Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 28th 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 (2)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (8)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance – Review activity summary – This new Communication Compliance report provides a comprehensive summary of all activities and actions that have occurred against a policy, such as date sent, date flagged, reviewed by, message reconciliation, etc. By providing visibility into policy review activity, organizations will be able to easily fulfill regulatory compliance obligations and can better track the status and progress for unresolved policy violations. Roadmap ID: 85652
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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: Configure Teams DLP policies to automatically protect files shared in Teams messages – New and existing Teams DLP policies can be configured to automatically protect files shared in Teams private chats and channel messages. Roadmap ID: 85667
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Streamlining the submissions experience in Microsoft Defender for Office 365 – We are updating the submissions experience to allow you to submit emails, URLs, and email attachments from one easy to use location. Roadmap ID: 88929

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – March 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: Auditing and Analytics in Outlook for iOS, Android, and Mac (GCC, GCC-H)  – Outlook for iOS, Android, and Mac will send user label activity data to the Audit Log and Activity Explorer for admins to search and review. Roadmap ID:88978
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Out-of-the-box assessments for non-Microsoft 365 assets (US Government clouds) – Introducing pre-configured templates that extend Compliance Manager capabilities beyond Microsoft 365 assets. Roadmap ID:88969
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Data purge capabilities for Microsoft Teams content – Extend data purge functionality to Microsoft Teams content to facilitate purge of sensitive or misplaced data. Roadmap ID:82125

Release – May 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Data purge capabilities for Microsoft Teams content (US Government clouds) – Extend data purge functionality to Microsoft Teams content to facilitate purge of sensitive or misplaced data. Roadmap ID:88975

Release – June 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
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery: Case limit enhancements (Government clouds) – Advanced eDiscovery is expanding the limits for collection size, review set volume, and export. The limits expansion increases the collection size from 300GB currently to 1TB and expands the review set capacity as well to accommodate large case volumes. Export limits will be increased to 5M documents or 500GB, whichever is smaller. This update will help ensure organizations are able to manage their eDiscovery process across very large data sets effectively with Advanced eDiscovery. Roadmap ID:85631

Release – July 2022

  • 🆕 Azure Active Directory: CloudKnox Permissions Management enters Public Preview – CloudKnox Permissions Management is a cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) solution that provides comprehensive visibility into permissions assigned to all identities like over-privileged workload and user identities, actions, and resources across multi-cloud infrastructures in Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).  CloudKnox Permissions Management detects, automatically right-sizes, and continuously monitors unused and excessive permissions.  Roadmap ID:92470

Release – August 2022

  • Microsoft Compliance center: Information Governance: Optimized behavior of deleted files with multiple versions in SharePoint – SharePoint Online items with multiple versions and a retention label now move to the Preservation Hold Library as a single file containing all versions when deleted. Roadmap ID:82062

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