Weekly digest: Microsoft service updates

Microsoft
Message center announcements,
July 12-18, 2021
COMPUTERS N’ STUFF
Major updates

sharepoint_96x1.png Content type sync enhancements and site gallery
MC271079 | July 17 – Following the release of the modern experience to manage SharePoint enterprise content types, this release will update the experience to manage site content types as well. This update includes a new sync mechanism for content types that moves from a “push everywhere” model to a “pull as needed” model, making it faster and more reliable. Once Standard Release rollout is complete, the gradual phasing out (retirement) of the old sync mechanism for content types will take place through…
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sharepoint_96x1.png Content type sync enhancements and site gallery
MC271077 | July 17 – Following the release of the modern experience to manage SharePoint enterprise content types, this release will update the experience to manage site content types as well. This update includes a new sync mechanism for content types that moves from a “push everywhere” model to a “pull as needed” model, making it faster and more reliable. Once Standard Release rollout is complete, the gradual phasing out (retirement) of the old sync mechanism for content types will take place through…
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sharepoint_96x1.png Content type sync enhancements and site gallery
MC271076 | July 17 – Following the release of the modern experience to manage SharePoint enterprise content types, this release will update the experience to manage site content types as well. This update includes a new sync mechanism for content types that moves from a “push everywhere” model to a “pull as needed” model, making it faster and more reliable. Once Standard Release rollout is complete, the gradual phasing out (retirement) of the old sync mechanism for content types will take place through…
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sharepoint_96x1.png Content type sync enhancements and site gallery
MC271074 | July 17 – Following the release of the modern experience to manage SharePoint enterprise content types, this release will update the experience to manage site content types as well. This update includes a new sync mechanism for content types that moves from a “push everywhere” model to a “pull as needed” model, making it faster and more reliable. Once Standard Release rollout is complete, the gradual phasing out (retirement) of the old sync mechanism for content types will take place through…
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onedrive_96x1.png OneDrive sync client will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2
Act by: August 20
MC271072 | July 17 – The OneDrive team is committed to bringing you the best, most secure experience possible across your devices. As such, we are ending support for the OneDrive Desktop application (sync client) on Windows Server 2008 R2 and focusing our resources on new technologies and supported operating systems.Note: Extended support for Windows Server 2008 R2 ended in January 2020.If you are not using the OneDrive sync client with Windows Server 2008 R2 you can safely ignore this message.
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sharepoint_96x1.png Content type sync enhancements and site gallery
MC271073 | July 17 – Following the release of the modern experience to manage SharePoint enterprise content types, this release will update the experience to manage site content types as well. This update includes a new sync mechanism for content types that moves from a “push everywhere” model to a “pull as needed” model, making it faster and more reliable. Once Standard Release rollout is complete, the gradual phasing out (retirement) of the old sync mechanism for content types will take place through…
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onedrive_96x1.png OneDrive sync client will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2
Act by: August 20
MC271071 | July 17 – The OneDrive team is committed to bringing you the best, most secure experience possible across your devices. As such, we are ending support for the OneDrive Desktop application (sync client) on Windows Server 2008 R2 and focusing our resources on new technologies and supported operating systems.Note: Extended support for Windows Server 2008 R2 ended in January 2020.If you are not using the OneDrive sync client with Windows Server 2008 R2 you can safely ignore this message.
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onedrive_96x1.png OneDrive sync client will no longer be supported on Windows Server 2008 R2
Act by: August 20
MC271070 | July 17 – The OneDrive team is committed to bringing you the best, most secure experience possible across your devices. As such, we are ending support for the OneDrive Desktop application (sync client) on Windows Server 2008 R2 and focusing our resources on new technologies and supported operating systems.Note: Extended support for Windows Server 2008 R2 ended in January 2020.If you are not using the OneDrive sync client with Windows Server 2008 R2 you can safely ignore this message.
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office_96x1.png We’re updating the Hybrid federated search
Act by: October 1
MC270671 | July 16 – We’re making some changes to the Hybrid federated search. As part of search modernization in Microsoft 365 we’re updating the infrastructure used by SharePoint Server’s Hybrid federated search. As part of the process, customers who are using the Hybrid federated search with hybrid SharePoint deployments will need to update their configuration to continue using hybrid search with SharePoint Server and SharePoint Online.If you are not actively using or have implemented the Hybrid federated search…
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teams_96x1.png Releasing Fluid live components in Teams chat
MC270177 | July 14 – Co-authoring content in Teams just got easier. Now you can send a chat message containing a live component that can be edited inline—in real time—by everyone in the chat.
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Additional updates

sharepoint_96x1.png SharePoint News Boost
MC271075 | July 17 – This new feature will allow you to prioritize important news and announcements at the top of news feeds across Microsoft 365. Additionally, you can even prioritize visibility of a news article for a set time that you can control. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70810.
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office_96x1.png Plan for Change: Update to email profiles deployed with Basic Mobility and Security
MC271044 | July 17 – Previously mentioned in MC248393, Exchange Online announced that it would be ending support for Basic Authentication. You can learn more here. As mentioned in MC259296, in response to this change, we will be updating all email profiles deployed with Basic Mobility and Security to switch from Basic Authentication to Modern Authentication on August 12, 2021.
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yammer_96x1.png Yammer: Community Header in Yammer Embed Feed
MC270670 | July 16 – Previously, embedded community feeds did not surface the community name, description, or ability to join. In an effort to give users more context and ability to engage deeper with the feeds, we are adding the community name, description, and ability to join/leave at the top of the community feeds by default. When clicked, the community name will take users to the community page in Yammer. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84955
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skype_96x1.png Reminder: Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021
Act by: July 31
MC270667 | July 16 – Note: If your organization has already transitioned from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams, please disregard this message. Originally announced in MC219641 (July ’20), as Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Microsoft 365, this is a reminder the Skype for Business Online service will retire July 31, 2021.
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office_96x1.png Dynamics 365 and Industry Solutions and Power Platform 2021 release wave 2 plans available now!
MC270123 | July 14 – Today, we published the 2021 release wave 2 plans for Dynamics 365 and Industry Solutions and Microsoft Power Platform which is a compilation of new capabilities that will be released between October 2021 through March 2022. The new features and enhancements provide you with significant capabilities to help transform your business using our applications. We’ve done this work to help you—our partners, customers, and users—drive the digital transformation of your business on your terms. Get ready…
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office_96x1.png (Reminder) Adjusting Version Retention for Outlook Data Files (PST File Type) on One Drive and SharePoint Online
Act by: August 13
MC268960 | July 13 – As communicated in MC256835 (May, 2021), starting August 16th 2021 the service will start retaining 30 days worth of versions for any PST files stored OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online team site document libraries. This change will prevent cases of previous versions of PST files from quickly consuming available storage. The change will only impact previous versions of PST files stored in your document library storage.As best practice PST files should not be uploaded on OneDrive for…
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teams_96x1.png New default settings when opening Office files
MC268957 | July 13 – This new feature allows users to set a default of browser, desktop or Teams when opening Office files (Word, Excel, and Power Point) that are shared in Teams. The desktop setting can be selected if the user has Office version 16 or newer installed and activated. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82662.
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sharepoint_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates
MC267581 | July 13 – Updated July 13, 2021: We have updated the external resources below for additional detail. Thank you for your patience. This new feature will support the addition of custom list templates from your organization alongside the ready-made templates Microsoft provides to make it easy to get started tracking and managing information.
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Request/Release workflow for quarantined messages
MC244732 | July 13 – Updated July 13, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. With this new quarantine policy, tenant admins will be able to configure end user access to messages quarantined by the Exchange Online Protection (EOP) anti-spam, Microsoft defender for office 365 (MDO) anti-phishing, anti-malware and Microsoft defender for office 365 (MDO) safe attachment policies. End users will also now have a process to request message release. This message is associated with…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Customization of quarantine notification
MC244733 | July 13 – Updated July 13, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are making it possible for you to customize quarantine notifications with your organization logo, custom display name, and a custom disclaimer. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64781
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office_96x1.png Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels
MC268907 | July 13 – We’ve released updates to the following update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps: Current Channel Monthly Enterprise Channel Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel
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office_96x1.png Microsoft Teams: Present from PowerPoint to Teams with Microsoft 365 Apps for Business license
MC268724 | July 13 – The capability of presenting your slides directly from the PowerPoint desktop apps to a meeting via PowerPoint Live in Teams is now extended to the Microsoft 365 Apps for Business license. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83640
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teams_96x1.png Real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) Streaming Support to Custom Endpoints
MC268726 | July 12 – Microsoft Teams will support the ability for your users to stream their Teams meetings and webinars to large audiences through real-time messaging protocol (RTMP) including endpoints outside your organization.This feature will rollout on desktop and Mac. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83562.
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office_96x1.png Suggested Replies support for new languages
MC268723 | July 12 – Suggested replies support for Outlook on the web, Outlook mobile extended to Arabic, Hebrew, Hungarian, Korean, and Russian.This will rollout on web, and mobile.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82090.
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Immersive Reader is now available in OneDrive and SharePoint for documents
MC255538 | July 12 – Updated July 12, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This new feature release will allow users to launch Word Documents and text files into Immersive Reader from OneDrive. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81954.
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Message Center Major Change Update Notification

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Releasing Fluid live components in Teams chat
MC270177 · COMPUTERS N’ STUFF
Co-authoring content in Teams just got easier. Now you can send a chat message containing a live component that can be edited inline—in real time—by everyone in the chat.

Key points

  • Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 82779
  • Timing:
    • Standard: we will begin rolling this out in mid-August and expect to complete rollout late August.
    • GCC: we will begin rolling this out in early September and expect to complete rollout late September.
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Control type: user control
  • Action: review and assess

How this will affect your organization:

Fluid components in Teams chat allow end users to send a message with a table, action items, or a list that can be co-authored and edited by everyone in line and in the future will be shareable across Office applications like Outlook. Users will be able to quickly align across teams, and get work done efficiently by copy and pasting components across Teams chats.

With Fluid components users can ideate, create, and decide together, while holding fewer meetings and minimizing the need for long chat threads.

Live components in Teams chat

Steps on Desktop:

  1. Go to the box where you type a chat message and click on Insert live components right beneath the box.
  2. Select the type of component you want to insert into your message. (Make sure the box is empty—with no other text in it—when you do this.)
  3. Enter content into the component. Change permissions if needed.
  4. When ready, send your message.

Steps on Mobile:

  1. Tap Compose options in the + menu , then tap Components , and select the type of component you want.
  2. Enter content, and when ready, tap Send.

To co-edit a live component with other chat members:

  1. Simply click inside the component and start typing.
  2. See others editing with you in real time.

What you need to do to prepare:

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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Weekly digest: Microsoft service updates

Microsoft
Message center announcements,
July 5-11, 2021
COMPUTERS N’ STUFF
Major updates

sharepoint_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Lists: Sync your lists for improved performance and offline access
MC261538 | July 9 – Updated July 09, 2021: We have updated the content below to provide additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback. Lists sync lets you work on your lists offline, improves performance on all kinds of networks, and helps alleviate list throttling. Common operations on lists, such as changing list views, sorting, filtering, and grouping will happen locally and finish quickly even on very large lists. All of these operations will continue to work when you are offline or lose your Internet…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Teams: Profile menu update, relocating profile menu links to a new menu in the title bar
MC254084 | July 9 – Updated July 09, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. The Me Menu updates were originally announced in MC228368 (Dec ’20). To ensure the feature was ready, the rollout was delayed and we are now ready to proceed.Access to Settings, Zoom Controls, Keyboard Shortcuts, About, and Check for Updates is moving from the Me Menu to a new menu in the title bar. The Me Menu will be focused on account management, where users can switch to another account or tenant…
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office_96x1.png Microsoft 365 profile update: Add topics to user profiles
MC267952 | July 8 – We’re adding new features to the profile card in Microsoft 365 and beginning in early August. Users in your organization will be able to add topics directly to their profile card in Microsoft 365 apps and services or through Office Delve. Topics are terms that individuals can add to their profile through their profile card or Office Delve.Users can add topics to their profile to make it easier for people to learn more about them.Topics can be skills, projects, and even hobbies.When others…
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teams_96x1.png Teams Call Quality Dashboard – Dimension Name Change
Act by: August 9
MC267951 | July 8 – We’re making a change to Microsoft Teams Call Quality Dashboard (CQD).On August 9, 2021, we’re renaming the Meeting Scenario dimension to Scheduling Source App. This is to better improve the user experience when creating custom queries by ensuring dimension names are easier to understand and will accommodate third-party applications in Microsoft Teams.
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admin_96x1.png (Updated) Feature Update: Modern comments in Word (Mac)
MC240613 | July 8 – Updated July 08, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We’re rolling out a new comments experience in Word with improved keyboard shortcuts as well as improved @mentions and notifications. This experience unifies how comments work across Word, Excel, and PPT.
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Teams Guest Access Setting Behavior Update
Act by: July 31
MC264095 | July 7 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the content below to provide clarity. Thank you for your feedback. We’re making some changes to Guest Access in Microsoft Teams settings. Currently, Microsoft Teams prevents guest collaboration in the guest tenant once the Allow Guest Access in Teams setting is set to OFF in the M365 Admin Center.
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Outlook Extension for Edge recommendation
Act by: July 30
MC264090 | July 7 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the content below to provide additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback. This new release will enable some Windows 10 users, who are using Outlook on the web or Outlook for Windows, to see a clickable recommendation to visit the browser extension page for Outlook in Edge where they can choose to install the extension. This notification will be displayed in any Windows browser (i.e., Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) and in Outlook for…
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Additional updates

teams_96x1.png Meeting Join Custom Branding
MC268191 | July 9 – This new release of meeting Join Custom Branding will allow tenant admins to upload their company logo to the Teams admin portal so it appears on the meeting pre-join and lobby screens for meetings organized by members of their tenant. The logo will be seen by users joining on desktop, web, and mobile. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 79957.
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onedrive_96x1.png (Updated) OneDrive sync client update available for Mac
MC249623 | July 9 – Updated July 09, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are making updates available for the OneDrive sync app on Mac. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70693.
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office_96x1.png New Microsoft Defender for Endpoint recommendations in Microsoft Secure Score
MC267954 | July 8 – We are adding twenty four recommendations for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is an enterprise endpoint security platform designed to help enterprise networks prevent, detect, investigate, and respond to advanced threats.
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office_96x1.png New Microsoft Teams recommendations in Microsoft Secure Score
MC267953 | July 8 – We are adding five new security recommendations for Microsoft Teams.
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admin_96x1.png (Updated) Announcing redirect of compliance solutions from legacy SCC portal to M365 compliance center
MC244886 | July 8 – Updated July 08, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below and revised the content for clarity. Thank you for your patience. The Microsoft 365 compliance centerprovides easy access to the data and tools you need to manage your organization’s compliance needs. It is the recommended portal for compliance solutions. We will soon begin redirecting users from the legacy Security & Compliance Center (SCC) portal to the Microsoft 365 compliance center for the following solutions: Audit log,…
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admin_96x1.png (Updated) Briefing Email Language Expansion (FR, DE, IT, PT)
MC259743 | July 8 – Updated July 08, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. The Briefing email from Cortana helps users start their day on track by surfacing information to prepare for upcoming meetings, follow up on outstanding tasks as well as protect time for independent work. Currently, the Briefing email is available for Microsoft 365 Enterprise users with Exchange Online mailboxes in English and Spanish. We are expanding to support Exchange Online mailboxes in French,…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Mac Native Notifications
MC258023 | July 8 – Updated July 08, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Note: if your organization does not use Mac OS you can safely disregard this message. With this update, your users will be able to choose their preferred means of Teams notifications delivery, either via the Teams built-in notification system or via MacMinimum Requirements :1. Client Build Version should be 1.4.00.126632. Mac OS – 10.15 This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID…
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exchange_96x1.png Microsoft Exchange Online – Configuration Change for online meetings by default
MC267584 | July 8 – Whether you’re working from home or meeting with people in other locations, we will be making a change so that all meetings created in Outlook will automatically be online to allow everyone to attend. This will rollout on desktop, web, mobile and Mac.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81995.
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sharepoint_96x1.png Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates
MC267581 | July 8 – This new feature will support the addition of custom list templates from your organization alongside the ready-made templates Microsoft provides to make it easy to get started tracking and managing information.
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teams_96x1.png Support for PSTN users to raise hand in meetings and for meeting organizers to manage PSTN audio capabilities.
MC267575 | July 8 – Presenters and Organizers can now prevent public switched telephone network (PSTN) participants from unmuting. This change also allows PSTN participants to request to speak by raising their hand in a meeting via dial-pad command (press *5). This is rolling out on desktop, web and mobile.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80262.
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office_96x1.png Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Creating allows in the Tenant Allow/Block List
MC267137 | July 7 – We understand that, from time to time, you might disagree with an Exchange Online Protection (EOP) filtering verdict. With this update, you will be able to override filtering verdicts using the Tenant Allow/Block List (TABL) in the Defender portal while your submission is being reviewed.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70591
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teams_96x1.png Music Mode for Teams
MC267133 | July 7 – This new feature release can be used to transmit high fidelity music. Users will be able to conduct online music lessons, transmit music performances, or other non-speech content.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83520
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dynamics_96x1.png Migrating admin experiences to the Power Platform admin center
MC267095 | July 6 – As part of our effort to improve the overall experience for admin operations, we are migrating all admin operations from the Dynamics 365 CE admin center to the Power Platform admin center beginning in August. Today, on the Power Platform admin center you can already manage and configure your Dynamics 365 instances, manage capacity, monitor usage and perform other admin operations, as well as submit and monitor support tickets submitted to Microsoft. When will this change take effect? We will…
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Message Center Major Change Update Notification

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Microsoft 365 profile update: Add topics to user profiles
MC267952 · COMPUTERS N’ STUFF
We’re adding new features to the profile card in Microsoft 365 and beginning in early August. Users in your organization will be able to add topics directly to their profile card in Microsoft 365 apps and services or through Office Delve.

  • Topics are terms that individuals can add to their profile through their profile card or Office Delve.
  • Users can add topics to their profile to make it easier for people to learn more about them.
  • Topics can be skills, projects, and even hobbies.
  • When others search for a term that matches a topic on their profile, their name and profile picture may show up in search results across Microsoft apps.

Key points

  • Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82081
  • Timing: We will begin rolling this feature out in early August and expect to complete rollout in mid-October 2021.
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Control type: user control / admin control
  • Action: review and assess

How this will affect your organization:

Users in your organization will be able to add topics to their profiles by either updating their information in the profile card in Microsoft 365 apps and services or Office Delve.

  • Topics added will be available to view for users under “Ask me about” in the Microsoft 365 profile card and under “Skills and expertise” in Office Delve.

Note: If you have a closed term set up for “Responsibilities”, please see below.

What you need to do to prepare:

If you have a closed term set up for “Responsibilities”, also known as topics, please note that the setting of that term set does not apply to topics shown on profile cards in Microsoft 365 apps and services and is limited to Office Delve. Users will be able to add topics on their profile cards in Microsoft 365 apps and services without restriction even where you have a closed term set up for “Responsibilities”.

To disable topics on profile cards in Microsoft 365 apps and services where you have a closed term set up for “Responsibilities”, please contact Microsoft support at LPCTopicsOptOut with your request and tenant Id. LPCTopicsOptOut

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Teams Call Quality Dashboard – Dimension Name Change
MC267951 · COMPUTERS N’ STUFF
We’re making a change to Microsoft Teams Call Quality Dashboard (CQD).

On August 9, 2021, we’re renaming the Meeting Scenario dimension to Scheduling Source App. This is to better improve the user experience when creating custom queries by ensuring dimension names are easier to understand and will accommodate third-party applications in Microsoft Teams.

Key points

  • Timing: Update will happen on August 9, 2021
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Control type: admin control
  • Action: review, assess and use the Scheduling Source App dimension on or after August 9, 2021

How this will affect your organization:

You are receiving this message because this change will impact all tenants using Call Quality Dashboard where the Meeting Scenario field is available.

Administrators will need to use theScheduling Source App dimension instead of Meeting Scenario when this change is implemented. Any Custom Call Quality Dashboard reports or CQD Power BI reports that you may have created that use this dimension will need to be updated with the new dimension name on or after August 9, 2021. If this is not done, custom reports using the field will not deliver the expected results until the dimension or filter using it is changed to the new name.

What you need to do to prepare:

Review and assess your custom CQD Power BI reports and when this change takes effect on August 9, 2021, you will need to update/change any custom Call Quality Dashboard or CQD Power BI reports you may have created that use the Meeting Scenario dimension with the new dimension name, Scheduling Source App.

If you have not created any custom reports using the Meeting Scenario dimension, no action is required.

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Weekly digest: Microsoft service updates

Microsoft
Message center announcements,
June 28-July 4, 2021
COMPUTERS N’ STUFF
Major updates

office_96x1.png Retirement of Discover slab from old Outlook iOS versions
Act by: August 5
MC266484 | July 2 – On August 5, 2021, the Recommended slab will be retired from old versions of Outlook iOS. When the change takes effect, the Recommended slab will silently disappear from the search view in Outlook iOS versions older than 4.31.0.Note: If your organization does not use iOS, you can safely ignore this message.
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exchange_96x1.png New outbound relay pool
MC266466 | July 2 – We’re making some changes to harden the configuration for relaying or forwarding email through Office 365. Starting July 27, 2021, we are updating special relay pools, a separate IP address pool that is used for relayed or forwarded mails that are sent from domains that are not a part of accepted domains in your tenant. Only messages that are sent from domains that are not accepted domains in your tenant are impacted by this change.
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exchange_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Extending Secure by Default for Exchange Transport Rules (ETRs)
MC265759 | July 2 – Updated July 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Microsoft believes it’s critical to keep our customers secure by default. We have determined that legacy overrides tend to be too broad and cause more harm than good. As a security service, we believe it’s imperative that we act on your behalf to prevent your users from being compromised. This means these legacy overrides will no longer be honored for email messages we believe are malicious. We…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Outlook Extension for Edge recommendation
Act by: July 30
MC264090 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the content below to provide additional clarity. Thank you for your feedback. This new release will enable some Windows 10 users, who are using Outlook on the web or Outlook for Windows, to see a clickable recommendation to visit the browser extension page for Outlook in Edge where they can choose to install the extension. This notification will be displayed in any Windows browser (i.e., Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) and in Outlook for…
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exchange_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Introducing Advanced Delivery for Phishing Simulations and SecOps Mailboxes
Act by: August 24
MC256473 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are introducing a new capability, Advanced Delivery, for the configuration of third-party phishing simulation campaigns and delivery of messages to security operations (SecOps) mailboxes. Admins will now be able to explicitly configure for the following scenarios and ensure messages configured as part of these scenarios are handled correctly across product experiences:Third-Party Phish simulation…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Connector results in All tab in SharePoint, Office.com and MSB
MC253495 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. With Graph connectors result clusters, enterprises can search for content from third party connector data sources in their default view, the All tab, in SharePoint, Office.com, and Microsoft Search in Bing. The results shown in a result cluster are grouped together based on the search vertical configuration.
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Teams Guest Access Setting Behavior Update
Act by: July 31
MC264095 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the content below to provide clarity. Thank you for your feedback. We’re making some changes to Guest Access in Microsoft Teams settings. Currently, Microsoft Teams prevents guest collaboration in the guest tenant once the Allow Guest Access in Teams setting is set to OFF in the M365 Admin Center.
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists
MC248201 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are excited to announce the arrival of a new guided authoring experience in Lists that will make it easy to quickly create business intelligence reports in Power BI using your list schema and data.
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skype_96x1.png Reminder: Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021
Act by: July 31
MC266078 | July 1 – Note: If your organization has already transitioned from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams, please disregard this message. Originally announced in MC219641 (July ’20), as Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Microsoft 365, this is a reminder the Skype for Business Online service will retire July 31, 2021.
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Introducing Designer in Word
MC223444 | June 30 – Updated June 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We’re introducing Designer in Word for the web, a feature which offers formatting consistency and style variety for every document.
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Additional updates

office_96x1.png In Development for Microsoft Intune is now available
MC266488 | July 2 – The “In development for Microsoft Intune” page in our documentation has been updated.
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office_96x1.png Plan for Change: Intune APP/MAM moving to support Android 9 and higher
MC266487 | July 2 – With the upcoming release of Android 12, Intune app protection policies (APP, also known as MAM) for Android will be moving to support Android 9 (Pie) and higher by October 1st, 2021. This change is to align with Office mobile apps for Android support of the last four major versions of Android.
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sharepoint_96x1.png Introducing the modernized SharePoint Store in SharePoint Online
MC266464 | July 2 – The SharePoint Store has been updated to a new modern experience that includes a streamlined acquisition flow for third-party apps. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82031
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teams_96x1.png Microsoft Teams: Require app protection policy conditional access grant
MC266463 | July 2 – This release of app protection policy based Conditional Access in Microsoft Teams will help protect your organizational data on devices your employees use by ensuring that only users with Intune app protection policy can access Microsoft 365 services from Teams.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87773
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Teams: Create tasks from Teams chats or channel posts
MC250796 | July 2 – Updated July 02, 2021: This feature has rolled out to Standard tenants. We are delaying the rollout to GCC tenants and will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience. This new feature will allow users to create Tasks from Teams chats or channel posts and enable them to identify tasks that arise naturally in Teams conversations while ensuring important work isn’t overlooked. This will rollout on Microsoft Teams desktop and mobile. This message is…
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sharepoint_96x1.png (Updated) Sharing Links for Microsoft Lists is now available!
MC256837 | July 2 – Updated July 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This release will allow users to now share Microsoft Lists using the same sharing links that they have been using for files and folders. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81965
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Live Transcription
MC260564 | July 2 – Updated July 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This feature update of Live transcription with speaker attribution in Microsoft Teams meetings is a written record of the conversations available during and after the meeting and will provide another way to both follow and review meeting conversations. This feature release will roll out on Teams desktop.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82029.
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onedrive_96x1.png (Updated) OneDrive sync client update available for Mac
MC249623 | July 2 – Updated July 02, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are making updates available for the OneDrive sync app on Mac. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70693.
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office_96x1.png SharePoint Syntex site template for model evaluation
MC266261 | July 1 – You will be able to create a limited preview Syntex content center to evaluate the model training capabilities of this product add-on with your own content. The content center is a site template used for the creation, training, and management of Syntex document understanding models. These models can be trained to classify content and extract information from them. Please note: the models need to be applied to a document library to run against uploaded files. This preview only allows for the…
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teams_96x1.png Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams on VDI – Citrix Users
MC266255 | July 1 – Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams will soon be available for users on Citrix VDI.Note: If your organization is not using Citrix VDI you can disregard this message.
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office_96x1.png Plan for Change: Basic Mobility and Security ending support for automatic enrollment from Azure AD registration
MC266239 | July 1 – As mentioned in MC253593, Azure AD’s “MDM user scope” feature, instructs Azure AD to automatically MDM enroll every PC when the user adds their work or school account to Windows (e.g. for SSO to Office apps). This feature, configured on the Microsoft Intune mobility app, works to enroll to Intune or Basic Mobility and Security based on which has been configured as the tenant’s MDM authority, “Intune” or “Office365” respectively. If automatic enrollment is enabled in Azure AD and the tenant was…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Roaming bandwidth control
MC258623 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Roaming bandwidth control is a new capability that allows admins to set dynamic bandwidth policies which are based upon the geographic location of users’ Teams clients. This allows admins to set more limited bandwidth controls for when users travel to remote or bandwidth constrained locations, and then relax limitations when they travel to a location with higher bandwidth capacity. Initially two…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Stream (built on SharePoint): Updated Web player for video
MC261352 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. The web player for audio & video files that are stored in OneDrive and SharePoint (including when those files are embedded in Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint web parts) is being updated with a new user look and feel and adheres to greater levels of accessibility for keyboard navigation and screen readers. Please see Play video & audio files on Microsoft 365 – SharePoint for more details. This message…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Customize the properties for the Yammer Communities app in Teams
MC257689 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. The Microsoft Teams admin will soon be able to customize the following properties for the Yammer Communities app in Teams within their tenant: App name App description App icons Accent color This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82243
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Rich Yammer link previews in Teams chats
MC258425 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. With this change, when inserting a link of a Yammer conversation in a public community from their canonical (home) network, users with the Yammer Communities app for Microsoft Teams installed will now get a rich preview directly in Teams. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82243
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Organizers can lock meetings
MC251564 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Within the desktop app in-meeting experience, organizers can choose to lock their meetings to prevent subsequent unwanted join attempts.Users attempting to join a locked meeting by any means (e.g. from web, desktop, mobile, PSTN, and devices) will not be able to do so. There will be a message to say that the meeting is locked. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80669
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exchange_96x1.png (Updated) The new Exchange admin center general availability
MC252053 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. The new Exchange Admin Center (EAC) is a modern and a performant admin portal. This new portal has most of the functionality available in the classic EAC portal along with a lot of new features like tenant-to-tenant migration, automated G-Suite migration, and more. It also features a personalized dashboard with reports and insights that are designed to increase productivity. This message is…
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exchange_96x1.png (Updated) Outlook on the Web: New calendar board view
MC248428 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This coming calendar board release will bring a new view to the calendar in Outlook on the web. In addition to the current views, users will soon be able to select a board view which will provide an expanded view where they can manage workloads like calendar, tasks, goals, flagged emails, and files. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70746.
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Office App for Desktop Improvements
MC252056 | July 1 – Updated July 01, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. The new version of the Office App for Windows has improved performance, reliability, and includes the ability to open multiple instances of the app. This update is specifically for the Office app on Windows and does not impact individual applications within the Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc). This update contains an update to the app header, and users can now open more than one app…
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sharepoint_96x1.png SharePoint Collapsible Sections
MC266077 | July 1 – This new feature will allow users to create rich, information-dense SharePoint pages. As part of this release, we will enable the page author to configure sections within the SharePoint page to be able to expand, collapse and set the default page-load state for the section.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67147.
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office_96x1.png Reminder: Microsoft Graph privacy controls to fully replace the classic Office Delve control in July
Act by: July 1
MC266073 | July 1 – Starting July 1, 2021: Microsoft Graph will no longer consider the Office Delve privacy settings as part of the Item Insights controls.The transition period for Office Delve and Item Insights privacy settings ends July 1, as stated previously (MC251870 April 2021). After July 1st, Microsoft Graph will no longer consider the Office Delve privacy settings as part of the Item Insights controls. After this change, all experiences in Microsoft 365 that are powered by Item Insights are controllable…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) “Tasks by Planner and To Do” app name to be shortened to “Tasks” within Teams
MC250528 | June 30 – Updated June 30, 2021: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We will deliver a new Message center post once we re-start the rollout. Thank you for your patience. Reminder: Last year we announced the public preview of Tasks in Teams. At the same time, we also announced the planned three-stage naming sequence for how the app name would appear in Teams. This update reflects the final stage where we shorten…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) New Outlook for Mac Preview becomes the default experience in the Preview Channel
MC255072 | June 30 – Updated June 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. With usage growing daily in our preview experience, we are rolling out Outlook for Mac to Preview Channel as the default experience for any user who has never tried the new experience. The default-on Outlook toggle provides access to enhanced performance and user experience across Mail, Calendar, People, and Search.We announced the toggle in July, 2020 (MC219576).Note: If your organization does not…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) PowerPoint Live in Teams: Slide Translation
MC245302 | June 30 – Updated June 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Note: We will not be moving forward with this feature in the DoD environment at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. This new slide translation feature in Microsoft Teams (desktop) will enable all meeting attendees to translate presentation content, presented via PowerPoint Live in a Teams meeting, into a language of their choice while in private view. This…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Meeting Reactions in Teams Meetings
MC230680 | June 30 – Updated June 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. The Meeting Reactions feature allows users to react to participants during a meeting. Reactions will be available on Teams Desktop and Teams Mobile apps.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs65946and 68905.
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Teams desktop app for Mac: Include computer sound in a meeting
MC235180 | June 30 – Updated June 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. TheMicrosoft Teams desktop app for MacOSwill soon allow users include their computer’s sound when sharing either their desktop or a window in a meeting.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67168 and 67169.
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Teams: Transfer calls between devices
MC242825 | June 30 – Updated June 30, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This new Teams release will expand support and allow calling participants to transfer an ongoing VoIP, PSTN or Group call between Teams devices. Users will be able to transfer a call from one device to another or even add a second device to the same call. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68776.
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teams_96x1.png Speed Dial on Mobile devices
MC265766 | June 30 – Speed Dial is coming to iOS and Android and users can now get into a call with their preferred contacts with greater efficiency than before. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82960.
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MC265449 | June 28 – Call Health Panel now provides Teams end-users functionality that helps identify issues during a Teams meeting or a VOIP call. This empowers end-user with the diagnostics to investigate audio, video, content sharing or network related issues. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70777
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Message Center Major Change Update Notification

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New outbound relay pool
MC266466 · COMPUTERS N’ STUFF
We’re making some changes to harden the configuration for relaying or forwarding email through Office 365.

Starting July 27, 2021, we are updating special relay pools, a separate IP address pool that is used for relayed or forwarded mails that are sent from domains that are not a part of accepted domains in your tenant. Only messages that are sent from domains that are not accepted domains in your tenant are impacted by this change.

How this will affect your organization:

When this change is implemented, messages that do not meet the below criteria will route through the Relay Pool and the messages might potentially end up in recipient junk folder.

  1. Outbound sender domain is an accepted domain of the tenant.
  2. SPF passes when the message comes to M365.
  3. DKIM on the sender domain passes when the message comes to M365.

All messages that meet the above criteria will not be relayed through the Relay Pool. For relayed messages, we will skip SRS rewrite.

What you can do to prepare:

When this change takes effect, you can tell a message was sent via the Relay Pool by looking at the outbound server IP (all Relay Pool IPs will be in the 40.95.0.0/16 range), or by looking at the outbound server name (will have “rly” in the name).

For the messages to go through the regular pool you will need to make sure when a message arrives to Microsoft Office 365, SPF or DKIM passes, or sender domain of the outbound message matches an accepted domain of your tenant

For DKIM to work, make sure you enable DKIM for sending domain for example fabrikam.com is part of contoso.com accepted domains, if the sending address is [email protected], the DKIM needs to be enabled for fabrikam.com. you can read on how to enable DKIM here.

To add custom domains follow the steps outlined here.

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Reminder: Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021
MC266078 · COMPUTERS N’ STUFF
Note: If your organization has already transitioned from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams, please disregard this message.

Originally announced in MC219641 (July ’20), as Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Microsoft 365, this is a reminder the Skype for Business Online service will retire July 31, 2021.

How this will affect your organization

  • If your organization has been scheduled for a Microsoft-assisted upgrade from Skype for Business Online to Teams, you will receive corresponding notifications within Message Center containing additional information.
  • While your organization will no longer be able to use Skype for Business Online once the service retires, you may continue to use Microsoft Teams as part of an existing licensing agreement.
  • Support for the integration of third-party party Audio Conferencing Providers (ACP) into Skype for Business Online will end as Skype for Business Online retires.
  • Neither the Skype consumer service nor Skype for Business Server products are affected by the retirement of Skype for Business Online.

What you need to do to prepare

We encourage customers using Skype for Business Online to plan and begin the upgrade to Teams today. To help, Microsoft offers comprehensive transition resources including a proven upgrade framework, guidance for technical and organizational readiness, on-demand upgrade planning workshops, and FastTrack onboarding assistance for eligible subscriptions.

Please click Additional Information to learn more.

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Extending Secure by Default for Exchange Transport Rules (ETRs)
MC265759 · COMPUTERS N’ STUFF
Microsoft believes it’s critical to keep our customers secure by default. We have determined that legacy overrides tend to be too broad and cause more harm than good. As a security service, we believe it’s imperative that we act on your behalf to prevent your users from being compromised. This means these legacy overrides will no longer be honored for email messages we believe are malicious. We already apply this approach with malware messages and now we have extended it to messages with high confidence phish verdicts. We have been taking a very deliberate approach to rolling out these changes in phases to ensure customers are not surprised and there are no negative side effects. We began to rollout Secure by Default for high confidence phishing messages by the override type starting in December 2020 (Roadmap ID 60827). Today, we’re at a point in our Secure by Default journey where the following overrides are not honored for malicious emails (malware or high confidence phish emails):

  • Allowed sender lists or allowed domain lists (anti-spam policies)
  • Outlook Safe Senders
  • IP Allow List (connection filtering)

We are now extending Secure by Default to cover high confidence phishing messages for the remaining legacy override type, Exchange mail flow rules (also known as transport rule or ETRs).

Key Points

  • Timing: We will begin rolling out Secure by Default for ETRs starting at the beginning of August and complete rollout by early September.
  • Action: Review and assess impact.

How this will affect your organization:

After the last phase of Secure by Default is enabled in August for ETRs, Defender for Office 365:

  • Will no longer deliver messages with a high confidence phish verdict, regardless of any explicit ETRs.
  • Will no longer recommend using ETRs to configure third-party phishing simulations or Security Operations mailbox message delivery.

What you need to do to prepare:

If you are currently using Exchange mail flow rules (also known as transport rules or ETRs) to configure your third-party phishing simulation campaigns or delivery for security operation mailboxes, you should begin to configure these with the new Advanced Delivery policy when the feature is launched in July (Roadmap ID 72207). For more information, please refer to message center post MC256473. Administrators should also use the submission portal to report messages whenever they believe a message has the wrong verdict so that the filter can improve organically.

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Weekly digest: Microsoft service updates

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Message center announcements,
June 21-27, 2021
COMPUTERS N’ STUFF
Major updates

teams_96x1.png Microsoft Teams: Profile menu update, relocating profile menu links to a new menu in the title bar
MC254084 | June 25 – The Me Menu updates were originally announced in MC228368 (Dec ’20). To ensure the feature was ready, the rollout was delayed and we are now ready to proceed.Access to Settings, Zoom Controls, Keyboard Shortcuts, About, and Check for Updates is moving from the Me Menu to a new menu in the title bar. The Me Menu will be focused on account management, where users can switch to another account or tenant through the first level of the Me Menu. The following links will be moved out of the Me Menu…
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teams_96x1.png Chat Bubbles
MC261530 | June 25 – Previously, Teams users needed to manually open a chat window to view the chat screen. Now thanks to this new feature, chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation.
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Teams meeting invite recipients limit from Outlook
MC259845 | June 24 – Updated June 16, 2021: We have updated the message below to clarify this impacts Win32 and Win64 clients. Thank you for your patience. We’re making some changes to limit the number of individual recipients allowed for scheduling a Teams meeting from Outlook (Win32 and Win64 client only at this time). We will apply this limit for meetings created with more than 750 recipients in the invite. This limit does not apply to the content of Distribution Lists and therefore we encourage users to use…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) New file sharing experience in Microsoft Teams
MC240303 | June 24 – Updated June 24, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are updating the file sharing and access control experience in Microsoft Teams to make it similar to the experience with other Microsoft 365 apps. We had announced this feature last fall but delayed the rollout to ensure the best customer experience. We apologize for any inconvenience that this delay may have caused.
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teams_96x1.png Teams Follows Office Preview
Act by: July 24
MC264092 | June 23 – We are rolling out a new Teams policy that will allow users to automatically be in the Public Preview channel of Teams if they are in Current Channel Preview for the Office 365 Client. IT admins can modify this policy for end users such that if Office is getting updates from Current Channel (Preview), Teams will receive updates via Public Preview. This feature will be ON by default for all tenants with users in the Teams Current Channel.
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office_96x1.png Microsoft Outlook Extension for Edge recommendation
Act by: July 30
MC264090 | June 23 – This new release will enable some Windows 10 users, who are using Outlook on the web or Outlook for Windows, to see a clickable recommendation to visit the browser extension page for Outlook in Edge where they can choose to install the extension. This notification will be displayed in any Windows browser (i.e., Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.) and in Outlook for Windows.Note: If you do not want your users to see the recommendations for the new Microsoft Outlook Extension for…
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teams_96x1.png Teams Guest Access Setting Behavior Update
Act by: July 31
MC264095 | June 23 – We’re making some changes to Guest Access in Microsoft Teams settings. Currently, Microsoft Teams prevents guest collaboration in the guest tenant once the Allow Guest Access in Teams setting is set to OFF in the M365 Admin Center.Beginning in late July, Microsoft Teams will no longer prevent existing guest collaboration in the guest tenant when the Allow Guest Access in Teams setting is set to OFF.
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sharepoint_96x1.png (Updated) OneDrive admin center settings are coming to the SharePoint admin center
MC240393 | June 22 – Updated June 22, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. The OneDrive and SharePoint admin centers are converging into one, providing you with holistic control as we streamline the admin experience. This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65911.
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exchange_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Introducing Advanced Delivery for Phishing Simulations and SecOps Mailboxes
Act by: July 23
MC256473 | June 22 – Updated June 22, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are introducing a new capability, Advanced Delivery, for the configuration of third-party phishing simulation campaigns and delivery of messages to security operations (SecOps) mailboxes. Admins will now be able to explicitly configure for the following scenarios and ensure messages configured as part of these scenarios are handled correctly across product experiences:Third-Party Phish simulation…
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office_96x1.png Connector results in All tab in SharePoint, Office.com and MSB
MC253495 | June 21 – With Graph connectors result clusters, enterprises can search for content from third party connector data sources in their default view, the All tab, in SharePoint, Office.com, and Microsoft Search in Bing. The results shown in a result cluster are grouped together based on the search vertical configuration.
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office_96x1.png Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists
MC248201 | June 21 – We are excited to announce the arrival of a new guided authoring experience in Lists that will make it easy to quickly create business intelligence reports in Power BI using your list schema and data.
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Additional updates

teams_96x1.png Lower All Raised Hands
MC258800 | June 25 – Meeting organizers and presenters can lower all raised hands during a Teams Meeting.Note: Only meeting organizers and presenters can manage raised hands.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82643 and 83487.
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teams_96x1.png Teams Attendance Report
MC260565 | June 25 – This reporting dashboard will appear as a tab in the meeting detail will provide:Attendance information for Teams regular meetings. Registration information for Webinar prior to the meeting and joined registration and attendance data after the meeting. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66585
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office_96x1.png Microsoft 365 Information Governance
MC264360 | June 24 – Until this release, attempting to delete a file with a retention label configured to “retain items for a specific period” in SharePoint caused an error blocking the deletion of it.To improve consistency of user experience between OneDrive and SharePoint, the behavior of any retention label set to “retain items for a specific period” in SharePoint will change to allow users to “delete” the document which will then be preserved in the Preservation Hold Library until the specified period…
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admin_96x1.png (Updated) Office 365 Service Communications API availability in Microsoft Graph
MC257688 | June 24 – Updated June 24, 2021: We have updated post with additional resources. Thank you for your patience. The Office 365 Service Communications API will soon be available via Microsoft Graph in Beta for Public Preview. This API provides access to Message Center and Service Health posts for your tenant. Overview for accessing service health and communications through Microsoft Graph – Microsoft Graph | Microsoft DocsWorking with service communications APIs in Microsoft Graph – Microsoft Graph beta |…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Announcing PowerPoint modern comments for enterprise general availability
MC256459 | June 24 – Updated June 24, 2021: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We will deliver a new Message center post once we re-start the rollout. Thank you for your patience. The comments feature in PowerPoint will be updated to the new PowerPoint modern comments experience. Modern comments help improve your collaborative experience with features such as resolving comments, anchoring comments to objects and text,…
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office_96x1.png What’s New in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for June 2021
MC264098 | June 23 – Your Microsoft Intune account has been updated to the latest service build. How does this affect me? You will see the service release number updated in the Tenant Status blade of the Intune console soon. We’ve introduced some changes that we’re excited for you to try out. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? Click additional information below to learn more about what’s new in this service release. We’ll continue to update the What’s New page with any features that are released…
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sharepoint_96x1.png Sharepoint Email notification settings
MC264094 | June 23 – We are releasing a new feature to allow users to set their email notification preferences. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81993
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teams_96x1.png Microsoft Teams: New assignment experience in modal window for Breakout Rooms
MC264091 | June 23 – We are releasing an enhanced user experience for manual participant assignment. Participant assignment is now moved from the Breakout Rooms’ right panel to a separate window that pops up when selecting Assign Participants. The enhanced interface allows you to sort by participants or rooms. You can also select multiple participants and assign them to rooms by using the check boxes next to the participants’ names. This helps you quickly find your participant or room and speeds up the assignment…
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office_96x1.png Microsoft 365 Information Governance – Retention policies for Teams private channels messages
MC263844 | June 22 – Until now, retention policies for Teams channel messages have excluded any private channel messages. With this new feature you will be able to apply retention policies to user messages shared within Teams private channels. Retention policies scoped to private channel messages will require a separate policy from your Teams channels or chat policies. Private channel messages are indexed into the participating users’ mailboxes for Compliance purposes, for this reason, private channel policies will…
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onedrive_96x1.png OneDrive: Sharing experience – “Shared with”
MC263839 | June 22 – At the bottom of the Share Dialog, the “Shared with” list of people will give you an at-a glance view of everyone you’ve given access to a file. This change should make it easier to know who has access and how many people have access to your files. Clicking on the “Shared With” list will lead you to the Manage Access view. Sending a file via the Share Dialog should also return a visual confirmation of who you’ve just sent it to. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 83725
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Reminder: Azure Active Directory – Enable support for TLS 1.2 protocol to avoid service impact
Act by: January 31
MC258228 | June 22 – Updated June 22, 2021: We have extended the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Note: If you have already transitioned to TLS 1.2, you can safely disregard this message.As previously announced we will soon begin to retire support for following protocols and ciphers, in Azure Active Directory:TLS 1.1, TLS 1.0 , 3DES cipher suite (TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA) These protocols and ciphers are being retired to improve security when users/services interact with our cloud…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web App
MC247656 | June 22 – Updated June 22, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. This new PowerPoint for the web feature release will provide access to PowerPoint Live in Teams and with just one click, will make it easier for presenters to present their presentations from PowerPoint directly to their remote meeting audience. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80600.
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Power Apps can now display images from Microsoft Lists
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MC263666 | June 22 – This Microsoft Teams release will allow meetings to start recording automatically when they are set to auto-record in meeting options. This will benefit users who forget to hit the record button for crucial meetings. This is rolling out on desktop, mobile and web.This feature will be available in meetings if:Meeting organizer has AllowCloudRecording enabled.Users have RecordingStorageMode set to “OneDriveForBusiness” as well as “Stream”.Meeting organizer is not an A1 user This message is…
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MC263536 | June 21 – This feature update will allow users to include their device audio when screen sharing on iPhones/iPads and Android devices. This is rolling out on Teams mobile.This message is associated with Microsoft 365Roadmap ID 83353.
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