Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 25th October 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (3)
  • Rolling out (7)
  • In development (11)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Revised in-meeting Share experience in DoD – The user interface for the in-meeting Share feature in Microsoft Teams has been redesigned to help presenters find their desired content more quickly and easily. Roadmap ID: 70562
  • 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: Present slides from PowerPoint app for Mac – Present your slides directly from the PowerPoint app to a Teams meeting via PowerPoint Live in Teams. Roadmap ID: 82712

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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: Enable Teams users to purchase Teams apps through the Teams store – Microsoft Teams users have now the ability to purchase third-party Teams app subscriptions from the Teams store. Roadmap ID: 83502
  • Microsoft Teams: New assignment experience in modal window for Breakout Rooms for GCC-High – 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: 85323
  • Microsoft Teams: Team Templates maintenance – Enhancements to Team Templates content with additional apps and channels in the Microsoft-provided predefined team structure. Roadmap ID: 85917
  • 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
  • Microsoft Stream: Variable playback speed (0.5-2x) for Microsoft Teams meeting recordings – For Teams meeting recordings saved to OneDrive & SharePoint you’ll now be able to change the playback speed (0.5x – 2x) while watching the video. Roadmap ID: 82002

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – November 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Branch Office Survivability on Teams phones – Teams phone users in a Branch Office can make PSTN Calls to other users even if Branch office loses internet connectivity. Roadmap ID: 68944
  • Microsoft Teams: Introducing background effects on web – When you use Teams on the web, you can either blur your background or replace it entirely with the images provided in your video meeting or call. Note: Blurring or replacing your background might not prevent sensitive information from being visible to other people in the call or meeting. Roadmap ID: 85738
  • Microsoft Teams: Anonymous meeting join across clouds – Microsoft are enabling anonymous meeting join in other clouds anonymously from your Teams desktop app (across clouds). First, Commercial and GCC customers will be able to join meetings in GCC-High and DOD clouds. Roadmap ID: 86311

Release – December 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Interoperability with Azure Communication Services – Use Azure Communications Services to deliver a better customer experience by easily connecting users of a custom-built app with users on Microsoft Teams via voice, video, or chat. Roadmap ID: 70770
  • Microsoft Teams: Automation templates in Teams app store – A new “Automation” category will be added to the Teams app store full of new Power Automate templates, providing an easy starting point for your automation workflows. Roadmap ID: 70771
  • 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: Microsoft Teams panels Check in notifications to Microsoft Teams Rooms – For Teams panels deployment with Microsoft Teams Rooms, when this feature is enabled, checking in on Teams panels will send a notification to the Teams Rooms front of room display to inform the people in the room that their meeting room reservation is over and others are waiting for the room outside. Roadmap ID: 86719

Release – January 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Press “Ctrl Spacebar” to speak for GCC-High and DoD – Introducing the capability to allow meeting participants to temporarily unmute by press “Ctrl Spacebar” to speak. Roadmap ID: 83610

Release – February 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Dynamic Emergency Calling for Work From Home for VDI – VMware – This feature enables users on VMware on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to make an emergency call while working from home. It will allow users to validate (and if necessary, edit) the address that will be communicated to emergency responders. Roadmap ID: 86858
  • Microsoft Teams: Dynamic Emergency Calling for Work From Home for VDI on Azure Virtual Desktop – This feature enables users on Azure Virtual Desktop on VDI to make an emergency call while working from home. It will allow users to validate (and if necessary, edit) the address that will be communicated to emergency responders.  Roadmap ID: 83555
  • Microsoft Teams: Dynamic Emergency Calling for Work From Home for VDI – Citrix – This feature enables users on Virtual Machine to validate the address that will be communicated to emergency responders in the event that an emergency call is placed by an individual working from home. Roadmap ID: 86810

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