Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 28th June 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (4)
  • Rolling out (8)
  • In development (19)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Intelligent speaker for Microsoft Teams Rooms – Teams intelligent speaker for Microsoft Teams Room can identify and differentiate the voices of up to 10 people talking in a meeting room. Roadmap ID: 70762
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Spotlighting multiple Users at the same time in a meeting – Organizers and presenters can now spotlight up to 7 participants simultaneously during meetings. Roadmap ID: 80425
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Offline access for files – Users can now access previously opened files even when there is no internet connectivity. Roadmap ID: 81563
  • Microsoft Teams: Access files offline on mobile – The Teams mobile app now allows you to access files even when you are offline or in bad network conditions. Roadmap ID: 68750
  • Microsoft Teams: Real-time telemetry for meetings – New real-time telemetry for meetings enables IT Admins and helpdesk to troubleshoot problems during meetings or events for quick resolution. Roadmap ID: 70777
  • Microsoft Teams: Present slides from PowerPoint app for Mac – Present your slides directly from the PowerPoint app to a Teams meeting via PowerPoint Live in Teams. Roadmap ID: 82712
  • 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
  • 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: Availability of Praise for GCC – GCC support for Praise. Roadmap ID: 80913
  • Microsoft Teams: Tasks and Task publishing for GCC – GCC support for Tasks and Task Publishing. Roadmap ID: 80914

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – July 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Suggested Replies in chats – Suggested replies presents users with up to three recommended responses to choose from in the context of a chat. This functionality will be enabled by default for teachers and faculty, and completely disabled for all students. Roadmap ID: 82877
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Live Captions for Teams Live Events in GCC-H and DoD – Teams Live Events held in GCC-H and DoD government clouds will have Live Captions available. Roadmap ID: 84486
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Dynamic Emergency Calling for Work From Home – This feature enables users to validate (and if necessary, edit) the address that will be communicated to emergency responders in the event that an emergency call is placed by an individual working from home. Roadmap ID: 82956
  • 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: 1080p Resolution: Outgoing Video on collaboration bar – 1080p resolution for outgoing video stream. Roadmap ID: 66350
  • Microsoft Teams: Wired HDMI support on collaboration bar – Allows users to project a mirror image of their PC to a screen supported by a Teams device, through a HDMI cable. Roadmap ID: 66357
  • 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
  • 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: Answer Meeting Nudges with Video for iOS – This feature brings the ability for iOS devices to automatically answer incoming meeting nudges with their video on. The feature availability is controlled through AutoAnswerwithVideo. Roadmap ID: 82325
  • Microsoft Teams: Guest Access in DoD – Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the DoD Cloud. Roadmap ID: 82742
  • Microsoft Teams: Speed Dial for iOS – Speed dial is coming to mobile devices. This feature makes your most used calling contacts easy to access with one tap dialing. Roadmap ID: 82960
  • Microsoft Teams: Dual-tone multi-frequency support for VDI (Citrix only) – Dual-tone multi-frequency (DTMF) for Teams on Citrix dial an outside number via dialer. Call is connected but DTMF is not sent. For example, if user is trying to use Teams to join a Teams meeting by dialing the PSTN number, the conference ID cannot be entered. Roadmap ID: 83014
  • Microsoft Teams: Walkie Talkie on iOS (Preview) – Walkie Talkie, a push-to-talk experience that enables clear and secure voice communication over the cloud, enables teams to communicate instantly and always stay on the same page. Roadmap ID: 80915
  • Microsoft Teams: Reply to a specific message – When chatting in Teams, you will be able to reply a specific message. The original message will be quoted in the reply text box, helping everyone in the chat to more easily understand the message’s context. Roadmap ID: 81113
  • Microsoft Teams: Roaming bandwidth control – Roaming bandwidth control is a new capability that allows admins to set dynamic bandwidth policies which are based upon the geographic location of users’ Teams clients. Roadmap ID: 81350

Release – August 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Join a meeting by digital code – User can join a meeting by entering a digital code. Roadmap ID: 80668
  • Microsoft Teams: Transcription for 1:1 Calls – Transcription captures the text version of your Call and saves it for later use. This can be enabled via the control bar within the Call window. Roadmap ID: 68774

Release – September 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Related content during meeting scheduling on mobile – Related Content makes meetings more effective by providing customers with important information from their mailboxes, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint sites. Related content during scheduling will help meeting organizers schedule more effective meetings by attaching relevant files to the meeting. Roadmap ID: 81800

Release – January 2022

  • 🆕 Yammer, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Stream for Business: Yammer Encoded Events powered by Microsoft Teams – Today in Yammer the video stream and production in a Live Event is powered by Stream. With this feature, all Live Events (production and the video stream itself, within Yammer) will be powered by Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID: 82054

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