Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 2nd August 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (14)
  • Rolling out (5)
  • In development (75)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • MacOS native notifications in Teams – Users can now chose to deliver Microsoft Teams notifications via macOS native notifications. Roadmap ID: 66743
  • Microsoft Teams: New Lobby Setting: Only Invited Users join directly – A new option; “People I Invite” is coming to the “Who can bypass lobby?” setting. Once enabled, only the participants invited by the organizer in meeting invite will be able to join the meeting directly. Roadmap ID: 68730
  • Microsoft Teams: Improvements to the “Create a Microsoft Team from SharePoint” experience – Enhance existing Microsoft 365 Groups with Teams functionality, directly from SharePoint team sites. Roadmap ID: 68861
  • Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams Meetings – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 68905
  • 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: 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: Immersive reader support for Mobile – Immersive Reader, which uses proven customization techniques to support reading across ages and abilities, is coming to Teams iOS and Android apps. Roadmap ID: 82937
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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: 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: Admins can install Apps in Meetings – We will enable IT admins to select Teams apps that can be installed in meetings for their organization. Roadmap ID: 81086
  • Microsoft Teams: Customize your organization’s apps store in Teams for government clouds – Now you can customize your organization’s apps store in Teams with your company branding by adding your logo, custom backgrounds, and custom text colors to make it more inviting to end users. Roadmap ID: 81119

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – August 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Starting recording will also start live transcription – If both recording and policy settings are enabled, turning on recording will also start live transcription. Roadmap ID: 85837
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: MacOS native notifications in Teams for GCC – Users can now choose to get Microsoft Teams notifications, either via Teams built-in notifications or via macOS native notifications. Roadmap ID: 86064
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: MacOS native notifications in Teams for GCC High – Users can now choose to get Microsoft Teams notifications, either via Teams built-in notifications or via macOS native notifications. Roadmap ID: 86066
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: MacOS native notifications in Teams for DoD – Users can now choose to get Microsoft Teams notifications, either via Teams built-in notifications or via macOS native notifications. Roadmap ID: 86067
  • 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
  • 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
  • Whiteboard: Attribution – Participants in Teams and on Web can see who added content to the board. Roadmap ID: 66765
  • Whiteboard: Additional facilitation features – Participants in Teams and on Web will have additional facilitation features. Roadmap ID: 66766
  • 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: 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: 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: Room Remote Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – Control in-room meeting devices using a new experience on the Teams mobile app. Controls include: turn mic on/off, turn camera on/off, adjust audio, leave the meeting. Roadmap ID: 68744
  • 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: 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
  • Top hits in Search Autosuggest – Top Hits introduces a new section at the top of the autosuggest suggestions where the most relevant results, across domains, for a given query are represented. Roadmap ID: 70563
  • 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: Meetings – Live Captions in additional languages – Today, Teams meetings live captions is available for English. We will enable live captions in additional spoken languages such as German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Dutch. Roadmap ID: 70593
  • 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: 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
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Direct app purchases and invoice billing support in Teams Admin Center – Admins can complete orders for paid app licenses directly within Teams Admin Center. In addition, invoice billing is a new supported payment method. Roadmap ID: 83144
  • Microsoft Teams: Speaker Attribution in Live Transcript in Teams Meetings in GCC Clouds – Teams Meetings in GCC clouds will now have live transcript utterances attributed to the speaker of the utterance. Roadmap ID: 83382
  • Microsoft Teams: Lower all raised hands for GCC-High and DoD – Meeting organizers and presenters will see an option to lower all raised hands from the participant pane. Roadmap ID: 83487
  • 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: Prompt to set Meeting Options for Large Teams Meetings in Outlook for Windows in GCC – 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: 78699
  • 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: 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: Day view in calendar on iOS and Android – View all meetings and events for the day to easily see when you’re available or busy. Roadmap ID: 80106
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Public Preview: Teams follow Office preview – Coming up in June 2021, not only can users be opted-in to use Teams Public Preview, but IT admins can even configure Teams users preview state to follow Office preview state. All of this functionality will be accessible from the Teams Admin Center. Roadmap ID: 81704
  • 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 – September 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: New default for Teams notification style for GCC – 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: 86086
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: New default for Teams notification style for GCC High – 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: 86087
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: New default for Teams notification style for DoD- 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: 86088
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: New Lobby Setting: Only Invited Users join directly for GCC – A new lobby setting is coming to Teams Meeting Options. We are adding “People I Invite” as an option to the “Who can bypass lobby?” setting.  Roadmap ID: 86069
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Up to 25K members per team in GCCH – You can now add up to 25,000 members per team in GCCH. Roadmap ID: 85339
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: Join a meeting by digital code – User can join a meeting by entering a digital code. Roadmap ID: 80668
  • Microsoft Teams: Adobe Sign Integration in Approvals App – Microsoft are working closely with key partners to allow you to create an electronic signature approval using Adobe Sign, DocuSign, and other 3rd party providers natively within the Approval app. Roadmap ID: 81407
  • Microsoft Teams: Approvals Templates for GCC-High and DoD – User can simply choose a template provided by their tenant admins or a Team Owner when creating a new approval request. Roadmap ID: 81658

Release – October 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Pilot and deploy Teams for frontline with the FLW onboarding wizard – This wizard allows admins to streamline team creation, license assignment, and policy package assignment in a few simple steps. Roadmap ID: 84468
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: RTMP-In for Teams Live Events – Produce your Teams Live Events using an external encoder and leverage RTMP-in to broadcast to your Teams Live Event Attendees. Roadmap ID: 84960
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Up to 25K members per team in DoD – You can now add up to 25,000 members per team in DoD. Roadmap ID: 85338
  • Microsoft Teams: Co-organizer Meeting Role – Organizers will now be able to share control by assigning the new “Co-organizer” role to people they invite. Roadmap ID: 81391

Release – November 2021

  • 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 – December 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Co-organizer Meeting Role for GCC-High and DoD – Organizers will now be able to share control by assigning the new “Co-organizer” role to people they invite. Roadmap ID: 81676

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