Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

We’ve released updates to the following update channel for Microsoft 365 Apps:

  • Current Channel

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Pin a chat message

Users can now pin a specific message, providing chat members with quick access to critical content at anytime.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82584

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Reminder: Microsoft 365 apps and services ending support on IE11 beginning August 17, 2021

As communicated in MC220490 (August ’20), Microsoft 365 apps and services have been focusing their efforts on modern browser support over the last year. Beginning August 17, 2021, Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) and users may have a degraded experience, or be unable to connect to, those apps and services. These apps and services will phase out over weeks and months to ensure a smooth end of support with each app and service phasing out on independent schedules.

Microsoft 365 applications and services

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Evolving the Microsoft Store for Business and Education

This message is for customers who are using Microsoft Store for Business or Education.

We are announcing exciting plans that bring together the manageability of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, the openness of the new Microsoft Store, and the flexibility of Windows Package Manager. These plans will enhance the new Microsoft Store experience that is coming soon to both Windows 11 and Windows 10.

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Variable playback speed for Teams meeting recordings

For Teams meeting recordings saved to OneDrive & SharePoint, you’ll now be able to change the playback speed (0.5x – 2x) while watching the video. Watching a Teams meeting recording at a playback speed greater than 1 is a great way to save time!

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82002.

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New default native notification setting for new Teams users

With this change the default Notification Style (specifically for new users) will change to Native Notifications from Teams Built In. This will apply across Windows and Mac.

NOTE: The current default notification style for new users is Teams Built In.

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Power Platform data loss prevention policies – New capabilities announced

Additional capabilities are being added to allow you greater control and customization of your Power Platform data loss prevention (DLP) policies:

The following DLP capabilities will be available by the end of July 2021:

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Outlook on the web – Project Moca migrating to Outlook board view

Thank you for using the public preview (MC224257) of Project Moca! It was a success, and we will begin migrating content from Project Moca to the new Outlook Calendar board view in July. All boards and content will be migrated and users will not lose any data.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82013.

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Registration available for View Only Attendees

View-Only Attendees are now able to register for your Webinars as a normal attendee would. Previously, View-Only Attendees did not have registration support.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65952

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Announcing self-service purchase capabilities for Windows 365

Windows 365 was announced on July 14, 2021.  Today we are also announcing that self-service purchasing capabilities are coming soon for Windows 365.  Individuals worldwide (excluding India) will be able to acquire a subscription for the following products as early as August 15, 2021: 

  • Windows 365 Enterprise
  • Windows 365 Business

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