Microsoft 365 Updates: Intune will support iOS 14 and MacOS 10.13+, SharePoint Templates and Digest Messages, Updates to Microsoft To-Do

Date:Saturday, Jun 13, 2020
Author: Paul Maggs
Reading Time: 8 minutes
Tags: SharePoint Online Microsoft Intune Microsoft To-Do
Categories: M365 Updates

Key Updates and Announcements

Slight change this week with the formatting of these updates, the majority of the content will focus on new feature announcements, with updates to previous announcements contained to their own section with reference URLs for more information. This streamlines the information contained here as there is no need to repeat the full update in subsequent weeks when the only change is the deployment timeline.

When Microsoft announced their intention to allow self service licensing for the Power Platform there was plenty of push back from administrators who were concerned with lack of control of Microsoft 365 licensing components. This update is no longer going to proceed in it’s current format, additional work will be completed to update how this process will work, no doubt they shall consult with organisations to better understand their requirements. Further announcements will be made public when more details are known.

Microsoft Teams meeting lobby rollout is delayed, if you’re organisation doesn’t have this feature yet then you may need to wait until end of July for this to be enabled. I’m a fan of enabling this feature as it assists to control external meeting participants joining a meeting.

Microsoft To-Do is a great application for keeping yourself organised, if you haven’t seen it yet then you should go to Microsoft To Do and have a look. A new feature dropping by mid-July allows sharing of personal to-do lists with enterprise accounts.

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New Microsoft 365 Features

Note: Please ensure you’re signed into your Office 365 Administration portal to access the links referenced below. Also note, some tenants may not have all the below updates currently published to them

New Feature: Cumulative analytics for SharePoint hubs

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MC216129, Stay Informed, Published date: Jun 12, 2020

We are adding new reports on the SharePoint site usage page to provide cumulative usage analytics for SharePoint hubs.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 57160.

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MC216108, Stay Informed, Published date: Jun 12, 2020

We’re improving bookmarks administration in Microsoft Search.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64686.

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Updates Available for Microsoft 365 Apps on all Channels

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MC216107, Stay Informed, Published date: Jun 12, 2020

We’ve released updates to the Microsoft 365 Apps on all Channels

When this will happen

We’ll be gradually rolling out these updates of Microsoft 365 Apps to users starting June 9, 2020.

How this will affect your organization

If your Microsoft 365 Apps clients are configured to automatically update from the Office CDN no action is required.

If you manage updates directly you can now download these latest updates and begin deployment.


Feature: Actionable Messages Support in Outlook for Mac

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MC215870, Stay Informed, Published date: Jun 10, 2020

Actionable Messages will now be supported in Microsoft Outlook for Mac.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 45556.

When this will happen

Microsoft Outlook for Mac version 16.37 will be available for download from the App Store in mid-June.


Plan for Change: Intune moving to support iOS 12 and higher in September

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MC215703, Plan For Change, Published date: Jun 9, 2020

In September, we expect iOS 14 to be released by Apple. Intune enrollment and the Company Portal will move to support iOS 12 and higher shortly after iOS 14’s release.

How this will affect your organization

This will only affect you if you currently manage, or plan to manage iOS devices. This may not impact you because your end users have likely already upgraded their OS devices. However, starting in July, MDM enrolled devices with iOS 11 and the Company Portal will receive a prompt to upgrade their OS. If you use Application Protection Policies (APP) you can also set the “Require minimum iOS operating system (Warning only)” access setting.


SharePoint default page templates

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MC215704, Stay Informed, Published date: Jun 9, 2020

Default page templates allow site owners to set a default template for all editors who are creating pages and news on their site.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64529.

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Plan for Change: Intune moving to support macOS 10.13 and higher in September

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MC215696, Plan For Change, Published date: Jun 9, 2020

In September, we expect macOS 10.16 to be released by Apple. Intune enrollment and the Company Portal will move to support macOS 10.13 and higher shortly after macOS 10.16’s release.

How this will affect your organization

This will only affect you if you currently manage, or plan to manage macOS devices with Intune. This may not impact you because your end users have likely already upgraded their macOS devices. However, starting in July, MDM enrolled devices with macOS 10.12 and the Company Portal will receive a prompt to upgrade their OS.


New Feature: Seamlessly Share Personal Lists in To Do

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MC215678, Plan For Change, Published date: Jun 9, 2020

Major update: Announcement Applies To: All

Microsoft To Do will support list sharing between personal and work accounts. This lets users in your organization join, view, modify, and add data to lists owned by personal Microsoft accounts.

This change is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 63052

When this will happen

We will begin rolling out to Targeted release in mid-June and expect to be complete for all customers in mid-July.


New Feature: SharePoint Auto Digest Email

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MC215356, Plan For Change, Published date: Jun 5, 2020

Major update: Announcement Applies To: All

SharePoint Auto-News Digest sends automated email to users in your company about the latest News posts that they have not yet read. Using Microsoft intelligence, a curated selection of News posts are shared with users through an email that comes from SharePoint. This is a great way for users to catch up on News that they may have otherwise missed. Only published news posts are sent in the digest, and users will have access to all the news posts that they are sent so rest assured that users won’t see news that they don’t have permission to see. If users want to opt-out of receiving the Auto-News Digest, they can click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email.

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Public preview of Language

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MC215586, Stay Informed, Published date: Jun 8, 2020

Your users will soon be able to access their Language & Region settings in Azure Active Directory My Account (My Account); this is a public preview. For some users, the My Account location is in addition to access in Office 365 web application settings.

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