Announcing general availability of sensitivity label configuration update to define external sharing settings

We are rolling out an update to the configuration of sensitivity labels for Microsoft Teams sites and SharePoint sites to enable granular control of external sharing settings.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70735.


Deployment schedule available for 2021 Release Wave 1

As previously announced, beginning on April 1, 2021, we will enable the 2021 Release Wave 1 across our global customer base. Your production environments will receive the mandatory update during one of the scheduled maintenance windows, based on your region.


Announcing general availability of guest support in Yammer (native mode)

Yammer networks aligned to native mode currently do not allow guests. Guest support has been in public preview since December 2020 (MC229724). The feature is now moving to general availability.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80993.


Improved Person columns in Microsoft Lists

We are improving the behavior of Person columns in lists by making the suggestions that appear when you type more relevant.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70751.


Microsoft Teams: Mobile optimized network data usage

This feature update will allow users to select an option to reduce the bandwidth used in video calls and meetings. In a user’s call Settings on iOS and Android they can now select if they’d like to reduce the data used in the following circumstances:

  • Never – default
  • Cellular
  • Always


Up Down Close New browser usage reports available to support your organization’s migration to Microsoft Edge

Coming soon, IT admins will be able to view Microsoft browser usage, alongside other Microsoft products like SharePoint and OneDrive, on the usage dashboard of the Microsoft 365 Admin Center. This new report will allow IT admins to see browser usage trends, in response to the retirement milestone for Microsoft Edge Legacy (March 9, 2021).

With the retirement announcement and migration planning, we received requests for a browser usage reporting tool that would allow IT admins to see Microsoft Edge Legacy usage and progress on migration to the new Microsoft Edge browser. The Microsoft browser usage report will allow IT admins the option of accessing browser usage data for their organization.


Awareness of Exchange Server Vulnerability for On-Premises servers

We are sending this notification to raise awareness for customers who may be running Exchange servers in either hybrid or on-premises environments. If you are not in either of those scenarios, you may safely ignore this message.

Please note that the online services included in your Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscription are not impacted by the announced vulnerabilities.


SharePoint Events web part will display event images

The Events web part on SharePoint pages and news posts will have an option to show images.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70791


Immersive Reader is coming to SharePoint pages and news posts

The Microsoft Immersive Reader, which is currently built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Teams and other Microsoft apps, will soon be available for SharePoint pages and news posts. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70737.


New Azure AD built-in roles to reduce Global administrator dependency

We’ve created two new roles, Authentication policy administrator and Domain name administrator, to help reduce the number of Global Administrators in your organization. 


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