Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 19 April 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (9)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (36)

๐Ÿพ LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Enable tenant administrators to configure masking of PSTN participant phone numbers โ€“ Tenants with Audio Conferencing enabled will be able to define how Audio Conferencing participantsโ€™ phone numbers appear in the roster view for meetings scheduled within their organization: masked to external users, masked for everyone, or off (visible to everyone). Roadmap ID: 67091
  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections Desktop โ€“ 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Multi-Window Meetings and Calling experiences for GCC-High and DoD โ€“ Multi-window experiences are coming to Teams meetings and calling. Roadmap ID: 68892
  • Microsoft Teams: Remote Provisioning of Teams Android devices from Teams Admin Center โ€“ Tenant admins will be able to remotely provision and sign into all their Teams Android devices from Teams admin center. Roadmap ID: 68947
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft Teams location picker supports security groups and distribution lists (GCC) โ€“ 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Virtual Breakout Rooms for GCC-High โ€“ 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 โ€“ PowerShell support for team templates operations including creating a new team template, viewing all available team templates. Roadmap ID: 70698
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Outgoing participant video in meetings in Safari โ€“ Users can now use camera during meetings in Safari. Requires Safari 14 or higher. Roadmap ID: 81381

๐Ÿš‚ ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Presenter View in Teams Meetings โ€“ Presenters can view slide notes and upcoming slides helping the presenters keep the meeting on track, discuss meeting notes as needed and navigate to meeting slides quickly. Roadmap ID: 68903
  • Microsoft Teams: Forms Polls in Teams Meetings Improvements โ€“ 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: Improvements for managing attendee audio permissions in Teams Meetings โ€“ 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room Timer and Room assignment retention โ€“ Organizers can now set a timer for Breakout rooms from the Breakout Room settings. After timer has expired, rooms will automatically close and participants will come back to the main meeting. Room assignment retention provides the ability to persist room configuration and assignment over multiple sessions. Roadmap ID: 81372

โŒ› IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – April 2021

  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Room Threat Protection (with MDE) – Advanced Threat Protection of MTR devices with Microsoft Defender for Endpoints. Roadmap ID: 81899
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Vulnerability Detection – Detection of vulnerabilities in MTR devices with Microsoft Defender for Endpoints. Roadmap ID: 81900
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Security Updates Management – Managed deployment of security updates based on monitoring. Roadmap ID: 81901
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Custom Administrative Roles – Custom roles to support different types of IT organizations and staffing. Roadmap ID: 81902
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Managed Firmware Updates (Crestron Devices) – Managed firmware updates for Crestron devices. Roadmap ID: 81903
  • Microsoft Teams: Time Clock APIs – Now, with new Time Clock APIs, organizations can create rules such as how late someone can clock-in without requiring manager approval or requiring a health screening survey before clocking-in for the day. Roadmap ID: 66317
  • Microsoft Teams: Create a task from a message in the Desktop Client for Microsoft Teams โ€“ With the โ€œcreate a task from a messageโ€ feature in Teams, youโ€™ll be able to create a task from a message in group or 1:1 chats or from a channel post or reply. Roadmap ID: 68696

Release – May 2021

  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams: Templates for creation of a new Team – With templates in Teams, users can choose from a variety of customizable templates when creating a new team, helping them get started quickly. IT Admins can also create custom templates for their organization, allowing them to standardize team structures, preinstall relevant apps, and scale best practices. Roadmap ID: 71635
  • Revised in-meeting Share experience for GCC-High 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: 70561
  • Microsoft Teams: Translate slideshow content โ€“ Translate the slide show content privately in a Teams meeting with PowerPoint Live. Roadmap ID: 80601
  • Microsoft Teams: Approvals Templates โ€“ User can simply choose a template provided by their tenant admins or a Team Owner when creating a new approval request. Roadmap ID: 81408

Release – June 2021

  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Dynamic Signal Tickets – Incident detection based on a dynamic portfolio of signals and intelligence. Roadmap ID: 81904
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Global Incident Detection (Outages) – Detection of widespread outages affecting multiple rooms. Roadmap ID: 81905
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Location Based Roles Scope – IT roles based on location scopes such as building, sites, regions, etc. Roadmap ID: 81906
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Managed Operating System Updates – Support managed updates of the Operating System for Windows based MTR devices. Roadmap ID: 81907
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Managed Firmware Updates(Additional OEMs) – Support Firmware Updates to cover additional OEMs and device types. Roadmap ID: 81908
  • Microsoft Teams: 1:1 PSTN Call Recording โ€“ Record 1:1 PSTN Calls. Roadmap ID: 68777
  • Microsoft Teams: Private Channels in Office 365 for GCC-High โ€“ Limit which team members can see the conversation and content within a particular channel. Roadmap ID: 67199
  • Revised in-meeting Share experience in DoD 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: 70562
  • Microsoft Teams: End-to-end encryption option for Teams 1:1 VoIP Calls โ€“ 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable all Attendeesโ€™ Video โ€“ Ability in GCC-High and DoD to disable and enable video for all attendees before or during a Microsoft Teams meeting. Roadmap ID: 80221
  • Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable a Single Attendeeโ€™s Video โ€“ Ability to disable and enable a single attendeeโ€™s video in a Microsoft Teams meeting. Roadmap ID: 80224
  • Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room pre-meeting room creation and participant assignment โ€“ Introducing capability for organizer to perform breakout room configuration and participant assignment before the meeting starts. Roadmap ID: 81390

Release – July 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Real-time telemetry for meetings โ€“ New real-time telemetry for meetings enables IT Admins and helpdesk to troubleshoot problems during meetings or events for quick resolution. Roadmap ID: 70777

Release – August 2021

  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams: Customize your organization’s apps store in Teams for government clouds – Now you can customize your organization’s apps store in Teams with your company branding by adding your logo, custom backgrounds, and custom text colors to make it more inviting to end users. Roadmap ID: 81119

Release – September 2021

  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Action Driven Incidents – Action based organization of incidents to streamline IT workflow. Roadmap ID: 81909
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Room Expansion Planning – Planning experience for new rooms based on organization standards. Roadmap ID: 81910
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Room Occupancy Reports – Room occupancy reports that are helpful for resources for back to work in time of COVID. Roadmap ID: 81912
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Value Reports – Report on actions and value delivered by services, time saved for the customer. Roadmap ID: 81913
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Device Portfolio – Surface Hub – Support Surface Hub devices for monitoring, incident management, app management (Connect, Whiteboard), inventory management. Roadmap ID: 81914
  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Device Portfolio – Teams Rooms (Android) – Support for Android MTR (robust monitoring and incident management). Roadmap ID: 81915
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Partner Delegated Access, Multi-tenant Support – Invitation system to allow partner access and provide partners with multi-tenant view in their portal. Roadmap ID: 81911
  • Microsoft Teams: Enhancement to app usage report  โ€“  support for Line of Business apps โ€“ Line of business type of Apps were added to the Teams Admin center App usage reports. Roadmap ID: 70677

Release – October 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Manage meeting options for DoD โ€“ 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

Release – November 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Connect โ€“ 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams Connect in Teams Admin Center โ€“ 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

Release – December 2021

  • ๐Ÿ†• Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Asset Management Workflow – Support for import and export of inventory, bulk administration of inventory. Roadmap ID: 81916

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