Office 365 Message Center Archive


UPDATE(8/21/2017): This post is no longer up to date. I am no longer archiving the message center messages for many reasons (lack of time and lack of interest from community and lack of need based on search telemetry).

I didn't find an archive of Office 365 message center messages and thus this blog post. I will do my best to keep this list updated as and when new messages pour into the message center. Office 365 change constantly, some are visible to end users, some are not and some too subtle we never observe. I have faced situations that kept me wondering if I ever missed this change announcement or questioning if message center ever announced it. This page will be helpful to come back anytime and do a quick search (ctrl + F) on this page or let the web crawlers do the work for us.

Note that, this message center archive is NOT the exhaustive list of messages due to following reasons:

  • Firstly I started gathering these message starting 1/21/2016, so obviously I don't have the old messages that was posted and expired already.
  • Office 365 has different business plans (e.g. Enterprise E1, E3, E5; Government; Education; Non-Profit). Below message center archive is based on my tenant which is Enterprise E3.
  • Messages varies depending on what plans (Yammer, SharePoint, Exchange etc.) are enabled in your tenant too.
  • Office 365 Dedicated and Dedicated vNext tenants will have its own message center too. There might be some overlap with mult-tenant o365.

Attached is the excel spreadsheet since formatting this blog post is a time taking process.

 

Updated on: 5/25/2016 | Build # of my O365 MT tenant: 16.0.4230.1213
MC66187 stay informed none What's New: April 2016 MC66187 Collaboration got a big boost this month with the initial release of the Skype for Business for Mac Preview, sharing and messaging updates to the Office 2016 desktop client, the ability to create external Yammer groups and more. So did mobility, with the new Calendar Apps for Outlook on iOS and Android, new Project Portfolio Dashboard apps, and support for mobile application management (MAM) and conditional access capabilities for Skype for Business mobile apps. Plus, a new home page is rolling out to all Office 365 users, Safety Tips for email are here, FastTrack is expanding, and Get & Transform in Excel 2016 and the Power Query add-in for Excel got a host of updates. For teachers, the OneNote Class Notebook add-in now includes LMS assignment and grade integration. And for developers, there are presentations on Office add-ins, 2016 Build, authentication, Angular 2, and Cordova. Click Additional Information below to learn more about the new features and improvements released for Office 365 during April. https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/10/whats-new-april-2016/ 5/24/2016
MC66139 stay informed none Office 365 Planner Preview is on by default MC66139 This week you will begin seeing Office 365 Planner Preview on by default. In December, we rolled out Planner Preview to select First Release customers, to sign-up and assign Planner licenses their users. Today, we are rolling Office 365 Planner Preview out to all of First Release, without the need to sign-up and assign licenses. How does this affect me? Office 365 Planner Preview is now available, on by default, for you and your users. Planner Preview brings together teams, tasks, documents, and conversations for better planning and collaboration. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Log in and get yourself familiar with Planner. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/What-is-Office-365-Planner-Preview-4a9a13c6-3adf-4a60-a6fc-15c0b15e16fc 5/23/2016
MC66128 stay informed none Office 365 for Business Community is joining Microsoft Community MC66128 The Office 365 for Business Community (community.office365.com) is joining the Microsoft Community (answers.microsoft.com). This merger itself is scheduled for mid-to-late June, with additional integration taking place through August. Instead of looking in two different communities for answers, you only have to go to one place. Why are you merging the two communities? Microsoft Community is the largest support community hosted by Microsoft, and it already includes Windows and Office support. Once we bring Office 365 into the Microsoft Community, you’ll be able to search all forums at once, so you won’t miss anything the community is saying about your problem. For a full discussion of this change, click Additional information below. How does this affect me? We’re implementing these changes in two phases: Mid-to-late June, 2016: Office 365 for Business Community joins the Microsoft Community, and begins using a new set of forum topics dedicated to Office 365 for Business admins and users. For details, including how we’ll migrate accounts, avatars, and posts, click Additional information below. August, 2016: Office and Office for Mac forum topics will be simplified, and all topics for Office, Office for Mac, and Office 365 for Business will be organized under one main forum category called “Office.” Dedicated Office 365 for Business Administration topics will remain unchanged. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? Visit the Microsoft Community Integration FAQ Wiki for answers to questions you may have, and subscribe to the wiki to stay updated. Please click Additional Information to learn more. http://aka.ms/Community_Integration_FAQ 5/23/2016
MC65775 plan for change none Updated feature: Simple sharing links now visible in Office 2013 and 2016 MC65775 We’re updating SharePoint and OneDrive, so simple sharing links will be visible within Office 2013 and Office 2016. This feature will begin rolling out May 23rd. How does this affect me? Currently, Office 2013 and Office 2016 do not display a simple sharing link (a link that anyone inside your organization can access) when organizations have anonymous links disabled in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. With this change, Office clients will display simple sharing links if they have this setting enabled. This will be true, even if they have anonymous (guest) links disabled. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? For the most part, you will not need to take any action for this change. If you have disabled anonymous (guest) links, you may want to review the impact of this change, with your company security policies. Update your external sharing settings for your SharePoint Online environment, as appropriate. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/Manage-external-sharing-for-your-SharePoint-Online-environment-C8A462EB-0723-4B0B-8D0A-70FEAFE4BE85 5/20/2016
MC45964 plan for change none New SharePoint home experience in Office 365 rolling out starting today MC45964 As announced at the “Future of SharePoint” event on May 4th, we are starting to rollout the new SharePoint home experience in Office 365, starting today, to First Release. The rollout will be completed to all tenants within the course of the next several weeks. We’re committed to evolving your intranet to be more accessible on the go, and more personal with intelligence-driven content based on user activities across sites, the people they work with, and the content they work on. How does this affect me? Starting May 11th, 2016, we will begin to rollout the new SharePoint home experience in Office 365. What was the 'Sites' page is now the 'SharePoint home' and the “Sites” tile becomes the “SharePoint” tile - same logo, redesigned for a modern, responsive user experience. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/Find-sites-and-portals-in-Office-365-6b85097a-87e0-4611-a29a-dfd49b1a1220 5/11/2016
MC45937 stay informed none We’ve made a change to the Office 365 Trust Center MC45937 As you might be aware, Office 365 security, compliance and privacy information is located in the Office 365 Trust Center. As a commitment to transparency, anytime we materially change the data maps, we disclose this information in the Office 365 Trust Center and send you a notification about this change. How does this affect me? The Office 365 data maps were recently revised to include a new datacenter region for Canada, supported by two new datacenter locations we recently brought online in Canada. What do I need to do to prepare for this You don’t need to do anything. Please click Additional Information to learn more. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=401277 5/10/2016
MC45846 stay informed none New feature: Office 365 Groups ability to update privacy type MC45846 The ability to update privacy type for Office 365 Groups is a new Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this feature today. How does this affect me? When you create an Office 365 Group, users have two privacy options: public (anyone can access the Group's content) and private (only approved members can access the Group's content). This update enables Group owners to change the privacy setting from public to private or vice versa by editing the Group properties in your favorite browser. What do I need to do to prepare for this You don’t need to do anything. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/Make-Office-365-groups-public-or-private-c0a991b3-9c56-48b8-bf0f-05530f836b1b 5/7/2016
MC45828 stay informed none Updated feature: Guests can now sign-up for an account in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business MC45828 We’re updating the external sharing redemption flow for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. You will see this in the next couple weeks. How does this affect me? Previously, guests who wanted to create an account during the redemption flow were required to enter ten or more fields of information, to create an account. This proved to be a huge barrier for guests who are trying to access a resource shared with them. These users will now see the lightweight sign-up flow which only requires a minimal amount of information. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. External sharing will continue to work as expected, but guests will find the sign-up process easier to complete. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://blogs.office.com/2016/04/12/onedrive-for-business-recognized-as-an-efss-leader-and-continues-momentum-with-spring-updates/ 5/5/2016
MC45827 stay informed none Updated Feature: What’s new in Office 365 admin center MC45827 In April, we continued our work to improve the new Office 365 admin center to make it faster, easier and more efficient for you to manage the service. How does this affect me? The latest updates include dashboard customization, new reporting capabilities, and user management improvements. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? Log into the new admin center and try the new functionality. Provide feedback using the feedback button in the admin center. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/05/whats-new-in-office-365-administration-april-roundup/ 5/5/2016
MC45800 stay informed none New feature: Office 365 Groups multi-domain support MC45800 Office 365 Groups multi-domain support is a new Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this new feature starting today. How does this affect me? Larger organizations use separate email domains to reflect different parts of their businesses. Office 365 Groups that are created by users in one domain will share that domain (as opposed to using a common domain across the tenant). Administrators now also have control to create groups in a specific domain of their choosing. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? You don’t need to do anything. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/Multi-domain-support-for-Office-365-Groups-7cf5655d-e523-4bc3-a93b-3ccebf44a01a 5/4/2016
MC45770 stay informed none New SharePoint Online features coming soon MC45770 To coincide with the May 4th “Future of SharePoint” event, we’d like to inform of the initial disclosure of several SharePoint items coming to Office 365 and the App Store: the new SharePoint mobile app, a new SharePoint home in Office 365, refreshed team site experiences, responsive page authoring within team sites, a refreshed Site Contents page bringing activities and insights, plus updates to document libraries and lists experiences. In addition, we’ll make available new extensibility opportunities with a simple set of APIs through the Microsoft Graph, Web Hooks to enable custom callbacks, and support for client-side Web Parts enabled through the SharePoint Framework. We’re committed to evolving your intranet to be more accessible on the go, and more personal with intelligence-driven content based on user activities across sites, the people they work with, and the content they work on. This message is to inform you of new SharePoint capabilities coming soon, the first to begin rollout to First Release on May 11th. How does this affect me? On/Starting May 11th, 2016, we will begin to rollout the new SharePoint home, the refreshed Site Contents page, and updated document library and list user experiences. We will send individual message center posts per item when each begins rollout to First Release. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://blogs.office.com/2016/05/04/the-future-of-sharepoint 5/4/2016
MC45661 stay informed none New feature: Skype for Business experience in Office 365 MC45661 We're rolling out a new Skype for Business experience in Office 365. You’ll begin seeing this new experience over the coming weeks. How does this affect me? You can now use Skype for Business instant messages (IM) right from your navigation bar in Outlook on the web (Outlook Web App) in Office 365. You can also view and manage contacts and active conversations. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? Update your user training documentation as needed, but you don’t need to do anything for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more https://support.office.com/article/Introducing-Skype-for-Business-Web-eXperience-in-Office-365-b8fa449e-4ee4-4cde-9083-ccdb710a6503 5/2/2016
MC45607 stay informed none Feature update: Planned Maintenance notifications moving to Message Center MC45607 We’re changing the way we tell you about Planned Maintenance events. In the old Office 365 Admin center, we notified you about Planned Maintenance in a separate dashboard, under Service Health. Starting June 1, 2016, Planned Maintenance notices will now live in the Message Center, along with the other change notifications about your Office 365 services. How does this affect me? Between now and May 31, we’ll continue to publish Planned Maintenance notifications in the Planned Maintenance dashboard of the old Admin center, as usual. Beginning June 1, planned maintenance announcements will appear as a “Stay Informed” post in Message Center, with no action required on your part. You’ll also be able to see these messages on your mobile device, using the Office 365 Admin app. If a planned maintenance was announced prior to the cutover to Message Center, it will remain on the Service Health Dashboard until the notification expires. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? Keep up to date on changes affecting you, by visiting the Message Center. Download and use the Office 365 Admin app, to stay informed on the go. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/View-the-status-of-your-services-932AD3AD-533C-418A-B938-6E44E8BC33B0 4/28/2016
Updated on: 4/28/2016 | Build # of my O365 MT tenant: 16.0.4230.1202
MC45440 stay informed none We are removing the RSS feature from the Office 365 Service Health Dashboard MC45440 We will be removing the RSS feature from the Office 365 Service Health Dashboard, in June. This feature is currently only available in the classic Office 365 Admin Center experience, and will not be added to the new Admin Center. How does this affect me? You will no longer be able to subscribe to RSS alerts for service health incidents, when this change is implemented. Instead of using the RSS feeds, we recommend you use the Office 365 Admin app, which now contains push notifications. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? If you do not have the Office 365 Admin app on your mobile device, please go to your mobile app store and download. If you do have the Office 365 Admin app on your mobile device, go into settings and ensure it is configured to receive push notifications for service health incidents. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/View-the-status-of-your-services-932AD3AD-533C-418A-B938-6E44E8BC33B0 4/24/2016
MC45351 stay informed none New feature: Create Group in Yammer with external people MC45351 Yammer External groups is a new Office 365 feature. As previously announced, Yammer will allow users to create a new type of group that includes external users. This is called an external group. This feature will begin rolling out this week. How does this affect me? This feature does not enable existing groups to have external people added. External Groups must created as a new group. If you have already disabled External Messaging in Yammer, your users won't have access to create or participate in External Groups. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? You have several options to manage External Groups using Exchange Transport Rules (ETRs). ETRs allow you to: Block users from creating external groups Allow inbound external groups only Firewall your Yammer network Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/Create-and-manage-external-groups-in-Yammer-9ccd15ce-0efc-4dc1-81bc-4a424ab6f92a 4/23/2016
MC45346 stay informed none Updated feature: Changes to Yammer Notification emails MC45346 We are making some improvements to the design and timing of our email notifications which will make it easier for users to parse the notification and decide what's relevant. The new designs are much more visual, and users can still reply by email if they desire. How does this affect me? Over the coming weeks, we will test multiple new designs for Yammer email notifications. These new notifications will still include the core context of the message (snippet of the thread starter, network name, group name, sender avatar and name, additional participants, and a message preview) to enable users to triage and take action appropriately. There are two versions of the message preview length, but in both versions, the entire message will be included for the majority of cases. There are also updates to the business logic which determines when these notifications are sent to help ensure the notifications are relevant to the user. For instance, an email will not be sent if the user views the notification in Yammer and Yammer will not continue to send individual notifications on a specific conversation that the user decides not to engage with. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? You will not need to do anything to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://www.yammer.com/itpronetwork/#/Threads/show?threadId=686456865 4/22/2016
MC45100 plan for change none New feature: Safety Tips in Outlook and Outlook on the web MC45100 Exchange Online Protection (EOP) already protects your organization with industry-leading spam and malware prevention. However, these attacks are so well crafted that they look legitimate. Sometimes putting messages into the Junk Email folder isn’t enough. Over the coming weeks, we’re going to provide additional information when users check their email in Outlook on the web, and in Outlook. How does this affect me? Moving forward, as an example, a red Safety Tip in an email will mean that the message received contains something suspicious. We recommend deleting these types of email messages without opening them. We’ll continue to add more features to Safety Tips to ensure users have the best, most protected experience. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? You don’t need to do anything. If you received a similar notification from us before, this update is that we're also making Safety Tips available for your email in Outlook, not just Outlook on the web. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://blogs.office.com/2016/04/11/email-safety-tips-in-office-365/ 4/16/2016
MC45098 stay informed none New Feature: Yammer user profile update from Azure Active Directory MC45098 Yammer user profile update from Azure Active Directory (AAD) is a new Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this new feature starting today. How does this affect me? User profile properties can be updated centrally in Azure Active Directory, and the changes will be automatically applied to Yammer. This includes properties such as first name, last name, title and department. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? If you are using the legacy Yammer Directory Sync tool for this purpose, you can stop using it. Instead, use the Azure AD Connect tool to synchronize user profile properties from your on-premises environment. The legacy Yammer Directory Sync tool will stop working on Dec 1st, 2016. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/6c4c8fff-6444-404a-bffc-f9da0bcc3039 4/16/2016
MC45096 plan for change none Deprecation of Yammer Leaderboard App MC45096 Yammer Leaderboard app will be deprecated on April 30, 2016. How does this affect me? Last month, we announced the new Activity Reporting Dashboard in the Office 365 Admin Center Preview. In a follow up to this post, we shared the news that Yammer reports will be added to the dashboard starting in this month. The majority of the data that was captured in the Leaderboard app will be available in the new reporting tools. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? Please click Additional Information to learn more about the new activity reports in Office 365. https://support.office.com/article/Activity-Reports-in-the-Office-365-Admin-Center-Preview-0d6dfb17-8582-4172-a9a9-aed798150263 4/16/2016
MC44975 stay informed none Introducing a new home page experience for Office 365 users MC44975 We’re updating the default Office 365 portal experience for users to make it more intuitive and consistent across devices. The new home page simplifies access to your services and recent documents, while making it easier to install applications with 1-click. How does this affect me? The new Office 365 home page experience is available today for logged in users who navigate to https://office.com. Over the next few months we will be redirecting users who try to connect from the old experience at https://portal.office.com. Users who are not logged in, will have a different experience than those who are. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://blogs.office.com/2016/04/13/introducing-a-new-home-page-experience-for-office-365-users/ 4/13/2016
MC44961 stay informed none Updated Feature: What’s new in Office 365 admin center MC44961 For April, we continued our work to improve the new Office 365 admin center to make it faster, easier and more efficient for you to manage the service. How does this affect me? The latest updates include improved search, additional user list management functionality and enhancements for the mobile admin app. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? Log into the new admin center and try the new functionality. Provide feedback using the feedback button in the admin center. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://blogs.office.com/2016/04/11/whats-new-in-office-365-administration-april-update/#rfoZjM19jdDP61dF.99 4/12/2016
MC44960 stay informed none New Feature: Enhanced Automatic Replies (Out of office) capabilities MC44960 Enhanced Automatic Replies from Outlook on the web is a new Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this new feature over the coming weeks as we roll it out. How does this affect me? When users set an automatic reply (Out of office) message with an end date in Outlook on the web, Outlook can now automatically decline meetings for that period of time as well as decline any future invites that the user receives for a date in which they are away. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? You don’t need to do anything. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://blogs.office.com/2016/04/12/outlook-on-the-web-makes-going-on-vacations-less-stressful/ 4/11/2016
MC44949 stay informed none New usage reports for SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, and Skype now available MC44949 New usage reports for SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, and Yammer have started to roll out to the Office 365 admin center. How does this affect me? The new reports will provide you with valuable insights about how users in your organization are adopting and using the different products. With the new reports added today, the reporting portal now provides you with a complete picture across all main Office 365 services. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? Please try the new reports and provide feedback using the feedback button on the site. https://blogs.office.com/2016/04/08/new-usage-reports-for-sharepoint-onedrive-yammer-and-skype-now-available/#0tqEwLp4MvZZs67e.97 4/12/2016
MC44946 stay informed none What's New: March 2016 MC44946 March brought a new tool for migrating your Evernote notes to OneNote, PowerPoint Designer enhancements and new language support in Office for Mac and Skype Translator, plus collaboration and Power Pivot updates. For business users, Skype for Business meetings experiences and voice services are being expanded, video viewer statistics are rolling out in Office 365 Video, a new reporting portal in the admin center is rolling out, new update options are available for Office 365 ProPlus and Office 365 Connectors is here. The redesigned OneNote Class Notebook—designed and built with teachers—is available worldwide. And for devs, there’s a new site for keeping up with the latest news and resources. Click Additional Information below to learn more about the new features and improvements released for Office 365 during March. https://blogs.office.com/2016/04/08/whats-new-march-2016/#kGs89TYts8TzdPOo.97 4/11/2016
MC44849 plan for change none New SharePoint Document Library Experiences MC44849 We are changing the experience for SharePoint Online document libraries. You’ll begin seeing this new feature starting April 6. How does this affect me? In the new document library, documents can be displayed using classic or thumbnail views for a graphic look and feel. Libraries now support uploading folders and links in addition to single files. Documents can be grouped with views directly from the library home screen, and selected documents can be pinned to a highlighted section at the top of the library. A new document information panel displays in concert with the document library, and allows easy access to previews, activity history, sharing, and metadata editing. Document management functions are moved to a clean, responsive menu pane and the Ribbon is removed from the UI. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? Inform your help desk staff of this change. Please click Additional information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/3b5976dd-65cf-4c9e-bf5a-713c10ca2872 4/6/2016
MC44612 stay informed none New feature: Office 365 Connectors MC44612 Office 365 Connectors is a new Office 365 feature that enables premium user experiences by bringing relevant interactive content from popular apps and services to Office 365 Groups in a configurable and contextual manner. End users will be able to view, discuss, and interact with this content right alongside their normal conversations and perform simple actions against the updates as they happen. First release tenants have already begun seeing this feature activated and it will be rolling out worldwide over the next few weeks. How does this affect me? Your users will spend less time searching and collecting data and more time using it. Connectors for services like Twitter, Trello, Salesforce and 55 others are available today and developers can also create custom Connectors using incoming webhooks to generate rich connector cards that will show up in Outlook client, OWA and Groups mobile app experiences. The feature will be automatically available to users in your tenant once the update is deployed. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? This feature has administrative controls to enable and disable. This feature is on by default but can be turned off using a PowerShell script for your entire organization or for a specific group mailbox. To learn more about this feature, please click Additional Information below. Additional information https://blogs.office.com/2016/03/25/introducing-office-365-connectors/ 4/1/2016
Updated on: 3/25/2016 | Build # of my O365 MT tenant: 16.0.4719.1209
MC44398 stay informed none Updated Feature: Office 365 Security & Compliance Center Details We communicated the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center (formally called Protection Center), as an opt-in experience, in December. While we changed the name since then, we've also made this the default security and compliance experience in Office 365. In the coming weeks, you'll also see this in the App Launcher. [How does this affect me?] The Security & Compliance Center is now the default experience. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] You can access Security & Compliance by signing in with your work account to the Office 365 Admin Center. Please click Additional Information to learn more. http://blogs.office.com/2015/12/10/managing-your-security-and-compliance-needs-with-the-new-office-365-protection-center 3/25/2016 4/30/2016
MC44368 stay informed none Updated feature: SharePoint Online theming Details We’re updating SharePoint Online to improve how we render site pages. You’ll begin seeing this change starting April 15. The changes we are making are in how we process and load the CSS. Previously, the CSS was computed at design time, and the final CSS was stored in the database. The new changes store the theme setting and process the final CSS at runtime, in the client. Note: First Release tenants have already been notified of this change happening on March 24. All others, will happen on April 15. [How does this affect me?] Most likely, you will not notice this change. Your SharePoint Online sites should continue to operate as they do currently. If you have customized your sites, you may experience issues. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] If you have not done any customization to your SharePoint sites, there is nothing you need to do. If you have customized the CSS file, you should not be impacted. There is nothing you need to do. If you have customized the theme-able CSS, used an alternate CSS, or a CSS class override at run time, then you should not be impacted. There is nothing you need to do. If you have a custom way of loading the CSS file, or have a script which relies on a specific path of CSS class (or loaded using link tags), then you may be impacted. If you are experiencing issues with your customized SharePoint site, after this change is implemented, please click Additional Information to follow a conversation in our Office 365 community. https://community.office365.com/en-us/b/news_hub/archive/2016/02/24/updated-feature-sharepoint-online-theming-for-first-release-customers-only 3/22/2016 5/15/2016
MC44366 stay informed none New feature: Office 365 Connectors Details Office 365 Connectors is a new Office 365 feature that enables premium user experiences by bringing relevant interactive content from popular apps and services to Office 365 Groups in a configurable and contextual manner. End users will be able to view, discuss, and interact with this content right alongside their normal conversations and perform simple actions against the updates as they happen. First release tenants will begin seeing this feature activated starting today and will be rolling out worldwide over the next few weeks. [How does this affect me?] Your users will spend less time searching and collecting data and more time using it. Connectors for services like Twitter, Trello, Salesforce and 55 others are available today and developers can also create custom Connectors using incoming webhooks to generate rich connector cards that will show up in Outlook client, OWA and Groups mobile app experiences. The feature will be automatically available to users in your tenant once the update is deployed. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] This feature has administrative controls to enable and disable. This feature is on by default but can be turned off using a PowerShell script for your entire organization or for a specific group mailbox. To learn more about this feature, please click Additional Information below. https://support.office.com/article/ed0ce547-038f-4902-b9b3-9e518ae6fbab 3/22/2016 4/30/2016
MC42964 stay informed none New Feature: Common Attachment Types Filtering Details Common Attachment Types Filter is a new Exchange Online Protection feature. This feature will start rolling out today and should be completed over the coming weeks. [How does this affect me?] There is a new feature that provides an easy-to-setup method of filtering out unwanted and potentially malicious attachments by their file types. This feature only requires one click to turn on, and can easily be configured from a list of the file types commonly found to be dangerous. This will also help in consolidating attachment filtering within a malware policy rather than through multiple Exchange transport rules. The feature resides within the Malware Policy page in the Exchange Admin Center, and can be accessed by going under the Protection tab on the left and the malware filter tab on the top. From there, you can choose between creating a new malware policy where the most commonly abused files are preselected by default or editing an existing one to include the new functionality. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] This feature has administrative controls to enable and disable in your Exchange admin portal. This feature is off by default. You may turn it on in an existing or newly-created malware policy. Click Additional Information to learn more. https://blogs.office.com/2016/01/14/leading-the-way-in-the-fight-against-dangerous-email-threats/ 3/18/2016 4/19/2016
MC44339 plan for change New Feature: OneDrive for Business user experience Details You can now opt-in to the new web user interface (UI), for OneDrive for Business! Based on your feedback, we’ve updated this feature to better serve your needs. [How does this affect me?] You will experience a clean, intuitive, and beautiful interface. You can switch between tile or list views while easily organizing with drag-and-drop functions, and many other improvements. You can switch back to the existing “classic” experience, with a link on the bottom left of the screen. Eventually the “classic” experience will go away, but not until we’ve been able to listen to your feedback and ensure everyone is ready for the change. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] Go to your settings page in the Admin Center, to opt-in. https://blog.onedrive.com/new-odb-browser-experience/ 3/18/2016 5/18/2016
MC44253 stay informed none New reporting portal in the Office 365 admin center Details In the new Office 365 admin center, we have created a new reporting portal that provides you with valuable insights about how the Office 365 services are being used and delivers details down to the individual user level directly in the new Office 365 admin center. We are starting to roll this out now, and you should begin seeing this feature over the next month. [How does this affect me?] The first version of the reporting portal includes a variety of new reports that provide consistent insights across all Office 365 services with a highly improved user experience. Enhancements include: 1. A new Activity Dashboard that uses graphs to visualize key data such as how many users have used each workload as well as a key summary of the activity within each product 2. New usage reports that surface detailed usage information for your Office 365 tenant as well as for each specific workload 3. User level details: The new reports give you the ability to drill-down on single services and access detailed information at the individual user level. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] Try the new reporting portal and let us know what you think using the feedback widget. More reports will be incrementally added over time. Please click Additional Information below to learn more. https://blogs.office.com/2016/03/15/new-reporting-portal-in-the-office-365-admin-center/ 3/16/2016 5/16/2016
MC44203 plan for change none SharePoint and OneDrive for Business external sharing invitations expiration change Details Effective today, we've increased the invitation expiration to 90 days to help improve the sharing experience in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for business. [How does this affect me?] This change ensures that links are still cleaned up in a timely manner while giving external users a little more time to accept invitations, particularly after vacations or longer absences. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Share-sites-or-documents-with-people-outside-your-organization-80e49744-e30f-44db-8d51-16661b1d4232 3/15/2016 4/15/2016
MC44167 stay informed none What's New: February 2016 Details Another busy month! An enhanced Office experience on mobile devices makes it even easier to get things done on the go, and with the ongoing improvements in accessibility, Office is now even easier to use for people with disabilities. Business users can check out the new scenario-based Office 365 trainings to help them get the most out of Office. New deployment opportunities include the new FastTrack offer for small and midsized businesses and the Office 365 Deferred Channel build for Office 365 for Windows. Security and compliance improvements include the ability to export Advanced eDiscovery data to third-party review apps and new auditing and reporting capabilities for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. The big news for Education users is a new API that enables you to automate OneNote Class Notebook creation and roster changes. Click Additional Information below to learn more about the new features and improvements released for Office 365 during February. https://blogs.office.com/2016/03/01/whats-new-february-2016/ 3/14/2016 4/4/2016
MC44075 stay informed none New Feature: Admin-Mandated Anonymous Link Expiration Details Mandatory Anonymous Link Expiration is a new feature for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. This feature is now available worldwide. [What does this feature do?] With this feature, administrators can now set a mandatory expiration limit for all anonymous links created in their company to help promote security and link hygiene. End users will be required to create links that match or are shorter than the stated value. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] There is no default value for anonymous link expiration. To begin using this feature, use the SharePoint Online Management Shell using the “RequireAnonymousLinksExpireInDays” parameter. Click Additional Information below to learn more. https://technet.microsoft.com/library/fp161390.aspx 3/9/2016 4/8/2016
MC44034 stay informed none New feature: Office 365 Admin app for Windows 10 Details The beta version of the Office 365 Admin app for Windows 10 is now available. The universal app is available for both Windows 10 Desktop and Mobile. [How does this affect me?] You now have the ability to administer Office 365 directly from your desktop. You only have to sign in once as the app will keep you logged in. The app supports notification integration with Windows 10 as well as Microsoft Partner scenarios, allowing you to easily switch organizations if you manage Office 365 for multiple tenants. The mobile version has the exact same user experience making switching from desktop to the mobile app extremely easy. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] Try the Office 365 Admin Universal [Beta] app and let us know what you think by leaving feedback in the app. If you already run the Office 365 admin app on your phone, you can install the universal app as second app. Click Additional Information below to learn more and download. https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/office-365-admin-universal-beta/9nblggh5lc8f 3/7/2016 4/6/2016
MC44014 plan for change none Updated feature: Mobile client apps will now appear in users' My Apps page Details We’re updating the way we record consent for mobile client apps. You’ll begin seeing this change over the coming weeks. With this change we are centrally recording consent given by users to mobile or native client apps (like applications on mobile devices like laptops, PCs, iOS and Android) that access Microsoft APIs (like Microsoft Graph, Office 365 and Azure AD). Recording consent is something that already happens for web apps. We are extending this to mobile client apps so that end users and administrators can have a consistent experience for using and managing both types of apps. [How does this affect me?] Your users will be able to revoke consent given to mobile client apps through the Office 365 portal, in the same way they can do this for web applications. Mobile client apps will start to show up in the Azure Management Portal applications list, so that you can track usage and apply policies for the app. There are a number of other benefits and experience changes. For the full list, please click Additional Information to learn more. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] Inform your IT staff and helpdesk of this change. Update your user training, as necessary. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/aadgraphteam/2016/03/04/azure-ad-will-now-record-consent-for-mobile-client-apps/ 3/4/2016 4/21/2016
MC43945 stay informed none Updated feature: Office 365 Admin Center Details We have been redesigning the Office 365 Admin Center to be more intuitive and informative, making it easier to complete your management tasks. We began rolling this out as a limited preview in September, and have received a lot of great feedback to help improve the experience. Over the next few weeks all customers will be able to see and use the updated Admin Center. We've even added a "What's new" page so you can keep up to date with the rapid improvements we will continually make on the new Admin Center. [How does this affect me?] We have modernized the Office 365 admin experience by simplifying the experience, and making it easier to access the tools and complete common tasks. We are making this new experience the default admin experience, with an ability to switch back to the current admin center while you are getting used to it. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] Familiarize yourself with the new Office 365 Admin Center today. Click "Take a tour" from the new Admin Center home page. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://blogs.office.com/2016/03/04/announcing-the-new-office-365-admin-center 3/4/2016 4/21/2016
MC43518 plan for change none New Feature: Manage Yammer domains across their lifecycle in Office 365 Details When you add or remove domains in Office 365, they will be automatically added to or removed from the corresponding Yammer network. If your Office 365 tenant already has additional domains that have not yet been added to Yammer, those domains will be automatically synchronized to Yammer. This roll out starts today and you should see this changes in the subsequent weeks. [How does it affect me?] If Yammer is included in your subscription and has been activated for your Office 365 tenant, you, as the Office 365 administrator, can manage your Yammer domains just like any other service in Office 365. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] There is no action needed from you. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/9d9f9ee8-7c56-4f50-81f3-aa0a8d761e14 2/29/2016 5/31/2016
Updated on: 2/25/2016 | Build # of my O365 MT tenant: 16.0.0.1209
MC43363 stay informed none Known Issue: Localization settings in Skype for Business Details Known Issue: Localization settings in Skype for Business We have identified an issue with localization settings within Skype for Business. [How does this affect me?] If you attempt to change your localization settings within the Skype for Business service to a language other than English, or have previously adjusted your settings to another language, only English text will be displayed. [What action do I need to take?] There is no action at this time. We are aware of this issue, and are deploying an update to the Skype for Business service infrastructure to remediate impact. This issue is expected to be resolved within the next 30 days. 2/24/2016 3/25/2016 none
MC42968 stay informed none Updated feature: SharePoint Online theming Details We’re updating SharePoint Online to improve how we render site pages. You’ll begin seeing this change starting February 26. The changes we are making are in how we process and load the CSS. Previously, the CSS was computed at design time, and the final CSS was stored in the database. The new changes store the theme setting and process the final CSS at runtime, in the client. [How does this affect me?] Most likely, you will not notice this change. Your SharePoint Online sites should continue to operate as they do currently. If you have customized your sites, you may experience issues. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] If you have not done any customization to your SharePoint sites, there is nothing you need to do. If you have customized the CSS file, you should not be impacted. There is nothing you need to do. If you have customized the theme-able CSS, used an alternate CSS, or a CSS class override at run time, then you should not be impacted. There is nothing you need to do. If you have a custom way of loading the CSS file, or have a script which relies on a specific path of CSS class (or loaded using link tags), then you may be impacted. If you are experiencing issues with your customized SharePoint site, after this change is implemented, please click Additional Information to follow a conversation in our Office 365 community. https://community.office365.com/en-us/b/news_hub/archive/2016/02/24/updated-feature-sharepoint-online-theming-for-first-release-customers-only 2/24/2016 3/25/2016 none
MC43315 stay informed none Feature update: Office 365 Admin app Details We’ve updated the Office 365 Admin app. You’ll begin seeing this change with the current version in your mobile app store. The Admin app updates will include: Push notifications for 'Plan for change’ Message Center posts Read/Unread status for messages Dismiss capability for messages [How does this affect me?] The Office 365 Admin app allows you to receive notifications, add users, reset passwords, create support requests, and more, when you’re on the go. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] If you are already using the Office 365 Admin app, there is no action. You will automatically receive these updates. Log in and explore. If you aren’t using this app, download today. Go to settings and ensure notifications are enabled. Please click Additional Information to learn more. http://aka.ms/Office365AdminApp 2/23/2016 4/22/2016 none
MC42969 stay informed none New feature: Block users who don't have Yammer licenses Details As Yammer gets further integrated in Office 365, you can manage key aspects of the Yammer service from Office 365, including identity, domain, and license management. As per the Message Center post on January 15, 2016, we have enabled phase two of per user licensing. This will allow you to block users who don't have Yammer licenses. In addition to this, over the coming weeks, you will be able to manage Yammer domain settings in Office 365. When you add or remove domains in Office 365, they will be automatically added to or removed from the corresponding Yammer network. If your Office 365 tenant has additional domains that have not yet been added to Yammer, we will automatically synchronize it. [How does this affect me?] If Yammer has been activated for your Office 365 tenant, you, as the Office 365 administrator, can manage your Yammer domain and user license settings just like any other service in Office 365. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] You don’t need to do anything. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/Manage-Yammer-user-licenses-in-Office-365-34a67e3a-3fd8-4e54-bffb-dd5ad0e48590 2/19/2016 3/20/2016 none
MC42964 stay informed none New Feature: Common Attachment Types Filtering Details Common Attachment Types Filter is a new Exchange Online Protection feature. This feature will start rolling out today and should be completed over the coming weeks. [How does this affect me?] There is a new feature that provides an easy-to-setup method of filtering out unwanted and potentially malicious attachments by their file types. This feature only requires one click to turn on, and can easily be configured from a list of the file types commonly found to be dangerous. This will also help in consolidating attachment filtering within a malware policy rather than through multiple Exchange transport rules. The feature resides within the Malware Policy page in the Exchange Admin Center, and can be accessed by going under the Protection tab on the left and the malware filter tab on the top. From there, you can choose between creating a new malware policy where the most commonly abused files are preselected by default or editing an existing one to include the new functionality. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] This feature has administrative controls to enable and disable in your Exchange admin portal. This feature is off by default. You may turn it on in an existing or newly-created malware policy. Click Additional Information to learn more. https://blogs.office.com/2016/01/14/leading-the-way-in-the-fight-against-dangerous-email-threats/ 2/19/2016 3/19/2016 none
MC42547 stay informed none Updated feature: People profile experience in Office 365 Details We’re updating the Office 365 profile experience. You’ll start to see this change this week for first release tenants, and over the coming weeks for all other customers. [How does this affect me?] The updated profile experience brings together the profile and activity pages within Delve and makes it easier for you to discover relevant content, connect with your colleagues, and find experts inside your organization. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] You don’t need to do anything. Please click Additional Information to learn more. http://blogs.office.com/2016/02/16/updated-people-profile-experience-coming-soon-to-office-365/ 2/16/2016 3/18/2016 none
MC42494 stay informed none New feature: Office 365 Groups files quota management Details Office 365 Groups: files quota management is a new Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this new feature today. [How does this affect me?] Today, Office 365 Groups files consume from your organization’s SharePoint shared storage quota; team sites and groups share the same available capacity. You now have the ability to set quotas on groups’ underlying sites to help manage the consumption of shared storage by Office 365 Groups’ files. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] You don’t need to do anything. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/Use-PowerShell-to-manage-Office-365-Groups-aeb669aa-1770-4537-9de2-a82ac11b0540 2/11/2016 3/12/2016 none
MC42493 stay informed none New feature: Office 365 Groups dynamic membership Details Office 365 Groups: dynamic membership is a new Office 365 feature. You’ll begin seeing this new feature starting today. [How does this affect me?] Administrators can now create groups with rule-based memberships using the Azure Management Portal. Group membership is updated within a minute as users’ properties change. This allows easy management for larger groups, or the creation of groups that always reflect the organization’s structure. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] You don’t need to do anything. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://azure.microsoft.com/documentation/articles/active-directory-accessmanagement-simplerulegroup/ 2/11/2016 3/12/2016 none
MC42419 plan for change Yes Updated feature: Office 365 Deferred Channel for Office 2016 Details The February release of the Office 365 Deferred Channel for Office 2016 (previously known as Current Branch for Business) is now available. The Admin Center is now updated to give you the ability to choose the update channel for new installations from the user’s Home Page and Software Download Page. To give you time to evaluate the best settings for your users, any changes you make to the Software Settings page won’t take effect until Feb. 23rd. Any other change you make in the Admin Center will take effect immediately. [How does this affect me?] Your users will see the results of the Admin Center configuration changes on February 23rd on the Home and Software Downloads page. February 23rd will also be the first day that Office 2016 is available to ProPlus users on the portal unless you turn off those install links. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] Do the following to confirm the correct update channel for licensed users: 1. Sign into the Admin Center at https://portal.office.com/Admin/Default.aspx. 2. Click on “Service Settings” 3. Click “User software” to adjust the version and branch default settings and options. Please click Additional Information to learn more about update channels for Office 365 desktop applications. https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt422981.aspx 2/9/2016 5/6/2016 42423
MC42386 plan for change Yes Updated Feature: Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Outlook Details We’ve updated the Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Outlook to support Outlook 2016 along with new reporting capabilities. https://technet.microsoft.com/library/jj723139(v=exchg.150).aspx [How does this affect me?] This add-in enables your users to easily report missed junk, phish, or not-junk messages to the Office 365 security team for analysis. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] Keep your inbox clean and help us catch more spam! Update the junk email reporting add-in for Outlook, today. Please click Additional Information to get access to the latest version of this add-in and to learn more. 2/8/2016 3/9/2016 42409
MC42324 plan for change none New Feature: Dropbox integration with Office Online Details We’re releasing a new feature to enhance your Office 365 experience. You can enable third-party storage for your users in Office 365 so they can store and share documents using services like Dropbox in addition to OneDrive for Business and team sites. [How does this affect me?] You may opt out of third-party storage integration anytime between now and March 4, 2016. After March 4, 2016, you will be able to enable and disable at any time. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more and for steps you can take to turn this feature on or off. https://support.office.com/article/59302e31-e05b-4855-8c51-e980112ce0b9 2/4/2016 4/4/2016 none
Updated on: 2/3/2016 | Build # of my O365 MT tenant: 16.0.4719.1209
MC42211 plan for change none Updated Feature: Yammer is being activated for your Office 365 tenant   Details After significant security and compliance investments, we are proud to announce that Yammer now meets Office 365's industry leading compliance commitments. As a result, all Office 365 tenants with a subscription that includes Yammer, will gain the full benefits of Yammer, without any action required by administrators. The rollout starts now, and you should see this change in the subsequent weeks. [How does this affect me?] 1. Once this change is complete, users with a license that includes Yammer can start accessing Yammer from Office 365. For example, they can access Yammer via the Yammer tile in the Office 365 app launcher, or start a Yammer conversation from other Office 365 apps. 2. This change will either create a new Yammer network or connect to an existing Yammer network that has all or a subset of domains managed on the Office 365 tenant. 3. Existing Yammer users who are also Office 365 users would start logging in with their Office 365 credentials, unifying their login experiences. Existing Yammer users who do not have Office 365 credentials will continue to login with their email and password; their experience is not disrupted. 4. Administrators can manage key aspects of the Yammer service from Office 365, including identity, user and license management. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] There is no action needed from you. If you are not ready to adopt Yammer in your organization, you can un-assign Yammer licenses for those who should not access Yammer from Office 365. Please click Additional Information to learn more. http://aka.ms/yamo365 2/1/2016 4/30/2016 none
MC42098 plan for change none Updated feature: SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business alert emails   Details The format of alert emails sent from SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business will be updated to better work in mobile devices, and will present information in a clearer way. This update should be rolling out to you over the coming weeks. [How does this affect me?] Existing alerts will automatically start to use the new format as it rolls out through SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. There is no expected impact for this update. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Click Additional Information to see how to set up alerts. https://support.office.com/article/Change-the-settings-for-your-alerts-49629CFE-88D0-4DFB-8766-B89861D12731 1/29/2016 3/20/2016 none
Updated on: 1/21/2016 | Build # of my O365 MT tenant: 16.0.4230.1202
MC41847 plan for change none New feature: Managing Yammer licenses in Office 365 Details Managing Yammer licenses is a new Office 365 feature. This is available today for business subscriptions, and will be available to education subscriptions soon. [How does this affect me?] As Yammer integrates more closely with Office 365, you will have the option to manage Yammer licenses in Office 365 and control who sees the Yammer tile in the Office 365 app launcher. Previously, Yammer licenses could not be individually assigned to users. You can assign Yammer licenses in the Office 365 admin center or by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets for Office 365. If you purchased Yammer as part of a bundled subscription plan (such as Office 365 Enterprise E3), and had assigned the bundled subscription plan to a user, then after per-user licenses are available, the Yammer license will be automatically assigned to the user. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] Please click additional information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/Manage-Yammer-user-licenses-in-Office-365-34a67e3a-3fd8-4e54-bffb-dd5ad0e48590 1/15/2016 2/29/2016 none
MC41827 stay informed none Updated feature: SharePoint Online sites page Details We are updating the SharePoint Online sites page. You will see these updates over the coming weeks. [How does this affect me?] You will see changes when you click on the "Sites" tile in the app launcher. On the sites page, there will be a new section called "Recent sites," showing you a list of Office 365 sites you've recently visited. We have also improved the query driving the "Suggested sites" section of the page. This now leverages the Office Graph to provide a greater level of relevancy to the sites being suggested to you. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.office.com/article/6b85097a-87e0-4611-a29a-dfd49b1a1220 1/14/2016 2/15/2016 none
MC41713 stay informed none Updated feature: Mail sent from SharePoint Online is changing Details Starting in January 2016, there will be a change in the FROM address used in notification mails sent by SharePoint Online. These changes are scheduled to be completed by the end of January. [How does this affect me?] With this update, recipients will be much less likely to have notification emails blocked by spam filters or delivered to a Junk Email folder. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] There is no action you need to take, but you may consider removing SPF records or rules from your spam filter. Please click Additional Information to learn more. https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3134824 1/12/2016 2/11/2016 none
MC41744 stay informed none New feature: Mandatory Anonymous Link Expiration is now available Details Mandatory Anonymous Link Expiration is a new feature for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. This feature will start rolling out today and is scheduled to complete in the coming weeks. [What does this feature do?] With this feature, administrators can now set a mandatory expiration length for all anonymous links created in their company to help promote security and link hygiene. End users will be required to create links that match or are shorter than the stated value. [What do I need to do to prepare for this change?] There is no default value for anonymous link expiration. To begin using this feature, use the SharePoint Online Management Shell using the “RequireAnonymousLinksExpireInDays” parameter. As an example, this will set expiry for 30 days: Set-SPOTenant –RequireAnonymousLinksExpireInDays 30 Click Additional Information below to learn more. https://technet.microsoft.com/library/fp161390.aspx 1/12/2016 2/16/2016 none
MC41719 stay informed none What's New: December 2015 Details Improvements to Office 365 kept flowing through the holiday season, bringing even more value to Office 365. The new Skype for Business for Android is here! The Power Pivot data model in Excel 2016 got smart rename support and Access 2016 Runtime became available. For business, the popular First Release program added more services, the Office 365 Compliance Center became the Office 365 Protection Center, Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery arrived and the Office 365 Planner preview started rolling out. To help you schedule meetings faster, there’s a new Outlook add-in called FindTime. The big news for developers is the availability on GitHub of Matter Center, an Office 365 Add-in and SharePoint-based document collaboration solution designed to increase productivity for legal professionals. Click Additional Information below to learn more about the new features and improvements released for Office 365 during December. https://blogs.office.com/2016/01/11/whats-new-december-2015/ 1/11/2016 2/1/2016 none
MC34970 stay informed none Office 365 Groups now supports eDiscovery, litigation hold, dynamic membership, and more. Details Office 365 Groups is adding multiple new features, such as eDiscovery, litigation hold, and dynamic membership, as well as other administrative enhancements. These new features will be rolling out over the coming months and are expected to complete by February, 2016. How does this affect me? Using these new features in Office 365 Groups, your end users will be able to create a Group and start collaborating with others within minutes, but gives administrators the ability to easily manage and receive insight from these groups. What do I need to do to prepare for this change? You don’t need to do anything. Please click Additional Information to learn more. http://blogs.office.com/2015/12/09/office-365-groups-now-supports-ediscovery-litigation-hold-dynamic-membership-and-more 12/9/2015 2/29/2016 none
MC34251 prevent or fix issues none Ensure your device has the latest upgrade to prevent issues with the Office 365 service Details As part of our ongoing commitment to keep the Office 365 service secure, Microsoft recently completed deployment of a new certificate that leverages SHA2 encryption. As a result, any device or client that does not support SHA2 may be affected by this change. For customers that use Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 or Windows Mobile 6.5, please click Additional Information below to learn more. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2986556 12/3/2015 1/30/2016 none
MC9254 plan for change none Stay up-to-date with Internet Explorer Details Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. We will work to update and clarify our Office 365 system requirements (http://technet.microsoft.com/library/office-365-system-requirements.aspx) soon, and communicate this to you via Message Center. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/08/07/stay-up-to-date-with-internet-explorer.aspx 9/8/2014 1/31/2016 none
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