Microsoft Roadmap, messagecenter en blogs updates van 05-07-2024

het nieuws van Microsoft message center roadmap en blogs - KbWorks - SharePoint & Teams Specialist

05-July-2024 Below you will find a collection of news published yesterday. This news consists of Microsoft’s Roadmap when it is updated it will be below with items. Then there will be a section with the message center, if there is anything new there, this will be automatically included. And it contains a piece from blogs that I follow myself and would like to share with you. If I miss something in the blogs that do have an RSS feed, please let me know.

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Items from the MessageCenter in Microsoft 365

Microsoft Teams: Automatic location updates on bookable desks
Category:Microsoft Teams

Before this rollout, users can indicate in Microsoft Teams if they are in office or remote by manually setting their location by selecting their profile photo at the top right of Teams. With this rollout, we are introducing automatic location updates on bookable desks to make it easier for users to keep their work location up to date and connect with others in the office.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 401118.

[When this will happen:]

General availability (Worldwide): We will begin rolling out early August 2024 and expect to complete by late August 2024.

[How this will affect your organization:]

Bookable desks refer to unassigned seats in the office that are equipped with devices such as monitors or other peripherals. Admins can associate these devices to a workspace account using the Teams Rooms Pro Management portal. This association will allow users to automatically claim a desk, and (in future) will provide IT with valuable usage analytics and reports. Learn more: Setting up Bookable Desks in Microsoft Teams – Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn. After configuring bookable desks, admins can enable automatic location updates at the tenant level or for a specific user group. Then, users can enable the feature at Teams > Settings (three-dot menu in top right of the screen) > Privacy > Sharing your work location. After users enable the feature, their work location will automatically update to In the office when they connect to a bookable desk, if their location was previously set to Unknown or Remote.

user controls

To help users find this feature, after an admin enables the feature, the banner “Looks like you’re in the office” will appear the first time a user plugs into a bookable desk.

user controls

After a user enables automatic location updates, the banner “You’re connected to your organization’s network or device” will appear once when they plug into a bookable desk. The banner confirms that the user has successfully enabled automatic location update.

admin controls

[What you need to do to prepare:]

This rollout will happen automatically by the specified date with no admin action required before the rollout. To prepare for this feature, we recommend communicating this new feature to your users and admin team and sharing instructions if needed. After this feature rolls out, admins can enable automatic location updates at a tenant level or for a specific user group. Then, users can enable automatic location detection in Teams Settings > Privacy as described earlier.

Microsoft Teams: Office 365 Connectors feature retires starting August 15, 2024
Category:Microsoft Teams

We will be retiring the Microsoft Office 365 connectors feature in Microsoft Teams starting August 15, 2024, and ending January 1, 2025. For similar functionality, we recommend using the Workflows app in Microsoft Teams, where we will continue to invest our development resources. As we strive for continuous improvement, the shift toward Power Automate workflows represents our commitment to providing scalable, flexible, and secure solutions. Power Automate workflows not only offer enhanced capabilities but also ensure that your integrations are built on a platform that can grow with your business needs.

[How this will affect your organization:]

We will gradually roll out this change in two phases:

  • Effective August 15, 2024: All new connector creation will be blocked in all clouds.
  • Effective October 1, 2024: All existing connectors in all clouds will stop working.

When a user with an active Office 365 connector posts a message in Teams, a warning message about the impending retirement of the connector is included at the bottom of the message:

user notification

[What you need to do to prepare:]

This change will happen automatically on the specified dates listed above. No admin action is required. Please notify your users about this change, update relevant documentation as appropriate, and share the Browse and add workflows in Microsoft Teams support article.

Learn more about the retirement of Microsoft Office 365 connectors and migrating to Workflows

Microsoft Teams: Policy to disable some in-product messages
Category:Microsoft Teams

Some in-product messages in Microsoft Teams can now be controlled with the New-CsTeamsUpdateManagementPolicy command. Using this new feature, tenant admins can limit in-product messages relating to periodic “What’s New” updates and in-person training opportunities.

[When this will happen:]

General Availability (Worldwide): This policy update is available now.

[How this will affect your organization:]

For more information, visit -DisabledInProductMessages.

This new feature is available by default.

[What you need to do to prepare:]

You may want to notify your users about this change and update any relevant documentation as appropriate.

Microsoft Purview eDiscovery | Modernized eDiscovery in new Microsoft Purview portal
Category:Microsoft Purview

A modernized user experience (UX) for Microsoft Purview eDiscovery will be available in the Purview portal. In this new UX experience, Content Search, eDiscovery Standard, and eDiscovery Premium are unified so that users can now navigate a shared workflow that simplifies the transition between non-premium and premium features. This UX modernization also introduces features that enhance the eDiscovery process. Some of these new features include:

  • Enhanced search efficiency with message ID and sensitivity labels for faster access to information.
  • Use of the improved search by Sensitive Information Type (SIT) interface for user-friendly selection without manual input.
  • Advanced Data Source Mapping allows linking a user’s OneDrive using input such as the user’s mailbox Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) address or user’s name, streamlining data retrieval and management.
  • Acceleration through powerful investigation capabilities, such as user’s frequent collaborators, providing a comprehensive view of the user’s networks.
  • Stay updated with the new Data Source synchronization feature, which allows users to easily track any new or removed data locations, ensuring that eDiscovery investigations remain aligned with the latest data source landscape.
  • The new visual Statistics feature allows users to gain insights at a glance, such as Results containing Sensitive Information Types, top communication participants, and so on.
  • Monitor long-running processes with an informed and transparent progress bar with the option to cancel (for certain process types) if needed.
  • Obtain a full process report for all actions taken, such as statistics for holds and exports, bolstering the defensibility of your eDiscovery efforts.
  • Customize your exports with new settings, including the option to export as a single PST file path truncation and the use of friendly names to make exported data more accessible.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 383744

[When this will happen:]

Public Preview: We will begin rolling out late July 2024 and expect to complete by early August 2024.

General Availability (Worldwide, GCC, GCC High, DoD): We will begin rolling out early October 2024 and expect to complete by late November 2024.

[How this will affect your organization:]

The unification of Content Search, eDiscovery Standard, and eDiscovery Premium into a single eDiscovery solution in the new Microsoft Purview portal will necessitate updates to your organization’s training materials and documentation.

Content Search, eDiscovery Standard, and eDiscovery Premium as separate solutions in the compliance portal (left) vs unified eDiscovery experience in the new Purview portal (right)

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The current compliance portal eDiscovery Standard, Premium, and Content search experience will be deprecated as part of the portal deprecation by the end of 2024.

[What you need to do to prepare:]

Update internal documentation and provide training to all eDiscovery users in your organization.

Learn more about the new Purview Portal.

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