Microsoft 365 News 05-27-2021: Supplier to Change In-App Outlook Feedback Submission Process

Microsoft sign at the entrance of a building at Redmond corporate headquarters.In Microsoft 365 news this week, Microsoft announced plans to alter the Outlook feedback submission process. The supplier also announced new and updated features for Teams, Lists, SharePoint and other apps. Keep reading for details.

New Features

    • Microsoft Teams admin abilities to customize Yammer Communities app
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced that Teams admins will soon gain the ability to customize various properties (app description, name, icons and color) of the Yammer Communities app in Teams.
    • Public preview: Office 365 Service Communications API via Microsoft Graph
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced a public preview of the Office 365 Service Communications API in Microsoft Graph in Beta. This new API delivers access to Service Health and Message Center posts.
    • Images from Microsoft Lists displayed via Power Apps
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has made it possible for Power Apps image controls to show images housed in image columns within Microsoft Lists.
    • SharePoint Modern site collections: New search usage reports
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is introducing new search usage reports including info on impression distribution, no results queries, top, and abandoned for SharePoint Modern site collection admins.
    • Microsoft Lists sharing links
      • What’s happening: With the latest release, you’ll have the ability to utilize the same sharing links previously used for files and folders to share Microsoft Lists.

Updated Features

    • Microsoft Defender for Endpoints (MDE): Updated OS Architecture values
      • What’s happening: As part of an extension of MDE coverage to more platforms and processors, Microsoft is changing OS Architecture values to utilize a more neutral terminology instead of referencing Intel processors. This update could potentially affect Advanced hunting saved queries, queries run through API or custom detections.
    • User impersonation protection limit increasing to 350
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is upping the maximum number of users you can protect from impersonation to 350 from 60 in the Anti-Phishing policy.
    • Outlook feedback submission
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is making changes to how and where end users send feedback from within Outlook.
    • Microsoft Update Catalog: Title Alterations for updates for Microsoft 365 Apps
      • What’s happening: If you’re an IT admin who relies on Automatic Deployment Rules for the implementation of updates to Microsoft 365 Apps, you can now leverage the altered titles to indicate your desired updates for automatic deployment without having to change the rule for different update cycles.
    • Updates issued for Current Channel for Microsoft 365 Apps
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has released updates for Microsoft 365 Apps to the Current Channel.
    • Updated U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) sensitive information type
      • What’s happening: To ensure accuracy, Microsoft has announced various alterations to the SSN sensitive information type:
          • Three discreet confidence levels measuring the odds of a true positive depending on when the SSN was issued, whether it’s formatted, and whether there’s a keyword in the proximity of the SSN.


          • A pattern that doesn’t necessitate keywords like “SSN” or “Social Security Number” near the number to decrease false negatives.


          • Additional intelligence to identify high-volume SSNs in tabular data, such as a spreadsheet where keywords are only included in the header row.
    • Teams Admin Center Network planner enhancements
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced improvements to Network planner in the Teams Admin Center. The newest version will utilize the most recent bandwidth requirements for Teams clients.


    • Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop app to retire on Windows 10 (non-Server, non-LTSC) in 2022
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced the planned retirement of the IE11 desktop application effective June 15, 2022. After that date, end users will be redirected to Microsoft Edge if they attempt to access the IE11 desktop app on Windows 10. Note: Windows 10 LTSC and Server will not be affected.
    • Reminder: Upcoming end of support for IE11 in OneDrive and SharePoint environments
      • What’s happening: Microsoft 365 services and apps will no longer support IE11 effective Aug. 17, 2021, as the supplier has previously announced.
    • Potential issues: Journaling mailboxes and Exchange Online receiving rate limit
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced that Exchange Online is beginning to enforce the published mailbox receiving rate limit. The supplier has noted that some clients have set up alternate journaling mailboxes to point to Exchange Online hosted addresses. Please note that this is an unsupported configuration, and the recent enforcement actions could lead to throttling on alternate journaling mailboxes as well as Journal Report NDR email loss.

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