Microsoft Search Usage reports for Modern Site Collections

We’re rolling out new search usage reports to include top, abandoned, no results queries, impression distribution in addition to query volume trends for the Modern site collection admins.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70616.


Update reminder: Headspace mindfulness content in Microsoft Viva Insights is here

As stated in April of this year (MC243209), additional updates are being delivered with this app update. The Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams will introduce a curated set of guided meditations and focus music from Headspace. This will be accessible via the app Home page to help users start their day grounded, relax their mind before a big meeting, or find focus before starting an important project.

The feature will initially only be available to those users who have English as their default Teams language.


Outlook – Changes in how feedback is submitted

We are updating how and where feedback is submitted inside Outlook. Feedback can still be submitted from inside Outlook, but you will notice changes in the submission process. This is rolling out across desktop, web, mobile and Mac.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81967.


Title changes for Microsoft 365 Apps updates published to the Microsoft Update Catalog

IT admins using Automatic Deployment Rules to deploy updates for Microsoft 365 Apps can use the updated titles to identify the desired update for automatic deployment without having to adjust the rule for every update cycle.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81979


Prepare your SharePoint and OneDrive environment for end of support for Internet Explorer 11

As shared in MC220490 last year, Microsoft 365 apps and services will not support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) after August 17, 2021. 

How this will affect your organization:


Updates to U.S. Social Security Number sensitive information type definition for improved accuracy

To improve the accuracy of the “U.S. Social Security Number” (SSN) sensitive information type, we are making the following changes to its definition:

1. Three discreet confidence levels (High, Medium, and Low) depending on the level of accuracy. The three levels indicate the likelihood of a true positive considering the following:


Azure B2B Integration with SharePoint Online is now Generally Available

Azure B2B Integration with SharePoint Online and OneDrive is now generally available.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81955


Sharing Links for Microsoft Lists is now available!

This release will allow users to now share Microsoft Lists using the same sharing links that they have been using for files and folders.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81965 


Adjusting Version Retention for Outlook Data Files (PST File Type)

Starting August 16 2021, we’ll be introducing new retention policies for Outlook Data Files (PST File type) Versions to prevent them from consuming storage capacity for OneDrive & SharePoint Online.

The new policy will limit the number of PST versions retained, resulting in greater storage capacity from PST version storage.


Network planner improvements

The new version of Network planner in the Teams Admin Center will use the latest bandwidth requirements of Teams clients to help you better estimate the bandwidth needs for your organization. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82737.


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