Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 31 August 2020

Teams

  • Launched (7)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (8)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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
  • Multi-Window Meetings and Calling experiences – Ability to pop out meetings and calling into separate windows to help users optimize their workflow. Roadmap ID: 57294
  • Microsoft Teams: Phone System Administration Enhancements – Microsoft Calling Plan customers will be able to search, acquire, and assign phone numbers to end-users. Admins will also be able to create and assign emergency addresses for those end-users plus more. Roadmap ID: 56786
  • Microsoft Teams: VDI support for VMWare Horizon – We are delivering an optimized audio, video, and screen sharing media experience for Microsoft Teams for VMWare Horizon for on-premises, cloud, and Azure-hosted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments. Roadmap ID: 66206
  • 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): Language support for Assignments – Additional supported languages to include: Croatian, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Romanian, Slovenian, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. Roadmap ID: 66573
  • Using Teams background images in non-optimized Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environments – Support for background images will be releasing for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments. Roadmap ID: 66707

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: New File Viewer released for for GCC- High – GCC-High will have a new file viewer – OneUp. Roadmap ID: 67087
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – September 2020

  • Microsoft Teams: Customizable Praise Badges – Ability to create custom Praise badges (title, colors, images, language) that expresses company culture. Roadmap ID: 64978
  • 👀 Microsoft Teams: Custom Meeting Images – Admins will now be able to add a customer logo to the Teams experience, for display in the lobby and meeting pre-join experience. The logo will be displayed for meetings where the organizer has the Advanced Comms SKU. Roadmap ID: 67113
  • Microsoft Teams: Read Receipts in GCC High and DoD – Read receipts will soon be available in all clouds. Roadmap ID: 66132
  • Live Transcription with speaker attribution (EN-US)  – Live transcripts provide another way to follow along with what has been said and who said it. After a meeting, the transcript file is automatically saved in the chat tab for that meeting. Roadmap ID: 65967
  • Microsoft Teams: Incoming video support on Safari – Teams meetings in Safari 13 and later will support incoming video.  A participant can see the video of an active speaker.  No configuration is needed. Roadmap ID: 67109
  • Microsoft Teams: File Viewer Upgrades for Gov Clouds – Teams file viewer is being upgraded for Gov clouds from legacy to OneUp for non Office file types and to unified app for Office file types (Word, Powerpoint and Excel). Roadmap ID: 66200

Release – October 2020

  • 👀 Virtual Breakout Rooms – Meeting hosts can create breakout rooms to be used by meeting participants for smaller group discussion. Roadmap ID: 65332
  • Microsoft Teams: Enable tenant administrators to configure masking of PSTN participant phone numbers – Tenants with Audio Conferencing enabled will be able to define how Audio Conferencing participants’ phone numbers appear in the roster view for meetings scheduled within their organization: masked to external users, masked for everyone, or off (visible to everyone). Roadmap ID: 67091

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