Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 26 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 (4)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (11)


  • 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: 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
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Enabling export of security reports – Microsoft are adding the ability to export many of our security reports, including, but not limited to: Threat protection status report, mail flow status report, top malware, spoof detections, top senders and recipients, Office 365 ATP file types, URL protection report, and more. Roadmap ID: 66360
  • Office 365 Advanced Thread Protection: Quarantine filtering – Admins will soon be able to filter the quarantine by policy type or policy name, showing just the items quarantined by each policy. Roadmap ID: 66361


  • Office 365 ATP: Customization for Quarantine Notification and Alerts – With this update, tenant administrators will be able to add various customized components to quarantine notifications and alerts, such as an organization logo, a custom display name, and custom disclaimer. Roadmap ID: 64781
  • 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
  • Advanced Audit: optional 10 year audit log retention add-on – To help meet rigorous regulatory and internal compliance obligations or conduct longer running investigations, organizations can now add 10-year audit log retention to Advanced Audit. Once enabled, you can access the logs in the Microsoft 365 compliance center or through the Office 365 Management Activity API. Roadmap ID: 68805


Release – November 2020

  • 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
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Conflict of interest template – Introducing a new policy template for Communication Compliance that will monitor communications between two groups of users which can be used for collusion or conflict of interest detection. Roadmap ID: 68132
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Ability to ignore email signature or disclaimer – Provide the ability within Communication Compliance to define text that should be ignored during policy evaluation to avoid false positives. Roadmap ID: 68133
  • Microsoft Compliance center: Advanced Audit – Mail forward and mail send events for Government Clouds – The Send event is a mailbox auditing action and is triggered when a user sends, replies to, or forwards an email message. Roadmap ID: 68719

Release – December 2020

  • Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Translate content during investigation – Leverage Microsoft translator in Communication Compliance to automatically translate messages that are not in the investigator’s preferred language. Roadmap ID: 68130
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Insider risk management hand-off – Introducing a new remediation action in Communication Compliance that will enable a user to be added to an existing Insider risk management policy for further evaluation. Roadmap ID: 68686
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Policy health check and ability to pause policy – Provide guidance during Communication Compliance policy creation on the settings used and the potential volume of items that will be captured. Roadmap ID: 68687
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Ability to set a retention period for a Communication Compliance policy – Introducing the ability to define how long content captured by a Communication Compliance policy is retained. Roadmap ID: 68688

Release – January 2021

  • 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

Release – June 2021

  • Microsoft Compliance Center: Insider Risk Management solution available for DoD – Announcing the general availability of the Insider Risk Management solution within the Microsoft 365 compliance center for DoD cloud environments. Roadmap ID: 68710


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