Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 6th December 2021

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OneDrive

  • Launched (1)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (12)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Stream: Viewing Teams meeting recording transcripts for GCC – You can see transcripts in transcript pane next to the video for Teams meeting recordings when Teams Live Transcript is also enabled. Video viewers can use the transcripts pane to find content most relevant to them and subsequently jump to any point in the video. Feature ID: 85646

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Stream: Updated Web player for video & audio files in SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and OneDrive for Government Clouds – The web player for audio and video files that are stored in OneDrive and SharePoint (including when those files are embedded in Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint), is updated with a new user look and feel, and adheres to greater levels of accessibility for keyboard navigation and screen readers. Roadmap ID: 87204

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – December 2021

  • 🆕 OneDrive and SharePoint: Markup Ink for Edit HVC (high-value controls) – With markup(ink), users can draw and add notes on their photos to convey their messages and reveal the pattern and information perhaps unclear in an initial, surface look when self-teaching and even more important when sharing photos. Feature ID:88481
  • OneDrive: Limit OneDrive access and sharing to specified users – Ability to allow only specified users access to OneDrive in your tenant. Feature ID:88514
  • OneDrive and SharePoint: Improved Move or Copy user experience – We’re refreshing the Move/Copy user experience in OneDrive and SharePoint to make it easier for you to choose where to move or copy your files and folders. Feature ID:85567
  • Microsoft Stream: Video viewer retention analytics – See which parts of a video are watched – Additional analytics for video files uploaded to SharePoint and OneDrive, allowing video owners to analyze the viewership retention of a video and determine which parts were watched the most or least. Feature ID:85643
  • OneDrive: Image Utility Edit Control (Crop, Adjustment, Filters) – OneDrive image utility edit control provides basic photo edit and adjustment functionality. Also, with filters, users can give their photos a “look” without having knowledge of photo processing.  Feature ID:85625
  • OneDrive: New information architecture on iOS – To make it easier to discover options, OneDrive on iOS has a new information architecture (IA) using the bottom sheet to show all commanding options. Feature ID:85571
  • OneDrive: Sharing experience  –  Manage Access settings – We will be updating the “Manage Access” experience which will offer you additional controls for how recipients access files you’ve shared. “Shared with” list would be an entry point to Manage Access settings. Feature ID:83726
  • OneDrive: Sharing experience  – Share menu dropdown – We’re updating the Share menu to provide easy access to additional sharing options like Email, Copy link, Teams chat as well as Manage access settings. Feature ID:83727
  • OneDrive: Sharing experience  –  Copy link – Instead of a Copy link button, you’ll see a footer where you can set permissions for the link and then copy it to share it with recipients. Feature ID:83728
  • OneDrive: Office offline edit support in iOS – If you download an Office file for offline use, you’ll be able to open it in WXP or Office app and edit it, all while offline. Feature ID:66191
  • OneDrive: Shareable address bar links – Tenant admins can specify whether the link that shows up in address bar for files is sharable within organization or not. Feature ID:61529

Release – January 2022

  • SharePoint and OneDrive: New capabilities in Microsoft 365 Information barriers for SharePoint, OneDrive, and M365 Groups – Bringing in new capabilities in Microsoft 365 Information barriers which will further help administrators and end users to ensure they can collaborate and communicate within information barriers policies. Feature ID:85635

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