Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 21st June 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (17)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (20)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Multiteam Support in Shifts – Employees will be able to access their shifts, other user’s shifts, requests, open shifts, their profile, other user’s profiles in a multi-team manner. Roadmap ID: 50988
  • Microsoft Teams: Include computer sound when sharing a Desktop or Window on Mac for Word Wide Multi-Tenant and GCC – You can now include your computer’s sound when you share a Desktop or Window on Mac. Roadmap ID: 67168
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): Anonymous grading and marking in Assignments – With anonymous grading, educators can elect to hide the names of the students whose work they are reviewing. Roadmap ID: 66560
  • 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 (Education): Assignments improvements to support large file sizes and counts – Assignments will now support files sizes up to 500MB and more than 10 total attachments per assignment. Roadmap ID: 66564
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): Link thumbnail preview in Assignments – Thumbnail preview gives students a quick preview of a linked resource before clicking through to the material. Roadmap ID: 66565
  • Microsoft Teams (Education): View assignments across all classes – Using the Assignments app from the Teams left rail, students can view all of their upcoming or previous assignments. Roadmap ID: 66566
  • Microsoft Teams: Shift Schedule Assistance – Shifts schedule assistance will alert managers if conflicts occur anywhere in the schedule and they will receive conflict warnings when approving schedule change requests. Roadmap ID: 66609
  • Microsoft Teams: 1:1 PSTN Call Recording – Record 1:1 PSTN Calls. Roadmap ID: 68777
  • 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

πŸš‚ ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting attendee engagement dashboard – Measure attendee engagement through participation, including registration, attendance and interactions during the meeting. This data is also available for download. Roadmap ID: 66585
  • 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
  • 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

βŒ› IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – June 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: New default settings when opening Office files – Users can set a default of browser, desktop or Teams when opening Office files (Word, Excel, and Power Point) that are shared in Teams.  The desktop setting can be selected, if the user has Office version 16 or newer installed and activated. Roadmap ID: 82662
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Pin chat messages – Pin a Teams chat message to drive awareness and provide the chat members with quick access to important content. Roadmap ID: 82584
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Fluid components in Teams chat – Fluid components in Teams chat allow end users to send a message with a table, action items or a list that can be co-authored and edited by everyone in line. Roadmap ID: 82779
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Paging on Video Gallery – When you choose Large Gallery, and there are more than 49 videos or in Gallery with more than 9 videos, navigation controls and now appear below the Large Gallery and Video Gallery. You can use these controls to view more video participants. Roadmap ID: 84464
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Teams Meetings Auto Recording – This feature allows users to auto record meetings by choosing auto record option in meetings options. Roadmap ID: 83054
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Live Events in GCC-High, and DoD – Soon, you will be able to use Live Events in GCCH and DoD for your needs. Roadmap ID: 82954
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Teams Meetings Auto Recording – This feature allows users to auto record meetings by choosing auto record option in meetings options. Roadmap ID: 83054

Release – July 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Left navigation updates in Teams Admin Center – To make it easier to find Team’s features and navigate your Teams organization, we reorganized the left navigation based on user studies and customer feedback. Roadmap ID: 83320
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: EDU tailored deployment plan in Teams Advisor – EDU IT Administrators can use a tailored plan to deploy Teams to their organization. Roadmap ID: 83509
  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: RTMP Streaming Support – Enables support for your users to stream their Teams meetings to large audiences through RTMP, including endpoints outside your organization. Roadmap ID: 83562
  • Microsoft Teams: Chat preview notification settings, Government Clouds – Users can change settings and manage previews for their chat notification toasts. Roadmap ID: 65362
  • Students and educators get a notification when a new Class Notebook page is distributed – Microsoft are making a new update that will allow any Educator using Page Distribution in the OneNote client to ensure that all students get a notification in Teams after a page is distributed. Roadmap ID: 66582
  • Microsoft Teams: Real time data for Live Events in Teams Admin Center (Preview) – Real-time data for live events for troubleshooting and immediate remediation. Roadmap ID: 68758
  • 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
  • Revised in-meeting Share experience in DoD – 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: 70562
  • Microsoft Teams: New assignment experience in modal window for Breakout Rooms – Enhanced UX for participant assignment. This includes new capabilities such as sorting participants and rooms and performing multiple selections and assignments to rooms. Roadmap ID: 81389
  • Microsoft Teams: Whiteboard integration with Assignments – Digital whiteboards give educators and students a canvas to spark creativity and collaboration. Now, educators can include a Whiteboard as reference material or the content type of a Teams assignment. Roadmap ID: 82020

Release – August 2021

  • πŸ†• Microsoft Teams: Teams Network planner for government clouds – Network Planner can help you determine and organize network requirements for connecting Microsoft Teams users across your organization. When you provide your network details and Teams usage, the Network Planner calculates your network requirements for deploying Teams and cloud voice across your organization’s physical locations. Roadmap ID: 83471

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