Excel for the Web Usability Enhancements

Delighting our customers with faster, smoother, and richer experiences in Excel for the web is an uncompromised goal across our Excel team. We recently added performance improvements to Excel for the Web scenarios (see MC239095) and today we’re announcing several features to help customers better navigate and manipulate Excel for the web files in a browser.

In response to customer feedback, this represents the next set of improvements targeting Navigational and Usability enhancements in Excel for the web. This communication is meant to highlight the changes our customers are asking for, and to reaffirm our commitment and ongoing investment in Excel for the web rich end user experiences.

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Announcing redirect of compliance solutions from legacy SCC portal to M365 compliance center

The Microsoft 365 compliance center provides easy access to the data and tools you need to manage your organization’s compliance needs. It is the recommended portal for compliance solutions.

We will soon begin redirecting users from the legacy Security & Compliance Center (SCC) portal to the Microsoft 365 compliance center for the following solutions: Audit log, Data loss prevention, Information governance, and Records management. This is a continuation of our migration to the Microsoft 365 compliance center; we began redirecting users there to access Advanced eDiscovery in September 2020 (MC223174).

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Manage Auto-Claim Policies for products containing Microsoft Teams

An auto-claim policy lets users automatically claim a license for a product the first time that they sign into an app. As an admin, you typically assign licenses to users either manually, or by using group-based licensing. By using auto-claim policies, you manage the products for which users can automatically claim licenses. You can also control which products those licenses come from.

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Adding Quick Permissions to the OneDrive/SharePoint Share Control

This new feature will enable OneDrive/SharePoint share control users to more easily change permissions when sharing links.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70806.

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New for Communication Compliance: policy health check and ability to pause policy

New capabilities coming soon to the communication compliance solution in the Microsoft 365 compliance center will give you additional guidance and control over your policy settings.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68687.

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New for Communication Compliance: policy health check and ability to pause policy

New capabilities coming soon to the communication compliance solution in the Microsoft 365 compliance center will give you additional guidance and control over your policy settings.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68687.

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Updates to Microsoft Defender for Office events in Office 365 Management API

We have been working to meet the extensibility requirements of our customers who are using our detection information within custom tools. As part of this effort, we are enhancing the information around email detections within the Office 365 Management API.

When this will happen

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Prevent attendees from sharing video feed in Microsoft Teams Meetings

Meeting organizers and presenters will be able to prevent meeting attendees from turning their camera on to share video during a meeting. Currently meeting organizers and presenters have no control over whether meeting attendees can share video.

This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 70620 and 70621.

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Release of new Yammer Desktop experience and Retirement of existing Yammer Desktop App

As announced at Ignite and MC226941 (November ’20) the new Yammer experience and capabilities will now be available to our current Yammer Desktop App users, either through the Communities App in Teams or the new Yammer Desktop experience in the form of a Progressive Web App (PWA). The new installable Yammer Desktop Application (PWA) will be released by the end of March 2021 to all customers and the Communities App in Teams is already available for all users to download. We will be retiring the current Yammer Desktop Application on June 30th, 2021.

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Viva Connections for Microsoft Teams desktop clients

Viva Connections for Teams enables users to discover and search intranet content, sites, and news from across the organization in Microsoft Teams (desktop and web). Viva Connections for Teams, formerly known as the Home site app, combines the power of your intelligent SharePoint intranet with Teams chat and collaboration tools.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66584.

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