Introducing an enhanced Teams Calling experience

We are simplifying the calling experience in the Teams desktop app (Windows and Mac) by providing a streamlined view that combines contacts, voicemail, and calling history.

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Send SharePoint pages to Yammer

We are adding the ability to share SharePoint pages to Yammer communities and to make it easier to create Yammer posts, questions, polls, and praises directly from a SharePoint page.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66183 

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Updates to Microsoft Forms phishing activity notifications

We are making some changes to how we handle Microsoft Forms phishing activity alerts.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 76911

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Introducing intelligent file recommendations for Planner

This new Planner feature allows users to quickly add attachments to their tasks from an intelligently curated list of relevant files. The recommendations are based on the task and the user.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66364.

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Enabling page rotation for iOS to view OneDrive PDF files

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

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68855.

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Azure SSL/TLS Certificate Changes

In early November, DigiCert replaced the certificate of an Intermediate Certificate Authority (ICA) which issues SSL/TLS certificates used by Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) services, such as Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365, in the Public and US Government Clouds. In most cases, no action is required. However, if you explicitly hard code (i.e. “pin”) the ICA certificates to be trusted or have custom solutions that depend on storing ICA certificates in a trust store, you will need to take action as soon as possible in order to avoid service disruptions.

Note: We expect that most customers will not be impacted. You may be impacted, however, if you have applications that explicitly specify a list of trusted ICAs, either by hard coding them (“certificate pinning”) or by operating a trust store.

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Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2021 release wave 1 plans available now!

We recently published the 2021 release wave 1 plans for Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform
which is a compilation of new capabilities that will be released between April 2021 through September 2021. The new features and enhancements provide you with significant capabilities to help transform your business using our applications.

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Remediate malicious email delivered in Office 365

We are updating the remediation capability in Microsoft Defender for Office 365 to improve customer experience and efficiency.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70554.

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Up Exchange Online support for Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS) retiring

We are retiring Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD
RMS) support in Exchange Online as of February 28, 2021. Moving forward, we
recommend the utilization of Azure Rights Management Service (Azure RMS).

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Public preview simplified mobile app sign in

Microsoft is simplifying how your users can sign in to mobile apps by allowing users to use a QR code to log in (instead of typing in their username and password). This experience will first be offered within Outlook on the web as a public preview.

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