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O365 Weekly Digest - 12/2/2019

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 is getting a 'Next Steps' panel to improve the in-product help (Roadmap ID: 46832)
  • SharePoint lists are getting modern settings (Roadmap IDs: 46102 & 57306)
  • Teams is getting a Presenter and Attendee role for meetings (Roadmap ID: 51047)

Admin Updates:

  • Exchange is getting Office 365 Message Encryption for enhanced email authenticity (Roadmap ID: 59001)
  • PowerBI has planned maintenance December 14th 
  • End of Support for Windows Server 2008/2012

Email Text

Nov 27

Updated feature: SharePoint team sites ‘Next steps’ panel
We're expanding the in-product help that appears at the top-right of your SharePoint team sites.We'll begin gradually rolling this out to targeted release customers mid-December.The rollout will be completed by the end of January 2020.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 46832.

Nov 27

New Feature: Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) updates to enhance email authenticity
We are rolling out updates to Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) that enhance the authenticity of OME email.We will roll out these features in early January 2020.The rollout will be complete the first of February.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 59001.

Nov 27

Updated Feature: SharePoint list Modern Settings
We’re updating SharePoint list appearance and functionality as part of the modern SharePoint experience.We'll be gradually rolling this out in late November 2019. The rollout will be completed in early December 2019. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap IDs 46102 and 57306.

Nov 27

Planned Maintenance: Power BI - North Central US
Planned Maintenance: Power BI - North Central USWe have maintenance planned for Power BI - North Central US:Starting December 14, 2019 03:00 UTC.Ending December 14, 2019 06:00 UTC.

Nov 27

Windows Server 2008/R2 and Windows Server 2012/R2 end of Support and Office 365 ProPlus
Office 365 ProPlus delivers cloud-connected and always up-to-date versions of the Office desktop apps. To ensure that customers get the best value and experience from Office 365 ProPlus, we are sending this reminder as to the impact of upcoming changes to Windows support on Office 365 ProPlus.

Nov 25

New Feature: Presenter and attendee roles in Microsoft Teams meetings
Microsoft Teams is introducing presenter and attendee roles in meetings.We'll be gradually rolling this out mid-November 2019.The rollout will be complete by the end of November.This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 51047.


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