Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 11 January 2021

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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 (2)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (14)


  • 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 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


  • 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 Compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Collect and review encrypted content stored in SharePoint and or OneDrive for Business – Now eDiscovery managers will be able to collect and review content that has been encrypted with Microsoft encryption technologies and stored in SharePoint or OneDrive from the Advanced eDiscovery solution. Roadmap ID: 68705
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Defender for Office 365 – Evaluation Mode – Evaluation Mode in Microsoft Defender for Office 365 – the most effective way to evaluate the filtering efficacy of Defender for Office 365 using real-world email in your production environment. Roadmap ID: 68862
  • 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


Release – January 2021

  • 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
  • Insider Risk Management solution available for Government clouds – Several Insider Risk Management features will be rolling out to Government clouds in the coming months. Roadmap ID: 64187
  • 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
  • Data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams – Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities in Microsoft 365 government clouds will be extended to include Microsoft Teams chat and channel messages, including private channel messages. Roadmap ID: 65383
  • 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 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
  • Azure Information Protection: Microsoft 365 Groups: support for Sensitivity Labels in Government Community Clouds – Microsoft 365 Groups will soon support Sensitivity Labels to help you manage privacy and external access. Roadmap ID: 67158
  • 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 Compliance center: Records Management – Regulatory Records – Provides customers the ability to declare items in SharePoint Online as regulatory items. These labels are more stringent label vs record labels. Roadmap ID: 68712
  • 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: Sensitivity labels extend to assets in Azure – With the new Microsoft Azure Purview, you can now extend the reach of your MIP sensitivity labels and the value from built-in sensitive information types to a much broader set of data locations and data types. Roadmap ID: 68889
  • 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 – February 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: Changes in display of hierarchical sensitivity labels for Microsoft Teams – For hierarchical sensitivity labels, channel headers will only display the parent label instead of showing the child label. For example, for a sensitivity label such as Confidential\Finance, Teams will only show “Confidential” in the channel header. Roadmap ID: 70566

Release – April 2021

  • 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

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