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.


Microsoft Teams: PowerShell support for team templates

Admins will be able to use PowerShell to obtain a list of team templates available in the tenant, to view details of team templates, and to create/edit/delete team templates.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70698.


Licensing updates for Compliance Manager premium assessments

As previously mentioned via in-product messaging and in our service description, we are updating licensing requirements for Compliance Manager premium assessments. This will impact your continued use of premium assessment templates.


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


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