SharePoint: Planner cards appear within SharePoint team site home page activity feed

When you use connected Planner plans, task cards will appear on the related team site home page. Each task will appear in the site Activity feed (default web part commonly found in the bottom portion of the page) when it approaches its due date.

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Outlook personal bookings page

Bookings in Outlook is coming to help you reduce the back and forth in scheduling, while helping you maintain control of your calendar. You’ll be able to create custom meeting types to share with others so they can easily find a time to schedule a 1:1 meeting with you according to your availability and preferences. When someone schedules a meeting with you using your personal booking page, you will both receive an email confirmation. Attendees can update or cancel scheduled meetings with you directly from your personal bookings page. Bookings in Outlook will roll out as a preview version, and you will get a new communication when it becomes GA. While Microsoft Bookings is designed for group and team scheduling, Bookings in Outlook is meant only for the owner of the mailbox and is based only on their preferences and availability.

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Microsoft Secure Score is updating improvement actions for Microsoft Defender for Identity

We’re updating Microsoft Secure Score improvement actions to ensure a more accurate representation of security posture.

This update will include removing the following improvement actions related to Microsoft Defender for Identity as they are no longer relevant:

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Basic Authentication Deprecation in Exchange Online – May 2022 Update

In about 150 days from today, we’re going to start to turn off Basic Auth for specific protocols in Exchange Online for those customers still using it.

Timeline and Scope

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Microsoft Teams: Additional filters added to the approvals list

The approval list within the personal app will include additional filters to filteryour approval list such as key word search and other options such as Approved.

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Microsoft Teams: Parent Connection with chat, email or phone call

Educators will be able to connect with the guardians of their students by chat, email or phone call with a single click.

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New onboarding script for macOS

Upcoming, Python will no longer be on macOS version 12.3. Because of this, we are updating our onboarding scripts for macOS and Linux to run over Bash instead of running over Python.

Note: If your users have already been onboarded with a Python script, they do not need to be re-onboarded.

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Upcoming behavior change to the “DoNotRewrite” List

With the deployment of the Tenant Allow/Block List, as being the single source of truth for Tenant Allows, other mechanisms for Tenant Allows are being removed. This will give SecOps teams one place to manage all Tenant Allows.

Today, “DoNotRewrite” list is used to Skip

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Migrating the Safe Links Block List to Tenant Allow Block List

Beginning in June organizations will no longer have the ability to add to the Safe Links Block List in the Global Setting menu. Following this, we will attempt to migrate the Safe Links Block List to the Tenant Allow Block List (TABL) on behalf of the organization. For any entries that we are unable to migrate, they will be marked as such in the Block List and organizations will have the ability to take action as needed.

When this will happen:

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Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Power Platform is now available for Public Preview!

We are announcing the Public Preview of Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Power Platform, which provides a new set of capabilities to help you govern Microsoft access to your data. Public Preview is available in all regions with the exception of Korea (KOR) and Norway (NO). Once these regions are enabled this message will be updated.

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