Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 31 August 2020

Microsoft Information Protection

Updates listed under this heading combines the following products: Azure Information Protection, 365 compliance center, Information Protection, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, Office 365 Data Loss Prevention and Security and Compliance center.

  • Launched (2)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (5)


  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Mailflow Status Summary Report – This report will allow customers to see how messages pass through the different layers of protection that we offer. Roadmap ID: 64907
  • Yammer: Advanced eDiscovery in the Microsoft Compliance center – Yammer now supports Advanced eDiscovery within the Microsoft Compliance center. That means organizations can now discover Yammer content in Advanced eDiscovery if their Yammer network is in Microsoft 365 native mode. Roadmap ID: 65145


  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Office 365 Security & Compliance Alerts – n the Office 365 Management API, we are enriching an existing set of SOC focused alerts with additional details of the impacted entities (e.x. email, file and Url) in each alert. Additionally, adding a new operation to appropriately encapsulate the AlertStatus changes in the API operations. Roadmap ID: 65344
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match will support salt in the data hashing process to improve data security – Exact Data Match will support salt in the data hashing process to improve data security. Roadmap ID: 65207
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Support for Double-byte Character Set languages (Preview) – Microsoft Information Protection solutions such as Data Loss Prevention, Exact Data Match and Communication Compliance will benefit from the ability to detect double-byte language characters found in East Asian languages, such as Japanese and Chinese, improving the ability to understand, label, and protect customer data. Roadmap ID: 66363


Release – September 2020

  • Office 365 ATP: External Email Forwarding Controls – With this new feature we are adding support for more granular controls that allow the Office 365 administrators to easily enable external forwarding for the right people in the organization through the outbound spam policy.  Roadmap ID: 63831
  • AIP scanner for on-premises available for DoD – Azure Information Protection: Azure Information Protection Scanner helps you manage and protect your on-premises data. The scanner can be configured to periodically scan your on premises repositories such as File Servers and on-premises SharePoint servers to discover, label and protect sensitive data based on company policies. Roadmap ID: 66156
  • AIP Unified Labeling client for Windows available for Government clouds (DoD) – The Azure Information Protection unified labeling client for Windows is a downloadable client for organizations that use sensitivity labels to classify and protect documents and emails. This client also has a viewer for organizations that don’t have their own information protection infrastructure but want to consume content that has been protected by other organizations that use a Rights Management service from Microsoft. Roadmap ID: 66158
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Feedback Loop for Trainable Classifiers – Customers can report whether classification hits are accurate or not to further improve classification performance. Roadmap ID: 65763
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication compliance availability for government clouds – Communication compliance is an insider risk solution in Microsoft 365 that helps minimize communication risks by helping you detect, capture, and act on inappropriate messages in your organization. Roadmap ID: 67112

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