Microsoft Office 365 News 12-27-2019: Power BI Support to End for TLS 1.0 and 1.1

microsoft office 365 logo.In our last Microsoft Office 365 updates for 2019, Power BI support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol versions 1.1 and 1.0 will be discontinued in June 2020. We also cover updates to SharePoint, Outlook on the web, FindTime, Forms, Teams and more.

New Features

    • Outlook on the web room cards
      • What’s happening: Room features will be displayed in room cards in Outlook on the web.
      • Rollout start: Early January 2020
      • Rollout finish: End of March 2020

 

    • Global reader admin role in SharePoint admin center
      • What’s happening: A global reader admin role will soon have support in the SharePoint admin center. End users with this new role will be allowed read-only access to all info and settings within the admin center.
      • Rollout start:  Mid-February 2020 for Targeted Release customers; Early March 2020 for production and GCC
      • Rollout finish: End of March 2020

 

    • Improved SharePoint version history visualization
      • What’s happening: SharePoint editors will soon have a way to easily see the version history of pages.
      • Rollout start: Late December 2019
      • Rollout finish: Beginning of January 2020

 

    • SharePoint site custom search results pages
      • What’s happening: SharePoint sites will soon have customized search results pages.
      • Rollout start: Early January 2020 for Targeted Release customers
      • Rollout finish: End of February 2020

 

    • Files view for Outlook on the web
      • What’s happening: Microsoft has announced the introduction of the Files view in Outlook on the web.
      • Rollout start: Mid-January 2020
      • Rollout finish: End of March 2020

 

    • New Outlook on the web mobile browser experience
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is introducing a new experience for users who access Outlook on the web with mobile browsers.
      • Rollout start: Mid-December 2019 for Targeted Release customers
      • Rollout finish: End of January 2020

 

    • Changes to Office.com app access
      • What’s happening: Microsoft will soon change how users access Office.com applications.
      • Rollout start: Mid-January 2020
      • Rollout finish: Early February 2020

 

Updated Features

    • FindTime polling data storage
      • What’s happening: FindTime will receive a back-end service update that changes how it stores polling data.
      • Rollout start: Mid-December 2019 for Targeted Release customers
      • Rollout finish: End of March 2020

 

    • Updated Excel, PowerPoint and Word email notifications
      • What’s happening: In PowerPoint, Excel and Word, Microsoft will update email notifications for @mentions, comments and notifications.
      • Rollout start: Mid-January 2020
      • Rollout finish: End of February 2020

 

    • Forms phishing protection
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is introducing improved phishing protection for Microsoft Forms.
      • Rollout start: Late December 2019
      • Rollout finish: Early January 2020

 

    • Modern SharePoint experience image resizing
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is giving users in the modern SharePoint experience the ability to resize images.
      • Rollout start: Early January 2020 for Targeted Release customers
      • Rollout finish: Beginning of February 2020

 

    • Revised IP policies for Teams meetings
      • What’s happening: Microsoft previously proposed alterations to the Internet Protocol (IP) policies for audio and video in Teams meetings. The company has updated the proposed policy revisions in response to customer feedback.
      • Rollout start: March 2020
      • Rollout finish: June 2020

 

End of Support Announcements

    • Retirement of Power BI support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1
      • What’s happening: To deliver the highest possible level of encryption, Microsoft has announced it will discontinue Power BI support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol versions 1.1 and 1.0. Although the Microsoft TLS 1.0 implementation doesn’t currently have any known security vulnerabilities, the company has decided to stop support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 due to the potential of future protocol downgrade attacks and other issues. It is recommended that all browser-server and client-server combinations utilize TLS 1.2 or a later version.
      • Rollout start: June 2020 in GCC environments for GCC clients and worldwide environments for commercial clients.

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