Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 1st August 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 (2)
  • In development (19)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Ability to duplicate Data loss prevention (DLP) policies – Data Loss Prevention (DLP) administrators will be able to clone and edit existing policies seamlessly. Roadmap ID: 93312
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) – Jobs limit update – We’ve revised the scope of this jobs queue feature update to focus on jobs limit. The eDiscovery (Standard and Premium) jobs limit will be updated to provide users with better clarity on operational limit across the tenant. With simplified fewer jobs related limit, users will have better flexibility in managing these limits and how they are shared among different job types across the eDiscovery workflow. Roadmap ID: 85583
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – August 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Endpoint DLP – Restrict copying sensitive files to remote desktop (RDP) sessions (U.S. Government clouds) – With this update, you will be able to create Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention policies to regulate the sharing of sensitive data over an RDP session. DLP controls for RDP include support for deploying DLP policies in Audit mode, Block with Override mode, and Block mode. Roadmap ID:93428
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Data Lifecycle Management – Classic EAC features migrating to Microsoft Purview compliance portal – Information governance features currently available in the Classic Exchange admin center (Classic EAC) – including Retention policies, Retention tags, and Journal rules – are moving to the Microsoft Purview compliance portal and will be available as part of the Data Lifecycle Management solution. Roadmap ID:93284
  • 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 Defender for Office 365: Expansion for URL Click Alert policy – We are expanding coverage of the malicious URL click alert. The alert will now include any clicks in the past 48 hours (for emails) from the time the malicious URL verdict is identified. Roadmap ID:93300

Release – September 2022

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | DLP incident management in Microsoft Defender portal – This feature provides a singular view for incident management across solutions by making the Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention incidents available in the unified incidents queue in the Microsoft Defender portal. In addition, customers can also leverage the M365 Defender connector in Microsoft Sentinel to import all DLP incidents into Sentinel to extend correlation, detection, and investigation across additional Microsoft and non-Microsoft data sources and extend automated orchestration flows using Sentinels native SOAR capabilities. Roadmap ID:93322

Release – October 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) for macOS (U.S. Government clouds) – 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:93277
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Default classification for content matching trainable classifiers (U.S. Government clouds) – In the Microsoft Purview compliance center, admins can view items that match trainable classifiers in Content explorer without first needing to create a policy. Roadmap ID:93266
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Day Zero insights – Recommended policy actions – Recommended policy actions help 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 portal 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
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Analyze linked content from OneDrive and SharePoint online (modern attachments) – Communication Compliance policies that detect violations in Microsoft Teams will analyze the content of documents shared in chat for potential policy match. 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:88845
  • 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

Release – December 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Data Loss Prevention – Deep link to Content Viewer from DLP alert (U.S. Government clouds) – This feature allows admins to easily open Content Viewer and view the content of the document that has triggered a DLP alert. Admins can pass the event ID and the creation time of the DLP rule match alert to the deep link to open and view the related document in the Content Viewer. Roadmap ID:93426
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | PDF files encrypted with sensitivity label can be searched and eDiscovered – With this update, PDF files with sensitivity label (and encryption) can be reasoned over in SharePoint Online, searched, or eDiscovered. Additionally, labels can be applied to the existing PDF files hosted in SharePoint. Roadmap ID:85617

Release – March 2023

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | 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 Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | PDF files encrypted with sensitivity label can be searched and eDiscovered (US Government clouds) – With this update, PDF files with sensitivity label (and encryption) can be reasoned over in SharePoint Online, searched, or eDiscovered. Additionally, labels can be applied to the existing PDF files hosted in SharePoint. Roadmap ID:93203
  • 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. Roadmap ID:93196
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Integration with Power Automate for GCC – Communication Compliance integration with Power Automate allows organizations to configure Power Automate flows to automate tasks for Communication Compliance cases and users. Currently available in public preview. Roadmap ID:88847
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Integration with Power Automate – Currently in public preview, Communication Compliance integration with Power Automate allows organizations to configure Power Automate flows to automate tasks for Communication Compliance cases and users. Roadmap ID:85604
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Integration with Power Automate for GCC High and DoD – Communication Compliance integration with Power Automate allows organizations to configure Power Automate flows to automate tasks for Communication Compliance cases and users. Roadmap ID:85606
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance analyze linked content from OneDrive and SharePoint online (US Government clouds) – Communication Compliance policies that detect violations in Microsoft Teams will now analyze the content of documents shared in chat for potential policy match. Roadmap ID:85587

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