Weekly digest: Microsoft service updates

Message center announcements,
March 21-27, 2022
Major updates

exchange_96x1.png MX Record TTL Support Policy
Act by: May 2
MC346908 | March 25 – We’re announcing a support policy update to the Time To Live (TTL) value for MX records pointing to Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection.Starting May 2nd, the maximum supported TTL value for MX records will be 6 hours (21,600 seconds) or less for MX records corresponding to domains using Office 365 for email hosting. Exchange Online recommends setting the TTL values to 1 hour (3,600 seconds) but will support values up to 6 hours (21,600 seconds). This will help your organization fully…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Join meetings anonymously from your Teams desktop app (across clouds)
MC285905 | March 24 – Updated March 24, 2022: To ensure an optimal experience we have decided to make some changes prior to rolling out this feature. The rollout timeline has been updated below. Thank you for your patience.Today, if you want to join a meeting hosted in a different cloud to one of your tenant, you are directed to use the Teams web experience. We are improving the experience to allow users to join meetings across clouds from their desktop app anonymously.
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Teams now follow Microsoft Office 365 preview users (Mac)
MC343440 | March 24 – Updated March 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.As previously messaged (MC264092), we rolled out a new Teams policy that allows users to automatically be in the Public Preview channel of Teams if they are in Current Channel (Preview) for the Office 365 Client on Windows.We are now expanding the policy roll out to Mac users who are also in Office Current Channel (Preview).IT admins can modify this policy for end users so that if Office is getting…
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yammer_96x1.png Retirement of Yammer IP Range
MC346256 | March 24 – Upcoming, we will be retiring the ability to specify an IP Range from where users can access Yammer. Instead, we recommend the utilization of Azure Conditional Access Policies, which is where we will continue to invest our development resources.Note: You are receiving this message because IP Range was available with Yammer, and you might be using this feature.
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office_96x1.png Retirement announcement for AIP Audit Logs pipeline forwarding audit logs to Azure Log Analytics workspaces
MC344413 | March 23 – Upcoming, we will no longer be onboarding new Log Analytics workspaces to store Azure Information Protection (AIP) audit logs.Note: Customers who have previously configured Log Analytics to store AIP audit logs will continue to receive forwarded audit logs into their workspaces until the data pipeline is fully retired.
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admin_96x1.png Configuration change to support moving users from IE11 to Microsoft Edge
MC345825 | March 22 – No sooner than 30 days from today, we plan to enable a configuration change for your organization to help move users from the legacy Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) browser to the faster, more secure, and modern Microsoft Edge browser. This configuration change creates a better user experience by redirecting users from IE11 to Microsoft Edge. Many websites no longer support the IE11 browser, resulting in degraded or broken experiences when users visit them. This trend will only accelerate once the…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) LinkedIn Integration coming to Teams
MC335277 | March 22 – Updated March 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.For those tenants that have LinkedIn integration available to their members, we are expanding its availability to Teams as a panel in one on one conversations. This is the first part of a series of updates which will also bring LinkedIn to the contact card in the coming months. Initially this is limited to contacts within the tenant, but as the contact card updates are released, then this will be…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Quick Create – Easily Create Power BI Reports from Lists
MC248201 | March 22 – Updated March 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below for Government organizations. 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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Additional updates

teams_96x1.png Adding a restore option to the Manage Tags Tab
MC346913 | March 25 – In the near future, we will be adding a restore option on the Manage Tags tab (Manage Team > Manage Tags). This update will make it so that when tags are deleted, they will be kept in a deleted section in the Tags tab and can be restored for up to 30 days from the date of deletion.Note: This is similar to the lifecycle management for Teams Channels.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88318.
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teams_96x1.png Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams
MC346909 | March 25 – Customer Lockbox is available today for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. With this update, we are enabling Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams as well. Note: If you are already using Customer Lockbox today, no extra steps are needed to take advantage of this update.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86190.We will begin rolling this out in late March and expect to complete rollout late April.
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Microsoft Teams tab actions are moving
MC295024 | March 25 – Updated March 25, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Microsoft Teams tab actions are moving out of the tab header bar and into the tab dropdown to help declutter the user experience. This impacts all first-party and third-party application tabs in chats, channels and meetings, such as Assignments, Grades, Planner or the Website tab. These tab actions will be found by clicking on the tab name to show a dropdown menu. These actions include: Reload tab Go…
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sharepoint_96x1.png (Updated) Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring
MC299404 | March 25 – Updated March 25, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We’re making changes to the editing experience for SharePoint pages to make it easier for users to understand where they are by adding labels, reducing clutter by consolidating actions into a single web part toolbar, and putting authors into focus mode by default to remove visual distractions. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82177.
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office_96x1.png Introducing Power Platform admin center Home page
MC342090 | March 25 – We are introducing a new landing page to the Power Platform admin center. Rather than the default environments tab, which displays the list of owned environments, admins will be greeted with the newly introduced Home page. This new landing page experience for Power Platform admin center is aligned with admin experiences across other Microsoft services. We will begin rolling out this new experience on a regional basis beginning on March 17, 2022, and we expect it to be available for all…
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office_96x1.png What’s new in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for March 2022
MC346620 | March 24 – 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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yammer_96x1.png (Updated) Yammer Topics APIs changes with Viva Topics
MC286339 | March 24 – Updated March 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below as well as updated the content for clarity. Thank you for your patience.NOTE: If your organization is not using the Yammer API, you may disregard the below message. Yammer is integrating with and adopting Viva Topics to make community-sourced knowledge easily accessible across an organization and support a consistent experience in Microsoft 365. This is a preview release of this feature. This message is associated with Microsoft…
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flow_96x1.png (Updated) Announcing public preview and GA of Tenant-level analytics for Power Automate (cloud flows)
MC326911 | March 24 – Updated March 24, 2022: We have updated the timeline below to include details for General Availability. Thank you for your patience.Power Platform admins require intelligent tooling to monitor the distribution of cloud flow events by environment and keep track of key consumption metrics. With this public preview, admins can use out-of-box solutions to monitor usage, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) operations, and track inventory of cloud flows used to automate procedures across the…
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onedrive_96x1.png (Updated) OneDrive: Easily navigate to all your Teams files
MC336857 | March 24 – Updated March 24, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional details.In OneDrive, we are adding a “Your Teams” section to the “More Places” page to allow you to easily find and work with all your files in Teams. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88912.
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Update: Suggested Replies – Outlook for Office
MC301300 | March 24 – Updated March 24, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.Update: Outlook on the web will soon be rolling out suggested replies to customers in Outlook for Office.Note: Due to some issues that presented themselves prior to rollout, we paused our planned release until now. Your patience and understanding is appreciated.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70802.
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office_96x1.png Important information about your Microsoft 365 Office App launcher and All Apps experiences
MC346294 | March 24 – To help improve the app exploration and discovery experience for users, beginning in April 2022, the Office App Launcher, All Apps (http://office.com/apps), and app search experiences will be updated to only list relevant Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure Active Directory integrated apps. Microsoft 365 applications listed in these experiences will not be affected. Following this update, Dynamics 365 apps, Power Apps apps, and Azure AD integrated apps need to meet one of the…
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office_96x1.png Plan for Change: Assigned column will be removed from App configuration policies list
MC346263 | March 24 – Planned for the upcoming April (2204) service release, we are making a user interface (UI) change to improve reporting performance by removing the “Assigned” column from the App configuration policies list in Microsoft Endpoint Manager. This information currently displays whether the app configuration policy is assigned (yes or no). The same information can be found within a specific profile’s properties.
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teams_96x1.png Create DocuSign requests using the compose extension
MC346255 | March 24 – DocuSign users will now be able to create a request within a Chat or a Channel using the compose extension.An adaptive card will display the request details once the request has been created and will be updated with the progress of the request at it is signed by the recipients. Notifications will be displayed to recipients & creators when a DocuSign request is created, signed/declined, cancelled, deleted or completed enabling users to know what’s happening with a request when it happens.
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office_96x1.png Immersive Reader for Outlook Desktop
MC346254 | March 24 – Immersive Reader in Outlook Desktop includes all capabilities available in Immersive Reader Microsoft Word. It allows you to adjust the text of an email to read in the way that works best for you. Use Read Aloud to hear emails read to you as each word is highlighted, or modify spacing, color and more for a comfortable and easy to process email experience.
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admin_96x1.png Increased Scale and Throughput for Graph Connectors
MC346253 | March 24 – Microsoft Graph connectors enable your organization to index third-party content in Microsoft Search. The existing connection limit is 700,000. Microsoft is releasing an update to improve scale and throughput for Graph Connectors. The update will allow you to index up to 5M items in a single connection. This platform upgrade will also enable you to index content at a higher throughput of twenty-five documents per second.
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office_96x1.png Power Platform admin center – Enhanced user information management experience
MC346241 | March 23 – The Power Platform admin center (PPAC) will receive an updated user information management experience and additional capabilities for admins. When will this happen? We will begin rolling out this new experience on March 22, 2022 and expect it to be completed by March 31, 2022. How does this affect me? We have added filters to the users list page that gives you capabilities to view all users, disabled users, disabled users who are consuming licenses and more. This updated experience aligns with…
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office_96x1.png MailTips will recommend addressing accessibility issues before sending email messages
MC345824 | March 22 – The accessibility MailTip will soon appear when users compose an email with a potential accessibility issues. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93191
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Pin a chat message
MC317764 | March 22 – Updated March 22, 2022: We have updated content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.This new feature will enable users to pin a specific message and provide chat members with quick access to critical content whenever it’s needed. We originally announced this feature in MC272167 (July ’21) and apologize for not communicating sooner about the change in schedule.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 82584.
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office_96x1.png (Updated) New Experience updates and Microsoft 365 app access
MC294739 | March 22 – Updated March 22, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We are bringing back the Coming Soon option to preview the new location for the Mail, Calendar, People, Tasks, and other modules in Outlook for Windows. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68205.
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teams_96x1.png Introducing Real-time Call Analytics (RTA) for “Meet Now” (Ad Hoc meeting)
MC345524 | March 21 – When we shipped in September 2021, Real-time Call Analytics (RTA) was only available for “scheduled” meetings. We are happy to announce that the RTA Dashboard will also show “Meet Now” data. “Meet Now” is a Microsoft Teams feature which allow a user to start an impromptu meeting in fast and easy manner. In addition, Teams’ user can just click on the “Meet Now” button (which generates the meeting URL) to invite people who don’t have the Microsoft Teams app.
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