Microsoft Teams: Choose Which Users to Notify When Publishing a Task List

The task publishing experience in Microsoft Teams will soon allow you to choose which users to notify when you publish or unpublish a task list. You’ll soon have the ability to choose which members of teams receiving the tasks should get a notification in their Teams activity feed: all owners and members, owners only, or no one. Similarly, you will be able to choose who to notify when unpublishing a task list.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 144248


Outlook: The new Outlook will be available in the Microsoft Store and through Windows Search

Users will have more options on where to find, download, or use the new Outlook for Windows.


Retirement of Exchange Web Services in Exchange Online

In 2018, we announced that we were no longer making feature updates to Exchange Web Services (EWS) in Exchange Online, and we advised developers to move to Microsoft Graph.

Today, we are announcing that on October 1, 2026, we will start blocking EWS requests from non-Microsoft apps to Exchange Online.


Ratings and Reviews for Apps on Teams now Available

We are announcing the upcoming launch of the “Ratings and Reviews” feature for apps on Microsoft Teams. This new addition will empower users to view feedback from customers for apps from Microsoft and other third party app publishers. Users can also provide feedback on apps they’ve installed, and by default these reviews will be marked as anonymous. Not only this, but app publishers will also have the capability to respond to these reviews via the Partner Center, thereby enabling a new mode of communication between partners and end users. Furthermore, this experience is powered by Microsoft AppSource’s Ratings Service, hence ensuring the availability of reviews on the AppSource website as well as the Teams client experience. This feature is part of our continuous effort to enhance user experience and transparency within the Teams environment. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122300


Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management: Public preview of recommended thresholds

Coming soon to public preview, Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management will be rolling out recommended thresholds in policy wizard.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 146329


Expanding our AI capabilities to meet the everyday needs of people and business

We are bringing Copilot and new Microsoft AI experiences to the Windows PC. Today, Microsoft took the first step to unify our AI capabilities as Microsoft Copilot, providing a consistent look and feel across our products. Available as a side pane in Microsoft applications like Microsoft 365 and Edge, and on your Windows taskbar, the Copilot icon will be a consistent experience and entry point.


Outlook: Expand and Collapse Folders

Stay organized and navigate easily by expanding or collapsing your nested mail folders using the “” button at the right of the folder row.


Outlook: Dictation Support

Dictation lets you use speech-to-text to author messages in Outlook with a microphone and reliable internet connection. It’s a quick and easy way to draft emails, send replies, and capture the tone you’re going for.


Microsoft Teams: In-meeting Error Messaging

Microsoft Teams Meeting users will be notified directly through the error message for why they cannot access meeting chats when their chat access is limited by policy or due to system limitations and unexpected errors. This will only be available in the new Teams experience.


Microsoft Teams: Controlled-content meeting template (Premium)

We are launching an out-of-the-box template that can be useful when meeting with external participants. The controlled-content meeting template has preset defaults for meeting options to provide tight controls over lobby bypass, who can present, allowing chat in lobby/in-meeting, and who can record.


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