Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 29th August 2022

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 Purview. 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 (3)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (5)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • SharePoint: Video collections page – SharePoint video collections pages make it easy to gather and display all of the videos from a SharePoint site collection in one place.  This feature is particularly helpful schools, universities and other organizations that tend to share videos in Teams channels. With this feature you will be able to create a tab in your Teams channel that links directly to a specific collection of videos. Roadmap ID: 93352
  • Microsoft Viva: Extended language support – Support for topic identification from content authored in additional languages. Roadmap ID: 72186
  • Microsoft Viva: New Settings page to configure all personal insights and experiences – The Config Settings page in the MyAnalytics dashboard allows users to customize working hours, set up focus plan, set quiet hours, set up delay delivery, and, when applicable, configure their team. We are introducing a new universal Settings page in the MyAnalytics web dashboard that will include settings for the daily Briefing email in addition to the existing controls. Access to select settings will be extended to all users that have licenses with the Exchange Online service plan. Roadmap ID: 88994

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams redesign and availability via Microsoft 365 app launcher on Office.com – The Viva Insights app in Teams is being redesigned to create a more intuitive and actionable experience for individuals, managers, and leaders. Additionally, the Viva Insights web homepage – discoverable via insights.viva.office.com as well as via the Microsoft 365 app launcher on Office.com – is being updated to match the app in Teams for simplicity and uniformity across surfaces. Roadmap ID: 93346

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 SharePoint on Stream: Inline playback of videos in SharePoint Highlighted content web parts for carousel and filmstrip layouts – When users click to play a video in a Highlighted content web part (Carousel or filmstrip layouts) section of a SharePoint site, the video will play inline. This feature allows users to watch a video without being taken off the SharePoint page and keeps the video playing while users to browse/scroll through the other contents of the page. Roadmap ID: 98091
  • 🆕 SharePoint on Stream: Inline playback of videos in SharePoint Highlighted content web parts for Grid, list and Compact layouts – When users click to play a video in a Highlighted content web part (grid, list or compact layouts) section of a SharePoint site, the video will play inline. This feature allows users to watch a video without being taken off the SharePoint page and keeps the video playing while users to browse/scroll through the other contents of the page. Roadmap ID: 98092
  • 🆕 SharePoint: People Web Part Medium Card – New medium card allows authors to input a short description accompanying a person’s photo. Roadmap ID: 98127
  • 🆕 Viva: Connections Feed – The Viva Connections Feed web part aggregates organizational communication content from sources across SharePoint, Yammer, Stream, Teams, and more into a single personalized feed. We’re introducing a vertical layout to the web part to give you greater flexibility when adding it to SharePoint pages. Roadmap ID: 98108

Release – November 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Connections News Notifications – Mobile users of Viva Connections will receive a push notification from Teams when SharePoint news is published from sites they follow or visit frequently. They’ll also receive notification if they are @ mentioned in a comment on a news post, or if someone likes or comments on news they have published. These notifications will honor Teams notification settings including fully disabling them and quiet hours. Roadmap ID: 98112

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