Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 22nd November 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 (2)
  • Rolling out (12)
  • In development (10)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance Teams conversation context – Provide the ability to retrieve additional conversation context for Microsoft Teams messages that has matched a Communication Compliance policy. Roadmap ID: 83701
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Data loss prevention (DLP) integration with Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS) – Extend data loss prevention (DLP) policies to non-Microsoft cloud apps to monitor and detect when sensitive items are used and shared via non-Microsoft cloud apps. Roadmap ID: 85687

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Data-at-Rest Encryption for Microsoft 365 in DoD and GCC-High – 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. Roadmap ID: 68870
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance – Day zero insights – Communication Compliance Day Zero Insights helps organizations discover concerning behavior that they may not be aware of, like harassment, threats, or sharing of sensitive information, without even configuring a policy. This evaluation can help organizations identify potential areas of higher risk and determine the type and scope of communication policies to configure. For example, a trend of threatening language may be surfaced in Teams chats, and customers can easily configure a policy to detect threats sent over Teams channels. Roadmap ID: 85650
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – File exfiltration signals from Edge or Chrome browsers – This allows your organization to detect and act on browser exfiltration signals for all non-executable files viewed in Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome browsers. This is currently available in public preview.  Roadmap ID:88484
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Policy health status – The policy health status gives you insights into any potential issues with your insider risk management policies. This is currently available in public preview. Roadmap ID: 88485
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – “Watch the watchers” audit trail – The insider risk management audit log enables you to stay informed on the actions that were taken on insider risk management features. This is currently available in public preview. Roadmap ID: 88486
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Intelligent detections: Domain settings – You can specify domains in global settings which helps you to increase or decrease the risk scoring for activity that takes place with these domains. Additionally, you can use wildcards to help match variations of root domains or subdomains. This is currently available in public preview. Roadmap ID: 88487
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Policy customization – You can now customize the thresholds for the policy indicators that influence an activity’s risk score, which in turn determines whether an alert’s severity is low, medium, or high. This is currently available in public preview. Roadmap ID: 88488
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Enhancements to content explorer – The Microsoft 365 Insider risk management solution will have an improved performance and experience within the content explorer, including transparency of document loads and completeness. This is currently available in public preview. Roadmap ID: 88489
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Device indicators – These include policy indicators for activities such as sharing files over the network or with devices. This is currently available in public preview. Roadmap ID: 88490
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Native triggers for Azure AD account deletion – Automatically detect user account deletion in Azure Active Directory for your organization to start scoring for risk indicators in the Data theft by departing users policy template. This is currently available in public preview. Roadmap ID: 88492
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider Risk Management analytics – The Microsoft 365 Insider Risk Management solution will now provide aggregated and anonymized analytics to help identify potential insider risk activity within the organization. This is currently available in public preview.  Roadmap ID:88528
  • Microsoft Compliance center: Ability to export Insider Risk Management alerts – Insider risk management alert information is exportable to security information and event management (SIEM) services via the Office 365 Management Activity API schema. Roadmap ID: 82127

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – November 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Built-in filters in Activity explorer – We are releasing built-in filters for use within Activity explorer to allow easy access to the most used filters.  Roadmap ID: 82184
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Teams data in Content Explorer – With the availability of Teams data in Content Explorer, customers will be able to display Sensitive information and Sensitivity labels detected on Teams data within the Content explorer.  Roadmap ID: 82185

Release – December 2021

  • Microsoft Information Protection: New conditions for auto-labeling in Exchange Online (Gov clouds) – An auto-labeling policy can now apply a label to Exchange Online email based on sender, recipient, subject, or header matches without requiring a scan for sensitive content. Roadmap ID: 85557
  • 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
  • Microsoft Compliance center: Information governance – Retention policies for Yammer – This update enables organizations to apply retention policies on Yammer messages. Roadmap ID: 82055
  • 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
  • Microsoft Information Protection: New conditions for auto-labeling in Exchange Online (Gov clouds) – An auto-labeling policy can now apply a label to Exchange Online email based on sender, recipient, subject, or header matches without requiring a scan for sensitive content. Roadmap ID: 85557
  • Microsoft Compliance center: Information governance – Retention policies for Yammer – This update enables organizations to apply retention policies on Yammer messages. Roadmap ID:82055

Release – January 2022

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance discrimination classifier – Currently available in public preview, the Discrimination classifier aims to detect and triage explicit discriminatory language. Roadmap ID: 85654

Release – February 2022

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: New export experience for Core and Advanced eDiscovery – Core eDiscovery export is being retooled to improve reliability and scalability. The experience will be simplified and does not rely on a click-once application. Automated download of exported content from Core eDiscovery will still not be supported. Roadmap ID: 82007
  • Microsoft Compliance Center: Service optimizations for Audit search – This update provides various service optimizations for Audit search, including speed and workflow improvements. For example, you can track status of the searches. Roadmap ID: 72202
  • Advanced eDiscovery: support Teams reactions – Discover Teams reactions (heart, thumbs up, thumbs down, laugh, surprised, angry) in Advanced eDiscovery. Roadmap ID: 65130

Release – March 2022

  • Microsoft Information Protection: New named entities SITs and enhanced unified policy authoring templates – Named entities are sensitive information types (SITs) that can’t easily be identified by a regular expression or a function; these include person names, physical addresses, and medical terms & conditions. This update adds 52 new SITs representing named entities, and 10 enhanced policy templates that can be used in solutions such as DLP and auto-labeling, and cover important regulations, such as US HIPAA and EU GDPR. Roadmap ID: 72221

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