Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 10 May 2021

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  • Launched (3)
  • Rolling out (7)
  • In development (17)


  • 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: New Teams Live Events eCDN – Ramp – We will be enabling a new eCDN provider, Ramp, for live events. Roadmap ID: 80825
  • Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room Timer and Room assignment retention – 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


  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Distribute Assignments to more students: from 200 to 300 – With this update educators will be able to distribute assignments to up to 300 students. Roadmap ID: 82021
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Lens integration with Assignments – With the Lens integration into Assignments, students will be able to directly include images of their physical work as part of submitting their assignment. Roadmap ID: 82022
  • 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
  • Dynamic view – Dynamic view user AI in meetings to dynamically optimize shared content and video participants. Roadmap ID: 65943
  • Microsoft Teams: Large gallery view and Together Mode for web meetings in Edge and Chrome browsers – User can change layout to Together mode or Large gallery during a meeting in Edge or Chrome browsers. Roadmap ID: 70573
  • Microsoft Teams: Users can now search in meeting participants from the roster – From the search box in the roster, users can now search in meeting participants. They can continue to search for participants outside the meeting and request them to join the meeting. Roadmap ID: 80421
  • Microsoft Teams: Supervised chat – Use Teams administrative policy to ensure students are supervised by an educator during private 1:1 or group chats. With Supervised Chat, students will not be allowed to engage in chats without a supervising educator present. Roadmap ID: 81359


Release – May 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Present slides from PowerPoint app – Present your slides directly from the PowerPoint app to a Teams meeting via PowerPoint Live in Teams. Roadmap ID: 82712
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Chat with External Users in Group Chats – With this feature users can create group chats that include people external to their organization using Teams (requires all users to have external access capabilities enabled). Roadmap ID: 51126
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Apps in Meeting Chats with External Users – We will now support apps added by native users (hosts) in meeting chats with external users (users from other domains). Roadmap ID: 83094
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Together Mode for VDI – Together mode uses of 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: 82998
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Power Automate templates to be added to teams templates – Team templates enable end users to create the right team with predefined channels and preinstalled apps. Roadmap ID: 81090
  • Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams Meetings – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 68905

Release – June 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Compliance center and Microsoft Teams for Business: Compliance capabilities for card content generated through apps in Teams messages – We are extending Microsoft 365 compliance capabilities to content generated through Teams apps. Roadmap ID: 82992
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript in Channels Teams Meetings – Channel meetings in Teams are now supported by Live Transcript. Roadmap ID: 81809
  • 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: 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

Release – July 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript in unscheduled Teams meetings – Now unscheduled/ad hoc Teams Meetings are supported by Live Transcript. Roadmap ID: 81808
  • Microsoft Teams: Room Remote Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – Control in-room meeting devices using a new experience on the Teams mobile app. Controls include: turn mic on/off, turn camera on/off, adjust audio, leave the meeting. Roadmap ID: 68744
  • Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room Presenter support – Extend the management of Breakout Rooms to specific presenters. Roadmap ID: 81118
  • Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room pre-meeting room creation and participant assignment – Introducing capability for organizer to perform breakout room configuration and participant assignment before the meeting starts. Roadmap ID: 81390

Release – August 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Reading Progress in Teams for Education – reading practice and review software – Reading Progress is a reading practice and fluency experience that is part of Microsoft Teams for Education Assignments. Roadmap ID: 72240
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Group Assignments – With the new group assignment feature you can organize your students into groups so they can work together to create, collaborate and submit the same work – like a Whiteboard file or Word document. Roadmap ID: 82017

Release – September 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Apps in Assignments – Educators and students rely on a variety of tools to support learning. With this new feature, educators can include links to content from other learning and resource tools directly into a Teams assignment. Roadmap ID: 82019

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