Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 22 June 2020

Teams

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Sensitivity Labels – Sensitivity labels created in the security and compliance admin center can now be used to control the privacy and guest access settings of the team. Roadmap ID: 57275
  • Microsoft Teams for RealWear – FirstLine Workers using RealWear HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 can now collaborate with a remote expert using video calling on Teams. Roadmap ID: 65038
  • Pin Microsoft Teams apps in more places – Administrators can now pin Apps more broadly across Microsoft Teams, including the expanded Apps area of the Microsoft Teams App Bar. Roadmap ID: 61332
  • PSTN participant phone numbers are masked from external users for GCC Customers – Microsoft will mask the PSTN participant’s phone number to users who have joined from outside of your organization. Roadmap ID: 65202 
  • Announce when PSTN participants join/leave the meeting for GCC customers – You will now see a new setting in Meeting Options page of a meeting to control the announcement sound when a PSTN/dial-in participant joins or leaves the meeting. Roadmap ID: 63834
  • Microsoft teams for Firstline Worker: Shifts for GCC customers – Shifts (1st party schedule management app within Teams) is available for GCC. Roadmap ID: 64190
  • Phone System for GCC High and DoD customers – Phone System enables call control and PBX capabilities in the Office 365 cloud for Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID: 54207

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Read Receipts in private chats – Read receipts in private chats allow senders to know when a message was read by the recipients. Roadmap ID: 51552
  • Enable organizers to change lobby settings for PSTN meeting participants for GCC customers – Users who schedule Teams meetings will now see a separate setting to control the lobby for PSTN participants. Roadmap ID: 63833

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – June 2020

  • Improvements in meetings experience for Safari browser users – Users will no longer be required to use Audio Conferencing to dial into the meeting for audio needs, but rather, can use their device to speak and listen. Roadmap ID: 65090
  • New policy to prevent upload of profile picture for GCC customers – Teams desktop and web experiences will honor the Outlook on the Web mailbox policy setting that can control whether users are able change their profile pictures. Roadmap ID: 63312

Release – July 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. Roadmap ID: 64687
  • Channel info pane – Selecting the “Channel info” icon in the channel header will display summary information related to that channel. Roadmap ID: 64173

Release – August 2020

  • Templates in Teams – Users can choose from a variety of customizable templates when creating a new team. Roadmap ID: 63175

Release – later in 2020

  • Outlook Email Integrations – Teams-Outlook Email Integrations make it easy to share information between email and chat with three new features: Share email to Teams, Share conversation via email and Reply to missed activity emails. Roadmap ID: 57389
  • Virtual Breakout Rooms – Meeting hosts can create breakout rooms to be used by meeting participants for smaller group discussion. Roadmap ID: 65332
  • Group Calling for Safari Browser – Group call functionality for the Safari browser. Roadmap ID: 65330

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