Play of the Week
By now many of us are finished with the mad rush to educate our users and start working from home. But instead of settling into a new way of working, we are now focused on adjusting to the next wave of COVID support – hybrid remote working. As each state and government decides to bring workers back to the office, the one thing we know for sure is that change is going to be our only constant. Join our call on Thursday, June 25th at 1PM to learn more about how we can embrace our new normal with the right tools.
CJK/Double Byte support for Advanced eDiscovery
CJK/Double Byte support for Advanced eDiscovery – adding CJK/Double Byte characters to review set.
ID:62593 Tags: Security and Compliance center, Microsoft Compliance center – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: September CY2020
Microsoft Teams – new policy to prevent upload of profile picture for GCC customers
Teams desktop and web experiences will honor the Outlook on the Web mailbox policy setting that can control whether users are able change their profile pictures. This applies to GCC, GCCHigh, and DoD tenants.
ID:63312 Tags: Microsoft Teams – GCC, GCC High, DoD Release: June CY2020
Yammer: Live event carousel on home feed in the new Yammer
Make your Yammer live events more discoverable and encourage participation with the new discovery carousel. Attendees can see relevant events right in their discovery feed and easily click to join the event. Users will see the live events in their discovery feed when using Yammer on the web and on their mobile phones. This functionality is enabled by default unless organizers turn off event promotion.
ID:65021 Tags: Yammer – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: June CY2020
SharePoint: SharePoint spaces 360° image annotations and tours
360° tour web part in SharePoint spaces allows creation of immersive virtual tours for SharePoint sites.
ID:65072 Tags: SharePoint – GCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), Education, DoD, GCC High, Germany Release: July CY2020
SharePoint lists and libraries – Rename title column
Users will be able to rename the title field column and see the name change appear consistently in grid view, when in Quick Edit and on the associated view and edit forms.
ID:65146 Tags: SharePoint – Education, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC, All environments, DoD, GCC High, Germany Release: July CY2020
Microsoft Teams: Group Calling for Safari Browser
Group call functionality for the Safari browser.
ID:65330 Tags: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q3 CY2020
Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search
Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search provide a set of out-of-the-box search connectors that enable Microsoft 365 customers to connect Microsoft Search to disparate data sources outside of Microsoft 365. Microsoft Graph connectors for Microsoft Search include the following connectors available within the Microsoft 365 Admin Center: Windows File Share, ServiceNow, Microsoft SQL Server, intranet websites, MediaWiki, Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, Azure DevOps, and Azure SQL.
ID:65331 Tags: Microsoft Search – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q3 CY2020
Microsoft Teams – Virtual Breakout Rooms
Meeting hosts can create breakout rooms to be used by meeting participants for smaller group discussion. They can assign participants to a room and call them back to the larger group when the breakout is complete.
ID:65332 Tags: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q4 CY2020
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Office 365 Security & Compliance Alerts
We are adding new capabilities to the Office 365 Security & Compliance alerting feature, focusing on enriching the existing alerts as well as adding six new alerts related to Phish and Malware threats. Adding new alerts related to Phish delivered due to customer configured overrides in the system. Enriching the Alert APIs: Office 365 Management API – Enriching existing set of SOC focused alerts with additional details of the impacted entities in each alert. Additionally, adding a new operation to encapsulate the AlertStatus changes in the API operations property. Security Graph API – Enriching existing set of SOC focused alerts with additional details of the impacted entities in each alert.
ID:65344 Tags: Security and Compliance center, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q1 CY2021
OneDrive: OneDrive Sync Help Pane on Mac
Users will be able to get Help and Troubleshooting content within Sync Client. To open OneDrive Help Pane the user will need to open the Activity Center, then through the “Help & Settings” menu option select “Get Help”. For OneDrive for business, tenant admins have control over enabling or disabling the option to contact Microsoft Support by setting the user preferences on their Mac machines.
ID:65351 Tags: OneDrive – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: July CY2020
Outlook for Android: Visual cues for work and personal accounts
Provides clear visual cues in across email and calendar experience when in either your work or personal accounts so that email and events are always created from the correct account.
ID: 56452 Tags: Outlook – GCC High, DoD, GCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), Education
Outlook for Android: Work personal contact separation
When creating a new email and new calendar event in either your work/school or personal account, contact suggestions will be separated through a new user experience to ensure the correct contact is selected based on user intent.
ID: 56759 Tags: Outlook – DoD, GCC High, Education, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC Release: June CY2020
Teams-Outlook Email Integrations
Teams-Outlook Email Integrations make it easy to share information between email and chat with three new features: Share email to Teams – Share an email from Outlook, including any attachments, to a channel or chat in Teams. Share conversation via email – Share a Teams conversation via email without leaving the app. Reply to missed activity emails – See the latest messages and respond to Teams missed activity emails from within Outlook.
ID: 57389 Tags: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q1 CY2020
Azure AD Connect cloud provisioning
As a complement to Azure AD Connect sync, seamlessly provision identities from multiple disconnected on-premises AD forest to Azure AD with Azure AD Connect cloud provisioning. Lightweight agents move the heavy lifting for provisioning to the cloud, granting high availability in your hybrid identity environment and ensuring you can manage identities across all of your organizations from a single cloud control plane.
ID: 63538 Tags: Azure Active Directory – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC, All environments, GCC High, DoD Release: Q4 CY2020
Microsoft Teams: Enable organizers to change lobby settings for PSTN meeting participants for GCC customers
Any user who schedules a Microsoft Teams meeting will now see a separate setting to control the lobby for PSTN participants in the Meeting Options page of a given meeting.
ID: 63833 Tags: Microsoft Teams – GCC Release: May CY2020
Azure Active Directory: Enabling basic formatting on the sign-in page text component in Company Branding
Today, the sign-in page text component of Company Branding only supports plaintext. We’re updating the Company Branding functionality feature on the Azure AD/Microsoft 365 login experience to allow adding hyperlinks and simple formatting (bolding, underline and italics).
ID: 64092 Tags: Azure Active Directory – GCC High, DoD, All environments, GCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: June CY2020
Microsoft To Do: Support for Sharing Personal Lists
Microsoft To Do will now allow you to share lists from personal to work accounts.
ID: 64658 Tags: Microsoft To Do – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: June CY2020
Microsoft 365 admin center: User storage limit management for OneDrive
We’re enabling admins to manage storage limits for OneDrive-enabled users in the Microsoft 365 admin center.
ID: 65148 Tags: OneDrive – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: June CY2020
Visio: Visio as a tab in Microsoft Teams
To make collaborating on Visio diagrams within Teams an even better experience, Visio as a tab helps you easily access and manage the Visio files you need or interact with the most. Visio tabs in Teams allow team members to access services and content in a dedicated space within a channel or in a chat. This lets the team work directly with tools and data, and have conversations about the tools and data, all within the context of that channel or chat.
ID: 20886 Tags: Visio – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: June CY2020
Screen recording and editing in Microsoft Stream
Quickly create videos using Microsoft Stream! Quickly create screen recordings by capturing your screen, mic, or webcam, applying light edits, and uploading directly into Stream.
ID: 25687 Tags: Microsoft Stream – All environments Release: Q2 CY2020
Outlook for Windows: Drag and drop emails into a Group
Drag a single email or an entire thread to a Group in Outlook.
ID: 27473 Tags: Outlook Release: Q1 CY2020
SharePoint sites: audience targeting in site navigation
Increase the value and engagement of your site navigation by filtering the items within the navigation menu based on people and groups. This applied to communication sites and hub sites in Office 365.
ID: 34251 Tags: SharePoint – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q2 CY2020
SharePoint – OneDrive – Teams – file upload limit up to 100GB
As requirements grow, so, too, must the content service that you depend on for your day to day content and files use. We are increasing the file upload limit in Office 365 to 100GB (up from 15GB). That means you can bring bigger files into SharePoint document libraries, OneDrive and Teams files – all based on the same, robust content store.
ID: 49368 Tags: OneDrive – All environments, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: May CY2020
Planner: Copy a plan within an existing Group or Teams
You will be able to select an existing group or team that you’d like to copy an existing plan into. You will also be able to select what should be copied over from the original plan.
ID: 49429 Tags: Planner – All environments, DoD, GCC High, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC Release: July CY2020
View labeled & protected Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business using Office Online apps
Ability to open labeled and protected documents stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business using the Office Online apps.
ID: 49448 Tags: Microsoft Information Protection – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q1 CY2020
Microsoft Teams – Private channels
Limit which team members can see the conversation and content within a particular channel. You can right-size channel participation and exposure without having to create discrete teams to limit visibility.
ID: 50588 Tags: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q4 CY2019
Prevent Yammer groups from being hidden from the directory
Yammer admins will be able to prevent Yammer groups from being hidden from the groups directory
ID: 53635 Tags: Yammer – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q4 CY2019
Microsoft Teams – Phone System for GCC High and DoD
Phone System enables call control and PBX capabilities in the Office 365 cloud for Microsoft Teams. Microsoft is now enabling this environment for Microsoft 365 GCC High and DoD.
ID: 54207 Tags: Microsoft Teams – DoD, GCC High Release: Q4 CY2019
Outlook for Android: Up next
Events on your calendar that are coming up in the next 30 minutes and marked as Busy will be included in a new banner at the top of your inbox.
ID: 54578 Tags: Outlook – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC High, Education, GCC Release: Q2 CY2020
Noise Suppression in Stream Videos
Noise suppression eliminates distracting background noise in recorded videos uploaded to Stream, so you focus on the person speaking, not what’s happening around them.
ID: 57301 Tags: Microsoft Stream – All environments Release: May CY2020
SharePoint – lists and libraries web parts consume dynamic data
Let web parts talk to other web parts and your pages and experiences become more dynamic with data and interactive. You will be able to configure list web part to send its property values to the List Properties web part, including updating those values based on what is selected.
ID: 57307 Tags: SharePoint – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q4 CY2019
Outlook for Android: Gallery support
Browse your photo gallery from Outlook when you want to add a photo to your email message.
ID: 60393 Tags: Outlook – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC, Education, DoD, GCC High Release: June CY2020
Pin Microsoft Teams apps in more places
Administrators can now pin Apps more broadly across Microsoft Teams, including the expanded Apps area of the Microsoft Teams App Bar. This makes featuring the right apps for your organization more discoverable by users.
ID: 61332 Tags: Microsoft Teams – Education, GCC, Germany, All environments, DoD, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q1 CY2020
Microsoft Graph: [IDENTITY AND ACCESS] Publisher Verification (Preview)
App developers will be able to prove their authenticity byassociating their verified organizational identity with their app registration. After this is complete, admins and end users will be able to see a “verified” badge on the consent screen andother UX surfaces. Publisher Verification status will also be used by tenantadmins to set policies that control what apps users can consent to, and it willbe factored into Microsoft’s risk evaluation of an app. All new multi-tenantapps created after Build will be required to be Publisher Verified in order tobe user consentable in any tenant.
ID: 63733 Tags: Microsoft Graph – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: May CY2020
Microsoft Teams meeting attendee limit increases to 300 participants
To help customers meet rapidly changing communication and meeting needs, we are increasing the maximum number of participants allowed in a Teams meeting to 300. We expect to enable this new increase in June.
ID: 64225 Tags: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: June CY2020
Safe Documents is available worldwide
With Safe Documents, we’re bringing the power of the Intelligent Security Graph down to the desktop to verify that documents are safe at the endpoint itself. Although Protected View helps secure documents originating outside the organization, too often users would exit this sandbox without great consideration and leave their networks vulnerable. Bringing a minimal trust approach to the Office 365 ProPlus clients, Safe Documents automatically checks the document against known risks and threat profiles before allowing to open. Users are not asked to decide on their own whether a document can be trusted; they can simply focus on the work to be done. This seamless connection between the desktop and the cloud both simplifies the user workflow and helps to keep the network more secure. And with every malicious attack contained, the entire Intelligent Security Graph becomes stronger, benefiting everyone.
ID: 64678 Tags: Office 365 – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: June CY2020
Microsoft Teams – PSTN participant phone numbers are masked from external users for GCC
For customers with Audio Conferencing enabled for their Teams meetings, we will mask the PSTN participant’s phone number to users who have joined from outside of your organization.
ID: 65202 Tags: Microsoft Teams – GCC Release: June CY2020
Teams Sharing Integration with OneDrive
This feature will be included in Roadmap ID 51230. We are removing this item as a result: Users of Microsoft Teams will be able to see and configure OneDrive link settings right from within the Teams app.
ID: 27016 Tags: OneDrive – All environments Release: May CY2020
SharePoint news notification configuration
Configure personal email notification settings for SharePoint news updates. This item has been delayed, and will be added back to the roadmap when the schedule is determined.
ID: 49604 Tags: SharePoint – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: Q1 CY2021