Weekly digest: Microsoft service updates

Message center announcements,
November 8-14, 2021
Major updates

yammer_96x1.png Feature “Related content” is retiring from Classic Yammer
Act by: December 20
MC298024 | November 13 – At this time, we recommend using the new Yammer experience and capabilities that are available for our current Yammer App users as we will be retiring the feature Related contentfrom Classic Yammer after December 20, 2021.
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) TLS1.2 enforcement for Direct Routing SIP interface
Act by: January 3
MC297438 | November 12 – Updated November 12, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.We’re making some changes to Direct Routing SIP interface.On January 3rd 2022, to provide the best-in-class encryption to our customers, we will begin retiring Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.0 and 1.1 and begin obligatingTLS1.2 usage for the Direct Routing SIP interface.The move to TLS 1.2 is to ensure that our service is secure by default and in alignment with the rest of Microsoft…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Viva: Praise History in Microsoft Viva Insights
MC289968 | November 11 – Updated November 11, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.The Praise app in Microsoft Teams is designed to help recognize the effort that goes into the wide-ranging, collaborative work that Teams users do. Users can send Praise to their colleagues through the messaging extension pinned to the Teams messaging bar for most users or through the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams. With Praise history, users will be able to view their sent and received…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Teams Meeting Recordings Auto-Expiration in OneDrive and SharePoint
MC274188 | November 11 – Updated November 09, 2021: We have updated this post with guidance on how to take preemptive action. We are not turning on the auto-expiration feature yet. New action is required if you do not want your meeting recordings to auto-expire in January 2022.As part of the evolution of the new Stream (built on SharePoint), we are introducing the meeting recording auto-expiration feature, which will automatically delete Teams recording files stored in OneDrive or SharePoint after a preset period of…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Office.com updates
MC295863 | November 8 – Updated November 08, 2021: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback. We’re updating the Office.com and Office app for Windows experiences. These updates make it even easier to find all the content associated with you, access your apps and templates in one place, take action quickly, and understand what work needs your attention. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85662
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office_96x1.png Microsoft is retiring Security Policy Advisor in the Microsoft 365 Apps admin center
MC296992 | November 8 – We will be retiring Security Policy Advisor beginning on November 8, 2021. We recommend using the Office cloud policy service, which is where we will continue to invest our development resources.
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Additional updates

office_96x1.png Plan for Change: New message formatting for emails
MC298037 | November 13 – In early December, we will be transitioning to a new email system. We wanted to inform you that with this change there will be small changes to the message formatting, such as subject lines, font type, wording, etc.
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teams_96x1.png Redesigned Microsoft Teams Store Experience
MC298032 | November 13 – With the newly redesigned Teams Store, you’ll find a landing page optimized for ease of discoverability with rotating banners at the top that spotlights interesting apps and scenarios. You’ll also see intelligent recommendations for apps that are popular amongst your colleagues and across all users on Teams. We’ve also added new curated surfaces that showcase collections of apps that address common scenarios from apps to get you started in Teams. We have also updated app categories to make it…
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teams_96x1.png Meeting Activities in Teams Audit Log
MC298031 | November 13 – This update to the Microsoft Teams audit log adds Meeting Activities to further help organizations effectively respond to security events, forensic investigations, internal investigations, and compliance obligations.
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office_96x1.png Prevent/Fix (Detected): Company Portal update resolves clipboard data toast notification
MC297995 | November 12 – Android 12 introduced a toast notification when an application accesses the clipboard, regardless of whether the device is MDM enrolled or if apps are protected by app protection policies. In the 2111 Company Portal version 5.05326.0, we have made a change to reduce these notifications. Note: The clipboard data is never stored locally or transmitted to Microsoft.The 2111 Company Portal version 5.05326.0 is currently being rolled out and will be completed next week. Update to 5.05326.0 or later…
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exchange_96x1.png (Updated) Exchange online archive–Automatic archive of mailbox items in Purges, Versions and Discovery Holds folders
MC288630 | November 11 – Updated November 11, 2021: We have updated the post for additional clarity and updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience. We are rolling out an update which will automatically move any mailbox items preserved in the “Purges”, “Versions”, and “Discovery Holds” folders in the primary mailbox to the archive mailbox daily. Customers will no longer be required to create separate policies for archiving email content in the “Recoverable Items” folders mentioned. Once this change finishes…
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sharepoint_96x1.png (Updated) New SharePoint Site templates – retail and non-profit
MC291893 | November 11 – Updated November 11, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.This update will bring four new SharePoint site templates to retail customers, non-profits, and healthcare organizations. The updates will allow organizations to better track, manage information, and collaborate. This will rollout across desktop, web and mobile.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85659.
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exchange_96x1.png (Updated) Outlook for iOS and Android: Play My Emails available in Brazilian Portuguese
MC292396 | November 11 – Updated November 11, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We’re expanding Play My Emails on Outlook for iOS and Android to Brazilian Portuguese.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85664
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office_96x1.png Viva Connections is now generally available!
MC297559 | November 11 – Viva Connections, part of Microsoft Viva, is your gateway to a modern employee experience. The Viva Connections app incorporates a customizable dashboard, the feed, and relevant resources all in one experience in the Microsoft Teams mobile, web and desktop.This General Availability (GA) release includes the ability to: Set a SharePoint home site from the SharePoint admin center Create, author, and manage a dashboard from the home site Use the new Dashboard and Feed web parts on the home site…
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sharepoint_96x1.png Modern lookup columns
MC297558 | November 11 – This new feature, Lookup columns, will allow you to connect a list to a column from another list you have on your site. Once connected, you can easily “lookup” other information and include this in your new list. This makes it easy to maintain team-level, centralized lists that contain information you use repeatedly. Note: You can now create look up columns in modern list and document library UI. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82156.
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office_96x1.png Update to Mail Flow status summary report
MC297255 | November 10 – We are bringing an updated view the the Mail Flow status summary report. we will be merging the Funnel view and the Tech view into one consolidated view called the “Mail flow” view. We believe that with the new view it will be easier for Admins to visualize the flow of emails through our filtering system. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82173.
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sharepoint_96x1.png Classic site collection usage reports moved to a new link
MC297254 | November 10 – We previously announced in MC244687 (March ’21) that we were relocating classic usage and popularity reports in the SharePoint admin center classic site collection settings. We have now completed this change and apologize for the delay.
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sharepoint_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates
MC267581 | November 9 – Updated November 09, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. 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 Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels
MC297171 | November 9 – 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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teams_96x1.png Anonymous join policy
MC297030 | November 8 – Administrators will be able to control the ability for anonymous users to join a Microsoft Teams meeting using a new per-organizer policy. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87503.
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