Microsoft Office 365 News 07-22-2020: A New Retirement Date for TLS 1.0 and 1.1

microsoft office 365 logo.In Microsoft Office 365 news this week, Microsoft issues a new date for the planned retirement of TLS 1.0 and 1.1, in addition to announcing Teams meetings integration with NewTek NDI, updates for Microsoft 365 Apps and other news.

New Features

    • Centralized management for SharePoint hub visitor permissions
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is introducing SharePoint hub permissions to allow for centralized management of visitor access.
      • Rollout start: Early August 2020 for Targeted Release customers; Mid-August 2020 for all others
      • Rollout finish: End of September 2020
    • Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) video support
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced the introduction of Azure CDN caching for SharePoint and OneDrive video to improve both streaming and the overall user experience in those apps.
      • Rollout start: Mid-August 2020 for Targeted Release customers
      • Rollout finish: End of August 2020
    • Teams meetings integration with NewTek NDI
      • What’s happening: Microsoft Teams meetings will soon integrate with NewTek NDI. This will allow for the conversion of participant feeds to individual video sources that end users can manage with video production tools for broadcasting purposes.
      • Rollout start: Mid-August 2020
      • Rollout finish: Mid-September 2020
    • New Yammer community Q&A abilities
      • What’s happening: Yammer communities will soon gain new question and answer capabilities.
      • Rollout start: Mid-July 2020
      • Rollout finish: End of July 2020
    • Teams resource-specific consent (RSC)
      • What’s happening: This new feature gives team owners the ability to let apps access team data without explicit admin approval. Admins specify which team owners can give consent.
      • Rollout start: Mid-August 2020
      • Rollout finish: Mid-September 2020

Updated Features

    • Updated Meeting join experience for tenants with EDU licensing
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously implemented an Updated Meeting join experience for end users without an assigned meeting creation policy and then rolled the feature back to address an issue with it. The supplier is now prepared to proceed with a rollout of this experience to tenants with EDU licensing.
      • Rollout start: Early August 2020
      • Rollout finish: Mid-August 2020
    • Updates released for Microsoft 365 Apps
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has issued updates for Microsoft 365 Apps on all channels, including the Current Channel, Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview), Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel and Monthly Enterprise Channel.
      • Rollout start: July 14, 2020
    • Teams message translation enablement to become default
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is enabling Teams inline message translation by default.
      • Rollout start: Early August 2020
      • Rollout finish: Mid-August 2020
    • Admin operations for exporting Power Automate and Power Apps licenses migrated to PowerShell
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has moved all admin operations and associated cmdlets to Windows PowerShell as part of the transition from the Power Automate and Power Apps admin centers to the Power Platform admin center.

Announcements

    • New retirement date for TLS 1.0 and 1.1
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously paused the retirement of TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in Office 365 due to the ongoing crisis. Now that countries have begun to reopen and supply chains have pivoted, the supplier has issued a new retirement date of Oct. 15, 2020.
    • Delayed rollout of customized quarantine notifications
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced the introduction of the ability to customize quarantine notifications with a disclaimer, display name and logo. To ensure the best possible customer experience, the supplier is delaying the implementation of this feature.
    • Delayed rollout of new ) Request/Release workflow
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced the implementation of a new policy allowing tenant admins to configure end users’ access to messages quarantined by Exchange Online Protection, in addition to a process for end users asking for a message’s release. To ensure the best possible customer experience, the supplier has delayed the rollout of these changes.
    • Delayed rollout of updated SharePoint Quick Edit features
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously announced updates to Quick Edit features (save a view and page size expansion) to allow for faster inline editing in lists and document libraries. To ensure the best possible customer experience, the supplier has delayed the rollout of these updates.

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