Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 28th 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 (3)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (20)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Activity explorer user experience improvements – We’re improving the user experience of the Activity explorer in the Microsoft 365 compliance center. New functionality includes a refresh button to allow refreshing the data without reloading the page, and a new option for “Sensitive info type” added to the list of customizable columns.   Roadmap ID:88933
  • 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 Defender for Office 365: Investigations triggered by manual actions – In order to provide the most accurate information in the Action center, we’re making a change that creates an investigation when manual actions are taken by admins. As we converge to the security.microsoft.com portal, this will ensure that all actions are shown in the converged action center. Roadmap ID:70555

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Apply default label policies to existing documents being edited (WXP on Web; Word and PowerPoint on PC/Mac) – Users with default labeling policies will now support applying that default to any supported document they edit. Previously this only applied to new documents. This update applies to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (WXP) on the Web, and Word and PowerPoint on PC and Mac. The preview is available in Current Channel-Preview.   Roadmap ID:88515
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – April 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: In Insider Risk Management – Enhanced support for domains – Insider Risk Management now support enhanced classification of unallowed, allowed, and third-party domains leveraging wildcards. This helps improve classification of detections. 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 help ensure user-level privacy. Roadmap ID:88997
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider Risk Management – Triage and investigation improvements  – Enhancements including historical insights for Exchange Online, and ingestion of triggering events into Activity explorer. 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 help ensure user-level privacy. Roadmap ID:89002
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance – Empower end users to report inappropriate messages in Teams – Microsoft Teams users are empowered to report inappropriate or concerning messages within Teams chat and channels. These reported messages are then submitted to a Communication Compliance policy for investigators to review and take action if deemed necessary. Communication Compliance helps organizations detect explicit code of conduct and regulatory compliance violations, such as harassing or threatening language, sharing of adult content, and inappropriate sharing of sensitive information. Built with privacy by design, usernames are pseudonymized by default, role-based access controls are built in, investigators are explicitly opted in by an admin, and audit logs are in place to help ensure user-level privacy.    Roadmap ID:88916

Release – May 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Mail latency report – we are making some enhancements to the existing Mail latency report in Defender for Office 365. The chart and filter options will be updated for more clarity.  Roadmap ID:93213
  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: SIT Feedback Loop for Content explorer and DLP alerts – Admins can provide feedback for sensitive information type (SIT) False Positives via Content explorer and DLP Alerts. This feedback can be provided in a compliant manner and users can see a summary view of the feedback in the SIT overview page. The feedback will be used to make systematic fixes to SITs for improved accuracy.  Roadmap ID:93210
  • 🆕 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Alert policies – we are enhancing the existing Microsoft Defender for Office 365 alert policy (A potentially malicious URL click was detected).  Roadmap ID:93211
  • 🆕 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Anti-malware policy notifications – The anti-malware policy can be configured with recipient and sender notifications when a message is quarantined. We are redesigning this notifications option and delivery.  Roadmap ID:93212
  • 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
  • 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 – July 2022

  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery: Release of Graph APIs – Script common eDiscovery actions using the Microsoft Graph REST APIs.  APIs include, but are not limited to: Case, Custodian, Search, Review Set and Export management.  The graph APIs will first be released to the Microsoft Graph beta endpoints, and then ultimately to production in the More Information link below.  APIs will show up in preview as they are completed and available in production after most common scenarios are completed. Roadmap ID:63068

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: Apply default label policies to existing documents being edited (Excel on PC/Mac) – Users with default labeling policies will support applying that default to any supported document they edit. Previously this only applied to new documents. This update applies to Excel on PC and Mac.   Roadmap ID:93209
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance -Message details report – 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, this feature can help organizations fulfill regulatory compliance obligations and better track the status and progress for unresolved policy violations. Roadmap ID:93197
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance – Day Zero insights – Recommended policy actions – Communication Compliance Recommended policy actions helps organizations discover trends that they may not be aware of, like harassment, threats or sharing of sensitive information. Insights for sensitive information types are surfaced automatically through the existing Compliance center data classification service while insights for machine learning classifiers require an organization to have already configured a policy in Communication Compliance. Insights for both sensitive information types and machine learning classifiers are designed to help organizations holistically set up parameters for internal governance by identifying potential areas of risk and determining the type and scope of communication policies to be configured. Recommended policy actions displays the aggregate number of matches per classification type, with none of the insights containing any personally identifiable information. Roadmap ID:93195

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