MC286990: Exchange Online and Basic Auth – September 2021 Update

We’re making some changes to improve the security of your tenant. We announced in 2019 we would be retiring Basic Authentication for legacy protocols, and in early 2021 we announced we would begin to retire Basic Authentication for protocols not being used in tenants, but not disable Basic Authentication for any in-use protocols until further …

MC285906: Common attachment filter in anti-malware policy: Additional file types block by default

The ‘Common attachment filter’ option in the ‘Anti-malware’ policy helps the Administrator configure the file types (based on file extension) which need to be blocked in the emails. This block action is applied anytime the file type of any attachment in the email matches this configurated file type list. This message is associated with Microsoft …

MC285604: Microsoft 365 compliance center: General Availability of records management multi-stage disposition review

Multi-stage disposition review in the Microsoft 365 Records Management solution enables you to create a tiered content disposition experience with up to five stages of review. Multiple reviewers can be added per stage, and reviewers will only see items assigned to them along with contextual information about the file. This message is associated with Microsoft …

MC283874: Classic Exchange Admin Center (EAC) Retirement Announcement

In MC252053 (April 2021), we announced the general availability of the new Exchange admin center (EAC). The new EAC offers a faster, more secure, and more intelligent modern admin experience than the classic EAC and is helping admins work more efficiently. With the new EAC capable of assuming this responsibility and more, today we are …

MC282784: Outlook: Time sensitive Emails in Play My Emails (PME) Spotlight

This enhancement to the Play My Emails feature of Outlook Mobile identifies Spotlight Emails (emails deemed important) and prioritizes them to be read first before other email from the inbox. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85570. Play My Emails in Outlook mobile will now identify potential time sensitive and important emails …

MC282545: Viva Insights homepage with personal insights in Microsoft 365 to become part of Microsoft Viva

In the coming months, personal productivity and wellbeing insights that are currently available to users via the daily briefing email, MyAnalytics digest email, and Insights Outlook add-in will be updated to reflect the Microsoft Viva brand. Microsoft Viva is a new employee experience platform that empowers people and teams to be their best from anywhere. …

MC278894: Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Updates to spam reporting

We’re working on creating consistent reporting experiences for customers, and as a result we’re retiring the standalone spam detections report. A new Spam detections report view will now be available in the Threat Protection Status report. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85561. We’re working on creating consistent reporting experiences for customers, …

MC278675: Updates to Spam Confidence Level within EmailEvents table in Advanced Hunting

We will be changing the named values under Spam confidence levels from the existing set (Not Spam, Moderate, Skipped, High) to Normal and High. This change is applicable to the field ConfidenceLevel within Email Events. There will be no change made to the Column Name or how data is represented. The only change is around …

MC277638: Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Integration of submission from quarantine with Admin and User Submission

Admin/ User Submissions coming from the quarantine portal were slotted into a separate submission channel than the channel that was used for the Admin submission coming from the submission portal and the user submission coming from the outlook report message Add-in. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82097. With this change we’re …