Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 5th December 2022

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

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Purview

Microsoft Purview (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 (3)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (15)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Microsoft Priva for U.S. Government clouds – Microsoft Priva will be generally available to GCC, GCC High, and DoD customers. Currently, Microsoft Priva provides two products: Priva Privacy Risk Management helps organizations build a privacy-resilient workplace by identifying personal data and critical privacy risks around it, automating risk mitigation to prevent privacy incidents, and empowering employees to make smart data handling decisions. Priva Subject Rights Requests helps organizations manage requests at scale with the ability to automate data discovery and conflict detection, collaborate in a secure and efficient way, review and redact files in their native views, and integrate with in-house or partner-built privacy solutions. Roadmap ID:93263
  • Microsoft Purview | Information Protection: AIP Scanner admin experience moving to Microsoft Purview compliance portal – The AIP Scanner admin configuration is currently managed through the Azure portal. The admin configuration will be moved to the Microsoft Purview compliance portal. Existing users of the Scanner will see their configurations in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal with no additional steps. Roadmap ID:100505
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – December 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Data Lifecycle Management – New disposition review Progress column for approved items (U.S. Government clouds) – A new progress column in the Disposed items view will display the status of an item approved for disposition. For example, whether an item is Approved but not yet deleted or if it already has been deleted. Roadmap ID: 106105

Release – January 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Data Lifecycle Management – Hide the Preservation Hold Library from site users – This change will hide the Preservation Hold Library (PHL) from site users. Only site collection administrators can access the PHL in SharePoint by navigating directly to it using the URL. Roadmap ID: 103613
  • Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance: Support for adaptive policy scopes – Adaptive policy scopes enable your organization to define user scopes for policies based on criteria such as geography, group, or other Azure Active Directory attributes. With adaptive policy scopes, policies are automatically updated to include users that match defined risk criteria rather than requiring admins to repeatedly update static lists of users to include in the policy scope. Roadmap ID: 98186

Release – February 2023

  • Microsoft Purview | Endpoint DLP: Authorized printer groups – With this capability, you can create groups of printer devices and designate restrictive actions for each group within your DLP policy in Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention. As an example, you will be able to create authorized or unauthorized groups and allow the “Print” activity to certain groups of printers and block “Print” for others. Roadmap ID: 98156

Release – March 2023

  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Data loss prevention (DLP) support for trainable classifiers (U.S. Government clouds) – 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: 93267

Release – April 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview compliance portal: eDiscovery (Premium) – Enhancements for Teams meeting recordings & videos stored in OneDrive & SharePoint – Enhancements to Teams meeting recording & video files in OneDrive & SharePoint to improve management within eDiscovery workflows. Including collection and review of metadata associated to Teams meeting recordings and video files in OneDrive and SharePoint including transcripts/captions, chapters, and custom thumbnails. Roadmap ID: 106101
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) – Identify Teams as data sources – Simplified picking of relevant Teams and channels (standard, private, and shared) to intelligently identify associated custodian mailboxes, group mailboxes, OneDrive for Business accounts, and SharePoint sites that may contain Teams data that’s relevant to your case.  Roadmap ID:88815

Release – June 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Audit – Support for Customer Key (U.S. Government clouds) – Given the sensitivity of Audit log data, many organizations want to add additional layers of protection, including encryption. Customer Managed Key (CMK) allows Organizations to use their own keys giving them control over their encryption. With this update, admins will have the ability to encrypt their Audit log data using CMK. Roadmap ID: 106097
  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Data Lifecycle Management – Retention policy support for legacy Teams CDR messages – Retention policies for Microsoft Teams are being extended to include CDR messages (system-generated messages from Teams meetings). Up until now, only messages generated after October 2022 were supported for retention. This update extends coverage to messages created before October 2022, so that old and new are now supported in the same manner. Roadmap ID: 106103
  • Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance: Reporting improvements – Improvements in the message details reporting interface will help make it easier to create and download reports for specific users under scope of a policy, including number of alerts generated and remediation actions taken within a specified date range. Roadmap ID: 98187

Release – July 2023

  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) – Identify Teams as data sources (U.S. Government clouds) – Simplified picking of relevant Teams and channels (standard, private, and shared) to intelligently identify associated custodian mailboxes, group mailboxes, OneDrive for Business accounts, and SharePoint sites that may contain Teams data that’s relevant to your case. Roadmap ID:93270

Release – September 2023

  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) – Expanded support to search and export items in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Recycle Bin (US Government clouds) – Traditionally, when a site is on hold, the files in the Recycle Bin would be stored in the Preservation Hold library. In cases when a site is not on hold, there is no way to search or export items in the Recycle Bin. The eDiscovery and SharePoint Online teams are making architectural changes that will make the Recycle Bin (both first stage and second stage Recycle Bins) in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business searchable and exportable by eDiscovery Managers. That means organizations can search and export items in the Recycle Bin regardless of whether a site is on hold or not.  Roadmap ID: 93188
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance – Recommended policy scope – Leverage policy scope insights to understand the aggregated volume of policy violations that are missed from users that are not currently scoped into the policy. 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:93260
  • Microsoft Purview | Audit: Granular scoping with role-based access control (RBAC) – IT departments in large organizations are built in a way that some of the day-to-day tasks are delegated to specific people or roles in the organization following the industry standard of least privilege access. Admins have a need to delegate role-based permissions to users or analysts in a granular way. In some cases, this delegation is based on function, and in other cases it is based on geography or scope of work. In this release, Audit will provide role-based information with Audit search results through the UI. Roadmap ID: 98145

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