Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 12th September 2022

Use the links below to switch between each product’s roadmap updates:

Microsoft Information Protection

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 (1)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (4)


  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Information Protection – Automatically turn on auto-labeling policy – Admins can configure their auto-labeling policies to be automatically turned on if there aren’t any changes to the policy within a set number of days from simulation completion. This configuration option will be available in the auto-labeling policy setup in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal and via cmdlet. Roadmap ID: 93330


  • Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | 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: 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 Defender for Office 365: Actions from the email entity page – We are adding the ability to take actions from the email entity page. You can take email purge actions, create submissions, tenant level block actions (block sender/domain/file/URLs), investigative actions from email entity page. Roadmap ID:93295


Release – October 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Limitless Tenant Allow/Block List – Today, customers can only create 500 block and 500 allow entries in sender, URL and file category in Tenant allow/block list. Going ahead, customers with MDO P2 or E5 security can create any number of allows and blocks in Tenant allow/block list for sender, URL and file category. Spoof in Tenant allow/block list will remain unaffected by this change and all SKUs will have 1024 entries for both allows and blocks. Roadmap ID: 98185
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Hourly option for notifications – We are adding a new hourly option to end user notifications, allowing users to be able to rely on prompt notification about quarantined items when appropriate. With this feature users can be rest assured that they will be updated frequently once new items lands on their quarantine folder. Roadmap ID:93304

Release – January 2023

  • 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

Release – February 2023

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | 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

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