Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 01 February 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 (2)
  • In development (10)


  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Configuration Analyzer – Configuration Analyzer will be a place for you to compare your policies settings against the Recommended settings for EOP and Office 365 ATP security. Roadmap ID: 66362
  • 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
  • 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
  • Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Updates to Automated Investigations – Alerts for manually triggered investigations, User compromise investigations show email clusters to identify malicious, suspicious, and clean email from a potentially compromised account, A new mailbox configuration entity category will be listed for investigation findings associated with suspicious mailbox configuration findings, Removal of block URL action from existing investigations, due to it being a unnecessary action. Roadmap ID: 68949


  • Office 365 ATP: Customization for Quarantine Notification and Alerts – With this update, tenant administrators will be able to add various customized components to quarantine notifications and alerts, such as an organization logo, a custom display name, and custom disclaimer. Roadmap ID: 64781
  • Quarantine: Custom Policy and Folder – To reduce complexity, Microsoft have moved new and existing quarantine parameters into a standalone Quarantine policy. Roadmap ID: 62450


Release – February 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: AIP client and scanner data available in Audit and Activity explorer – Azure Information Protection (AIP) customers can now access data in Microsoft 365 compliance center Audit logs and Activity explorer, in addition to the AIP Analytics portal. This means that all data logged via AIP client and AIP scanner can be witnessed along with the rest of the Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) data sets from native Office apps and other cloud resources. Roadmap ID: 70600
  • Safe Links Protection for Microsoft Teams – The power of Safe Links will now be available to protect users from malicious links sent via Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID: 34298
  • Advanced eDiscovery: support Teams reactions – Discover Teams reactions (heart, thumbs up, thumbs down, laugh, surprised, angry) in Advanced eDiscovery. Roadmap ID: 65130
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Manual sensitivity labeling available in Office apps for DoD – 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: 76504
  • 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 – March 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Compliance Manager general availability for DoD – With Compliance Manager, you will benefit from intuitive end-to-end compliance management, a vast out-of-the-box assessment template library and built-in automation to scale your compliance across global, industrial, and regional standards. Roadmap ID: 70592
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Blocking URLs and Files with Tenant Allow/Block List – This portal gives admins the opportunity to explicitly allow or block attachments and URLs in your Office 365 tenant. Roadmap ID: 61352

Release – June 2021

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Granular conditional access policies via “Sensitivity Labels” for SharePoint Online sites – Admins will have the ability to use Azure AD conditional access policies to trigger multi-factor authentication (MFA), device and location policies on a specific SharePoint site collection based by simply attaching CA policies to a label. Then these labels can be applied to Sites and now users access these sites will have to go through the CA policies in order to gain access. Roadmap ID: 70594


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