Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 5th July 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (11)
  • Rolling out (18)
  • In development (75)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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: 1080p Resolution: Outgoing Video on collaboration bar – 1080p resolution for outgoing video stream. Roadmap ID: 66350
  • Microsoft Teams and Whiteboard: Additional content types – Participants in Teams and on Web can now insert additional content types such as shapes, images, notes grid, and stickers. Roadmap ID: 66757
  • Microsoft Teams: Device management automatic alerting in Teams Admin Center – Device management automatic alerting  provides more efficiency in identifying devices issues by triggering notifications that can be turned into an immediate correction action. Roadmap ID: 68755
  • Microsoft Teams: Polls in Teams Meetings for GCC – Forms polls for Teams meetings provides an easily discoverable and seamless experience that will help you conduct more engaging and productive meetings. Roadmap ID: 70727
  • Microsoft Teams: Updates to Dataverse for Teams limits and upgrades – We are increasing the Dataverse for Teams environment limit for larger tenants from the current 500 to 10,000. Roadmap ID: 70772
  • Microsoft Teams: Task publishing checklist – Task publishing enables corporate teams to create and publish tasks to, for example, all frontline locations and other configurable attributes of a distributed workforce. Roadmap ID: 70784
  • Microsoft Teams: Approvals in Teams – Get to results faster with Approvals in Microsoft Teams. Easily create, manage, share, and act on approvals directly from your hub for teamwork. Roadmap ID: 82332
  • 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: 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: Out of Office for GCC-High and DoD – Set up a message to let others know you’re not working or on vacation so you’re not available to reply when they send a chat message. Your out of office status will also sync with Automatic Replies that are found in your Outlook calendar. Roadmap ID: 81575

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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: Approval templates – New out-of-the-box templates provide a repeatable structure for common approvals such as leave, expense reports, or overtime requests. Roadmap ID: 70768
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams Multi-Geo Support – To help customers meet data residency requirements, Microsoft 365 Multi-Geo has been extended to include Microsoft Teams, allowing organizations to specify where their Teams customer data sits, down to the team and end user. Roadmap ID: 70783
  • Microsoft Teams: Attachments to approvals – Attach files to approvals directly from OneDrive and SharePoint, or attach a generic link to content hosted outside of Microsoft 365. Roadmap ID: 70787
  • Microsoft Teams: Markdown support in approvals – For approvals, use Markdown formatting in adaptive cards and the details view, to ensure all approvals are formatted correctly. Roadmap ID: 70788
  • Microsoft Teams: Guest Access in DoD – Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the DoD Cloud. Roadmap ID: 82742
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Security, compliance, and data protection capabilities for apps – For Microsoft 365 Certified Teams apps, admins can view security, compliance, and data protection capabilities in a new tab on the app’s detail page in the Teams Admin Center. Roadmap ID: 83077
  • 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: Org wide backgrounds (Preview) – Organization-wide backgrounds will now be available in preview. This feature will require an Advanced Communications license when it becomes generally available. Roadmap ID: 80193
  • Microsoft Teams: Tags are available in GCC High – Tags are available in GCC High. Tags in Teams let users quickly reach a group of people without having to @mention or type out everyone. Roadmap ID: 81091
  • Microsoft Teams: Manage tags in Teams programmatically – Microsoft Teams Tags APIs are now in public preview. Roadmap ID: 81093
  • 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: Related Content for Teams Meetings (iOS and Android) – Related Content makes meetings more effective by providing customers with important information from their mailboxes, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint sites. Roadmap ID: 81354
  • Microsoft Teams: Approvals Templates – User can simply choose a template provided by their tenant admins or a Team Owner when creating a new approval request. Roadmap ID: 81408
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – July 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Guest access in DoD – Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the DoD Cloud. Roadmap ID: 83676
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Guest access in GCC-High – Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the GCC-H Cloud. Roadmap ID: 83677
  • Microsoft Teams: App (app protection policy)-based conditional access – Teams mobile apps will start supporting App (app protection policy)-based conditional access to help protect your organizational data on mobile devices your employees use. This change will ensure that if app-based conditional access is enabled then only users with Intune app protection policy can access Microsoft 365 services from Teams. Roadmap ID: 84773
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Music Mode for Teams – In music mode, we support up to 32 kHz sampling rate mono audio at 128 kbps, and optimize our internal audio processing settings for reproducing music with high fidelity. Teams will automatically adjust the audio bitrate based on the available bandwidth, going down to 48 kbps while still delivering good music quality. Roadmap ID: 83520
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Live transcript in Teams meetings in additional spoken languages – Meetings held in one of the supported languages now are supported by Live Transcript. We have expanded from just English (US) to include EN*, German, French (France), French (Canada), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Japanese, Portuguese (Brazil), Dutch, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Hindi, Italian, Korean, Russian, and Swedish. Roadmap ID: 83615
  • Room Remote for Microsoft Teams Room and collaboration bar – This experience in Teams mobile will provide meeting device controls, such as the ability to join and leave the meeting, mute and unmute the room, adjust audio volume, and turn cameras on and off. Roadmap ID: 65960
  • Meeting room capacity notifications for Microsoft Teams Room – Alerts in-room meeting participants if the room is over-capacity based on data defined in a room account. Not all cameras will support this feature. Roadmap ID: 65965
  • MacOS native notifications in Teams – Users can now chose to deliver Microsoft Teams notifications via macOS native notifications. Roadmap ID: 66743
  • Whiteboard: Attribution – Participants in Teams and on Web can see who added content to the board. Roadmap ID: 66765
  • Microsoft Teams: Reporting and scheduling APIs for meetings – Scheduling and reporting APIs will be available for integration into 3rd party applications. Roadmap ID: 66867
  • Microsoft Teams Include computer sound when sharing a Desktop or Window on Mac for GCC-High and DoD – You can now include your computer’s sound when you share a Desktop or Window on Mac. Roadmap ID: 67169
  • Microsoft Teams: Create a task from a message in the Desktop Client for Microsoft Teams – With the “create a task from a message” feature in Teams, you’ll be able to create a task from a message in group or 1:1 chats or from a channel post or reply. Roadmap ID: 68696
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Graph API for Teams Export (Preview) – Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) for Microsoft Teams is a key scenario for our customer as it allows them to solve for retention, indexing, e-discovery, classification, and regulatory requirements. Roadmap ID: 68731
  • 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: Role based Access scoping on devices category – This feature allows you to delegate admin roles to specific members. Roadmap ID: 70676
  • Microsoft Teams: New Search experience in mobile app – When searching in the Teams mobile app, you will receive suggestions as you type. You will also be able to scroll to past and future dates in the calendar using a date picker. Roadmap ID: 70755
  • Microsoft Teams: Mobile app visual update – The Teams mobile app will get a new visual look and feel that delivers new headers, icons, and styling along with the ability to automatically switch to dark theme when you set your device to dark. Roadmap ID: 70756
  • Microsoft Teams: Organize chats in mobile app – In the Teams mobile app, you will be able to pin chats and filter the Chat list. Roadmap ID: 70757
  • Microsoft Teams: Emoji library and GIFs in mobile app – In the Teams mobile app, there will be an expanding library of emojis, and the ability to trim GIFs directly in the app. Roadmap ID: 70758
  • Microsoft Teams: Intelligent detection and remediation for Microsoft Teams Rooms – AI based remediation of Microsoft Teams Rooms device health issues, made available as part of the managed service in Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium. Roadmap ID: 70763
  • Microsoft Teams: Personalized room planning for Microsoft Teams Rooms – Curated room planning recommendations tailored to customer’s environment and based on historical performance data available as part of the managed service in Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium. Roadmap ID: 70764
  • Microsoft Teams: Threat detection & Security update management for Microsoft Teams Rooms – Room threat protection (Microsoft Defender for Endpoint) and orchestrated security updates to heal vulnerabilities on Microsoft Teams Rooms. This is available as part of the managed services in Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium. Roadmap ID: 70765
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams and Dynamics 365 business process experience – Take advantage of Teams capabilities like chatting, sharing documents, and managing meeting and webinar invites without leaving Dynamics 365 workspace. Roadmap ID: 70767
  • Microsoft Teams: Admin notifications for Custom app submissions – When a developer submits a custom app for IT admin approval, admins will receive a notification in a dedicated Teams channel, so they can review and take next steps to publish the app. Roadmap ID: 82512
  • 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
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Room Threat Protection (with MDE) – Advanced Threat Protection of MTR devices with Microsoft Defender for Endpoints. Roadmap ID: 81899
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Vulnerability Detection – Detection of vulnerabilities in MTR devices with Microsoft Defender for Endpoints. Roadmap ID: 81900
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Security Updates Management – Managed deployment of security updates based on monitoring. Roadmap ID: 81901
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Custom Administrative Roles – Custom roles to support different types of IT organizations and staffing. Roadmap ID: 81902
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Managed Firmware Updates (Crestron Devices) – Managed firmware updates for Crestron devices. Roadmap ID: 81903
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Dynamic Signal Tickets – Incident detection based on a dynamic portfolio of signals and intelligence. Roadmap ID: 81904
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Global Incident Detection (Outages) – Detection of widespread outages affecting multiple rooms. Roadmap ID: 81905
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Location Based Roles Scope – IT roles based on location scopes such as building, sites, regions, etc. Roadmap ID: 81906
  •  Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Managed Operating System Updates – Support managed updates of the Operating System for Windows based MTR devices. Roadmap ID: 81907
  •  Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Managed Firmware Updates(Additional OEMs) – Support Firmware Updates to cover additional OEMs and device types. Roadmap ID: 81908
  • Microsoft Teams: IP Based audio/video support for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows – IP based audio and video devices can be selected as sources in Teams Rooms making device installation and deployment easier, by avoiding long USB cable runs and use of USB extenders. Roadmap ID: 68737
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams casting for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows – For quick ad-hoc sessions that don’t necessarily require setting up a formal meeting, people can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room running on Windows, and display content from their mobile phone. Roadmap ID: 68739
  • Microsoft Teams: Power Automate actions for meetings, teams, channels, and chat – New Power Automate actions: “Create a Teams meeting”, “Send message to a channel”, “get @mention token”, “Create a team”, “Add users to a team”; New Power Automate triggers: “User leaves a team”. Roadmap ID: 68752
  • Microsoft Teams: New Power Automate entry points in-Teams – Users will soon be able to use message extensions and message actions to start building a Power Automate flow from a template. Roadmap ID: 68753
  • Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams Meetings – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 68905
  • Microsoft Teams: Tasks in Teams in GCC – Tasks in Teams gives you a new unified view of your personal and team tasks, powered by Planner and To Do. It consolidates your tasks across Microsoft To Do, Planner and Outlook. Roadmap ID: 68950
  • Microsoft Teams: Tasks for Information Workers in Teams in GCC – Tasks in Teams gives you a new unified view of your personal and team tasks, powered by Planner and To Do. Roadmap ID: 68951
  • Global Usage report for Microsoft Teams – A new report will be made available with both tenant level aggregation and per-team level details to enable admins to get an overall picture of how the organization is using teams within Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID: 70552
  • Microsoft Teams: Share to Microsoft Teams from Outlook – Send a copy of email messages or conversations, including attachments, into Teams chats and channels or start a Teams chat related to a specific email message. Share to Teams supports Outlook on the web, Outlook for Windows, and the new Outlook for Mac Preview. Roadmap ID: 70598
  • Microsoft Teams: Interoperability with Azure Communication Services – Use Azure Communications Services to deliver a better customer experience by easily connecting users of a custom-built app with users on Microsoft Teams via voice, video, or chat. Roadmap ID: 70770
  • Microsoft Teams: Automation templates in Teams app store – A new “Automation” category will be added to the Teams app store full of new Power Automate templates, providing an easy starting point for your automation workflows. Roadmap ID: 70771
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams user usage report in Teams client – The Teams user usage report provides users a view into their Teams activities and usage. A user can generate insights and metrics on a per-team and cross-team basis to understand their interaction with peers and across the organization. Roadmap ID: 70773
  • Microsoft Teams: App risk evaluation – Teams admins will be able to view the security, compliance, and data privacy details for apps coming from Microsoft Cloud App Security. Roadmap ID: 70775
  • Microsoft Teams: Co-author in encrypted docs using Office Apps – Multiple users can now simultaneously edit an Office document that has been encrypted using Microsoft Information Protection, including using AutoSave. Roadmap ID: 70782
  • Microsoft Teams: Task publishing editing – Corporate teams can now edit published tasks without having to recall the entire task list. Roadmap ID: 70785
  • Microsoft Teams: Pairing the channel and the corresponding SharePoint folder name – When renaming a Teams’ channel, the corresponding SharePoint folder will be renamed and reflect the new name. This new feature will be available for all Standard and Private channels. For Standard channels – The corresponding folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For Private channels – The corresponding site name and the folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For legacy Teams channels that were renamed prior to this rollout, there will be no change in experience. When a legacy channel is renamed after this release, it will simultaneously rename the corresponding SharePoint folder. Roadmap ID: 72211
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Virtual Breakout Rooms for DoD – Meeting hosts can create breakout rooms to be used by meeting participants for smaller group discussion. Roadmap ID: 83563
  • Microsoft Teams: Prompt to set Meeting Options for Large Teams Meetings in Outlook for Windows in GCC-High – 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: 78700
  • Microsoft Teams: Support open-text question poll for Teams meeting – For Microsoft Forms poll in Teams meeting, there is a new question type – open text. You can use this question type to collect attendees’ open-ended information before/during/after the meeting. Roadmap ID: 79464
  • Microsoft Teams and Forms: Word Cloud for Polls in Teams meeting and Forms Surveys – When users have collected responses for an open text poll / question in a Teams meeting or in a regular form, word cloud data insight will be available to help them get a quick view on the top text phrases people answered. Roadmap ID: 79497
  • Microsoft Teams: Data reports for polls after Teams meeting – If user has used Forms poll in a Teams meeting, a summary report for all the polls used in this meeting will be generated and shared with meeting organizer and presenters. Roadmap ID: 79498
  • Microsoft Teams: Data reports after Teams meeting class – If a teacher has used Forms polls in a Teams meeting class, a summary report for all the polls used in this meeting will be generated and shared with teacher. Roadmap ID: 79499
  • Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable all Attendees’ Video GCC-High and DoD – Ability in GCC-High and DoD to disable and enable video for all attendees before or during a Microsoft Teams meeting. Roadmap ID: 80221
  • 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: 80224
  • Microsoft Teams: Prevent PTSN attendees from unmuting in meetings – Presenters and Organizers can now prevent PSTN participants from unmuting. This change also allows PSTN participants to request to speak by raising their hand in a meeting via dial-pad command (press *5). Roadmap ID: 80262
  • 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: Share to Teams from Outlook – Share to Teams from Outlook allows you to send a copy of email messages or conversations, including attachments, into Teams chats and channels. Roadmap ID: 80721
  • Microsoft Teams: Power Automate templates to be added to teams templates – Team templates enable end users to create the right team with predefined channels and preinstalled apps. Roadmap ID: 81090
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams Device Management in GCC-High – Customers who have tenants in the GCCH environment can also manage their Teams devices from the Teams Admin Centre. Admins can now control the entire lifecycle of their Teams devices which include an increasing variety of supported device types – IP Phones, Collaboration bars, Teams displays, Teams Meeting Room devices. Roadmap ID: 81503

Release – August 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Simplified class team navigation for Teams for Education – Access Assignments, Grades, Class Notebook and Insights more easily from your main class team navigation. Roadmap ID: 84886
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript for Teams Meetings for GCC- Teams Meetings now have a real-time transcript during their meetings as well as a post-meeting transcript. Roadmap ID: 82836
  • Microsoft Teams: Get Template Graph API – Get team templates list and team template details via Graph API. Roadmap ID: 70793

Release – September 2021

  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Guest Access in GCC – High – Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the GCC-H Cloud. Roadmap ID: 82803
  • 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

Release – October 2021

  • 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
  • SharePoint and Microsoft Teams: Rich previews for pages and news articles – When users paste links to SharePoint news posts and modern pages in Teams chat/channels, those links will convert into rich cards displaying the page title, image, author and published date. Roadmap ID: 70808

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