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O365 Weekly Digest - 11/18/2019

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: - these emails include items posted to the message center over the last week and come out every Monday.


  • SharePoint home sites are rolling out now through January to Target Release tenants (Roadmap ID: 26842)
  • Microsoft To Do Push notifications is rolling out in December (Roadmap ID: 56872)
  • SharePoint's Classic popularity reports are being retired at the end of February 2020
  • Tags are coming to Teams which will allow communication to users who are members of a Tag (Roadmap ID: 57651)
  • PowerApps now works with SharePoint document libraries. (Roadmap ID: 57303)
  • Outlook mobile is getting the ability to block notification text from appearing on the lock screen (Roadmap IDs: 56325 & 56326)

Admin Updates:

  • Power Platform self-service toggle is rolling out on November 19th
  • Teams are getting Sensitivity labels, currently in Public Preview (Roadmap ID: 57275)
  • Updated profile experience in Azure AD for end users. (Roadmap ID: 57055)

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Nov 16

Planned Maintenance: updating School Data Sync
Planned Maintenance: updating School Data Sync (SDS)Starting 11/21/2019 19:30 UTCEnding 11/21/2019 22:30 UTCWe’re making some changes to SDS and some features and capabilities will be unavailable, for a just a few hours, on Thursday November 21, 2019.

Nov 16

New Feature: SharePoint home sites
SharePoint home sites is a new Office 365 feature.We'll be gradually rolling this out to Targeted Release customers the end of November 2019.The roll out will be completed by the end of January 2020.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 26842.

Nov 15

UPDATED - Announcing self-service purchase capabilities for Power Platform products
Major Update: Announcement started
UPDATE as of October 31, 2019: Over the past week, we’ve been listening to your feedback regarding the rollout of our self-service purchase capabilities for Power Platform products. To those of you who provided your input, thank you! Based on your feedback, we’ve adjusted our approach to better address the needs of both IT admins and end users within organizations. We’re making the following changes to our plan: On November 19th, we will provide IT admins a way to turn off self-service... More ...

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Nov 15

New Feature: Sensitivity Labels for Teams
We are pleased to announce the public preview forSensitivity Labelsfor Teams.Sensitivity Labels can be prescribed at a tenant level and when applied to a Team can regulate the public/private settings that can be selected by the user creating the Team. Furthermore, the labels can also regulate whether Teams created by any user in the tenant can have guest access or not.Rolling out in mid-NovemberRoll out to be complete by the end of DecemberThis enhancement is related toMicrosoft 365 Roadmap... More ...

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Nov 15

New Feature: Block organizational data on Outlook mobile notifications
You will soon be able to keep organizational data confidential on iOS and Android device lock screens by blocking data from appearing in Outlook mobile email and calendar notifications.We will begin gradually rolling this out in the mobile apps in mid-December 2019.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 56325 and 56326.

Nov 15

New Feature: Microsoft To Do - Notifications for shared lists
Major Update: Announcement started
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 15

SharePoint - Classic popularity reports to be retired
Major Update: Announcement started
Act By: Feb 28
We are retiring classic usage and popularity reports for Classic sites. This includes reports for site collections, sites, document libraries, folders and individual items. These usage reports will not be available after February 29, 2020.

Nov 15

Updated Feature: End user profile experience
We’re updating the Azure AD end user profile experience to an account management experience called My Account.We'll be gradually rolling this out in early December.The roll out is expected to be completed by the end of the year.This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 57055.

Nov 14

New Feature: Tags in Microsoft Teams
Tags enable targeted communication by allowing users to message members of a tag. We'll be gradually rolling this out to customers in early January 2020.The rollout will be completed by the end of March 2020.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57651.

Nov 13

Updated Feature: PowerApps integration with SharePoint libraries
We’re updating PowerApps integration with SharePoint libraries.We'll be gradually rolling this out in mid-November.The roll out will be completed by late November.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57303.


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