Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 1 March 2021

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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From the message center

Here are some items from the message center that have drawn my attention over the last week:

AffectsMessageLast updatedMessage ID
OneDrive
SharePoint
OneDrive for Business/ SharePoint announce 250GB upload capability:
Now, customers can upload files up to 250GB across OneDrive for Business and Sharepoint online. 
26/02/2021MC241870
Microsoft TeamsNew Video only Meeting stage experience:
With this new meeting layout experience, video-only participants will fill the meeting layout even if they aren’t dominant speakers.
25/02/2021MC241581
OneDriveAnnouncing OneDrive for Business location picker support for security groups and distribution lists:
Data loss prevention (DLP) for OneDrive for Business will soon support user accounts and groups as part of the policy scoping location picker.
24/02/2021MC241352
Microsoft Teams
Planner
Add up to 25 task labels and colors in Planner and Tasks in Teams:
With this update, end users can choose up to 25 colored labels per task in Planner and Tasks in Teams.
24/02/2021MC241349

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SharePoint

  • Launched (3)
  • Rolling out (7)
  • In development (4)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Configure header, footer and body of a form for lists/ libraries – This feature allows users in SharePoint lists and libraries to add a custom header and a footer to the associated form. Roadmap ID: 63519
  • SharePoint: Caching SharePoint Online Videos on Azure Content Delivery Network to improve video playback and reliability – Videos will be streamed from the CDN closest to the user to optimize the user experience. Roadmap ID: 66065
  • SharePoint: Share a page to Yammer – The ability to share a modern SharePoint Online (SPO) page to a Yammer community will be available in the page actions bar. Roadmap ID: 66183

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Schedule SharePoint pages & news posts – You will be able to schedule a page or news post to be published at a specific date and time in the future. Roadmap ID: 62892
  • People cards for SharePoint list and library web parts – Now, when you see a person’s name or face within a SharePoint List or Library web part, you can hover over it and reveal their people card. Roadmap ID: 57814
  • Easy page and news publishing experience from sitepages library – Adding the ability to easily publish and republish a page or news post from the sitepages library in a site via the command bar or the file card experience. Roadmap ID: 61191
  • Save for later web part – New web part to display a user’s saved for later items. Roadmap ID: 57810
  • SharePoint: Stock Images – Free to use stock images will be available in the SharePoint image file picker. Roadmap ID: 59834
  • SharePoint: Audience Targeting capability for Quick Links Web Part – Microsoft are adding the ability to target specific audiences per link within the Quick Links Web Part. With it, you target specific links to different audiences, helping you provide more personalized experiences on SharePoint pages. Roadmap ID: 67115
  • SharePoint: Page Authoring First Run Experience – The page authoring First Run experience is an interactive tutorial that walks users through the editing process the first time that they create a page or news post. Roadmap ID: 70667

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – March 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Events web part will display event images – Page authors in SharePoint who use the Events web part will be able to turn on an option to show event images within the web part. Roadmap ID: 70791
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Immersive reader is coming to modern SharePoint pages and new posts – The Microsoft Immersive Reader, which is currently built into Word, OneNote, Outlook, Teams and other Microsoft apps, will be available for SharePoint pages and news posts. Roadmap ID: 70737

Release – April 2021

  • Microsoft Lists: @mentions in comments – Get a colleague’s attention to an item in a list by @mentioning them within list comments. That person will receive a notification and a link that takes them directly back to the item, to review the comment and take the requested action. Roadmap ID: 68811

Release – June 2021

  • Microsoft Lists: Commenting (iOS) – Bringing web commenting experience to Lists iOS mobile app. Add/delete a comment on list items to collaborate and share better. Roadmap ID: 70705

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 22 February 2021

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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From the message center

Here are some items from the message center that have drawn my attention over the last week:

AffectsMessageLast updatedMessage ID
SharePoint
OneDrive
OneDrive/SharePoint Send link to Outlook sharing option is being retired:
Users will soon be unable to share a link directly via the Outlook Share Target in OneDrive and SharePoint.
19/02/2021MC237377
TeamsNew file sharing experience in Microsoft Teams:
With this update, when users share a file from within Teams they will have the same option to create sharing links as with OneDrive & SharePoint
17/02/2021MC240303
FormsIntroducing a change in access behaviour for public groups in Microsoft Forms:
After this change, users will need to join and become a member of a public group in order to access shared forms within the group.
16/02/2021MC240161
SharePointIntroducing a SharePoint app bar that features global navigation:
SharePoint modern communication and team sites will soon feature the SharePoint app bar which provides quick access to customizable global navigation as well as other intranet resources. 
16/02/2021MC240066

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SharePoint

  • Launched (3)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (1)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Information Governance: New retention engine for SPO – New retention engine for SharePoint Online, which addresses the challenges with large tenants or tenant that must process large volume of data. Will also enhance reliability and SLAs for retention. Roadmap ID: 63061
  • Information barriers – Information barriers are policies that can be configured to prevent individuals or groups from communicating with each other. Roadmap ID: 57313
  • Microsoft Lists: comments – Add a comment on a list or list items, including @mention capabilities to draw a person’s attention. Roadmap ID: 64169

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint Syntex: Add taxonomy columns from modern library views – Allows users to add taxonomy columns directly to library views in modern SharePoint and Syntex librariesRoadmap ID: 70609
  • SharePoint: Image Lightbox – This feature lets users click on an image web part while in view mode to see a larger version of the image. Roadmap ID: 70669

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – March 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Page Analytics – View rich page analytics on SharePoint Pages, including page views, page viewers and page traffic. Roadmap ID: 70635

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 15 February 2021

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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SharePoint

  • Launched (1)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (5)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Updates to site header options – You will be able to choose to show/ hide the site title and a choice between a square site logo thumbnail or a non-square site logoRoadmap ID: 63776

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Lists: rules – Create simple if/then rules based on changes to list information to set reminders and send notifications. Roadmap ID: 64163
  • SharePoint: new experience to add content types to lists and libraries – Custom content types that are available to your SharePoint sites can easily be added to lists & libraries that allow multiple content types. In those SharePoint lists & libraries that allow multiple content types, a new ‘Content type’ option will be available in the ‘Add column’ menu. Roadmap ID: 67164
  • SharePoint: Portal Launch Scheduler in SharePoint PowerShell – The Portal Launch wizard available via SharePoint PowerShell is designed to configure the deployment waves when launching a new site. Roadmap ID: 66162

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – March 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Lists: List Setting to disable/enable commenting – New list-level settings to disable/enable commenting. Roadmap ID: 70706
  • SharePoint: App Bar – The SharePoint app bar brings a consistent navigation experience to every site on your intelligent intranet, featuring quick access to important sites across the organization with global navigation, personally relevant sites, and the news feed. Roadmap ID: 70576

Release – April 2021

  • Microsoft Lists: Commenting (iOS) – Bringing web commenting experience to Lists iOS mobile app. Add/delete a comment on list items to collaborate and share better. Roadmap ID: 70705

Release – May 2021

  • Microsoft Lists: Enabling commenting to Lists app in Teams – Bringing web commenting experience to Lists app in Teams. Add/delete a comment on list items to collaborate and share better within the Teams canvas. Roadmap ID: 70707

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 8 February 2021

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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SharePoint

  • Launched (0)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (25)

🍾 LAUNCHED

N/A

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – February 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Add taxonomy columns from modern library views – Allows users to add taxonomy columns directly to library views in modern SharePoint and Syntex libraries. Roadmap ID: 70609
  • Microsoft Lists: forms customization – Adjust what information shows on the out-of-box forms and include custom header and footer imagery and information. Roadmap ID: 64165
  • Microsoft Lists: sticky first column – As you scroll left and right, the first column of your list remains in place; similar to the sticky header that is already a part of Lists. Roadmap ID: 64168
  • Microsoft Lists: new ‘Integrate’ drop-down menu – Introduction of a new top-level menu item: ‘Integrate.’ To start, existing command buttons for Power Apps and Power Automate will move into Integrate – as they are integrated technologies and experiences. Roadmap ID: 64869
  • Microsoft Lists: rules – Create simple if/then rules based on changes to list information to set reminders and send notifications. Roadmap ID: 64163
  •  Configure header, footer and body of a form for lists/ libraries – This feature allows users in SharePoint lists and libraries to add a custom header and a footer to the associated form. Roadmap ID: 63519
  • Microsoft Lists and SharePoint document libraries: Gallery view – Configure your lists and library items using a dynamic Gallery view – choosing how your documents and list items appear. Roadmap ID: 57304
  • Microsoft Lists: mobile app (iOS) built on SharePoint – You’ll be able to create new lists, edit list items and easily share with other people. The Lists app will first come to iOS and Android shortly after. Roadmap ID: 64161
  • Microsoft Lists: updated Yes/No column experiences – powered by SharePoint – List items with a Yes/No column, in and out of Quick Edit mode, will appear using the new experience design format – making it easier to create and more accessible to consume. Roadmap ID: 67119
  • Microsoft Lists: Support for thousands separator in Number column – When Lists owners and members leverage the Number column, they can now choose if the comma should appear or not. Roadmap ID: 68716
  • Microsoft Lists: offline mode – Similar to taking files offline, people will have the ability to take Microsoft Lists offline – so you can work with your information in scenarios where you may have low-to-no internet access. Roadmap ID: 68809
  • Microsoft Lists: @mentions in comments – Get a colleague’s attention to an item in a list by @mentioning them within list comments. That person will receive a notification and a link that takes them directly back to the item, to review the comment and take the requested action. Roadmap ID: 68811
  • SharePoint: Auto-News Digest – SharePoint Auto-News Digest sends automated email to employees in you company about the latest News posts that they have not yet read. Roadmap ID: 64685
  • New SharePoint admin center home page – Updates to the SharePoint admin center to align it to the Microsoft admin center, including more tiles and graphs. Roadmap ID: 57318
  • SharePoint Online search query volume limits when using app-only authentication – When this change is implemented, queries using the Site.Read.All permissions level or greater will be throttled at 25 QPS. The search query will return with a 429 response and you can simply retry the query. Roadmap ID: 64963
  • SharePoint: Audience Targeting capability for Quick Links Web Part – Microsoft are adding the ability to target specific audiences per link within the Quick Links Web Part. With it, you target specific links to different audiences, helping you provide more personalized experiences on SharePoint pages. Roadmap ID: 67115
  • SharePoint: Text web parts automatically added to new sections in modern pages – Microsoft are now adding text web parts automatically for you when you add new sections to a modern page. Roadmap ID: 67146
  • SharePoint: new experience to add content types to lists and libraries – Custom content types that are available to your SharePoint sites can easily be added to lists & libraries that allow multiple content types. In those SharePoint lists & libraries that allow multiple content types, a new ‘Content type’ option will be available in the ‘Add column’ menu. Roadmap ID: 67164
  • SharePoint: Portal Launch Scheduler in SharePoint PowerShell – The Portal Launch wizard available via SharePoint PowerShell is designed to configure the deployment waves when launching a new site. Roadmap ID: 66162
  • SharePoint admin center: site creation source – SharePoint admins will now be able to see where sites were created from – be it PowerShell, via the SharePoint admin center, from Teams, from SharePoint “Create site” – and to be able to see more clearly who created the site. Roadmap ID: 68813
  • SharePoint admin center – Migration Manager: Box migrations (public preview) – With their recent Mover acquisition, Microsoft are excited to expand capabilities to allow moving content from third-party cloud storage providers starting with Box.com. Roadmap ID: 68816
  • SharePoint: Page Authoring First Run Experience – The page authoring First Run experience is an interactive tutorial that walks users through the editing process the first time that they create a page or news post. Roadmap ID: 70667
  • New leadership connection site template – The template brings together conversations from Yammer, news, resources, and showcases upcoming events. Roadmap ID: 71752

Release – March 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Company-Branded Auto News Digest – For SharePoint news users, we are launching an update to the Auto-News Digest feature. Now users will receive a company branded Auto-News Digest. Roadmap ID: 70606

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 01 February 2021

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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Use these buttons to switch between each product’s roadmap updates.

SharePoint

  • Launched (0)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (2)

🍾 LAUNCHED

N/A

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint: Share a page to Yammer – The ability to share a modern SharePoint Online (SPO) page to a Yammer community will be available in the page actions bar. Roadmap ID: 66183

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – February 2021

  • SharePoint: Web Part Toolbox Updates – We are rolling out several changes to the web part toolbox; featured web parts will be replaced with a users most frequently used web parts, the categories from the large toolbox will also appear in the small toolbox, and the size of the small toolbox has increased. Roadmap ID: 70668

Release – March 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Simplified MUI editing for multilingual communication sites – This new feature allows the same user, with the right permissions, to update site navigation, site title, site description and site footer in all the languages enabled in your communication site. Roadmap ID: 79847

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Teams

  • Launched (6)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (16)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel – Create and share a channel specific calendar for members to view events. Teams automatically creates a new post, which will appear in the activity feed, when a channel meeting is created. Any user who has notifications turned off will see the event only when they open the channel calendar. Roadmap ID: 68911
  • Microsoft Teams: Education Policy Wizard – A dedicated Education policy package that easily apply policies for a safe learning environment. Roadmap ID: 70661
  • Microsoft Teams: Add document libraries, pages or news to a channel in Teams via the new SharePoint tab – Team members can now use the SharePoint tab experience to pin any page, news, list or document library as a separate tab in their Teams channel. Roadmap ID: 68860
  • Microsoft Teams: Together mode for GCC, GCC-High and DoD – Together mode uses AI segmentation technology in meetings to digitally place participants in a shared background, making it feel like you’re sitting in the same room with everyone else. Roadmap ID: 6884766716
  • Microsoft Teams for RealWear – FirstLine Workers using RealWear HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 can now collaborate with a remote expert using video calling on Teams. Roadmap ID: 65038
  • Microsoft Teams: Branded Lobby – Admins will now be able to add a customer logo to the Teams experience, for display in the lobby and meeting pre-join experience. The logo will be displayed for meetings where the organizer has the Advanced Comms SKU. Roadmap ID: 67113

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: 25K person teams – Support for up to 25,000 members per individual team. Roadmap ID: 68723
  • Microsoft Teams: Targeted communications in GCC – Targeted communication allows team members to message everyone in a specific role at the same time by @mentioning the role name in a post. Roadmap ID: 68841

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – February 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Get a “Meet Now” Meeting link – Users can now copy a “Meet Now” meeting link without starting the meeting from the Calendar tab which can be used later. Roadmap ID: 70602
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Virtual Breakout Rooms for GCC-High – Meeting hosts can create breakout rooms to be used by meeting participants for smaller group discussion. Roadmap ID: 70604
  • Outlook for Windows: Every meeting online – Update your settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option. Roadmap ID: 66021
  • Microsoft Teams: Call Merge – Call Merge gives end users the capability to merge their active unheld 1-1 call into another 1-1 call or another group call. This applies to Teams VOIP calls and PSTN calls. Roadmap ID: 66054
  • Microsoft Teams: New Calling Experiences – Simplify the calling experience with a streamlined view that shows contacts, voicemail and calling history together, making it easier to initiate or return a call with a single click. Roadmap ID: 68771
  • Microsoft Teams: Touch Bar Meetings Controls for Mac – Teams Meeting controls for MacBooks with Touch Bars that allow users to mute/unmute, start/stop video, open sharing tray, open the view participants panel and raise or retract their hand. Roadmap ID: 68906
  • Global Usage report for Microsoft Teams – A new report will be made available with both tenant level aggregation and per-team level details to enable admins to get an overall picture of how the organization is using teams within Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID: 70552

Release – March 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Share to Microsoft Teams from Outlook – Send a copy of email messages or conversations, including attachments, into Teams chats and channels or start a Teams chat related to a specific email message. Share to Teams supports Outlook on the web, Outlook for Windows, and the new Outlook for Mac Preview. Roadmap ID: 70598
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Anonymous Presenter Support for Live Events – You may allow an anonymous user who does not have and MSA or AAD identity to be a presenter in your live event. Roadmap ID: 70599
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Walkie Talkie for GCC – This native built-in app in Teams turns employee or company-owned Android smartphones and tablets into a walkie-talkie, reducing the number of devices employees must carry and lowering costs for IT. Roadmap ID: 70601
  • Microsoft Teams: Transcription for 1:1 Calls – Transcription captures the text version of your Call and saves it for later use. This can be enabled via the control bar within the Call window. Roadmap ID: 68774
  • Microsoft Teams: Transfer Calls between desktop and mobile – Transfer calls between desktop and mobile allows a user to move their call between devices. Roadmap ID: 68776
  • Microsoft Teams: 1:1 PSTN Call Recording – Record 1:1 PSTN Calls. Roadmap ID: 68777
  • Microsoft Teams: Prompt to set Meeting Options for Large Teams Meetings in Outlook for Windows – Teams users in Outlook for Windows will be prompted to set meeting options when organizing Teams meetings for 40 or more participants or 10 or more distribution lists. Roadmap ID: 68918

Release – April 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Prompt to set Meeting Options for Large Teams Meetings in Outlook for Windows in GCC – Teams users in Outlook for Windows will be prompted to set meeting options when organizing Teams meetings for 40 or more participants or 10 or more distribution lists. Roadmap ID: 78699

Release – July 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Meetings – Live Captions in additional languages – Today, Teams meetings live captions is available for English. We will enable live captions in additional spoken languages such as German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Dutch. Roadmap ID: 70593

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 25 January 2021

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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SharePoint

  • Launched (0)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (2)

🍾 LAUNCHED

N/A

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – March 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Scenario-Based Site Templates – Use scenario-based site templates that leverage existing SharePoint capabilities (e.g. pages, lists, libraries, branding) to build your own sites faster and get inspired. Roadmap ID: 70574
  • 🆕 SharePoint: App Bar – The SharePoint app bar brings a consistent navigation experience to every site on your intelligent intranet, featuring quick access to important sites across the organization with global navigation, personally relevant sites, and the news feed. Roadmap ID: 70576

Data loss prevention policy tips not showing in Outlook

This post describes an issue that surfaced late in 2020 with policy tips not showing within emails in Outlook where data loss presentation policy rules are matched.

Full disclosure, I’ve got a series of posts planned on my experiences of Microsoft 365 compliance that I had hoped to publish last year, but other things have got in the way so apologies for the lack of any background I’d hoped to have in place – but it is coming!

For the past twelve months or so I’ve been creating, testing and tuning data loss prevention rules in Microsoft 365 in my organisation. We’ve published several of the Microsoft standard data loss prevention policies as well as creating our own custom sensitive information types and policies.

Data loss prevention policy tips showing within Outlook emails.

Data loss prevention (DLP) policies allow you to enable policy tips to be shown with custom text when a policy match occurs. Going through user acceptance testing in Autumn 2020 there no were no major issues – DLP rules were matching correctly and the policy tips were displaying consistently throughout Microsoft 365 from SharePoint to Outlook.

In November 2020, I noticed that policy tips that had been showing in Outlook had stopped appearing all together. It was around this time I came across this article from Microsoft that says:

This issue occurs because the compatible version criteria that’s processed by the policy evaluator is based on the version of mso20win32client.dll, not the version of Outlook. In many cases, the version of mso20win32client.dll is not the same as the version of Outlook and Office.

For example, an administrator may configure a very restrictive policy that applies only to version 16.0.11727.20244 or a later version of Outlook. However, the policy evaluator uses version 16.0.11727.20222 of mso20win32client.dll and determines that the rule should not be applied. In this example, the rule would have to indicate the minimum required version of 16.0.11727.20222 to have the policy tip appear in Outlook.

From <https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/troubleshoot/security/can’t-display-dlp-policytip>

Now I’ve interpreted, plus also had it confirmed by Microsoft support that effectively means the policy ips will not work if the version of Office/ Outlook you are running is newer than the version the policy evaluator is using. It doesn’t say that specifically in the excerpt above, but it is most definitely the case. I’ve tested using Outlook on the web as the article describes and the policy tips still show. I’ve also deleted the registry value as suggested in the resolution section of the article to no avail too.

An additional support article was brought to my attention on this issue which you can read here. The article doesn’t reference the one I’ve highlighted in this post, but does mention some additional issues I was hadn’t noted:

  • Outlook DLP policy tips are not detecting sensitive information in PDF, Excel, Word and other attachments and it may work inconsistently across attachments
  • Policy tip detection may work for smaller attachment such as a 15KB file, but not for larger attachments such as a 2MB file
  • Outlook is also not detecting HIPAA or ICD-9 or ICD-10 correctly in the message body
  • In some cases, Outlook is not detecting key words with certain syntax such as quotation marks
  • In some cases, Outlook is not showing the policy tip if the message is being retrieved from a Draft 

FROM: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/outlook-dlp-policy-tips-not-working-for-certain-conditions-in-email-body-and-attachments-8a32496a-3478-403c-b2eb-04a218f7443c?ui=en-us&rs=en-us&ad=us

Update from Microsoft 15/02/21

I’ve been in discussions with various people from Microsoft who have also tried to help move this issue forwards. Here are some of the suggestions I’ve had so far:

  1. Update to the latest version of Office on the semi-annual channel to see if the problem persists
  2. Create a new Windows 10 VM with the latest version of Office installed, added to an OU, but with no organisational GPO’s set to prove if it isn’t related to GPO’s
  3. Add a device on the insider channel to know when the issue is fixed natively fixed on the Outlook client
  4. Speak to Microsoft Premier Support

In my organisation we have client machines on different versions of Office so I can rule out option 1, as I test more of the suggestions I will update this post!

Update from readers 22/02/21

One of the readers of this blog – @AT added an update that they had received from Microsoft on this issue:

Click here for the latest Microsoft support article

Our reader had found the policy nudge files weren’t being downloaded to the app data folder when applied (these are under appdata\local\microsoft\outlook). They added that the policy nudge files started to re-appear last weekend (14 February 2021), but the policynudgerules.xml file was incomplete. Pasting text from old policy nudge files into the newly downloaded one allows the override to be seen.

They added that the workaround they used was as follows:

  • Close Outlook
  • Delete the registry key LastDownloadTimesPerAccount
  • Delete the 2 PolicyNudge.xml files in users app data folder
  • Reopen outlook and create a new email (this re-creates the registry and 2 .xml files)
  • Edit PolicyNudgeRules.xml file
  • Restart Outlook

Aside from the fact the policy tips do not detect sensitive information in attachments in Outlook, our reader also noted that Outlook will try to re-download the policy files after 24 hours on an Outlook restart, so the edited PolicyNudgeRules.xml file will be replaced with the incomplete one. At the end of the registry value there is a 9 digit number which is Epoch time, that’s being used to detect if 24 hours has elapsed.


Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 18 January 2021

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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SharePoint

  • Launched (1)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (24)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Lists: Updated Person column experience: built on SharePoint – Items within a Person column, in and out of Quick Edit mode, will appear using the new “pill” design format when a person’s photo is displayed. Roadmap ID: 67095

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – February 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Video Webparts and Templates – New SharePoint video webparts and templates to enable users combine video with messaging and other media to tell their story on any page or news post. Roadmap ID: 68715
  • 🆕 250 GB file size support in Microsoft 365 – Users will be able to upload large file sizes up to 250 GB in OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams. Roadmap ID: 70558

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 11 January 2021

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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SharePoint

  • Launched (1)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (24)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • SharePoint: Migration Manager: Teams and OneDrive destinations in Migration Manager – SharePoint Migration Manager now lets you select a Teams channel or a OneDrive username when setting your migration destination. Roadmap ID: 68884

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint and Teams: updated Add a Team to a site wizard – Choose the SharePoint content that you want to add as tabs in Teams when you first connect them via the “Add a Team” flow from your site. Roadmap ID: 46990

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – January 2021

  • Microsoft Lists: forms customization – Adjust what information shows on the out-of-box forms and include custom header and footer imagery and information. Roadmap ID: 64165
  • Microsoft Lists: sticky first column – As you scroll left and right, the first column of your list remains in place; similar to the sticky header that is already a part of Lists. Roadmap ID: 64168
  • Microsoft Lists: new ‘Integrate’ drop-down menu – Introduction of a new top-level menu item: ‘Integrate.’ To start, existing command buttons for Power Apps and Power Automate will move into Integrate – as they are integrated technologies and experiences. Roadmap ID: 64869
  • SharePoint: Auto-News Digest – SharePoint Auto-News Digest sends automated email to employees in you company about the latest News posts that they have not yet read. Roadmap ID: 64685
  • Microsoft Lists: rules – Create simple if/then rules based on changes to list information to set reminders and send notifications. Roadmap ID: 64163
  •  Configure header, footer and body of a form for lists/ libraries – This feature allows users in SharePoint lists and libraries to add a custom header and a footer to the associated form. Roadmap ID: 63519
  • Microsoft Lists and SharePoint document libraries: Gallery view – Configure your lists and library items using a dynamic Gallery view – choosing how your documents and list items appear. Roadmap ID: 57304
  • Microsoft Lists: mobile app (iOS) built on SharePoint – You’ll be able to create new lists, edit list items and easily share with other people. The Lists app will first come to iOS and Android shortly after. Roadmap ID: 64161
  • Microsoft Lists: Updated Person column experience: built on SharePoint – Items within a Person column, in and out of Quick Edit mode, will appear using the new “pill” design format when a person’s photo is displayed. Roadmap ID: 67095
  • Microsoft Lists: updated Yes/No column experiences – powered by SharePoint – List items with a Yes/No column, in and out of Quick Edit mode, will appear using the new experience design format – making it easier to create and more accessible to consume. Roadmap ID: 67119
  • New SharePoint admin center home page – Updates to the SharePoint admin center to align it to the Microsoft admin center, including more tiles and graphs. Roadmap ID: 57318
  • SharePoint Online search query volume limits when using app-only authentication – When this change is implemented, queries using the Site.Read.All permissions level or greater will be throttled at 25 QPS. The search query will return with a 429 response and you can simply retry the query. Roadmap ID: 64963
  • SharePoint: Text web parts automatically added to new sections in modern pages – Microsoft are now adding text web parts automatically for you when you add new sections to a modern page. Roadmap ID: 67146
  • SharePoint: new experience to add content types to lists and libraries – Custom content types that are available to your SharePoint sites can easily be added to lists & libraries that allow multiple content types. In those SharePoint lists & libraries that allow multiple content types, a new ‘Content type’ option will be available in the ‘Add column’ menu. Roadmap ID: 67164
  • Microsoft Lists: Support for thousands separator in Number column – When Lists owners and members leverage the Number column, they can now choose if the comma should appear or not. Roadmap ID: 68716
  • Microsoft Lists: offline mode – Similar to taking files offline, people will have the ability to take Microsoft Lists offline – so you can work with your information in scenarios where you may have low-to-no internet access. Roadmap ID: 68809
  • Microsoft Lists: @mentions in comments – Get a colleague’s attention to an item in a list by @mentioning them within list comments. That person will receive a notification and a link that takes them directly back to the item, to review the comment and take the requested action. Roadmap ID: 68811
  • SharePoint admin center: updated homepage dashboard – Update for the homepage in the SharePoint admin center with more and more cards and graphs appear over time – so you can see insights on files, usage security, recommendations, training and so on. Roadmap ID: 68812
  • SharePoint admin center: site creation source – SharePoint admins will now be able to see where sites were created from – be it PowerShell, via the SharePoint admin center, from Teams, from SharePoint “Create site” – and to be able to see more clearly who created the site. Roadmap ID: 68813
  • SharePoint admin center – Migration Manager: Box migrations (public preview) – With their recent Mover acquisition, Microsoft are excited to expand capabilities to allow moving content from third-party cloud storage providers starting with Box.com. Roadmap ID: 68816
  • Microsoft Teams: Improvements to the “Create a Microsoft Team from SharePoint” experience – Enhance existing Microsoft 365 Groups with Teams functionality, directly from SharePoint team sites. Roadmap ID: 68861
  • New leadership connection site template – The template brings together conversations from Yammer, news, resources, and showcases upcoming events. Roadmap ID: 71752
  • SharePoint: Share a page to Yammer – The ability to share a modern SharePoint Online (SPO) page to a Yammer community will be available in the page actions bar. Roadmap ID: 66183

Release – February 2021

  • Microsoft Lists: column settings in Grid view – The capabilities when in Lists “Grid” view (previously Quick Edit) will now allow people to pin a column to the filter’s pane, format the column, show/hide columns, and hide their column(s). Roadmap ID: 68714

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 4 January 2021

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🍾 LAUNCHED

  • SharePoint spaces: Touch device support – SharePoint spaces will enable users to interact with a space using touch interactions in addition to the mouse and keyboard based interactions currently supported. Roadmap ID: 67107
  • Microsoft Lists: undo / redo – As you work across rows and columns within Microsoft Lists, mistakes will happen and it needs to be easy to recover information. Similar to how you can remove sentences and phrases in a Word document, you will be able to do this in Lists by using the undo button. The same is true in reverse with the redo button. Roadmap ID: 68810

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Information barriers – Information barriers are policies that can be configured to prevent individuals or groups from communicating with each other. Roadmap ID: 57313

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

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