Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 24 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
General Availability Announcement – Power Apps and Power Automate Data Loss Prevention FeaturesStarting August 21st 2020, Power Platform will support Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policy capabilities for Power Apps and Power Automate.August 21, 2020MC220745
Teams message translation will be enabled by defaultIf you have not previously customized the messaging policy for your tenant or assigned your users a custom messaging policy, message translation will be enabled by default.Now generally availableMC218683
Teams personal account banner notificationsUsers will see a banner in their activity feed saying that they can add a personal account to the Teams app on their mobile device.

Users will not be able to see their personal accounts on desktop or web versions of Teams at this time.
December 30, 2020
(currently rolling out worldwide)
Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on Android 4.4We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on Android 4.4.

The exiting Teams build will continue to work on Android 4.4 for the next 2 months but there won’t be any app updates going forward 
August 1, 2020MC217681
Announcements for Microsoft Edge Legacy and for using Microsoft 365 apps and services on Internet Explorer 11Microsoft 365 services and applications will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11); Microsoft 365 apps and services will be unable to connect, or have a degraded feature experience, when accessed on IE 11.

Additionally, the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application will experience end of support; after support ends, it will not receive new security updates. 
Microsoft Teams (web app)
Beginning November 30, 2020.

Microsoft 365 applications and services (excluding Microsoft Teams)
Beginning August 17, 2021.

Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application
March 9, 2021.


  • Launched (4)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (24)


  • 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
  • Fluent design coherence updates for SharePoint – The fluent design system will be applied to modern SharePoint which will result in some visual changes. Roadmap ID: 63777
  • Default site theme color is changing from blue to teal – SharePoint’s new teal theme will automatically update new and existing communication sites and team sites. Roadmap ID: 60592
  • 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


  • Cumulative analytics for Hubs in SharePoint – Hub owners can now analyze aggregate usage analytics for their SharePoint hub sites, including all associated sites. Roadmap ID: 57160
  • SharePoint: Caching SharePoint Online Videos on Azure Content Delivery Network to improve video playback and reliability – Videos will be streamed from the CDN closest to the user to optimize the user experience. Roadmap ID: 66065


Release – August 2020

  • Microsoft Lists: Updated Person column experience: built on SharePoint – Items within a Person column, in and out of Quick Edit mode, will appear using the new “pill” design format when a person’s photo is displayed. Roadmap ID: 67095
  • Microsoft Lists: Updated Choice column experience: built on SharePoint – Items within a Choice column, in and out of Quick Edit mode for both lists and libraries, will support single, multi-choice, and manual fill as you add items. Roadmap ID: 67097

Release – September 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
  • Updates to site header options – You will be able to choose to show/ hide the site title and a choice between a square site logo thumbnail or a non-square site logoRoadmap ID: 63776
  • 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
  • Microsoft Lists: visual updates for Quick Edit – In Quick Edit, you’ll see new grid lines, an improved on-hover experience, themed color bars on the side of list items, a “Create New Item” button and updated column header drop-downs. Roadmap ID: 64871
  • 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
  • Search scoping controls with Microsoft Search – Support in Microsoft Search in SharePoint for search scoping controls in modern document libraries, lists for site, hub or organization wide. Roadmap ID: 57098
  • SharePoint and Teams: updated Add a Team to a site wizard – Choose the SharePoint content that you want to add as tabs in Teams when you first connect them via the “Add a Team” flow from your site. Roadmap ID: 46990
  • New SharePoint admin center home page – Updates to the SharePoint admin center to align it to the Microsoft admin center, including more tiles and graphs. Roadmap ID: 57318
  • 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
  • SharePoint Online search query volume limits when using app-only authentication – When this change is implemented, queries using the Site.Read.All permissions level or greater will be throttled at 25 QPS. The search query will return with a 429 response and you can simply retry the query. Roadmap ID: 64963
  • SharePoint lists and libraries: Rename title column – Users will be able to rename the title field column and see the name change appear consistently in grid view, when in Quick Edit and on the associated view and edit forms. Roadmap ID: 65146
  • 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
  • SharePoint: Portal Launch wizard in SharePoint PowerShell – The Portal Launch wizard available via SharePoint PowerShell is designed to configure the deployment waves when launching a new site. Roadmap ID: 66162
  • 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
  • SharePoint: Site Performance Page for Site Owners and Editors – The Site Performance Page will display results from the Page Diagnostics for SharePoint tool and the information will be available within SharePoint from site settings. Roadmap ID: 66196
  • Centralized management for hub permissions – Hub permissions enable you to centralize the management of visitor access to associated sites. Roadmap ID: 65641

Release – Decemeber 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
  • Microsoft Lists: mobile app (iOS) built on SharePoint – You’ll be able to create new lists, edit list items and easily share with other people. The Lists app will first come to iOS and Android shortly after. Roadmap ID: 64161
  • Microsoft Search in classic SharePoint sites – Microsoft Search in classic SharePoint sites brings the Microsoft Search experience to classic SharePoint sites and moves the search box to the application header in Office 365. Roadmap ID: 57131
  • SharePoint: Share a page to Yammer – The ability to share a modern SharePoint Online (SPO) page to a Yammer community will be available in the page actions bar. Roadmap ID: 66183


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