Reminder: Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021

Note: If your organization has already transitioned from Skype for Business Online to Microsoft Teams, please disregard this message.

Originally announced in MC219641 (July ’20), as Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Microsoft 365, this is a reminder the Skype for Business Online service will retire July 31, 2021. At that point, access to the service will end.


Yammer and SharePoint for Business: Yammer Conversations Web Part V3

We have updated the Yammer Conversations web part for SharePoint to add new configuration options including:

  • New horizontal layout – showcase Yammer conversations from your community, topic or user horizontally, making it easier to see many conversations at once
  • New filter option to show only Questions or All Conversations – showcase recent questions from a community or topic​
  • New configuration option to show or hide the Yammer publisher– curate the content displayed


Teams Mobile – Large Gallery in meetings update

The “Large Gallery” layout for meetings on Teams mobile is getting an upgrade! This layout will become mobile-optimized, letting you swipe through all the participants in a meeting. This is rolling out on the Teams iOS and Android app.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82959.


End-to-end encryption for Teams calling

End-to-end encryption is the encryption of information at its origin and decryption at its intended destination without the ability for intermediate nodes to decrypt. Teams will support an option to use end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for ad hoc 1:1 Teams VoIP calls. To support customer security and compliance requirements, IT will have full control of who can use E2EE in the organization.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70780


New Communication Compliance features: Teams conversation context

The Communication Compliance solution in the Microsoft 365 compliance center will soon support Teams conversation context (public preview) and provide new reporting for sensitive information types.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68872 and 81970.


Post on behalf of capability coming to Yammer

This new “Post on behalf of another user” feature will allow Yammer users to assign other users in their network as their delegates. All users in the Yammer network will be able to add other users in the same network as their delegate.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66500.


Announcing new options for custom sensitive information types

As part of your data classification efforts in the Microsoft 365 compliance center you can now customize built-in classifiers (sensitive information types) to meet your organization’s needs. We are rolling out some minor feature updates to enhance this customization experience.

When this will happen:


Microsoft Bookings – toggle to test the new experience

Microsoft Bookings is getting a new experience and users can start accessing the preview with a toggle on the top right that says Try the new Bookings. Once this toggle is turned on, users can see and try the new experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81947.


Edit a SharePoint page or news post in Microsoft Teams

This feature will allow users to edit modern SharePoint pages or news posts within Teams experience. Users can now pin a Page or News Post to a Teams channel and make edits without leaving Teams. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82969.


Exchange Admins can now use Integrated Apps in Microsoft Admin Center

Now Exchange Admin can access the Integrated apps experience in Microsoft Admin center under the Settings tab from where they can directly discover, deploy and manage Microsoft 365 add-ins. If the add-ins are part of M365 Apps developed by Microsoft partners they will also be able to discover other apps and deploy those add-ins, they have permissions to.

When this will happen:


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