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O365 Weekly Digest - 07/22/2019

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:

  • iOS PowerApps is getting a fix for hover dialogs this week 
  • Teams is getting Channel Moderation which will allow teams owners control over who can post and reply to messages in a Channel (Roadmap ID: 51786)
  • Teams is getting the ability to share System Audio (Roadmap ID: 50692)
  • SharePoint page and news authoring is getting a series of updates
    • Drag and drop files to the canvas: Files and images can now be uploaded directly to a page. Files will be placed in a file viewer and images will be added to the page (Roadmap ID: 53194)
    • Link preview: Links added to a text editor will now show a preview of the destination page if available. Includes support for Stream and YouTube videos
    • On page anchors: Page authors can add anchors to a page for easy navigation (Roadmap ID: 53198)
    • Undo/Redo: Can undo and redo changes without saving or publishing (Roadmap ID: 53192)
    • Vertical sections. Much like horizontal sections can have different colors and styling, page authors will have have the same functionality for vertical pages (Roadmap ID: 53195)
  • Outlook on the web is getting a new doc sharing experience where any link will be automatically updated to match the doc type (Roadmap ID: 51553)
  • Stream can now trim and replace videos without modifying the existing links (Roadmap IDs: 49534 & 53211)
  • Site Footers are rolling out for communication sites (Roadmap ID: 33138)

    Admin Updates:

    • Office 365 is retiring TLS 1.0 and 1.1 on June 1st 2020
    • Performance improvements are coming to users being redirected form portal.office.com (Roadmap ID: 52644)
    • Office for Mac will allow for more control from the organization
    • Email timeline in threat explorer (Roadmap ID: 52595)
    • Teams will allow for the assignment of policies based on user role (Roadmap ID: 53641)
    • Outlook on the Web is getting an Authentication Session Management option for admins to control the sign-in frequency (Roadmap ID: 52371)
    You can check out the full list of update below

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    Jul 20

    PowerApps - hovering dialog window showing on mobile devices using iOS
    We have discovered an issue that affects PowerApps users on devices that run iOS (iPad, iPhone). While using the app, users may receive a survey dialog that cannot be dismissed and will leave a blank window hovering over the application. We have developed a fix for this issue and have submitted an updated PowerApps app to the iOS App store for approval. We expect this updated app to be available by Tuesday, July 23, 2019.


    Jul 19

    New Feature: Teams Channel Moderation
    Channel Moderation is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 51786


    Jul 19

    Office 365 will retire TLS 1.0 and 1.1 starting June 1st, 2020 in Worldwide and GCC Environments
    Act By: May 31
    As previously communicated (MC124104 in Oct 2017, MC126199 in Dec 2017 and MC128929 in Feb 2018), we are moving 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.Keeping on track with this promise – Office 365 will be retiring TLS 1.0 and 1.1 starting June 1, 2020.


    Jul 19

    Updated Feature: Improving performance by removing portal.office.com redirect
    We are aiming to improve page loading performance for our Office users by removing any special redirection from the portal.office.com URL. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 52644.


    Jul 19

    Expanding your organization's transparency and control over Microsoft 365 cloud connected experiences for Office to Mac
    Microsoft protects and respects the privacy of your Office data, whether that data is an email, a Word document, or similar user content.This protection of your Office data also extends to the data that Microsoft uses to ensure your Office apps are up to date, secure, and performing as expected; and to the rich productivity and collaboration experiences enabled by connecting the apps to Microsoft’s cloud. As announced in MC176396 (March 2019); to increase the transparency and control of this...



    Jul 19

    Updated - New feature: Share system audio in Teams
    Updated July 19, 2019 - We apologize for any inconvenience as we are updating the rollout timeline and will begin rolling out on July 22 and expect to complete at the end of August. Sharing system audio is a new Microsoft Teams feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 50692.


    Jul 18

    Updates to SharePoint page and news authoring
    We will begin rolling out updates to SharePoint authoring features soon.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 53192, 53194, 53195, 53198.


    Jul 18

    New Feature: Outlook on the web - new cloud doc sharing experience
    Major Update: General Availability rollout started
    We will be rolling out a new cloud doc sharing experience in Outlook on the web, this is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 51553


    Jul 17

    New Feature: Email Timeline in Threat Explorer
    Email Timeline is a new Office 365 feature in Threat Explorer. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 52595


    Jul 17

    New Feature: Replace and Trim videos without breaking existing links
    Replace and Trim videos without breaking existing links is a new Microsoft Stream feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 49534 and 53211


    Jul 17

    New Feature: Assigning a package of policies in Teams to users based on their roles.
    Assigning a package of policies to users based on their roles is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 53641 This change does not apply to Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.


    Jul 17

    New Feature: SharePoint Site footer for Communication sites
    Site footer is a new SharePoint feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 33138


    Jul 15

    New Feature: Outlook on the web - Authentication Session Management
    Outlook on the web - Authentication Session Management is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 52371

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