March 2024 - Microsoft 365 US Public Sector Roadmap Newsletter
Published Mar 26 2024 09:00 AM 2,579 Views

Release News




Deprecating the ability to view websites inside the Website tabs in the new Teams


Upgrades to importing a schedule in the Shifts app - GCC


Optimize screen sharing for video – GCC March, GCCH & DoD April




Viva Topics will be retired as Microsoft focuses our efforts on building new knowledge and content e...


SharePoint Online


List owners and collaborators with the permission to edit the list will be able to collect informati...


Users will no longer be able to add, modify, or remove scripts within OneDrive and SharePoint sites ...


Exchange Online


2024 H1 Exchange Server Security Updates and Windows Extended Protection


Released: March 2024 Exchange Server Security Updates




Retirement of Azure Information Protection (AIP) Unified Labeling add-in for Office and End of Sale ...


Microsoft 365


Microsoft Publisher will no longer be supported after October 2026


Newsworthy Highlights


New Teams for US Government (GCC) Webinars

Discover the latest updates and best practices for a seamless transition to the new Microsoft Teams. (Earlier sessions recorded)


CISA, OMB, ONCD and Microsoft collaborate on new logging playbook for Federal agencies

As part of our efforts to increase security defaults and follow the principle of secure by design, we are happy to share that a feature change initiated by Microsoft engineering will enable more logging capabilities for Purview Audit (Standard). We have worked closely with the Executive Office of the President (EOP), the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD), and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to prioritize this effort for U.S. government customers.


Where to Start with Microsoft Teams Apps in Gov Clouds

Customers in our Office 365 government clouds, GCC, GCCH, and DoD, are continuing to evolve how they do business in the hybrid workplace. As Microsoft Teams is the primary tool for communication and collaboration, customers are looking to improve productivity by integrating their business processes directly into Microsoft Teams via third-party party (3P) applications or line-of-business (LOB)/homegrown application integrations.


Microsoft 365 Government Community Call

Watch past episodes of Jay Leask and other members of the Government Community on LinkedIn!


Microsoft 365 Government Adoption Resources

Empowering US public sector organizations to transition to Microsoft 365


References and Information Resources


Microsoft 365 Public Roadmap
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Microsoft 365 for US Government Service Descriptions

·     Office 365 Platform (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Office 365 U.S. Government GCC High endpoints

·     Office 365 U.S. Government DoD endpoints


·     Microsoft Purview (GCCGCCHDoD)

·     Enterprise Mobility & Security (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps Security (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Microsoft Defender for Identity Security (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Azure Information Protection Premium


·     Exchange Online (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     SharePoint (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     OneDrive (GCC, GCCH, DoD) 

·     Teams (GCCGCCHDoD)


·     Office 365 Government (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Power Apps (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Power Automate US Government (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Power BI (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Planner (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Outlook Mobile (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Viva Insights (GCC)

·     Dynamics 365 US Government






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Message Center Highlights


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Microsoft 365 IP and URL Endpoint Updates


Documentation - Office 365 IP Address and URL web service


January 30, 2024 - GCC

December 1, 2023 – GCC High

October 30, 2023 - DOD

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