Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 19th July 2021

Use these buttons to switch between each product’s roadmap updates.

Teams

  • Launched (7)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (22)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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
  • Revised in-meeting Share experience – 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: 70560
  • Microsoft Teams: Manage meeting options for GCC-High – Organizers will now be able to modify the user experience, or customize the safety and security settings for their meetings using the new “Meeting Options” feature. Roadmap ID: 72168
  • 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: 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: 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • MacOS native notifications in Teams – Users can now chose to deliver Microsoft Teams notifications via macOS native notifications. Roadmap ID: 66743
  • 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: 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: Microsoft Teams classes LTI application for educational learning managements systems (LMS) – Microsoft Teams classes LTI app helps educators and students easily navigate between their Learning Management Systems and Teams. Users can access their class teams associated with their course directly from within their LMS. Roadmap ID: 83071

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – August 2021

  • 🆕 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: 85417
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Chat preview notification settings – Users can change settings and manage previews for their chat notification toasts. Roadmap ID: 85421
  • Microsoft Teams: Reporter and Side-by-Side Presenter Mode in desktop or window sharing – Two new presenter modes are now coming available. Reporter places content as a visual aid above your shoulder like a news story. Side-by-side displays your video feed next to your content. You can now select a mode that fits your needs and promotes a more engaging presentation and consumption experience. Roadmap ID: 83371
  •  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: Restart Live Event – With this new feature, you will be able to restart your live event after you have ended it or if you have encountered a problem during it. Roadmap ID: 82953
  • Microsoft Teams: View switcher – The new view switcher in the top bar of a Teams meeting allows participants to control how they prefer to see the meeting content. Choose between Together mode, Focus, Gallery at top, and Full screen. Roadmap ID: 70754
  • 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
  • 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: 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: Guest access in DoD – Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the DoD Cloud. Roadmap ID: 83676

Release – September 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Admins can use cloud shell from Teams admin center – Admins can open Azure cloud shell from Teams admin center inline and run powershell scripts from browser. Roadmap ID: 82708
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript in all available languages in Teams Meetings on Web – Live Transcript is now available in all available languages for web users of Teams Meetings. Roadmap ID: 84003
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Paging on Video Gallery for Web – When you are in gallery view, and there are more videos than what can be shown at once on the meeting stage (the maximum number can vary depending on your device configuration and internet bandwidth), navigation controls and will appear below the Video Gallery to see additional videos of the attendees. Roadmap ID: 84629
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: New assignment experience in modal window for Breakout Rooms for GCC-High – 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: 85323
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Guest access in GCC-High – Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the GCC-H Cloud. Roadmap ID: 83677
  • 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

Release – October 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: New assignment experience in modal window for Breakout Rooms for DoD – 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: 85324

Release – November 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Search results page in Teams – A new search experience in Teams will make finding messages, people, answers, and files faster and more intuitive. A redesigned search results page provides better context and faster results, with AI-powered relevance based on the people and content you engage with most in Teams and other Microsoft 365 services. Roadmap ID: 66583

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s