Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 28 September 2020

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  • New experience for launching instant channel meetings for GCC customers β€“ 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: Rooms Management with Teams Admin Center β€“ Remotely update the settings for any Teams room device, inspect the health status of the device as well as peripherals like camera and microphone, or troubleshoot issues using restart or download logs functionality. Roadmap ID: 64022
  • Microsoft Teams: New Teams phone feature update – Updates to Microsoft Teams phones available now (version 1449/ Includes: Home Screen with Meeting, Customize Quick Access to Apps, Auto Accept with Video for Meeting Nudges, and Teams Button Support as part of the update. Roadmap ID: 65593
  • Microsoft Teams: Power Apps app for Teams for GCC-High – You will now be able to make and pin apps within Teams using Power Apps in GCC-High. Roadmap ID: 66464
  • Coordinated Meetings with Microsoft Teams Room and Surface Hub – Enables a coordinated meeting experience between Surface Hub and Microsoft Teams Room devices, enabling users to operate both devices in the same room, in the same meeting. Roadmap ID: 65963
  • Proximity Join on Surface Hub – Allows users to join a meeting on a Surface Hub, using their own personal device. Proximity Join also allows users to add a Surface Hub as a resource to their scheduled meeting. Roadmap ID: 65964
  • Microsoft Teams: Delegate device management admin role in Teams Admin Center – The device admin role  can only view and manage the devices section in Teams Admin Center. Roadmap ID: 68756
  • Microsoft Teams: PSTN usage report in Teams Admin Center – Teams PSTN usage report in the Microsoft Teams admin center gives you an overview of calling and audio conferencing activity in your organization. Roadmap ID: 68757
  • Advanced eDiscovery: First set of Graph APIs in Public Preview – The first set of Graph APIs that are available in public preview enables organizations to call the APIs to get a list of cases, read the properties of a case, and create, update, delete and retrieve information on the cases. Roadmap ID: 68808


  • Microsoft Teams: Walkie Talkie Android GA – Walkie Talkie is a push-to-talk experience that enables clear, instant and secure voice communication over the cloud, turning employee- or company-owned Android smartphones and tablets into a walkie-talkie. Roadmap ID: 57157
  • Advanced eDiscovery: Supporting modern attachments from  OneDrive and SharePoint Online (modern attachments) – To help streamline discovery of linked content, Advanced eDiscovery natively groups linked content from OneDrive and SharePoint Online in the same family as the original Outlook email or Teams and Yammer chat message. Roadmap ID: 66185
  • πŸ‘€ Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Oakdale in Teams – Select Microsoft 365 and Office 365 subscriptions that include Power Apps and Power Automate are expanding with the introduction of Microsoft Project Oakdale– a built-in, flexible datastore supporting relational, image and file data with a one-click experience for deploying solutions natively in Teams. Roadmap ID: 66407
  • New Teams meeting pre-join experience β€“ The new -rejoin screen includes easier discovery for audio, video, and device selection configurations before joining a Teams meeting. Roadmap ID: 67089
  • Direct guest join for Zoom and WebEx Meetings – Now Teams Rooms and Zoom Room devices can connect to each other’s web meeting experience via embedded web technologies. Roadmap ID: 68736
  • Microsoft Teams: Graph API permissions – Administrators will be able to grant consent to Graph API permissions, on behalf of the entire tenant, they will be able to see granular permissions and provide resource-specific consent, simplifying app management procedure all in one place. Roadmap ID: 68759
  • Microsoft Teams: Nokia Session Border Controller certification for Direct Routing – Microsoft has partnered with Nokia to certify that their SBCs work with Direct Routing. Roadmap ID: 68768
  • πŸ‘€ Advanced Audit: optional 10 year audit log retention add-on – To help meet rigorous regulatory and internal compliance obligations or conduct longer running investigations, organizations can now add 10-year audit log retention to Advanced Audit. Once enabled, you can access the logs in the Microsoft 365 compliance center or through the Office 365 Management Activity API. Roadmap ID: 68805
  • πŸ‘€ Advanced Audit: User searches – User search event, which is generated when a user search was performed on Exchange Online or SharePoint Online. This is valuable especially if a malicious actor accessed an account to search for sensitive material. By analyzing the search query, an investigator can understand the kind of content being searched for. Roadmap ID: 68806
  • Advanced Audit: Mail send events – Mail send event is generated when a user sends, replies to, or forwards an email. Whether the action was malicious or unintentional, this event can let investigators know what metadata was contained in the emails sent from a compromised account. Roadmap ID: 68807


Release – September 2020

  • Turn off text previews for chat notifications – Users can get more privacy by changing their settings to turn off message previews in chat notifications. Roadmap ID: 66744
  • Microsoft Teams: View app permissions and grant admin consent in the Microsoft Teams admin center – In Teams admin center global admins will be able to review and grant consent to Graph API permissions registered in Azure Active Directory, on behalf of the entire tenant for the permissions an app is requesting such as reading information stored in a team or sending an email on behalf of users. Roadmap ID: 67140
  • Microsoft Teams: spotlight an individual video participant for all attendees in a Teams meeting for GCC and GCC High – Microsoft are delivering the ability for presenters to lock on an individual video feed for all attendees to see during a Teams meeting. Roadmap ID: 67141
  • Microsoft Teams: Approvals in Teams – Get to results faster with Approvals in Microsoft Teams. Easily create, manage, share, and act on approvals directly from your hub for teamwork. Roadmap ID: 68724
  • πŸ‘€ Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Graph API for Teams Export (Preview) – Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) for Microsoft Teams is a key scenario for our customer as it allows them to solve for retention, indexing, e-discovery, classification, and regulatory requirements. Roadmap ID: 68731

Release – October 2020

  • Pinned posts – Users will be able to pin any message in a channel to the channel information pane for all members to see. Roadmap ID: 64334
  • Microsoft Teams: ARM 64 Native Teams App – We will soon release a native ARM64 Teams client that provides improved performance and reliability on ARM devices. Roadmap ID: 68725
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams EHR connector – The new Microsoft Teams EHR connector will allow clinicians and patients to launch a virtual patient visit or consult with another provider in Teams directly from their electronic health record system. Roadmap ID: 68728
  • Microsoft Teams: Meetings extensibility – Teams meeting extensibility will enable developers to integrate their apps into the experience and construct of a meeting. Roadmap ID: 68733
  • Microsoft Teams: Power Automate actions for meetings, teams, channels, and chat – New Power Automate actions: “Create a Teams meeting”, “Send message to a channel”, “get @mention token”, “Create a team”, “Add users to a team”; New Power Automate triggers: “User leaves a team”. Roadmap ID: 68752
  • Microsoft Teams: Manage Teams displays in Team Admin Center – Microsoft are adding the Teams Display, one more device category that can be now managed within Teams Admin Center. Roadmap ID: 68754
  • Microsoft Teams: 6 New Calling Plan Countries – Microsoft adds Austria, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland as new Calling Plan countries. Roadmap ID: 68773

Release – November 2020

  • Data loss prevention and Microsoft Teams – Data loss prevention (DLP) capabilities in Microsoft 365 government clouds will be extended to include Microsoft Teams chat and channel messages, including private channel messages. Roadmap ID: 65383
  • πŸ‘€ Microsoft Teams: meeting recordings saved to OneDrive and SharePoint – Ability to save Microsoft Teams meeting recordings to OneDrive and SharePoint for improved sharing capabilities, basic governance, automatic retention labels, go local, bring your own keys and, more that comes from recording video files and storing them in SharePoint and OneDrive. Roadmap ID: 67138
  • πŸ‘€ Microsoft 365 compliance center: Auto-apply retention labels for Teams meeting recordings – With the storage of Teams meeting recordings moving to SharePoint and OneDrive, you can utilize the rich retention capabilities available in these platforms to manage the retention and deletion of meeting recordings. Roadmap ID: 68689
  • Microsoft Teams: Device management automatic alerting in Teams Admin Center – Device management automatic alerting  provides more efficiency in identifying devices issues by triggering notifications that can be turned into an immediate correction action. Roadmap ID: 68755
  • Microsoft Teams: Large event reporting and analytics improvements in Teams Admin Center – Data management capabilities for large event reporting, such as search, filter, pagination, and exporting of the data for better analysis. Roadmap ID: 68760
  • Microsoft Teams: Enhanced Power BI app for Teams (Preview) – Enhancements to the Power BI app for Teams will make it easier to discover data from across the organization and quickly create visualizations from Excel datasets right within Teams. Roadmap ID: 68762
  • Microsoft Teams: Power BI stage view in chat (Preview) – Share a link to a report that is already is set to the view of the person that is sharing. Roadmap ID: 68763
  • Microsoft Teams: Power BI improved tab/channel experience (Preview) – Improved look and feel, expanded view to see visualization better. Roadmap ID: 68764
  • Microsoft Teams: Native Teams authentication for PVA bots – Maker can customize bots to provide personal content knowing which user is interacting with the bot. Contextual awareness of user – knows that “John Smith” is asking the question to the bot. Roadmap ID: 68765
  • Microsoft Teams: Seamlessly make your bot available to your colleagues in Teams – Makes bot deployment easier, yet controlled through admin approval. Click the “Make available in Teams” button in top-right in Power Virtual Agents web app. Roadmap ID: 68766
  • Microsoft Teams: PVA app for Teams – New Power Virtual Agents ap for teams where you can make and publish a Power Virtual Agents bot without leaving Teams. Roadmap ID: 68767
  • Microsoft Teams: Ericsson Session Border Controller certification for Direct Routing – Microsoft has partnered with Ericsson to certify that their SBCs work with Direct Routing. Roadmap ID: 68769
  • Microsoft Teams: Collaborative Calling – Users can collaborate and share information in the channel while taking calls in the queue. This feature is ideal for scenarios such an IT help desk or HR hotline. Roadmap ID: 68770
  • Microsoft Teams: New Calling Experiences – Simplify the calling experience with a streamlined view that shows contacts, voicemail and calling history together, making it easier to initiate or return a call with a single click. Roadmap ID: 68771
  • Microsoft Teams: Survivable Branch Appliance – Survivable Branch Appliances (SBAs) are designed to ensure access to data and voice services in the event of a WAN outage. Roadmap ID: 68772
  • Microsoft Teams: Transcription for 1:1 Calls – Transcription captures the text version of your Call and saves it for later use. This can be enabled via the control bar within the Call window. Roadmap ID: 68774
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Captions for 1:1 Calls – Live Captions display the text version of the audio in the call.. This can be enabled via the control bar within the Call window. Roadmap ID: 68775
  • Microsoft Teams: Transfer Calls between desktop and mobile – Transfer calls between desktop and mobile allows a user to move their call between devices. Roadmap ID: 68776
  • Microsoft Teams: 1:1 PSTN Call Recording – Record 1:1 PSTN Calls. Roadmap ID: 68777

Release – December 2020

  • Microsoft Teams: Search results page in Teams – A new search experience in Teams will make finding messages, people, answers, and files faster and more intuitive. A redesigned search results page provides better context and faster results, with AI-powered relevance based on the people and content you engage with most in Teams and other Microsoft 365 services. Roadmap ID: 66583
  • πŸ‘€ Microsoft Teams: Meeting attendee engagement dashboard – Measure attendee engagement through participation, including registration, attendance and interactions during the meeting. This data is also available for download. Roadmap ID: 66585
  • πŸ‘€ Microsoft Teams: Meeting attendee registration – Add a custom attendee registration page to any meeting to better manage attendance before and after any engagement. Following registration, attendees receive an email confirmation with calendar invite. Roadmap ID: 66586
  • πŸ‘€ Microsoft Teams: Custom layouts for meetings – Presenters will be able to customize how content shows up for meeting participants, including overlaying their video on content or moving their content box to a corner of the video view. Roadmap ID: 66587
  • Room Remote for Microsoft Teams Room and collaboration bar – This experience in Teams mobile will provide meeting device controls, such as the ability to join and leave the meeting, mute and unmute the room, adjust audio volume, and turn cameras on and off. Roadmap ID: 65960
  • Microsoft Teams: Reporting and scheduling APIs for meetings – Scheduling and reporting APIs will be available for integration into 3rd party applications. Roadmap ID: 66867
  • Microsoft Teams: 25K person teams – Support for up to 25,000 members per individual team. Roadmap ID: 68723
  • Microsoft Teams: Set Presence Status duration – Teams users will soon have the ability to change their presence to β€œOffline”. This will allow them to have full access to Teams while signalling to colleagues that they are unavailable. Roadmap ID: 68726
  • Microsoft Teams: New Offline Presence Status – Teams users will soon have the ability to change their presence for a specific period of time. Roadmap ID: 68727
  • πŸ‘€ Microsoft Teams: Meeting Recap – Coming this year, a recap with the meeting recording, transcript, chat, shared files and more will be shared with participants in the meeting Chat tab and viewable in the Details tab for each meeting. Roadmap ID: 68729
  • Microsoft Teams: By invitation only meetings – Organizers will be able to schedule invite-only meetings where only authorized participants will be allowed to join. Roadmap ID: 68730
  • Microsoft Teams: Customer Key support (Preview) – Microsoft helps keep Teams data safe by encrypting it while at rest in Microsoft datacenters. Now we are extending this capability to enable customers to add a layer of encryption using their own keys for Teams, similar to Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive. Roadmap ID: 68732
  • Microsoft Teams: Large gallery view and Together Mode on Surface Hub – Large gallery view (view up to 49 meeting participants at a time) and Together Mode on the Surface Hub. Roadmap ID: 68734
  • Microsoft Teams: Large gallery view and Together Mode on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows – Support for Large gallery view (view up to 49 meeting participants at a time) and Together Mode on Microsoft Teams Rooms running on Windows. Roadmap ID: 68738
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams casting for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows – For quick ad-hoc sessions that don’t necessarily require setting up a formal meeting, people can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room running on Windows, and display content from their mobile phone. Roadmap ID: 68739
  • Microsoft Teams: Spotlight for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – The spotlight feature enables meeting organizers or presenters to lock a video feed view on behalf of the meeting attendees. Roadmap ID: 68740
  • Microsoft Teams: Large gallery view and Together Mode on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – Support for Large gallery view (view up to 49 meeting participants at a time) and Together Mode on Microsoft Teams Rooms running on Android. Roadmap ID: 68741
  • Microsoft Teams: Dual front-of-room screen support for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – Support for Dual front-of-room screens for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android. Roadmap ID: 68742
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams casting for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – For quick ad-hoc sessions that don’t necessarily require setting up a formal meeting, people can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room running on Android, and display content from their mobile phone. Roadmap ID: 68743
  • Microsoft Teams: Room Remote Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – Control in-room meeting devices using a new experience on the Teams mobile app. Controls include: turn mic on/off, turn camera on/off, adjust audio, leave the meeting. Roadmap ID: 68744
  • Microsoft Teams: Support for breakout rooms for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – Ability to consume breakout rooms feature in Teams meetings. Roadmap ID: 68745
  • Microsoft Teams: Productivity and wellbeing insights for managers and leaders – Group managers and business leaders will get insights personalized to their role with recommended actions to make changing habits and improving productivity and wellbeing easier. Roadmap ID: 68746
  • Microsoft Teams: Personal productivity insights in Teams – Users will get intelligent reminders to catch up with key people, follow up on to-dos, and protect time to work uninterrupted. Roadmap ID: 68747
  • πŸ‘€ Microsoft Teams: Personal wellbeing insights in Teams – Users can create mental bookends to productively start and mindfully end the work day with a virtual commute, tap into dedicated moments of mindfulness with Headspace and use emotional check-ins to pause and reflect. Roadmap ID: 68748
  • Microsoft Teams: New Together mode scenes – With new Together mode scenes you can transport your team to a variety of settings that can help set the tone for your meeting, whether it a conference room or a coffee shop. Roadmap ID: 68749
  • Microsoft Teams: Access files offline on mobile – The Teams mobile app now allows you to access files even when you are offline or in bad network conditions. Roadmap ID: 68750
  • Microsoft Teams: Power Appp in Teams usage analytics in Teams Admin Center – Teams Admins will soon be able to analyze how their organization is using apps built with Power Apps inside of Teams, under the analytics section of the Teams Admin Center. Roadmap ID: 68751
  • Microsoft Teams: New Power Automate entry points in-Teams – Users will soon be able to use message extensions and message actions to start building a Power Automate flow from a template. Roadmap ID: 68753
  • Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Live Events in Teams Admin Center (Preview) – Real-time data for live events for troubleshooting and immediate remediation. Roadmap ID: 68758
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting recording improvements – Stream playback performance and new features are coming to Teams meetings recordings by the end of the year as part of the new Stream experience. Roadmap ID: 68761

Release – March 2021

  • πŸ‘€ Microsoft Teams: SharePoint home site app – With the new home site app, you can bring your intranet directly into Teams. The app’s icon and name match your company brand and enable employees to discover, navigate and consume your top sites in Teams. The home site app gives employees a window into the rest of the company intranet by using the same global navigation as the SharePoint app bar. Roadmap ID: 66584
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams panels – This new category of devices can be mounted outside a meeting space to streamline space management, providing users with the ability to view space and meeting details, reserve a space, view upcoming reservations and easily identify current availability status. Roadmap ID: 68735
  • Microsoft Teams: IP Based audio/video support for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows – IP based audio and video devices can be selected as sources in Teams Rooms making device installation and deployment easier, by avoiding long USB cable runs and use of USB extenders. Roadmap ID: 68737

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