Here’s what’s being announced this week for Microsoft 365

It is Friday! That means we can look back at what’s been announced as new in the Microsoft 365 suite. Let’s dive in!

Relevance recommendation for messages in the message center

If you’re an admin and you’re constantly visiting the Microsoft 365 Message Center, things will get easier for you. Microsoft has announced that it is adding relevancy recommendations for Message Center messages.

The function is tagged 96289 the Microsoft 365 Roadmap helps admins determine how relevant a change is to their tenant. “The recommendation (high, medium, or low) is determined based on multiple factors, such as service usage and type of change.” The feature will be widely available by the end of April 2023.

Text formatting support for Microsoft Whiteboard

Next, Microsoft adds a new capability to the Microsoft 365 suite. The function is tagged 100497 in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, users can format all or part of the text in text boxes, notes, and shapes. That is, bold, italics, and underlined. It is worth noting that the font of existing text boxes is not affected.

This feature is limited to Whiteboard web, Teams, and the Windows app. Mobile users cannot access formatting features, but can view formatted text.

The feature has been rolled out to some users and is expected to be generally available by the end of this month.

Suggested answers in Teams Desktop

The function is tagged 92674 in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, “will provide users with an option of three responses to choose from for selected messages.” However. the rollout time for GCC-High users has now changed. It should be widely available in October, but has now been moved to mid-January. The standard version is already available.

That’s it for this week folks! Be sure to check out last week’s recap in case you missed it. In other related news, Microsoft announced that Teams will soon let users delete chats.

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