Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 5 October 2020

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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 (3)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (14)


  • Advanced eDiscovery: Support export to PST – Ability to export data in Advanced eDiscovery in PST format. Roadmap ID: 65129
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Office 365 Security & Compliance Alerts – Microsoft have added new capabilities to the Office 365 Security & Compliance alerting feature, focusing on enriching the existing alerts and extending operation coverage in the Office 365 Management API. Roadmap ID: 65344
  • 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




Release – October 2020

  • 👀 Automatic sensitivity labeling in Office apps on Windows – Automatic sensitivity labeling based on content inspection is built natively into Office apps (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook) on Windows (in the Office 365 subscription version of the Office apps). Roadmap ID: 49444
  • 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
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Detonation details – Microsoft are working to reveal more of the details that led to a malicious verdict when URLs or files are detonated in Office 365 ATP. Roadmap ID: 64570
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Enhancements to the Threat Protection Status Report – Microsoft are adding an Override Allows view on the Threat Protection Status report to show customers threats that were allowed in due to configurations they’ve made. Roadmap ID: 64912
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Double Key Encryption – Currently available in preview to Commercial tenants, Double Key Encryption from Microsoft allows you to protect your highly sensitive data while maintaining full control of your key. Roadmap ID: 64646
  • Office 365 ATP Request Release workflow – Microsoft have introduced an option to grant end users read-only access to the quarantine to view quarantined messages and request that an admin release messages to the inbox. Roadmap ID: 62449
  • Quarantine: Custom Policy and Folder – To reduce complexity, Microsoft have moved new and existing quarantine parameters into a standalone Quarantine policy. Roadmap ID: 62450
  • Safe Links Protection for Microsoft Teams – The power of Safe Links will now be available to protect users from malicious links sent via Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID: 34298
  • EOP/ATP Tenant Allow/Block list portal – This portal gives admins the opportunity to explicitly allow or block attachments and URLs in your Office 365 tenant. Roadmap ID: 61352
  • Office 365 ATP, Secure by Default: Honouring EOP/ATP detonation verdicts – Microsoft are updating their filters to ensure that malicious files and URLs are not delivered regardless of configuration, unless manually overridden. Roadmap ID: 60827
  • CJK/Double Byte support for Advanced eDiscovery – CJK/Double Byte support for Advanced eDiscovery – adding CJK/Double Byte characters to review set. Roadmap ID: 62593
  • Azure Information Protection: Microsoft 365 Government F3 GCC High and DOD environments are now backfilled with Azure Information Protection P1 – This confirms that starting 9/1/2020 Microsoft are launching Azure Information Protection (AIP P1) in Microsoft 365 Government F3 SKUs for the GCC High and DoD environments. Roadmap ID: 66207
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Configuration Analyzer – Configuration Analyzer will be a place for you to compare your policies settings against the Recommended settings for EOP and Office 365 ATP security. Roadmap ID: 66362
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Improvements to Threat Hunting with Threat Explorer and Real Time Detections – Microsoft are introducing additional enhancements when it comes to identifying threats within your organization, including spam verdict in Threat Explorer, Threat Type Filter and more. Roadmap ID: 66467
  • 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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