Announcing enhanced audit and upload notifications for Exact Data Match (EDM)

We’re releasing a set of updates for Exact Data Match (EDM) that will give you better visibility over EDM events and enable you to receive notifications on EDM data upload status.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 68876 and 68882


New personal wellbeing insights coming to Insights app in Teams

New personal insights to help you balance productivity and wellbeing are coming to the Insights app in Teams. Users will be able to tap into breathing breaks, send praise to collaborators, pause and reflect anytime during the workday, as well as mindfully close out the workday with a virtual commute.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68748.


Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Service Health and Message center Communications

To provide greater clarity in Service health and Message center, we are consolidating communications for Microsoft 365 Defender services under the service listing ‘Microsoft 365 Defender’. Once this change is in place, the service listing for ‘Microsoft Defender for Endpoint’ will be removed, and future communications related to the service will appear under ‘Microsoft 365 Defender’.

When this will happen


Updated: Billing notifications in Microsoft 365 admin center

We’re updating the Billing notifications page to make it easier to manage who receives billing notification emails in your organization. Additional settings like your organization’s preferred language are now on this page so that all info about billing notifications is in one place.


Planned Maintenance: Skype for Business capacity upgrade

We have maintenance planned for Skype for Business:

  • Starting March 26, 2021 16:00 UTC.
  • Ending March 26, 2021 07:00 UTC.
  • Starting April 2, 2021 16:00 UTC.
  • Ending April 2, 2021 07:00 UTC.


Exchange Online – Tag for external email messages received

In this release, Exchange Online will enable admins to protect their organization against spam and phishing threats from external senders. This feature is available in Outlook on the web, the new Outlook for Mac, and Outlook mobile (iOS and Android).

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70595.


Announcing Conglomerate branding for global admins

Conglomerate branding provides you the ability to define multiple themes within your organization, from the Microsoft 365 global admin center, using Microsoft 365 Groups. Each theme can be further customized by specifying mobile-specific and alternate dark mode logo experiences.


Dynamics 365 Home page is being retired April 2021

Last year we announced the plan to retire the Dynamics 365 Home page beginning on April 1, 2021. As part of this change, the Dynamics 365 icon will be removed from the Office 365 applications list and the Office 365 application launcher.


Important Information about Microsoft Power Automate Desktop

We have detected an issue on some older versions of Microsoft Power Automate Desktop that we need your help to resolve.


New service: Data-at-rest encryption for Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 provides baseline, volume-level encryption through BitLocker. Service Encryption provides an added layer of data-at-rest encryption at the application level. Customer Key allows you to control your organization’s encryption keys.

As an application level encryption service, Customer Key support exists today for Exchange Online, Skype for Business, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business workloads in Microsoft’s data centers. We are extending Customer Key support to provide a tenant level encryption support through a new service called Data-at-rest encryption for Microsoft 365.


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