Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 15th May 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 (23)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Additional classifier language support – To expand the ability to detect policy violations in communications beyond English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese, Communication Compliance built-in classifiers (threat, harassment, and profanity) now support these additional four languages: Arabic, Dutch, Korean, and Chinese Traditional. 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:88995
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: End User Quarantine Notification for High confidence phish mail – We will begin supporting high confidence phish mails in user quarantine notification. Previously, High confidence phished mails were only supported in the quarantine portal for users. with this new capability, we will also trigger quarantine notification for high confidence phish items as well. Roadmap ID:93198
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Quarantine support for shared mailboxes – Users who have been granted delegate access to shared mailbox either through direct access or security group access will be able to triage the quarantine folder items of those mailboxes. This makes managing the quarantine for shared mailboxes easier for users.  Roadmap ID:88931
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Localization of end user spam notifications – We’re making it easier to send end user spam notifications to users in multiple languages. Instead of Admins choosing the specific language for quarantine notifications, spam notifications will be sent by default in the language assigned to the user’s mailbox. Roadmap ID:85562

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – May 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | Auditing and Analytics in Outlook for iOS, Android, and Mac (DoD) – Outlook for iOS, Android, and Mac will send user label activity data to the Audit Log and Activity Explorer (depending on licensing configuration) for admins to search and review. Roadmap ID:93282
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | 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. 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:88916

Release – June 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Priority Account Protection for Government clouds – We’re extending Priority Account Protection to cover customers in government clouds. With Priority Account Protection in Defender for Office 365, security teams can now prioritize focus on critical individuals within the organization, offer them differentiated protection and thwart costly breaches in the process. These Priority account tags and filters will surface throughout the product, including in alerts, Threat Explorer, Campaign Views, and reports. Roadmap ID:93291
  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | Exact Data Match to support eDiscovery search queries – Organizations will be able to include Exact Data Match (EDM) Sensitive Information Types (SITs) when searching for sensitive data using the eDiscovery search tools. Roadmap ID:93286
  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | Exact Data Match to support Insider Risk Management – Organizations will be able to configure new or existing Insider Risk Management policies using Exact Data Match Sensitive Information Types, enabling more assertive control in specifying policies to identify risk indicators. 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:93287
  • 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
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Insider Risk Management – General Security Policy Violations – Detects general security violations by users. Includes activity generated by Microsoft Defender for Endpoint alerts, which detect possible security violations performed on devices onboarded to your organization. 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:83961
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Insider Risk Management – Security policy violations by priority users – Detects security violations by users included in a priority user group. Includes activity generated by Microsoft Defender for Endpoint alerts, which detect possible security violations performed on devices on devices onboarded to your organization. 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:83962
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Insider Risk Management – Security policy violations by departing users – Detects security violations by departing users near their resignation or termination date. Includes activity generated by Microsoft Defender for Endpoint alerts, which detect possible security violations performed on devices onboarded to your organization. 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:83963

Release – July 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Data Loss Prevention – Document Fingerprinting support for additional workloads – Document Fingerprinting in Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention (DLP) converts a standard form into a sensitive information type (SIT), which you can use in the rules of your DLP policies. This update extends support for Fingerprint-based SITs to additional workloads, including SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, and Endpoint and enables admins to adjust threshold while creating Fingerprint SITs.   Roadmap ID:93280
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | 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. 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:88872
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Data Lifecycle Management – Apply retention label action at end of retention period – When an item reaches the end of its retention period a new label can be automatically applied. This feature is useful for multi-stage retention when there are different retention settings in each phase of a file’s lifecycle. Roadmap ID:88827

Release – August 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Priva for U.S. Government clouds  – Microsoft Priva will be generally available to GCC, GCC High, and DoD customers. Currently, Microsoft Priva provides two products: Priva Privacy Risk Management helps organizations build a privacy-resilient workplace by identifying personal data and critical privacy risks around it, automating risk mitigation to prevent privacy incidents, and empowering employees to make smart data handling decisions. Priva Subject Rights Requests helps organizations manage requests at scale with the ability to automate data discovery and conflict detection, collaborate in a secure and efficient way, review and redact files in their native views, and integrate with in-house or partner-built privacy solutions. Roadmap ID:93263
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | New cmdlet for exporting Activity Explorer logs – Export feature of Activity Explorer has limitation of 10,000 rows. Our new feature will allow users to use cmdlet and export all the rows for all the data up to 30 days. Roadmap ID:93281

Release – September 2022

  • 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 Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | Configure display colors for sensitivity labels – This feature will simplify the policy management experience by enabling administrators to set a label color in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal for their sensitivity labels. Once applied, labels will display this coloring within first-party and third-party applications that support reading the color property, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Win32 native apps), or Power BI to name a few. Roadmap ID:93217
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | AIP client and scanner data surfaced in Content explorer – All files detected by the AIP_Onprem_scanner via the ‘Discover’ event will be showcased in the Content explorer under two new on-premises locations: File Share and SharePoint Server.  Roadmap ID:88529
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | API to set label on files in SharePoint online in bulk – This is a “set-label” API that third parties and ISVs can use to labels many files across SharePoint via scripting or programmatic manner. Roadmap ID:85620
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | Application of a “default label” to an unlabeled file uploaded to a SharePoint Online document library – With this update, all newly uploaded documents to a document library can “inherit” the configured label for the document library (if not already labeled). Roadmap ID:85621
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Insider Risk Management – Data leaks by disgruntled users – Detects data leaks by users near a stressor event. 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:83959
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Insider Risk Management – Security policy violations by disgruntled users – Detects security violations by users near a stressor event. Includes activity generated by Microsoft Defender for Endpoint alerts, which detect possible security violations performed on devices on devices onboarded to your organization. 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:83964
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Insider Risk Management – Increased set of first-party indicators – Insider Risk Management will now recognize an increase set of first party indicators, including Endpoint (Windows 10), Microsoft Teams, Azure Active Directory, SharePoint Online, and Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps. 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:83966

Release – November 2022

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance detects 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. 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:88996

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