Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 8th November 2021

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Teams

  • Launched (11)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (45)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: IP Based audio/video support for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows – IP based audio and video devices can be selected as sources in Teams Rooms making device installation and deployment easier, by avoiding long USB cable runs and use of USB extenders. Roadmap ID: 68737
  • Microsoft Teams: Share to Microsoft Teams from Outlook – Send a copy of email messages or conversations, including attachments, into Teams chats and channels or start a Teams chat related to a specific email message. Share to Teams supports Outlook on the web, Outlook for Windows, and the new Outlook for Mac Preview. Roadmap ID: 70598
  • Microsoft Teams: Suggested Replies in chats – Suggested replies presents users with up to three recommended responses to choose from in the context of a chat. This functionality will be enabled by default for teachers and faculty, and completely disabled for all students. Roadmap ID: 82877
  • Microsoft Teams: Direct app purchases and invoice billing support in Teams Admin Center – Admins can complete orders for paid app licenses directly within Teams Admin Center. In addition, invoice billing is a new supported payment method. Roadmap ID: 83144
  • Microsoft Teams: Chat bubbles during Teams Meeting for Teams Rooms on Windows – Ability to view chats sent during a Teams meeting on the front of room display in a Teams Room, calling attention to the chat conversation happening alongside the meeting. Roadmap ID: 85810
  • Microsoft Teams: Share to Teams from Outlook – Share to Teams from Outlook allows you to send a copy of email messages or conversations, including attachments, into Teams chats and channels. Find the Share to Teams option in the Outlook ribbon or the action menu for an email. Share to Teams supports Outlook on the web, Outlook for Windows, and the new Outlook for Mac Preview. Roadmap ID: 80721
  • 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 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Large gallery layout update on Teams mobile – To provide a better experience for our Large Gallery for meetings on Teams mobile, we are introducing a mobile-optimized layout that let you swipe through all the participants in a meeting. Roadmap ID: 82959

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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: Teams support of guest users with credentials managed by the host tenant – Support internal guest users with credentials managed by the resource tenant (formerly known as State 3 and State 4 guests accounts). Roadmap ID: 87830

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – November 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Anonymous user join policy – Teams meeting policy that controls allowing anonymous users on meeting organizer level. Roadmap ID: 87503
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Sign out from Teams Admin Center on Teams displays  – Tenant admins can remotely provision, sign-in and sign-out of a Teams device that has previously not been provisioned from the Teams Admin Center.  Roadmap ID: 88480
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Search in Teams Admin Center (Preview) – Admins can search for users, teams, pages and settings using a common search box in Teams admin center.  Roadmap ID:83671
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Manager insights in Microsoft Viva Insights app, Outlook and Office.com – To empower managers to foster productivity and wellbeing for teams – large or small – new insights and tools are being introduced in the “My team” tab of the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams, as well as in manager cards in the daily briefing and monthly digest emails from Microsoft Viva. These will help managers explore and improve their personal habits and team culture. Roadmap ID:85622
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Home page customization for Teams admin center – IT admins can drag and drop widgets to customize their Home page in Teams admin center. Roadmap ID:85703
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Isolated audio feed capabilities – When using NDI or hardware-out in Microsoft Teams, users will be able to get the isolated audio feed along with the isolated video feed from any Teams meeting. Roadmap ID:86757
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Expanded Reactions – Expanded reactions allows users to apply any emoji as a reaction to chat messages! Pick from 800 plus Teams emojis to react the way you want. Roadmap ID:88080
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Chat with Teams personal account users – Teams users will be able to chat with team members who are outside their work network and have a Teams personal account. This is expanding on external access capabilities, enabling Teams users to invite for a 1:1 or group chat any other federated Teams users using an email address or phone number and remain within the security and compliance policies of their organization. Roadmap ID:88381

Release – December 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Check-in and room release for Teams panels – Allow users to “check in” to a meeting room from a Teams panel. If no users check in to the room, the scheduled meeting is removed from the room’s calendar. The room is then returned to the room inventory and available for other users to reserve and use.  Roadmap ID:86731
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Teams devices dashboard for device analytics providing health and usage metrics – Health and usage insights surfaced on a dashboard for Teams devices being managed through the Teams admin center including the ability to export and auto share the insights and set alerts on key metrics to be  notified when attention is required.  Roadmap ID:84533
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Teams device management for Surface Hubs – Administrations will be able to setup, manage, and monitor their Surface Hubs through the Teams admin center.  Roadmap ID:84536
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Hot Desking on Teams Display – Hot desking on Teams display allows employees to quickly locate and reserve temporary workspaces to touch down and make calls, set up ad-hoc meetings, or sign in to access their personalized Teams experience. Hot desking can be reserved in advance through Teams and Outlook, or right from the device if they’re already in the office. Roadmap ID:85444
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Manage What Attendees See – Attendees will only see shared content and presenters that you bring on screen. Roadmap ID:86818
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Mute Notifications During Meetings – Users will be able to mute notifications during meetings thereby helping focus during meetings. A user can choose to mute notifications for all meetings or per meeting basis.    Roadmap ID:87452
  • 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. Roadmap ID:87869
  • Microsoft Teams: Pin your own video in Teams meetings – Currently, users can pin video feeds to increase the size of the desired video on their own screen. Now, we have expanded the ability for users to pin their own video on the stage as well. This way, users can also see their own video in the increased size on their screen. Roadmap ID:86342
  • Microsoft Teams: Hide your own video in Teams meeting – Currently, the user’s video is displayed at the bottom right corner of the meeting screen. This feature allows users to hide their own video during a meeting. This will help reduce distractions during the call while still having your video available for other participants.  Roadmap ID:86370
  • Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room Presenter support for DoD – Extend the management of Breakout Rooms to specific presenters. Roadmap ID:85326
  • Microsoft Teams: Walkie Talkie on Teams phones – Like traditional walkie talkies, the Walkie Talkie app on your Teams phones provides an instant push-to-talk (PTT) communication for your team. It allows you to press and hold a button to speak to your team, and release the button to listen. Users can connect with their team using the Teams channels. Roadmap ID:83653
  • Microsoft Teams: 1:1 VOIP and PSTN Call Recording and Transcription In Call App V2 – 1:1 VOIP and PSTN Call Recording and Transcription will now show in the Calls App, in the “call details” panel.  This feature permits users to view call recordings and transcriptions for both PSTN and VoIP calls.  Users have the option to delete call recordings, removing them from the call history in “call details” panel. If there are multiple recordings of a call, each call recording will appear in a list in call history, in the “call details” panel.  Roadmap ID:83497
  • Microsoft Teams: Transcription for 1:1 Calls – Transcription captures the text version of your Call and saves it for later use. This can be enabled via the control bar within the Call window. Roadmap ID:68774

Release – January 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Chat density  – Customize the number of chat messages you see on the screen. Use the compact setting to fit 50 percent more messages on the screen. Comfortable setting keeps the chat display as it is in Teams today.    Roadmap ID:88064
  • Microsoft Teams: Admin notifications for Custom app submissions – When a developer submits a custom app for IT admin approval, admins will receive a notification in a dedicated Teams channel, so they can review and take next steps to publish the app. Roadmap ID:82512
  • Microsoft Teams: Pin chat messages – Pin a Teams chat message to drive awareness and provide the chat members with quick access to important content. Pinning will help your team stay in sync on what’s and relevant in a timely manner. Roadmap ID:82584
  • Microsoft Teams: Parent connection in Teams for Education – With Parent connection in Teams for Education, educators can easily connect and engage with the parents and guardians of their class using Teams chat. All parent and guardian data is provisioned using School Data Sync, saving educators and IT staff valuable time. Roadmap ID:83593

Release – February 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Chat with self – Users can send themselves notes, messages, files and images/videos; helping them stay organized.  Roadmap ID:88066
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Delay delivery of chat messages  – You can send out a chat message in a time that is convenient to you, and the message will arrive to its destination at the time you scheduled.  Roadmap ID:88281
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Workspace Management – Workspace Management is a new feature within Teams Admin Center that provides an integrated view of Teams devices and peripherals based on their location, along with relevant insights. This capability provides IT admins the ability to manage connected devices, and monitor workspace health, utilization and conformance to standards at any location. Roadmap ID:88326

Release – March 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Effective meetings in Viva Insights – A new “Effective meetings” experience is being introduced in the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams. Meeting organizers will be able to view personalized insights and suggestions to help improve their meeting habits. Users will also be able to create and share meeting plans to set team meeting norms such as shorter meetings by default and always including Teams links.  Roadmap ID:85660
  • Microsoft Teams: Global sign in and sign out – Teams iOS app will support Global sign-in and sign-out to simplify the experience for Frontline Workers. Employees can now use any device from the shared device pool to sign in with their credentials and sign out of it at the end of the shift. This will remove all their personal and company information from the device. Roadmap ID:85736
  • Microsoft Teams: Direct guest join for Zoom and Webex meetings on video-enabled certified Teams Android devices – Direct guest join (aka Third-party meeting join) is an ability to join meetings of other meeting providers from Microsoft Teams. Third-party meetings will appear on the Teams calendar and users will be able to join them the same way they join any other Teams meeting. This functionality will be limited to video-enabled certified Teams Android devices and will support only Zoom and Webex meetings. Roadmap ID:81482
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Connect – With Microsoft Teams Connect we are making it easier to collaborate with anyone outside your organization. You can use Team’s full suite of collaboration capabilities with external partners in other Azure AD orgs the same way you use them with colleagues from your organization.  Shared channels enables people from different orgs to work together as one team in a shared space for a more structured, deeper and longer-term collaboration.  Roadmap ID:70766
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Connect in Teams Admin Center – With Microsoft Teams Connect we are making it easier to collaborate with anyone outside your organization. Admins can manage the Shared channel lifecycle and membership from the Teams admin center.  They can also use a Teams policy to decide who can create shared channels and who can invite external users to a shared channel.  Roadmap ID:70779

Release – July 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Join a meeting by digital code – User can join a meeting by entering a digital code. Roadmap ID:80668

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