OneDrive: Move your shortcuts in OneDrive

You can now move the shortcuts you’ve added using “Add shortcut to OneDrive” into any folders in your OneDrive.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82166.

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Exchange Transport Rule Report moving to the new Exchange Admin Center (EAC) from the Security and Compliance Center

We will be retiring the Exchange Transport Rule (ETR) report from the Security and Compliance Center (SCC).

  • The report will no longer be available in the security reporting dashboard, beginning early March 2022.

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Filters on Microsoft search

Out of Box filters “File Type” and “Last Modified” will be getting an UI upgrade. From the right side panel these filters move in line with Search Results on top of the results list. This helps users discover and use these out of box filters easily.

Filters can also be defined on Custom verticals. Custom filters can be defined on datetime and string, refinable properties.

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Retirement of the Microsoft Secure Score advanced feature setting

We’re making some changes to the Microsoft Secure Score advanced feature setting. This setting was originally created as a way to forward Microsoft Defender for Endpoint signals to Microsoft Secure Score which gave Microsoft Secure Score visibility into the device security posture.

  • Defender for Endpoint customers would enable this one-time setting in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal by going to Settings > Endpoints > Advanced features > Microsoft Secure Score.

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Reminder: IE11 desktop application retires in 5 months on June 15, 2022 – Set up IE mode today (non-LTSC, non-Server)

As previously announced in (MC257152 – May), (MC288052 – Sept), (MC298657 – Nov), and (MC306663- Dec), the future of Internet Explorer on Windows 10 is in Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) provides legacy browser support within Microsoft Edge. Because of this, the IE11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and afterwards will redirect to Microsoft Edge if a user tries to access it.

With 5 months left before retirement, we highly recommend you start preparing for this multi-month transition today. The essential first step—Site Discovery—typically takes 3-4 weeks. Site Discovery identifies legacy-dependent sites in your organization based on user traffic. Don’t delay and get started on your transition today.

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Outlook: Support for Retention Policies

Use retention policies in Outlook for Mac to apply a policy to your messages in your mailbox. Retention policies define how long your messages will be saved. This update will only work
in the new Outlook for Mac.

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Microsoft Teams Admin Center: App lists and banners in the app management page

The Manage Apps page in Teams Admin Center today allows admins to manage apps in the tenant. A list of apps and editorial banners are added to help admins find relevant apps for the tenant.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88305

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Microsoft Teams: Enriching the App detailed page with more descriptive App information In Teams admin center

In Teams admin center, the app detail page for Microsoft and third-party apps will provide greater description for apps, including images and product videos. The custom app detail page is also optimized.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88306

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Preview: Org Explorer in Outlook: View and navigate the organization chart

This new release of Org Explorer brings a new experience to Outlook Desktop. It will help you visualize and explore your company’s internal structure, work teams, and individual roles. This change can be previewed with the return of the Coming Soon toggle.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID:84785.

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Introducing monthly active users for the Microsoft 365 service change

Message center posts will include monthly active users (based off the past 28 days) specific to the Microsoft 365 service change being communicated.

This will help change coordinators and IT admins make a decision on which change they should address first vs deprioritize, based on the potential number of end users who could be impacted by a change eg: If the change is about a service which has 0 active users for your organization, you should be able to deprioritize the change.

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