February 2024 – Microsoft 365 US Public Sector Roadmap Newsletter

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Release News





Meeting organizers can now see time-zone information of participants while scheduling a meeting


Share contact information of people in Microsoft Teams chat


Integrate Chat notification with Meeting RSVP status – GCC February, GCCH & DoD March


Mute On Air


External call routing settings - GCC & GCCH


Ability to block users from joining externally hosted Teams meetings


Privacy link in Teams meeting join flow changing to organization's privacy statement


Meeting invite improvements


Preset Organizational Backgrounds (Premium)


Hide General channel


Sharepoint Online


Microsoft 365 Admin Center will have a new role called Migration Administrator - GCC


Exchange Online


Address List Changes for Outlook and OWA


Hybrid Configuration Wizard with granular configuration




Unified RBAC for Defender XDR – GCC December, GCCH & DoD Q1 2024




Offensive Language trainable classifier being retired – January 15, 2024


Microsoft 365


Microsoft Forms supports live data sync to Excel -Preview


Modern Translator service update in Microsoft 365


Newsworthy Highlights


Microsoft 365 Government Community Call

Join Jay Leask and other members of the Government Community live on LinkedIn!


Where to Start with Microsoft Teams Apps in Gov Clouds

Customers in our Office 365 government clouds, GCC, GCCH, and DoD, are continuing to evolve how they do business in the hybrid workplace. As Microsoft Teams is the primary tool for communication and collaboration, customers are looking to improve productivity by integrating their business processes directly into Microsoft Teams via third-party party (3P) applications or line-of-business (LOB)/homegrown application integrations.


Microsoft 365 Government Adoption Resources

Empowering US public sector organizations to transition to Microsoft 365


References and Information Resources


Microsoft 365 Public Roadmap
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Microsoft 365 for US Government Service Descriptions

·     Office 365 Platform (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Office 365 U.S. Government GCC High endpoints

·     Office 365 U.S. Government DoD endpoints


·     Microsoft Purview (GCCGCCHDoD)

·     Enterprise Mobility & Security (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps Security (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Microsoft Defender for Identity Security (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Azure Information Protection Premium


·     Exchange Online (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     SharePoint (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     OneDrive (GCC, GCCH, DoD) 

·     Teams (GCCGCCHDoD)


·     Office 365 Government (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Power Apps (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Power Automate US Government (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Power BI (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Planner (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Outlook Mobile (GCC, GCCH, DoD)

·     Viva Insights (GCC)

·     Dynamics 365 US Government





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Message Center Highlights


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Microsoft 365 IP and URL Endpoint Updates



Documentation - Office 365 IP Address and URL web service


January 30, 2024 - GCC

December 1, 2023 – GCC High

October 30, 2023 - DOD

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