Updated July 31st: Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustments

Title of Notification

Date: August 9, 2020

 

Summary

Major update: Announcement
Applies To: All

As a part of our commitment to customers and Microsoft cloud services continuity during these unprecedented times, we're making temporary adjustments to select capabilities within Microsoft 365.

Here are a few updates. The changes previously announced are down below for reference.

Update August 8, 2020: Stream: The video search experience in Stream will temporarily exclude results from transcripts and search will not work for individual videos on the player page for the Singapore data center. Similar previously announced changes in other datacenters have been reverted.

New announcements:

We are pleased to announce that the following temporary changes have been reverted:

  • OneNote in Teams: read only
  • Teams: frequency of presence checking
  • Teams: typing indicator interval. In addition to being re-implemented, we have made additional improvements so that the first indicator is sent as soon as a user starts typing, and we show the typing indicator to the recipient for longer.

The below changes will remain in place for the foreseeable future. We will publish new Message center announcements if circumstances change:

  • OneNote: Download size and sync frequency of file attachments has been changed.
  • OneDrive Thumbnails: Customers who use OneDrive Files On-Demand and choose to "display items by using large thumbnails" in Windows Explorer or Mac Finder will see generic icons instead of thumbnails for a subset of file types, such as PDF and video files. Photo file thumbnails (jpeg, jpg, png, etc) are not affected by this change.
  • SharePoint backend operations: We are rescheduling specific backend operations to regional evening and weekend business hours. Impacted capabilities include migration, DLP, apps that scan the service, and delays in file management after uploading a new file, video or image.
  • SharePoint video resolution: Reduced video resolution for playback videos.
  • Teams: video resolution.
  • Stream: The video search experience in Stream will temporarily exclude results from transcripts for these data centers: Europe North, Europe West, Singapore, South East Asia, U.S. East. Searches will continue to show results based on words in the video title and description. Additionally, transcript search will not work for individual videos on the player page in South East Asia and U.S. East. Meeting recording video resolution adjusted to 720p.
 

Previously announced:

OneNote:

  • OneNote in Teams will be read-only for commercial and education tenants. To edit, please use OneNote for the web or the OneNote desktop app.
  • Download size and sync frequency of file attachments has been changed.

OneDrive:

  • Customers who use OneDrive Files On-Demand and choose to "display items by using large thumbnails" in Windows Explorer or Mac Finder will see generic icons instead of thumbnails for a subset of file types, such as PDF and video files. Photo file thumbnails (jpeg, jpg, png, etc) are not affected by this change.

SharePoint:

  • We are rescheduling specific backend operations to regional evening and weekend business hours. Impacted capabilities include migration, DLP, apps that scan the service, and delays in file management after uploading a new file, video or image.
  • Reduced video resolution for playback videos.
  • The following blog is now available with some additional information about these temporary changes: Awareness of temporary adjustments in SharePoint Online

Teams:

  • Frequency of Presence checking.
  • Interval we show when the other party is typing.
  • Reduced video resolution.

Stream:

  • Meeting recording video resolution adjusted to 720p.
  • For the latest on Stream people timeline, please see MC211744.
  • The video search experience in Stream will temporarily exclude results from transcripts for these data centers: Europe North, Europe West, Singapore, South East Asia, U.S. East. Searches will continue to show results based on words in the video title and description. Additionally, transcript search will not work for individual videos on the player page in South East Asia and U.S. East.

We will continue to monitor our Microsoft 365 services on an ongoing basis and share any further updates here.

 
 
 
 

 

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Article ID: 118842
Created
Tue 10/20/20 9:33 PM