Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 12th July 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 (2)
  • In development (6)


  • Microsoft Information Protection: Auto-classification with sensitivity labels in SPO, EXO, OneDrive for DoD – Auto-classification with sensitivity labels in OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Exchange Online will soon be available in DoD environments. Roadmap ID: 72192


  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Hold optimizations – This update provides various service optimizations for Advanced eDiscovery, including hold reliability and limits increase. Roadmap ID: 70586
  • 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


Release – July 2021

Release – August 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Compliance center: Communication Compliance analyze linked content from OneDrive and SharePoint online (modern attachments) – Communication compliance policies that detect violations in Microsoft Teams will now analyze the content of documents shared in chat for potential policy match. Roadmap ID: 82084
  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: Power BI sensitivity label data in Activity Explorer (preview) – Power BI will now send sensitivity label activity data to Activity Explorer for admins to search and review along with the rest of the Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), Azure Information Protection (AIP), and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) data sets from native Office apps and other cloud resources. Roadmap ID: 82086
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Allowing URLs and Files with Tenant Allow/Block List – In order to provide a way for our customers to do this at time of click and during mail flow, we’re developing a portal to help you self-serve and do it yourself. This portal will give admins the opportunity to explicitly allow or block attachments, URLs, senders and even certain recipients in your Office 365 tenant. This phase of this rollout enables explicitly allowing files and URLs. Roadmap ID: 70591

Release – September 2021

  • Expanded support to search and export items in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Recycle Bin in Core eDiscovery & Advanced eDiscovery – The eDiscovery and SharePoint Online teams are making architectural changes that will make the Recycle Bin (both first-stage and second-stage Recycle Bins) in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business searchable and exportable by eDiscovery Managers. That means organizations can search and export items in the Recycle Bin regardless of whether a site is on hold or not. Roadmap ID: 67092
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity: Native “response” actions – From this release SecOps will have the ability to directly lock the Active Directory account, or to prompt for the password to be reset, meaning more direct action can be taken when a user is compromised. Roadmap ID: 82077
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) support for Advanced Delivery – We’re adding support for DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) domains to our advanced delivery feature, enabling administrators to use DKIM domains in addition to sending domains to configure their third-party phishing simulations. Roadmap ID: 82083

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