Modern comments in Word (Mac)

We’re rolling out a new comments experience in Word with improved keyboard shortcuts as well as improved @mentions and notifications. This experience unifies how comments work across Word, Excel, and PPT.   


Text Predictions in Word for Windows

In December 2020 (MC229381), we announced that Outlook for Windows was adding text predictions during composition by incorporating intelligent technology to help users write more efficiently by predicting text quickly and accurately.

We’re now excited to announce that text predictions will soon be available in Word for Windows when writing documents in English.


Updated service plan names for data classification analytics

As previously announced in MC224879 (October 2020) and MC231124 (December 2020), Microsoft 365 data classification analytics are enabled in your tenant via the Content Explorer service plan.

We are updating the service plan name. You will soon see two service plans that enable both standard and premium functionality in your tenant: Information Protection and Governance Analytics – Standard and Information Protection and Governance Analytics – Premium.


Block Download Permissions for Teams Meeting Recordings on OneDrive

As part of the New Stream experience, new Teams meeting recordings will be stored in your OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. Based on customer feedback we are enhancing the feature so that these recordings are not downloadable by those with view-only permissions, and that those permissions be set by default.

The New Stream experience was originally communicated in MC222640 (Standard) and MC229363 (GCC) also see this documentation for more details on the timing and experience. 


OneDrive admin center settings are coming to the SharePoint admin center

The OneDrive and SharePoint admin centers are converging into one, providing you with holistic control as we streamline the admin experience.

This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65911.


New file sharing experience in Microsoft Teams

We are updating the file sharing and access control experience in Microsoft Teams to make it similar to the experience with other Microsoft 365 apps. We had announced this feature last fall but delayed the rollout to ensure the best customer experience. We apologize for any inconvenience that this delay may have caused.


OneDrive Sync Client support for DWG file Version History

This release will update OneDrive Sync client to support Version History for DWG files.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70575


Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

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

  • Current Channel


Teams meetings to support view-only attendees

Microsoft Teams will soon support up to 20,000 meeting attendees as view-only participants when the attendee is accessing a meeting via a Teams desktop application (Windows or Mac), Teams on the web, or Teams mobile (Android and iOS). This feature applies to those with E5, E3, A5, or A3 licenses.

This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65952.


OneDrive iOS Files App Integration Temporarily Entering Read Only mode

Note: If your organization is not using OneDrive on iOS you can safely disregard this message.

We’ve detected a problem with the OneDrive iOS Files App integration experience. While the team investigates the issue, the OneDrive iOS Files app integration will be placed into Read Only mode to prevent future changes from being lost without proper save.


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