Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 22 February 2021

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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From the message center

Here are some items from the message center that have drawn my attention over the last week:

AffectsMessageLast updatedMessage ID
OneDrive/SharePoint Send link to Outlook sharing option is being retired:
Users will soon be unable to share a link directly via the Outlook Share Target in OneDrive and SharePoint.
TeamsNew file sharing experience in Microsoft Teams:
With this update, when users share a file from within Teams they will have the same option to create sharing links as with OneDrive & SharePoint
FormsIntroducing a change in access behaviour for public groups in Microsoft Forms:
After this change, users will need to join and become a member of a public group in order to access shared forms within the group.
SharePointIntroducing a SharePoint app bar that features global navigation:
SharePoint modern communication and team sites will soon feature the SharePoint app bar which provides quick access to customizable global navigation as well as other intranet resources. 

Use these buttons to switch between each product’s roadmap updates.


  • Launched (3)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (1)


  • Information Governance: New retention engine for SPO – New retention engine for SharePoint Online, which addresses the challenges with large tenants or tenant that must process large volume of data. Will also enhance reliability and SLAs for retention. Roadmap ID: 63061
  • Information barriers – Information barriers are policies that can be configured to prevent individuals or groups from communicating with each other. Roadmap ID: 57313
  • Microsoft Lists: comments – Add a comment on a list or list items, including @mention capabilities to draw a person’s attention. Roadmap ID: 64169


  • SharePoint Syntex: Add taxonomy columns from modern library views – Allows users to add taxonomy columns directly to library views in modern SharePoint and Syntex librariesRoadmap ID: 70609
  • SharePoint: Image Lightbox – This feature lets users click on an image web part while in view mode to see a larger version of the image. Roadmap ID: 70669


Release – March 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Page Analytics – View rich page analytics on SharePoint Pages, including page views, page viewers and page traffic. Roadmap ID: 70635

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