Microsoft Teams Support for Co-organizer to Manage Breakout Rooms

The Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms feature enables co-organizers to create, manage and move between Breakout Rooms like meeting organizers. We will be updating this feature for co-organizers to have the ability to:

  • Create rooms
  • Configure room settings, including appointing additional Breakout Room managers
  • Assign participants
  • Add/Remove rooms
  • Open/Close rooms
  • Send announcements
  • Rename/Delete rooms

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OneDrive: Sharing Experience – Sensitivity Labels inside the Sharing Dialog

We apologize that we did not communicate ahead of time for this feature release.

Sensitivity labels are used to classify and protect your organization’s data. These labels are completely customizable, and admins can apply a label to a specific file based on the organization needs. We’ve now added sensitivity labels inside the Sharing dialog, to provide you the ability to see what labels have been applied to your files prior to sharing them. 

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Important Information about your Microsoft Power Automate service

Starting on January 10, 2023, support for the “Submit as a template” button will no longer be available. This functionality enables users to submit flow templates as candidates for Power Automate’s public template gallery. As a result, users will no longer be able to submit their flows as templates using the “Submit as template” button.

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Communication Compliance: Prioritize analysis of policy-driven alerts with Azure Cognitive Services (public preview)

Coming soon to public preview, Communication Compliance will support Azure Cognitive Services text analysis, helping customers’ compliance managers prioritize and investigate alerts related to violations of their organizations’ defined regulatory requirements. Using Azure Cognitive Services, this update helps investigation of potential regulatory incidents by providing customers more context. Only messages that have already triggered an alert in an existing Communication Compliance policy will be analyzed. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88918.

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Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps:

  • Current Channel

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Add people to a group chat from compose box via @ mention

Teams Chat is for fast-paced communication, and we want to ensure nothing gets in the way. Pull in via @mention provides a short cut to the add-dialog saving you time from realizing the person isn’t already in the chat and navigating (2-clicks) to the add-dialog manually.  Users can now add someone to a group chat directly from the compose box via @ mention. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97736

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Microsoft 365 admin center: Feature release status for your organization in Message center

This feature enables customer administrators to see the release status of the Microsoft Teams, Outlook on the Web and Microsoft admin center features announced on Message center. The release status will provide information on features that are scheduled, rolling out, or completed on their tenant so they can efficiently plan for the change.

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Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Information Protection and Data Loss Prevention – User scoping RBAC

Delegate management and remediation authority for different people in different regions or organization units with role-based access control (RBAC). The RBAC controls will extend to the Microsoft 365 Defender portal for Information Protection and DLP related events.

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Microsoft Syntex: Universal Annotations

Syntex licensed users will be able to highlight, circle and underline on PDF and TIFF files without modifying the underlying file. This will help end users collaborate on files without making copies or compromising the document record.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 103608

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Microsoft Teams Rooms Companion Device Experience enhancement – Optimize video gallery for in-room participants

When joining a meeting in a Microsoft Teams Rooms with a personal laptop running Microsoft Teams, the video galleries on both the Microsoft Teams Room and laptops will be optimized to display only remote attendees and will not display the room video or other in-room attendees’ videos on the room gallery or the personal laptop. (Proximity Join with Microsoft Teams Rooms is required).

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 96212

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