Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 experiences available in classic Outlook for Windows

The message details the introduction of Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 in classic Outlook for Windows. Users with a Copilot license will see a new Copilot icon, providing access to various Copilot features. It also mentions the availability of other Copilot experiences and outlines the rollout schedule and preparation steps for organizations.

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Microsoft Defender XDR: Enhancing email remediation with Sender’s copy clean-up features

Microsoft Defender XDR is introducing Sender’s copy clean-up features to enhance email remediation. This includes integration with Soft delete, wide support across platforms, and an undo capability. It applies to intra-organization and outbound emails, with a rollout expected from end of May to late July 2024. Admins will have improved management of Sent items with no action required before the rollout.

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Microsoft Purview | Information Protection: Encryption support for shared mailbox with security group in Outlook

Microsoft Purview | Information Protection will soon allow members of a mail-enabled security group to view and respond to encrypted mail in a shared mailbox using Outlook for Windows. Rollout begins late June 2024, with general availability expected by late October 2024. Users need Outlook for Windows Version 2402 or higher. No admin action is required before the rollout.

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Tenant Allow/Block Lists will support entry removal 45 days after last used date

Microsoft Defender for Office 365 will introduce a feature to automatically remove allow list entries 45 days after their last use, starting late June 2024. This applies to customers with Microsoft Exchange Online Protection and Defender for Office 365 Plan 1 or 2. Users are advised to update their allow entries to utilize this new feature.

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Plan for Change: New RBAC permissions for endpoint security policies

New RBAC permissions for endpoint security policies are being introduced, allowing more granularity. The ‘Security baselines’ permission will be updated to include only specific workloads, with others getting their own permissions. No immediate action is required as Intune will update permissions automatically. Stay tuned for release details.

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More flexible Windows feature updates

If you use the Windows Update for Business deployment service, you now have greater control over how feature updates are rolled out to your organization. You can now designate Windows feature updates as optional via a new feature introduced in Microsoft Intune. Read more in More flexible Windows feature updates
 

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Windows Autopatch features: Service Level Objective (SLO), Import Update Rings, and Reporting Enhancements

The message announces the general availability of new Windows Autopatch features: Service Level Objective (SLO), Import Update Rings, and Reporting Enhancements, which aim to improve Windows device management and update processes.

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Keep your Microsoft Teams desktop client compliant by updating it

Microsoft Teams desktop client must be updated to comply with the Modern Lifecycle Policy. Unsupported versions will receive notifications or blocking pages starting June 19th, 2024. Admins should ensure regular updates for service reliability and feature compatibility. Non-compliance may lead to service degradation or incompatibility.

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Watch now: Microsoft Graph brings you programatic access to Windows information

In response to customer feedback about the need for faster, automated access to information about Windows updates, two new data classes have been released in the Windows Updates API, allowing access to Windows known issues and product lifecycle in Graph API. The Windows updates API gathers data published on the Windows release health pages, which are located on both the Microsoft Learn site and the Microsoft 365 admin center. 

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eDiscovery Premium-Enhancements to eDiscovery experience for Microsoft Forms content

Microsoft Forms content can now be searched in eDiscovery Premium, allowing admins to better manage tasks that require eDiscovery capabilities. The rollout will begin mid-December 2023 and complete by late December 2023 for preview, and late April 2024 for Worldwide. Appropriate licensing and permissions are required. No additional action is needed to prepare for this feature.

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