Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 12 October 2020

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Teams

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Tasks in Teams –  A new, unified view of personal and assigned tasks within Teams, consolidating tasks across Microsoft To Do, Teams channels, Planner and Outlook. Roadmap ID: 57213
  • Changes in Incoming IP Video policy (New Audio and Video Policies) – Microsoft are updating our meeting policies to allow IT admins more control over how video is managed in Teams Meetings. Roadmap ID: 57082
  • Microsoft Planner: Tasks for Information Workers in Teams – Tasks in Teams gives you a new unified view of your personal and team tasks, powered by Planner and To Do. Roadmap ID: 65385
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): View assignments across all classes – Using the Assignments app from the Teams left rail, students can view all of their upcoming or previous assignments. Roadmap ID: 66566
  • Microsoft Teams: New File Viewer released for for GCC- High – GCC-High will have a new file viewer – OneUp. Roadmap ID: 67087
  • 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 (Education): Social emotional learning (SEL) sticker pack for OneNote – Encourage the development of critical social emotional skills. With Stickers in OneNote, teachers can give students badges to acknowledge or motivate student progress. Roadmap ID: 68936
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): Assignments Grading History in Speed Grader – To support the change to more iterative feedback in coursework, teachers will be able to track all of the submission and return events associated with each Assignment. Roadmap ID: 68942
  • NDI for Teams – NDI for Microsoft Teams converts a meeting participant’s video into a discrete source that can be used in the production tools for professional broadcasts. Roadmap ID: 66009
  • Microsoft Teams: Read Receipts in GCC High and DoD – Read receipts will soon be available in all clouds. Roadmap ID: 66132

πŸš‚ ROLLING OUT

  • 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
  • Templates in Teams – Users can choose from a variety of customizable templates when creating a new team. Roadmap ID: 63175
  • 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

βŒ› IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – October 2020

  • Teams: Full screen support in new meetings experience – In Full screen mode, the meeting window fills up the whole screen, the title bar on the top and task bar on the bottom of the window hide. Roadmap ID: 67171
  • Microsoft Teams: Outgoing screen-sharing support on Safari – Teams meetings in Safari 13 and later will now support outgoing screen sharing. A participant can share their screen. No configuration is needed. Roadmap ID: 67174
  • πŸ‘€ Microsoft Teams: Meeting transfers and companion devices – End users can transfer meetings between mobile, desktop, and web, and add another device as a companion to their meeting. Roadmap ID: 67176
  • 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: Changes in Incoming IP Video policy (New Audio and Video Policies) – Microsoft are extending the Allow IP Video policy to prevent both outgoing and incoming video as needed. Tenant administrators can use this policy to manage bandwidth. Roadmap ID: 68948

Release – November 2020

  • πŸ‘€ Virtual Breakout Rooms – Meeting hosts can create breakout rooms to be used by meeting participants for smaller group discussion. Roadmap ID: 65332
  • Teams: Microsoft Teams displays – A new category of all-in-one dedicated Teams devices that features an ambient touchscreen and a hands-free experience powered by Cortana. Roadmap ID: 53941
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting chat moderation settings – Meeting organizers can now turn off the chat functionality during a meeting, which is turned on by default. Roadmap ID: 67175
  • Microsoft Teams: Include up to 10,000 users in an org-wide team – Microsoft are raising the upper limit on org-wide team membership from 5,000 to 10,000 users. Roadmap ID: 68692

Release – December 2020

  • Students and educators get a notification when a new Class Notebook page is distributed – Microsoft are making a new update that will allow any Educator using Page Distribution in the OneNote client to ensure that all students get a notification in Teams after a page is distributed. Roadmap ID: 66582
  • Microsoft Teams: Enhanced meeting experiences on Teams phones – We are bringing 3×3 gallery layout, background blur for video, and spotlight features to Teams phones. Roadmap ID: 68943
  • Microsoft Teams: Proximity Join for Teams conference phones – Touchless meeting join will be supported with the new capability to add Teams conference phones from Teams desktop or mobile clients. Roadmap ID: 68945

Release – March 2021

  • Microsoft Information Protection: Data loss prevention for Microsoft Teams (GCC-High and DoD) – 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: 67098
  • Microsoft Teams: Better together for calls on Teams phones – With this capability, users will be able to use the better together feature on P2P calls and group calls. Roadmap ID: 68946
  • πŸ‘€Microsoft Teams: Remote Provisioning of Teams Android devices from Teams Admin Center – Tenant admins will be able to remotely provision and sign into all their Teams Android devices from Teams admin center. Roadmap ID: 68947

Release – April 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Branch Office Survivability on Teams phones – Teams phone users in a Branch Office can make PSTN Calls to other users even if Branch office loses internet connectivity. Roadmap ID: 68944

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