Known Issue: Outlook search does not return results after upgrade to Windows 11

After upgrading to Windows 11, Outlook searches may return no result. This issue could happen with any account where the emails and other items are stored locally in PST or OST files such as POP and IMAP accounts. For Exchange and Microsoft 365 hosted accounts, this issue could affect offline search for the data in the locally stored OST files. 

During the Windows upgrade, the search index is deleted and requires time to get rebuilt after the upgrade is complete. 


Microsoft Cloud App Security is now Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps

As announced MC295865 (November ’21) and at the Ignite Conference, Microsoft has brought Microsoft Cloud App Security under the Microsoft Defender umbrella, rebranding to Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps.

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PowerPoint: Organization Fonts in PowerPoint for Mac and mobile

This feature will allow organizations to add their custom fonts into PowerPoint.


OneDrive and SharePoint: Edit High Value Control (HVC) – High Efficiency Image Format (HEIC) File Support

Users can edit (Crop or rotate, adjust, filter and markup) the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIC) files through the Edit HVC. After editing the image, if the user wishes to save the changes, the file would be copied as a new jpg file.


Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Hold reports (US Government clouds)

Out-of-the-box reports that contain information about all legal holds associated with eDiscovery cases in the Microsoft 365 compliance center. Sort and filter your view based on various criteria and download the aggregated information for further analysis.
Preview date: February CY2022


Microsoft Viva: Manager insights in Microsoft Viva Insights app, Outlook and for GCC

To empower managers to foster productivity and wellbeing for teams – large or small – new insights and tools are being introduced in the “My team” tab of the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams for GCC, as well as in manager cards in the daily briefing and monthly digest emails from Microsoft Viva. These will help managers explore and improve their personal habits and team culture. Further, a new Viva Insights team home page will be discoverable at


Microsoft Stream: Add or Edit captions and transcript for a video in SharePoint or OneDrive

This new feature will enable users, with edit permission to a video stored in OneDrive for Business or a SharePoint document library, to upload, download, and delete captions in the WebVTT file format. This feature will also let users download a Teams Live Transcript as a WebVTT file. They will then be able to edit that file in a text or VTT editor and re-upload it to provide more accurate captions and transcript for their recording.

Any viewer of the video with a transcript will be able to display it as closed captions inside the video player and as a transcript in the transcript pane next to the video .


Update to the Conversations vertical in Microsoft Search in Bing

As users of Microsoft Search in Bing, you are already familiar with finding Teams and Yammer conversations via the Conversations vertical. We are pleased to inform that the Conversations vertical experience in Microsoft Search in Bing will be enhanced with Email messages. Going forward the Conversations vertical will contain Teams conversations and Email Messages. We expect that this feature will bring additional value to Microsoft Search in Bing experience for the users in your organization and make it more complete search experience.

Search results from Yammer, that is currently supported within the Conversations vertical in Microsoft Search in Bing, will appear in its own vertical. A future enhancement on the Yammer vertical will bring in a richer search experience.


Yammer Cross-geo external collaboration support on External Networks for the EU

With this release, members from Yammer networks located in the European Union will be able to be invited to Yammer External Networks hosted by a Yammer network located in the United States.

Note: For the subset of users of EU networks who had previously been active members of external networks, using an organization’s old network in the US geo, are reinvited to the external networks, their old profile will be marked as “deleted” without deleting any of the user’s content in those external networks.


Microsoft Lists: Board View

This new feature, Microsoft Lists: Board View, will allow users to work with list data in a board format. This view is ideal when users want to track items as they move forward in a process or workflow.

  • Moving items through stages is as easy as dragging and dropping.
  • Users will be able to configure which columns from the list are displayed in the cards and in what order.


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