Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 2nd August 2021

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


  • Launched (5)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (5)


  • Updates to @mentions email notifications – With this update you will be able to read through the comments you have been @mentioned in , directly in the email notification. Roadmap ID: 51538
  • Update to email notifications for shared content – Standardizing the email template to reflect consistency across products along with adding file previewer thumbnails and activity details. Roadmap ID: 53036
  • Reply to an Office comment from Outlook using actionable messages – With this update you will be able to save time and collaborate faster with comment and context previews in @mention and comment emails. Roadmap ID: 60807
  • Open in Review mode in Word online – When this feature is enabled, recipients can only open the Word file in the Word web app with the “Reviewing” mode enabled. Roadmap ID: 27017
  • Updates to recipient experience for “specific people” links – When users receive a “specific people” link to files or folders in OneDrive or SharePoint they will no longer see a page telling them to click “Next” to sign in. Roadmap ID: 63220


  • OneDrive: Updates to the sync app on Mac available in .pkg format – Updates to the sync app on Mac will be available in the .pkg format which allows for faster updates and better security. Roadmap ID: 70693


Release – August 2021

  • Shareable address bar links – Tenant admins can specify whether the link that shows up in address bar for files is sharable within organization or not. Roadmap ID: 61529
  • OneDrive: Sharing experience – “Shared with” list – At the bottom of the Share dialog, the “Shared with” list will give you an at-a glance view of everyone you’ve given access to the file. Roadmap ID: 83725
  • OneDrive and SharePoint for Business: Library Dropdown – We’re adding a dropdown that allows you to easily switch between multiple document libraries associated with a Team or Site. Roadmap ID: 81990
  • OneDrive for Business: Progressive Web App (PWA) – You can now install the web version of OneDrive for Business as a Progressive Web App (PWA) in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox, or other browser that supports Progressive Web Apps. After you install the web version of OneDrive for Business as a Progressive Web App, you can launch it from your desktop, and it will work the same way as it does in your web browser. Roadmap ID: 82040

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