Microsoft Roadmap, messagecenter en blogs updates van 16-05-2024

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

16-May-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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Office 365 Roadmap Updated: 2024-05-16

Additions : 5
Updates : 12

More Details At:

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365): New proactive assistance in CopilotIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Shared tab in chatIn Development
Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365): Copilot Lab available in Copilot for Microsoft 365 on mobileIn Development
Microsoft Graph: Copilot for Microsoft 365 usageIn Development
Microsoft Viva: Viva Engage change log for leaders and audiences identifiedIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: Save meeting content with collaborative annotations as a WhiteboardLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Click Through Collaborative Annotations LayerLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Viva: Viva Insights Attribute clonesLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Intelligent Meeting Recap for scheduled channel meetings (Premium)Rolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Skin tone setting and reactionsIn DevelopmentTitle, Description
Microsoft Teams: Citations for Copilot in Teams meetings available on mobileLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Data Loss Prevention- Adding matched attachment details in Activity Explorer for Data Loss Prevention rules in ExchangeIn DevelopmentStatus, Description
Whiteboard: Sticky Note Visual RefreshLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Data Loss Prevention for endpoints – New device properties in device onboarding pageLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Communication Compliance Security Copilot – Contextual SummarizationRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365): Whiteboard Copilot – First run experienceRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Insider Risk Management – Microsoft Defender for Endpoint alertsIn DevelopmentDescription

Items from the MessageCenter in Microsoft 365

Disablement of Symmetric keys for Microsoft Entra first-party applications Service Principals
Category:Microsoft Entra

Symmetric keys authentication relies on a shared key being sent by the client in its request to security token service. In the event the key is intercepted, it is permanently compromised.

To improve security posture of Microsoft first-party Applications and better protect customer data, client applications will no longer be able to use Symmetric Keys on Service Principals for First-Party Applications and must move to Asymmetric keys.

[When this will happen:]

June 15, 2024

[How this affects your organization:]

After this change is implemented, any client requests that use Symmetric Keys on their Microsoft first-party Application Service Principals will fail.

[What you can do to prepare:]

Customers currently using Symmetric keys for authenticating Microsoft first-party application’s Service Principals in their tenant will need to replace these with Asymmetric keys, as described in the link Add-MgServicePrincipalKey

Microsoft Teams: Shifts plugin in Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365
Category:Microsoft Teams Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365)

Within Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 users can now leverage the Shifts plugin to get information about their teams’ open shifts, shifts, and scheduled time off. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 395783

[When this will happen:]

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

[How this will affect your organization:]

Copilot for Microsoft 365 users within Microsoft Teams with the Shifts plugin enabled can now query Copilot for Microsoft 365 about the open shifts, shifts, and scheduled time off on their team. 

They can ask Copilot for Microsoft 365 questions such as the following, drawing from the Shifts app data:

  • What are the open shifts for this week?
  • When is my next shift?
  • When do I have time off?

[What you need to do to prepare:]

To enable the Shifts plugin, follow these steps:

  1. In Microsoft 365 admin center, ensure users have a Copilot for Microsoft 365 license. 
  2. In Microsoft 365 admin center, go to Settings > Integrated Apps > Available Apps > Deploy Shifts for Microsoft Teams.

For more information, see Manage Plugins for Copilot in Integrated Apps

In Teams, the end user can enable the Shifts plugin from within Copilot for Microsoft 365 using the plugin flyout. The user will need to authenticate the connection. 

Retirement of the Microsoft Graph meeting registration beta APIs
Category:Microsoft Teams

In February 2023, Microsoft Teams introduced a new version of Teams webinar that allows for more powerful and controlled registration, additional email capabilities, smooth external presenter capabilities, access control, and more. This will replace the initial version of Teams webinar by June 30th, 2024.

[When will this happen:]

The Microsoft Graph meeting registration Beta APIs that support the initial version are currently being retired and will stop returning data on September 30th, 2024. 

[How this will affect your organization:]

If you’re using the meeting registration APIs, in the next few months, you’ll need to update your solution to use the new Microsoft Graph webinar APIs and webhooks for your webinar solutions. The new APIs do not extend from the Microsoft Graph online meeting APIs the way that the meeting registration APIs do. Instead, they are part of a new Microsoft Graph webinar resource type.

To help you update your solution, the following webinar APIs will be available in beta by May 2024:

  • Get webinar attendee registration by user ID or email
  • Cancel webinar registration
  • Create webinar registration
  • Create, update, and delete webinar presenter
  • Get and list webinar presenters
  • Create, update, and delete webinar

[What you need to do to prepare:]

Follow the links below to get more information:

The removal of Screenshot saving to OneDrive, in favor of Known Folder Move
Category:OneDrive for Business

Note: If your organization does not use macOS devices, you can safely disregard this message.

We would like to inform you of an upcoming change to OneDrive Sync settings on macOS devices; the setting for end-users to Save screenshots to OneDrive will be discontinued. We’d like to encourage the adoption of Known Folder Move (KFM) as our path forward to sync screenshots and other content. Our development efforts will be focused on KFM, by ensuring a seamless backup of the user’s Desktop folder, which includes all screenshot files. This change is in line with our efforts to streamline our features, as the current screenshot setting overlaps with the capabilities provided by KFM.

[When this will happen:]

We will begin rolling out in mid-June 2024 and expect to complete by late July 2024.

[How this will affect your organization:]

For those with Known Folder Move (KFM) already enabled and syncing the Desktop folder, rest assured there will be no impact on your users due to the removal of the screenshot sync setting. Your users’ screenshots will continue to be backed up automatically.

For organizations without KFM enabled, it’s possible that some users are utilizing the soon-to-be-removed setting. We recommend reviewing our KFM guidance to ensure comprehensive syncing of the Desktop folder, thus maintaining continuity for your users’ screenshot backups.

Users will no longer be able to continue saving screenshots to OneDrive without KFM enabled, when this change is implemented.

[What you need to do to prepare:]

We recommend implementing Known Folder Move (KFM) settings to automatically back up the Desktop folder, which is the native storage location for screenshots.

By proactively configuring KFM, you can safeguard against any disruption in service and maintain consistent backup practices for your users’ important files.

Microsoft Dataverse – Service Update 9.2.24052.00000 for EUR
Category:Microsoft Dataverse
We have a minor service update planned for your Microsoft Dataverse environment hosted in EUR.

This service update will occur within your region’s scheduled maintenance timeline, on the scheduled date listed for Microsoft Dataverse.

How does this affect me?
The version number for your Microsoft Dataverse environment will update to version 9.2.24052.00000 or higher.

There is no expected degradation to service performance or availability, however, during this maintenance window users may see short, intermittent impact such as transient SQL errors or a redirect to the login screen.

What action do I need to take?
This message is for awareness and no action is required.
Microsoft Outlook: Split view in Month view
Category:Exchange Online Microsoft 365 for the web Microsoft 365 apps

In Microsoft Outlook for the Web and new Outlook for Windows, when viewing multiple calendars in Month view, users will be able to select Split view to see the calendars displayed side by side.

[When this will happen:] 

General Availability (Worldwide): We will begin rolling out early June 2024 and expect to complete by early July 2024.

[How this will affect your organization:]

Split view is already provided in Day, Week, and Work Week views. It will now be available in Month view as well. Note that multiple calendars must be selected for Split view to be a selectable option.

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This new feature is available by default.

[What you need to do to prepare:]

This rollout will happen automatically with no admin action required. You may want to notify your users about this change and update any relevant documentation as appropriate.

Resolving issues for users remaining on classic Teams
Category:Microsoft Teams

This Message center post outlines some of the reasons why users may remain on classic Teams and what steps the administrators need to take to transition users to new Teams or address existing problems. This applies to Commercial, EDU, Government cloud customers as well as VDI environment users. Reference to our last MC post regarding End of Support and End of availability (MC783985 April ’24)

[How this will affect your organization]

As we transition users to new Teams, there may be a small number of users in your organization that may remain on classic Teams. These users do not yet meet the necessary requirements for the update and need deliberate action from you to transition them. There could be one or multiple of these issues preventing them from receiving new Teams. Please review the list below and suggested mitigations to avoid any work stoppage for your users. (More details are available in our new Teams checklist)

  • Operating system: The following operating systems do not meet requirements for installing new Teams: Windows 10 version 10.0.19041 or lower, Windows 10 LTSC or Mac OS lower than macOS Monterey (12).
  • Policies blocking app installations: Organizational Policies blocking app installation (MSIX) and the Teams Meeting add-in (MSI).
  • Other software blocks: Any management software including firewalls, Antivirus or AppLocker that references classic Teams or prevents app installations. For third-party products, please refer to the manufacturer’s documentation.
  • Missing WebView 2: Users without the latest version of WebView 2 deployed.
  • Users on old version of classic Teams client: If users are using classic Teams application versions lower than (windows), (Mac).

[What you need to do to prepare:]

  • Update operating system: Users running classic Teams Windows desktop on Windows 10 version that is less than 10.0.19041 or running macOS versions on Big Sur(11) or lower should work on updating your OS as soon as possible. Microsoft recommends updating Windows 11 and macOS Sonoma (version 14). The prerequisites for new Teams can be found here.
  • VDI Customers should plan to update to Windows Server 2019 (10.0.17763) or Windows Server 2022 (10.0.20348) or higher to get started on their new Teams journey. For details on VDI system requirements, visit this page.
  • Resolve device policy restrictions: Policies must not block new Teams installation (MSIX) and the Teams Meeting add-in (MSI) or the Webview2 updater. We strongly recommend mitigating by either updating to Evergreen Webview2 installer or leveraging deployment options such as bulk deployment
  • Fix other software blocks: For any other firewalls, Antivirus or AppLocker issues that are preventing app installation, we strongly recommend mitigating these issues or leveraging deployment options such as bulk deployment to get new Teams for users.
  • Update Teams client version: Users on Teams versions that are older than the supported versions (any versions released over 90 days prior to the current version’s release date) must update their desktop client to the latest version. Administrators should plan for a regular update cadence to remain current and within the compatibility window. Please visit this page to learn more.
  • Note: Please refer to our checklist for more information on new Teams requirements: Deployment checklist for new Teams client – Microsoft Teams | Microsoft Learn;
  • Classic Teams end of availability details can be found here: End of availability for classic Teams client.
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps experience in Defender XDR
Category:Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps

The Defender for Cloud Apps experience in Defender XDR is now generally available. Auto-redirection is enabled by default for all customers, and starting June 16th, 2024, there will be no opt-out option available.

[When this will happen:]

General Availability (Worldwide): Rollout began in November 2023 and we expect to complete by early June 2024.

General Availability (GCC, GCCHigh, DoD): We will begin rolling out early June 2024 and we expect to complete by early June 2024.

[How this will affect your organization:]

Beginning on June 16th, 2024, the redirection toggle will no longer be available for all customers. All users accessing Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps will be automatically rerouted to the Microsoft Defender XDR portal with no option to opt-out.

[What you need to do to prepare:]

To prepare, ensure to move your Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps operations to the Microsoft Defender XDR portal.

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