Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 25th April 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 (6)
  • Rolling out (5)
  • In development (14)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) for macOS – Currently available in public preview, Endpoint DLP for macOS extends the activity monitoring and protection capabilities of DLP to sensitive items that are on macOS devices. Once the Mac devices are onboarded into device management, the information about what 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:88927
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Endpoint DLP – Advanced classification scanning and protection – Advanced classification scanning and protection allows the Microsoft 365 cloud-based data classification service to scan items, classify them, and return the results to the endpoint device. This enables admins to include more advanced classification techniques, such as exact data match and named entities, into data loss prevention policies. Admins will also have the flexibility to set a per-device bandwidth limit for a 24-hour period to regulate bandwidth usage. Roadmap ID:88935
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Data loss prevention – Contextual policy conditions – Support to identify when a file is sensitive based upon the file type or extension. Extend your Endpoint DLP policy controls to detect and protect even more content types such as CAD drawing files, video and audio files, and custom file types used in your specific industry. Roadmap ID:88981
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Data loss prevention – Archived file support – Support the scanning for sensitive content in ZIP and ARJ archive files. Roadmap ID:88982
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Endpoint data loss prevention – Classification globalization support (CCJK) – Microsoft Endpoint DLP will support content authored using double-byte character sets (including Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese) in service workloads. Roadmap ID:93179

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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. This Roadmap Item has been updated to align with new and updated timeline. Roadmap ID:70555
  • Microsoft Information Protection: New named entities SITs and enhanced unified 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 DLP and auto-labeling, and cover important regulations, such as US HIPAA and EU GDPR. Roadmap ID:72221
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Differentiated protection for Priority accounts – We are introducing differentiated protection for Priority accounts, which will provide users tagged as Priority accounts with a higher level of protection. 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
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – May 2022

  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: ZAP (zero-hour auto purge) alert enhancements – We are enhancing the successful ZAP (zero-hour auto purge) alert and introducing a new ZAP failure alert.   Roadmap ID:93206
  • Microsoft Compliance center: Information Governance – Records management multi-stage disposition review (Government Clouds) – This update allows organizations to use a multi-stage disposition process, including multiple stakeholders and reviews before deleting the content. Roadmap ID:82110

Release – June 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Unauthorized disclosure classifier – The unauthorized disclosure classifier detects sharing of information containing content that is explicitly designated as confidential or internal to certain roles or individuals in an organization. Microsoft Purview 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:93257

Release – July 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 – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Leavers classifier – The leavers classifier detects messages that explicitly express intent to leave the organization, which is an early signal that may put the organization at risk of malicious or inadvertent data exfiltration upon departure. Microsoft Purview 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. Roadmap ID:93251
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Sexual harassment classifier – The sexual harassment classifier detects explicit instances of sexual harassment as may be outlined in your organization’s policies and code of conduct, such as sexual advances, sexual comments and sexual favors. Microsoft Purview 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. Roadmap ID:93252
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Corporate sabotage classifier – The sabotage classifier detects messages that explicitly mention acts to deliberately destroy, damage, or destruct corporate assets or property. Microsoft Purview 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. Roadmap ID:93253
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Gifts and entertainment classifier – The gifts and entertainment classifier detects messages that contain language around exchanging of gifts or entertainment in return for service, which may violate corporate policy. Microsoft Purview 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. Roadmap ID:93254
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Money laundering classifier – The money laundering classifier detects signs of money laundering or engagement in acts design to conceal or disguise the origin or destination of proceeds. This classifier expands Communication Compliance’s scope of intelligently detected patterns to regulated customers such as banking or financial services who have specific regulatory compliance obligations to detect for money laundering in their organization. Microsoft Purview 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. Roadmap ID:93255
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Stock manipulation classifier – The stock manipulation classifier detects signs of stock manipulation, such as recommendations to buy, sell, or hold stocks in order to manipulate the stock price. This classifier expands Communication Compliance’s scope of intelligently detected patterns to regulated customers such as banking or financial services who have specific regulatory compliance obligations to detect for stock manipulation in their organization. Microsoft Purview 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. Roadmap ID:93256
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Workplace collusion classifier – The workplace collusion classifier detects signs of employee collusion, such as price fixing, sharing of trade secrets, or coordinating buying strategies. This classifier expands Communication Compliance’s scope of intelligently detected patterns to regulated customers such as banking, healthcare, or energy who have specific regulatory compliance obligations to detect for collusion in their organization. Microsoft Purview 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.   Roadmap ID:93258
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Insider Risk Management – Integration with Communication Compliance – Enrich Insider Risk Management signals by integrating a Communication Compliance triggering event during policy configuration. Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management correlates various signals to identify potential malicious or inadvertent insider risks, such as IP theft, security and policy violations, and more. Roadmap ID:93259
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Recommended policy scope – Leverage policy scope insights to understand the aggregated volume of policy violations that are missed from users that are not currently scoped into the policy. Microsoft Purview 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. Roadmap ID:93260
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Analyze policy matches over Teams shared channels – Communication Compliance is integrated with Teams shared channels (cross-tenant channels), with the ability to detect policy matches, such as sharing of adult content, that are sent to or received from users outside the host team or tenancy. Microsoft Purview 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. Roadmap ID:93261
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Prioritize policy matches using Azure Cognitive Services sentiment analysis (U.S. Government clouds) – Leveraging Azure Cognitive Services sentiment analysis, messages will be flagged as positive, negative, or neutral sentiment, helping policy investigators prioritize riskier messages to address first. Microsoft Purview 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. Roadmap ID:93246
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Communication Compliance – Prioritize policy matches using Azure Cognitive Services sentiment analysis – Leveraging Azure Cognitive Services sentiment analysis, messages will be flagged as positive, negative, or neutral sentiment, helping policy investigators prioritize riskier messages to address first. 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. Roadmap ID:88918

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