Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 8 June 2020



  • PSTN participant phone numbers are masked from external users – Customers with Audio Conferencing enabled for Teams meetings, PSTN participant’s phone numbers will be masked to users who have joined from outside of your organization. Roadmap ID: 63309
  • Enhanced Power BI tab for Teams – The new Power BI tab allows users to add reports from the new workspace experience, apps. The tab also now supports paginated reports. Roadmap ID: 61047
  • Power BI-in-Teams interactive cards – Users will be able to create an interactive card in Teams by pasting the link to a particular Power BI report. Roadmap ID: 60859
  • Power Apps can read context from Microsoft Teams – Custom apps built using Microsoft Power Apps can now read context from the Microsoft Teams channels that they are added to. Roadmap ID: 61064
  • Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop – Enable Teams and Skype for Consumers users to chat and make VoIP calls to each other. Roadmap ID: 53935
  • Custom background effects in meetings – this feature allows meeting attendees to customise their background by uploading their own photo. Roadmap ID: 63666
  • Background effects policy for admins – tenant admins will be able to assign a user-level policy to control how users engage with background effects in meetings. Roadmap ID: 63670
  • Screen share from chat policy governance – Previously governed by the AllowPrivateCalling policy, if diasbled users were not able to screen share from chat. This option is now governed by the ScreenSharingMode policy to allow you to immediately share your screen in 1-1 or group chats. Roadmap ID: 63193
  • Self-Service Sign-up for hybrid environment customers – Users in hybrid tenants who are not in AAD will soon be able to sign-up for Teams using their organizational email address. Roadmap ID: 52416
  • Teams for Linux client – The Teams client for Linux is being updated to extend capabilities like chats, meetings, and calling. Roadmap ID: 56219
  • Increase in the number of simultaneous videos in Teams meetings (GCC) – Increase in the number of participants who can be viewed simultaneously on the Teams meeting stage from 4 to 9. Roadmap ID: 64610
  • Website tabs in Teams (GCC-High) – his feature lets users in GCC High add a website tab in Teams. Roadmap ID: 59839


Release – June 2020

  • Queue sent messages when offline – When attempting to send messages while offline, Teams will queue messages and send once a network connection is re-established. If the message is in an unsent state for more than 24 hours, the message will fail and the user will be prompted to resend or delete the message. Roadmap ID: 64687

Release – July 2020

  • Support for native device camera and location capabilities for Personal apps and tabs – App developers will be able to use mobile native capabilities like image capture and providing location coordinates through GPS. Roadmap ID: 64615
  • New file sharing experience – You can soon create a shareable link for any file stored in Teams and directly set the appropriate permissions. Additionally, you can also set permissions for files stored in SharePoint or OneDrive while composing a private chat or starting a channel conversation. Roadmap ID: 51230
  • Batch policy/ group policy assignment – The Microsoft Teams PowerShell module now supports the ability to assign a policy to a batch of users or a group. Roadmap ID: 61185
  • Android on-demand chat translation – With a simple click, people who speak different languages can fluidly communicate with one another by translating posts in channels and chat. Roadmap ID: 63226
  • Suggested replies – This feature shows an option of 3 different responses for a user to choose from for select messages. Roadmap ID: 63671
  • Time clock in Shifts for web & desktop – Time clock, the ability to clock in and out of your shifts, in Shifts in Teams will be available on web and desktop. Roadmap ID: 64782
  • New experience for launching instant channel meetings for GCC customers – You will soon find the Meet Now buttons in the Channel header where you can easily find and launch the meeting. Roadmap ID: 64483
  • Improved Teams meeting join launcher experience for GCC customers – Users who click on a Teams meeting join link will now see an optimize and improved join experience. Roadmap ID: 64484
  • Increase in the number of simultaneous videos in Teams meetings for GCC High and DoD customers – Increase in the number of participants who can be viewed simultaneously on the Teams meeting stage from 4 to 9. Roadmap ID: 64611
  • Priority Notifications in Gov Clouds – Share urgent messages and time-sensitive information more effectively with Teams. Priority notifications alert a recipient of an urgent message on their mobile and desktop devices until a response is received, every two minutes for up to 20 minutes. Roadmap ID: 64689

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