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O365 Weekly Digest - 11/11/2019

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:

  • Native Federation for 1:1 chats in Teams is rolling out though it has taken longer than expected  (Roadmap ID: 52394)
  • Information Governance and Records Management capabilities are rolling out to the Compliance Center in November (Roadmap ID: 55706)
  • Teams meeting policies for IP Video and IP Audio will be updated starting in February (Roadmap ID: 57082)
  • Communication Compliance is a new M365 feature that makes it easier to manage communication requirements for your organization
  • Intelligent classification will use machine learning to auto classify your data (Roadmap ID: 48505)
  • OneNote 2016 support is continuing, previously it was going to be a Windows 10 app only

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Nov 09

New Feature: Microsoft To Do - Notifications for shared lists
Microsoft To Do: Push Notifications is a new Office 365 feature. We'll begin rolling this feature out soon.• Rolling into general availability in early December and will be complete by the end of December.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 56872


Nov 09

New Feature: File Hover Card - People who viewed
We are introducing an Office 365 file hover card feature: people who viewed files.We'll be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers in mid-November 2019.The roll out will be completed by the end of February 2020.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 56515.


Nov 07

Structural navigation caching follow-up
As communicated in MC194438 we are further optimizing page performance for classic publishing portals that use structural navigation by implementing a new caching model.
Nov 07

New Feature: Welcome a new colleague into Teams
Major Update: Announcement started
We are introducing ‘Colleague joined Teams’ notifications in Microsoft Teams.We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers early December.The roll out is expected to be completed mid-January.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57455.


Nov 06

Fluid Framework Preview
Major Update: Announcement started
We’re releasing both a public and private Fluid Framework Preview, a new technology for building shared, interactive experiences on the web for Microsoft 365.We will be gradually rolling this out in early December.This preview experience is accessible in English (US) environments only.This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 56781.


Nov 06

New Feature: SharePoint and OneDrive support for sensitivity labels (preview)
New feature: SharePoint and OneDrive support for sensitivity labels (preview)Rolling out early-NovemberComplete roll out by mid-NovemberPreviously, when you applied sensitivity labels that included encryption to Office files stored in SharePoint and OneDrive, the service couldn't process the content of these files. Co-authoring, eDiscovery, Data Loss Prevention, search, Delve, and other collaborative features didn't work. This preview enables these features:SharePoint recognizes sensitivity...


Nov 06

New Feature: File Hover Card - Conversations
We are adding a new file hover card feature to show conversations that reference a file.We'll be gradually rolling this out in early December 2019.The rollout will be completed by the end of February 2020.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 56183.


Nov 05

New Feature: Save for later on Files
Updated November 5, 2019 - In order to provide an optimal experience we are delaying the roll out of this feature until January, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience. 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.


Nov 05

New Feature: Microsoft Teams - Native Federation for 1:1 Chats
As previously announced in MC182673, June 2019, we are making it possible to have richer conversations with people outside your organization within Microsoft Teams chat. The rollout has taken longer than expected to ensure an optimal experience for customers. We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers in early November 2019. The roll out will be completed in early December 2019.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 52394


Nov 05

Updated Feature: Information Governance and Records Management available in Microsoft 365 Compliance Center
We’re updating Information Governance and Records Management available in Microsoft 365 Compliance Center.We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers in early November 2019.The roll out will be completed by the end of November 2019.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 55706.


Nov 05

New Feature: Request Files command now rolling out
We are introducing a "Request Files" command for folders on the OneDrive for Business web experience.We'll be gradually rolling this out in early November.The roll out is expected to be completed by the end of the year.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 27020.


Nov 05

Updated Feature: Teams Meeting Policies Update - Allow IP Video and Allow IP Audio
We are planning to update the Allow IP video policy and adding Allow IP audio policy to Teams. We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers in February 2020.The roll out will be completed in March 2020.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 57082.


Nov 05

New Feature: Outlook for iOS launches Play My Emails
Outlook for iOS is starting to roll out Play My Emails using Cortana. Play My Emails lets you catch up with new email in your focused inbox.We will begin gradually rolling this out on November 4, 2019.We expect the roll out to United States customers to occur over the coming weeks.Note: This feature is available only to United States (US-EN) customers and does not apply to EDU tenants.


Nov 05

New Feature: Microsoft 365 Communication Compliance
Communication compliance is a brand-new Microsoft 365 compliance solution that helps all organizations address code-of-conduct policy violations in company communications, while also helping organizations in regulated industries meet specific supervisory compliance requirements.We'll be gradually rolling this out to Microsoft 365 compliance center on November 4, 2019.Most customers should have access to the new feature over the next several weeks.


Nov 05

New feature: Favorites added to role management in Microsoft 365 admin center
We're adding favorites to role management in the Microsoft 365 admin center.We'll be gradually rolling out this feature, starting with Targeted Release, in early-November 2019.We'll complete the rollout by the end of November.


Nov 04

New Feature: Intelligent classification for Information Governance
Intelligent classification for Information Governance & Records Management is a new Office 365 feature.We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers in early November 2019.The roll out will be completed by the end of December 2019.This roll out is excluded from Office 365 subscriptions with data residency requirements (tenants in geos listed in this table).This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 48505.


Nov 04

Configuration Change: OneNote 2016
We're continuing mainstream support for OneNote 2016 so that organization and individual use is uninterrupted.Beginning March 10th, 2020, new installations of Office suite products will include OneNote 2016 by default.In addition, config.office.com, SCCM, and Intune will display OneNote 2016 as being included with Office by default.


Nov 04

New Feature: SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business record versioning using Retention Labels
We're rolling out SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business record versioning using Retention Labels.We'll be gradually rolling out this feature in early November 2019.We'll complete the rollout by the end of November.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 50794.


Nov 04

New feature: audience targeting in SharePoint Online organizational news
As originally communicated in MC177427 SharePoint Online organizational news: audience targeting is a new Office 365 feature. We have adjusted the roll out schedule to ensure an optimal experience for our customers.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 30695.• Continuing roll-out mid-November and will be complete by end of December


Nov 04

New Feature: Expand/Collapse button in lists
Expand/Collapse button in lists is a new Office 365 feature.Rolling into targeted release mid-NovemberComplete general availability at the end of November




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