Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 24th 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 (2)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (7)


  • Microsoft Compliance center: Compliance capabilities for card content generated through apps in Teams messages – We are extending Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities to content generated through Teams apps. Roadmap ID: 68875
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: MTD for iOS (Preview) – Microsoft for Endpoint on iOS will offer phishing protection, blocking of unsafe connections, and the ability to create custom indicators. Roadmap ID: 68857




Release – February 2022

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance – Adaptive retention policies – 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 UK’s human resources team by leveraging the adaptive policy scope. Feature ID:70578
  • 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 Information Protection: Apply default label policies to existing documents being edited (Preview) – Users with default labeling policies will now support applying that default to any supported document they edit. Previously this only applied to new documents. Feature ID:88515

Release – March 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Communication Compliance detect customer complaints – Detect customer complaints made on your organization’s products or services with Communication Compliance’s new machine learning classifier, customer complaints. This new feature can help organizations meet regulations that mandate detection and triage of complaints, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Food and Drug Administrator requirements. Roadmap ID: 88872

Release – June 2022

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Maintain label and protection when creating PDF files from Office apps – Labels and protection applied on Office documents will be persisted to the output file when converting to PDF in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on PC, Mac, Web. Roadmap ID: 88516
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Updated user experience for picking and seeing sensitivity labels in Office apps – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps provide a highly visible sensitivity label and easy-to-use interface for choosing labels. Includes label color defined in compliance portal. Roadmap ID: 88517

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