Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 17 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
Yammer Account Activity Page retirementYammer will be retiring the “Account Activity” page in the Yammer Admin Center for Administrators beginning September 11, 2020. Instead we recommend using the Yammer OAuth Token.September 11, 2020MC220404
Microsoft 365 app launcher redirection from Dynamics 365 legacy web clientWhen selecting the Microsoft 365 app launcher icon from the Dynamics 365 legacy web client, the list of apps will not appear in a drop-down pane. Instead, users will be redirected to Office.com in a new browser tab.August 28, 2020MC220376
(Updated) Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experienceUpdated August 13, 2020: To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services.September 2020MC212453
Retirement of Sway audit supportEffective immediately, we have retired support for organizations to audit Sway activities via the Microsoft 365 admin center. We apologize for the delayed notice and are working to ensure we provide timely guidance in the future.Effective immediatelyMC220283
SharePoint admin center – retiring four classic pagesThe following pages in the classic SharePoint admin center have been replaced by pages in the new SharePoint admin center and will be removed/retired: “Site Collections”, “Sharing”, “Access control”, and “Geo locations”.N/AMC220223

SharePoint

  • Launched (5)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (7)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Bulk edit list items and file properties in the form – You can now select multiple items and edit their list items or documents properties all at once in the default form. Roadmap ID:64228
  • Open a list or library item within the view form from Quick Edit – Users will see their list and document library view forms inside of the Quick Edit experience. Roadmap ID: 64230
  • Create a new list item via a form in Quick Edit – Users will see the “New” button on their command bar in lists when they are in Quick Edit to create new items via the default form. Roadmap ID: 64232
  • Create all column types directly within Quick Edit – Replacing the legacy column creation in Quick Edit, this feature will allow you to create all column types directly from Quick Edit. Roadmap ID: 64171
  • SharePoint lists: New hyperlink field editor in Quick Edit – Microsoft are replacing the legacy hyperlink editor when people use SharePoint lists in Quick Edit mode. Roadmap ID: 63275

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint lists & libraries: new rich-text editor (RTE) for text fields – A newer, richer experience when a person creates a multi-line text field for a SharePoint list or library. They now will have the option to enable the rich-text editor (RTE). Roadmap ID: 63176

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – August 2020

  • Set Default Page Templates – This feature will allow site owners to set a page template as the default when a user creates a new page or news post on the site. Roadmap ID: 64529
  • Microsoft Lists: sharing – Share entire lists, or list items with individuals or groups with view or edit permissions and the ability to manage access. Roadmap ID: 64164
  • Configure header, footer and body of a form for lists/ libraries – This feature allows users in SharePoint lists and libraries to add a custom header and a footer to the associated form. Roadmap ID: 63519
  • Microsoft Lists and SharePoint document libraries: Gallery view – Configure your lists and library items using a dynamic Gallery view – choosing how your documents and list items appear. Roadmap ID: 57304

Release – September 2020

  • Microsoft Lists: Lists app in Microsoft Teams – Team members will be able to both create new lists and add existing ones as tabs in Teams’ channels. Roadmap ID: 64162

Release – later in 2020

  • Advanced eDiscovery: Supporting modern attachments from SharePoint Online – Collect, review, analyze, and export linked content from SharePoint Online in the new user experience. Roadmap ID: 66185

Release – Decemeber 2020

  • Expanded support to search and export items in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Recycle Bin in Core eDiscovery & Advanced eDiscovery – The eDiscovery and SharePoint Online teams are making architectural changes that will make the Recycle Bin (both first-stage and second-stage Recycle Bins) in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business searchable and exportable by eDiscovery Managers. That means organizations can search and export items in the Recycle Bin regardless of whether a site is on hold or not. Roadmap ID: 67092

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