Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 19th 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 (7)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (1)


  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: “Watch-the-watchers” audit trail for Insider Risk Management – Audit and review activities of IRM Analyst, IRM Investigator, and IRM Admin roles within the Microsoft 365 Insider Risk Management solution. Roadmap ID: 68921
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Configure sensitivity labels for encrypt-only protection on Outlook messages – In the Microsoft 365 compliance center, you can now create labels that enforce the encrypt-only restriction (available within Office 365 Message Encryption) when applied to Outlook email messages. Roadmap ID: 72218
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Outlook support for DisableMandatoryInOutlook and OutlookDefaultLabel settings – Outlook clients will now support the advanced Azure Information Protection (AIP) settings DisableMandatoryInOutlook and OutlookDefaultLabel. Roadmap ID: 72219
  • 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
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Retention for Teams – Admins will be able to apply retention and deletion policies to Teams chats and conversations. Roadmap ID: 81963
  • 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 Information Protection: Exact Data Match to support Customer Managed Key – Customers will be able to encrypt Exact Data Match (EDM) data using their own Customer Managed Key (CMK), further enhancing EDM data security. Roadmap ID: 81987


  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance – Retention policies for Microsoft Teams private channels – This update enables organizations to apply an organization-wide retention policy on Teams private channel messages. Roadmap ID: 70582


Release – September 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Compliance center: Information governance – Retention policies for Microsoft Teams for private channels – This update enables organizations to apply an organization-wide retention policy on Teams private channel messages. Roadmap ID: 82100


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