Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 18 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 (4)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (7)


  • 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
  • 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 Compliance center: CJK or Double-byte character support for Advanced eDiscovery – This update adds support for adding CJK or Double-byte characters to Advanced eDiscovery review sets. Roadmap ID: 68713
  • 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


  • 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
  • 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: 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


Release – February 2021

  • 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
  • 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 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 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

Release – April 2021

  • 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


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