Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 17 May 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 (8)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (11)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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 Information Protection: Automatic and recommended sensitivity labeling available in Office apps for Mac 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 Mac. Roadmap ID: 68849
  • 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 Defender for Identity: Full alert experience in Microsoft 365 security center – Defender for Identity will offer it’s full alert and investigation experiences natively within the Microsoft 365 security center. Roadmap ID: 68887
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Remediation enhancements – Microsoft are making changes to remediation capabilities in Defender for Office 365. First, we’re increasing the export limit of records from mail submissions or action log in the action center to 100,000. Roadmap ID: 70554
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Endpoint discovery for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint – Endpoint for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint enables organizations to discover and secure unmanaged endpoints. Once discovered integrated workflows can be used to secure the devices using Defender for Endpoint’s threat and vulnerability management, threat detection and automated incident responses capabilities. Roadmap ID: 70813
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Configure sensitivity labels for encrypt-only protection on Outlook messages – You can now create labels that enforce the encrypt-only restriction (available within Office 365 Message Encryption) when applied to Outlook email messages. With encrypt-only, users can send encrypted email to any recipient, whether they are inside or outside the organization, and the protection follows the lifecycle of the email. Roadmap ID: 72171
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Automatic and recommended sensitivity labeling available in Office apps for DoD – 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: 76502

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Policy health check and ability to pause policy – Provide guidance during Communication Compliance policy creation on the settings used and the potential volume of items that will be captured. Roadmap ID: 68687
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Enhancements to Spoof Intelligence – Spoof intelligence experience for Security Admins will introduce enhancements so that Admins can setup spoof configurations, manage spoof allow/block lists for a tenant, review insights provided by spoof intelligence and view/export detailed spoof detections report. Roadmap ID: 70590
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Mandatory labeling in Office apps for gov clouds – 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: 70789

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – May 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 Compliance center: New Permissions management page – Admins will be able to use this new page to view and assign user roles and create and modify custom role groups – activities currently managed within the legacy Office 365 Security & Compliance Center. Roadmap ID: 72239

Release – June 2021

  • 🆕 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: 81968
  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) for GCC – Endpoint DLP extends the activity monitoring and protection capabilities of DLP to sensitive items that are on Windows 10 devices. Once devices are onboarded into device management, the information about what users are doing with sensitive items is made visible in activity explorer and you can enforce protective actions on those items via DLP policies. Roadmap ID: 81973
  • 🆕 Microsoft Compliance center: New DLP alert management dashboard for gov clouds – A new data loss prevention (DLP) alert management experience within the Microsoft 365 compliance center will enable admins to review, investigate, and manage DLP policy match events, related content, and associated metadata, as well as edit alert configuration options as a part of the DLP policy authoring experience. Roadmap ID: 81980
  • 🆕 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Expanded limits for protected users within anti-phishing policies – Microsoft are expanding the limits for protected users in the anti-phishing policy to allow 350 users. Roadmap ID: 81981
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Detonation details – Microsoft are working to reveal more of the details that led to a malicious verdict when URLs or files are detonated in Microsoft Defender for Office 365. Roadmap ID: 64570
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Advanced Delivery for SecOps Mailboxes and Third-Party Phishing Simulations – Advanced delivery gives admins the ability to configure advanced message delivery for special scenarios, including third-party phishing simulation campaigns and SecOps mailboxes. Roadmap ID: 72207
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Out-of-the-box assessments for non-M365 assets Introducing pre-configured templates that extend Compliance Manager capabilities beyond Microsoft 365 assets. Roadmap ID: 72223

Release – July 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) for GCC-H and DoD – Endpoint DLP extends the activity monitoring and protection capabilities of DLP to sensitive items that are on Windows 10 devices. Roadmap ID: 81974

Release – September 2021

  • Microsoft Compliance center: Advanced Audit – Optional 10 year audit log retention add-on – To help meet rigorous regulatory and internal compliance obligations or conduct longer running investigations, organizations can add 10-year audit log retention to Advanced Audit. Roadmap ID: 68706

Release – December 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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