Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 29th August 2022

Use the links below to switch between each product’s roadmap updates:

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Information Protection

Teams

  • Launched (3)
  • Rolling out (6)
  • In development (13)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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: ‘Share to Teams’ from Teams personal Apps or Tabs – ‘Share to Teams’ now allows users to share URLs from personal app or tab to other user or group or channel within Teams. This launches the ‘Share to Teams’ experience in a pop-up/modal window enabling a faster and seamless sharing experience.  Roadmap ID:91117
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: External access chat invitation flow for managed organizations – When receiving a new one-on-one chat from an external user, Teams users will now see an invitation to accept or block the external user. This also provides the ability to block external users at any point, which revokes access to presence and incoming messages.  Roadmap ID:94646
  • Microsoft Teams: Pre-assign Channel members to Breakout Rooms – Ability for organizer to pre-assign participants to a breakout room within Channel meetings for channel members not explicitly invited to the meeting. Currently, pre-assignment can only be completed for participants invited to the meeting. Roadmap ID:96350
  • Microsoft Teams: Leave a meeting on all my devices – When a Teams user has joined a meeting using multiple personal devices they can encounter friction when leaving the meeting, including forgetting to leave the meeting on one of their many devices. This functionality allows Teams users to leave a meeting from all their devices with a single tap. Roadmap ID: 97397
  • Microsoft Teams: View attendance report on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS – You can now check the attendance information for regular meetings or webinars and also the registration information before webinars on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS. Roadmap ID: 97466
  • Microsoft Teams: View meeting transcripts on Microsoft Teams for Mobile and iOS – You can now start transcription for your meetings, and view the meeting transcripts after the meetings on Microsoft Teams for iOS and Android. Roadmap ID: 97693
  • Microsoft Teams: Transcription will be turned on together with Recording if the “Record automatically” meeting option is on – If meeting organizer set the “Record automatically” meeting option to on for a meeting, Transcription will be turned on together with Recording when the meeting starts, if transcription is allowed by admins. This will make recording playback experience accessible. Roadmap ID: 97842

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – August 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Activate team from inside the Microsoft Teams Classes LTI app within your Learning Management System (LMS) – Now educators can activate a class from the Microsoft Teams Classes LTI app within a LMS and no longer need to leave the LMS to activate a class. The new activation option is intuitive and easy to discover, with a notification banner for classes that need to be activated. Roadmap ID:97406
  • Microsoft Teams: Activate team from inside the LTI app within LMS itself – Now teachers will be able to activate a class from the Class LTI app within LMS itself. They need not go outside LMS anymore to activate a class. The new activation option is quite intuitive and easy to discover. A notification banner is shown for all the classes that need to be activated. Roadmap ID:97953
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Microsoft eCDN – Microsoft eCDN is an enterprise Content Delivery Network that optimizes the streaming experience for Microsoft Teams and other video products. This WebRTC-based solution reduces bandwidth usage helping to mitigate impacts to network and line of business (LOB) applications. Its mesh networks are self-balancing and automatically scale as the number of viewers increases. The technology does not require additional installation on user endpoints or changes to the physical network infrastructure.  Roadmap ID:89824
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Teams Platform Apps in Group VOIP Calls – All the familiar functionalities of meeting apps – tabs, bots, in-meeting dialogue, and meeting stage – will be supported in Teams VOIP Calls. Users of your apps will enjoy the same familiar app experience as seen in Teams Meetings, in their Teams VOIP Calls. Roadmap ID:96189
  • Microsoft Teams: Parent App – With Parent Connection, educators can see the roster of the parents and guardians for their students (info provided by School Data Sync) and initiate a Teams chat with them by a single click. So now, instead of the twice-yearly parent-teacher conference or sporadic email, educators and guardians can provide more iterative updates back and forth through Teams chat to help manage and track their student’s progress. Roadmap ID:96942

Release – October 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Connectors in GCC – Teams Connectors, which support webhook integrations, will be made available in GCC. Roadmap ID:96290
  • Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams Meetings for DoD – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID:83251
  • Microsoft Teams: Enhancement to app usage report – support for Line of Business apps – An updated version of Teams app usage report with support for Live of business apps in alignment with Teams app usage in M365 admin center. This will help admins track all app usage metrics over time. Roadmap ID:70677

Release – November 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Paging on Video Gallery – When you are in gallery view, and there are more videos than what can be shown at once on the meeting stage (the maximum number can vary depending on your device configuration and internet bandwidth), navigation controls and will appear below the Video Gallery to see additional videos of the attendees. You can use these controls to view more video participants. Roadmap ID:86480
  • Microsoft Teams: Modern meeting experience on the web – The modern meeting and calling experience will be available for Teams on the web in Chrome and Edge browsers – including improved pre-join, dynamic view, and the updated control bar.  Roadmap ID:92928

Release – December 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Chat Bubbles during Teams meetings for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – Ability to view chats sent during a Teams meeting on the front of room display in a Teams Room, calling attention to the chat conversation happening alongside the meeting. Roadmap ID:85441
  • Microsoft Teams: Automatically end stale Teams meetings – If a user is the sole participant in a meeting that has been identified as stale, the user will see a dialog prompting to end the call or dismiss the notification. If no action is taken, the meeting will automatically end.  Roadmap ID:96710

Release – January 2023

  • Microsoft Teams: New Tag Management Settings – This feature will update default tag management settings in the Teams Admin Center to include ”Team owners and members” and not just “Team owners.” You can still update this to only “Team owners” at the tenant level and override the default.  Roadmap ID:88318

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