New Outlook for Mac Preview becomes the default experience in the Preview Channel

With usage growing daily in our preview experience, we are rolling out Outlook for Mac to Preview Channel as the default experience for any user who has never tried the new experience. The default-on Outlook toggle provides access to enhanced performance and user experience across Mail, Calendar, People, and Search.

We announced the toggle in July, 2020 (MC219576).

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Together Mode generally available

General availability of Together Mode and removal of the Preview label. 

When this will happen

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New Guide: Discover and configure sites that require IE mode

We’re releasing a new assistant for admins who want to configure Internet Explorer mode (IE mode) for Microsoft Edge. To detect the sites that need to use IE mode, many admins follow the Enterprise Site Discovery process. In this step-by-step assistant, you’ll get scripts to automate configuration of Enterprise Site Discovery, get IE mode recommendations from a cloud-based tool, and create an Enterprise Mode Site List that you’ll deploy to your users. This assistant will soon be available to Global Readers and Global Admins in the Microsoft 365 admin center.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72236.

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Adding Link settings to the Quick Permissions inside the OneDrive Share Control

This new OneDrive feature will make Link settings more discoverable by adding it to the quick permissions dropdown inside the OneDrive sharing dialog.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81958.

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Outlook: Dictate emails on iPhone and iPad

You can now use speech-to-text to dictate email messages, available starting in EN-US.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81951

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New: Launch your portal using the SharePoint Portal launch scheduler

This new SharePoint Portal launch scheduler will help coordinate and schedule launch details for high-traffic sites (portals). This feature provides a great end-user experience when launching a brand-new portal by enabling you to release new sites in scheduled phases, as well as better monitor site quality and performance.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70799.

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Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match to support auto labeling

This update will enable organizations to configure new or existing auto-labeling policies using Exact Data Match (EDM) sensitive information types, enabling more granular control over labeling sensitive content.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68881.

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Records Management: Announcing public preview of multi-stage disposition review

Multi-stage disposition review in the Microsoft 365 Records Management solution enables you to create a tiered content disposition experience with up to five stages of review. Multiple reviewers can be added per stage, and reviewers will only see items assigned to them along with contextual information about the file.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70579

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Announcing new options for custom sensitive information types

As previously messaged in (MC232031) and (MC233488), 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.

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Apps in External Scenarios

Apps will now be available for use in external meetings and chats. Users from the host organization (the user who creates a meeting or group chat) can install, update and delete apps. External users (belonging to other organizations) invited to the meeting or chat will be able to interact with only the apps host users install.

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