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O365 Weekly Digest - 10/7/2019

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:

  • Yammer updates for improved GDPR Processes
  • Service health dashboard is getting email notifications for incidents (Roadmap ID: 24231)
  • Voice Administration settings are coming to the Teams Admin Center (Roadmap ID: 55716)
  • Message Center messages will now be displayed in local time instead of UTC
  • Blocked Files list for Outlook on the web is getting updated to include additional extensions (Roadmap ID: 55100)
  • Dynamics 365 has improved their version release notes
  • Compliance Manager permissions are being updated and a new Compliance Score is being released
  • New Quarantine Administer Role is rolling out now through mid-November (Roadmap ID: 55471)
You can check out the full list of update below including a before and after of the start page UX.

Image taken from the Message Center

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Oct 05

New Feature: Live captions in English-US available in Teams meetings
We are launching live captions for Teams meetings.We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers in early November.The roll out will be completed worldwide by the end of November.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 52817.



Oct 04

Updated Feature: Upcoming Changes to Yammer GDPR Process
Customer feedback has indicated that our current process for handling GDPR Data Subject Requests in Yammer iscomplicated.To resolve this, and prevent complications with upcoming changes to Yammer network retention settings, we will be releasing changes to the GDPR process, in Yammer, on November 4th.



Oct 03

New Feature: Service health dashboard email notifications
The Service health dashboard in Microsoft 365 admin center will soon support email notifications for incidents.We will be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers beginning in mid-October.We will provide additional details when we begin to move to General Availability.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 24231.



Oct 02

New Feature: Voice Administration in Teams admin center
Voice Administration in Teams admin center is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 55716.We'll be gradually rolling these enhancements out to customers with Microsoft Teams and Phone System starting on October 4, 2019, and the roll out will be completed worldwide by October 11, 2019.



Oct 02

Updated Feature: OneDrive / SharePoint email language localization
We’re updating OneDrive / SharePoint email language localization.We’ll begin gradually rolling out this feature in early November 2019.The roll out will be complete worldwide by the end of the year.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 55557.



Oct 02

New Feature: Changing timestamps in message posts from UTC to Local Time
We will soon be changing timestamps in message posts in the new Office 365 admin portal.We'll be rolling this out to all customers on October 8, 2019.



Oct 02

Updated Feature: Blocked file types in Outlook on the web
Major Update: Announcement started
Act By: Oct 18
We will be adding some additional file extensions to the BlockedFileTypes list. The BlockedFileTypes parameter specifies a list of attachment file types (file extensions) that can't be saved locally or viewed from Outlook on the web.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 55100.This change will roll out in November.



Oct 02

Updated Feature: Updating default setting for live captions and subtitles in live events policy
We’re updating the default setting for live captions and subtitles in the live events policy.We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers in early November.The roll out will be completed worldwide by the end of November.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 55754.



Oct 01

Dynamics 365 - Released Versions information available
We are pleased to announce a new resource to assist our customers in reviewing release information. The Released Versions site shows the following information regarding your organization:Current versionScheduled date for updateNext version For each of these you will be able to click into the version and see what is included in the update. If you require additional information on past releases, that is also available on the page. The Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement platform is the only service...



Oct 01

Updated Feature: Updated SharePoint start page experience
Act By: Dec 27
Updated October 1, 2019: Please disregard the Action by Date as there is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. We’re updating the SharePoint start page experienceWe'll be gradually rolling this out to selected Targeted Release customers in early October 2019.We'll be gradually rolling this out to all customers on November 1, 2019.The roll out will be completed worldwide by the end of November.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 54821.



Oct 01

New Feature: Microsoft Compliance Manager permissions are changing; introducing Microsoft Compliance Score
Major Update: Announcement started
Act By: Nov 01
Microsoft Compliance Manager permissions are changing. As part of this change, we are introducing Microsoft Compliance Score in the Microsoft 365 compliance center. For more about Microsoft 365 compliance center, see MC191769.We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers on November 1, 2019.The rollout will be completed worldwide in early November.GCC customers can access the Microsoft Compliance Score; however, admins should evaluate whether to use this feature. Document upload storage is...



Oct 01

New Feature: Sharing Reports for SharePoint Online
Updated September 24, 2019 - added Additional Information SharePoint Online (SPO) site owners can see all the items in their site that have been shared with any user via the new Office 365 Sharing Reports for SPO feature.We'll be gradually rolling this out to targeted release customers in late September.We’ll be gradually rolling this out to other customers, including GCC and Department of Defense, in early October.The roll out will be completed worldwide by the end of November. This message is...


Oct 01

Updated Feature: Introducing the Quarantine Administrator Role
Act By: Oct 25
We’re introducing the Quarantine Administrator Role Based Access Control (RBAC) Role.We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers in late October 2019.The roll out will be completed worldwide by the mid-November 2019.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 55471.



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