Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 25th October 2021

The Microsoft roadmap roundup is a weekly summary of all the newly added items and changes within the Microsoft 365 roadmap, covering SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Microsoft Information Protection and Compliance. 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 (2)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (6)


  • SharePoint Syntex: Advanced metadata search – Users licensed for Syntex will soon be able to select an icon in the search box that will unlock a metadata-based search experience in Syntex & SharePoint document libraries. In the first release, this search experience will have 5 fixed fields – keyword, people, name, type, and modified. Roadmap ID: 85549
  • SharePoint: Updates to options for disabling subsite creation –This new update will improve the options for subsite creation settings in the SharePoint admin center. Roadmap ID: 82122




Release – November 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

Release – January 2022

  • Microsoft Viva: Quiet time settings in Teams and Outlook – To help create better boundaries and protect your personal time, later this year Viva Insights will offer the ability to configure quiet time to silence mobile notifications from Outlook and Teams outside your working hours as well as provide personalized insights on how well you are disconnecting. You will also be able to set quiet time directly from Teams and Outlook mobile. Roadmap ID: 85627
  • Microsoft Viva: Focus time experiences in Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams – Viva Insights will be rolling out a new experience that expands on the focus time feature in Viva Insights enabling Microsoft 365 users to work uninterrupted with Teams notifications silenced. Focus mode will enrich the focus time experience by helping users make progress on important work, with focus music from Headspace. This immersive experience includes a notification, and a new focus mode page in the Viva Insights Teams app. Users will be able to enroll or modify their focus plan settings, or book ad-hoc focus time in the Viva Insights Teams app. Roadmap ID: 85661
  • Microsoft Viva: Briefing email for Government Community Cloud – The daily briefing email- a personalized, actionable briefing email from Microsoft Viva, automatically delivered to your Outlook inbox to help you start the day on track and stay on top of tasks, will be available for Government Community Cloud (GCC). Roadmap ID: 85681

Release – February 2022

  • Microsoft Lists: Mobile App (Android) – Access all lists you own and that have been shared with you – all on the go. You’ll be able to create new lists, edit list items and easily share with other people. Roadmap ID: 70704
  • Microsoft Lists: Commenting (iOS) – Bringing web commenting experience to Lists iOS mobile app. Add/delete a comment on list items to collaborate and share better. Roadmap ID: 70705


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