Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 1st November 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (4)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (15)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Guest Access in GCC – High – Teams now supports Guest Access between tenants inside the GCC-H Cloud. Roadmap ID: 82803
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Top hits in Search Autosuggest – Top Hits introduces a new section at the top of the autosuggest suggestions where the most relevant results, across domains, for a given query are represented. Roadmap ID: 70563
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript in unscheduled Teams meetings – Now unscheduled/ad hoc Teams Meetings are supported by Live Transcript. Roadmap ID: 81808
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript in Channels Teams Meetings – Channel meetings in Teams are now supported by Live Transcript. Roadmap ID: 81809

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – November 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Answer Meeting Nudges with Video for iOS – This feature brings the ability for iOS devices to automatically answer incoming meeting nudges with their video on. The feature availability is controlled through AutoAnswerwithVideo. Roadmap ID: 82325
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Updated companion mode for iOS users – For a better hybrid meeting experience, Teams users on their iPhone can use a single tap to join a meeting on both their device and Microsoft Teams Room. Audio on their device will be automatically turned off to ensure echo doesn’t happen. Furthermore, the landing experience on the iPhone will be optimized for engagement activities to make it easier to raise hand or react, chat, see all participants, and more. Roadmap ID: 87869
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: New Tag Management Settings – This feature will update default tag management settings in the Teams Admin Center to include ”Team owners and members” and not just “Team owners.” You can still update this to only “Team owners” at the tenant level and override the default. Roadmap ID: 88318
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Tab actions are moving – Microsoft Teams tab actions are moving out of the tab header bar and into the tab dropdown to help declutter the user experience. This impacts all application tabs such as Assignments, Grades, Planner or the Website tab. These tab actions will be found by clicking on the tab name to show a dropdown menu and include: Reload tab, Go to website, Copy link to tab, Pop-out tab, and About this tab. Roadmap ID: 88341
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Approvals eSignature DocuSign integration – To complement our existing Adobe Sign integration, users will now be able to choose DocuSign as their e-Sign provider when creating an eSignature request within Approvals. Admins will have the ability to turn off this connector within the Teams Admin Center. Roadmap ID: 81674
  • Microsoft Teams: Pin chat messages – Pin a Teams chat message to drive awareness and provide the chat members with quick access to important content. Roadmap ID: 82584
  • Microsoft Teams: Video Streams Out via AJA or Blackmagic Design Hardware – Isolated video streams can be sent out of Teams meetings via AJA and Blackmagic Design hardware devices. Roadmap ID: 82812
  • Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams Meetings for DoD – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID: 83251
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams webinar capabilities for GCC – Schedule and deliver 1,000 person webinars with the same Teams app you use for meetings! Webinar capabilities support registration page creation, email confirmation for registrants, host management for attendee video and audio, attendance report, plus interactive features like polls, chat and reactions. Roadmap ID: 83611
  • Microsoft Teams: New default for Teams notification style for DoD- 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: 86088
  • Microsoft Teams: Download Attendance report for GCC – Download and review attendee reports following a meeting or webinar. Roadmap ID: 87518

Release – December 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Embedded CART captioning support for Teams meetings for GCC-High and DOD – Teams meetings now support integration with real-time captioning providers and CART writers (Communication Access Real-Time Transcription) so that users who utilize CART captions can view the captions in the same window as their meeting. Roadmap ID: 83614
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams Q&A – Question & Answer application for Teams webinars & meetings. By adding this application to any Teams Webinars or Meetings, users will be able to create either moderated or unmoderated Q&A experience. Roadmap ID: 84027
  • Microsoft Teams: Multi-language meeting invite control – IT administrators can apply a new policy to set multiple languages in Teams meeting invites. Roadmap ID: 81521

Release – January 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Roaming bandwidth control – Roaming bandwidth control is a new capability that allows admins to set dynamic bandwidth policies which are based upon the geographic location of users’ Teams clients. Roadmap ID: 81350

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