Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 25 January 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (2)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (13)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – January 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Large gallery view and Together Mode for web meetings in Edge and Chrome browsers – User can change layout to Together mode or Large gallery during a meeting in Edge or Chrome browsers. Roadmap ID: 70573

Release – February 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Moving all Power Shell work items under ITPro-Power Shell – Migrate from ADAL to MSAL – Moving all PowerShell work items under ITPro-Powershell. Roadmap ID: 70697
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Align the experience creating a team from different Teams interfaces – Align the experience for Teams creation in Teams Admin Center to the experience in creating a team in the Teams client. Roadmap ID: 70696
  • 🆕 2×2 video in Gallery view for web meetings in Edge and Chrome browsers – Gallery view now can show up to 4 participant videos during a meeting in Edge or Chrome browser. Roadmap ID: 70589
  • Live reactions – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 65946
  • 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
  • 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: Prompt to set Meeting Options for Large Teams Meetings in Outlook for Windows – Teams users in Outlook for Windows will be prompted to set meeting options when organizing Teams meetings for 40 or more participants or 10 or more distribution lists. Roadmap ID: 68918

Release – March 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Prompt to set Meeting Options for Large Teams Meetings in Outlook for Windows in GCC – Teams users in Outlook for Windows will be prompted to set meeting options when organizing Teams meetings for 40 or more participants or 10 or more distribution lists. microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=78699
  • 🆕 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance – Retention policies for Microsoft Teams private channels – This update enables organizations to apply an organization-wide retention policy on Teams private channel messages. Roadmap ID: 70582
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Teams location picker supports security groups and distribution lists (GCC) – Data loss prevention (DLP) for Microsoft Teams will now support security groups and distribution lists as part of the Teams location picker, enabling more granular control of DLP policy scope (i.e. to include/exclude particular departments, business units, geo-specific security groups, etc.). Roadmap ID: 70587
  • Microsoft Teams: Tasks in Teams in GCC – Tasks in Teams gives you a new unified view of your personal and team tasks, powered by Planner and To Do. It consolidates your tasks across Microsoft To Do, Planner and Outlook. Roadmap ID: 68950
  • Microsoft Teams: Tasks for Information Workers in Teams in GCC – Tasks in Teams gives you a new unified view of your personal and team tasks, powered by Planner and To Do. Roadmap ID: 68951

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