Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 16th August 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (7)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (16)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Inline Message Translation in channels for iOS – Inline message translation in Channels lets users translate Channel posts and replies into their preferred language. Roadmap ID: 63219
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting attendee engagement dashboard – Measure attendee engagement through participation, including registration, attendance and interactions during the meeting. This data is also available for download. Roadmap ID: 66585
  • Microsoft Teams: Block Downloads for Teams meeting recordings on OneDrive and SharePoint – All users with view-only permissions of a Teams meeting recording uploaded to OneDrive & SharePoint will now be blocked from downloading the recording by default. Roadmap ID: 70543
  •  Microsoft Teams: Guest Access in DoD – Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the DoD Cloud. Roadmap ID: 82742
  • Microsoft Teams: Inline Message Translation in channels for Android – Inline message translation in Channels lets users translate Channel posts and replies into their preferred language. Roadmap ID: 83399
  • Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room Timer, Room Retention, and Participant Reassignment for GCC-High – Organizers can now set a timer for Breakout rooms from the Breakout Room settings. After timer has expired, rooms will automatically close and participants will come back to the main meeting. Roadmap ID: 85009
  • 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

  • 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: 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – August 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Spam Call Notifications – The spam call notification feature automatically evaluates incoming calls and identifies probable spam calls as “spam likely” in the call toast.  Users still have the option to answer or reject the call, and all “spam likely” calls (regardless of whether they were answered or rejected) will also be reflected in the call history list. Roadmap ID: 85386

Release – September 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Scale Teams Live Events to 100k attendees – 100k Teams Live Events are now supported when you engage the Microsoft LEAP team for assistance producing & delivering your event. Roadmap ID: 85151
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Multi-Window support for VDI – VMware – Multi-Window is available for VMware. Users will be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows from the main Microsoft Teams client. Roadmap ID: 85691
  • 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
  • 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: RTMP Streaming Support – Enables support for your users to stream their Teams meetings to large audiences through RTMP, including endpoints outside your organization. Roadmap ID: 83562
  • 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: Breakout Room Presenter support – Extend the management of Breakout Rooms to specific presenters. Roadmap ID: 81118
  • Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room pre-meeting room creation and participant assignment – Introducing capability for organizer to perform breakout room configuration and participant assignment before the meeting starts. Roadmap ID: 81390

Release – October 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Parent connection in Teams for Education – With Parent connection in Teams for Education, educators can easily connect and engage with the parents and guardians of their class using Teams chat. All parent and guardian data is provisioned using School Data Sync, saving educators and IT staff valuable time. Roadmap ID: 83593
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Multi-Window support for VDI – Citrix – Multi-Window is available for Citrix. Users will be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows from the main Microsoft Teams client. Roadmap ID: 84192
  • Video filters – Before joining a meeting, you can use the filters to subtly adjust lighting levels and soften the focus of the camera to customize your appearance. Roadmap ID: 65944
  • 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

Release – January 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room pre-meeting room creation and participant assignment for GCC-High – Introducing capability for organizer to perform breakout room configuration and participant assignment before the meeting starts. Roadmap ID: 85436

Release – February 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room pre-meeting room creation and participant assignment for DoD – Introducing capability for organizer to perform breakout room configuration and participant assignment before the meeting starts. Roadmap ID: 85437

Release – March 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Join a meeting by digital code – User can join a meeting by entering a digital code. Roadmap ID: 80668

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