Safe Attachments policy: Retire policy action ‘Replace’ for malware detections in attachments (Phase 1)

In Safe Attachments policies, ‘Replace’ is one of the actions that can be applied to messages that are found to contain malware. This action delivers only the message body without any of the original attachments. A replacement text attachment is added to the message to notify that the attachments were removed due to malware detection.

The ‘Replace’ action will be retired and will no longer be available in Safe Attachments policies. This retirement is implemented in two phases. 


Add, update, or delete images in Microsoft Lists via Power Apps

We are strengthening the integration of Power Apps and Microsoft Lists. Power Apps can now be used to add, update, or delete images that are stored in image columns in lists. Images up to 30MB are supported. Supported image formats can be found here.


MDO Safe Attachments Policy: Changes to Enable Redirect Functionality

In Safe Attachments policies, the option Enable redirect forwards messages with detected attachments to the specified admin email address as an email attachment if the section is Block, Monitor, or Replace.


Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows store application 4.14 update

Updated September 2, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional details. Thank you for your patience.

Teams Rooms on Windows application version 4.14 includes key new features and improvements to existing functionality as follows:


Automatically view up to 49 videos (7×7) in Teams meeting

Microsoft Teams Meetings currently supports a maximum of 9 videos (3×3) on the screen by default (in Gallery view). For seeing more than 9 videos, user needs to manually select the ‘Large Gallery’ view. With this update, users will be able to automatically see up to 49 videos (7×7) on their screen by default without an explicit action. However, Large Gallery view will still continue to exist as an option.

The actual number of videos seen by a user in Gallery will depend on:


Information Protection: Apply granular conditional access policies to SharePoint Online sites via sensitivity labels

With this update, administrators will be able to use Conditional Access policies and associated sensitivity labels to require additional user authentication for accessing sensitive SharePoint sites when the user’s context does not meet the requirements of the site.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 82115, 82163, and 85979.


Non-Native and Hybrid Yammer Networks are being upgraded

Non-Native and Hybrid Yammer Networks will be upgraded to Native Mode to allow users, groups, and content to be compatible with and mapped to their counterparts in Azure Active Directory and Microsoft 365. Native Mode also provides other benefits, such as the ability to host Live Events in every Yammer community and simplify file administration through SharePoint. Most critically, Native Mode supports eDiscovery through the Microsoft Purview compliance portal, allowing your organization to collaborate safely and securely within your Yammer network. 90% of Yammer networks are in Native Mode today, including our top 10 largest networks.

When this will happen:


Scheduler for Microsoft 365 retirement

We will be retiring Scheduler for Microsoft 365 on September 1, 2023. We may bundle some of these features with another offering in the future and will communicate via Message center as we move forward.

Note: If your organization is not using Scheduler for Microsoft 365 you can safely disregard this message.


Microsoft 365 admin center: New format for service health notification emails

We’re updating the subject line and body of service health notification emails to make it easier for you to grasp key information quickly.


Microsoft Purview | Records Management: Trigger a Power Automate flow at the end of retention period (preview)

To provide greater process flexibility, we have integrated Microsoft Purview Records Management with Power Automate. Compliance administrators will now be able to create retention labels and choose a Power Automate flow to run when an item labeled with it expires in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Exchange.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88816.


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