Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 12 April 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (10)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (20)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  •  Microsoft Teams: Organizational branding for line of business app catalog – IT Admins will be able to customize their Teams line-of-business (custom) app catalog using their organization’s branding. This will enhance the user experience (UX) for end users and increase organic discovery and use of an organization’s line-of-business (custom) apps. Roadmap ID: 67111
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Collaborative Calling – Collaborative calling enables customers to connect a call queue to a channel in Teams. Users can collaborate and share information in the channel while taking calls in the queue. Roadmap ID: 68770
  • Microsoft Teams: Targeted communications in GCC – Targeted communication allows team members to message everyone in a specific role at the same time by @mentioning the role name in a post. Roadmap ID: 68841
  • 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: 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 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
  • 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
  • Planner: More labels for GCC-High and DoD – Add up to 25 labels to your tasks in Planner. Roadmap ID: 80456

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Prompt to set Meeting Options for Large Teams Meetings in Outlook for Windows – Teams users in Outlook for Windows will be prompted to set meeting options when organizing Teams meetings for 40 or more participants or 10 or more distribution lists. Roadmap ID: 68918

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – April 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Org wide backgrounds (Preview) – Organization-wide backgrounds will now be available in preview. This feature will require an Advanced Communications license when it becomes generally available. Roadmap ID: 80193
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Custom Backgrounds on mobile devices – Microsoft provided and user uploaded custom backgrounds are now available on iOS. Roadmap ID: 82234
  • Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room Presenter support – Extend the management of Breakout Rooms to specific presenters. Roadmap ID: 81118
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams casting from iOS Teams App – Users can broadcast their screen and cast content stored on locally on their device or accessible via Office 365. Roadmap ID: 70564
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams casting from Android Teams App – Users can broadcast their screen and cast content stored on locally on their device or accessible via Office 365. Roadmap ID: 70565
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams webinar capabilities general availability – Schedule and deliver 1,000 person webinars with the same Teams app you use for meetings! Roadmap ID: 80099

Release – May 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Approvals in Teams – Get to results faster with Approvals in Microsoft Teams. Easily create, manage, share, and act on approvals directly from your hub for teamwork. Roadmap ID: 82332
  • 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 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: 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 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

Release – June 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Call Merge for GCC – 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: 51127
  • Microsoft Teams: Prompt to set Meeting Options for Large Teams Meetings in Outlook for Windows in GCC – Teams users in Outlook for Windows will be prompted to set meeting options when organizing Teams meetings for 40 or more participants or 10 or more distribution lists. Roadmap ID: 78699

Release – September 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Co-organizer Meeting Role – Organizers will now be able to share control by assigning the new “Co-organizer” role to people they invite. Roadmap ID: 81391

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