Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 1 March 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (7)
  • Rolling out (6)
  • In development (28)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Safe Transfer – Teams users will be able to transfer a call safely, between Teams and Skype For Business. Roadmap ID: 64779
  • 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: 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 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: Live Event Presenter for iPad – Live Event Presenters can now present from their iPad to the audience. Roadmap ID: 68846
  • 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: History Menu – The History Menu for Teams desktop clients displays your recently visited locations when hovering over the backward and forward navigation options. Roadmap ID: 70545

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Live reactions – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 65946
  • Microsoft Planner: More labels – Add up to 25 task labels and colors in Planner and in Planner for Teams. Roadmap ID: 66193
  • Microsoft Teams: Give feedback improvements – Teams will automatically review the feedback submitted by users and provide help documentation related to the topic if available. Roadmap ID: 68880
  • Microsoft Teams: Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel for GCC, GCC-High and DoD – Create and share a channel specific calendar for members to view events. Teams automatically creates a new post, which will appear in the activity feed, when a channel meeting is created. Any user who has notifications turned off will see the event only when they open the channel calendar. Roadmap ID: 68910
  • Microsoft Teams: Share to Outlook for GCC – Share to Outlook from Microsoft Teams will be released for GCC environment. Share to Outlook enables a Teams conversation to be shared via email. Roadmap ID: 70546
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – March 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: New Teams Live Events eCDN – Ramp – We will be enabling a new eCDN provider, Ramp, for live events. You will be able to use this new eCDN for your live events needs. Roadmap ID: 80825
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Data reports after Teams meeting class – If a teacher has used Forms polls in a Teams meeting class, a summary report for all the polls used in this meeting will be generated and shared with teacher. Roadmap ID: 79499
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Data reports for polls after Teams meeting – If user has used Forms poll in a Teams meeting, a summary report for all the polls used in this meeting will be generated and shared with meeting organizer and presenters. Roadmap ID: 79498
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Support open-text question poll for Teams meeting – For Microsoft Forms poll in Teams meeting, there is a new question type – open text. You can use this question type to collect attendees’ open-ended information before/during/after the meeting. Roadmap ID: 79464
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Forms Polls in Teams Meetings Improvements – A set of top asks will be addressed with this general release. Polls in Teams Meetings now support guests and an optimized mobile experience. Roadmap ID: 79448
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: AI based poll question suggestion for Teams meeting – When user wants to create poll for their Teams meeting, Forms intelligence service will suggest some polls based on their meeting purpose. Roadmap ID: 79493
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: AI based historical poll suggestion for Teams meeting – When user wants to create poll for their Teams meeting, Forms intelligence service will suggest this user’s historical polls based on their meeting purpose. Roadmap ID: 79494
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: AI based option suggestion for Teams meeting polls – When user is creating poll for their Teams meeting, Forms intelligence service will suggest some options for their question when applies. Roadmap ID: 79495
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Polls in Teams Meetings for GCC – Forms polls for Teams meetings provides an easily discoverable and seamless experience that will help you conduct more engaging and productive meetings. Roadmap ID: 70727
  • Large meeting support – Hold interactive meetings with more attendees—up to 1,000. Roadmap ID: 65951
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Reporting and scheduling APIs for meetings – Scheduling and reporting APIs will be available for integration into 3rd party applications. Roadmap ID: 66867
  • 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: Meeting Recap – Coming this year, a recap with the meeting recording, transcript, chat, shared files and more will be shared with participants in the meeting Chat tab and viewable in the Details tab for each meeting. Roadmap ID: 68729
  • Microsoft Teams: New Lobby Setting: Only Invited Users join directly – A new option; “People I Invite” is coming to the “Who can bypass lobby?” setting. Once enabled, only the participants invited by the organizer in meeting invite will be able to join the meeting directly. Roadmap ID: 68730
  • Microsoft Teams: New Calling Experiences – Simplify the calling experience with a streamlined view that shows contacts, voicemail and calling history together, making it easier to initiate or return a call with a single click. Roadmap ID: 68771
  • 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: Live reactions in Teams Meetings – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 68905
  • Microsoft Teams : Follow or Mute Conversations in GCC – This feature will empower users to have finer controls at a conversation thread level within a channel. Roadmap ID: 70569
  • Microsoft Teams: Virtual Breakout Rooms for GCC-High – Meeting hosts can create breakout rooms to be used by meeting participants for smaller group discussion. Roadmap ID: 70604
  • Microsoft Teams: PowerShell Support for Team Templates – PowerShell support for team templates operations including creating a new team template, viewing all available team templates. Roadmap ID: 70698

Release – April 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Forms: Correct Answer choice feature added to Microsoft Forms Poll in Teams Meetings – This feature introduces the concept of a Correct Answer choice to Polls within Teams meetings. Correct answer choices can be selected on multiple choice questions only. Correct answer can be a single option, or multiple if “multiple answers” is enabled. Correct answer choice will be shown after voting in the Results card. Roadmap ID: 80519
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams and Forms: Word Cloud for Polls in Teams meeting and Forms Surveys – When users have collected responses for an open text poll / question in a Teams meeting or in a regular form, word cloud data insight will be available to help them get a quick view on the top text phrases people answered. Roadmap ID: 79497
  • Microsoft Teams Include computer sound when sharing a Desktop or Window on Mac for GCC-High and DoD – You can now include your computer’s sound when you share a Desktop or Window on Mac. Roadmap ID: 67169
  • Microsoft Teams: Personal wellbeing insights in Teams – Users can create mental bookends to productively start and mindfully end the work day with a virtual commute, tap into dedicated moments of mindfulness with Headspace and use emotional check-ins to pause and reflect. Roadmap ID: 68748

Release – May 2021

  • Microsoft Teams (Education): View all upcoming assignments in the Teams calendar – Keep tabs on all of your student’s responsibilities and due dates by visualizing their assignments within the Teams calendar. Roadmap ID: 66562
  • Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams Meetings – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 68905

Release – June 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

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