Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Audit – New filters in Audit Search

Audit Search allows customers to retrieve audit logs relevant to a security or compliance investigation. With this change, customers will now be able to search for relevant audit logs using additional fields such as ObjectId, UserKey, UserType, IP Address, DocumentId, SiteId, and AppId.

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Microsoft Teams: Change background while recording on phone

Users can now record themselves anywhere and share it with coworkers in the Microsoft Teams chat or channel without worrying about the background. Users can now change their background to any image they want or make the background blurry while recording using their Microsoft Teams camera on iOS devices.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 380852

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Microsoft Viva Engage: Updates to conversation analytics

New features are coming to conversation analytics in Microsoft Viva Engage! By the end of March, users will notice a new look for analytics on their posts. Conversation analytics will refresh faster with real-time updates, the expanded set of reactions will show in the reactions breakdown, and users will be able to filter activity across various time periods (7 days–12 months). These updates will be available to all customers with a Microsoft 365 license. Additional capabilities like sentiment analysis and more detailed engagement breakdowns will be available only to customers with a Viva Suite or Viva Employee Communications and Communities license.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 168625.

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Microsoft SharePoint: New Embedded Admin role impact

Microsoft SharePoint Embedded, currently in Public Preview, is an API-only solution empowering app developers to leverage the file and document storage in Microsoft 365 to create line-of-business or multitenant applications. Microsoft Loop is an example of a SharePoint Embedded application.

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Planned Maintenance – Windows Autopatch configuration update – March 2024

Planned Maintenance: As part of our routine device management services, we will deploy the next update of the Windows Autopatch baseline (version 2403) to your Microsoft Entra ID organization (tenant). 

When this will happen:

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New Microsoft 365 app launcher for web apps

We are excited to announce an update to the Microsoft 365 app launcher for web apps.

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February skilling snacks: Bite-sized learning for IT pros

Visit our updated learning series on all things Windows. Every two weeks, we package available resources on a different topic in a way that is easy to consume in under two hours each. This professional development opportunity is appropriate for all skill levels, from entry-level to senior and seasoned.  

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Viva Topics To Be Retired

Viva Topics will be retired as Microsoft focuses our efforts on building new knowledge and content experiences in Microsoft Copilot. 

When will this happen:

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Microsoft Viva: New landing experience for Viva Connections desktop

Help people in your organization manage their daily flow of work using a customized landing experience in Teams that displays the most important tasks, tools, news, and resources in one central place. The new landing experience offers expanded navigational tools between Viva apps and acts as the home base for Viva experiences in Teams.

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Microsoft Viva: Viva Glint – Upload custom PowerPoint templates

Ability to upload custom PowerPoint templates for exports

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