Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 7th February 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 (0)
  • In development (16)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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
  • 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:88826
  • Microsoft Compliance center: Information Governance: Retention label deletion behavior change in SharePoint – Improved consistency of user experience between OneDrive and SharePoint, allowing users to “delete” files labeled with a retention label configured to “retain items for a specific period” as this operation is no longer blocked with an error message. When deleted, these files will still be preserved for compliance purposes by moving a copy of them to the “Preservation Hold Library” of the site where they can be accessed by eDiscovery and other compliance solutions. Roadmap ID:82063
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Changes in display of hierarchical sensitivity labels for Microsoft Teams – For hierarchical sensitivity labels, channel headers will only display the parent label instead of showing the child label. For example, for a sensitivity label such as Confidential\Finance, Teams will only show “Confidential” in the channel header. Roadmap ID:70566

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – March 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Collection of Teams conversation as transcript (US gov clouds) – eDiscovery managers will soon have the flexibility to collect Teams messages as transcript items. Transcripts will aggregate and thread messages in the same Teams conversations into a single HTML file that is available for review and export. Customers will continue to have the ability to collect Teams messages as individual items as offered today.   Roadmap ID:88896

Release – April 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Exact Data Match updated UI wizard – An updated Exact Data Match (EDM) UI wizard will replace the current wizard in the Microsoft 365 compliance center, offering both an improved manual configuration as well as a new guided experience.   Roadmap ID:88895

Release – May 2022

Release – June 2022

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information Governance – Allow record label to start “unlocked” for manual records declaration – Organizations sometimes need the ability to declare a file as a record after a period of collaboration. This update allows records managers to apply a record label to content but allow collaboration. Users can then toggle a switch when ready to lock the file and prevent edits.   Roadmap ID:88509

Release – July 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Noisy signal management – File path exclusions – Define specific file paths to manage user activity signals that may be considered noisy. 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. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to ensure user-level privacy.  Roadmap ID:88903
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Enhancements to Recommended Actions – Enhancements include ability to turn on email notification for key events as well as additional suggestions to maximize value. 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. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to ensure user-level privacy.   Roadmap ID:88897
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Enhancements to Analytics – Enhancements to Analytics including ability to leverage Analytics to recommend thresholds for data leak and departing employee data theft policies and inclusions of Sequence detection within Analytics. 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. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to ensure user-level privacy.  Roadmap ID:88898
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Alert triage improvements – Various experience improvements based on feedback to accelerate time-to-action including ability to further drill into Sequences within Activity Explorer, new filtering capability as well as enhanced User Activity Timeline view which includes a richer alert history. 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. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to ensure user-level privacy.  Roadmap ID:88899
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) ML Classifier support – Leverage trainable classifiers from Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) to recognize various content types specific to your organization. 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. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to ensure user-level privacy.  Roadmap ID:88900
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Enhancement to Insider risk audit logs – Additional audit of events included in the Insider risk audit logs including activities within Content Explorer, Activity Explorer, and User Timeline. 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. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to ensure user-level privacy.  Roadmap ID:88901
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Anomaly-as-a-Policy-Trigger – Customize a policy to trigger on an anomalous activity (e.g., anomalous quantity of sensitive document downloads). 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. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to ensure user-level privacy.  Roadmap ID:88902
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance – Auto-labeling of cloud attachments – This update enables organizations to automatically apply retention labels to the version of files shared as cloud attachments, which are live links of SharePoint or OneDrive content that can be shared via emails or Teams messages. Roadmap ID:70580
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Enhancements to Security Policy Violation template – Leverage risky browsing activity on known hacking, malware, keylogger, and other risky websites to identify security policy violations by insiders. 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. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to ensure user-level privacy.  Roadmap ID:82144
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Enhancements to Sequence detector – Sequence detector will include new Sequences that start with activity on the device, as well as additional obfuscation and exfiltration coverage. 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. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to ensure user-level privacy.  Roadmap ID:82145
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Updates to the common attachment filter in the anti-malware policy – We are enhancing the common attachments filter (Anti-malware policy) to expand list of available file types and also manage custom file types in the portal.  Roadmap ID:85611

Release – August 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Noisy signal management – Site URL and keyword exclusions – Define specific site URLs and keywords to manage user activity signals that may be considered noisy. 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. Built with privacy by design, users are pseudonymized by default, and role-based access controls and audit logs are in place to ensure user-level privacy.  Roadmap ID:88904

Release – September 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

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