Communication Compliance – Gain context around ML model policy matches (preview)

Coming soon to public preview, we’re introducing machine learning (ML) model highlighting capabilities to enable Communication Compliance investigators to make more informed remediation actions.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88917.


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

eDiscovery (Premium) will soon support discovery of reactions to Microsoft Teams chat and channel messages.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65130.


Microsoft 365 Admin Center: GroupID to be Hidden by Default in Microsoft 365 Active User Reports

We will be hiding the GroupID variable in Microsoft 365 Usage Reports in the ‘Groups activity’ section of the ‘Active users – Microsoft 365 Services’ and ‘Active Users – Microsoft 365 Apps’ from June 2023.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93308


General availability of Advanced Message Encryption – Office 365 Message Encryption portal access logs

Coming soon to general availability, admins will be able to enable logging of external user activities accessing the Office 365 Message Encryption Portal to retrieve encrypted mail. This feature is currently in public preview.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88914.


Exchange Online-Updates to the file type list in the common attachment filter

In anti-malware policies, you can select specific file types to identify as malware using the common attachment filter. Any email message with attachments of these specific file types will be handled per the policy settings. You can configure this specific list of file types by selecting them from the pre-defined list in the policy properties in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal or by manually adding your own (custom) file types using the power shell Set-MalwareFilterPolicy cmdlet in Exchange Online PowerShell.


Exchange Online-Add, edit custom file types in Anti-malware policy

In anti-malware policies, the common attachment filter allows you to select specific file types to block. Any email messages with these types of file attachment will be handled as per the policy settings. In addition to turning on the common attachment filter, you can customize the list of file types, but only by using the Set-MalwareFilterPolicy cmdlet in Exchange Online PowerShell.

We’re enhancing the anti-malware policy experience of anti-malware policy by adding the ability to view/add/remove custom file types in the anti-malware policy settings in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal.


Reminder: IE11 desktop application retires in 1 month on June 15, 2022 – Set up IE mode today (non-LTSC, non-Server)

As previously announced, the future of Internet Explorer on Windows is in Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) provides legacy browser support within Microsoft Edge. Because of this, the IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022, on certain versions of Windows 10. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and will be progressively redirected to Microsoft Edge over the following months, and ultimately disabled via Windows Update, to help ensure a smooth retirement.

You can control IE retirement in your environment with 1 month left—the best way to prepare for IE redirection and disablement after June 15th is to proactively retire IE in your organization before June 15th. Prepare your organization with these steps.


Message center posts will include monthly active users specific to the Power BI, Automate, and PowerApps service updates

Message center posts will include monthly active users (based off the past 30 days) related to change announcements for Power BI, Microsoft Power Automate in Microsoft 365 and Power Apps in Microsoft 365. This experience was enabled for other Microsoft 365 services in January (MC315739). We are now expanding to additional services.

This will help change coordinators and IT admins make a decision on which change they should address first vs deprioritize, based on the potential number of end users who could be impacted by a change. For example, If the change is about a service which has -0- active users for your organization, you should be able to deprioritize the change.


Net promoter score (NPS) survey insights – new visualizations available

You can now access insights such as Net promoter score (NPS) volume which includes comments per month and Net promoter score (NPS) volume by channel derived from Microsoft Net Promoter Score (NPS) surveys as answered by your users.

In the admin center, go to Health > Product feedback > NPS survey insights.


Suspicious Connector Activity Alert

As a security platform, we strive to continuously improve and protect our customers. In May, we plan to start rolling out a new alert for suspicious activities in an inbound connector. For information on connectors, please visit Configure mail flow using connectors in Exchange Online | Microsoft Docs.


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