evolved the authorization and authentication options for SharePoint Online via Microsoft Entra ID (a.k.a. Azure AD). Using Microsoft Entra ID as auth platform for your SharePoint Online customizations will provide your applications the most secure, compliant and future proof model. With our continued investment in Microsoft Entra ID, Microsoft is retiring the use of Azure ACS as auth platform for SharePoint Online.

[Key Points:]

Major: Retirement

Timeline:

Starting November 1st, 2024, new tenants will not be able use Azure ACS.

Starting April 2nd, 2026, Microsoft will remove the ability use SharePoint ACS for existing tenants.

Action: Review and assess impact
Updated April 12, 2024: This update serves as a reminder regarding the upcoming retirement scheduled for April 2, 2026.

Since the first use of Azure ACS (Access Control Services) by SharePoint in 2013, Microsoft has evolved the authorization and authentication options for SharePoint Online via Microsoft Entra ID (a.k.a. Azure AD). Using Microsoft Entra ID as auth platform for your SharePoint Online customizations will provide your applications the most secure, compliant and future proof model. With our continued investment in Microsoft Entra ID, Microsoft is retiring the use of Azure ACS as auth platform for SharePoint Online.

[Key Points:]

Major: Retirement

Timeline:

Starting November 1st, 2024, new tenants will not be able use Azure ACS.

Starting April 2, 2026, Microsoft will remove the ability use SharePoint ACS for existing tenants.

Action: Review and assess impact
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MC693865 (Updated) SharePoint Add-In retirement in Microsoft 365 Since the release of SharePoint Add-Ins in 2013, Microsoft has evolved SharePoint extensibility using SharePoint Framework (SPFx) enabling you to write applications that can be used in Microsoft SharePoint, Viva Connections and Microsoft Teams. With our continued investment in SharePoint Framework, Microsoft is retiring SharePoint Add-Ins.

[Key Points:]

Major: Retirement

Timeline:

Starting July 1st, 2024, SharePoint Add-Ins cannot be installed from the public marketplace, also referred to as store by existing tenants. Installation from a private tenant catalog stays possible.

Starting November 1st, 2024, new tenants will not be able use SharePoint Add-Ins, regardless of their origin (public marketplace, private tenant catalog).

Starting April 2nd, 2026, Microsoft will remove the ability use SharePoint Add-Ins for existing tenants.

Action: Review and assess impact
Updated April 12, 2024: This update serves as a reminder regarding the upcoming retirement scheduled for April 2, 2026.

Since the release of SharePoint Add-Ins in 2013, Microsoft has evolved SharePoint extensibility using SharePoint Framework (SPFx) enabling you to write applications that can be used in Microsoft SharePoint, Viva Connections and Microsoft Teams. With our continued investment in SharePoint Framework, Microsoft is retiring SharePoint Add-Ins.

[Key Points:]

Major: Retirement

Timeline:

Starting July 1st, 2024, SharePoint Add-Ins cannot be installed from the public marketplace, also referred to as store by existing tenants. Installation from a private tenant catalog stays possible.

Starting November 1st, 2024, new tenants will not be able use SharePoint Add-Ins, regardless of their origin (public marketplace, private tenant catalog).

Starting April 2nd, 2026, Microsoft will remove the ability use SharePoint Add-Ins for existing tenants.

Action: Review and assess impact
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MC696576 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Archive channels Updated February 25, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

For a paused or completed project where owners want to preserve channel content, but no longer want to keep the channel active, they can archive channels now!

Archiving channels will be available for Teams users. You, as a channel owner or administrator can archive a channel you own. By archiving the channel, it will not be available in your and channel members teams and channels list anymore and no more actions will be allowed on the channel like messaging, reacting, commenting, editing etc. In case, you want, you can unarchive the channel as well, by going to manage teams > channels. Team members can hoist the channel in their left rail even after archival.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 123769

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out late February 2024 (previously early February) and expect to complete by mid-March 2024 (previously mid-February).

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-March 2024 (previously mid-February) and expect to complete by early April 2024 (previously late February).

Updated April 12, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

For a paused or completed project where owners want to preserve channel content, but no longer want to keep the channel active, they can archive channels now!

Archiving channels will be available for Teams users. You, as a channel owner or administrator can archive a channel you own. By archiving the channel, it will not be available in your and channel members teams and channels list anymore and no more actions will be allowed on the channel like messaging, reacting, commenting, editing etc. In case, you want, you can unarchive the channel as well, by going to manage teams > channels. Team members can hoist the channel in their left rail even after archival.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 123769

[When this will happen:]

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out late February 2024 (previously early February) and expect to complete by mid-March 2024 (previously mid-February).

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out mid-March 2024 (previously mid-February) and expect to complete by late April 2024 (previously early April).

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MC715699 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Teams Phone Mobile support for group chats and meeting nudges Microsoft Teams Phone Mobile will now support group calls and meeting nudges when a call is answered on a native dialer.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 381428.

When this will happen:

Standard Release, GCC: We will begin rolling out early March 2024 and expect to complete by late March 2024.

Updated April 12, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Teams Phone Mobile will now support group calls and meeting nudges when a call is answered on a native dialer.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 381428.

[When this will happen:]

Worldwide, GCC: We will begin rolling out early March 2024 and expect to complete by late April 2024 (previously late March).

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MC717964 (Updated) Export functionality for External Domain Activity report in Microsoft Teams Admin Center In Microsoft Teams Admin Center (TAC), we are introducing a feature update to the export functionality for External Domain Activity reports.

Previously, this report was not exportable. Now, the report can be exported to .csv files where admins can view and manipulate the raw data so that they can show the data to other stakeholders in their organization, visualize the data, write scripts based on the data, and more.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 382642

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We expect rollout to begin and end in late March 2024.
Updated April 12, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

In Microsoft Teams Admin Center (TAC), we are introducing a feature update to the export functionality for External Domain Activity reports.

Previously, this report was not exportable. Now, the report can be exported to .csv files where admins can view and manipulate the raw data so that they can show the data to other stakeholders in their organization, visualize the data, write scripts based on the data, and more.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 382642

[When this will happen:]

Standard Release: We expect rollout to begin and end in late April 2024 (previously late March).
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MC718248 (Updated) The new Microsoft Planner app in Microsoft Teams The new Microsoft Planner is a single, unified work management experience. It brings together the simplicity of Microsoft To Do, the collaboration of Planner, the power of Microsoft Project, and the intelligence of Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 into a single, simple solution that spans from individual task management and frontline task management to enterprise and professional project management.

We are updating the existing Tasks by Planner and To Do app in Microsoft Teams to the new Microsoft Planner app, which will maintain all existing app functionality and add new options and features to help users be more productive.

Learn more about the new Microsoft Planner announced at Microsoft Ignite 2023.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID186964.

[When this will happen:]

The new app will start rolling out in late March 2024 and expect to complete by early May 2024.
Updated April 9, 2024: The Copilot integration has been delayed and we will communicate via a new Message center post when we are ready to proceed.

The new Microsoft Planner is a single, unified work management experience. It brings together the simplicity of Microsoft To Do, the collaboration of Planner, the power of Microsoft Project, and the intelligence of Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 into a single, simple solution that spans from individual task management and frontline task management to enterprise and professional project management.

We are updating the existing Tasks by Planner and To Do app in Microsoft Teams to the new Microsoft Planner app, which will maintain all existing app functionality and add new options and features to help users be more productive.

Learn more about the new Microsoft Planner announced at Microsoft Ignite 2023.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 186964.

[When this will happen:]

The new app will start rolling out in late March 2024 and expect to complete by early May 2024.

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MC729718 (Updated) Microsoft OneDrive for the web: Create with templates We're refreshing the file creation experience in OneDrive for the web. Soon, when you select the Add new button, you will have the option to create a new blank file or to choose from high-quality, beautifully designed templates in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to jumpstart your work. You’ll also be able to create new files using your company templates.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 363474.

[When this will happen:]

Note: Some users may see these features before other users within the same organization.

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out early March and expect to complete by late March 2024.

General Availability (Worldwide): We will begin rolling out late March and expect to complete by mid-April 2024.

Updated April 12, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We're refreshing the file creation experience in OneDrive for the web. Soon, when you select the Add new button, you will have the option to create a new blank file or to choose from high-quality, beautifully designed templates in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to jumpstart your work. You’ll also be able to create new files using your company templates.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 363474.

[When this will happen:]

Note: Some users may see these features before other users within the same organization.

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out early March and expect to complete by late March 2024.

General Availability (Worldwide): We will begin rolling out late March and expect to complete by early May 2024 (previously mid-April).

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MC744117 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Viva Insights leader deep-dive reports focus on customer, business operations, and agility We will be releasing two Out of Box Experience (OOBE) reports for leaders in the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams with the following themes:

New hire onboarding and integration

External focus for leaders

Note that leaders are defined as users who have been assigned the group manager role in Viva Insights and have a span of control of at least 9 licensed users.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 164211.

[When this will happen:]

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out in late March 2024 and expect to complete by mid-April 2024.
Updated April 12, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We will be releasing two Out of Box Experience (OOBE) reports for leaders in the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams with the following themes:

New hire onboarding and integration

External focus for leaders

Note that leaders are defined as users who have been assigned the group manager role in Viva Insights and have a span of control of at least 9 licensed users.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 164211.

[When this will happen:]

Worldwide:

External Focus Report: We will begin rolling out in late March 2024 and expect to complete by mid-April 2024.

New Hire Onboarding Report: We will begin rolling out in late April 2024 and expect to complete by early May 2024.
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MC761251 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Direct Media Connection cmdlet Coming soon to Microsoft Teams: Direct Media Connection is a new feature that will determine the media connection mode for meetings and 1:1 calls. We are adding a new admin control for admins to choose whether to involve a relay or media processor between meetings and 1:1 calls.

If Direct Media Connection is off, a relay or media processor will transfer the media between participants in meetings and calls. If Direct Media Connection is on, we will try not to include a relay or media processor between the participants in meetings and calls. (Infrequently, if end points are not compatible with setting up a direct connection, we use a relay or media processor.)

[When this will happen:]

General Availability (all environments): We will begin rolling out early April 2024 and expect to complete by late April 2024.
Updated April 12, 2024: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your feedback.

Coming soon to Microsoft Teams: Direct Media Connection is a new feature that will determine the media connection mode for meetings and 1:1 calls. We are adding a new admin control for admins to choose whether to involve a relay or media processor between meetings and 1:1 calls.

If Direct Media Connection is off, a relay or media processor will transfer the media between participants in meetings and calls. If Direct Media Connection is on, we will try not to include a relay or media processor between the participants in meetings and calls. (Infrequently, if end points are not compatible with setting up a direct connection, we use a relay or media processor.)

[When this will happen:]

General Availability (all environments): We will begin rolling out early April 2024 and expect to complete by late April 2024.
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MC765810 (Updated) Microsoft Whiteboard: @mentions in comments Microsoft Whiteboard will provide the ability to @mention users from within a comment.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 164888 and 164889.

[When this will happen:]

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out in early April 2024 and expect to complete by late April 2024.

Updated April 12, 2024: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Whiteboard will provide the ability to @mention users from within a comment.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 164888 and 164889.

[When this will happen:]

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out in late April 2024 (previously early April) and expect to complete by late May 2024 (previously late April).

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MC765811 (Updated) High Volume Email for Microsoft 365 Public Preview Exchange Online is designed with email sending limits that are determined by three key factors: Recipient Rate Limit, Recipient Limit, and Message Rate Limit. We’re excited to announce High Volume Email (HVE) for Microsoft 365, which caters to customers who have needs beyond these limits.

HVE uses a transactional model, where cost is based on the number of sent emails. During Public Preview, HVE is provided at no cost, and allows up to 100,000 recipients per day per customer. HVE is specifically designed for large-scale internal communications, seamlessly integrating with business applications and devices to facilitate mass mailing needs.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 382633.

[When this will happen:]

Preview: We will begin rolling out early April 2024 and expect to complete by late April 2024.

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out late September 2024 and expect to complete by early October 2024

Updated April 9, 2024: We have updated the content to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback.

Exchange Online is designed with email sending limits that are determined by three key factors: Recipient Rate Limit, Recipient Limit, and Message Rate Limit. We’re excited to announce High Volume Email (HVE) for Microsoft 365, which caters to customers who have needs beyond these limits.

HVE uses a transactional model, where cost is based on the number of sent emails. During Public Preview, HVE is provided at no cost, and allows up to 100,000 recipients per day per customer. HVE is specifically designed for large-scale internal communications, seamlessly integrating with business applications and devices to facilitate mass mailing needs.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 382633.

[When this will happen:]

Preview: We will begin rolling out early April 2024 and expect to complete by late April 2024.

Worldwide: We will begin rolling out late September 2024 and expect to complete by early October 2024

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MC MessageTagNames changes

MC ID MC Title Old Value New Value MC Action required by
MC542767 (Updated) SharePoint 2013 workflow retirement User impact, Admin impact, Retirement Updated message, User impact, Admin impact, Retirement N/A
MC693863 (Updated) Azure ACS retirement in Microsoft 365 User impact, Admin impact, Retirement Updated message, User impact, Admin impact, Retirement N/A
MC693865 (Updated) SharePoint Add-In retirement in Microsoft 365 User impact, Admin impact, Retirement Updated message, User impact, Admin impact, Retirement N/A
MC715699 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Teams Phone Mobile support for group chats and meeting nudges New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC717964 (Updated) Export functionality for External Domain Activity report in Microsoft Teams Admin Center Feature update, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, Admin impact N/A
MC718248 (Updated) The new Microsoft Planner app in Microsoft Teams Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC729718 (Updated) Microsoft OneDrive for the web: Create with templates New feature, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, New feature, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC744117 (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Viva Insights leader deep-dive reports focus on customer, business operations, and agility Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC761251 (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Direct Media Connection cmdlet Feature update, User impact, Admin impact Updated message, Feature update, User impact, Admin impact N/A
MC765810 (Updated) Microsoft Whiteboard: @mentions in comments New feature, User impact Updated message, New feature, User impact N/A
MC765811 (Updated) High Volume Email for Microsoft 365 Public Preview 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
MC424414 (Updated) Non-Native and Hybrid Microsoft Viva Engage (formerly Yammer) Networks are being upgraded If you would like to self-initiate your migration:

There is a step-by-step guide to Native Mode migration available. You can run an alignment report that will identify gaps in your current network alignment with Native Mode. It is critical that you back up your network’s data and communicate the migration to your users prior to running the Alignment Tool mentioned in the guide, as some data may be deleted during the process.

If you would like Microsoft to initiate your migration:

You are not required to take any action. You can run an alignment report that will identify gaps in your current network alignment with Native Mode. It is strongly recommended that you back up your data and communicate the migration to your users prior to your scheduled migration start date. If your alignment report reveals any blockers to migration, you can log an exception with support.

If you need to postpone or schedule your migration around blackout dates:

Contact Microsoft 365 support to log an exception.

Please click Additional Information to learn more.

https://docs.microsoft.com/yammer/configure-your-yammer-network/native-mode-step-by-step-guide

https://docs.microsoft.com/yammer/get-started-with-yammer/azure-ad-b2b-guests-yammer

https://docs.microsoft.com/yammer/manage-yammer-users/manage-yammer-licenses-in-office-365

https://docs.microsoft.com/yammer/manage-yammer-users/turn-off-user-access
If you would like to self-initiate your migration:

There is a step-by-step guide to Native Mode migration available. You can run an alignment report that will identify gaps in your current network alignment with Native Mode. It is critical that you back up your network’s data and communicate the migration to your users prior to running the Alignment Tool mentioned in the guide, as some data may be deleted during the process.

If you would like Microsoft to initiate your migration:

You are not required to take any action. You can run an alignment report that will identify gaps in your current network alignment with Native Mode. It is strongly recommended that you back up your data and communicate the migration to your users prior to your scheduled migration start date. If your alignment report reveals any blockers to migration, you can log an exception with support.

If you need to postpone or schedule your migration around blackout dates:

Contact Microsoft 365 support to log an exception.

Please click Additional Information to learn more.

https://docs.microsoft.com/yammer/configure-your-yammer-network/native-mode-step-by-step-guide

https://docs.microsoft.com/yammer/get-started-with-yammer/azure-ad-b2b-guests-yammer

https://learn.microsoft.com/viva/engage/manage-engage-licenses-microsoft-365

https://learn.microsoft.com/viva/engage/manage-viva-engage-users/add-block-or-remove-users
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