Microsoft Office 365 News 11-19-2019: Continued Mainstream Support Announced for OneNote 2016

microsoft office 365 logo.This week in Microsoft Office 365 happenings, OneNote 2016 will get continued mainstream support, a new communication compliance feature takes effect, new notifications for colleagues joining Teams, and much more.

New Features

  • Microsoft To Do push notifications
      • What’s happening: Microsoft To Do push notifications for shared lists will be implemented soon.
      • Rollout start: Early December 2019
      • Rollout finish: End of December 2019

 

  • New file hover card feature for people who viewed
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is introducing a new Office 365 file hover card feature for people who viewed files.
      • Rollout start: Mid-November 2019 for targeted customers
      • Rollout finish: End of February 2020

 

  • New file hover card feature for conversations
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is introducing a new file hover card feature that displays conversations referencing a file.
      • Rollout start: Early December 2019
      • Rollout finish: End of February 2020

 

  • New colleague notifications in Teams
      • What’s happening: “Colleague joined Teams” will soon take effect.
      • Rollout start: Early December 2019
      • Rollout finish: Mid-January 2019

 

  • OneDrive and SharePoint sensitivity labels support
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is introducing support in OneDrive and SharePoint for sensitivity labels. Before the implementation of this feature, applying sensitivity labels including encryption to files stored in OneDrive and SharePoint interfered with content processing.
      • Rollout start: Early November 2019
      • Rollout finish: Mid-November 2019

 

  • Launch of Play My Emails for Outlook for iOS
      • What’s happening: For Outlook for iOS users looking to catch up on messages in their focused inbox, a Play My Emails feature will soon be available via Cortana. Please note that this feature is available exclusively to United States (US-EN) clients.
      • Rollout start: November 4, 2019
      • Rollout finish: Not specified but expected for U.S. customers over the coming weeks.

 

  • New Communication Compliance Feature
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is implementing a new 365 compliance solution to help companies in applicable industries meet compliance requirements and address code-of-conduct violations.
      • Rollout start: November 4, 2019
      • Rollout finish: Most clients should see this feature take effect during the next several weeks.

 

  • Microsoft 365 admin center role management favorites
      • What’s happening: Favorites are getting added to role management in the admin center.
      • Rollout start: Early November 2019
      • Rollout finish: End of November 2019

 

  • Information Governance intelligent classification
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is rolling out intelligent classification for Information Governance and Records Management.
      • Rollout start: Early November 2019
      • Rollout finish: End of December 2019

 

  • Record versioning with Retention Labels for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is implementing OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online record versioning with Retention Labels.
      • Rollout start: Early November 2019
      • Rollout finish: End of November 2019

 

  • List expand/collapse buttons
      • What’s happening: Office 365 users will soon have access to a new expand/collapse button for lists.
      • Rollout start: Mid-November 2019
      • Rollout finish: End of November 2019

Updated Features

  • Updated Information Governance and Records Management
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is updating Information Governance and Records Management, which is accessible via the Compliance Center.
      • Rollout start: Early November 2019
      • Rollout finish: End of November 2019
  • Updates to Allow AP video and Allow IP audio policies
    • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced planned updates to the Allow IP video policy, as well as the addition of Allow IP audio policy to Teams.
    • Rollout start: February 2020
    • Rollout finish: March 2020

Previews

  • Fluid Framework preview
    • What’s happening: Microsoft is introducing a public and private preview of Fluid Framework, a new tech to build shared interactive experiences online for Microsoft 365. Please note this preview experience is only available in English (U.S.) environments.
    • Rollout start: Early December 2019

Delayed Rollouts

  • Native federation for 1:1 Teams chats
    • What’s happening: The rollout of this feature to enable richer conversations with people outside your organization is taking longer than anticipated and now has an estimated completion date of early December 2019.
    • New save for later on files feature
    • What’s happening: The rollout of this feature has been pushed back to January 2020.

Configuration Changes

  • Continued mainstream support for OneNote 2016
    • What’s happening: For uninterrupted organization and individual use, Microsoft has announced it will continue mainstream support for OneNote 2016. Additionally, starting on March 10, 2020, new Office suite product installations will automatically include OneNote 2016. SCCM, config.office.com, and Intune will show OneNote 2016 as included by default with Office 365.

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