In Development

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection: Network protection for macOS

Microsoft is bringing Network Protection functionality to MacOS (min. macOS ver 10.15.4). Network protection helps reduce the attack surface of your devices from Internet-based events. It prevents employees from using any application to access dangerous domains that may host phishing scams, exploits, and other malicious content on the Internet. Network protection expands the scope of Microsoft Defender SmartScreen to block all outbound HTTP(s) traffic that attempts to connect to low-reputation sources (based on the domain or hostname).

ID:68859    Tags: Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)  Release: December CY2021

Microsoft Teams: Improvements to the “Create a Microsoft Team from SharePoint” experience

Enhance existing Microsoft 365 Groups with Teams functionality, directly from SharePoint team sites.

ID:68861    Tags: SharePoint, Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)  Release: November CY2020

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Defender for Office 365 – Evaluation Mode

We’re introducing Evaluation Mode in Microsoft Defender for Office 365 – the most effective way to evaluate the filtering efficacy of Defender for Office 365 using real-world email in your production environment. The feature can be configured by all customers that have Microsoft Exchange Online mailboxes, and provides a report that quantifies the messages that would have been blocked by Defender for Office 365 had the policies taken action. With Evaluation Mode, messages are scanned and evaluated without requiring a change to your MX record.

ID:68862     Tags: Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant) Release: December CY2020

Microsoft Graph: New privacy controls for Microsoft Graph-based insights

For administrators who wish to enable granular control over where intelligent insights are available to their employees, we’re introducing new controls that provide you the ability to configure the visibility of Graph-derived insights, between users and other items in the Graph (such as documents or sites) across apps and services in Microsoft 365.

ID:68863   Tags: Microsoft Graph – GCC   Release: November CY2020

Microsoft Search: Bookmark recommendations in Microsoft Search

Microsoft Search now simplifies the process of creating and curating Bookmarks with Recommended Bookmarks. Bookmark recommendations are generated by reasoning across SharePoint sites in Microsoft 365 to suggest Bookmarks to the Microsoft Search administrator, reducing the need to manually look across sites and information to determine the most valuable resources to curate and promote to users of Microsoft Search.

ID:68864   Tags: Microsoft Search – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)   Release: November CY2020

Microsoft Teams: EHR connector for virtual visits in healthcare

The Microsoft Teams EHR connector let’s patients schedule and join the virtual visit from within their electronic health record (EHR) systemâ??s patient portal. Providers can schedule and launch the visits from within the EHR provider portal. Integration with Epic is currently supported by the Microsoft Teams EHR connector, with other EHR systems coming soon.

ID:68865    Tags: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)   Release: December CY2020

Microsoft Teams: Linux Client available in GCC-High

The Microsoft Teams Linux client will now be available in GCC-High.

ID:68866    Tags: Microsoft Teams – GCC High   Release: November CY2020

Microsoft Teams: Tasks in Teams in GCC

Tasks for Information Workers in Teamsâ??Tasks in Teams gives you a new unified view of your personal and team tasks, powered by Planner and To Do. It consolidates your tasks across Microsoft To Do, Planner and Outlook. Smart lists like Assigned to me bring tasks together across different task lists, whether youâ??re on desktop or mobile.

ID:68950    Tags: Microsoft To Do, Microsoft Teams, Planner – GCC    Release: January CY2021

Microsoft Planner: Tasks for Information Workers in Teams in GCC

Tasks for Information Workers in Teams gives you a new unified view of your personal and team tasks, powered by Planner and To Do. It consolidates your tasks across Microsoft To Do, Planner and Outlook. Smart lists like Assigned to me bring tasks together across different task lists, whether youâ??re on desktop or mobile.

ID:68951    Tags: Microsoft To Do, Microsoft Teams, Planner – GCC  Release: January CY2021

Rolling Out

Microsoft To Do: Support for push notifications for shared list activities for work and school accounts

This update adds the ability to create Microsoft To Do push notifications in Work and School accounts just as you can in your Personal account.

ID:67114    Tags: Microsoft To Do – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)  Release: November CY2020

Microsoft Compliance Center: Microsoft Compliance Manager general availability

Compliance Manager is the next generation of the existing Compliance Manager and Compliance Score solutions, which have been in commercial public preview since November 2019. With this announcement, we are consolidating the functionality of these two solutions into one single solution, Compliance Manager, which sits in the Microsoft 365 compliance center. With Compliance Manager, you will benefit from intuitive end-to-end compliance management, a vast out-of-the-box assessment template library and built-in automation to scale your compliance across global, industrial and regional standards.

ID:67132    Tags: Microsoft Compliance center – GCC, GCC High    Release: November CY2020

Microsoft Teams: Full screen support in new meetings experience

In Full screen mode, the meeting window fills up the whole screen, the title bar on the top and task bar on the bottom of the window hide. On Windows OS, the taskbar is hidden in Full screen mode.

ID:67171    Tags: Microsoft Teams – GCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)  Release: November CY2020

Microsoft Compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Collect and review encrypted content attached to local copy in Exchange

Now eDiscovery managers will be able to collect and review content encrypted with Microsoft encryption technologies and attached as a local copy to an email in Exchange using content search, core or advanced eDiscovery.

ID:68704   Tags: Microsoft Compliance center – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)   Release: November CY2020

Microsoft 365 Admin center: Service Health email notifications for specific incidents and advisories

The service health dashboard in Microsoft 365 admin center will soon support the ability to opt into email notifications for a specific incident or advisory.

ID:68717    Tags: Microsoft 365 Admin Center – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC  Release: November CY2020

Microsoft Teams: Theme and icon updates

We’re updating the Teams default and dark theme background colors and icon set to align with the overall Microsoft 365 design vision.

ID:68721    Tags: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)   Release: November CY2020

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Updates to Automated Investigations

A number of improvements are being delivered to improve the clarity and value of automated investigations: Alerts for manually triggered investigations, User compromise investigations show email clusters to identify malicious, suspicious, and clean email from a potentially compromised account, A new mailbox configuration entity category will be listed for investigation findings associated with suspicious mailbox configuration findings, Removal of block URL action from existing investigations, due to it being a unnecessary action.

ID:68949    Tags: Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC   Release: November CY2020

Yammer: Updated UX the Yammer tab for Microsoft Teams

The Yammer tab for Microsoft teams will get updated to include the new Yammer experience.

ID:70073    Tags: Yammer – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)  Release: November CY2020


Outlook for Windows: Default permissions for sharing links

When you share a document in Outlook for Windows by inserting a link, the permission to access that link will be provided by how your administrator sets sharing permissions for documents at the organization level. Your email message will include a clear, clickable link with the document name. If recipients do not have permission to access the link, the link will turn red with an indicator to update permission. A new option allows you to update the permissions directly in the message body.

ID: 44590  Tags: Outlook – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)   Release: June CY2020

Teams: Microsoft Teams displays

A new category of all-in-one dedicated Teams devices that features an ambient touchscreen and a hands-free experience powered by Cortana. These devices seamlessly integrate with your PC, providing easy access to Teams chat, meetings, calling, calendar, and files. With natural language, users can ask Cortana to join and present in meetings, dictate replies to a Teams chat, and more.

ID: 53941   Tags: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)   Release: November CY2020

Teams: Updated functionality for downloading participant reports in Teams meetings

Meeting organizers, especially teachers and event organizers, often need to know who joined and how many people joined their Teams meetings. With new enhancements, we’ll allow you to download the report after the meeting within the Meeting Chat. We’ve also added new data into the report that allows you to better manage your attendance.

ID: 66459    Tags: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), Education    Release: September CY2020

Microsoft 365 Admin center: Introducing additional message tags in Admin Center Message Center

We are introducing tags in the Message Center to enable more granular filtering of messages. The new tags will include “New feature,” “Feature update,” “User impact,” and “Admin impact.”

ID: 66469    Tags: Microsoft 365 Admin Center – DoD, GCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC High   Release: October CY2020

Outlook: Outlook on the web – Suggested replies now available in Chinese (People’s Republic of China)

Outlook on the web is adding support for suggested replies for conversations in Chinese (People’s Republic of China) for customers with mailboxes in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region.

ID: 67126   Tags: Exchange, Outlook – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)  Release: November CY2020

Outlook for Mac: Natural language search

Instead of used advanced search filters, simply type what you are looking for in the search box and get relevant results.

ID: 68826    Tags: Outlook – DoD, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC, GCC High     Release: October CY2020

Microsoft Teams: Updated layout for meetings on iOS

We’re improving the Teams experience on iOS devices with a new presentation mode, the ability to see more participants, and the ability to see shared content and a spotlighted participant concurrently.

ID: 68834    Tags: Microsoft Teams – DoD, Education, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC, GCC High   Release: November CY2020

Microsoft Teams: Per-Meeting settings for Controlling NDI(Network Device Interface)-Out

The NDI-Out feature will be updated to be a per-meeting control.

ID: 68836    Tags: Microsoft Teams – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)     Release: November CY2020

Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP)

Endpoint data loss prevention (Endpoint DLP) extends the activity monitoring and protection capabilities of DLP to sensitive items that are on Windows 10 devices. Once devices are onboarded into device management, the information about what users are doing with sensitive items is made visible in activity explorer and you can enforce protective actions on those items via DLP policies.

ID: 68852    Tags: Microsoft Information Protection – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)    Release: November CY2020

Microsoft Teams: Manage your meeting options in-meeting

Meetings organizers can now view and update meeting options within the in-meeting making it easier and faster to manage your meeting options during a meeting.

ID: 73388     Tags: Microsoft Teams – GCC   Release: November CY2020


OneDrive: Sharing links that block download for video files

{This item is being removed. We are working refining the feature and date, and will provide a new roadmap item in the future} Block Download support is now extended for video files.

ID: 67166   Tags: OneDrive, SharePoint – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)   Release: November CY2020