Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 2 November 2020

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Teams

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • OneNote in Teams for DoD – OneNote integration in Teams will be enabled for Department of Defence. Roadmap ID: 66925
  • 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: 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: 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
  •  👀 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: 6 New Calling Plan Countries – Microsoft adds Austria, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland as new Calling Plan countries. Roadmap ID: 68773
  • Simplified Global Notification Settings – Users can now configure and customize their notification settings through a newly designed notification settings section. Roadmap ID: 65636
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Organizational branding for line of business app catalog – IT Admins will be able to customize their Teams line-of-business (custom) app catalog using their organization’s branding. This will enhance the user experience (UX) for end users and increase organic discovery and use of an organization’s line-of-business (custom) apps. Roadmap ID: 67111

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – November 2020

  • Microsoft Teams: Live Event Presenter for iPad – Live Event Presenters can now present from their iPad to the audience. Roadmap ID: 68846
  • Updated meeting creation and expiration policies – We are making changes to how Teams meetings and join links are accessible for meeting organizers who have had their scheduling capabilities revoked. Roadmap ID: 66921
  • 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: 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: Targeted communications in GCC – Targeted communication allows team members to message everyone in a specific role at the same time by @mentioning the role name in a post. Roadmap ID: 68841
  • 👀 Microsoft Teams: Increasing Chat Size from 300 to 1000 Participants – Currently, 300 meeting participants can be part of the meeting chat; this feature update will allow 1000 participants to participate in the meeting chat. Roadmap ID: 68844
  • Microsoft Teams: Together mode for GCC, GCC-High and DoD – Together mode uses 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: 68847, 66716

Release – December 2020

  • Data loss prevention and Microsoft Teams in Gov Clouds – 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
  • Whiteboard will be available in Microsoft Teams Rooms – Whiteboard will be added to Microsoft Teams Rooms. Roadmap ID: 73905

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