Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 23 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 (1)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (20)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 👀 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – December 2020

  • 👀👀 Microsoft Information Protection: Mandatory Labeling in Office apps – Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) will now respect the Admin policy setting to require users to apply a label to documents and emails on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android (for the Office 365 subscription version of the apps). Roadmap ID: 68873
  • Advanced eDiscovery Graph APIs – Script common eDiscovery actions using the Microsoft Graph REST APIs. APIs include, but are not limited to: Case, Custodian, Search, Review Set and Export management. Roadmap ID: 63068
  • 👀 Microsoft Information Protection: Exchange Online service encryption using Microsoft managed keys for government clouds – Service encryption using Microsoft managed keys provides default encryption for all of Exchange Online data-at-rest. With Microsoft managed keys, data-at-rest always stays encrypted by default. Roadmap ID: 68871
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match to support improved auditability – Customers who have configured Exact Data Match (EDM) will be able to view a complete audit trail of who created or modified and when each EDM component (i.e., Data schema, rule package and hashed / salted data uploaded). Roadmap ID: 68876
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced Audit log retention (1 year) – Log retention for up to one year to meet investigation requirements and customize retention policies per an organization’s requirements. Roadmap ID: 68878
  • 👀 Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match to support Auto-labeling – Organizations will be able to configure new or existing Auto-labeling policies using Exact Data Match (EDM) Sensitive Information Types (SITs), enabling more fine-grained control over which sensitive content gets labeled. Roadmap ID: 68881
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match to support notifications for data upload status through alert policies – Exact Data Match (EDM) customers will be able to configure alert policies in the security and compliance center for EDM Upload Agent notifications, enabling admins to receive alerts both via email and through the UI regarding EDM data upload status. Roadmap ID: 68882
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Data-at-Rest Encryption for Microsoft 365 (Preview) – 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. Doing so will start encrypting all new data across the following workloads (and more workloads coming soon) from the point of creation of these policies: “Microsoft Teams Files · Teams Chat Messages (1:1 chats, group chats, meeting chats and channel conversations)”, “Teams Media Messages (images, code snippets, videos, wiki images)”, “Teams Chat Notifications” and, “Chat Suggestions by Cortana Exchange Online (includes existing data)”. Roadmap ID: 68922

Release – January 2021

  • 👀 Microsoft Information Protection: Teams location picker supports security groups and distribution lists – Data loss prevention (DLP) for Microsoft Teams will now support security groups and distribution lists as part of the Teams location picker, enabling more granular control of DLP policy scope (i.e. to include/exclude particular departments, business units, geo-specific security groups, etc.). Roadmap ID: 68874
  • 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: Burnout and suicide detection – Deliver new machine learning models for Communication Compliance to detect both burnout and suicidal thoughts. Roadmap ID: 68131
  • 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 Information Protection: Information Protection and Governance: Trainable Classifiers – Customers can use machine learning through built-in and build-your-own models to classify sensitive content. Roadmap ID: 65764
  • 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

Release – February 2021

  • 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
  • Expanded support to search and export items in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Recycle Bin in Core eDiscovery & Advanced eDiscovery – The eDiscovery and SharePoint Online teams are making architectural changes that will make the Recycle Bin (both first-stage and second-stage Recycle Bins) in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business searchable and exportable by eDiscovery Managers. That means organizations can search and export items in the Recycle Bin regardless of whether a site is on hold or not. Roadmap ID: 67092
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance Teams conversation context – Provide the ability to retrieve additional conversation context for Microsoft Teams messages that has matched a Communication Compliance policy. Roadmap ID: 68872

Release – March 2021

  • 👀 Microsoft Information Protection: Data-at-Rest Encryption for Microsoft 365 in WWMT and GCC – 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. Doing so will start encrypting all new data across the following workloads (and more workloads coming soon) from the point of creation of these policies: “Microsoft Teams Files · Teams Chat Messages (1:1 chats, group chats, meeting chats and channel conversations)”, “Teams Media Messages (images, code snippets, videos, wiki images)”, “Teams Chat Notifications” and, “Chat Suggestions by Cortana Exchange Online (includes existing data)”. Roadmap ID: 68869

Release – May 2021

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Data-at-Rest Encryption for Microsoft 365 in DoD and GCC-High – Data at rest encryption for Microsoft 365 provides customer key based encryption across multiple M365 workloads. Roadmap ID: 68870

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