Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 20th December 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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SharePoint

Includes updates for SharePoint, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva.

  • Launched (6)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (6)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • SharePoint: Auto-News Digest – SharePoint Auto-News Digest sends automated email to employees in you company about the latest News posts that they have not yet read. Only published news posts are sent in the digest, and employees will have access to all the news posts that they are sent so rest assumed that employees won’t see news that they don’t have permission to see. If employees want to opt-out of receiving the Auto-News Digest, they can click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email. Feature ID:64685
  • Microsoft Lists: mobile app (iOS) – built on SharePoint – 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. The Lists app will first come to iOS and Android shortly after. Feature ID:64161
  • Microsoft Lists: offline mode – Similar to taking files offline, people will have the ability to take Microsoft Lists offline – so you can work with your information in scenarios where you may have low-to-no internet access. Feature ID:68809
  • SharePoint: Events web part will display event images – Page authors in SharePoint who use the Events web part will be able to turn on an option to show event images within the web part. When the option is on, each Event shown in the web part will display the image used in the title area of the Event page. Existing Event web parts will not be updated to display event images; however new web parts added to pages and news will default to show images. Feature ID:70791
  • 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
  • SharePoint: Hub to hub site association – We are adding the ability to associate a SharePoint hub site to another hub site to expand search results across multiple hubs in your organization. This enables users to discover relevant content when searching on any sites related to the associated hubs. Feature ID:85613

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint: Navigation Switcher – With the new Nav Switcher feature, users can easily customize their team site by changing navigation’s orientation and visibility to achieve different look and feel, layouts, and alignment styles. Feature ID:85568
  • 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
  • SharePoint: SharePoint admin center- Manage Teams and channel connected team sites – With growing adoption of Teams and Channels we heard your feedback to simplify management of Teams and Channel connected sites. So now, when you go to a teams-connected site in SharePoint admin center, you see all corresponding channel sites and can ensure that right optional security policies are inherited from the parent site. Roadmap ID: 82161

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – January 2022

  • 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
  • SharePoint Syntex: Automatically build visualization of library metadata with Power BI – Enables customers to visualize the metadata in a document library in a Power BI report. They can also save that report so that future visitors to the document library can view it. Roadmap ID: 88706
  • SharePoint Syntex: Rules engine for alerts – We’re also adding a no-code rules engine to drive content alerts.  Based on the rules wizard in Microsoft Lists, alerts use a simple, no-code wizard to send updates when documents are added or deleted, or when someone edits metadata. Roadmap ID: 88710
  • SharePoint Syntex: Quick chart webpart for doc libraries – Enables customers to create charts in the quick chart webpart leveraging metadata in a SharePoint document library. Roadmap ID: 88716

Release – February 2022

  • Microsoft Viva: Use Syntex taxonomy to generate topics – Select terms from the taxonomy service to initiate creation of Viva topics, using the term definitions and tagged files. Roadmap ID: 82049

Release – March 2022

  • Microsoft Lists and SharePoint document libraries: Gallery view – Configure your lists and library items using a dynamic Gallery view – choosing how your documents and list items appear. Roadmap ID: 57304

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