Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 19 October 2020

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Teams

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Presenter mode for Microsoft Whiteboard in a Teams meeting – Meeting organizers now have the option to present the contents of their digital whiteboard without meeting participants having the ability to edit the contents. Roadmap ID: 66568
  • Microsoft Teams: Prevent attendees from unmuting in Teams Meetings – Gives meeting organizers the ability to mute one to many meeting participants while removing the muted participants’ ability to unmute themselves. Roadmap ID: 66575
  • Together mode – Together mode uses of AI segmentation technology in meetings to digitally place participants in a shared background, making it feel like you’re sitting in the same room with everyone else. Roadmap ID: 65942
  • Microsoft Whiteboard updates – Whiteboard in Teams will soon be updated with new features including sticky notes, pen and ink, and drag and drop capabilities. Roadmap ID: 65953

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • New file sharing experience – You can soon create a shareable link for any file stored in Teams and directly set the appropriate permissions. Additionally, you can also set permissions for files stored in SharePoint or OneDrive while composing a private chat or starting a channel conversation. Roadmap ID: 51230
  • Safe Transfer – Teams users will be able to transfer a call safely, between Teams and Skype For Business. Roadmap ID: 64779
  • Microsoft Teams: Improvements to Meeting notes – Meeting notes will now support 100 users by default and, participants who have access to notes will no longer run into issues where they lose access. Roadmap ID: 67142
  • Microsoft Teams: Freehand by Invision available in the popped out meeting window – You can now use the Freehand by Invision app to collaborate in meetings that pop out in the new meeting experience. Roadmap ID: 67170
  • 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: Large Gallery view (Preview) – see up to 49 participants – We will soon bring Large Gallery view to Microsoft Teams, providing a new way to view video up to 49 participants at once on a single screen (7×7). Roadmap ID: 66717

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – November 2020

  • Live Transcription with speaker attribution  – 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
  • Windows native notifications in Teams – Users can now chose to deliver Microsoft Teams notifications via Windows 10 native notifications. Roadmap ID: 66742
  • Microsoft Teams: Include computer sound when sharing a Desktop or Window on Mac for Word Wide Multi-Tenant and GCC – You can now include your computer’s sound when you share a Desktop or Window on Mac. Roadmap ID: 67168
  • Microsoft Teams: Restricting Sign-In to specific tenants for GCC, GCC-High and DoD – You will now have the ability to restrict sign-in to Teams on managed devices, to ensure that employees cannot access another organization’s tenant from the device/app they are authorized to use for work. Roadmap ID: 68693
  • 👀 Microsoft Teams: AI-based noise suppression – AI-based, real-time noise suppression, will be added to Microsoft Teams. This feature will automatically remove unwelcome background noise during your meetings. Roadmap ID: 68694
  • 👀 Microsoft Teams: Create a task from a message in the Desktop Client for Microsoft Teams – With the “create a task from a message” feature in Teams, you’ll be able to create a task from a message in group or 1:1 chats or from a channel post or reply. Roadmap ID: 68696

Release – December 2020

  • Dynamic view – Dynamic view user AI in meetings to dynamically optimize shared content and video participants. Roadmap ID: 65943
  • Microsoft Teams: Chat bubbles – Chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation. Roadmap ID: 65948
  • Microsoft Teams: Out of Office – Let others know that you are not available by scheduling your Out of Office in Teams. Roadmap ID: 68701

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