Introducing a SharePoint app bar that features global navigation

Your SharePoint modern communication and team sites will soon feature the SharePoint app bar which provides quick access to customizable global navigation as well as other intranet resources. The SharePoint app bar makes important content and resources easily accessible for users on these sites, regardless of where they might be in SharePoint.


Retiring Delve mobile for iOS and Android

We will retire Delve mobile for iOS and Android on June 1, 2021. We recommend Outlook Mobile instead, which has similar features available. You’ll find profile information and files on the profile cards, and recommended documents on the Search tab. We’ll continue to invest development resources to improve the functionality in Outlook Mobile.


GoLocal support for Live Events

We will be enabling GoLocal support for Live Events in France, Germany, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates in March.

When this will happen


Enabling page rotation for Android to view OneDrive PDF files

You will soon be able to rotate page orientation while viewing PDF documents in the Microsoft OneDrive Android app. Any changes made are saved to OneDrive.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70548


Microsoft Authenticator code matching for MFA notifications

This release of Code Match for Multi-Factor Authentication is available for Android and iOS and will allow you to turn on code matching for the Microsoft Authenticator app and apply the behavior to specific users or groups. Once enabled, users will be required to match the number on the sign-in screen with the number in the app.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70617.


Reminder: Skype for Business Online retires July 31, 2021

Originally announced in MC219641 (July ’20), as Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Microsoft 365, this is a reminder the Skype for Business Online service will retire July 31, 2021. At that point, access to the service will end.


Microsoft Forms: update in sharing with collaborators and recipients

We are making it easier to share a form with a collaborator or with respondents by separating the sharing process.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 79450.


Retirement of support for external XSLT files in DataFormWebPart and its subclasses

To enhance data integrity and improve the overall reliability of the service, we are retiring support for external XSLT file references for the DataFormWebParts and its sub-classes (e.g. XsltListFormWebPart, XsltListViewWebPart).

This retirement affects only classic SharePoint pages.


OneDrive for Business announce 250GB upload capability

Previously, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint online customers had an upload limit for 100GB per file. And customers have been asking for increased upload limits.

Now, customers can upload files up to 250GB across OneDrive for Business and Sharepoint online. 


Update for Core eDiscovery and Advanced eDiscovery legal holds, and Information Governance and Records Management re

We are enhancing Core eDiscovery, Advanced eDiscovery legal holds, Information Governance and Records Management retention policies by:

  • Improving scalability and performance to reduce the number of hold distribution errors and to support growing number of tenants onboarding to service. 
  • Locking a pending hold or pending policy from updates (e.g. cancelling, deleting, editing), resulting in more reliable and predictable service.


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