Play of the Week
Microsoft 365 Backup Service is coming for OneDrive, SharePoint, and Exchange Online services. The cross-product solution protects data from cataclysmic events such as ransomware attacks, malicious/accidental deletion, and corruption by end users. This feature will be rolling out in December for commercial customers.
Microsoft 365 app: Office documents have a new default theme
A new default theme is coming to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook across your endpoints. The new theme will include the new default font, Aptos, a new color palette, and updated default line weights. Note: The roadmap item was inadvertently marked Rolling Out. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
ID: 161740 Release: Microsoft 365 app – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: December CY2023
Microsoft Teams: Specific People Link support for Collaborative Notes
With the launch of Collaborative notes, we’re also improving the shareable link type that is created by Collaborative notes to help make meetings more effective and secure. The new Collaborative notes component will generate a Specific People Link (PSL) by default. This link type offers more controlled access than Company Specific Link (CSL). This change also aligns with tenants who have their file-sharing policy set as Specific People. Tenants who previously had Collaborative notes disabled due to lack of PSL support can now enable and use the feature.
ID: 167328 Release: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: January CY2024
Microsoft Teams: In-app Teams devices store experience
With the Teams device store experience inside the Teams app, customers can easily discover and purchase certified Teams devices for personal or shared use cases – headsets, web cameras, desk phones, Teams Rooms, and more. Explore devices in categories, use search or filters to find desired device, and purchase all through the familiar Microsoft Teams interface. We are introducing a new experience for small businesses to purchase devices directly within Teams, businesses in the US and Canada will now be able to complete their purchase without leaving the app.
ID: 169201 Release: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: February CY2024
Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Graph API for SMS notifications in Virtual Appointments
Microsoft Graph API for SMS notifications in Virtual Appointments allows developers to programmatically send confirmation, update, reminder and cancellation SMS notifications to customers. The API support for SMS notifications is currently available in the United States and notifications can be sent to US phone numbers.
ID: 184497 Release: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: February CY2024
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Information Protection – Exchange Auto-labeling supports non-mail enabled security groups
Service side auto-labeling now supports scoping of exchange auto-labeling to non-mail enabled security groups.
ID: 184909 Release: Microsoft Purview compliance portal – DoD, GCC High, GCC Tags: November CY2023
Azure Active Directory: Cross-tenant manager synchronization
Cross-tenant synchronization will support provisioning a user’s manager across tenants. For existing synchronization configurations that use the default schema (where you haven’t made any customizations to the attribute mappings or scoping rules), the manager will start to provision automatically for new users. For existing synchronization configurations that do not use the default schema, you can add the manager attribute to your attribute mappings.
ID: 186222 Release: Azure Active Directory – GCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC High Tags: April CY2024
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: User Submission Automatic Feedback Response
The user submission automatic feedback response enables organizations to automatically respond to end user submissions of phish based on the verdict from the automated investigation. This feature is configurable and allows organizations to dictate in which threat scenarios they would like end users to receive feedback emails. Once enabled, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (MDO) will automatically respond to end user submissions based on the investigation verdict and the configured settings.
ID: 186575 Release: Microsoft Defender for Office 365 – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: November CY2023
SharePoint: Clipchamp Premium features
Clipchamp Premium features help users take their content to the next level. With Clipchamp Premium, users can easily apply brand fonts, colors and logos with brand kit, add top-tier assets for commercial use, and export crisp, well-defined visuals as 4K, 30fps, MP4 files and access advanced analytics. Clipchamp Premium features will be available as a standalone SKU, as well as an add-on to the following Microsoft 365 SKUs: Microsoft 365 E3, Microsoft 365 E5, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, and Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
ID: 187079 Release: SharePoint – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: December CY2023
SharePoint: SharePoint Hub Analytics for US Government Clouds
View, Viewer, dwell time and content level analytics aggregated at a SharePoint Hub level. These features are an enhancement to the existing site and page level analytics in SharePoint.
ID: 187092 Release: SharePoint – GCC High, DoD, GCC Tags: December CY2023
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: AI hub in Microsoft Purview
The AI hub in Microsoft Purview is a centralized location to gain insights into generative AI activity including the sensitive data flowing in AI prompts – both for Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 and non-Microsoft AI applications.
ID: 188510 Release: Microsoft Purview compliance portal – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: June CY2024
Microsoft Stream: Copilot in Stream
Copilot in Stream leverages LLM (Large Language Model) AI technology to help you quickly get the insights you need from Stream (on SharePoint) videos. With Copilot in Stream you can quickly and effectively summarize any video with a transcript, or ask deep dive questions for topics you need to understand. This feature is only available for customers who have purchased the Microsoft 365 Copilot license.
ID: 188616 Release: Microsoft Stream – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: February CY2024
Microsoft 365: Microsoft 365 Backup
Microsoft 365 Backup Service is a product offering spanning across the OneDrive, SharePoint, and Exchange Online services that provides customers with a consistent, cross product solution, to recover their M365 data from cataclysmic events such as: at scale ransomware attacks, or malicious/accidental data deletion/corruption by end users. Microsoft 365 Backup Service is available on a pay-as-you-go basis and can be enabled through the Microsoft 365 admin center.
ID: 188799 Release: SharePoint, Exchange, OneDrive, Microsoft 365 – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: December CY2023
Outlook: Image based theming
Outlook for Mac will soon support image-based theming, allowing users to choose an image from a selection available in the General settings.
ID: 189805 Release: Outlook – GCC, GCC High, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), DoD Tags: March CY2024
Windows 365: Support for Azure AD Single Sign-on (SSO) to AADJ Cloud PCs
A user is able to leverage Azure AD Single Sign-on functionality to log into Windows 365 instance.
ID: 93670 Release: Windows 365 – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC High, GCC Tags: November CY2023
Windows 365: Support for Azure AD Single Sign-on (SSO) to HAADJ Cloud PCs
A user is able to leverage Azure AD Single Sign-on functionality to log into Windows 365 instance.
ID: 106093 Release: Windows 365 – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: November CY2023
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Data Loss Prevention – Admin Units support for DLP alerts in Microsoft 365 Defender portal
With this capability we are extending the Admin Units capability currently available in Microsoft Purview Information Protection and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) to DLP alerts in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal.
ID: 162292 Release: Microsoft Purview compliance portal – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: November CY2023
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Data Loss Prevention – Matched items in audit logs
With this capability you will get visibility into matched condition and value in Audit Logs as a result of a DLP policy match.
ID: 164489 Release: Microsoft Purview compliance portal – GCC High, DoD, GCC Tags: November CY2023
Microsoft Viva: Viva Pulse -Microsoft Teams Chat Notifications and Inline Response
Respond to a Viva Pulse request in Microsoft Teams chat in the flow of work.
ID: 164904 Release: Microsoft Viva – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: December CY2023
Microsoft Teams: One Time Passcode (OTP) for simplified setup of Teams Rooms on Windows
This feature introduces a new and simplified way to setup Teams Room on Windows. During the first boot experience, the user will be presented with an option to enter an OTP to automatically fetch the resource account credentials and sign into Teams Rooms. The users will need a pro license to utilize this feature and provision the OTPs on the Teams Rooms Pro Management Portal.
ID: 170745 Release: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: November CY2023
Microsoft Viva: Apply brand colors across all Connections endpoints using SharePoint themes or custom themes.
Viva Connections will offer a new set of theming options to reflect brand colors consistently across desktop, tablet, and mobile experiences. With this new functionality, customers will have the choice to apply existing SharePoint themes or a custom theme to their Connections experience as well as the SharePoint home site hosting the Connections experience.
ID: 180793 Release: Microsoft Viva – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: November CY2023
Outlook: Sort By Category
This feature allows users to sort their emails by categories in inbox and other folders. It will help users stay focused and organized by allowing them to group related emails together directly in the message list. This update will be available in the new Outlook for Windows and web.
ID: 183902 Release: Outlook – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC Tags: November CY2023
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management – SharePoint site selection enhancement
With this update, Insider Risk Management admins can add any SharePoint sites as priority content or exclude certain SharePoint sites in Insider Risk Management policies by searching the site names or using the exact URLs. Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management correlates various signals to identify potential malicious or inadvertent insider risks, such as IP theft, data leakage, and security violations. Insider Risk Management enables customers to create policies based on their own internal policies, governance, and organizational requirements. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to help ensure user-level privacy.
ID: 169880 Release: Microsoft Purview compliance portal – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC High, DoD, GCC Tags: December CY2023
Microsoft Viva: Search in Viva Connections Mobile for iOS
Adding a search entry point and a new tailored experience for Viva connections users on mobile in iOS.
ID: 171888 Release: Microsoft Viva – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Tags: November CY2023