Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 3 August 2020



  • Sensitivity labels in Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365 groups, and SharePoint sites generally available – The ability to apply sensitivity labels to Microsoft Teams sites, Microsoft 365 groups, and SharePoint sites is moving into general availability. Roadmap ID: 64965
  • Improved Teams meeting join launcher experience – Users will be prompted with an option to join on the web, download the Teams client, or join with the native teams client. Roadmap ID: 62905
  • Additional Power Automate triggers for Microsoft Teams – Streamline routine tasks in Microsoft Teams with two new Power Automate triggers for when a new teammate joins. Roadmap ID: 60618
  • Windows Virtual Desktop support for Microsoft Teams – Windows Virtual Desktop supports A/V redirection for Microsoft Teams, including P2P technology to improve performance. Roadmap ID: 60622
  • 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
  • Location Based Routing – Location-based routing makes it possible to restrict the routing of calls between VoIP endpoints and PSTN endpoints based on the location of the parties in the call. Roadmap ID: 24180
  • Microsoft Teams: Reflect messaging extension – Gives managers, leaders or teachers an easy way to check in with how their team or students are feeling — either in general, or about a specific topic. Roadmap ID: 66567
  • Microsoft Teams: Class materials now accessible for Android devices – Class materials provides a safe, read-only space for educators to deliver course resources to their students. Roadmap ID: 66572
  • Microsoft Teams: new lobby setting: only the organizer joins the meeting directly – A new lobby setting is coming to Teams Meeting Options. We are adding “Only me” as an option to the “Who can bypass lobby?” setting. Roadmap ID: 66574


  • New lobby setting: only the organizer joins the meeting directly – Microsoft are adding “Only me” as an option to the “Who can bypass lobby?” setting. Once enabled, only the organizer will be able to join the meeting directly. Roadmap ID: 64343
  • 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
  • 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
  • Simplified channel notification settings management – Through the teams and channels list or from the channel header, users can quickly manage their notification settings with a new fly-out design. Roadmap ID: 64139
  • Tasks in Teams –  A new, unified view of personal and assigned tasks within Teams, consolidating tasks across Microsoft To Do, Teams channels, Planner and Outlook. Roadmap ID: 57213
  • Microsoft Planner: Tasks for Information Workers in Teams – Tasks in Teams gives you a new unified view of your personal and team tasks, powered by Planner and To Do. Roadmap ID: 65385
  • 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: Presenter mode for Microsoft Whiteboard in a Teams meeting – Meeting organizers now have the option to present the contents of their digital whiteboard without meeting participants having the ability to edit the contents. Roadmap ID: 66568
  • Microsoft Teams: Teacher-led team creation – This feature allows admins to create Office365 groups for classes based on the student and teacher roster information but gives educators the choice of whether or not they want a team to be created for their class. Roadmap ID: 66570


Release – July 2020

  • Reverse number lookup enhancements – With these latest enhancements, the Telco display name will now also show up in your Activity Feed, Call History, and Voicemail. Roadmap ID: 64405

Release – August 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
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): New turn-in celebrations – After each successfully turned-in assignment, students can view a small congratulatory animation for their efforts. Roadmap ID: 66558
  • Microsoft Teams: Apply policy packages using groups with Microsft Teams Admin Center – Assign sets of policies directly to the group, using ranking to determine the priority of a given policy for the users within the group. Roadmap ID: 66559
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): Anonymous grading and marking in Assignments – With anonymous grading, educators can elect to hide the names of the students whose work they are reviewing. Roadmap ID: 66560
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): Improvements to settings in Assignments – Educators will be able to set defaults for when assignments are due, where notifications of an assignment are posted, and more. Note – settings are class-specific. Roadmap ID: 66561
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): Assignments user interface improvements for large classes – Improve the speed of viewing and creating assignments for classes of up to 200 students. Roadmap ID: 66563
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): Assignments improvements to support large file sizes and counts – Assignments will now support files sizes up to 500MB and more than 10 total attachments per assignment. Roadmap ID: 66564
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): Link thumbnail preview in Assignments – Thumbnail preview gives students a quick preview of a linked resource before clicking through to the material. Roadmap ID: 66565
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): View assignments across all classes – Using the Assignments app from the Teams left rail, students can view all of their upcoming or previous assignments. Roadmap ID: 66566
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): Early Class Access API – This API provides administrators with: 1) Control to decide whether new class teams will be “locked” for early educator access or immediately available for student access. 2.) Visibility into which newly-created classes have or have not been activated by educators. 3.) The ability to activate classes on behalf of their educators. Roadmap ID: 66569
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): School data sync (SDS) automatic team creation – Automatically bulk-create both Office 365 Groups and class teams for educators via SDS. Roadmap ID: 66571
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): Language support for Assignments – Additional supported languages to include: Croatian, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Slovenian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. Roadmap ID: 66573
  • Microsoft Teams: GradeSync to OneRoster API – With this API, grades entered in Assignments can be automatically pushed to a OneRoster-compliant school information system (SIS). Roadmap ID: 66576

Release – September 2020

  • Microsoft Teams: Hard audio mute – Gives meeting organizers the ability to mute one to many meeting participants while removing the muted participants’ ability to unmute themselves. Roadmap ID: 66575

Release – later in 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
  • Organization allowed accounts config (Teams mobile) – Teams for iOS and Android now provides Teams administrators with the ability to push allowed account configurations to Teams. Roadmap ID: 64143
  • Microsoft Teams: View all upcoming assignments in the Teams calendar – Keep tabs on all of your student’s responsibilities and due dates by visualizing their assignments within the Teams calendar. Roadmap ID: 66562
  • Microsoft Teams: Shift Schedule Assistance – Shifts schedule assistance will alert managers if conflicts occur anywhere in the schedule and they will receive conflict warnings when approving schedule change requests. Roadmap ID: 66609

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