Office 365 Planned Service Changes: January 2020 Updates

A post outlining the recent updates to the Office 365 Planned Service Changes series: Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2020 | Updated: January 20, 2020 Added Kaizala Administration Roles – action required by February 1, 2020 Added Changes to Quarantine Permissions – effective February 10, 2020 Added Configuration Change for Microsoft Teams Cloud Recordings in Microsoft Stream – effective February 15, 2020 Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2021 No updates for January 2020 The goal of these posts is to compile all publicly announced Office 365 Service Changes for the respective year, especially those that may require admin action, into a single source. Notes: All changes may not have been communicated to your tenant / environment. Note: If there are discrepancies between the information included in the blog posts and the linked source articles and/or Message Center, these other sources are authoritative.

Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-03

Welcome to the January 12 – 18, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Four features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for OneDrive, SharePoint, Search and Yammer. Two new events have been added – a Teams Adoption webcast on Monday, January 27th at 9am Pacific, and a “Meet the new Yammer” webinar on Thursday, January 30th at 9am Pacific. Additional sessions for existing event series have also been listed. The spotlight event of the week is the “Seamless Collaboration with Microsoft 365” customer immersion experience on Tuesday, January 21st at 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include details on 10 ways shift workers (but really everyone) can use Teams, the January 2020 updates for Workplace Analytics, information on Office 365 ProPlus as it relates to the recent end of support of Windows 7, and recent improvements to the way Microsoft detects inconsistencies and data loss during migrations to Exchange Online. Noteworthy

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-02

Welcome to the January 5 – 11, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were five features added to the Office 365 Roadmap, including updates for Teams, SharePoint, Forms, and Outlook on iOS and Android. There are some new sessions for existing event series, but no brand new events this week. This week’s spotlight event is the “Microsoft IT Showcase: IT expert roundtable – Modernizing out SharePoint experiences” webinar on Wednesday, January 15th at 10am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include details on how to protect information and stay compliant in Microsoft Teams, information on 8 new features to empower Firstline Workers, recommendations on how to streamline the deployment and management of Microsoft Teams with Office 365 ProPlus, and the availability of security baseline recommendations in the Office Cloud Policy Service. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as information on base OS upgrade supportability for Lync and Skype for Business Server, availability of Office

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-01

Happy New Year, and welcome to the December 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Right before the holidays, four features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap, including updates for Outlook on iOS and the Office 365 Admin Center. The new year is kicking off with several events, including lots of Teams-focused sessions. The spotlight event of the week is the “Protecting Identity, Apps, Data and Devices” customer immersion experience session on Thursday, January 9th at 9am and 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the December 2019 update on the SharePoint roadmap, the latest updates for To Do on iOS, and bringing clarity to “Zero Trust”. Noteworthy item highlights include a video on the future of applications in Teams, details on the latest updates to the SharePoint admin center, and information for Azure Active Directory on-demand training webinars. OFFICE 365 ROADMAP Below are the items added to the Office 365

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | December 15 – 21, 2019

Season’s Greetings and welcome to the December 15 – 21, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twelve features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Outlook, SharePoint, Yammer, and Kaizala. New January 2020 sessions have been added for most existing event series. This week’s spotlight event is the “Make the switch from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams: End User Guidance” session on Thursday, December 26th at 12pm Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include a summary of what’s new in Microsoft Teams for December 2019, updated guidance for organizing Teams channels, details on the retirement of Office 365 Video and migration timelines to Microsoft Stream, and the December 2019 feature updates for Workplace Analytics. Wrapping up the post are noteworthy items such as the “What’s New with Microsoft 365” video for December 2019, the latest updates to the Microsoft 365 admin center, guidance on troubleshooting the Office Client Policy

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Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2020

The goal of this post is to compile all publicly announced Office 365 service changes for 2020, especially those that may require admin action, into a single source. These changes are listed below in chronological order, based on the “Action Required” or “Effective” date. Additional information and resources related to these changes are provided where applicable. Updates will be made to this post as new service changes are announced, or updates to announced changes are provided. Notes: All changes may not have been communicated to your tenant / environment. Note: If there are discrepancies between the information posted here and the linked source articles and/or Message Center, these other sources are authoritative. Update Log: Added Kaizala Administration Roles – action required by February 1, 2020 Added Changes to Quarantine Permissions – effective February 10, 2020 Added Configuration Change for Microsoft Teams Cloud Recordings in Microsoft Stream – effective February 15, 2020 Introducing ‘High confidence phishing email’ to the spam filter

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Office 365 Planned Service Changes for 2021

The goal of this post is to compile all publicly announced Office 365 service changes for 2021, especially those that may require admin action, into a single source. These changes are listed below in chronological order, based on the “Action Required” or “Effective” date. Additional information and resources related to these changes are provided where applicable. Updates will be made to this post as new service changes are announced, or updates to announced changes are provided. Note: All changes may not have been communicated to your tenant / environment. Retirement of Skype for Business Online Effective: July 31, 2021 Details: Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021, and after that date the service will no longer be accessible. Between now and then, current Skype for Business Online customers will experience no change in service, and they will be able to continue to add new users as needed. However, as of September 1, 2019 all new customers

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | December 8 – 14, 2019

Welcome to the December 8 – 14, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Twenty features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for OneDrive, Outlook, SharePoint, Stream, Teams, Excel and Office 365. 2020 sessions for existing event series are now available. The spotlight event of the week is the Customer Immersion Experience session “Protecting Assets and Empowering Your Defenders” on Thursday, December 19th at 9am and 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a summary of resources to help with the upgrade from Skype for Business to Teams, the announcement of the Teams Linux client, the OneDrive Roadmap summary for November 2019, updates to the Microsoft 365 Attack Simulator, and a look at how to support an internal campaign with video content via Yammer. Noteworthy item highlights include the latest Microsoft 365 related updates on Microsoft Learn, how to automate the provisioning of selective Microsoft Teams with guest access, and new campaign

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | December 1 – 7, 2019

Welcome to the December 1 – 7, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Thirty-one features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, so in order to keep the length of this post reasonable the details have been included in a separate post, Office 365 Roadmap Update | December 1 – 7, 2019. There are a few new sessions for existing event series, along with a couple of new Microsoft IT Showcase events focused on modern collaboration, with the first on January 15, 2020 and the second on February 26, 2020. This week’s spotlight event is the Office ProPlus Deployment Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session on Tuesday, December 10th at 9am Pacific. Highlights from last week’s blog posts include the November 2019 SharePoint roadmap summary, a compilation of Teams and Office 365 ATP highlights from Ignite 2019, information on recent enhancements to Office 365 Message Encryption, and a complete 2019 recap for Microsoft Search. Wrapping up the

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Office 365 Weekly Digest | November 24 – 30, 2019

Welcome to the November 24 – 30, 2019 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were eight features added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for OneDrive (on macOS), Teams, Forms and Office 365 Message Encryption. There are a few new sessions for existing event series, along with one new event – an Office ProPlus Deployment Ask Microsoft Anything (AMA) session on Tuesday, December 10th at 9am Pacific. The spotlight event of the week is the Customer Immersion Experience session “Seamless Collaboration with Microsoft Teams” on Tuesday, December 3rd at 12pm Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include a summary of what’s new in Microsoft 365 for November 2019, a new Teams deployment video series with an IT Admin focus, the latest updates for Microsoft Forms and an Ignite 2019 recap for Office 365 Groups. Noteworthy item highlights include the November 2019 “What’s new in Microsoft 365” video update, a Microsoft IT Expert Roundtable on

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