Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 13th February 2023

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SharePoint
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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 (9)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (10)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Purview | Communication Compliance Accelerate onboarding with step-by-step guidance – This feature will provide step-by-step guidance on how to properly configure, triage, and remediate policies, highlighting tasks that are heavily leveraged by a user’s role group. Roadmap ID:88919
  • Microsoft Purview | Endpoint DLP: Sanctioned and unsanctioned site groups for different sensitive files – With this capability you will be able to create groups of service domains and manage restrictions for the groups within the DLP policy. As an example, you will be able to allow ‘upload’ of sensitive data only to corporate SharePoint sites and block elsewhere. Roadmap ID:98139
  • Microsoft Purview | Endpoint DLP: Authorized USB devices – With this capability, you can create groups of USB 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 of USB devices based on serial numbers and allow ‘copy’ of documents to certain groups of USB devices and block ‘copy’ for others. Roadmap ID:98140
  • Microsoft Purview | Endpoint DLP: Authorized network share paths – With this capability, you will be able to create groups of network share paths and designate restrictive actions for each group within your DLP policy in Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention. Roadmap ID:98141
  • Microsoft Purview | Endpoint DLP: Network location as a condition in DLP policy – With this capability you will be able to use network location as a condition in your DLP policies in Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention. As an example, you will be able to block copying sensitive content to network shares on personal Wi-Fi but not on Corporate Wi-Fi on VPN. Roadmap ID:98142
  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Information Protection – New cmdlet for Content Explorer – The Content Explorer Export feature has a limitation of exporting data only after drill down to specific location. This update will allow admins to use a new cmdlet within Security & Compliance PowerShell, Export-ContentExplorerData, to export all rows of data for the content that are scanned and shown on the Content Explorer. Roadmap ID:115472
  • 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
  • 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
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity: User page enhancements in Microsoft 365 Defender – The user page in Microsoft 365 Defender will be subject to a number of enhancements that will provide SecOps with a richer experience when viewing identity information in Microsoft 365 Defender. These include structure alignment to follow other entity pages in Microsoft 365 Defender, new side pane options like Location, Devices, Groups and Alerts, and clearer descriptions of user data on the main view, ensuring quicker identification of any given identity at a glance. Roadmap ID:98922

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal:   Audit (Standard and Premium) – New search (US Government clouds) – This is a new search for Audit (Standard) and Audit (Premium). This new search offers increased reliability and efficiency for search jobs. It also allows for search jobs to be completed in the background and saved for later reference. Roadmap ID:93237
  • Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium): New case creation wizard (U.S. government clouds) – Case creation in eDiscovery (Premium) will follow a step-by-step wizard configuration which allow users to configure case settings such as case member during the creation process. Roadmap ID:101524
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – February 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview | Information Protection: Assign a sublabel as the default when a parent label is selected in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook – When using built-in sensitivity labels in M365 Apps, admins can specify a sublabel to get applied automatically when a parent label is selected. This takes effect only when users select a parent label manually. Roadmap ID:115481

Release – March 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Purview compliance portal: eDiscovery (Premium) – Collections options settings enhancements – Now eDiscovery admins can define default collection settings, enable eDiscovery managers to customize those defaults for each case and collection, and for each collection the eDiscovery manager can choose from a range of options to ensure the right content is collected per the requirements of the case. These options will include collection of cloud attachments, Teams as conversations, partially indexed items, and more. Roadmap ID:109533
  • Microsoft Purview | Data loss prevention: Contextual evidence match for Endpoint DLP – With this update you will be able to see the matched sensitive information type and the context surrounding it (300 characters) as a result of a DLP policy match on your endpoint devices. Now available in public preview. Roadmap ID:98095

Release – April 2023

  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal: eDiscovery (Premium) – Collections options settings enhancements (U.S. Government clouds) – Now eDiscovery admins can define default collection settings, enable eDiscovery managers to customize those defaults for each case and collection, and for each collection the eDiscovery manager can choose from a range of options to ensure the right content is collected per the requirements of the case. These options will include collection of cloud attachments, Teams as conversations, partially indexed items, and more. Roadmap ID:109543
  • Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium) Collections enhancement – Collect to Export (U.S. Government clouds) – Now admins will be able to directly export a report or results of a Collection without adding to review set first. This will streamline processes for organizations who require ability to conduct analysis on item reports of relevant content and those who need to quickly get data from Microsoft 365 into the hands of audit or regulators. Roadmap ID:100056
  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal: eDiscovery (Premium) – Collections: Query builder enhancements (U.S. Government clouds) – Updates to eDiscovery (Premium) query builder experience to add functionality and grouping for collection query building experiences. This enhancement will help build complex queries from scratch, validate them, and help to ensure correct content is being returned with the query inputs. Roadmap ID:100058
  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal: Information Protection – Optical character recognition (OCR) in Exchange Online and Teams DLP – Optical character recognition (OCR) support extracts text from images and will help discover and protect sensitive data in images being shared in Exchange Online (EXO), and Teams Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policies. Roadmap ID:88860

Release – June 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 – July 2023

  • Microsoft Purview compliance portal:  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
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2 thoughts on “Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 13th February 2023

  1. Evolvous February 14, 2023 / 8:30 am

    Great Share! Thank you for sharing.

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    • Anthony February 14, 2023 / 8:38 am

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