Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 9 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 (4)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (12)


  • Updates to Campaign Views – Malware campaigns, interactive timelines and developing a process for automated campaign write-ups all coming to Campaign Views. Roadmap ID: 62495
  • 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
  • 👀 Security and Compliance Center: Advanced Audit available in GCC, GCC-High and DoD – The new Advanced Audit solution will be available to the Microsoft 365 Government cloud environments (GCC, GCC High, DoD). Roadmap ID: 66202
  • Microsoft Compliance center: Double-byte character support – Compliance 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: 68711


  • 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: Extended capabilities in Threat Explorer – Microsoft will be extending Top Targeted Users to Phish and All Email. You’ll also have the ability to export the list of Top Targeted Users across each view for offline analysis. We’ll also be surfacing the list of Transport Rules (both names and GUIDs), and the Inbound exchange Connectors that were applied to an email. Roadmap ID: 66468
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Double Key Encryption for GCC-High and DoD – Coming soon to government clouds, Double Key Encryption from Microsoft allows you to protect your highly sensitive data while maintaining full control of your key. Roadmap ID: 67105


Release – November 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
  • Microsoft compliance center: Records Management in Microsoft 365 available in Government cloud – Records Management in Microsoft 365 enables government customers to manage recordkeeping obligations intelligently. This update restructures capabilities that were previously part of the Advanced Data Governance solution and provides you with a dedicated and specialized solution for records management, with new features including proof of disposal, record versioning, and enhanced record immutability. Roadmap ID: 63063
  • Microsoft Compliance Center: Microsoft Compliance Manager general availability – Compliance Manager is the next generation of the existing Compliance Manager and Compliance Score solutions, which have been in commercial public preview since November 2019. With this announcement, we are consolidating the functionality of these two solutions into one single solution, Compliance Manager, which sits in the Microsoft 365 compliance center. Roadmap ID: 67132
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Auto-apply retention labels leveraging document understanding – Easily assign a retention label created in the Microsoft 365 compliance center to a document understanding model that you created, leveraging the document classification in Project Cortex for dual purposes— business processes and compliance. Roadmap ID: 68690
  • Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) – Endpoint data loss prevention (Endpoint DLP) extends the activity monitoring and protection capabilities of DLP to sensitive items that are on Windows 10 devices. Roadmap ID: 68852

Release – December 2020

  • 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 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
  • 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 Compliance Center: Microsoft 365 compliance center – Audit retention dashboard (preview) – Create and manage audit log retention policies within the new Audit retention dashboard in the Microsoft 365 compliance center. Roadmap ID: 68854

Release – January 2021

  • 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

Release – February 2021

  • 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. INCLUDE THIS IN DLP RULES! Roadmap ID: 68133
  • 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


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