Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 7th March 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 (7)
  • In development (12)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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: Email summary panel – We’re making it easier for security teams to see the full picture of emails. We launched a single, integrated view with the email entity page, and now we’re making it easier to see this information in multiple experiences. This feature release targets more consistency, and easier navigation, saving time and effort for the customers. Roadmap ID:82101
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Co-authoring on MIP-encrypted documents on Mobile – Multiple authors can edit labeled and protected documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint simultaneously, frictionless, and with auto-save, as if they were regular documents.   Roadmap ID:88512
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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. Roadmap ID:72222
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Records Management – Disable unlocking of records – Records Management admins can disable the ability for users to unlock a record tenant wide. Currently, items marked as a record in SharePoint can be unlocked for editing by end users. This is currently available in Preview.    Roadmap ID:85663
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information Governance – Configuration option to block the ability to edit metadata for records – This update allows records management admins to prevent users from editing metadata on items designated as records on SharePoint and OneDrive. This is currently available in Preview.   Roadmap ID:88510
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Hold reports – 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:88540
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Communication templates and issuing officer settings – Create communication templates and then simply select one to quickly draft your hold notifications. Add attorneys as issuing officers for your organization to send hold notifications on behalf of, without adding them as case members.   Roadmap ID:88813
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Enhanced import custodians wizard experience – The new import custodians wizard empowers eDiscovery managers to quickly validate and remediate any errors in their CSV file before submitting custodian import jobs.   Roadmap ID:88814
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance: Retention label deletion behavior change in SharePoint for Government clouds – 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:88820

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – March 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Compliance Manager – Alerts and notifications for score changes  – This feature will allow admins to set monitoring policies on top of Compliance Manager activities such as score change, improvement action assignment, and evidence upload. A successful policy match will generate an alert which will allow admins to further investigate.  Roadmap ID:88964
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft 365 data loss prevention on-premises scanner (US Government clouds) – Microsoft 365 DLP on-premises scanner relies on a full implementation of the Azure Information Protection (AIP) scanner to monitor, label, and protect sensitive items. It crawls on-premises data-at-rest in file shares and SharePoint document libraries and folders for sensitive items that, if leaked, would pose a risk to your organization, or pose a risk of compliance policy violation. This gives you the visibility and control you need to ensure that sensitive items are used and protected properly, and to help prevent risky behavior that might compromise them. The information about what the users are doing with sensitive items is made visible in Activity explorer and you can enforce protective actions on those items via DLP policies.  Roadmap ID:88960
  • 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

Release – April 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Compliance center: Records management multi-stage disposition review – This update allows organizations to use a multi-stage disposition process, including multiple stakeholders and reviews before deleting the content. Roadmap ID:82110
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Compliance Manager – Alerts and notifications for score changes (US Government clouds) – This feature will allow admins to set monitoring policies on top of Compliance Manager activities such as score change, improvement action assignment, and evidence upload. A successful policy match will generate an alert which will allow admins to further investigate.  Roadmap ID:88965
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Compliance Manager – Recommendation wizard for bulk assessment creation (US Government clouds) – Compliance Manager can indicate which assessments may be most relevant to your organization. When you provide basic information about your organization’s industry and locations, we’ll recommend which templates to use from our library of over 300 templates. Simply choose among the recommended templates for quick setup of multiple assessments all at once.  Roadmap ID:88966

Release – May 2022

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery: Support Teams reactions – Discover Teams reactions (heart, thumbs up, thumbs down, laugh, surprised, angry) in Advanced eDiscovery. Roadmap ID:65130

Release – June 2022

  • Microsoft Compliance Center: Expanded support to search and export items in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Recycle Bin in Advanced eDiscovery – Traditionally, when a site is on hold, the files in the Recycle Bin would be stored in the Preservation Hold library. In cases when a site is not on hold, there is no way to search or export items in the Recycle Bin. The eDiscovery and SharePoint Online teams are making architectural changes that will make the Recycle Bin (both first-stage and second-stage Recycle Bins) in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business searchable and exportable by eDiscovery Managers. That means organizations can search and export items in the Recycle Bin regardless of whether a site is on hold or not. Roadmap ID:67092

Release – July 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: New Credential SITs – The addition of new Credential Sensitive Information Types (SITs) will allow your company to detect individual credential patterns (access keys, tokens, general passwords, etc.). Additionally, we will be offering a SIT which bundles all individual credential types for more holistic detection.  Roadmap ID:88941
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management – Enhancements to Cumulative exfiltration anomaly detector (CEAD) – CEAD will include experience enhancements to make it easier to evaluate the risk as well as leverage priority content and document sensitivities to further prioritize alerts. 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:88908

Release – August 2022

  • Azure Active Directory: Customize SSPR, footer hyperlinks and favicon in Company Branding – Today, self-service password reset (SSPR) and footer hyperlinks direct end-users to Microsoft resources. Also, Microsoft logo is rendered in the browser tab. We’re introducing the ability to customize them and remove all references to Microsoft.   Roadmap ID:88928

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information Governance – Power Automate integration – Initiate a Power Automate workflow when the item reaches the end of its retention period. For example, execute a complex disposition approval process or move the file to an archive.   Roadmap ID:88816

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