Microsoft Teams: manage template access using template policies

With this update, you can create policies to manage templates that your end users can access when they create a new team while they are using either Teams desktop (Windows/Mac) or Teams on the web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70701.


First delete dialog alert for OneDrive files

With this update, we show your end users a warning message the first time that they delete file(s) from the OneDrive sync client (Windows and Mac). The warning advises that their file will be deleted from OneDrive everywhere and teaches the user about the OneDrive recycle bin where they can restore their file if necessary.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70702.


Microsoft Forms – Increased form limits

Microsoft Forms currently limits forms/quizzes to 200 per user/group and provides a bonus 200 specific for polls. We are increasing these limits to 400 forms/quizzes per user/group; the bonus poll quota will also increase to 400.

When this will happen


Changes to Search in Microsoft Stream (Classic)

You are receiving this message because our reporting indicates that (a) one or more users in your organization are using Microsoft Stream and (b) your videos are stored in Microsoft’s North Europe data center.

Starting March 1, 2021, and on an ongoing basis, your users may not be able to view, search, or edit automatically-generated transcripts for videos that have not been viewed in the prior six (6) months or that have not been edited or uploaded by users in the prior six (6) months.


Announcing OneDrive for Business location picker support for security groups and distribution lists

Data loss prevention (DLP) for OneDrive for Business will soon support user accounts and groups as part of the policy scoping location picker.

This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70708


New Video only Meeting stage experience

We strive to ensure that we are providing notification of changes proactively and we apologize that we did not make our commitment with this change.

A recent change has enabled a new Video only Meeting stage. With this new meeting layout experience, video-only participants will fill the meeting layout even if they aren’t dominant speakers.


Reminder: Microsoft 365 apps and services ending support on IE11 after August 17, 2021

As communicated in MC220490 (August ’20), Microsoft 365 apps and services will be focusing their efforts on modern browser support over the coming year. As a result, Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) after August 17, 2021; after this date, Microsoft 365 apps and services will be unable to connect, or have a degraded feature experience, when accessed on IE11.

For a full list of Microsoft apps with intentions to end support on IE11, please see this Docs page.


Hunting for Impersonated domains and users

Threat Explorer (P2) and Real-time detections (P1) are powerful near real-time tools to help Security Operations teams investigate and respond to threats. Today we provide existing pivots for Detection Technology with User impersonation or Domain impersonation which show all Phish emails caught by our impersonation detection. We are adding new pivots called Impersonated user and Impersonated domain within Threat Explorer to enable Security Operations teams to explicitly hunt for specific protected users or domains within their organization that are targets of impersonation attacks. This additional information related to Impersonated domain(s) and Impersonated user(s) will also be shown in existing Impersonation insight pages and our new Email Entity page.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70613


MDE infrastructure change might require changes in firewall and Proxy setting

On March 7th, 2021 we will conduct a change in our backend networking infrastructure. This change will result in changes to public IPs of Defender for Endpoint Command and control communication.


Add up to 25 task labels and colors in Planner and Tasks in Teams

With this update, end users can choose up to 25 colored labels per task in Planner and Tasks in Teams.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66193.


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