Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 26 April 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (8)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (25)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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: Enable tenant administrators to configure masking of PSTN participant phone numbers – Tenants with Audio Conferencing enabled will be able to define how Audio Conferencing participants’ 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 Teams (Education): View all upcoming assignments in the Teams calendar – Keep tabs on all of your student’s responsibilities and due dates by visualizing their assignments within the Teams calendar. Roadmap ID: 66562
  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections Desktop – With the new Viva Connection Desktop, you can bring your intranet directly into Teams Desktop. The app’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: Meet Now from Outlook – You can now start an instant Teams meeting from the Calendar tab in Outlook Windows. Roadmap ID: 68838
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: New bypass lobby option –Meeting policies have a setting for letting users bypass the meeting lobby. We added an option for People in the organization but exclude guest users. Roadmap ID: 81376
  • Microsoft Teams: Outgoing participant video in meetings in Safari – Users can now use camera during meetings in Safari. Requires Safari 14 or higher. Roadmap ID: 81381

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Call Merge – 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: 66054
  • Microsoft Teams: Increasing Chat Size from 300 to 1000 Participants – Currently, 300 meeting participants can be part of the meeting chat; this feature update will allow 1000 participants to participate in the meeting chat. Roadmap ID: 68844
  • Microsoft Teams: Presenter View in Teams Meetings – 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 – 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – April 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Simple Periodic review for guest users – Enable Teams IT admin to schedule a periodic reviews on guests across Teams, discovers every Team that has one or more guests, and triggers a review process for each. Roadmap ID: 70674
  • Microsoft Teams: Zero Touch provisioning for Teams devices – This will allow Remote Provisioning of Teams Android devices from Teams Admin Center. Roadmap ID: 70675
  • Microsoft Teams: Speaker Attribution for Live Captions for GCC – Teams Meetings in GCC clouds will now have live captions utterances attributed to the speaker of the utterance. Roadmap ID: 82849
  • Microsoft Teams: AI-based noise suppression for MAC users – Teams offers four levels of noise suppression (auto, low, high, and off) to help keep meeting participants focused.  This feature is now available for all MAC users except for those with new MACs that have the M1 ARM processor. Roadmap ID: 82826

Release – May 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript for Teams Meetings for GCC- Teams Meetings now have a real-time transcript during their meetings as well as a post-meeting transcript. Roadmap ID: 82836
  • Dynamic view – Dynamic view user AI in meetings to dynamically optimize shared content and video participants. Roadmap ID: 65943
  • Microsoft Teams: Custom layouts for meetings – Presenters will be able to customize how content shows up for meeting participants, including overlaying their video on content or moving their content box to a corner of the video view. Roadmap ID: 66587
  • 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: Block Downloads for Teams meeting recordings on OneDrive and SharePoint – All users with view-only permissions of a Teams meeting recording uploaded to OneDrive & SharePoint will now be blocked from downloading the recording by default. Roadmap ID: 70543
  • Microsoft Teams: Together mode for 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: 70625
  • Microsoft Teams: Role based Access scoping on devices category – This feature allows you to delegate admin roles to specific members. Roadmap ID: 70676
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Automation templates in Teams app store – A new “Automation” 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Present from PowerPoint to Teams – Present your slides directly from PowerPoint for Windows into a Teams meeting via PowerPoint Live. Roadmap ID: 80599
  • Microsoft Teams: Admins can install Apps in Meetings – We will enable IT admins to select Teams apps that can be installed in meetings for their organization. Roadmap ID: 81086
  • Microsoft Teams: Approvals Templates – 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

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Teams Device Management in GCC-High – Customers who have tenants in the GCCH environment can also manage their Teams devices from the Teams Admin Centre. Admins can now control the entire lifecycle of their Teams devices which include an increasing variety of supported device types – IP Phones, Collaboration bars, Teams displays, Teams Meeting Room devices. Roadmap ID: 81503
  • Video filters – Before joining a meeting, you can use the filters to subtly adjust lighting levels and soften the focus of the camera to customize your appearance. Roadmap ID: 65944
  • Microsoft Teams: 1:1 PSTN Call Recording – Record 1:1 PSTN Calls. Roadmap ID: 68777
  • Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable all Attendees’ Video GCC-High and DoD – 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 Attendee’s Video – Ability to disable and enable a single attendee’s video in a Microsoft Teams meeting. Roadmap ID: 80224

Release – July 2021

  • 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

Release – August 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Support for breakout rooms for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – Ability to consume breakout rooms feature in Teams meetings. Roadmap ID: 68745

Release – October 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript for Teams Meetings for GCC-High – Teams Meetings now have a real-time transcript during their meetings as well as a post-meeting transcript. Roadmap ID: 82230
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript for Teams Meetings for DoD – Teams Meetings now have a real-time transcript during their meetings as well as a post-meeting transcript. Roadmap ID: 82838

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