Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 23rd August 2021

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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Includes updates for SharePoint, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva.

  • Launched (3)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (4)


  • Microsoft Viva: Personal wellbeing insights in Teams – Users can create mental bookends to productively start and mindfully end the work day with a virtual commute, tap into dedicated moments of mindfulness with Headspace and use emotional check-ins to pause and reflect. Roadmap ID: 68748
  • SharePoint: Scenario-Based Site Templates – Use scenario-based site templates that leverage existing SharePoint capabilities (e.g. pages, lists, libraries, branding) to build your own sites faster and get inspired. Roadmap ID: 70574
  • New leadership connection site template – The template brings together conversations from Yammer, news, resources, and showcases upcoming events. Roadmap ID: 71752




Release – September 2021

  • SharePoint: SharePoint News Boost – You can boost the visibility of a news article for a set time, until an employee has seen your content, or until a viewer has seen the item in their feed a set number of times. Roadmap ID: 70810

Release – October 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: SharePoint site template admin controls in PowerShell – PowerShell cmdlets that allow Microsoft-provided SharePoint site templates to be displayed or hidden in the site template gallery in your tenant. Roadmap ID: 85566
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Navigation Switcher – With the new Nav Switcher feature, users can easily customize their team site by changing navigation’s orientation and visibility to achieve different look and feel, layouts, and alignment styles. Roadmap ID: 85568

Release – November 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections – This release will include features such as the dashboard authoring capability, setting a home site via the SharePoint admin center, dashboard and feed web parts for your home site and the Viva Connections app in Teams. Roadmap ID: 86542

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