Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 25th July 2022

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Microsoft Information Protection

Updates listed under this heading combines the following products: Azure Information Protection, Microsoft compliance center, Information Protection, Microsoft Defender, Microsoft Intune, Security & Compliance center and Cloud App Security:

  • Launched (2)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (20)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) – 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
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Data Lifecycle Management – 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | Advanced Message Encryption – Office 365 Message Encryption portal access logs – This feature will enable logging of external user activities accessing the Office 365 Message Encryption Portal to retrieve encrypted mail. The logs can be retrieved using the Audit Logs functionality in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal. Roadmap ID:88914
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Password protected download of quarantined messages – With this change we are giving the ability to password protects items they download from quarantine. We want users to be confident that the items they are downloading to their systems will not execute involuntarily without their consent, and this capability will allow them to safely transport the items to external analysis tools. Roadmap ID:93305

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – July 2022#

  • 🆕 Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Purview Information Protection- Downgrade justification dialog warns users to avoid adding sensitive information in the plaintext justification – A reminder was added to the “Others” option of the label removal justification dialog to remind users not to enter sensitive information in the justification they provide.  Roadmap ID:93412
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center | Microsoft Purview: Insider Risk Management – Policy wizard enhancements – Updates are being made to the Insider Risk Management policy wizard. We are splitting our Indicators step of the wizard into two steps (step 1- indicators, step 2- sequence detection, cumulative exfiltration detection, and risk score boosters) to enable an easier experience. 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:93356

Release – August 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

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Data Lifecycle Management – Optimized behavior of deleted files with multiple versions in SharePoint (U.S. Government clouds)  – 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:93420
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) – Support for Graph Connectors content – Microsoft 365 admins can now connect third-party applications into their environments via Graph Connectors. With this update this content will now be available for eDiscovery workflows including collections, review, and export. Roadmap ID:93414

Release – October 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Redirecting users to Microsoft 365 Defender (GCC, GCC High, DoD) – We will begin automatically redirecting users in government cloud environments accessing the security-related capabilities in the Office 365 Security and Compliance center to Microsoft 365 Defender. These include capabilities in the Threat Management section, Alerts, Threat Management dashboard and Reports. Items in the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center that are not related to security are not redirected to Microsoft 365 Defender. Customers are able to turn off automatic redirection.   Roadmap ID:93418
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Endpoint DLP – Restrict egress activities when accessing sensitive websites in Microsoft Edge  – This capability allows restricting common egress activities as users navigate protected sites or access sensitive content via Microsoft Edge. With this new capability, organizations will be able to designate groups of protected sites and apply different restrictions; and monitor or restrict common egress activities when users visit protected sites with audit, block, and block override controls. Roadmap ID:93415
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Data Lifecycle Management – Adaptive retention policies  – This update allows admins to create retention policies scoped to geography, department, or other user or site attribute. For example, admins can create a policy specifically for users in the UK’s human resources team by leveraging the adaptive policy scope. Roadmap ID:93329
  • 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
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Gain context around ML model policy matches (US Government clouds) – Make more informed remediation actions with machine learning (ML) model highlighting. This feature gives investigators greater context around which word or key phrase triggered an ML model policy match and caused a classifier to catch a message. 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:93196
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Gain context around ML model policy matches – Make more informed remediation actions with machine learning (ML) model highlighting. This feature gives investigators greater context around which word or key phrase triggered an ML model policy match and caused a classifier to catch a message. 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:88917
  • 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

Release – November 2022

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Data Lifecycle Management – 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

Release – January 2023

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Insider Risk Management – Enhancements to Security Policy Violation template – Leverage risky browsing activity on known hacking, malware, keylogger, and other risky websites to identify security policy violations by insiders. 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:82144
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center | Microsoft Purview: Insider Risk Management – Quick Policies  – Get started quickly with Insider Risk Management Quick Policies. We are further enhancing our onboarding experience with an easy one-step to policy creation: from the analytics insights or the “Create your first policy” Recommended Actions task, administrators can now easily create a policy with just a couple clicks. 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:93357

Release – March 2023

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Reduce detection to investigation time from 24 hours to 1 hour (U.S. Government clouds) – This feature will reduce the detection to investigation time to under an hour, allowing your organization to respond promptly to policy violations. The alert will be reviewed by a policy investigator, who is explicitly granted permission to review policy alerts by the Communication Compliance admin role. 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:93324
  • 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: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Reduce detection to investigation time from 24 hours to 1 hour – This feature will reduce the detection to investigation time to under an hour, allowing your organization to respond promptly to policy violations. The alert will be reviewed by a policy investigator, who is explicitly granted permission to review policy alerts by the Communication Compliance admin role. 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:88915
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | 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. 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:88918
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Accelerate onboarding with step-by-step guidance – This feature will provide step-by-step guidance on how to properly configure, triage, and remediate policies, highlighting tasks that are heavily leveraged by a user’s role group. 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:88919

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