Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 10th January 2022

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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 (1)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Compliance center: New named entities SITs and enhanced unified policy authoring templates (Public Preview) – 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: 72194
  • 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. Insider Risk Management in Microsoft 365 correlates various signals from the chip to the cloud to identify potential malicious or inadvertent insider risks, such as IP theft, security and policy violations, and more. Feature ID:85576
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance tagging improvements (Government clouds) – We are making tagging improvements based on feedback to improve investigation and remediation actions in Communication Compliance. We are adding column that will display the current tag applied, and we’ll provide the ability to unresolve a message so it can be triaged again by an investigator. Feature ID:85586
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance – DLP policy recommendation – We are surfacing Communication Compliance policy recommendations within the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) workflow, with the ability to apply DLP policy insights to your insider risk practice to better identify user behavior and intent. Customers will now be directed to configure a relevant policy in Communication Compliance at the end of the DLP policy configuration flow. Roadmap ID: 85651
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Power BI sensitivity label data in Activity Explorer (DoD) – Power BI will 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. Feature ID:88530
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Triage and investigation improvements – Enhancements including historical insight for Exchange Online, ingest triggering events into Activity explorer. Insider Risk Management in Microsoft 365 correlates various signals from the chip to the cloud to identify potential malicious or inadvertent insider risks, such as IP theft, security and policy violations, and more. Feature ID:82142
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Policy customization enhancements – Ability to fine-tune policies to trigger on precise exfiltration events. Insider Risk Management in Microsoft 365 correlates various signals from the chip to the cloud to identify potential malicious or inadvertent insider risks, such as IP theft, security and policy violations, and more. Feature ID:82143
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Exfiltration signals from macOS – Endpoint exfiltration signals for Office, PDF, and CSV files from macOS endpoints.   Roadmap ID:82152
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Updates to the Mailflow Status Report – We’re introducing a new look for the mailflow status report, as we update existing reports to the latest and greatest. You can expect all of the same great information in an easier to use layout. Roadmap ID: 82173
  • 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. Feature ID:82184

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Compliance center: Insider Risk Management integration with Teams and Power Automate – Insider Risk Management integration with Microsoft Teams allows for richer collaboration across an organization. Additionally, integration with Power Automate allows organizations to configure Power Automate flows to automate tasks for Insider Risk Management cases and users. Roadmap ID: 83960
  • Microsoft Information Protection: AIP client and scanner data available in Audit and Activity explorer for Government customers – Azure Information Protection (AIP) customers can now access data in Microsoft 365 compliance center Audit logs and Activity explorer, in addition to the AIP Analytics portal. This means that all data logged via AIP client and AIP scanner can be witnessed along with the rest of the Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) data sets from native Office apps and other cloud resources.  Feature ID:89777

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – January 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 admin center: Advanced Deployment Guides with Self-Service Automation focusing on Compliance Administration – Updated step by step advanced setup wizards and automation to help tenant admins deploy services. Roadmap ID: 88833
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Endpoint discovery for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint in GCC-H – Endpoint Discovery and Network Device Assessment Jobs 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: 88539

Release – February 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Hold reports (US Government clouds) – Out-of-the-box reports that contain information about all legal holds associated with eDiscovery cases in the Microsoft 365 compliance center. Sort and filter your view based on various criteria and download the aggregated information for further analysis. Roadmap ID: 88831

Release – March 2022

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center | Advanced eDiscovery: Discover only the document version that has been shared – Many customers often consider shared documents or cloud attachments as a form of communication, and therefore are required to preserve and make that content discoverable. While end users benefit from quickly sharing files for visibility and collaboration, this practice has been challenging for eDiscovery and legal professionals. Feature ID:70718

Release – September 2022

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Granular conditional access policies via “Sensitivity Labels” for SharePoint Online sites for GCC -High and DoD – Admins will have the ability to use Azure AD conditional access policies to trigger multi-factor authentication (MFA), device and location policies on a specific SharePoint site collection based by simply attaching CA policies to a label. Roadmap ID: 85979
  •  Microsoft Information Protection: Granular conditional access policies via “Sensitivity Labels” for SharePoint Online sites – Admins will have the ability to use Azure AD conditional access policies to trigger multi-factor authentication (MFA), device and location policies on a specific SharePoint site collection based by simply attaching CA policies to a label. Roadmap ID: 82115

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