Weekly summaries

2024-07-18

  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Information Protection - New cmdlet for Content Explorer

    The Content Explorer Export feature has a limitation of exporting data only after drill down to specific location. This update will allow admins to use a new cmdlet within Security & Compliance PowerShell, Export-ContentExplorerData, to export all rows of data for the content that are scanned and shown on the Content Explorer.

    Feature ID: 117546

    Added to roadmap: Thu Mar 09 2023

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Purview compliance portal

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Web

    Release phase(s): General AvailabilityPreview

    Status: In development

    Preview Available: September CY2023CY2024

    Rollout Start: JulyOctober CY2024

  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management - Saved views in activity explorer

    During an alert investigation, analysts usually use various filters and columns in activity explorer to understand the risk activities that may lead to potential data security incidents. With this update, an Insider Risk Management analyst can quickly use a previously configured combination of filters and columns with one click. This can help analysts efficiently work through recurring activities without manually setting up filters every time. Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management correlates various signals to identify potential malicious or inadvertent insider risks, such as IP theft, data leakage, and security violations. Insider Risk Management enables customers to create policies to manage security and compliance. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to help ensure user-level privacy.

    Feature ID: 117609

    Added to roadmap: Tue Apr 04 2023

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Purview compliance portal

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Web

    Release phase(s): General AvailabilityPreview

    Status: In developmentLaunched

    Preview Available: May CY2023

    Rollout Start: May CY2024

  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management - Activity explorer export limit increase

    The activity explorer's export limit will increase from 10K to 100K records. This update will benefit organizations that prefer exporting user activity insights to a CSV file, as they now can filter, sort, or pivot a bigger data set more conveniently. Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management correlates various signals to identify potential malicious or inadvertent insider risks, such as IP theft, data leakage, and security violations. Insider Risk Management enables customers to create policies to manage security and compliance. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to help ensure user-level privacy.

    Feature ID: 124858

    Added to roadmap: Fri Apr 28 2023

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Purview compliance portal

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Web

    Release phase(s): General AvailabilityPreview

    Status: In developmentLaunched

    Preview Available: October CY2023

    Rollout Start: March CY2024

  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Learning - Proficiency level content filter

    Users can filter content based on the proficiency level of the content—Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

    Feature ID: 162947

    Added to roadmap: Thu Sep 21 2023

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Viva

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Desktop

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: In development

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: SeptemberJune CY2024CY2025

  • Microsoft Viva: Connections news notifications on desktop

    With this release, existing news notifications in Viva Connections mobile will also be available in Viva Connections desktop.

    Feature ID: 388370

    Added to roadmap: Thu Mar 21 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Viva

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): DesktopMac

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: Rolling outLaunched

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: June CY2024

  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management - Adaptive Protection and Conditional Access

    Organizations can use insider risk levels in their Conditional Access policies. This includes minor experience changes in the Adaptive Protection tab in Insider Risk Management, including adding total counts for Conditional Access policies that use Adaptive Protection and new user insights in the user activity timeline when a user is added or removed from an insider risk level. Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management correlates various signals to identify potential malicious or inadvertent insider risks, such as IP theft, data leakage, and security violations. Insider Risk Management enables customers to create policies based on their own internal policies, governance, and organizational requirements. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to help ensure user-level privacy.

    Feature ID: 388737

    Added to roadmap: Wed Mar 20 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Purview compliance portal

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Web

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: In developmentRolling out

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: July CY2024

  • Outlook: AccessChat with Copilot directly in new Outlook for Windows and web

    The same Microsoft Copilot experience you can get from the Microsoft Teams app, at copilot.microsoft.com ("Work mode"), and in many other places is now available from within Microsoft Outlook for Windows and web. You can find the Copilot app in the left app bar. #newoutlookforwindows

    Feature ID: 388754

    Added to roadmap: Tue Apr 30 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Outlook

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): DesktopWeb

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: Launched

    Other tags: Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365)

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: May CY2024

  • Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365): Copilot in Forms can help you create draft quizzes

    To help teachers, staff, and information workers save time, Copilot in Forms can now generate ice breakers, fun trivia, quizzes, and assessments with correct answers, which helps users focus more on engagement and interaction with their audience.

    Feature ID: 389148

    Added to roadmap: Tue Apr 30 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Forms

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Web

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: Rolling outLaunched

    Other tags: Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365)

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: June CY2024

  • Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365): Copilot in Forms helps you collect more responses to your surveys or quizzes

    Copilot in Forms assists form owners by recommending optimal distribution channels and settings for sending forms or quizzes. This includes leveraging email, social media, and QR codes to maximize the benefits of digital forms and quizzes.

    Feature ID: 392844

    Added to roadmap: Tue May 14 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Forms

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Web

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: Rolling outLaunched

    Other tags: Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365)

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: June CY2024

  • SharePoint: Updating all News Posts to "Made for Email"

    Following the positive reception of the "Made for Email" News templates, we are rolling out a change that will make every news post you create "Made for Email" by default. Now, no matter how you create your new News Post, whether it is copying a previous post or using an existing template, you will have access to send that full distribution as an email. With this change, authors will still have access to our full webpart library by selecting "all" webparts in the webpart picker but are defaulted into having additional sending functionality.

    Feature ID: 393335

    Added to roadmap: Thu Apr 18 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): SharePoint

    Cloud instance(s): DoDGCCGCC HighWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Web

    Release phase(s): General AvailabilityTargeted ReleasePreview

    Status: In development

    Preview Available: July CY2024

    Rollout Start: MayAugust CY2024

  • Outlook: Send updates only to added or removed attendees

    When updating meeting attendees, organizers will be prompted with an option to send updates only to added or removed attendees or send updates to all attendees. This feature will be available in the new Outlook for Windows and web #newoutlookforwindows

    Feature ID: 394687

    Added to roadmap: Thu May 02 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Outlook

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): DesktopWeb

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: In developmentRolling out

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: July CY2024

  • Microsoft Teams: Town halls in Government Community Cloud (GCC)

    Set up and host large scale events across a GCC organization with the familiar Teams app you use for webinars and meetings using Town hall. Town hall capabilities include a new meeting template, capacity for up to 10k attendees, third-party eCDN support, green room, manage what attendees see, moderated Q&A, RTMP-in, live translated captions and more.

    Feature ID: 395373

    Added to roadmap: Thu May 23 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Teams

    Cloud instance(s): GCC

    Platform(s): DesktopMacWeb

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: In developmentRolling out

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: July CY2024

  • Microsoft Teams: Town halls in Government Community Cloud (GCC) (Premium)

    Set up and host large scale events across a GCC organization with the familiar Teams app you use for webinars and meetings using Town hall. Town hall capabilities include a new meeting template, capacity for up to 20k attendees, third-party eCDN support, green room, manage what attendees see, moderated Q&A, RTMP-in, live translated captions and more.

    Feature ID: 395374

    Added to roadmap: Thu May 23 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Teams

    Cloud instance(s): GCC

    Platform(s): DesktopMacWeb

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: In developmentRolling out

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: July CY2024

  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Pulse – Integration into Viva Glint Dashboard

    Enable managers and leaders to gather additional information and check in on team progress after an org-wide Glint survey. By leveraging a Pulse survey that recommends questions based on the top strengths and opportunities identified in the org-wide Glint survey, managers and leaders can gather a timely understanding of the team’s progress to-date in addressing key focus areas, make mid-point adjustments if needed, and maintain momentum in their efforts to improve engagement and employee experience.

    Feature ID: 396563

    Added to roadmap: Wed May 15 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Viva

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): DesktopTeams and Surface DevicesWeb

    Release phase(s): General AvailabilityPreview

    Status: In development

    Preview Available: OctoberMarch CY2024CY2025

    Rollout Start: NovemberMarch CY2024CY2025

  • Outlook: Users can scope suggestions to specific entities in the new Outlook for Windows and Web

    Users will be able to scope their search suggestions down to specific entities such as Files, People, Mail etc in order to sort through their suggestions more easily. They will be able to navigate from the suggestion directly to the entity tab in their search results. #newoutlookforwindows

    Feature ID: 398707

    Added to roadmap: Sat Jun 08 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Outlook

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): DesktopWeb

    Release phase(s): General AvailabilityTargeted Release

    Status: In development

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: JulySeptember CY2024

  • Microsoft Teams: Custom background on Teams panels

    Administrators can upload and set custom background images for Teams panels through the Teams admin center, enabling them to reflect their organization's branding. This feature will be available for Teams Rooms Pro and Teams Shared Devices licensed panels.

    Feature ID: 402183

    Added to roadmap: Thu Jun 27 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Teams

    Cloud instance(s): GCCGCC HighWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Teams and Surface Devices

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: In development

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: AugustSeptember CY2024

  • Outlook: Meeting recap and meeting artifacts available in Microsoft Outlook

    Shortly after a meeting ends, meeting participants will automatically get a set of all the meeting artifacts in the calendar for the new Outlook in Windows and web. Included in this set is a quick entry point to the meeting recap page, the transcript, the recording, and any files that were shared. For users with access to intelligent meeting recap, in addition to the entry point to intelligent recap in Microsoft Teams, users will also see highlights like number of speakers, number of name mentions, and suggested tasks directly within Microsoft Outlook. #newoutlookforwindows

    Feature ID: 403099

    Added to roadmap: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Outlook

    Cloud instance(s): DoDGCCGCC HighWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): DesktopWeb

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: In development

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: August CY2024

  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Glint - Data control to process survey data upon receiving a delete signal

    Empower the customer to control survey data processing upon receiving a DSR or Entra ID delete signal, ensuring compliance with data retention policies.

    Feature ID: 407384

    Added to roadmap: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Viva

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Web

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: In development

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: September CY2024

  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Learning - Copilot Academy visibility for users with Copilot SKU and VL Seeded/Premium

    Microsoft Copilot Academy will be available for all users with a Copilot for Microsoft License and any of Viva Learning licenses (Seeded or Premium). Admins will also be able to control visibility of Copilot Academy.

    Feature ID: 407387

    Added to roadmap: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Viva

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Teams and Surface DevicesWeb

    Release phase(s): General AvailabilityPreview

    Status: In development

    Other tags: Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365)

    Preview Available: October CY2024

    Rollout Start: December CY2024

  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Pulse - Pulse data available in Insights Analyst Workbench

    HR analysts and admins can access aggregated Pulse survey results across the organization and slice and dice the survey results to analyze Pulse survey results by organizational attributes (Ex. organizational hierarchy, job level, job function, geographic location, etc.).

    Feature ID: 407637

    Added to roadmap: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Viva

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Teams and Surface DevicesWeb

    Release phase(s): General AvailabilityPreview

    Status: In development

    Preview Available: December CY2024

    Rollout Start: January CY2025

  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Pulse - Notifications management for administrators to configure where Pulse notifications are delivered

    Administrators can choose where Pulse notifications are delivered to users from among the three notification delivery methods: email, Teams Chat, and Teams Activity feed.

    Feature ID: 407638

    Added to roadmap: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Viva

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Teams and Surface DevicesWeb

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: In development

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: December CY2024

  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Pulse - New question types

    Viva Pulse authors can add new question types, including matrix types, and leverage enhanced logic to drive more targeted survey experiences for respondents.

    Feature ID: 407640

    Added to roadmap: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Viva

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): DesktopTeams and Surface DevicesWeb

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: In development

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: December CY2024

  • Outlook: Sort and Filter improvements on Outlook on the Web and New Outlook for Windows

    Sort and Filter will now be separate buttons in the Message List. This will make it easier to change the Sorted by and the Filtered by values separately. #newoutlookforwindows

    Feature ID: 407704

    Added to roadmap: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Outlook

    Cloud instance(s): DoDGCCGCC HighWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): DesktopWeb

    Release phase(s): General AvailabilityTargeted Release

    Status: In development

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: August CY2024

  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Pulse - Viva Pulse templates to measure Copilot readiness, adoption & impact as part of Microsoft 365 Copilot

    Viva Pulse authors can now use new templates specific to M365 Copilot Readiness, Adoption & Impact to measure employee sentiment around their organization's Copilot adoption. These templates will be available as part of your Microsoft365 Copilot subscription as well.

    Feature ID: 407706

    Added to roadmap: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Viva

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): AndroidDesktopiOSMacWeb

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: In development

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: November CY2024

  • Microsoft Planner: Resize columns in Grid view

    Introducing column resize control in Microsoft Planner. Now you can tailor your view by adjusting column widths, giving you the flexibility to focus on the details that matter most.

    Feature ID: 407859

    Added to roadmap: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Planner

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Teams and Surface DevicesWeb

    Release phase(s): General Availability

    Status: In development

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: August CY2024

  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Security Threat Submission API

    This item is being removed from the roadmap as it is no longer accurate, a new item will be published when more information is available: The current InformationProtectionInformation Protection/Threat Assessment API does not support setting up end user reporting experiences and triaging samples reported by a user.  The new Security Threat Submission API will address these scenarios and further improve existing capabilities. It was created using the Microsoft Graph Platform. The current API will continue to exist for several years to ensure existing processes are not affected, with eventual deprecation.

    Feature ID: 93364

    Added to roadmap: Tue Jun 14 2022

    Last modified: Wed Jul 17 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Defender for Office 365

    Cloud instance(s): DoDGCCGCC HighWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Web

    Release phase(s): General AvailabilityPreview

    Status: Rolling outCancelled

    Preview Available: June CY2022

    Rollout Start: October CY2023

  • Microsoft Teams: Enhanced sound notification controls

    You can change the sound of your notifications to help you stay focused, prioritize quickly and avoid distractions. You can as well make urgent notifications and priority contact notifications more prominent. You can also mute notification sounds when you are busy or in a meeting.

    Feature ID: 93487

    Added to roadmap: Wed May 29 2024

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Microsoft Teams

    Cloud instance(s): DoDGCCGCC HighWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Desktop

    Release phase(s): General AvailabilityTargeted Release

    Status: Rolling outLaunched

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: July CY2024

  • Outlook for the Web: Contact Deduplication

    People are at the center of our lives, and we start every digital connection via contacts. Hence, a clean, up-to-date contact list is critical for better collaboration and productivity. We are happy to announce that cleaning up duplicate contacts just got a lot easier with the de-duplication feature in Outlook Web App (OWA).

    Feature ID: 98124

    Added to roadmap: Thu Oct 20 2022

    Last modified: Thu Jul 18 2024

    Product(s): Outlook

    Cloud instance(s): Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)

    Platform(s): Web

    Release phase(s): Targeted Release (Entire Organization)

    Status: In development

    Preview Available:

    Rollout Start: JuneAugust CY2024

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