Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 3 August 2020

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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From the Microsoft 365 message center…

Here’s a look at some of the planned change notification messages that were sent out in the past 7 days.

MessageMore detailAct byMessage ID
New Feature: Take control of self-service purchasesNow available, admins are able to manage self-service purchases, made by users in their tenant, within Admin center under Billing > Your products.Now availableMC215245
Retirement of notifications functionality in all Office 365 web apps except OutlookMicrosoft are retiring the Notifications feature from the Office 365 web applications. This includes email, calendar and system alert notifications that appear with the bell icon in the header of these apps.August 24, 2020MC219002
Microsoft Teams Call MergeCall Merge gives end users the capability to merge their active unheld 1:1 call into another 1:1 call or another group call.Rolling out mid-August 2020MC219084
Configuration Change: Teams admin centerOnce the change rolls out, administrators with conditional access policies applied that restrict their access to Microsoft 365 services may no longer be able to use Teams admin center when this change is implemented.September 1, 2020MC219095
New Feature: License request workflowOnce this feature is available you will have a choice between using this new request feature or providing a message to users who are blocked from self-service purchasing.Starting September 2020MC219225
Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for WindowsThis update provides your organization with our latest Microsoft-recommended browser security features. The new Microsoft Edge is a modern browser with more frequent updates—-targeted at every 6 weeks-—to provide the latest protections for your users and data.July 30, 2020 (Education

August 31, 2020 (Business)



  • SharePoint: Enable modern communication site experience on classic sites – Using PowerShell, admins can now enable the modern communication site experience on any classic team site, including the root site. Roadmap ID: 46338


  • Acronym answers now available with Microsoft Search in SharePoint – Acronym answers allow Microsoft Search Administrators and Editors to create definitions for commonly used acronyms in the organization. Roadmap ID: 64865
  • Quick Edit page size expanding from 30 items to 101 – People will now see up to 100 items per page on their document library or list when using Quick Edit. Roadmap ID: 64231
  • Microsoft Lists: ready- made templates – Create a new list from ready-made templates that accelerate list creation, structure, forms and flows. There will be 8 templates at initial launch. Roadmap ID: 64166
  • Microsoft Lists: home page – The Microsoft Lists home page is your home for all your lists across Microsoft 365. Roadmap ID: 64160


Release – later in 2020

  • Custom verticals and refiners in Microsoft Search – Add custom refiners, create new verticals for SharePoint and OneDrive, and create modern result types with modern display templates with adaptive cards for OneDrive and SharePoint content. Roadmap ID: 57054
  • SharePoint lists: Card view design formatting – Configure dynamic card views of your documents and data to adjust the view for what looks best. Roadmap ID: 57304

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