Network Protection for macOS starting deployment to General Availability on 1/31!

Network Protection for macOS will soon be available for all Microsoft Defender for Endpoint onboarded macOS devices which meet the following criteria:

• Licensing: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint tenant (can be trial)


Updated NTLM Protocol Name for the Identity Advanced Hunting Tables

We are updating the NTLM protocol name for the Identity tables as part of the Microsoft 365 Advanced hunting feature for parity with other hunting tables.

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Data Lifecycle Management – Removing the Preservation Hold Library (PHL) access in SharePoint

We’re making an update to the ability to remove the Preservation Hold Library in SharePoint and OneDrive from being accessible through Site Contents or the site’s navigation.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 103613


Microsoft Purview | Exact Data Match to support up to 500 EDM evaluations

We are expanding the number of supported Exact Data Match (EDM) detections from 100 to 500.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100712.


Download History Functionality available on Service Trust Portal (STP)

The Service Trust Portal is Microsoft’s public site for publishing audit reports and other compliance-related information associated with Microsoft’s cloud services.

“My Download History” is a net new functionality now live on STP. On the My Download History tab, you can view and export a download history of documents downloaded from the Service Trust Portal within the last 18 months. The history includes the document title and download date, and the document status, such as whether it is live, has a newer version, or has been deleted. The full download history can be exported to a CSV file.


Windows and mobile app changes from Office to Microsoft 365

As originally communicated in MC446132 (October ’22), the Office app is becoming the new Microsoft 365 app, your home to find, create, and share your content and ideas. The name change will apply to everyone who uses the Office app for work, school, or personal use. There will be no impact to existing accounts, profiles, subscriptions, or files. The app will update automatically with a new icon and Microsoft 365 name.

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Microsoft Purview eDiscovery (Premium): Review set – Add notes to items

We’re rolling out a feature that supports adding notes to items within a review set for the eDiscovery (Premium) solution in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 103623.


[REMINDER] New details on IE11 desktop application permanent disablement scheduled for February 14, 2023

The out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) desktop application is scheduled to be permanently disabled on certain versions of Windows 10 devices on February 14, 2023, through a Microsoft Edge update, not a Windows update as previously communicated. All remaining devices that have not already been redirected from IE11 to Microsoft Edge are scheduled to be redirected with the Microsoft Edge update scheduled for February 14, 2023. Similar to how Windows updates work, redirection from IE11 to Microsoft Edge will be included in all future Microsoft Edge updates and will impact all devices within your organization at the same time with no ability for users to reverse the change. Therefore, if your organization still has dependencies on IE11, you must take steps now to complete your transition before February 14, 2023, or risk business disruption at scale when users lose access to IE11-dependent applications. As a reminder, IE11 has been out of support since June 15, 2022.

The change to use Microsoft Edge update to disable IE is intended to provide a better user experience and help organizations transition their last remaining IE11 users to Microsoft Edge. Users will see a dialogue box when they are transitioned to Microsoft Edge. When they try to click any IE11 icons or other entry points, they will be redirected to Microsoft Edge. Users’ browsing data will be automatically brought over to Microsoft Edge from IE11 so they can seamlessly continue browsing.


Microsoft 365 admin center: New Teams Group Graph API and Teams Team Activity Counts

We are adding new APIs within Microsoft Admin Center to support Microsoft Teams Groups and Teams Activity Counts.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109548


M365 Admin Center: New Forms Graph APIs to track to help you track Forms activity user, activity,

We are introducing a new Forms Graph API set to help you track Forms activity user, activity, and user detail metric in Usage Reports. Admins can use the API to get Forms related detailed user usage metrics, such as how many designers and how many respondents over a time period.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109557


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