Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 21st June 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 (4)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (4)


  • Microsoft Compliance Center: Insider Risk Management solution available for DoD – Announcing the general availability of the Insider Risk Management solution within the Microsoft 365 compliance center for DoD cloud environments. Roadmap ID: 68710
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Information governance – Yammer retention – This update enables organizations to apply retention policies on Yammer messages. Roadmap ID: 70581
  • Compliance Center: Recommendation widget for Teams DLP – A new recommendation widget will appear within the Microsoft 365 compliance center to guide admins in creating a packaged Teams DLP policy if they currently have no policy related to Teams DLP in their policy portfolio. Roadmap ID: 70731
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Ability to test Exact Data Match – After setting up EDM-based classification, tenant admins will now be able to test EDM sensitive information types (SITs) via the Microsoft 365 compliance center and via PowerShell cmdlet. Classification results returned will include the sensitive type, its count, and confidence. Roadmap ID: 72220


  • 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 Defender for Office 365: First contact safety tip – This capability adds an extra layer of security protection against potential impersonation attacks. Previously the first contact safety tip was available via PowerShell cmdlet, and with this release will now be available for configuration in the anti-phishing policy. Roadmap ID: 82052


Release – June 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Investigation updates for improved email threats and actions – We have new updates and improvements to the Automated Investigation and Response (AIR) playbooks to better capture the state of the emails and entities that are being investigated. Roadmap ID: 82056

Release – July 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Compliance center: Information governance – Retention policies for Yammer – This update enables organizations to apply retention policies on Yammer messages. Roadmap ID: 82055
  • 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

Release – December 2021

  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Potential Nation State Activity Alerts – Nation state threats are defined as cyber threat activity that originates in a particular country with the apparent intent of furthering national interests. Roadmap ID: 70624


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