Retirement of remediation action “Delete attachment”

Note: we are publishing this message again to ensure visibility for all impacted tenants. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We are retiring the ability to delete attachments as a response action in Microsoft Defender for Office 365. Instead admins can continue to take remediation actions on emails, which includes any attachments related to those emails.


Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels

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

  • Current Channel
  • Monthly Enterprise Channel
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview)
  • Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel


Announcing a new service plan, Teams Pro

You will soon see a new service plan, Teams Pro, available as part of your Microsoft 365 Office 365 and Microsoft 365 E5, E3, A5, A3, Business Standard, and Business Basic license.


Align the experience for creating a team from different Teams interfaces

This update brings consistency in user experience for teams created via the Teams admin center and those created via Teams clients (desktop and web).


1:1 Call recording policy introduction

In mid-March 2021, we are changing how 1:1 Call recording is enabled by creating its own policy. 


Adding taxonomy columns for modern SharePoint library views

This new feature gives users the ability to add taxonomy columns directly to library views in modern SharePoint libraries. Previously, users had to create managed metadata columns from within More options in the Add column experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70609


New Communication Compliance features coming to preview

Coming to preview, Communication Compliance will soon be able to leverage optical character recognition to extract and evaluate images in messages. In addition, it will support additional languages for Threat, Profanity, and Harassment classifiers.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 70622 and 70623.


Microsoft Teams: Share to Teams from Outlook

We are updating the Share to Teams capability in Outlook for Windows, Outlook on the web, and Outlook for Mac preview. This feature is not yet available for Outlook mobile.


Up Top Senders and recipient report to be retired

We will be retiring the feature the Top Senders and recipient report from Microsoft defender for office 365 beginning March 6, 2021. Instead we recommend the utilization of the Threat protection status report (View email security reports in the Security & Compliance Center – Office 365 | Microsoft Docs), which is where we will continue to invest.


Text predictions in Outlook for Android

Text predictions help Microsoft 365 users write more efficiently by using intelligent technology to suggest text during composition. This feature is available for Outlook on the web (MC225214, October 2020), Outlook for iOS (MC229558, December 2020), and for Outlook for Windows (MC229381, December 2020).

We are now extending support for text predictions to Outlook for Android for customers in the United States and Canada.


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