Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 30th 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 (1)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (11)


  • Microsoft Information Protection: Enhanced simulations and location support for auto-labeling in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business โ€“ย 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.ย Roadmap ID: 82060




Release – September 2021

  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Insider risk management – Guided onboarding experience: recommended actions – Recommended actions that an admin should take for a complete onboarding experience. In-product guided walkthrough on how to complete onboarding actions such as selecting indictors, setting up a policy, and how to investigate an alert. Roadmap ID: 85576
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Insider risk management – Admin email notifications – An admin email notification will be sent when the first alert is generated after a new policy is created. This email will be deployed to all admins within the Insider Risk Management, Analyst, and Investigator role groups. Roadmap ID: 85577
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Insider risk management – Enhanced alert review experience – Enhancements to the alert overview experience to improve explanation of why an alert was created and improve ability to review the riskiest activity in an alert. Roadmap ID: 85578
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Insider risk management – Enhancements to Cumulative exfiltration activities – Enhancements to the cumulative exfiltration activity presentation to update how we explain the userโ€™s activity compared to the organization.ย Roadmap ID: 85579
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Insider risk management – Enhancements to User Activity experience – Within the user activity tab in a case, we have made enhancements to improve the activity review experience. Roadmap ID: 85580
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Insider risk management – Enhancements to Export Alerts – For the Export alerts feature, we have increased the frequency in which alerts are sent to the Office 365 Management Activity API to every hour (previously every 12 hours) so you can have more updated alert information available. Roadmap ID: 85581
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Enhancements to quarantine message preview – With this change some components in quarantined messages will be distorted and not displayed by default. To see the full contents of the message, users can choose to reveal the full message. Roadmap ID: 82098
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Compliance center: Core eDiscovery and Advanced eDiscovery – Legal hold for Teams private channel – Legal Hold for Teams will now support Private Channel Messages. Roadmap ID: 82114
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Email summary panel โ€“ย We launched a single, integrated view with the email entity page, and now weโ€™re making it easier to see this information in multiple experiences. This feature release targets more consistency, and easier navigation, saving time and effort for the customers.ย Roadmap ID: 82101

Release – October 2021

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Data-at-Rest Encryption for Microsoft 365 in DoD and GCC-High โ€“ย Data at rest encryption for Microsoft 365 provides customer key based encryption across multiple M365 workloads. Tenant administrators can configure a single data encryption policy using customer managed keys and assign it to the tenant.ย Roadmap ID: 68870
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance โ€“ Adaptive retention policies (Public Preview) โ€“ย This update allows admins to create retention policies scoped to geography, department, or other user or site attribute. For example, admins can create a policy specifically for users in the UKโ€™s human resources team by leveraging the adaptive policy scope.ย Roadmap ID: 70578

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