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M365 Changelog: Briefing Email Language Expansion (FR, DE, IT, PT)

Petri Staff


MC259743 – Updated June 10, 2021: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Briefing email from Cortana helps users start their day on track by surfacing information to prepare for upcoming meetings, follow up on outstanding tasks as well as protect time for independent work. Currently, the Briefing email is available for Microsoft 365 Enterprise users with Exchange Online mailboxes in English and Spanish. Microsoft is expanding to support Exchange Online mailboxes in French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81999.

When this will happen:

Rolling out in mid-June (previously early June) and expected to be complete by the end of August.

How this will affect your organization:

Once this change has rolled out, the Briefing email from Cortana will be supported in French, German, Italian, and Portuguese. Users in your organization who previously could not receive the Briefing email because their mailbox language was set to French, German, Italian, or Portuguese will now begin receiving the Briefing email. So, you may see an increase in the number of users receiving the Briefing email starting in June. Microsoft will add support for additional languages in the next few quarters.

The Briefing email is a personalized brief in Outlook with important information on upcoming meetings and outstanding tasks, so you’re prepared for the day ahead. If there is an actionable suggestion, users will receive the Briefing email at the beginning of each workday; at least one actionable insight must be detected for there to be a daily mail.

This feature is enabled by default.

  • Exchange Service Administrators or Company Administrators can disable this feature using PowerShell.
  • Your users can opt-out of the Briefing email by selecting Unsubscribe, located near the bottom of all Briefing emails.

The customized email is only available to an end user; no administrator or manager can see another individual’s Briefing email. All data is stored inside the user’s mailbox. Briefing email is subject to the same GDPR compliance terms as Office 365.

What you need to do to prepare:

Review and assess the impact for your organization. Additionally, you might consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate. Learn more about Cortana Briefing email and how Microsoft protects your privacy.

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