Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Data Loss Prevention – Microsoft 365 Groups scoping in Teams DLP policy extend protection to 1:1/n chats

When scoping policies to Microsoft 365 Groups in Teams DLP policies, Teams standard and shared channel charts are currently protected by the policies. This change will automatically extend the protection to 1:1/n (non-channel) chats. There is no longer a need to add users or security groups to protect these chats, except for customers that have enabled optical character recognition (OCR) in Teams chat.

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Microsoft Teams: Digital signage on Teams Rooms on Windows

Users can view dynamic, engaging, and relevant content on the Teams Rooms front-of-room display when the device is not in use. Admins can remotely configure tenant-wide and room-specific digital signage settings at scale from Teams Rooms Pro Management. Integrations with selected third-party digital signage providers and content management systems are supported, initial partners are Appspace and XOGO. This feature is available for Teams Rooms Pro license customers.

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Forms: Try the new streamlined and modernized experience in Forms to create your next form

Enjoy a simpler, modernized interface on Forms. Toggle between upgraded templates as you create your form and then view insights and suggested actions when the responses come in.

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Out-of-band updates to address Azure Synapse SQL issue caused by Windows updates

Microsoft has identified an issue wherein Azure Synapse SQL Serverless Pool databases enter a “Recovery pending” state, and has expedited a resolution. This issue is observed after installing the June 2024 Windows security update on Windows Server 2022 (KB5039227), Windows Server, version 23H2 (KB5039236), and Azure Stack HCI versions 23H2 and 22H2 (KB5039227). An out-of-band (OOB) update has been released for Windows Server 2022 and Azure Stack HCI, version 22H2 today, June 20, 2024, to address this issue. The resolution for the other platforms affected by this issue will be available in future Windows updates. 

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Microsoft Teams: Avatar in Immersive Space (3D) view interaction improvements

Microsoft Teams is introducing avatar interaction enhancements in Immersive Space (3D) view, including more reactions and improved boundaries, starting mid-July 2024 for Targeted Release and early August 2024 for General Availability. No admin action is required for this automatic update.

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Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Data Loss Prevention – Microsoft 365 Groups scoping in Teams DLP policy extend protection to 1:1/n chats

When scoping policies to Microsoft 365 Groups in Teams DLP policies, Teams standard and shared channel charts are currently protected by the policies. This change will automatically extend the protection to 1:1/n (non-channel) chats. There is no longer a need to add users or security groups to protect these chats, except for customers that have enabled optical character recognition (OCR) in Teams chat.

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Change in attachment links in Viva Engage messages to SharePoint location for eDiscovery

Viva Engage messages’ attachment links will be changed to SharePoint locations for better eDiscovery integration. This update, starting late June 2024 and completing by mid-July 2024, will make attachments appear with messages in eDiscovery review sets, aligning with other products and improving reliability. Organizations using eDiscovery should update their training and documentation.

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Microsoft Teams: SharePoint News connector retires July 22, 2024

The SharePoint News connector in Microsoft Teams will retire on July 22, 2024. Users should transition to alternatives like Viva Connections News notifications, Viva Amplify, or Teams Workflow. New connectors cannot be created after July 22, 2024, and existing ones will retire starting August 26, 2024. No admin action is required, but preparation steps are recommended.

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Outlook: Open attachments in desktop apps from the new Outlook for Windows

In the new Outlook for Windows, users can now open attachments of all types in their respective desktop app by double clicking them. #newoutlookforwindows

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Microsoft Copilot (Microsoft 365): Save Prompt, Share Prompt, and Try in App release

With this feature, users of Copilot in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote will be able to save prompts that they have created to Copilot Lab and share them with their coworkers. Also, users on the Copilot Lab website who find a Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote prompt that they like will be able to launch Copilot and run that prompt with a single click of the new “Try in Copilot” button.

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