Weekly digest: Microsoft service updates

Message center announcements,
December 20-26, 2021
Major updates

admin_96x1.png Records Management & Information Governance update on file deletion behavior when using a retention label in SPO
MC289965 | December 21 – Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.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 expires.In response to your great feedback and provide more flexibility for different…
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Additional updates

teams_96x1.png Cortana Push-to-talk icon update on MTR console
MC308288 | December 24 – This update will bring a change to the Cortana Push-to-talk button. It will switch from a mic icon to the Cortana avatar. This icon will be reflected in both the out-of-meeting and in-meeting UI.Note: This design change will align with Cortana’s product branding.
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sharepoint_96x1.png Microsoft Editor Spellcheck and Grammar in SharePoint Pages
MC308286 | December 24 – This update will add the Microsoft Editor service to SharePoint Pages and News and enabling their spellcheck and grammar capabilities. This will allow proofreading to take place in SharePoint without relying on the Editor browser extension. This feature changes the suggestion’s colors to monochrome when they’re shown on a themed background to increase visibility. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88534.
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office_96x1.png Upcoming Release Outbound SMTP DANE and DNSSEC in Microsoft 365 Exchange Online
MC308285 | December 24 – As previously announced in the blog post Support of DANE and DNSSEC in Office 365 Exchange Online, we will be adding support for SMTP DANE and DNSSEC to Exchange Online (EXO). DANE combined with DNSSEC is the state-of-the-art for securing email, and to optimize its effectiveness both standards will be enabled by default at the system level for all EXO customers. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 63212
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office_96x1.png Graph API support for new content type sync enhancements
MC307658 | December 21 – Earlier this year (MC271079 – July), we announced the rollout of a new sync mechanism for Syntex & SharePoint content types and the subsequent phasing out of the old mechanism. Aligning with the new sync mechanism changes, we will be releasing the Graph API support for fetching and syncing published content types from content type gallery or content type hub site to target sites. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88532.
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teams_96x1.png Microsoft Teams: Front row layout for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows
MC307657 | December 21 – We are updating a new Microsoft Teams Rooms meeting layout, designed to enhance hybrid meetings and provide in-room participants with greater context of what is happening across various aspects of the meeting. With front row, remote attendees are seen in the room at eye level and additional meeting experiences including chat, and a rostered view of participants with raised hands, are brought to the front of room screen. Users can select the front row layout from the layout chooser experience on…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Co-organizer Meeting Role
MC292796 | December 21 – Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Organizers will soon be able to assign the co-organizer meeting role to up to 10 specific people they invite to their meeting. Co-organizers will be granted most of the capabilities of the organizer in the meeting, including being able to access & modify the meeting options for the meeting.Usage of the co-organizer role for a meeting will be optional. If users choose not to use the…
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bookings_96x1.png (Updated) Queue View in Microsoft Teams Bookings app
MC305098 | December 21 – Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below with additional details.Bookings app in Teams enables various organizations to schedule virtual appointments with external attendees and manages staff availabilities in a shared calendar experience. We are now adding a new tab (preview) to your Bookings app called Queue. Queue tab will enable schedulers to have a consolidated view of all the appointments for a day in chronological order. This new tab will bring real time…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Sensitivity Labels for Teams Created from Templates
MC281936 | December 21 – Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Sensitivity labels allow Teams admins to protect and regulate access to sensitive organizational content created during collaboration within teams. With this update, you will be able to apply sensitivity labels to teams created from templates as well.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84232.
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Exchange Data Loss Prevention – Update to sender address location
MC306117 | December 21 – Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback.We’re making some changes to how sender address based conditions are evaluated by Exchange Data Loss Prevention in the Microsoft 365 compliance center.
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office_96x1.png (Updated)Plan for Change: Temporary removal of the configuration and compliance policy profile assignment from reporting
MC301469 | December 21 – Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your feedback.Planned for the upcoming 2112 service release, we are making what we anticipate will be a temporary user interface (UI) change to improve reporting performance by removing the Assignment on the configuration and compliance profile reports in Microsoft Endpoint Manager. This information currently displays whether the configuration profile or compliance profile is assigned (yes or no). The same…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Introducing background effects on web
MC277112 | December 21 – Updated December 21, 2021: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Introducing background effects on web. If you want to change what appears behind you in your video meeting or call, you can either blur your background or replace it entirely with any image you want.Note: Blurring or replacing your background might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the call or meeting.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID…
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