MC292736: SharePoint: Updates to the site creation experience

We will be updating the site creation experience to make it easier for site creators to select the right type of SharePoint site, understand roles, and site permissions. Updates to this experience will include refreshed graphics, expanded site descriptions, and additional context for different permission levels in the Site permissions panel. This message is associated …

MC292735: Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on Android 5,6 and 7

We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on Android version 5, 6 and 7. Instead we recommend that users upgrade to newer Android builds, which is where we will continue to build new features and experiences. We will also begin encouraging users to update to the newest version of Teams if they’re running builds …

MC255074: Recommended Files in Office: Excel for Microsoft 365, Word for Microsoft 365, PowerPoint for Microsoft 365

Microsoft Office displays a list of recommended files on the File tab, or start page, of Word, Excel, or PowerPoint on Windows. This list allows you to keep track of work around you and quickly access files with activity you value most such as edits, mentions, comments by people you interact with. This message is …

MC291661: Microsoft Stream: Toggles for video and audio owners to manage feature settings on the new web player

This feature update will enable users to toggle features, such as transcripts and comments, on and off for all viewers in the web player. Audio and video files must be stored in OneDrive and SharePoint. New capability only for video/audio file owners. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85686. Users with edit …

MC291318: Focus time experiences in the Viva Insights Teams App

Viva Insights is enhancing the focus time experience for users of Viva Insights in Microsoft Teams. Users will have the ability to enroll in a focus plan and modify their focus plan settings directly from the Teams app, a function currently accessible from the Viva Insights web dashboard. Additionally, users will have access to a …

MC292401: Announcing public preview of Cloud Site List Management for Internet Explorer mode on Microsoft Edge

Cloud Site List Management for IE mode. With Internet Explorer mode (IE mode), Microsoft Edge enables a seamless single browser experience for environments with a mix of legacy and modern applications. You can control which applications need legacy compatibility such that your end-users have the most secure browsing experience without compromising business critical workflows. As …

MC291895: Ignoring Disable Anti Spyware Disable Antivirus on client devices (E3 and E5)

By design, Microsoft Defender Antivirus is automatically disabled when a 3rd party antivirus is present on the client. We are making an update to improve security by ignoring a legacy setting, DisableAntiSpyware (which disables Microsoft Defender Antivirus). This change will impact clients running Windows 10, version 1903 or higher with Microsoft Defender AV platform version …

MC291893: New SharePoint Vertical Site templates for retail, healthcare, and non-profit

This update will bring four new SharePoint site templates to retail customers, non-profits, and healthcare organizations. The updates will allow organizations to better track, manage information, and collaborate. This will rollout across desktop, web and mobile. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85659. New vertical site templates coming to SharePoint including nonprofit …

MC291100: Private drafts for SharePoint pages and news

This new feature will provide users the ability to create private drafts for pages and news posts. A private draft will be visible to only the page author, the people the author chooses to share it with, and site admins. Users will be able to create and edit content that’s not ready for others to …