Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 15 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, Microsoft Defender, Microsoft Intune, Office 365 Data Loss Prevention and Security and Compliance center.

  • Launched (5)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (4)


  • Microsoft Information Protection: UI for configuring Exact Data Match – Admins will be able to configure and edit Exact Data Match (EDM) from within the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center, providing an alternative to configuring EDM from PowerShell. Roadmap ID: 67100
  • 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
  • Microsoft Compliance center: Information barriers for GCC – Information barriers is a compliance feature to restrict communication and collaboration between two groups to avoid a conflict of interest from occurring in your organization. Roadmap ID: 68898
  • 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: 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 Compliance center: Compliance capabilities for card content generated through apps in Teams messages – We are extending Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities to content generated through Teams apps. Roadmap ID: 68875
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Investigations triggered by manual actions – In order to provide the most accurate information in the Action center, we’re making a change that creates an investigation when manual actions are taken by admins. Roadmap ID: 70555


Release – March 2021

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams in GCC-High – If your organization has DLP, you can now define policies that prevent people from sharing sensitive information in a Microsoft Teams channel or chat session. Roadmap ID: 67098
  • 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 365 compliance center: Increased set of first-party indicators for Insider Risk Management – The Microsoft 365 Insider Risk Management solution will now recognize an increase set of first party indicators, including Endpoint (Windows 10), Microsoft Teams, Azure Active Directory, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Cloud Access Security. Roadmap ID: 68924

Release – July 2021

  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365 Auto-remediation with enhanced playbooks – Auto-remediation of threats with additional playbooks and deeper integration with Microsoft Cloud App Security and Azure Active Directory. Roadmap ID: 34296


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