Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 28th February 2022

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Teams

  • Launched (10)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (22)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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 relevant in a timely manner. Roadmap ID:82584
  • Microsoft Teams: Dynamic Emergency Calling for Work from Home for Teams VDI on Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 – This feature enables users on Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 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:83555
  • Microsoft Teams: Press to unmute for GCC-High and DoD – Introducing the capability to allow meeting participants to temporarily unmute by pressing Ctrl + Space (Windows) and Option + Space (macOS) to speak. Roadmap ID:83610
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Meet now support for Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows are making an alignment for Meet now experience to Teams desktop replacing New meeting control on the Teams room console with Meet (aka Meet now). With Meet, users can start an ad-hoc meeting with a single tap and invite participants to it. This change is only applicable if the Teams rooms is running in Microsoft Teams only or Microsoft Teams (default) and Skype for Business modes. With this change, all P2P calling and group calling functionality is moved under calling application. Roadmap ID:89066
  • Microsoft Teams: Calling app update for Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows are making an alignment for calling experience to Teams desktop replacing Dial pad control on the Teams room console with Call. Calling app provides users functionality to dial PSTN calls where available as well as enable entry point for P2P Teams calls, group Teams calls and P2P federated user calls. This change is only applicable if the Teams rooms is running in Microsoft Teams only or Microsoft Teams (default) and Skype for Business modes. With this change, all P2P calling and group calling functionality that was previously under New meeting button is moved under Call. For customers that use SIP URI calling through Skype for Business, Enter SIP URI entry point is available in Microsoft Teams (default) and Skype for Business mode. Roadmap ID:89069
  • 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: Press to unmute – Introducing the capability to allow meeting participants to temporarily unmute by press Ctrl +Space (Windows) and Option + Space (macOS) to speak. Roadmap ID:83419
  • Microsoft Teams: Redesigned Teams Store – With the redesigned Teams Store, you’ll find a landing page optimized for ease of discoverability with rotating banners at the top that spotlight interesting apps and scenarios. You’ll also get intelligent recommendations – like featured apps and those popular amongst your colleagues. And editorial articles that surface collections of apps that address common scenarios from apps to get you started in Teams to those best for educators.  Updated app categories to make it easier to find the apps you’re searching for – from those built by your org and colleagues to those built for certain functions and industries. Roadmap ID:86186
  • Microsoft Teams: New default settings when opening Office files –  Users can set a default of browser, desktop or Teams when opening Office files (Word, Excel, and Power Point) that are shared in Teams.  The desktop setting can be selected, if the user has Office version 16 or newer installed and activated.  Please see roadmap ID 92946 for an update on the government clouds. Roadmap ID:82662

đźš‚ ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Support of Live Caption for Teams on VDI for Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 – Teams users on Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be able to use live captions. Live captions display the text version of the audio during the call. Roadmap ID:85693
  • Microsoft Teams: List of the joined teams per user in Teams admin center  – Teams administrators can view the list of teams that a user has joined. Roadmap ID:87969
  • Microsoft Teams: Wired HDMI ingest for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – Support for wired HDMI ingest for sharing from a desktop. Roadmap ID:66357

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – February 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Career Coach – Job market trends – Faculty and staff license holders will now be able to view location-based job market trends from LinkedIn. Roadmap ID:89920

Release – March 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Usability improvements to informational messages in meetings for iOS –         Notification drawer for in-meeting informational messages, so users can preview, collapse and clear all notifications with one tap. Roadmap ID:86957
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Usability improvements to informational messages in meetings for Android –         Notification drawer for in-meeting informational messages, so users can preview, collapse and clear all notifications with one tap. Roadmap ID:86958
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Career Coach – Student activity insights – Faculty and staff license holders will now be able to view insights for aggregated student activity insights in Career Coach. Insights include student skills, career interests, and progress on career-related activities in Career Coach. Roadmap ID:89921
  • Microsoft Teams: LinkedIn Integration in Teams – Users will be able to see LinkedIn profiles of their colleagues in 1:1 chat. The LinkedIn profile is available via the LinkedIn tab in the 1:1 chat panel.  Roadmap ID:89132
  • Microsoft Teams: Pinned apps for frontline workers – We are providing a tailored experience for frontline workers in Teams! With this feature users with an F license will get frontline worker apps such as Tasks, Shifts, Walkie Talkie and Approvals pinned out of the box. Organizations can further configure the apps pinned, but this feature provides a foundation for a Teams environment purpose-built for frontline workers. Roadmap ID:89924
  • Microsoft Teams: End-to-end encryption for one-to-one Teams calls for GCCH and DoD – End-to-end encryption is the encryption of information at its origin and decryption at its intended destination without the ability for intermediate nodes to decrypt. End-to-end encryption would be an optional mode of real-time media collaboration where one-to-one Teams calls between two parties would be end-to-end encrypted. Roadmap ID:89249
  • Microsoft Teams: Admins can pin message extensions – Admins can manage the pin order of messaging extensions in the compose experience. Roadmap ID:87506
  • Microsoft Teams: Export Teams list from Teams Admin Center – Administrators can export Teams list as a csv file from Teams admin center. Roadmap ID:85704

Release – April 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Teams device store in Teams admin center – Teams device store provides direct procurement through Teams admin center, where admins can discover, purchase and provision Teams certified devices. The functionality will be available to small and medium sized organizations in US and Canada. This will be extended to more customers in the future. Roadmap ID:91090
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: New default settings when opening Office files For Government clouds – Users can set a default of browser, desktop or Teams when opening Office files (Word, Excel, and Power Point) that are shared in Teams.  The desktop setting can be selected, if the user has Office version 16 or newer installed and activated.  Roadmap ID:92946
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Multi-Window support for VDI on Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 – Users on Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows from the main Microsoft Teams client. Additionally, meeting and call controls such as mute, video, chat, leave and others will now be located at the top of the meeting window so that they are always available and never block the underlying content. Roadmap ID:86548
  • Microsoft Teams: Multi-Window support for VDI for VMware – Users on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)will be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows from the main Microsoft Teams client. Additionally, meeting and call controls such as mute, video, chat, leave and others will now be located at the top of the meeting window so that they are always available and never block the underlying content. Roadmap ID:85691
  • Microsoft Teams: New default for Teams notification style for DoD – Teams notification style will be defaulted to native notifications for new users. 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: Video filters – Before joining a meeting, you can use filters to subtly adjust lighting levels and smooth out facial features to customize your appearance. Roadmap ID:65944

Release – May 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Background Blur for VDI on Azure Virtual Desktop/Windows 365 – Users on Teams on VDI on Azure Virtual Desktop/Windows 365 can blur their background in your video meeting and call.  Roadmap ID:92505
  • Microsoft Teams: Give Take Control for Teams on VDI for VMware – User on VMware will be able to give and take control during calls and meetings. Give control: If you want another meeting participant to change a file, help you present, or demonstrate something, you can give control to that person. You will both be in control of the sharing, and you can take back control anytime. Take control: To take control while another person is sharing, select Request control. The person sharing can then approve or deny your request. While you have control, you can make selections, edits, and other modifications to the shared screen. When you’re done, select Release control to stop sharing control. Roadmap ID:87558
  • Microsoft Teams: Give Take Control for Teams for VDI on Azure Window Desktop and Windows 365 – User on Azure Window Desktop and Windows 365 on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be able to give and take control during calls and meetings. Give control: If you want another meeting participant to change a file, help you present, or demonstrate something, you can give control to that person. You will both be in control of the sharing, and you can take back control anytime. Take control: To take control while another person is sharing, select Request control. The person sharing can then approve or deny your request. While you have control, you can make selections, edits, and other modifications to the shared screen. When you’re done, select Release control to stop sharing control. Roadmap ID:87559
  • Microsoft Teams: Give Take Control for Citrix on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. – User on Citrix will be able to give and take control during calls and meetings. Give control: If you want another meeting participant to change a file, help you present, or demonstrate something, you can give control to that person. You will both be in control of the sharing, and you can take back control anytime. Take control: To take control while another person is sharing, select Request control. The person sharing can then approve or deny your request. While you have control, you can make selections, edits, and other modifications to the shared screen. When you’re done, select Release control to stop sharing control. Roadmap ID:87560

Release – July 2022

  • 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

Release – December 2022

  • Microsoft Graph: Teams Device management Graph APIs (Preview) – These APIs provide access to information about the Teams devices and options to manage them and enable easy integration with other workflows. Roadmap ID:90173
  • Microsoft Teams: Adobe Sign Integration in Approvals for GCC-High and DoD – There may be times when you need something approved and recorded with more formal attestation and adding signatures to the approval process is necessary. Simply choose Adobe Sign in the Approvals app and add the request details. Once submitted, signers are notified with an email and can easily review and sign. Approvals will keep track of the entire workflow right in context within Teams. Roadmap ID:81657

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