Microsoft 365 News 04-15-2021: Outlook Mobile App Introduces Organization Logos

Microsoft sign at the entrance of a building at Redmond corporate headquarters.In Microsoft 365 news this week, the Outlook mobile app will soon display your organization logo to help end users with work and personal accounts keep track of which one they’re using. Keep reading for more details about this and other new features along with updates and announcements related to Microsoft 365.

New Features

    • Microsoft Rewards points for end users signed in to Microsoft Search in Bing
      • What’s happening: End users signed in to select Microsoft 365 services with their work or school account will soon be able to earn Microsoft Rewards points.
    • Support for DisableMandatoryInOutlook and OutlookDefaultLabel settings in Outlook
      • What’s happening: The PowerShell label policy advanced settings OutlookDefaultLabel and DisableMandatoryInOutlook are now supported in Outlook clients leveraging built-in labeling.
    • Preview: Organization-wide backgrounds in Teams
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is introducing the ability to provide backgrounds that are accessible to end users across your organization for Teams calls and meetings. This is currently available via a preview feature and will necessitate an Advanced Communications license once the supplier makes it generally available in July 2021.
    • Organization logos in Outlook mobile
      • What’s happening: Outlook for iOS and Android will soon show your organization’s logo in the left-hand navigation area. This update is meant to help end users keep track of whether they’re utilizing their work or personal account.
    • Custom Teams meeting backgrounds for mobile devices
      • What’s happening: For clients with the customized background feature enabled for Teams desktop apps, mobile app users will soon also have the option to blur their background during calls and meetings or replace it with an image.
    • Microsoft 365 compliance center DLP alert management experience
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is introducing a new data loss prevention (DLP) alerts management dashboard. This feature is currently in preview.
    • Separate Teams window for managing live events
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is extending the opportunity to opt-in to a new producer experience for Teams live events in which you can manage a live event in a separate window.
    • Teams Live Events GoLocal support
      • What’s happening: In March 2021, Microsoft enabled GoLocal support for Teams Live Events in Germany, South Africa, France, Switzerland, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.
    • Scenario-based site templates in SharePoint
      • What’s happening: These new templates include pre-populated web parts and content that you can then customize to meet your organization’s specific needs.
    • “Office installation options” page now includes version management
      • What’s happening: The supplier has introduced new version management functionality in the Microsoft 365 admin center. Office installations configured to utilize the Monthly Enterprise Channel will gain new capabilities, such as skip to an upcoming version and roll back to a previous version.
    • New Outlook on the web attachment options
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced plans to enhance the email attachment experience for Outlook on the web, including changes to the contents and appearance of attachments. The supplier will also integrate all options in one menu.
    • Intune moving to support for Android 6.0+
      • What’s happening: In the April 2021 service release, Microsoft has announced that Intune will move to support Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and up.  

Updated Features

    • OneDrive sync app on Mac updates
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is issuing updates for the OneDrive sync app on Mac.
    • Teams Room wireless content sharing
      • What’s happening: You’ll soon be able to share content from your mobile device to a Teams Room without setting up a meeting first.
    • Outlook for iOS New Message and New Event press-and-hold menus
      • What’s happening: The coming Outlook for iOS release will include more actions available via the New Message and New Event press-and-hold menus. By long pressing the New Message/New Event button, end users will have access to actions including Book a Workspace, New Message and New Event.  
    • Updates released to Current Channel for Microsoft 365 Apps
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has released updates for Microsoft 365 Apps to the Current Channel.


    • Retirement of Yammer support for TLS 1.0/1.1
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced plans to move all online services to Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2+ for the best possible security and the highest level of encryption. The supplier started making changes to retire TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 protocols and enforce the use of TLS 1.2+ in October 2020 and will continue this process for all Microsoft 365 environments for a few more months.
    • Rollout paused for SharePoint app bar with global navigation
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced plans to introduce a SharePoint app bar with quick access to global navigation for modern communication and team sites. Based on findings from early rings, the supplier has decided to make changes before proceeding with the rollout of this feature.

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