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O365 Weekly Digest - 04/29/2019

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

SharePoint

  • The structural navigation performance banner alert roll-out has been postponed (Roadmap ID: 50442
  • Page authors will now receive emails when there are new comments, replies, and likes (Roadmap ID: 49603
  • Document Sets are coming to the Modern Library in May (Roadmap ID: 33761
  • New Data Bars column formatting in SharePoint lists and libraries (Roadmap ID: 45026

OneDrive

  • OneDrive will begin showing the manage access pane in the classic UI (Roadmap ID: 50730
  • Error resolution process for illegal file and folder names (Roadmap ID: 49314

Outlook

  • Outlook on the web is rolling out a suggested attachments feature (Roadmap ID: 46145
  • Outlook on the web is rolling out a browse rooms feature (Roadmap ID: 50722
  • Android and iOS are getting a Favorite People and notifications functionality to give you quick access to the people you work with most

Admin Updates

  • Updates to Azure AD and LinkedIn integration (Roadmap ID: 16667
  • Updates are coming to how Files Shared Internally is being counted
  • Office 365 and Skype are retiring 3DES on July 10th
You can check out the full list of update below

Email Text

Apr 26

New Feature: Outlook on the web - suggested attachments
New feature: Outlook on the web - suggested attachmentsSuggested attachments in the new Outlook on the web is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 46145


Apr 25

New feature: OneDrive - updated "manage access" pane for classic user interface
Updated file access management in advanced permissions if you are using the classic OneDrive user interface is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 50730.


Apr 25

New Feature: new Outlook on the web (opt-in) - browse rooms
Browse rooms in the new Outlook on the web (opt-in) is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 50722



Apr 25

Updated - Feature update: Structural navigation performance banner
Updated to reflect a change in scheduled roll out. We’re updating the banner for classic sites using structural navigation. Based on feedback provided and to align to complementary features we have decided to postpone rolling out at this time. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 50442.


Apr 25

New Feature: Favorite People and Notifications in Outlook for iOS and Android
We are preparing to introduce new capabilities in Outlook for iOS and Android that supports selecting specific people as favorites for quick access to recent email conversations and provides additional notification options. This message is associated with the following Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID's:Favorite people: 27825, 27826Favorite notifications 32756, 32766Android people contact information 50420These capabilities will start to roll out in Outlook for iOS and Android in the coming weeks and...

Apr 25

New feature: SharePoint Online news and page authors will now receive emails with comments, replies and likes
We're adding new SharePoint Online emails to keep you informed about likes and comments on pages/news posts. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 49603.


Apr 25

Updated feature: User and group based assignment in the Azure AD admin center for Microsoft and LinkedIn integration
We’ve made a change to the LinkedIn account connections setting in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) admin center. Azure AD admins can now enable the ability to connect LinkedIn and Microsoft accounts for a specific group instead of selecting individual users.Note: LinkedIn integration is not fully enabled for your users until they consent to connect their accounts. No data is shared when you enable account connections for your users.This message is related to Roadmap ID: 16667


Apr 25

New feature: error resolution flow for illegal file and folder names in OneDrive
Error resolution flow for illegal file and folder names is a new OneDrive feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 49314.


Apr 24

Updated feature: Document Sets in SharePoint Online
We’re updating Document Sets. We'll begin rolling this feature out in May to Targeted Release tenants. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 33761.

Apr 24

New feature: SharePoint Online Column Formatting - Data Bars in Lists and Libraries
SharePoint Online Column Formatting - Data Bars in Lists and Libraries is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 45026.


Apr 24
New feature: SharePoint Online news and page authors will now receive emails with comments, replies and likes
We're adding new SharePoint Online emails to keep you informed about likes and comments on pages/news posts. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 49603.


Apr 24

Updated timeline: Office 365 will retire 3DES starting July 10, 2019
Major Update: General Availability
Act By: Jul 09
The start date of the retirement of the 3DES cipher has been moved from the previously announced date of February 28th, 2019 to a new start date of July 10, 2019. Based on customer feedback we have updated the timeline to allow additional time for organizations to update older client software and devices that rely on the 3DES cipher. As previously communicated in MC171089 in Dec 2018 and MC172798 in Jan 2019, retirement of the 3DES cipher is part of the migration of all our online services to...


Apr 24

New feature: error resolution flow for illegal file and folder names in OneDrive
Error resolution flow for illegal file and folder names is a new OneDrive feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 49314.

Apr 22

Updated Feature: Changes to definition of Files Shared Internally
We have identified telemetry issues with the Sharing Report that resulted in inaccurate counts for files shared internally and files shared externally. We are making updates that will address these issues and improve report accuracy. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. After the update, “Files shared internally” is the number of files that have been shared with users within the organization, or with users within groups (that might include external users). Also, “Files shared...


Apr 22

Office 365 Skype for Business will retire 3DES starting July 10, 2019
Major Update: General Availability
Act By: Jul 10
As previously communicated (MC171089) Office 365 Skype for Business is planning to move all of our online services to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2+ to provide best-in-class encryption, and to ensure our service is more secure by default.As part of this plan, we’ll be retiring 3DES beginning July 10, 2019.

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