Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 27 July 2020

Teams

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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
  • Egnyte as cloud storage provider – Additional support for Egntye as a third-party cloud storage provider. Roadmap ID: 63706
  • Improved SharePoint Tab and new SharePoint Pages Tabs allow users to paste link to tab pages & lists in Teams Channels – Now, you can also paste a link to a page or list from any team-site to tab it in your channels. Also, a new “SharePoint Pages” tab in Teams specifically focused on allowing users to find pages and news posts or paste a link to them from any team-site in order to tab them in Teams. Roadmap ID: 60614
  • Microsoft Teams: Third-party single sign-on (SSO) for apps in Teams – End users will be able to enjoy the benefits of Azure Active Directory Single Sign-On (SSO) for supported Teams apps on both desktop and mobile. Roadmap ID: 59369

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Together mode – Together mode uses of AI segmentation technology in meetings to digitally place participants in a shared background, making it feel like you’re sitting in the same room with everyone else. Roadmap ID: 65942
  • Large Gallery view (Preview): see up to 49 participants – Microsoft will soon bring Large Gallery view to Microsoft Teams, providing a new way to view video up to 49 participants at once on a single screen (7×7). Roadmap ID: 65333
  • Suggested replies – This feature shows an option of 3 different responses for a user to choose from for select messages. Roadmap ID: 63671
  • Inline Chat message translation for iOS – Inline chat message translation lets users translate Teams mobile chat messages into the language they choose. Roadmap ID: 63227
  • Raise hands in Teams meetings (GCC) – Raise hands feature is now rolling out to GCC customers. Roadmap ID: 64044
  • Real time presence – Whether you are free for a quick chat or presenting in a meeting, real time presence increases the accuracy of your status so others know when to reach out. Roadmap ID: 52395
  • Microsoft Teams: Avaya Session Border Controllers certified for Direct Routing – Microsoft are excited to add Avaya to the growing list of certified providers. Roadmap ID: 66465

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – August 2020

  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Dataflex in Teams – Select Microsoft 365 and Office 365 subscriptions that include Power Apps and Power Automate are expanding with the introduction of Microsoft Dataflex – a built-in, flexible datastore supporting relational, image and file data with a one-click experience for deploying solutions natively in Teams. Roadmap ID: 66407

Release – later in 2020

  • Teams: Microsoft Teams displays – A new category of all-in-one dedicated Teams devices that features an ambient touchscreen and a hands-free experience powered by Cortana. Roadmap ID: 53941
  • Microsoft Teams: screen share from chat policy governance – Screen share from chat allows you to immediately start sharing your screen in a 1-1 chat or group chat. Roadmap ID: 63193
  • Microsoft Teams: Call Merge – Call Merge gives end users the capability to merge their active unheld 1-1 call into another 1-1 call or another group call. This applies to Teams VOIP calls and PSTN calls. Roadmap ID: 66054
  • Microsoft Teams: Updated functionality for downloading participant reports in Teams meetings – With new enhancements, we’ll allow you to download the report after the meeting within the Meeting Chat. Roadmap ID: 66459
  • Microsoft Teams: New meeting lobby configuration setting available for PowerShell and Teams Admin Center – A new lobby type option is coming to PowerShell and Teams Admin Center that allows tenant administrators to assign a user-level policy to send everybody but the Teams meeting organizer into the meeting lobby. Roadmap ID: 66463
  • Microsoft Teams: Power Apps app for Teams for GCC-High – You will now be able to make and pin apps within Teams using Power Apps in GCCH. Roadmap ID: 66464

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