Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 7 December 2020

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  • Launched (14)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (49)


  • 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: 3Ă—3 video on collaboration bar – Ability to view 9 video streams simultaneously. Roadmap ID: 66346
  • Microsoft Teams: Shift Schedule Assistance – Shifts schedule assistance will alert managers if conflicts occur anywhere in the schedule and they will receive conflict warnings when approving schedule change requests. Roadmap ID: 66609
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams and Power Automate – Simpler automation for everyone – New workflow templates will be made available, and using those templates to build automation will become easier with a simplified editor experience. Roadmap ID: 68120
  • 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: Set Presence Status duration – Teams users will soon have the ability to change their presence for a specific period of time. Roadmap ID: 68726
  • 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: 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: 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: inline message translation in DOD – With a simple click, people who speak different languages can fluidly communicate with one another by translating posts in channels and chat. Roadmap ID: 67165
  • 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


Release – December 2020

  • Android on-demand chat translation – With a simple click, people who speak different languages can fluidly communicate with one another by translating posts in channels and chat. Roadmap ID: 63226
  • Time clock in Shifts for web & desktop – Time clock, the ability to clock in and out of your shifts, in Shifts in Teams will be available on web and desktop. Roadmap ID: 64782
  • Tagging by Shifts – This new feature automatically assigns users with tags matching their schedule and shift group name from the Shifts app in Teams. Roadmap ID: 64972
  • Microsoft Teams for RealWear – FirstLine Workers using RealWear HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1 can now collaborate with a remote expert using video calling on Teams. Roadmap ID: 65038
  • Queue sent messages when offline – When attempting to send messages while offline, Teams will queue messages and send once a network connection is re-established. Roadmap ID: 64687
  • Multiteam Support in Shifts – Employees will be able to access their shifts, other user’s shifts, requests, open shifts, their profile, other user’s profiles in a multi-team manner. Roadmap ID: 50988
  • Microsoft Teams for Firstline Workers: Off Shift Access Control V1 – Off shift access  is a new setting that can be enabled by IT administrators to provide a notification to Firstline Workers when they access the Teams app on their personal device outside payable hours. Roadmap ID: 61180
  • Microsoft Teams for Firstline Workers: On/Off Shift V2 – IT admins have the option to block the entire Teams app when a user is off shift. Roadmap ID: 59722
  • Microsoft Teams for Firstline Workers: On/Off Shift Presence – IT admins can enable Firstline Workers to get shift-based presence (On shift and Off shift). Roadmap ID: 57173
  • Microsoft Teams: Customizable Praise Badges – Ability to create custom Praise badges (title, colors, images, language) that expresses company culture. Roadmap ID: 64978
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): Link thumbnail preview in Assignments – Thumbnail preview gives students a quick preview of a linked resource before clicking through to the material. Roadmap ID: 66565
  • Overflow meetings – When attendees exceed the meeting attendee limit, the meeting will scale to accommodate up to 20,000 in an experience where they can watch. Roadmap ID: 65952
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 1:1 PSTN Call Recording – Record 1:1 PSTN Calls. Roadmap ID: 68777
  • Additional settings for multiple Accounts and Organizations – Added support within Teams desktop to be able to add one personal account, along with one work/school account, change their profile picture, and switch between accounts and orgs through Settings. Roadmap ID: 68845
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Add document libraries, pages or news to a channel in Teams via the new SharePoint tab – Team members can now use the SharePoint tab experience to pin any page, news, list or document library as a separate tab in their Teams channel. Roadmap ID: 68860
  • Microsoft Teams: Linux Client available in GCC-High – The Microsoft Teams Linux client will now be available in GCC-High. Roadmap ID: 68866
  • Microsoft Teams: PowerPoint File Sharing in GCC-High and DOD – PowerPoint File Sharing allows you to share a PowerPoint file within a Teams Meeting without having to use Desktop or Window sharing. Roadmap ID: 68926
  • Microsoft Teams: 3Ă—3 gallery view for Microsoft Teams Rooms – View up to 9 meeting participants during a Teams meeting in the 3Ă—3 gallery view. Roadmap ID: 68935
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Call Merge – Call Merge gives end users the capability to merge their active unheld 1-1 call into another 1-1 call or another group call. This applies to Teams VOIP calls and PSTN calls. Roadmap ID: 66054

Release – January 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Tasks publishing and reporting for Firstline Workers – Features will include several manager and team member experiences specific to targeting, assigning and completing activities, in addition to features for Headquarters for reporting and audit trails. Roadmap ID: 59719
  • 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
  • Live reactions – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 65946
  • 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: 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: Presenter View in Teams Meetings – Presenters can view slide notes and upcoming slides helping the presenters keep the meeting on track, discuss meeting notes as needed and navigate to meeting slides quickly. Roadmap ID: 68903
  • Microsoft Teams: Share System Audio on Mac – This will allow Mac desktop users to include audio when sharing their Desktop or Window during a Teams meeting. Roadmap ID: 68941
  • đź‘€ Outlook for Windows: Every meeting online – Update your settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option. Roadmap ID: 66021

Release – February 2021

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: Live reactions in Teams Meetings – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 68905


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