Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 31st 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 (4)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (8)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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: Communication Compliance integration with Power Automate for GCC – Communication Compliance integration with Power Automate allows organizations to configure Power Automate flows to automate tasks for Communication Compliance cases and users. Roadmap ID: 85605
  • 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
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams for DoD – Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities in Microsoft 365 government clouds will be extended to include Microsoft Teams chat and channel messages, including private channel messages. Roadmap ID: 80375

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – February 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Teams data in Content explorer (US Government clouds) – 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: 88840
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Automated testing and documentation of scored actions in Compliance Manager – Automated testing and documentation of scored actions in Compliance Manager with the ability to view or download evidence for an automatically scored action. Feature ID:72222

Release – March 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Differentiated protection for Priority accounts – As part of this release, we are introducing a Context filter within Threat Explorer and the Threat Protection Status report through which you can search for emails where Priority account protection is involved. In addition, the Threat Detection Details tab on the Email Entity page will be updated to show the threats, corresponding detection details, and whether these detections were identified as part of Priority account protection. Roadmap ID: 88873
  • 🆕 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Updates to URL Protection Report – We’re making some updates to the URL protection report to make the report easier to use and give admins more insight. The action view will be updated to include four new action types, including Admin allowed, Admin block, pending scan, and Admin blocked with clickthrough. We’re also consolidating the application view to classify all Office apps (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Visio) as Office rather than individual products. Roadmap ID: 88880

Release – April 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Collections and processing enhancement – We’re enhancing the Advanced eDiscovery Collections and Processing experience with three core updates, including updates to embedded items handling, a new collection setting to include partially indexed items, and additional document metadata for SharePoint content. Roadmap ID: 88881

Release – May 2022

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Named entities sensitive information types (SITs) and 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 Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and auto-labeling, and cover important regulations, such as US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Roadmap ID: 82116

Release – June 2022

  • 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
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Auto labeling (for files at rest in SharePoint Online) can now label PDF files – This feature enables you to label PDF files at rest via the auto-labeling engine as you would Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. Roadmap ID: 85618

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