Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 1 March 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 (1)
  • Rolling out (9)
  • In development (9)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Office 365 Advanced Message Encryption – Email revocation by end user – Microsoft are extending the email revocation capabilities to the end user. Previously, you had to be an admin to revoke an already sent message; with this update, end users will have this capability as well. Roadmap ID: 68908

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Secure by Default – Honoring detonation verdicts – All too frequently, URLs and files that have been flagged as malicious are allowed through to the inbox due to transport rules and domain allows. We’re updating our filters to ensure that malicious files and URLs are not delivered regardless of configuration, unless manually overridden. Roadmap ID: 60827
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Blocking URLs and Files with Tenant Allow/Block List – In order to provide a way for customers to block URLs and files at the time of click and during mail flow, we’re developing a portal to help you self-serve and do it yourself. Roadmap ID: 61352
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Manual sensitivity labelling available in Office apps for Government clouds – 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: 63662
  • 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: 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
  • 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 Teams: Sensitivity Labels for GCC, GCC-H, and DoD Clouds – Sensitivity labels created in the security and compliance admin center can now be used to control the privacy and guest access settings of the team. Roadmap ID: 68907
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Auditing and Analytics in Office apps – Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) will now send user label activity data to the Audit Log and Activity Explorer for admins to search and review. Roadmap ID: 70542
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Teams location picker supports security groups and distribution lists (GCC) – 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: 70587

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – March 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 Compliance Center | Records management: Increased file plan import limits – This update will allow an unlimited number of characters in the description for file plan imports. Roadmap ID: 70724
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Ability to delete a record label – With the update, you will be able to delete unused record labels within Microsoft 365 Records Management. Roadmap ID: 70723
  • Microsoft Intune: Management of Surface firmware settings – Microsoft Intune is excited to introduce management of UEFI BIOS settings (device firmware on most new hardware), powered by the intelligent cloud using Device Firmware Configuration Interface (DFCI). Roadmap ID: 51937
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Web Content Filtering – Web content filtering is a feature in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint that enables security administrators to track and regulate access to websites based on specified content categories. Roadmap ID: 68851

Release – April 2021

  • 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
  • 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

Release – June 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Information barriers for GCCH and DoD – 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: 70729
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center | Advanced eDiscovery: Discover only the document version that has been shared – To help customers efficiently meet their regulatory obligations for discovery, Advanced eDiscovery plans to support the ability to discover the version of the document at the time that it was shared. This helps ensure that the correct document information is available to eDiscovery processes. Roadmap ID: 70718
  • Microsoft Intune: Management of user-installed apps on iOS – Microsoft Intune can assume management of previously installed applications on iOS without requiring the deletion and re-distribution of such apps on devices enrolled into Intune using Device Enrollment. Roadmap ID: 51715

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