Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 30th January 2023

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 (17)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | Configure display colors for sensitivity labels – This feature will simplify the policy management experience by enabling administrators to set a label color in the Microsoft Purview compliance portal for their sensitivity labels. Once applied, labels will display this coloring within first-party and third-party applications that support reading the color property, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Win32 native apps), or Power BI to name a few. Roadmap ID: 93217
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Purview | Maintain label and protection when creating PDF files from VBA in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint – This feature is for VBA developers who use Office fixed format export functions to create PDFs from documents with sensitivity labels and encryption. By default, all PDFs created using Office’s fixed format export functions will automatically inherit the source document’s label or encryption. Some VBA add-ins may need to be updated to avoid issues when post-processing an encrypted PDF. Roadmap ID: 93406
  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Custom organization branding for quarantine notification (custom sender address and Custom subject) – We are adding capabilities to making it possible for SecOps to customize end user quarantine notifications with their respective organization sender address and custom subject. Doing so helps ensure that users have safe and secure access to their quarantined messages and trains them to recognize legitimate notifications. Roadmap ID:93301

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal:  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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – February 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview compliance portal: eDiscovery – Certificate based authentication support for eDiscovery PowerShell cmdlets – Official support for eDiscovery PowerShell cmdlet with certificate-based authentication (CBA). Roadmap ID:106112
  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Data Loss Prevention – Surface existing non-Microsoft DLP policies with the migration assistant – Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention migration assistant helps you transfer your non-Microsoft existing DLP policies to the Microsoft Purview DLP with minimal effort. This tool will automatically detect your policy configurations and create equivalent policies in the Microsoft Purview DLP environment. The v1 of the tool supports conversion of Symantec DLP policies only. Roadmap ID:109571
  • Microsoft Purview | Information Protection: Office for the web can limit copy to clipboard for encrypted files (U.S. government clouds) – Office for the web will begin respecting the Microsoft Purview Information Protection encryption setting that limits users’ ability to copy content to the clipboard. Roadmap ID:98918
  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Data Loss Prevention – Decoupling the User Notifications and Policy Tips on Exchange DLP – With this update you will be able to configure policy tips and email notifications in your Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies for Exchange Online independently for more granular control. Roadmap ID:93429
  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal:  eDiscovery Premium – Collections progress, statistics, and workflow enhancements – 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:93380

Release – March 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview compliance portal: eDiscovery (Premium) – Review set grouping usability enhancements – This feature aims to improve the user experience for reviewing and grouping related items in the eDiscovery (Premium) review sets. It includes a new interface for grouping family items for emails, documents, conversations, and attachments. It also includes a new interface for reviewing duplicates and related items together on a single page. Roadmap ID:115470

Release – May 2023

  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Information Protection – New Credentials SITs (U.S. Government clouds) – The addition of new Credentials Sensitive Information Types (SITs) will allow your company to detect individual credential patterns (access keys, tokens, general passwords, etc.). Additionally, we will be offering a SIT which bundles all individual credential types for more holistic detection. Roadmap ID:93265
  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Information Protection – | 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

Release – July 2023

  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: End user reporting for suspicious messages in Microsoft Teams  – End users will be able to report suspicious Microsoft Teams messages as a security threat just like they do for emails – to help the organization to protect itself from attacks via Microsoft Teams.  Roadmap ID:100160

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