Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 11th October 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (12)
  • Rolling out (7)
  • In development (22)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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: Together mode for DoD – Together mode uses AI segmentation technology in meetings to digitally place participants in a shared background, making it feel like you’re sitting in the same room with everyone else. Roadmap ID: 70625
  • 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: Present from PowerPoint to Teams with Microsoft 365 Apps for Business license – The capability of presenting your slides directly from the PowerPoint desktop apps to a meeting via PowerPoint Live in Teams is now extended to the Microsoft 365 Apps for Business license. Roadmap ID: 83640
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Rooms on Surface Hub – This next generation of Teams on Surface Hub has been redesigned to bring your favourite features from the desktop and Microsoft Teams Rooms into the meeting space. Roadmap ID: 85447
  • 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
  • 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: Operator Connect – Operator Connect is a new way for customers to simply and quickly enable PSTN calling for Teams, using services from non-Microsoft telephony operators. Roadmap ID: 87546
  • 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: Present from PowerPoint to Teams for Windows – Present your slides directly from PowerPoint for Windows into a Teams meeting via PowerPoint Live. Roadmap ID: 80599
  • Microsoft Teams: Present from PowerPoint to Teams for web – Present your slides directly from PowerPoint for the web to a Teams meeting via PowerPoint Live. Roadmap ID: 80600

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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: Integrated CART Captioning in Meetings – Users will now be able to view captions coming from a CART provider (real-time captioning) within the Microsoft Teams meeting window. Roadmap ID: 70588
  • 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: Guest access in DoD – Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the DoD Cloud. Roadmap ID: 83676
  • Microsoft Teams: Guest access in GCC-High – Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the GCC-H Cloud. Roadmap ID: 83677
  • 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: 1:1 Calling in Safari Web Browser – We are now bringing 1 to 1 calling from Teams to Safari. Users can now initiate a 1:1 call with another Teams user while using Teams on Safari. Users can initiate a 1:1 call from the Calls App or from the Call button in the header of a 1:1 chat. Roadmap ID: 87312

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – October 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Reporter and Side-by-Side Presenter Mode in desktop or window sharing for GCC-High – Two new presenter modes are now coming available. Reporter places content as a visual aid above your shoulder like a news story. Roadmap ID: 87522

Release – November 2021

  • 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: Role based Access scoping on devices category – This feature allows you to delegate admin roles to specific members. Roadmap ID: 70676
  • Microsoft Teams: Enhancement to app usage report  –  support for Line of Business apps – Line of business type of Apps were added to the Teams Admin center App usage reports. Roadmap ID: 70677
  • 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: Press “Ctrl Spacebar” to speak – Introducing the capability to allow meeting participants to temporarily unmute by press “Ctrl Spacebar” to speak. Roadmap ID: 83419
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams device management in DoD – Tenants in the DoD environment can also manage their Teams devices from the Teams admin center. 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: 85264
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room Presenter support for GCC-High – Extend the management of Breakout Rooms to specific presenters. Roadmap ID: 85325
  • Microsoft Teams: Apps in Assignments – Educators and students rely on a variety of tools to support learning. With this new feature, educators can include links to content from other learning and resource tools directly into a Teams assignment. Roadmap ID: 82019
  • 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 – December 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Export Teams list from Teams Admin Center – Administrators can export Teams list as a csv file from Teams admin center. Roadmap ID: 85704

Release – January 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Auto-Expiration of Meeting Recordings stored on OneDrive and SharePoint – Newly created Teams meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint will be automatically deleted by the service based on a default Teams policy setting. Teams Admins will be able to modify the default meeting recording expiration time via a setting in the Teams Admin Portal or by modifying policy attributes using Powershell scripts. Roadmap ID: 84580
  • 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: Prompt to set Meeting Options for Large Teams Meetings in Outlook for Windows for DoD – 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: 78701

Release – February 2022

  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Support of live captions for Teams on VDI for Citrix – Teams users on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be able to use live captions. Live captions display the text version of the audio during the call. Roadmap ID: 86774

Release – March 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Manage meeting options for DoD – 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: 72169

Release – April 2022

  • 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 Rooms Managed Services: Location Based Roles Scope – IT roles based on location scopes such as building, sites, regions, etc. Roadmap ID: 81906
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Action Driven Incidents – Action based organization of incidents to streamline IT workflow. Roadmap ID: 81909

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