Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 19th September 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 (6)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (12)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) – Collections and processing enhancement (US Government clouds) – Enhancements to the eDiscovery (Premium) 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:88923
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) – Case limit enhancements (US Government clouds) – eDiscovery (Premium) is expanding the limits for collection size, review set volume, and export. The limits expansion increases the collection size from 300GB currently to 1TB and expands the review set capacity as well to accommodate large case volumes. Export limits will be increased to 5M documents or 500GB, whichever is smaller. This update will help ensure organizations are able to manage their eDiscovery process across very large data sets effectively with eDiscovery (Premium).Roadmap ID:85631
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) – Collection of Teams conversation as transcript (US Government clouds) – eDiscovery managers will soon have the flexibility to collect Teams messages as transcript items. Transcripts will aggregate and thread messages in the same Teams conversations into a single HTML file that is available for review and export. Customers will continue to have the ability to collect Teams messages as individual items as offered today.  Roadmap ID:88896
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Communication templates and issuing officer settings – Create communication templates and then simply select one to quickly draft your hold notifications. Add attorneys as issuing officers for your organization to send hold notifications on behalf of, without adding them as case members.   Roadmap ID:88813
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Enhanced import custodians wizard experience – The new import custodians wizard empowers eDiscovery managers to quickly validate and remediate any errors in their CSV file before submitting custodian import jobs.   Roadmap ID:88814
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Hold optimizations – This update provides various service optimizations for Advanced eDiscovery, including hold reliability and limits increase. Roadmap ID: 70586

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Purview | Information Protection: Exact Data Match to support 10 primary (searchable or indexed) fields – Organizations will be able to configure Exact Data Match (EDM) Sensitive Information Types (SITs) to include up to 10 primary fields (current limit is 5), providing customers more flexibility in configuring EDM. Roadmap ID:98094

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview | Information Protection Maintain label and protection when creating PDF files from Office apps (U.S. government clouds) – Labels and protection applied on Office documents will be persisted to the output file when converting to PDF in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on PC. Roadmap ID:98194
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) – Support Teams reactions (US Government clouds) – Discover Teams reactions (heart, thumbs up, thumbs down, laugh, surprised, angry) in eDiscovery (Premium). Roadmap ID:88922

Release – October 2022

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Endpoint DLP – Detect sensitive files that are encrypted, or password protected – With this capability, your Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies will be able to detect the presence of, and prevent password protected Microsoft Office, PDF, and archive files on Windows endpoint devices from unauthorized use.  Roadmap ID:93416
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Insider Risk Management – User activity reports – Privacy-enabled security and compliance user activity reports allow Insider Risk Management admins with the appropriate permissions to examine risky user actions that may lead to a potential data security incident, such as an employee attempting to download confidential files to a personal device, for specific users across a defined time period without having to assign them to an Insider Risk Management policy. Roadmap ID:88491

Release – November 2022

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery Premium – Collections progress, statistics, and workflow enhancements (GCC, GCC-High) – Now eDiscovery admins can understand the progress of Collections, statistics on what content contributed to changes between estimated items with hits and actual collected items, as well as commit the collection directly from the estimate without navigating through the entire collection wizard.  Roadmap ID:93381

Release – February 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview | Information Protection: Auto labeling (for files at rest in SharePoint Online) can now label PDF files – This feature enables you to label PDF files at rest via the auto-labeling engine as you would Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. Roadmap ID:85618

Release – March 2023

  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance Corporate sabotageclassifier – Detects messages that may mention acts to damage or destroy corporate assets or property. This classifier can help customers manage regulatory compliance obligations such as NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection standards or state by state regulations like Chapter 9.05 RCW in Washington state. Roadmap ID:93253
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance Gifts and entertainment classifier – Detects messages that may suggest exchanging gifts or entertainment in return for service, which violates regulations related to bribery. This classifier can help customers manage regulatory compliance obligations such as  Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, and FINRA Rule 2320. Roadmap ID:93254
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance Money laundering classifier – Detects signs that may suggest money laundering or engagement in acts to conceal or disguise the origin or destination of proceeds. This classifier can help customers manage regulatory compliance obligations such as the Bank Secrecy Act, the USA Patriot Act, FINRA Rule 3310 and Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020.   Roadmap ID:93255
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance Stock manipulation classifier – Detects signs of possible stock manipulation, such as recommendations to buy, sell, or hold stocks that may suggest an attempt to manipulate the stock price. This classifier can help customers manage regulatory compliance obligations such as the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, FINRA Rule 2372, and FINRA Rule 5270. Roadmap ID:93256
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance Unauthorized disclosure classifier – Detects sharing of information containing content that is explicitly designated as confidential or internal to unauthorized individuals. This classifier can help customers manage regulatory compliance obligations such as FINRA Rule 2010 and SEC Rule 10b-5. Roadmap ID:93257
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance Regulatory collusion classifier – Detects messages that may violate regulatory anti-collusion requirements such as an attempted concealment of sensitive information. This classifier can help customers manage regulatory compliance obligations such as the Sherman Antitrust Act, Securities Exchange Act 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Federal Commission Act, and Robinson-Patman Act.   Roadmap ID:93258

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