New Side-by-side and Reporter Presenter modes with desktop and window sharing

This new first of its kind feature release will allow presenters, while sharing a screen in Presenter modes, to be able to present in two new presentation layouts in an immersive experience alongside their content.

This feature is rolling out on Microsoft Teams desktop app for both Windows and Mac.


Plan for Change: Removing Threat agent status report from UI

As mentioned in MC259655, with the Microsoft Intune August (2108) service release, we will be removing the Threat agent status report from the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center (Devices > Monitor > Threat agent status).

How this will affect your organization:


Plan for Change: Temporarily disabling in-app feedback from Company Portal and Intune app

With Intune’s August (2108) service release, we will be temporarily disabling the in-app feedback from the Company Portal app and Intune app.

How this will affect your organization:


PSTN Service Desk email support transition

Beginning July 22, 2021 there will be a new process to interact with the PSTN service desk for your requests for phone number porting and phone number ordering support. You will now be able to open tickets, view tickets, and track communication in the brand new Phone Number Service Center portal that will be integrated with the Teams Admin Center!

Note: This transition has already been announced via outgoing emails on existing requests, and new requests submitted via email will receive a response pointing the requestor at the new process.


Download quarantined files now available

This message only applies to users who have Microsoft Defender Antivirus in active mode.

This new feature release (public preview), the ability to download quarantined files, expands the scope of sample submission to include files that are quarantined on your endpoints. We are excited to offer this capability as a simpler, faster, and safer way to download quarantined files.


Updates available for Microsoft 365 Apps for Current Channel

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

  • Current Channel


Pin a chat message

Users can now pin a specific message, providing chat members with quick access to critical content at anytime.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82584


Reminder: Microsoft 365 apps and services ending support on IE11 beginning August 17, 2021

As communicated in MC220490 (August ’20), Microsoft 365 apps and services have been focusing their efforts on modern browser support over the last year. Beginning August 17, 2021, Microsoft 365 apps and services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) and users may have a degraded experience, or be unable to connect to, those apps and services. These apps and services will phase out over weeks and months to ensure a smooth end of support with each app and service phasing out on independent schedules.

Microsoft 365 applications and services


Evolving the Microsoft Store for Business and Education

This message is for customers who are using Microsoft Store for Business or Education.

We are announcing exciting plans that bring together the manageability of Microsoft Endpoint Manager, the openness of the new Microsoft Store, and the flexibility of Windows Package Manager. These plans will enhance the new Microsoft Store experience that is coming soon to both Windows 11 and Windows 10.


Variable playback speed for Teams meeting recordings

For Teams meeting recordings saved to OneDrive & SharePoint, you’ll now be able to change the playback speed (0.5x – 2x) while watching the video. Watching a Teams meeting recording at a playback speed greater than 1 is a great way to save time!

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82002.


I've been working with Microsoft Technologies over the last ten years, mainly focused on creating collaboration and productivity solutions that drive the adoption of Microsoft Modern Workplace.