April 2020 - M365 US Public Sector Roadmap Newsletter
Published Apr 03 2020 09:00 AM 4,303 Views


References and Information Resources


This month we focus on resources to help your organization leverage M365 for crisis response and management.  Of course there is still some good old fashioned roadmap goodness too with some extra special good news for everyone in GCC High who have been waiting for PowerApp and PowerAutomate integration with SharePoint Online lists and libraries.  Enjoy, stay safe, and use the information below to help others do the same.


Responding to Crisis together

Our Commitment to Customers During Crisis

Optimize Office 365 traffic for remote staff

How to quickly optimize Office 365 traffic for remote staff & reduce the load on your network infrastructure


Microsoft 365 live events assistance

Now available as a public preview. Administrators can get guidance and assistance to setup and deliver live event broadcasts from our live events support team.


 Office 365 & Managing Crisis Communications

Microsoft 365 Public Roadmap
This link is filtered to show GCC, GCC High and DOD specific items.  For more general information uncheck these boxes under “Cloud Instance”.

New to filtering the roadmap for GCC specific changes? Try this:




Stay on top of Office 365 changes
Here are a few ways that you can stay on top of the Office 365 updates in your organization.


Microsoft Tech Community for Public Sector
Your community for discussion surrounding the public sector, local and state governments.


Microsoft 365 for US Government Service Descriptions

Office 365 US Government GCC | GCC High & DOD
Microsoft 365 Compliance
GCC | GCC High | DOD
Enterprise Mobility + Security for US Government
Microsoft Defender ATP  GCC High
Microsoft Teams US Government  GCC | GCC High | DOD
Microsoft Power Apps US Government
Power Automate US Government
Using Outlook for iOS and Android in the Government Community Cloud
Dynamics 365 US Government


Newsworthy Highlights


Work remotely, stay secure—tips for CISOs


Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments (MC206581, MC207439)
(Access to your Admin Center Message Center required.)

Awareness of temporary adjustments in SharePoint Online


Awareness of temporary adjustments in Microsoft OneNote


Outlook for iOS and Android Mobile will no longer support ActiveSync 12.0


Preparing for TLS 1.2 in Office 365 and Office 365 GCC

  • TLS 1.0/1.1 deprecation in GCC-High and DoD started on January 15, 2020
  • TLS 1.0/1.1 deprecation in WW (including GCC) in Enterprise scheduled to be completed by June 2021.



Public Sector Blog Spotlight


Microsoft Teams in Office 365 GCC High - CMMC Considerations


FED Up: What Government Agencies Need to Know About the NARA Mandate


SharePoint Integrations with Power Automate and Power Apps to GCC Tenants


April Webinars & Remote Work Resources

Microsoft Teams Guide for Rapid Enablement in GCC, GCCH & DoD



Office 365 IP Endpoint and URL Latest Update

For networking and security professionals, these updated endpoints are critical to ensure that your organization does not experience service disruptions.



Roadmap Changes This Month


Access to crucial events in Advanced Audit



Teams - Reverse Number Lookup



Teams - Phone System Additions



SharePoint Integrations with Power Automate and Power Apps to GCC-High Tenants



OneDrive for Business and Exchange usage reporting for GCC High tenants



Microsoft Teams usage reporting for GCC High tenants




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