Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 30th May 2022

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Teams

  • Launched (4)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (14)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting room capacity notifications for Microsoft Teams Room – Alerts in-room meeting participants if the room is over-capacity based on data defined in a room account. Not all cameras will support this feature. Roadmap ID:65965
  • Microsoft Teams: Top hits in Search Autosuggest – Top hits is a new section at the top of the autosuggest results in search where users will see the most relevant results across people, chats, files and more. This feature will improve discovery and reduce search times. Roadmap ID:70563
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams Connect in Teams Admin Center (Preview) – 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. This is now available in preview. For updates, check feature 94820. Roadmap ID:70779
  • Microsoft Teams: Team Templates maintenance – Enhancements to Team Templates content with additional apps and channels in the Microsoft-provided predefined team structure. Roadmap ID:85917

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Support of Transcription for Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – Users on Virtual machines can use transcription once the feature is available. Live transcripts provide way to follow along with what has been said and who said it. After a meeting, the transcript file is automatically saved in the chat tab for that meeting. Roadmap ID:87571

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – June 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Choose preferred download location for files – Teams will now enable users to select the default download location where they would like to have their files downloaded. This is applicable only on the desktop client. Teams on the web will continue to honor the setting in the browser.  Roadmap ID:94719
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Meeting Chat Bubbles on Android – When Chat bubbles is enabled, chat messages will surface on the mobile screen where you can preview the most recent two messages. Roadmap ID:89813
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams and Forms: Rating Poll – The Rating question type is being added to the Polls app within Microsoft Teams.  Meeting owners can easily create and launch Rating polls to increase engagement and collect input from their meeting attendees, as well as share the results live.  Roadmap ID:93991
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Meeting Chat Bubbles on iOS – When Chat bubbles is enabled, chat messages will surface on the mobile screen where you can preview the most recent two messages. Roadmap ID:89817
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: E-signature approvals on mobile: view and take action – Users can now see their e-signature approvals on mobile devices and take action on them. As a recipient they can view or review them, as a creator they can edit or cancel them. Roadmap ID:92939
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: E-signature approvals creation on mobile – Users will now be able to create e-signature approvals on any mobile device. Roadmap ID:92940
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: E-sign approvals fully embedded within Team Approvals for a streamlined experience – Users can now seamlessly create and review e-signature approval requests directly in Teams removing the need to access the e-sign provider website. Roadmap ID:92941
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Sensitivity labels for Teams templates for GCC – Sensitivity labels will be supported when creating teams with templates in GCC. Roadmap ID:94036
  • Microsoft Teams: Bulk removal for individual policy assignments – Admins can cleanup individual policy assignments from users in bulk, so that those users can inherit the correct policy either via a group policy assignment or global org-wide default. Roadmap ID:90705
  • 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: Manage meeting options for DoD – Organizers will now be able to modify the user experience, or customize the safety and security settings for their meetings using the new “Meeting Options” feature. Roadmap ID:72169

Release – July 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Teams Connect shared channels – Teams Connect shared channels makes collaborating with those inside and outside your organization easier. Multiple organizations can work together in a shared space – have conversations, schedule a meeting, share, and co-author files, and collaborate on apps, without ever switching tenants in a secure, governable and compliant environment. Roadmap ID:94820
  • Microsoft Teams: Speaker Coach in Microsoft Teams Meetings – Speaker Coach provides private, personalized feedback on your speaking and presentation skills in both real-time as well as post-meeting in a summary. Roadmap ID:88253

Release – September 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Inline video helper for policy attributes in TAC – Admins will have an option to quickly play a simple video/gif available for a policy attribute to understand the impact of policy control on end user experience and decide whether to enable it or disable it for the users in their org.  Roadmap ID:90704

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