Microsoft Office 365 News 02-05-2020: Updates to Teams, Outlook for iOS and More

microsoft office 365 logo.In Microsoft Office 365 news this week, Microsoft implements legal hold for Teams private channels, rich formatting for Outlook for iOS and more updates.

New Features

    • Microsoft Teams legal hold
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is implementing legal hold for Teams private channels.
      • Rollout start: Already in progress
      • Rollout finish: Mid-February 2020

 

    • Advanced eDiscovery tenant reports and dashboard
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is introducing Advanced eDiscovery tenant reports and an Advanced eDiscovery dashboard in preview.
      • Rollout start: Already in progress
      • Rollout finish: Mid-February 2020

 

    • Rich formatting for Outlook for iOS
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is introducing rich formatting tools for Outlook for iOS.
      • Rollout start: Beginning of February 2020 for Monthly Channel customers

 

Updated Features

    • Enhanced Teams app setup policies
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously implemented app setup policies in Teams for management of 1st and 3rd party apps. Soon end users will also be able to pin their favorite apps to the Teams app bar.
      • Rollout start: End of January 2020
      • Rollout finish: End of February 2020

 

    • Modern template for SharePoint team site home pages
      • What’s happening: Non-customized SharePoint team site home pages will soon be automatically switched to a modern home page template.
      • Rollout start: Early March 2020 for Targeted Release customers
      • Rollout finish: End of May 2020

 

    • Microsoft 365 security center and compliance center updates
      • What’s happening: Previously, the Microsoft 365 security center and Microsoft 365 compliance center were only available to E3 and E5 tenants. They will soon be available to all customers.
      • Rollout start: Early February 2020 for Targeted Release customers
      • Rollout finish: Early March 2020

 

Announcements

    • “Service Administrator” to become “Service Support Administrator”
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is renaming “Service Administrator” to “Service Support Administrator” in the Microsoft 365 admin center and Azure AD portal to better align with MS Graph API and PowerShell.
      • Rollout start: Early March 2020
      • Rollout finish: Mid-March 2020

 

    • Upcoming retirement of Facebook data connector in Excel
      • What’s happening: Microsoft will retire the Facebook Get & Transform (Power Query) data connector feature in Excel, starting April 1, 2020.

 

    • Updated rollout timeline for Office 365 Message Encryption (OME) updates
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced updates to OME to enhance email authenticity. The rollout timeline has been updated to ensure the best possible experience.
      • Rollout start: Early January 2020
      • Rollout finish: April 1, 2020 (previously February 2020)

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