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O365 Weekly Digest - 04/15/2019

Every week I'll be posting a quick summary of O365 updates included in the admin weekly digest email that you can sign up for via the admin Message Center: https://admin.microsoft.com/AdminPortal/Home#/MessageCenter - these emails include items posted to the message center over the last week and come out every Monday.

New Features

  • Outlook web is getting new search filters (Roadmap ID: 50409
  • Structural Navigation in classic SharePoint sites is getting a performance banner that will inform Site Owners if structural navigation is causing slow rendering. (Roadmap ID: 50442
  • OneDrive is getting full-fidelity shared libraries with the ability to sort and group by custom metadata (Roadmap ID: 49093
  • Teams will begin automatically moving you inactive Teams (Teams you haven't interacted with in 45 days) into the more category (Roadmap ID: 48621
  • Updated release plan for Shareable links in Word and Outlook for Windows and Mobile 
  • New get schedule API on the Microsoft Graph (Roadmap ID: 50092
  • Updated rollout plan for the new O365 navigation bar in SharePoint and OneDrive 
  • Audience targeting is coming to modern SharePoint news. (Roadmap ID: 30695)

Admin Updates

  • Microsoft is update the O365 Enterprise Plan names in late April by removing the Enterprise. Office 365 Enterprise E3 will now be called Office 365 E3
  • Dynamics365 sign-in experience is getting an branded sign-in and an upgrade of its lookup behavior with the goal of eventually moving to a password-less future
  • Custom branding is coming to Sign-Out and authentication error screens (Roadmap ID: 50476)
  • Teams support for Meeting Migration Service when moving users from on-prem to the cloud
  • The new SharePoint Admin center will now be default for all organizations (Roadmap ID: 46375)
  • Role changes for Information Protection Administrator and Privileged Role Administrator (Roadmap ID: 50424)
  • SharePoint tenant opt-out is retiring starting April 24th - individual sites, lists/libraries can still opt out
You can check out the full list of update below

Email Text

Apr 12

Dynamics 365 - Updates coming to the authentication behavior on Dynamics 365 sign-in pages
Dynamics 365 sign-in uses a process to determine where to send a user to authenticate after they enter their username on the sign-in screen. This process will be updated with an upgraded user lookup behavior. The new behavior will make intelligent decisions by reading tenant and user level settings based on the username entered on the sign-in page. This will pave the path towards a password-less future by enabling alternative credentials like FIDO (Fast Identity Online) 2.0.



Apr 12

We're making an update to Office 365 Enterprise plan names
We’re updating Office 365 Enterprise plan names. This change will be made in late April, 2019.


Apr 11

Dynamics 365 - Changes are coming to your sign-in page - Branding for Sign-out and Authentication Error Screens
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Apr 11

New feature: New Outlook on the web - Search filters
New Outlook on the web - Search filters is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 50409.


Apr 11

Updated feature: Structural navigation performance banner
We’re updating the banner for classic sites using structural navigation. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 50442.


Apr 11

New Feature: New Feature: Full-fidelity shared libraries in OneDrive
Full-fidelity shared libraries in OneDrive for Business is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 49093.





Apr 11

New feature: Sign out and authentication error screens to show company branding
We’re updating the sign out and authentication error pages to show company branding. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 50476.


Apr 11

Feature update: Focus on your active teams
Are too many teams cluttering up your left rail? Over the next few weeks, teams you haven't visited in more than 45 days will be automatically reordered and moved to the bottom "More" category so you can focus on teams you're more active in. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 48621. This change will does not apply to Office 365 subscriptions for Education. We'll be gradually rolling this out to all customers in early May, and the roll out will be completed worldwide by...


Apr 11

Updated release plan for Sharable links in Word and Outlook for Windows and mobile
Recently we announced, via MC175805, updates to Office 365 apps to ensure that document sharing by inserting links in Word, Outlook for Windows and Outlook for iOS uses the permission you’ve set at the organization level for OneDrive and SharePoint. We received feedback that our plan for when the organization sets the default permission to “Direct: Specific people” did not meet the expectations and needs of some customers. As a result, we are updating our release plans. This enhancement is...


Apr 10

Updated Feature: Teams support for Meeting Migration Service
We’re updating Teams support for Meeting Migration Service. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.


Apr 10

Updated Feature: We’re changing your default SharePoint admin center experience
Major Update: General Availability
The new SharePoint admin center will be the default experience for organizations. We have completed rolling out to Office 365 organizations of 50 or fewer licenses, as communicated in MC173771, and are now rolling out more broadly.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 46375.


Apr 10

Updated Feature: Role changes: Information Protection Administrator and Privileged Role Administrator
We are making some changes to the Information Protection Administrator and Privileged Role Administrator roles.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 50422 and 50424.


Apr 10

New feature: Get schedule API on the Microsoft Graph
The Get Schedule API on the Microsoft Graph is a new Office 365 feature. You can use this API today. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 50092.


Apr 09

Reminder: SharePoint tenant opt-out for modern lists is retiring in 2019
Major Update: General Availability
Act By: Apr 24
As previously communicated in MC172925 in February 2019, we're making some changes to how environments can opt out of modern lists in SharePoint. Starting April 24, 2019, it will no longer be possible to restrict an entire organization (tenant) to classic mode for lists and libraries.



Apr 09

New feature: audience targeting in SharePoint Online organizational news
SharePoint Online organizational news: audience targeting is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 30695.

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