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MC223128 – PowerPoint: Live captions and subtitles in PowerPoint for GCC and GCC-High
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66205
Live Captions and Subtitles enables presenters to turn captions or subtitles on in 60+ languages, while presenting in 10+ spoken languages with PowerPoint for Windows 10, macOS, and Web. Note this release is for our GCC and GCC-High tenants, and does not yet include DoD environments.
MC224734 – Security Defaults – MFA update to four administrator roles
If you have Security Defaults enabled in your tenant, all Application Administrators, Cloud Application Administrators, Password Administrators, and Privileged Authentication Administrators will soon be required to perform multi-factor authentication (MFA) each time they sign-in.
MC224081 – Upcoming updates to Office 365 threat hunting experiences through Threat Explorer/Real-Time Detections
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66467
As part of this work, we will be introducing additional enhancements when it comes to identifying threats within your organization
MC224173 – Required properties improvements for SharePoint pages
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 63257
A pre-publish panel enforces that authors supply missing required properties before they can publish a page or a news post. Additional improvements related to required properties in the pages library take effect.
MC223174 – Redirecting eDiscovery tool usage from the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center to the Microsoft Compliance Center
Starting Oct 30th, users will be redirected to the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center to access content search, eDiscovery, and Advanced eDiscovery.
MC223176 – Upgrade macOS to access new Microsoft 365 for Mac updates
MC223189 – Announcing the general availability of Double Key Encryption for Microsoft 365 for government clouds
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67105
Coming soon to government clouds, Double Key Encryption from Microsoft allows you to protect your highly sensitive data while maintaining full control of your key. You can protect your data with two keys - your Azure key and your key in the Double Key Encryption service.
MC223198 – Announcing general availability of Records Management for Microsoft 365
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 63063
Records Management in Microsoft 365 enables government customers to manage recordkeeping obligations intelligently. This update restructures capabilities that were previously part of the Advanced Data Governance solution and provides you with a dedicated and specialized solution for records management, with new features including proof of disposal, record versioning, and enhanced record immutability.
MC223358 – Microsoft Threat Protection and Advanced Threat Protection product name change. These changes will start rolling out in mid/late October and will continue through February 2021.
We are making the following product name changes to bring Microsoft Threat Protection and the products formerly known as Advanced Threat Protection together under the Microsoft Defender brand:
MC223029 – Prevent attendees from unmuting in Teams Meetings
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66575
Gives meeting organizers the ability to mute one to many meeting participants while removing the muted participants' ability to unmute themselves.
MC222157 – Microsoft Teams: Windows 10 native notifications in Teams
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 66742
With this update, your users will be able to choose their preferred means of Teams notifications delivery, either via the Teams built-in notification system or via their native OS notification system.
MC224054 – Firmware Update for Teams Phones
A new update will be made available to Microsoft Teams phones deployed in your tenant. The following models will receive an update:
MC224343 – Microsoft Teams – Virtual Breakout Rooms
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 65332
Meeting hosts can create breakout rooms to be used by meeting participants for smaller group discussion. They can assign participants to a room and call them back to the larger group when the breakout is complete.
MC224359 – Meeting chat moderation settings
Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 67175
Meeting organizers can now turn off the chat functionality during a meeting, which is turned on by default.
MC224238 – Transfer Teams meeting between devices or add another device
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67176.
End users can transfer meetings between mobile, desktop, and web, and add another device as a companion to their meeting.
MC224751 – Reducing background noise in Microsoft Teams meetings
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68694.
AI-based, real-time noise suppression, will be added to Microsoft Teams. This feature will automatically remove unwelcome background noise during your meetings.
MC224842 – Outgoing screen-sharing support in Safari for Microsoft Teams
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67174
Teams meetings in Safari 13 and later will now support outgoing screen sharing. A participant can share their screen. No configuration is needed.
MC224937 – Organizers can manage meeting options in the meeting experience for GCC
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 73388.
Meetings organizers can now view and update meeting options within the in-meeting making it easier and faster to manage your meeting options during a meeting.
MC225004 – iOS Teams app updates enhances mobile meetings
This feature is associated with Roadmap ID 68834
We're improving the Teams experience on iOS devices with a new presentation mode, the ability to see more participants, and the ability to see shared content and a spotlighted participant concurrently.
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