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O365 Weekly Digest - 07/29/2019

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.

Updates:

  • Per-Site Anyone link expiration policies (Roadmap ID: 53748)
  • Site owners will be able to join Hub Sites (Roadmap ID: 53903)
  • Outlook on the web's new experience is rolling out with a target of July 22nd for targeted  release and August 5th to Standard release customers 
  • Save for later lets you make files and folders from OneDrive to view later list (Roadmap ID: 49095)
  • Performance improvements for portal.office.com (Roadmap ID: 52644)
  • Updated Email controls for events from emails in Outlook on the web (Roadmap ID: 53580)
  • My Analytics is getting Dashboards, Email Digests, and additional admin controls (Roadmap IDs: 52276 & 52277)

    Admin Updates:

    You can check out the full list of update below

    Email Text


    Jul 26

    New Feature: Per-Site Anyone Link Expiration Policy
    We'll begin rolling Per-Site Anyone Link Expiration Policy for Office 365 soon. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 53748.


    Jul 26

    Updated Feature: Joining SharePoint hubs can be performed by site owners
    We're updating SharePoint hubs so site owners can now associate their sites with a SharePoint hub.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 53903.


    Jul 26

    Updated Feature: Outlook on the web - New experience roll out
    Major Update: General Availability rollout started
    Updated feature: Outlook on the web - new experience GAWe appreciate your feedback about the roll out of the new experience for Outlook on the web.We want to acknowledge that some features are not yet available in the opt-in experience but they will be there before August 5th when the new experience will come to Standard Release customers.We have also received feedback about some features not working as expected for a small number of customers - We are addressing them and they will be fixed...


    Jul 25

    New Feature: Save for later on Files
    Save for later on Files is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 49095.


    Jul 25

    New Feature: Outlook on the web - New experience roll out
    Major Update: General Availability rollout started
    Starting on July 22, 2019, the new Outlook on the web will become the default experience for Mail, Calendar, and People and we will remove the opt-in toggle. With this change users will not be able to move back or see the classic experience. This change will override the PowerShell command which previously blocked the opt-in toggle.We will start rolling out the new Outlook on the web as the default experience on July 22nd to Targeted Release customers, and following with non Targeted Release...


    Jul 25

    New Feature: Outlook mobile app configuration policies for devices without enrollment
    We’re starting to roll out support for IT administrators to deploy Outlook for iOS and Android general app configuration settings for devices that have Intune App Protection Policies and are not enrolled. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs: 53119 and 53115


    Jul 25

    What’s New in the Microsoft Intune Service Update for July
    Your Microsoft Intune account has been updated to the latest service build.


    Jul 25

    New feature: Push notifications on iOS and Android for customized messages in Intune
    We’re excited to announce that we’ve rolled out a new UserVoice requested feature with the July update to the Intune service. This feature will allow you to send customized push notifications from the Intune Company Portal app to end users on Intune-managed iOS and Android devices.


    Jul 25

    Feature update: Office 365 Client Licensing and Activation Improvements
    Major Update: General Availability rollout started
    In late August, we will start rolling out changes to Office 365 licensing technology to make it more reliable and resilient. These changes will help simplify activation management and streamline the Office activation experience for users.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 53698


    Jul 24

    Update - Updated Feature: Improving performance by removing portal.office.com redirect
    Updated July 24, 2019 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 24

    Updated Feature: Outlook on the web - More controls for events from email
    Act By: Oct 31
    We’re adding more controls for events from email for Outlook on the web.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 53580.This update does not apply to Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.


    Jul 23

    Feature update: Teams Global CsTeamsMeetingPolicy update and lobby support
    Major Update: General Availability rollout started
    We're making some changes to the AutoAdmittedUsers setting within CsTeamsMeetingPolicy and providing lobby support via Meeting Options for meeting organizers.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 24215.\

    Jul 23

    Updated Feature: MyAnalytics rollout - Dashboard, Email Digest and Admin controls.
    Major Update: General Availability rollout started
    We are excited to announce the next phase of the MyAnalytics rollout to your organization.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs – 52276 and 52277


    Jul 23

    Office 365 will retire TLS 1.0 and 1.1 starting June 1st, 2020 in Worldwide and GCC Environments
    Major Update: General Availability rollout started
    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 22

    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 22

    New Feature: Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Safe Links in Teams
    Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Safe Links in Teams is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 34298ATP for Microsoft Teams will bring premium ATP security value into Microsoft Teams clients. This covers all production clients released today: Desktop, Mobile (iOS), Mobile (Android), and Web.

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