Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 20 July 2020



  • Microsoft Teams meeting attendee limit increases to 300 participants for GCC, GCC-High, and DoD – Microsoft are increasing the maximum number of participants allowed in a Teams meeting to 300. Roadmap ID: 65668
  • Microsoft Teams – Teams meetings background effects and policy administration for GCC, GCC-High, and DoD – This new feature in Teams allow meetings attendees to customize their background by uploading their own images. Roadmap ID: 65009
  • Microsoft 365 Firstline Worker – Audit logs in Shifts – Shifts Audit Logs are provided in the centralized O365 Security & Compliance Center. Roadmap ID: 64476
  • Microsoft Teams: upload custom images for background effects in Teams meetings – This new feature in Teams allow meetings attendees to customize their background by uploading their own images. Roadmap ID: 63666
  • Microsoft Teams: background effects policy for tenant administrators – Microsoft are enabling tenant administrators to assign a user-level policy to control how users engage with background effects in Teams meetings. Options include: offer no filters; background blur only; use background blur and default provided images; and all, which includes the ability for users to upload their own custom images. Roadmap ID: 63670


  • Microsoft Teams: Contextual Search – Users will now have the ability to search for content in a specific channel or chat by pressing CTRL + F. Roadmap ID: 64017


Release – July 2020

  • Store recordings in-region storage when Stream is not available in Go Local – Teams meeting recordings are stored in Microsoft Stream cloud storage. Tenant admins have an option to go the admin center to turn ON/OFF “Allow cloud recording” setting for Teams meetings. Roadmap ID: 59665
  • Multiple Number Dialing – Teams now supports dialing additional numbers for a given user. Roadmap ID: 66194
  • Microsoft Teams: Spellchecker added for Teams desktop client on GCC-High and DoD – Spellchecker added for Teams desktop client on GCCH and DoD clouds. Roadmap ID: 66195
  • Microsoft Teams: Raise Hands from collaboration bar – Ability to use the raise hands Teams meeting feature from the device and/or console. Roadmap ID: 66353
  • Microsoft Teams: Pin Video from collaboration bar – Ability to pin the video stream of a participant from the device/console, keeping the pinned user’s video visible in the gallery. Roadmap ID: 66354
  • Microsoft Teams: Consume and control structured meeting role support – Allows meeting organizer to assign meeting roles (presenter and attendee) from the device, which enables those users to take specific actions in the meeting (ex: who can mute others, who can present content, etc.). Roadmap ID: 66355
  • Microsoft Teams: Control live captions from collaboration bar – Ability to turn on live captions from the device UX. Roadmap ID: 66356

Release – August 2020

  • Microsoft Teams: Read Receipts in GCC High and DoD – Read receipts will soon be available in all clouds. Roadmap ID: 66132

Release – December 2020

  • Microsoft Teams: 3×3 video on collaboration bar – Ability to view 9 video streams simultaneously. Roadmap ID: 66346
  • Microsoft Teams: 1080p Resolution: Outgoing Video on collaboration bar – 1080p resolution for outgoing video stream. Roadmap ID: 66350
  • Microsoft Teams: Dual front-of-room screens support on collaboration bar – Support for dual screens. Roadmap ID: 66351
  • Microsoft Teams: Center of Room Meeting Console support on collaboration bar – Console that is used to control the meeting experience on the device. Roadmap ID: 66352
  • Microsoft Teams: Wired HDMI support on collaboration bar – Allows users to project a mirror image of their PC to a screen supported by a Teams device, through a HDMI cable. Roadmap ID: 66357
  • Microsoft Teams: Personal mode on collaboration bar – Device UX optimized for use in a personal space scenario (e.g. home office), using personal credentials. Roadmap ID: 66358
  • Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Remove a Teams message from the Teams chat or channel – Communication Compliance can now remove a message from the Teams chat or channel, so that recipients do not have to see or be offended by the message. Roadmap ID: 66100

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