Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 8 March 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (8)
  • Rolling out (5)
  • In development (81)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 250 GB file size support in Microsoft 365 – Users will be able to upload large file sizes up to 250 GB in OneDrive, SharePoint and Teams. Roadmap ID: 70558
  • Tagging by Shifts β€“ This new feature automatically assigns users with tags matching their schedule and shift group name from the Shifts app in Teams. Roadmap ID: 64972
  • Microsoft Teams: Walkie Talkie Android GA – Walkie Talkie is a push-to-talk experience that enables clear, instant and secure voice communication over the cloud, turning employee- or company-owned Android smartphones and tablets into a walkie-talkie. Roadmap ID: 57157
  • Support for Cortana voice assistance on Microsoft Teams Room devices – Cortana voice assistance gives users the ability to manage controls on Microsoft Teams Room devices using spoken commands. Roadmap ID: 65961
  • 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: Large gallery view and Together Mode on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows – Support for Large gallery view (view up to 49 meeting participants at a time) and Together Mode on Microsoft Teams Rooms running on Windows. Roadmap ID: 68738
  • Microsoft Teams: Large gallery view and Together Mode on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows – Support for Large gallery view (view up to 49 meeting participants at a time) and Together Mode on Microsoft Teams Rooms running on Windows. Roadmap ID: 68738
  • Microsoft Teams: Walkie Talkie for GCC – This native built-in app in Teams turns employee or company-owned Android smartphones and tablets into a walkie-talkie, reducing the number of devices employees must carry and lowering costs for IT. Roadmap ID: 70601

πŸš‚ ROLLING OUT

  • Live Transcription with speaker attribution  – Live transcripts provide another way to follow along with what has been said and who said it. After a meeting, the transcript file is automatically saved in the chat tab for that meeting. Roadmap ID: 65967
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting attendee registration – Add a custom attendee registration page to any meeting to better manage attendance before and after any engagement. Following registration, attendees receive an email confirmation with calendar invite. Roadmap ID: 66586
  • Microsoft Teams: Multi-Window Meetings and Calling experiences for GCC-High and DoD – Multi-window experiences are coming to Teams meetings and calling. Roadmap ID: 68892
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Manage team templates with template policies – Choose which team templates are shown to your users by setting a policy. Roadmap ID: 70701

βŒ› IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – March 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Scheduled access reviews for Guest users – Scheduled access reviews for guests will streamline the experience of managing Guest users. Roadmap ID: 70778
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Updates to Dataverse for Teams limits and upgrades – We are increasing the Dataverse for Teams environment limit for larger tenants from the current 500 to 10,000. Roadmap ID: 70772
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Automation templates in Teams app store – A new β€œAutomation” category will be added to the Teams app store full of new Power Automate templates, providing an easy starting point for your automation workflows. Roadmap ID: 70771
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: View switcher – The new view switcher in the top bar of a Teams meeting allows participants to control how they prefer to see the meeting content. Choose between Together mode, Focus, Gallery at top, and Full screen. Roadmap ID: 70754
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Cortana and Bing skills on Teams display – The Cortana skills within the Teams display have been enhanced to include Bing productivity integrations. Roadmap ID: 70761
  • Android on-demand chat translation – With a simple click, people who speak different languages can fluidly communicate with one another by translating posts in channels and chat. Roadmap ID: 63226
  • Queue sent messages when offline – When attempting to send messages while offline, Teams will queue messages and send once a network connection is re-established. Roadmap ID: 64687
  • Microsoft Teams: Simplified way to manage your channel notification settings for GCC – Users can turn on all activity on or off with a single click or diving deep into custom to set their preferred permutations. Roadmap ID: 77796
  • 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
  • Simplified Global Notification Settings for GCC, GCC-High and DoD – Government users can now configure and customize their notification settings through a newly designed notification settings section. Roadmap ID: 65638
  • Dynamic view – Dynamic view user AI in meetings to dynamically optimize shared content and video participants. Roadmap ID: 65943
  • PowerPoint Live Presentations to Teams – PowerPoint Live Presentations can assist users in making their presentations engaging and inclusive. Microsoft plan to bring this to Teams. Roadmap ID: 65947
  • Microsoft Teams: 20,000 attendee view-only broadcast β€“ When attendees exceed the meeting attendee limit, the meeting will scale to accommodate up to 20,000 in an experience where they can watch. Roadmap ID: 65952
  • Room Remote for Microsoft Teams Room and collaboration bar – This experience in Teams mobile will provide meeting device controls, such as the ability to join and leave the meeting, mute and unmute the room, adjust audio volume, and turn cameras on and off. Roadmap ID: 65960
  • Meeting room capacity notifications for Microsoft Teams Room – Alerts in-room meeting participants if the room is over-capacity based on data defined in a room account. Not all cameras will support this feature. Roadmap ID: 65965
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Graph API for Teams Export (Preview) – Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) for Microsoft Teams is a key scenario for our customer as it allows them to solve for retention, indexing, e-discovery, classification, and regulatory requirements. Roadmap ID: 68731
  • Outlook for Windows: Every meeting online – Update your settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option. Roadmap ID: 66021
  • Windows native notifications in Teams – Users can now chose to deliver Microsoft Teams notifications via Windows 10 native notifications. Roadmap ID: 66742
  • MacOS native notifications in Teams – Users can now chose to deliver Microsoft Teams notifications via macOS native notifications. Roadmap ID: 66743
  • Microsoft Teams: Device management automatic alerting in Teams Admin Center – Device management automatic alerting  provides more efficiency in identifying devices issues by triggering notifications that can be turned into an immediate correction action. Roadmap ID: 68755
  • Microsoft Teams: Large event reporting and analytics improvements in Teams Admin Center – Data management capabilities for large event reporting, such as search, filter, pagination, and exporting of the data for better analysis. Roadmap ID: 68760
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting recording improvements – Stream playback performance and new features are coming to Teams meetings recordings by the end of the year as part of the new Stream experience. Roadmap ID: 68761
  • Microsoft Teams: Together mode for GCC, GCC-High and DoD – Together mode uses AI segmentation technology in meetings to digitally place participants in a shared background, making it feel like you’re sitting in the same room with everyone else. Roadmap ID: 6884766716
  • Microsoft Teams: Manage Teams displays in Team Admin Center – Microsoft are adding the Teams Display, one more device category that can be now managed within Teams Admin Center. Roadmap ID: 68754
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Low data mode – A new low data mode allows users to cap the amount of data that will be used during Teams video calls as well as establish different settings based on network availability. Roadmap ID: 70786
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Task publishing checklist – Task publishing enables corporate teams to create and publish tasks to, for example, all frontline locations and other configurable attributes of a distributed workforce. Roadmap ID: 70784
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Task publishing editing – Corporate teams can now edit published tasks without having to recall the entire task list. Roadmap ID: 70785
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Operator Connect Conferencing – Operator Connect Conferencing allows you to add telecom operator dial-in numbers to a Microsoft Audio Conferencing bridge. Roadmap ID: 70760
  • 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: 3Γ—3 gallery view for Microsoft Teams Rooms – View up to 9 meeting participants during a Teams meeting in the 3Γ—3 gallery view. Roadmap ID: 68935
  • Microsoft Teams: Set Presence Status duration for Government clouds – Teams users will soon have the ability to change their presence for a specific period of time. Roadmap ID: 68937
  • Microsoft Teams: New Offline Presence Status for Government clouds – Teams users will soon have the ability to change their presence to β€œOffline”. Roadmap ID: 68939
  • Microsoft Teams: Get a β€œMeet Now” Meeting link – Users can now copy a β€œMeet Now” meeting link without starting the meeting from the Calendar tab which can be used later. Roadmap ID: 70602
  • Microsoft Teams: Enhancement to app usage report  –  support for Line of Business apps – Line of business type of Apps were added to the Teams Admin center App usage reports. Roadmap ID: 70677
  • Planner: More labels for GCC-High and DoD β€“ Add up to 25 labels to your tasks in Planner. Roadmap ID: 80456
  • Updated meeting creation and expiration policies – We are making changes to how Teams meetings and join links are accessible for meeting organizers who have had their scheduling capabilities revoked. Roadmap ID: 66921
  • Microsoft Teams: Center of Room Meeting Console support on collaboration bar – Console that is used to control the meeting experience on the device. Roadmap ID: 66352
  • Microsoft Teams: Personal mode on collaboration bar – Device UX optimized for use in a personal space scenario (e.g. home office), using personal credentials. Roadmap ID: 66358
  • Teams: Updated functionality for downloading participant reports in Teams meetings – With new enhancements, we’ll allow you to download the report after the meeting within the Meeting Chat. We’ve also added new data into the report that allows you to better manage your attendance. Roadmap ID: 66459
  • 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: Restricting Sign-In to specific tenants for GCC, GCC-High and DoD – You will now have the ability to restrict sign-in to Teams on managed devices, to ensure that employees cannot access another organization’s tenant from the device/app they are authorized to use for work. Roadmap ID: 68693
  • 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: Microsoft Graph API for Teams Export (Preview) – Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) for Microsoft Teams is a key scenario for our customer as it allows them to solve for retention, indexing, e-discovery, classification, and regulatory requirements. Roadmap ID: 68731
  • Microsoft Teams: Customer Key support (Preview) – Microsoft helps keep Teams data safe by encrypting it while at rest in Microsoft datacenters. Now we are extending this capability to enable customers to add a layer of encryption using their own keys for Teams, similar to Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive. Roadmap ID: 68732
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams casting for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows – For quick ad-hoc sessions that don’t necessarily require setting up a formal meeting, people can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room running on Windows, and display content from their mobile phone. Roadmap ID: 68739
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams casting for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – For quick ad-hoc sessions that don’t necessarily require setting up a formal meeting, people can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room running on Android, and display content from their mobile phone. Roadmap ID: 68743
  • Microsoft Teams: Power Appp in Teams usage analytics in Teams Admin Center – Teams Admins will soon be able to analyze how their organization is using apps built with Power Apps inside of Teams, under the analytics section of the Teams Admin Center. Roadmap ID: 68751
  • Microsoft Teams: Power Automate actions for meetings, teams, channels, and chat – New Power Automate actions: β€œCreate a Teams meeting”, β€œSend message to a channel”, β€œget @mention token”, β€œCreate a team”, β€œAdd users to a team”; New Power Automate triggers: β€œUser leaves a team”. Roadmap ID: 68752
  • Microsoft Teams: New Power Automate entry points in-Teams – Users will soon be able to use message extensions and message actions to start building a Power Automate flow from a template. Roadmap ID: 68753

Release – April 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Attachments to approvals – Attach files to approvals directly from OneDrive and SharePoint, or attach a generic link to content hosted outside of Microsoft 365. Roadmap ID: 70787
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Markdown support in approvals – For approvals, use Markdown formatting in adaptive cards and the details view, to ensure all approvals are formatted correctly. Roadmap ID: 70788
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Real-time telemetry for meetings – New real-time telemetry for meetings enables IT Admins and helpdesk to troubleshoot problems during meetings or events for quick resolution. Roadmap ID: 70777
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Custom policy packages – New custom policy packages will enable Teams admins to configure their own set of policy packages tailored to users with similar roles in their organization. Roadmap ID: 70776
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: App risk evaluation – Teams admins will be able to view the security, compliance, and data privacy details for apps coming from Microsoft Cloud App Security. Roadmap ID: 70775
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Anonymous user usage reports – While all Teams reports can only be viewed by approved roles, an extra layer of data privacy will be added. Roadmap ID: 70774
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Teams user usage report in Teams client – The Teams user usage report provides users a view into their Teams activities and usage. A user can generate insights and metrics on a per-team and cross-team basis to understand their interaction with peers and across the organization. Roadmap ID: 70773
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Teams and Dynamics 365 business process experience – Take advantage of Teams capabilities like chatting, sharing documents, and managing meeting and webinar invites without leaving Dynamics 365 workspace. Roadmap ID: 70767
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Approval templates – New out-of-the-box templates provide a repeatable structure for common approvals such as leave, expense reports, or overtime requests. Roadmap ID: 70768
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: App customization and branding – Now you  can customize app properties like app name, description, icons, and more to deliver a branded app experience right within Teams. Roadmap ID: 70769
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: New Search experience in mobile app – When searching in the Teams mobile app, you will receive suggestions as you type. You will also be able to scroll to past and future dates in the calendar using a date picker. Roadmap ID: 70755
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Mobile app visual update – The Teams mobile app will get a new visual look and feel that delivers new headers, icons, and styling along with the ability to automatically switch to dark theme when you set your device to dark. Roadmap ID: 70756
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Organize chats in mobile app – In the Teams mobile app, you will be able to pin chats and filter the Chat list. Roadmap ID: 70757
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Emoji library and GIFs in mobile app – In the Teams mobile app, there will be an expanding library of emojis, and the ability to trim GIFs directly in the app. Roadmap ID: 70758
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Operator Connect – Operator Connect is a new way for customers to simply and quickly enable PSTN calling for Teams, using services from non-Microsoft telephony operators. Roadmap ID: 70759
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Intelligent speaker for Microsoft Teams Rooms – Teams intelligent speaker for Microsoft Teams Room can identify and differentiate the voices of up to 10 people talking in a meeting room. Roadmap ID: 70762
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Intelligent detection and remediation for Microsoft Teams Rooms – AI based remediation of Microsoft Teams Rooms device health issues, made available as part of the managed service in Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium. Roadmap ID: 70763
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Personalized room planning for Microsoft Teams Rooms – Curated room planning recommendations tailored to customer’s environment and based on historical performance data available as part of the managed service in Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium. Roadmap ID: 70764
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Threat detection & Security update management for Microsoft Teams Rooms – Room threat protection (Microsoft Defender for Endpoint) and orchestrated security updates to heal vulnerabilities as part of Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium.
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Teams Multi-Geo Support – To help customers meet data residency requirements, Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo has been extended to include Microsoft Teams, allowing organizations to specify where their Teams customer data sits, down to the team and end user. Roadmap ID: 70783
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Co-author in encrypted docs using Office Apps – Multiple users can now simultaneously edit an Office document that has been encrypted using Microsoft Information Protection, including using AutoSave. Roadmap ID: 70782
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Safe Links for Teams – Safe Links helps protect your business against malicious sites when people click links in Office apps. This will also be available in Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID: 70781
  • 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: 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: 1080p Resolution: Outgoing Video on collaboration bar – 1080p resolution for outgoing video stream. Roadmap ID: 66350
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting attendee engagement dashboard – Measure attendee engagement through participation, including registration, attendance and interactions during the meeting. This data is also available for download. Roadmap ID: 66585
  • 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 – May 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Interoperability with Azure Communication Services – Use Azure Communications Services to deliver a better customer experience by easily connecting users of a custom-built app with users on Microsoft Teams via voice, video, or chat. Roadmap ID: 70770
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: End-to-end encryption option for Teams 1:1 VoIP Calls – Teams will support an option to use end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for ad hoc 1:1 Teams VoIP calls, providing an additional option for conducting sensitive online conversations. Roadmap ID: 70780

Release – June 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Connect – Collaborate with people and teams that span different organizations. With Teams Connect, seamlessly share channels with any user or group with Azure Active Directory identity. Roadmap ID: 70766
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Teams Connect in Teams Admin Center – With Teams Connect, teams can collaborate with people from different organizations. With Teams Connect, seamlessly share channels with any user or group with Azure Active Directory identity. Admins will have access to granular controls in Teams Admin Center, allowing their organization to stay in control of how external users access data and information. Roadmap ID: 70779

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