Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Configure Display Colors for Sensitivity Labels (preview)

Updated June 14, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We’re simplifying the policy management experience and enhancing the user experience for seeing and selecting sensitivity labels within Office apps by enabling display color configuration for labels.


Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

We’ve released updates to the following update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps:

  • Current Channel
  • Monthly Enterprise Channel
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel


Microsoft 365 Assessment tool for SharePoint 2013 workflows available now!

SharePoint 2013 Workflows platform was introduced 10 years ago. Since the release of SharePoint workflows, Microsoft has evolved workflow orchestration to not only encompass SharePoint, but all the productivity services you use within Microsoft 365 and extend to 3rd parties. Power Automate is the Microsoft solution for workflow orchestration. It connects to all Microsoft 365 services and over 220 other services to let an enterprise build custom workflows. There are also many 3rd party solutions that can directly orchestrate SharePoint data via SharePoint’s open API platform.

SharePoint 2010 Workflows was retired as of November 1st, 2020 with the notice that we would also retire SharePoint Workflow 2013 in the future. Although we currently do not have a timeline to announce SharePoint 2013 Workflow retirement, it is strongly recommended to move 2013 workflows to the Power Automate platform or some other modern workflow orchestration solution.


Bing Image Search for Microsoft Whiteboard

The ability to search online images through Bing is coming soon to Whiteboard web, Teams and Windows App. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93341


Apply default sensitivity label to unlabeled files uploaded to SharePoint document library (preview)

Coming soon to public preview for Microsoft Purview Information Protection, all newly uploaded documents to a document library can “inherit” the configured label for the SharePoint Online document library (if not already labeled). 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 85621


Important changes to Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform predefined and imported Solution security role updates

We have made a change to predefined and imported Solution security role updates within the Power Platform. Power Platform administrators are now able to update predefined Dataverse security roles’ privileges or imported Solution security role’s privileges, and these updates will not be reverted to system settings during subsequent system/solution updates. This change allows for use of the system’s predefined security roles, such as Environment Maker and Basic User, which can be customized based on business needs. Updated predefined security roles can be reset to the default system settings by removing all the updates.


Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge Legacy reporting will be removed from the Microsoft browser usage report

Following the upcoming retirement of the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application on certain versions of Windows 10 (June 15), updates will be made to the reporting in the Microsoft Browser usage report. Beginning at the end of June 2022, all reporting for unsupported Microsoft browsers will be removed. This includes the removal of Internet Explorer (IE) and Microsoft Edge Legacy. Reporting on usage for Microsoft Edge will remain available. 


Microsoft Purview Audit: Preview of New Search functionality

Coming soon to public preview, we’re introducing new search functionality for Audit (Standard) and Audit (Premium).

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93236.


Microsoft Feed on the Outlook Mobile Search Page

Updated June 10, 2022: We have updated this post with additional details for clarity. Thank you for your patience.

The Search Page in Outlook Mobile is being enhanced with a new feed that aims to help users stay on top of things. The feed looks at what is happening in Microsoft 365 and surfaces updates and insights about colleagues, documents, and other artifacts in a vertical feed view, ranked personally for each user. 


Microsoft Purview Information Protection: Maintain protection when creating PDFs (preview)

Updated June 10, 2022: Please review the blog post: Apply sensitivity labels to PDFs created with Office apps for additional details.

Coming soon to public preview, we’re introducing the ability to maintain label and protection for PDF files created from Microsoft Office apps.  


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