Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 14th June 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (2)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (17)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Updated layouts for meetings on Android – Improvements to the Teams experience on Android devices with a new presentation mode, the ability to see more participants, and the ability to see shared content and a spotlighted participant concurrently. Roadmap ID: 68835
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams and PowerPoint for Business: Annotation support in PowerPoint Live in Teams and Slideshow – Just as you would use a physical laser point in a room, PowerPoint Live allows you to effectively point at different places in the presentation so the audience can easily follow along what’s on the slide. Roadmap ID: 81966

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – June 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Teams Webinars integrate with Dynamics 365 Marketing to enable lead nurturing – With this feature, webinar organizers can drive post event engagement with registrants by leveraging Dynamics 365 Marketing. The attendee engagement data syncs with Dynamics 365 Marketing org and enabled automated user journeys. This is only available for users who also have Dynamics 365 Marketing SKU. Roadmap ID: 83143
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Sharing device audio on iOS and Android – Include device audio when sharing on iPhones/iPads and Android devices. Roadmap ID: 83353
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Assign the Presenter Role in Meetings for GCC – High – Organizers can now assign one or more Presenters in their meetings with the “Who can present?” meeting option. Roadmap ID: 83396
  • Microsoft Teams: Windows 10 Native Notifications – Choose the style of your notifications: built-in Teams or Windows native notifications. The latter brings a suite of benefits, like respecting focus assist mode which enables you to avoid distracting notifications when you need to focus, and integrating with Windows 10 action center to helps you review your notifications in one place. Roadmap ID: 64138
  • Microsoft Teams: Chat preview notification settings, Government Clouds – Users can change settings and manage previews for their chat notification toasts. Roadmap ID: 65362
  • 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: Live Transcription with speaker attribution (for additional SKUs) – Live transcripts provide another way to follow along with what has been said and who said it. After a meeting, the transcript file is automatically saved in the chat tab for that meeting. We are now expanding this feature to Office 365 E1, Office 365 A1, Office 365/Microsoft 365 A3, Office 365/Microsoft 365 A5, Microsoft 365 F1, Office 365/Microsoft 365 F3, Microsoft 365 Business Basic SKUs. Roadmap ID: 82029

Release – July 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: New default for Teams notification style – Teams notification style will be defaulted to native notifications for new users. Currently the default style is Teams purple, with this change to native notifications the user will benefit from support for assist mode, action center, accessibility and more. Roadmap ID: 83062
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Shared channels now supports tabs for third-party/custom apps – Microsoft Teams Connect shared channels now support tabs built by 3P/custom apps. Developers will be able to configure their apps to support this capability in advance of the public rollout of Teams Connect, which is slated for release later this year. Roadmap ID: 83131
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Increasing Chat Size from 300 to 1000 Participants for GCC-High and DoD – 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: 84178
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Large meeting support for GCC-High and DoD – Hold interactive meetings and webinars with more attendees—up to 1,000. Roadmap ID: 84179
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Music on Hold for Consult/Transfer – Music on Hold for Consult/Transfer scenarios ensures that users placed on hold will hear music while consultation and transfer occurs, ensuring that the caller knows that the call is still active. Roadmap ID: 82957
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Cortana now available for EDU customers – Cortana voice assistance in the Teams mobile app is now available for EDU customers in en-US to help you streamline communication, collaboration, and class-related tasks in school using spoken natural language. Roadmap ID: 83484
  • Microsoft Teams: Missed Activity Email in DOD – Missed activity email enables the user to stay on top of their Microsoft Teams notifications. A missed activity email is generated in case a user is away from Microsoft teams and has not reviewed their notifications. Roadmap ID: 83061
  • Whiteboard: Additional facilitation features – Participants in Teams and on Web will have additional facilitation features. Roadmap ID: 66766
  • 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

Release – September 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Better together for calls on Teams phones – With this capability, users will be able to use the better together feature on P2P calls and group calls. Roadmap ID: 68946

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