Microsoft 365 Updates

All of the updates to the Microsoft 365 services can be found in your admin centre, but here is a summary of the important changes from the last week.

Lists: Notification Rules


SharePoint users with edit permissions on a list can set up simple if/then rules based on changes to list information, to set reminders and send notifications.

Compliance: Mandatory labelling

Microsoft Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) will soon support the enforcement of the Microsoft Information Protection policy setting, Require users to apply a label, before they can save documents or send emails. This feature is supported on all platforms (Windows/Mac/iOS/Android/Web) for Outlook and all platforms except the web for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Support for mandatory labelling on the web for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will be available early 2021. 

Microsoft Search: improved previews

Search results

Search results will offer dynamically sized previews based on descriptive text, as well as the thumbnail preview being bigger.

Secure Score: Defender for Endpoint

Microsoft Secure Score is adding seven recommendations for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

Microsoft Secure Score is a measurement of an organization’s security posture. Access Microsoft Secure Score at https://security.microsoft.com/securescore.


For full details of these updates, and more, head to the Microsoft Message Center. Log in to your admin portal, and select Health, Message Center.

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