Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 15 March 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (5)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (21)

๐Ÿพ LAUNCHED

  • Queue sent messages when offline โ€“ When attempting to send messages while offline, Teams will queue messages and send once a network connection is re-established. Roadmap ID: 64687
  • Live reactions โ€“ React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 65946
  • Outlook for Windows: Every meeting online โ€“ 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
  • Microsoft Planner: More labels โ€“ Add up to 25 task labels and colors in Planner and in Planner for Teams. Roadmap ID: 66193
  • Microsoft Teams: Get a โ€œMeet Nowโ€ Meeting link โ€“ Users can now copy a โ€œMeet Nowโ€ meeting link without starting the meeting from the Calendar tab which can be used later. Roadmap ID: 70602

๐Ÿš‚ ROLLING OUT

  • Meeting recordings saved to OneDrive & SharePoint for GCC-High and DoD โ€“ Ability to save Microsoft Teams meeting recordings to OneDrive and SharePoint for improved sharing capabilities, basic governance, automatic retention labels, go local, bring your own keys and, more that comes from recording video files and storing them in SharePoint and OneDrive. Roadmap ID: 70664
  • Microsoft Teams: Low data mode โ€“ 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

โŒ› IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – March 2021

  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections Desktop – With the new Viva Connection Desktop, you can bring your intranet directly into Teams Desktop. The appโ€™s icon and name match your company brand and enable employees to discover, navigate and consume your top sites in Teams. The app gives employees a window into the rest of the company intranet by using the same global navigation as the SharePoint app bar. Roadmap ID: 66584
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams: Policy package assignment to groups – Streamline assignment of policy package with group assignment. Group assignment empowers admins to assign a policy package to a group instead of individual users. Roadmap ID: 80241

Release – April 2021

  • ๐Ÿ†• Forms: Poll in teams meeting support 1k meeting/webinar – For the large meeting, Forms poll will support the overall user experience and to help presenter could improve the meeting engagement. Roadmap ID: 80619
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams: Improvements for managing attendee audio permissions in Teams Meetings – Attendees no longer must request to speak for the organizer or presenters to allow them to unmute, and presenters and organizers can prevent individual attendees from unmuting instead of all attendees at once. Roadmap ID: 80261
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams: Customized Website Tab Apps in Team Templates – This feature enables Admins to add customized website tab apps in custom team templates. Roadmap ID: 70794
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams: Get Template Graph API – Get team templates list and team template details via Graph API. Roadmap ID: 70793
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams: Manage meeting options for GCC-High – Organizers will now be able to modify the user experience, or customize the safety and security settings for their meetings using the new โ€œMeeting Optionsโ€ feature. Roadmap ID: 72168
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams: Manage meeting options for DoD – Organizers will now be able to modify the user experience, or customize the safety and security settings for their meetings using the new โ€œMeeting Optionsโ€ feature. Roadmap ID: 72169
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams: Availability of Praise for GCC – GCC support for Praise. Roadmap ID: 80913
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams: Tasks and Task publishing for GCC – GCC support for Tasks and Task Publishing. Roadmap ID: 80914
  • Microsoft Teams: Transcription for 1:1 Calls โ€“ Transcription captures the text version of your Call and saves it for later use. This can be enabled via the control bar within the Call window. Roadmap ID: 68774
  • Microsoft Teams: Transfer Calls between desktop and mobile โ€“ Transfer calls between desktop and mobile allows a user to move their call between devices. Roadmap ID: 68776
  • Microsoft Teams: 1:1 PSTN Call Recording โ€“ Record 1:1 PSTN Calls. Roadmap ID: 68777
  • Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams Meetings โ€“ React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 68905
  • Microsoft Teams: Tasks in Teams in GCC โ€“ 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 โ€“ Tasks in Teams gives you a new unified view of your personal and team tasks, powered by Planner and To Do. Roadmap ID: 68951
  • Revised in-meeting Share experience โ€“ The user interface for the in-meeting Share feature in Microsoft Teams has been redesigned to help presenters find their desired content more quickly and easily. Roadmap ID: 70560
  •  Microsoft Teams: App customization and branding โ€“ 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Custom policy packages โ€“ 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

Release – May 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Chat bubbles โ€“ Chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation. Roadmap ID: 65948

Release – June 2021

  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams: Walkie Talkie on iOS (Preview) – Walkie Talkie, a push-to-talk experience that enables clear and secure voice communication over the cloud, enables teams to communicate instantly and always stay on the same page. Roadmap ID: 80915

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