Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 24 May 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (5)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (21)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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 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: 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: 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
  • 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

πŸš‚ ROLLING OUT

  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Separate Window Teams Live Events Producer Experience – With this new feature, you are now able to produce your Teams Live Events as a Producer in a separate window, allowing you to effectively manage your event. Roadmap ID: 81804

βŒ› IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – June 2021

  • πŸ†• Yammer and Microsoft Teams for Business: Customize branding & link previews – Microsoft Teams admins can customize the branding for the Yammer Communities app in Teams with their preferred app logos, naming, accent colour, and more. With this Communities app, users see a rich Yammer preview in chats and channel conversations when the user pastes a URL of a conversation from a public Yammer community. Roadmap ID: 82243
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Lower all raised hands – Meeting organizers and presenters will see an option to lower all raised hands from the participant pane. Roadmap ID: 82643
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Video Streams Out via AJA or Blackmagic Design Hardware – Isolated video streams can be sent out of Teams meetings via AJA and Blackmagic Design hardware devices. Roadmap ID: 82812
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Large gallery layout update on Teams mobile – To provide a better experience for our Large Gallery for meetings on Teams mobile, we are introducing a mobile-optimized layout that let you swipe through all the participants in a meeting. Roadmap ID: 82959
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Large Gallery for VDI – Large Gallery feature will enable a Teams meeting participant to see an expanded view of the meetings gallery with 7×7 = 49 simultaneous user video streams in a Teams meeting. Roadmap ID: 83013
  • Microsoft Teams: Chat bubbles – Chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation. Roadmap ID: 65948
  • Microsoft Teams: Transfer Calls between desktop and mobile – Transfer calls between desktop and mobile allows a user to move their call between devices. Roadmap ID: 68776
  • Revised in-meeting Share experience for GCC-High – 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 : Follow or Mute Conversations in GCC – This feature will empower users to have finer controls at a conversation thread level within a channel. Roadmap ID: 70569
  • Microsoft Teams: Simplified Global Notification Settings for GCC-High and DoD – Government users can now configure and customize their notification settings through a newly designed notification settings section. Roadmap ID: 70663
  • Microsoft Teams: Translate slideshow content – Translate the slide show content privately in a Teams meeting with PowerPoint Live. Roadmap ID: 80601
  • Microsoft Teams: Lock a meeting from additional joins – In the Teams meetings desktop app experience, organizers can choose to lock their meetings to prevent subsequent join attempts. Roadmap ID: 80669
  • 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

Release – July 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Video Streams Out via AJA or Blackmagic Design Hardware for GCC-High and DoD – Isolated video streams can be sent out of Teams meetings via AJA and Blackmagic Design hardware devices. Roadmap ID: 83486
  • Microsoft Teams: Private Channels in Office 365 for GCC-High – Limit which team members can see the conversation and content within a particular channel. Roadmap ID: 67199
  • 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

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Direct guest join for Zoom and Webex meetings on video-enabled certified Teams Android devices – Direct guest join (aka Third-party meeting join) is an ability to join meetings of other meeting providers from Microsoft Teams. Third-party meetings will appear on the Teams calendar and users will be able to join them the same way they join any other Teams meeting. This functionality will be limited to video-enabled certified Teams Android devices and will support only Zoom and Webex meetings. Roadmap ID: 81482

Release – October 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Prompt to set Meeting Options for Large Teams Meetings in Outlook for Windows for DoD – 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: 78701

Release – November 2021

  • Outlook for Windows: Every meeting online for Government Clouds – Update your settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option. Roadmap ID: 80164

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