Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Linux and MacOS – Mandatory Update to ‘Required’ URLs List

We recently announced the general availability and gradual roll-out of our enhanced anti-malware engine for Linux and macOS.

Note: If your organization is not using Linux or macOS you can safely disregard this message.

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Microsoft Secure Score is updating recommended action for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

We’re updating Microsoft Secure Score recommended actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture.

This update will include updating the impact of the following recommended action related to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on the overall score:

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Changes for the Microsoft Feedback Portal

We are adding functionality to the Microsoft Feedback portal for users to be able to better manage their feedback. 

When this will happen:

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Microsoft Purview Records Management – Apply a new retention label at end of retention period (GA)

We are introducing a new option for the action that can be taken on an item at the end of its retention period. This feature will enable you to manage the lifecycle of an item by specifying different retention settings for each phase of an item’s lifecycle.

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Microsoft Purview | DLP Document Fingerprinting support for additional workloads (preview)

Coming soon to public preview, we’re extending Document Fingerprinting SITs in DLP policies to include support for additional workloads.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93280.

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Microsoft Purview compliance portal: eDiscovery (Premium) supports Teams reactions (GA)

Currently available in public preview (MC387229), eDiscovery (Premium) support for discovery of reactions to Microsoft Teams chat and channel messages will soon be generally available.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65130

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Microsoft Purview | Data Loss Prevention – Ability to clone DLP policies (GA)

Coming soon to the Microsoft Purview compliance center, we’re rolling out the ability to clone Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93312.

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Microsoft Secure Score is removing retired improvement action for Exchange Online

We’re updating Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture.

This update will include removing the following improvement action related to Exchange Online as it is no longer relevant:

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Recipient Block Using Tenant Allow/Block List Senders

Today, the Tenant Allow/block List is used to prevent users from receiving email from selected senders using the sender block. However, users are still able to send email to that email address or domain as recipient. With this update, the Tenant Allow/block List will be extended to prevent users from sending emails to these email addresses and domains that are added or part of the sender block list.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93363

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eDiscovery (Premium) Records Management – Discover the document version that has been shared (preview)

This update was previously communicated in November 2021 (MC295570) but experienced unforeseen delays during rollout. We truly appreciate your patience as we’ve worked diligently to resolve these issues. We are now ready at last to announce an updated timeline for rollout of these features.

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