Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 14 December 2020

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Teams

  • Launched (6)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (21)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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
  • 👀 Microsoft Teams: Customizable Praise Badges – Ability to create custom Praise badges (title, colors, images, language) that expresses company culture. Roadmap ID: 64978
  • 👀 Virtual Breakout Rooms – Meeting hosts can create breakout rooms to be used by meeting participants for smaller group discussion. Roadmap ID: 65332
  • New Teams meeting pre-join experience – The new -rejoin screen includes easier discovery for audio, video, and device selection configurations before joining a Teams meeting. Roadmap ID: 67089
  • Microsoft Teams: Enable tenant administrators to configure masking of PSTN participant phone numbers – Tenants with Audio Conferencing enabled will be able to define how Audio Conferencing participants’ phone numbers appear in the roster view for meetings scheduled within their organization: masked to external users, masked for everyone, or off (visible to everyone). Roadmap ID: 67091
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: End-of-meeting notifications – Microsoft Teams will automatically issue a 5-minute warning when the meeting is nearing a close – it will be triggered for all scheduled private, and channel meetings. Roadmap ID: 67122
  • 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: EHR connector for virtual visits in healthcare – The EHR connector let’s patients schedule and join the virtual visit from within their electronic health record (EHR) system’s patient portal. Roadmap ID: 68865

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – December 2020

  • 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: GCC support for devices management in Teams Admin Centre – Now, customers who have tenants in the GCC environment can also manage their Teams devices from the Teams Admin Center. Roadmap ID: 70660
  • Microsoft Teams: Education Policy Wizard – A dedicated Education policy package that easily apply policies for a safe learning environment. Roadmap ID: 70661

Release – January 2021

  • Large meeting support – Hold interactive meetings with more attendees—up to 1,000. Roadmap ID: 65951
  • 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: 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: Out of Office – Let others know that you are not available by scheduling your Out of Office in Teams. Roadmap ID: 68701
  • Microsoft Teams: Theme and icon updates – Updates to the Teams default and dark theme background colours and icon set to align with the overall Microsoft 365 design vision. Roadmap ID: 68721
  • Microsoft Teams: 25K person teams – Support for up to 25,000 members per individual team. Roadmap ID: 68723
  • 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: 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: Meet Now from Outlook – You can now start an instant Teams meeting from the Calendar tab in Outlook Windows. Roadmap ID: 68838
  • Microsoft Teams: Touch Bar Meetings Controls for Mac – Teams Meeting controls for MacBooks with Touch Bars that allow users to mute/unmute, start/stop video, open sharing tray, open the view participants panel and raise or retract their hand. Roadmap ID: 68906
  • Microsoft Teams: Sensitivity Labels for GCC, GCC-H, and DoD Clouds – Sensitivity labels created in the security and compliance admin center can now be used to control the privacy and guest access settings of the team. Roadmap ID: 68907
  • 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: 70662

Release – February 2021

  • 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
  • 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
  • Update to meeting participant’s access to meeting chat – People added to a meeting via a meeting link and were not added to the original meeting invite will no longer have access to chats, files, notes, and other meeting content after the meeting ends. Roadmap ID: 68853

Release – March 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Simplified Global Notification Settings for GCC-High and DoD – Government users can now configure and customize their notification settings through a newly designed notification settings section. Roadmap ID: 70663

Release – April 2021

  • Video filters – Before joining a meeting, you can use the filters to subtly adjust lighting levels and soften the focus of the camera to customize your appearance. Roadmap ID: 65944

Release – June 2021

  • 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

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