Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 20th June 2022

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Teams

  • Launched (7)
  • Rolling out (11)
  • In development (18)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Dynamic Emergency Calling for Work From Home for VDI – VMware – This feature enables users on VMware 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:86858
  • Microsoft Teams: Virtual appointment SMS notifications for customers in the United Kingdom – SMS confirmations and reminders with Teams meeting link for virtual appointments created from Bookings app in Teams. Roadmap ID:94116
  • Microsoft Teams: Improved Meeting support in Firefox browser – Full audio and screensharing support for meetings in Firefox browser. Roadmap ID:83838
  • Microsoft Teams: Presenter mode: Controls to move and resize presenter video – Presenter mode video controls enable presenters to move and resize presenter video feed and automatically adjusts content size accordingly. This can be applied to all modes on Desktop or Window sharing including standout, side-by-side, and reporter. Roadmap ID:88566
  • Microsoft Teams: Auto-Expiration of Meeting Recordings stored on OneDrive and SharePoint –    Newly created Teams meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint will be automatically deleted by the service based on a default Teams policy setting. Teams Admins will be able to modify the default meeting recording expiration time via a setting in the Teams Admin Portal or by modifying policy attributes using PowerShell scripts. Newly created meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint will be automatically deleted after this point unless the meeting owner extends the expiration.  Meeting owners will be notified about expired recordings and may extend the expiration date in OneDrive/SharePoint. Roadmap ID:84580
  • 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: Microsoft Teams Connect support for third-party and custom tab app configuration – With Microsoft Teams Connect we are making it easier to collaborate with anyone outside your organization. Developers will be able to configure their third-party or custom tab apps in context of shared channels through the Teams SDK.  Roadmap ID:83131

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Pairing the channel and the corresponding SharePoint folder name – When renaming a Teams’ channel, the corresponding SharePoint folder will be renamed and reflect the new name. This will help create consistency across Microsoft 365 endpoints, making it easier on users to find their files from anywhere.  This new feature will be available for all Standard and Private channels. For Standard channels – The corresponding folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For Private channels – The corresponding site name and the folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For legacy Teams channels that were renamed prior to this rollout, there will be no change in experience. When a legacy channel is renamed after this release, it will simultaneously rename the corresponding SharePoint folder. Roadmap ID:72211
  • Microsoft Teams: Embedded CART captioning support for Teams meetings for GCC-High and DOD – Teams meetings now support integration with real-time captioning providers and CART writers (Communication Access Real-Time Transcription) so that users who utilize CART captions can view the captions in the same window as their meeting. Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. Roadmap ID:83614
  • Microsoft Teams: Multi-language meeting invite control – Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. IT administrators can apply a new policy to set multiple languages in Teams meeting invites. Roadmap ID:81521
  • Microsoft Teams: Multitasking panel for meetings on iPad – Optimized user experience for iPad. Users will now see a collapsible right panel during meetings, which enables richer experiences such as chat alongside the ongoing meeting, faster roster views and more.  Roadmap ID:86923
  • Microsoft Teams: Dynamic caller ID for call queue agents – Call queue agents can now place calls from the Calls app using a call queue phone number as their caller ID. This ensures the call is properly identified by the recipient and that the call back number is the call queue number rather than the agent’s personal line. Roadmap ID:86992
  • Microsoft Teams: Frictionless app re-install for users – Users will now be able to find the apps they use regularly more prominently via app flyouts, and just @mention their favorite bot to start using it seamlessly in a new chat/team. Users will not need to repeat installation of apps. One-time installation would ready the app for use for that user anywhere inside Teams.   Roadmap ID:87551
  • 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: 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: Disable chat write access for anonymous or unauthenticated users – IT admins can now disable chat write access at the policy level for non-federated users and unauthenticated users who join Teams meetings through a link that must be used in conjunction with disabled meeting chat policy to provide additional security against data exfiltration. Roadmap ID:91142
  • Microsoft Teams: Channel owner/s can delete meeting chat messages within channel meetings for government clouds – An IT admin can turn on “owners can delete sent messages” and assign this messaging policy to a user or group of users. This policy must be applied before channel owner/s can see “owners can delete sent messages” option on Member Permissions through Manage Team – Settings. If this option is enabled, channel owner/s who were assigned the policy will be permitted to delete chat messages in the main window and meeting window. Roadmap ID:91320
  • Microsoft Teams: Support of Live Caption for Teams on VDI for VMware – Teams users 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:86070

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – June 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups – You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.   Roadmap ID:62354
  • Microsoft Teams: Attendance Dashboard for GCC-High and DoD – Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. Measure meeting and webinar registration and attendance data in the Attendance Dashboard. Roadmap ID:94856
  • 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

Release – July 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Admins can pin message extensions for GCC – Admins can manage the pin order of messaging extensions in the compose experience. Roadmap ID:96074
  • 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: Data Export within Approvals App – Through the approvals app you can now export your approval data within a selected time period. Roadmap ID:92925
  • Microsoft Teams: Check out for Microsoft Teams panels – From a Microsoft Teams panel, users can “check out” of a room with the touch of a button, ending the room reservation and returning the room back to the room inventory. Roadmap ID:88047
  • Microsoft Teams: Extend Room reservations for Microsoft Teams panels – From a Microsoft Teams panel, users can extend their existing meeting room reservation. The reservation can only be extended if the room is available during that time.  Roadmap ID:88643
  • Microsoft Teams: Co-organizer Meeting Role for GCC-High – Organizers will be able to share control by assigning the new “Co-organizer” role to people they invite. Co-organizers will have almost all of the capabilities of the organizer, including management of Meeting Options. Roadmap ID:81676

Release – August 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: User request configuration to external systems (URL redirect)  – Customize the instructions users receive when they request apps and configure the external systems where requests should be placed. Roadmap ID:89288
  • Microsoft Teams: Language Interpretation – Language interpretation will allow language interpreters to translate what the speaker says into another language in real time without disrupting the original flow of delivery of the speaker. This will allow more inclusive meetings, where participants who may not speak the same language can fully collaborate with each other. Roadmap ID:87547

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Suggested Replies in Group Chat – Suggested Replies will be enabled in group chats, allowing you to select a quick response when you are mentioned in a group chat or when you are having a 1:1 conversation within a group chat.  Roadmap ID:95618
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Adobe PDF experience – Tenant admins can set Adobe Acrobat as the default app in Teams admin center to view and edit PDF files in the Microsoft Teams.   Roadmap ID:95128
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Text prediction for Teams mobile – When you compose or reply to a message in Teams, Editor Text Predictions anticipates your writing and suggests a suitable word or phrase inline. This saves time and helps you reduce typos. Roadmap ID:95921
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams device management in DoD – Tenants in the DoD environment can also manage their Teams devices from the Teams admin center. Admins can now control the entire lifecycle of their Teams devices which include an increasing variety of supported device types – IP Phones, Collaboration bars, Teams displays, Teams Meeting Room devices. Roadmap ID:85264

Release – March 2023

  • 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

Release – April 2023

  • 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: 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

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