Weekly digest: Microsoft service updates

Message center announcements,
August 15-21, 2022
Major updates

office_96x1.png (Updated) New Location for Key Functions and Direct Access to Other Microsoft 365 Apps in Outlook
MC390407 | August 19 – Updated August 19, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.The new experience for accessing Mail, Calendar, People, and other Outlook apps that is being previewed behind the Coming Soon option is becoming the default experience.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88848
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office_96x1.png Update to Defender for Cloud Apps IP addresses
Act by: September 18
MC415419 | August 18 – Defender for Cloud Apps is updating its IP addresses related to ‘App connectors’ and ‘Third-party DLP integration’.
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Additional updates

office_96x1.png New Required Diagnostic Data (RDD) for Viva Learning
MC415922 | August 20 – Viva Learning is introducing a separate toggle to allow Admins to better control the type of diagnostic data that is collected by Microsoft forOffice client software running on the user’s device in your organization.
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office_96x1.png What’s new in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for August 2022
MC415921 | August 19 – 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: Configure Navigation Links to Open in a New Tab
MC415902 | August 19 – With this update, users will be able to manage the experience for each navigation item to open in a new tab.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93318
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office_96x1.png (Updated) General Availability of Outlook Lite for Android
MC400566 | August 19 – Updated August 19, 2022: We have updated the content with additional details. Thank you for your patience.We will be releasing a new Android app for Outlook called Outlook Lite. Outlook Lite brings the main benefits of Outlook in a smaller-sized app with fast performance for lightweight devices on any network. The Outlook Lite app will support Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft 365, Outlook, Hotmail, Live, and MSN accounts. Support for third-party accounts and multi-account support will be enabled…
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teams_96x1.png Get Adobe PDF experience in Microsoft Teams
MC415187 | August 18 – Now you can set Adobe Acrobat as the default app to view and edit PDF files in the Microsoft Teams. Once done, all PDF files from the chat, channel, and files app will open directly in the Acrobat app within Teams. Your end-users don’t need an Adobe Acrobat subscription or an Adobe ID to view, search, comment and annotate PDF files. However, to Create, Organize, Combine, or Export a PDF, the tenant users will need an Adobe Acrobat subscription.This message is associated with Microsoft 365…
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exchange_96x1.png Microsoft Defender for Office 365:Enforce Authentication to Pass on AntiSpam Allowed Domains
MC415186 | August 18 – We are strengthening Spoofing protection within Exchange online protection and Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Anti-Spam security policy. It will provide a way to secure your organization against spoofing attacks that may otherwise occur by allowing certain domains and senders.Applies to:Exchange Online ProtectionMicrosoft Defender for Office 365 plan 1 and plan 2Microsoft 365 Defender This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93436
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teams_96x1.png Microsoft Teams: View meeting transcripts on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS
MC415185 | August 18 – You can now configure the availability of meeting transcription on Teams Mobile for users in your tenant, who can start transcription during the meeting and view meeting transcripts after the meeting on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97693
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dynamics_96x1.png Announcement of automatic deletion of inactive Microsoft Dataverse for Teams environments
MC415083 | August 17 – The Microsoft Power Platform is introducing a cleanup mechanism that will automatically remove inactive Teams environments from your tenant. Teams environments that are considered inactive are first disabled for 30 days and then deleted if no action is taken by the administrators. The criteria we use to determine that the environment is inactive is as follows: No user logged into the instance No apps, bots, reports, or flows have accessed the data contained in the instance No new apps, bots,…
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office_96x1.png (Updated) Connected Templates
MC312070 | August 17 – Updated August 17, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We are announcing the upcoming release of Connected Templates with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. The connected templates will offer a new way of combining Microsoft Teams templates with SharePoint templates. Prior to this integration, clients needed to deploy Microsoft Teams or SharePoint-specific templates.Microsoft Team Templates allow administrators to easily deploy consistent teams across…
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admin_96x1.png New simplified flow for Graph connectors for Microsoft Search
MC414834 | August 17 – Microsoft Graph connectors have introduced a simplified setup process to configure the Enterprise Websites connector. Admins can now try out Graph connectors much more easily using this simplified flow. Some improvements made to the setup process include –Single step process to set up connector for Microsoft SearchAutomatic creation of search verticalAvailability of sample dataset for trial (as pre-filled website URL)Easily switch to advanced connector features if needed
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office_96x1.png Quiet Time Settings in Viva, Teams, and Outlook
MC414802 | August 16 – To help create better boundaries and protect personal time, Viva Insights will offer the ability to configure quiet time to silence notifications from Outlook and Teams mobile applications, outside of working hours. Users will receive personalized insights through the Viva Insights app in Teams and will be able to set quiet time directly from Teams mobile and Outlook mobile applications.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 85627
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office_96x1.png Updates coming to Daily Briefing Emails
MC414800 | August 16 – The Briefing email from Microsoft Viva 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. A few updates are coming to the daily briefing email to provide users with ways to fine-tune their email. Favorite & SnoozeCurrently, content in briefing email is delivered in a pre-configured order. Beginning in October 2022, the briefing email will add ‘favorite’ and ‘snooze’…
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sharepoint_96x1.png Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring – New and updated web parts
MC414799 | August 16 – These updates include our new Assignments web part for Education customers and changes to other web parts like Group calendar, Quick links, and Highlighted content. We’re also introducing a new SharePoint site theme.Note: Most of these changes are being released as part of Teams Class Home page release. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93479
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teams_96x1.png Microsoft Teams: View attendance report on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS
MC414798 | August 16 – You can now configure the availability of attendance report on Teams Mobile for users in your tenant, who can check attendance information for regular meetings or webinars and also the registration information before webinars on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS as they can do on desktop today. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97466
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office_96x1.png Incident & Alert determination – retirement of old values
MC414797 | August 16 – We recently changed the Incident and alert classification experience, including an updated classification and determination values list, previously supported values “Apt” and “SecurityPersonnel” will soon be retired.
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Ability to manage third-party app subscriptions from Teams Admin
MC402423 | August 16 – Updated August 16, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.We will soon enable a centralized location in both Teams Admin Center and the Teams app store, where admins and end-users can view and manage all the third-party app subscriptions they’ve purchased. This update improves the existing subscription management flow and makes it easier and more intuitive.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 92484 and 95920.
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) 1:1 VOIP and PSTN call recording and transcription in Calls App V2
MC279469 | August 16 – Updated August 16, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience. Microsoft Teams will now release ability to record and transcribe 1:1 VOIP and PSTN calls and show the recording and transcription in Call history in the calls details panel. This is a critical feature specifically for our Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) customers. In absence of chat, PSTN callees do not have a way to view call recordings and transcriptions. This message is associated with…
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teams_96x1.png (Updated) Customizable dashboard in Teams admin center
MC406234 | August 16 – Updated August 16, 2022: We have updated the content below for clarity. Thank you for your patience.Teams admin center is adding support for customization of the widgets in the dashboard. Administrators can now personalize the dashboard widgets as per their preference. They can reorder the widgets and pin them at a position they would like to see. For widgets that are not being used frequently, Teams admin center now gives the flexibility to hide them from the dashboard.The widgets are now…
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yammer_96x1.png (Updated) Yammer Topics APIs changes with Viva Topics
MC286339 | August 16 – Updated August 16, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. 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 365 Roadmap ID 72184
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teams_96x1.png Microsoft Teams Meeting Auto-Transcription
MC414474 | August 16 – In Microsoft Teams, we will be releasing a feature that allows meeting organizers to transcribe meetings automatically if the meeting has been set to be recorded.This will make the recording playback experience accessible. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97842
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