Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 24th October 2022

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SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
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 (5)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (7)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Data loss prevention (DLP) support for trainable classifiers – Trainable classifiers can be added as a condition for data loss prevention (DLP) policies, and enhanced templates and default policies will leverage trainable classifiers. Additionally, classifier-related information and alerts will appear within Activity explorer. Roadmap ID:88937
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Analyze policy matches over Teams shared channels – Communication Compliance is integrated with Teams shared channels (cross-tenant channels), with the ability to detect policy matches, such as sharing of adult content, that are sent to or received from users outside the host team or tenancy. 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:93261
  • 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 Defender for Office 365: Tenant blocks via admin submission – Security teams can now block sender email addresses, domains, URLs and email attachments while making admin submission for email, URL and file attachment respectively. Roadmap ID:98920
  •  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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) Review set usability enhancements – This update includes various UX and workflow enhancements for Review set for document list viewer and the document viewer, including search and filtering capabilities for the metadata, cleaner metadata list value formatting, and row number indicator. Roadmap ID: 99945

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – November 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium): Review set – Add notes, Pin metadata, and usability enhancements – Enhancements to eDiscovery review set experience, such as support for adding notes to review set, pin metadata, pagination. Roadmap ID: 101508

Release – December 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview | Information Protection: Configure labels independently on files and emails – Admins can scope labels to apply to email or files independently. Configure label policy in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal to be applicable to emails only, files only, or both. Roadmap ID: 100711
  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview | Information Protection: Exact Data Match to support up to 500 EDM evaluations – Organizations will be able to configure policies for solutions where EDM is supported, such as Data Loss Prevention, with Min and Max unique instance counts up to 500, aligning instance count supported with other Sensitive Information Types, such as U.S. Social Security Number (SSN). Note that there is no change for the support of the value Any, which remains an option for Max instance count. Roadmap ID: 100712

Release – March 2023

  • Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance Prioritize analysis of policy-driven alerts with Azure Cognitive Services – Leveraging Azure Cognitive Services, messages already matching policy conditions will be categorized in “positive,” “negative,” or “neutral” sentiment, giving policy investigators more context to prioritize potentially riskier messages to address first. Microsoft Purview Communication Compliance provides the tools to help organizations detect regulatory compliance violations (e.g. SEC or FINRA), such as sensitive or confidential information, harassing or threatening language, and sharing of adult content. Roadmap ID: 88918

Release – April 2023

  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) – Hold reports – Out-of-the-box reports that contain information about all legal holds associated with eDiscovery cases in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal. Sort and filter your view based on various criteria and download the aggregated information for further analysis. Roadmap ID: 93268
  • Microsoft Purview | Data Lifecycle Management: Simulation mode for automatically applied retention labels –
  • Records Management admins will be able to simulate the results of an auto-apply retention label policy. This feature allows admins to test the policy before deploying it in production. It will work with the Sensitive Information Type (SIT) and KQL properties policy types. Roadmap ID: 98146

Release – June 2023

  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) – Hold reports (U.S. Government clouds) – Out-of-the-box reports that contain information about all legal holds associated with eDiscovery cases in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal. Sort and filter your view based on various criteria and download the aggregated information for further analysis. Roadmap ID: 93269

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