Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 17 May 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (6)
  • Rolling out (11)
  • In development (8)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Large meeting support – Hold interactive meetings with more attendees—up to 1,000. Roadmap ID: 65951
  • Direct guest join for Zoom and WebEx Meetings – Now Teams Rooms and Zoom Room devices can connect to each other’s web meeting experience via embedded web technologies. Roadmap ID: 68736
  • 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: Add a shared calendar to a Teams channel for GCC, GCC-High and DoD – Create and share a channel specific calendar for members to view events. Teams automatically creates a new post, which will appear in the activity feed, when a channel meeting is created. Any user who has notifications turned off will see the event only when they open the channel calendar. Roadmap ID: 68910
  • Microsoft Teams: AI based option suggestion for Teams meeting polls – When user is creating poll for their Teams meeting, Forms intelligence service will suggest some options for their question when applies. Roadmap ID: 79495
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting attendee registration – Add a custom attendee registration page to any meeting to better manage attendance before and after any engagement. Following registration, attendees receive an email confirmation with calendar invite. Roadmap ID: 66586
  • 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
  • Revised in-meeting Share experience – 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: Disable/Enable a Single Attendee’s Video – Ability to disable and enable a single attendee’s video in a Microsoft Teams meeting. Roadmap ID: 70620
  • Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable all Attendee’s Video – Ability to disable and enable video for all attendee’s before, or during, a Microsoft Teams meeting. Roadmap ID: 70621
  • Microsoft Teams: AI based poll question suggestion for Teams meeting – When user wants to create poll for their Teams meeting, Forms intelligence service will suggest some polls based on their meeting purpose. Roadmap ID: 79493
  • Microsoft Teams: AI based historical poll suggestion for Teams meeting – When user wants to create poll for their Teams meeting, Forms intelligence service will suggest this user’s historical polls based on their meeting purpose. Roadmap ID: 79494
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Improved Experience in the Meeting Participant Roster – We are now changing how the participant list is displayed in a Teams meeting for the Lobby, In meeting, Presenters, and Attendees participant sections. A maximum of 20 participants for each of the sections will be displayed in the initial view, with an option to drill in and view more participants within that section. Roadmap ID: 80385
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – May 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Network planner tool updates – Network planner tool will be updated to reflect the latest bandwidth requirements of Teams client. This will help IT administrators better estimate and plan their office bandwidth needs. Roadmap ID: 82737

Release – June 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Immersive reader support for Mobile – Immersive Reader, which uses proven customization techniques to support reading across ages and abilities, is coming to Teams iOS and Android apps. Roadmap ID: 82937
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Day view in calendar on iOS and Android – View all meetings and events for the day to easily see when you’re available or busy. Roadmap ID: 80106
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Together Mode Extensibility – Build your own scenes that elevate your meeting experience. We believe that by making Together Mode extensible, creators can create immersive scenes and users can go beyond simple video conferencing. Roadmap ID: 81123
  • Microsoft Teams: Join a meeting by digital code – User can join a meeting by entering a digital code. Roadmap ID: 80668

Release – July 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Restart Live Event – With this new feature, you will be able to restart your live event after you have ended it or if you have encountered a problem during it. Roadmap ID: 82953

Release – September 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Multi-language meeting invite control – IT administrators can apply a new policy to set multiple languages in Teams meeting invites. Roadmap ID: 81521

Release – October 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams Meetings for DoD – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 83251

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