Microsoft 365 News 07-15-2021: Microsoft Teams Music Mode Will Allow Transmission of Non-Speech Audio Content

Microsoft sign at the entrance of a building at Redmond corporate headquarters.In Microsoft 365 news this week, the supplier announced the introduction of Teams Music Mode. Keep reading for more information about this capability as well as other new features and updates for apps in the Microsoft 365 productivity suite.

New Features

    • Microsoft 365 profile cards: Addition of topics
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced plans to implement new features for profile cards in Microsoft 365, including the ability to add topics directly to your profile card via Microsoft 365 apps and services. End users can also add topics to their cards by utilizing Office Delve. These topics can include projects, skills and hobbies.
      • Rollout date: Early August 2021
    • Custom branding for Teams meeting lobby and pre-join screens
      • What’s happening: With the new release of meeting Join Custom Branding, tenant admins can upload a company logo via the Teams admin portal. When members of the tenant organize a meeting, this logo will show on the pre-join and lobby screens.
    • Public preview: Cross-tenant feedback in Communication Compliance
      • What’s happening: A cross-tenant feedback feature coming soon to public preview will allow you to send Microsoft feedback about misclassified messages. This will help the supplier enhance built-in trainable classifier accuracy.
    • New recommendations for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
      • What’s happening: Microsoft plans to add 24 Microsoft Defender for Endpoint recommendations in Microsoft Secure Score.
    • New recommendations for Teams in Microsoft Secure Score
      • What’s happening: Microsoft plans to add five new recommendations for Teams.
    • Microsoft Exchange Online: Auto online configuration for all meetings created via Outlook
      • What’s happening: Soon all meetings scheduled in Outlook will automatically be online to facilitate attendance from various locations.
    • Custom templates in Microsoft Lists
      • What’s happening: With the implementation of this new feature, you’ll be able to add custom list templates to Lists to supplement the ready-made templates available in the app.
    • Audio control and hand raising for PSTN users in Teams meetings
      • What’s happening: Teams meeting organizers and presenters now have the option to stop public switched telephone network (PSTN) participants from unmuting. Additionally, PSTN attendees can now raise their hand with a dial pad command (*5).
    • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Ability to override Exchange Online Protection (EOP) filtering verdicts
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is giving customers the ability to leverage the Tenant Allow/Block List (TABL) in the Microsoft Defender for Office 365 portal to create allows and override EOP filtering verdicts during the submission review process.  
    • Teams Music Mode
      • What’s happening: With the introduction of this new Teams feature, Teams end users can transmit music for the purposes of performance, music lessons, and other use cases that involve sharing audio content other than speech.

Updated Features

    • Teams Call Quality Dashboard: New Name for Meeting Scenario Dimension
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is renaming the Meeting Scenario dimension as Scheduling Source App to enhance the user experience during the creation of custom queries.

Announcements

    • Migration of admin operations to the Power Platform admin center
      • What’s happening: To enhance the admin operations experience, Microsoft plans to move all admin operations to the Power Platform admin center from the Dynamics 365 CE admin center.
      • Rollout date: Beginning of August 2021

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