Microsoft 365 Updates: Data loss prevention to be able to block new SharePoint and OneDrive files until they've been scanned, New task experience coming to Outlook on the web, and Teams large gallery view

Date:Friday, Jul 3, 2020
Author: Paul Maggs
Reading Time: 8 minutes
Tags: Security and Compliance Microsoft Teams SharePoint Online Microsoft Outlook
Categories: M365 Updates

Key Updates and Announcements

Happy Friday, everyone. Here’s this weeks Microsoft 365 updates.

Delayed and Rollout Date Change Announcements:

New Microsoft 365 Features

Note: Please ensure you’re signed into your Office 365 Administration portal to access the links referenced below. Also note, some tenants may not have all the below updates currently published to them

Transition to Power Platform Admin Center

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MC217568, Plan For Change, Published date: Jun 29, 2020

We are reaching out to inform you that the Dynamics 365 admin center, Power Automate admin center and Power Apps admin center will be deprecated on June 30, 2020 and will be replaced with the Power Platform admin center. This change will provide a unified portal to manage your environments and settings within Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. To learn more about its capabilities, please visit this site.

Dynamics 365 admin center will be disabled on July 31, 2020.

How will this affect me?

On June 30, 2020Power Automate and Power Apps admin center will redirect you to the Power Platform admin center. If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please reach out to us through this form.


Automatically block guest access to new OneDrive and SharePoint files until scans are complete

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MC217583, Stay Informed, Published date: Jun 29, 2020

You can enable Data Loss Prevention (DLP) to automatically block external access to new files in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business until those files have been fully scanned for sensitive information.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap 34247.

When this will happen

We will roll this out the end of June; we expect the rollout to be complete by mid-July.


OneDrive Sync Help Pane on macOS

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MC217651, Stay Informed, Published date: Jun 30, 2020

The new OneDrive Sync Help Pane is now shipping on macOS after having been enabled for Windows.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65351.

When this will happen

We will begin rolling this out in early July and expect it to be completed in mid-July.


Rename title column in SharePoint lists and libraries

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MC217661, Stay Informed, Published date: Jun 30, 2020

Your users will soon be able to rename the title field column.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65146.

When this will happen

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The new tasks experience is becoming generally available for Outlook on the web

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MC217689, Stay Informed, Published date: Jun 30, 2020

We will soon roll out the new tasks experience in Outlook on the web as we move from preview to general availability. With this change, we will remove the preview opt-in toggle; this means the classic tasks experience will no longer be available.

This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64940.

When this will happen


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MC217716, Stay Informed, Published date: Jul 1, 2020

Large Gallery view (preview) for Microsoft Teams meetings provides a new way to view video from up to 49 participants at once on a single screen. Similar to the normal Gallery view, Large Gallery automatically adapts the layout of participant videos in a Teams meeting into defined grids (e.g. 7x7) for optimal viewing. Large Gallery is an optional participant view that is turned off by default for each meeting, and each meeting user may switch in or out of Large Gallery view at any time.

Large Gallery is being made available as a public preview feature and uses a new flexible design to deliver a network-optimized client video experience that works on multiple device categories. During the preview, the Large Gallery experience will be available for desktop Teams client (Windows, Mac) and mobile Teams client (iOS, Android) users. In order to take advantage of this new view, users will need to turn on the new multi-window meeting experience and must have ten (10) or more participants in an active meeting with video turned on.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 65333

When this will happen

We will begin rolling out the feature to production with the new multi-window experience for desktop clients in early July and target full availability including mobile clients for iOS and Android by the end of August.

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Retiring Teams support for devices running on Android 4.4

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MC217681, Plan For Change, Published date: Jun 30, 2020

Action required by Aug 1, 2020

Major update: Announcement

Applies To: All We will be retiring the Teams support on Android 4.4. Instead we recommend that users upgrade to newer Android builds, which is where we will continue to invest.

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Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for Windows

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MC217662, Plan For Change, Published date: Jun 30, 2020

Action required by Jul 30, 2020

Major update: Announcement Applies To: All

We’re making some changes to the Microsoft Edge Legacy application for Windows 10 devices in education and business that are updated by Windows Update. This change will not impact devices that are updated by Windows Update for Business (WUfB) or Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

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Timing: No sooner than July 30, 2020 beginning with Windows Update-connected education devices. Post to be updated for business timing. Roll-out: Tenant level Action: To block this update, you must download and deploy the Blocker Toolkit before Thursday, July 30, 2020


Add additional properties to the profile card using the profile API in Microsoft Graph

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MC217813, Stay Informed, Published date: Jul 1, 2020

You will soon be able to add custom information to a person’s profile card through the Microsoft Graph Beta.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 61502.

When this will happen

We’ll begin making these new profile customization options available in early July.


Public preview: modern authentication unattended scripting option for Exchange Online PowerShell V2

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MC217815, Stay Informed, Published date: Jul 1, 2020

We are happy to announce the public preview of a modern authentication unattended scripting option for use with Exchange Online PowerShell V2, which provides customers with the ability to run non-interactive scripts.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 60528.

When this will happen

This feature is currently available in all environments.


New service plan, Project for Office, to enable control of the Microsoft Project tile

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MC216880, Plan For Change, Published date: Jun 20, 2020

Major update: Announcement Applies To: All

Updated July 2, 2020: We have updated the subscriptions listed below to accurately reflect the changes. We apologize for any confusion.

Based on feedback from the rollout of the Common Data Service service plan, MC209158 or MC211030 (April ‘20), a new service plan, Project for Office, will be rolled out to allow you to control the visibility of the Microsoft Project tile in the Microsoft 365 app launcher. Additionally, if you have a Project Plan 1, Project Plan 3, or Project Plan 5 subscription, the Project for Office service plan will allow Microsoft 365/Office 365 users to view project roadmaps built in Roadmap.

If your tenant does not have a Project license, this new service plan will not apply to you. If you don’t want the Project icon to appear in the Microsoft 365 app launcher, then you can hide it by following the directions in the article, Remove Project from the Office 365 App Launcher.

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