Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 1 March 2021

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


  • Launched (1)
  • Rolling out (7)
  • In development (4)


  • OneDrive: Exclude specific files from sync – Admins can exclude newly added files from syncing to the cloud by file name or extension. Roadmap ID: 66188


  • Updates to @mentions email notifications – With this update you will be able to read through the comments you have been @mentioned in , directly in the email notification. Roadmap ID: 51538
  • Update to email notifications for shared content – Standardizing the email template to reflect consistency across products along with adding file previewer thumbnails and activity details. Roadmap ID: 53036
  • Reply to an Office comment from Outlook using actionable messages – With this update you will be able to save time and collaborate faster with comment and context previews in @mention and comment emails. Roadmap ID: 60807
  • PDFs and scans included in “Recent View” – Now, in your “Recent list”, uploaded scans and recently viewed PDFs will automatically surface at the top. Roadmap ID: 61356
  • Updates to recipient experience for “specific people” links – When users receive a “specific people” link to files or folders in OneDrive or SharePoint they will no longer see a page telling them to click “Next” to sign in. Roadmap ID: 63220
  • Open in Review mode in Word online – When this feature is enabled, recipients can only open the Word file in the Word web app with the “Reviewing” mode enabled. Roadmap ID: 27017
  • OneDrive: Sync Client support for DWG file Version History – Sync Client support for DWG file Version History. Roadmap ID: 70575


Release – March 2021

  • Shareable address bar links – Tenant admins can specify whether the link that shows up in address bar for files is sharable within organization or not. Roadmap ID: 61529
  • OneDrive: Android – Bookmarks for PDF viewing – Users of OneDrive for Android will be able to Bookmark, or “Tag”, PDF pages that they want to come back to later. Roadmap ID: 70547
  • OneDrive: Android – Page rotation for PDF viewing – Users will be able to rotate the page of a PDF being viewed in OneDrive on Android. Roadmap ID: 70548
  • OneDrive: Dialog on First-Time deletion of File(s) – When a user deletes a file(s) for the first time, they will be shown a dialog to educate them that their file is in the OneDrive recycle bin where it can be restored. Roadmap ID: 70702


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