Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 23rd August 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 (0)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (3)




  • 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
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Collection of Teams conversation as transcript in Advanced eDiscovery – eDiscovery managers will soon have the flexibility to collect Teams messages as transcript items. Transcripts will aggregate and thread messages in the same Teams conversations into a single HTML file that is available for review and export. Roadmap ID: 70812
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Admin review and feedback – With the new admin review feature, your security team will be able to quickly review reported messages and choose appropriate responses, automatically sending predefined but customizable emails to your end users. Roadmap ID: 82025


Release – August 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Endpoint discovery for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint in GCC – 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: 85569

Release – October 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: Enhanced simulations and location support for auto-labeling in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business (Government Clouds) – Auto-labeling in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business has been updated with improved performance and ability to configure more locations. The configuration limit of 10 locations in a policy has been removed. Any new simulation will run more efficiently, with results greatly sped up from days to hours. Roadmap ID: 85560

Release – November 2021

  • 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


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