Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 2 November 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 (5)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (9)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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
  • Microsoft Compliance Center: Advanced Audit – Mail forward and mail send events – Investigators can use the Send event to identify email sent from a compromised account. Roadmap ID: 62588
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Preset security policies for EOP and Office 365 ATP Security – Microsoft re introducing two recommended security levels in Exchange Online Protection and Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: standard and strict. Roadmap ID: 59220
  • Microsoft Compliance Center: Advanced Audit – Search term events in Exchange Online and SharePoint Online – Advanced Audit helps organizations to conduct forensic and compliance investigations by providing access to crucial events such as when mail items were accessed, or when mail items were replied to and forwarded, and when and what a user searched for in Exchange Online and SharePoint Online. Roadmap ID: 62587
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Auto-apply retention labels for Teams meeting recordings – With the storage of Teams meeting recordings moving to SharePoint and OneDrive, you can utilize the rich retention capabilities available in these platforms to manage the retention and deletion of meeting recordings. Roadmap ID: 68689

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – November 2020

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match will support data configuration – Exact Data Match will support data configuration, allowing text case and character delimiters to optionally be ignored, helping reduce the need for manually defining minor variations in the hashed and uploaded data being protected. Roadmap ID: 65880
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Auto-classification with sensitivity labels in SPO, EXO, OneDrive for gov clouds – Auto-classification with sensitivity labels in OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Exchange Online will soon be available in GCC, GCC-High and, DoD environments. Roadmap ID: 67125
  • Microsoft Compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Collect and review encrypted content attached to local copy in Exchange – Now eDiscovery managers will be able to collect and review content encrypted with Microsoft encryption technologies and attached as a local copy to an email in Exchange from the Advanced eDiscovery solution. Roadmap ID: 68704

Release – December 2020

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Manual sensitivity labelling available in Office apps for Government clouds – You can now apply sensitivity labels to important documents and associate the labels with protection policies within the Outlook and Word/Excel/PowerPoint applications. The labels can also be associated with actions like encryption and visual marking. Roadmap ID: 63662
  • 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 Information Protection: Automatic and recommended sensitivity labeling available in Office apps for Government clouds – Automatic and recommended sensitivity labeling, based on content inspection, is natively built into Office apps within Outlook and Word/Excel/PowerPoint applications on Windows (in the Office 365 subscription version of the Office apps) and Office Online. Roadmap ID: 68848

Release – January 2021

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Automatic and recommended sensitivity labeling available in Office apps for Mac for Government clouds – Automatic and recommended sensitivity labeling, based on content inspection, is natively built into Office apps within Outlook and Word/Excel/PowerPoint applications on Mac. Roadmap ID: 68849

Release – March 2021

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Data-at-Rest Encryption for Microsoft 365 – Data at rest encryption for Microsoft 365 provides customer key based encryption across multiple M365 workloads. Tenant administrators can configure a single data encryption policy using customer managed keys and assign it to the tenant. Roadmap ID: 68922

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