Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 10 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
Update: Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustmentsThe video search experience in Stream will temporarily exclude results from transcripts and search will not work for individual videos on the player page for the Singapore data center. Similar previously announced changes in other datacenters have been reverted.N/AMC207439
Pin based verification process for support callersWe’re adding a PIN-based verification step to our existing phone-based verification process, to better protect your organization. If you contact us from a number not registered with your organization profile, the Microsoft support representative will send a verification code to your registered email or phone in your Admin Center profile. August 20, 2020MC219951
Skype for Business Online is retiring in 12 monthsAs Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Microsoft 365, this is a reminder the Skype for Business Online service will retire July 31, 2021.At that point, access to the service will end.July 31, 2021MC219641
Retiring the Discover view from OneDrive web
We will be retiring the Discover view from the OneDrive Website beginning August 2020. Instead we recommend finding files across your organization by using Search, which is where we will continue to invest in further improvements over time.September 30, 2020MC219746





  • Download SharePoint site usage data in Excel – SharePoint site owners and members will be able to download their site’s 90-day usage data in an excel report, directly from the Site Usage page. Roadmap ID: 66395


Release – later in 2020

  • Information Governance: New retention engine for SPO – New retention engine for SharePoint Online, which addresses the challenges with large tenants or tenant that must process large volume of data. Will also enhance reliability and SLAs for retention. Roadmap ID: 63061
  • Microsoft Lists: sticky first column – As you scroll left and right, the first column of your list remains in place; similar to the sticky header that is already a part of Lists. Roadmap ID: 64168
  • Microsoft Lists: new ‘Integrate’ drop-down menu – Introduction of a new top-level menu item: ‘Integrate.’ To start, existing command buttons for Power Apps and Power Automate will move into Integrate – as they are integrated technologies and experiences. Roadmap ID: 64869
  • SharePoint lists and libraries: Sticky column in Quick Edit – As users scroll horizontally across a list in Quick Edit mode, the far-left column remains in place – improving context while viewing and editing.. Roadmap ID: 64866
  • SharePoint: Auto-News Digest – SharePoint Auto-News Digest sends automated email to employees in you company about the latest News posts that they have not yet read. Roadmap ID: 64685
  • Improved page/ news publishing experience – A new pre-publish panel that gives authors an overview of key information about their pages or news posts. Roadmap ID: 63257
  • Lists/ library web parts consume dynamic data – You will be able to configure list web parts to send its property values to the List Properties web part. Roadmap ID: 57307
  • New ways to add SharePoint images – Page authors can now copy and paste images on the canvas to automatically create a new image webpart. Roadmap ID: 65599


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