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O365 Weekly Digest - 06/24/2019

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.

Updates:

Admin Updates

  • Outlook mobile supports digital signing and encryption of email with S/MIME (RoadMap IDs: Android: 32569 iOS: 32570
  • Organization Privacy Policies will now be shared with external users in their welcome email when they are added to groups (Roadmap ID: 50027
  • The preservation hold library will now have a 30 day grace period, so items deleted while on hold will not be permanently deleted from the preservation hold library when the hold is lifted (Roadmap ID: 52431
  • Yammer push notifications will be end to end encrypted
You can check out the full list of update below

Email Text

Jun 20

New Feature: Teams Real Time Presence
Teams Real Time Presence is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 52395


Jun 20

New Feature: Native Teams external access 1:1
Native Teams external access 1:1 is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 52394



Jun 19

New Feature: Outlook mobile supports digital signing and email encryption with S/MIME
Outlook for iOS and Android will soon support Secure Multipurpose Internal Mail Extensions (S/MIME) to help enforce additional email message security. For customers who are using the Microsoft sync technology (MC165218), you will be able to digitally sign and encrypt email messages as well as read S/MIME encrypted and signed messages.This capability is in reference to the Microsoft 365 roadmap feature IDs: 32569 and 32570


Jun 19

Updated Feature: Site Usage Page
We’re updating the SharePoint Site Usage Page. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 52155.


Jun 19

New Feature: PowerPoint Designer for branded templates
PowerPoint Designer for branded templates is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 51006Designer in PowerPoint will now work with you company's branded templates to keep your employees on-brand. This feature is rolling out now and Intelligent Services will need to be enable for your organization to utilize this feature.We'll be gradually rolling this out to Targeted release customers in mid-June, and the roll...



Jun 19

Feature update: "Plan" cards for Office 365 groups
We're making some changes to the "All Plans" section of the Planner hub. Planner will no longer show "plan" cards for Office 365 Groups that don't have a plan associated with it.


Jun 18

Updated Feature: O365 Groups:Org Privacy policies will now be shared with external guests in welcome email
With this change, your org'sprivacy policies will now be shared with guests in the welcome email. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 50027.



Jun 18

Updated Feature: Enhancements to the Preservation Hold Library
We’re updating the Preservation Hold Library. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 52431.The Microsoft Security & Compliance Center team would like to announce several retention feature enhancements to the Preservation Hold Library in SharePoint Online. To learn more about Retention in SharePoint Online, please review "Overview of retention policies".Introducing a 30-day grace period for the release of SharePoint Online holdsIn...



Jun 18

Updated Feature: Yammer push notifications
We are improving our Push Notifications on mobile by encrypting end to end. We will begin rolling out this feature soon.



Jun 18

We are retiring the Public website 3rd party link from the M365 Admin center
Major Update: General Availability rollout started
We will be retiring the Public website 3rd party offerings link from the Microsoft 365 Admin center beginning July 15, 2019.



Jun 17

Updated Feature: Microsoft Forms Pro Generally Available
We are proud to announce that Microsoft Forms Pro will be generally available July 1, 2019. With the general availability of Microsoft Forms Pro:Our Public Preview program (“Preview Program”) comes to an end. Participants of the Preview Program will continue to enjoy the full functionality of Microsoft Forms Pro until July 30, 2019.A free 30-day Forms Pro trial will become available.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 51331.This change does not apply to Office 365...



Jun 17

Dynamics 365 – Service Update 54 Refresh for NAM
We have planned a refresh of Service Update 54 for your Dynamics 365 (online) organization in the NAM region. Maintenance window start: 20 June 2019, 02:00 UTC Maintenance window end: 20 June 2019, 11:00 UTC



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