Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 5th September 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 (5)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (6)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • SharePoint: Easily create Power Automate flows from built-in list templates – Lists ready-made templates are getting a boost. You can install Power Automate flows whenever you create a list from select list templates. The following templates will have reminder flows available to use as you create your list: Work progress tracker, Content scheduler, and Recruitment tracker.  Roadmap ID:88906
  • Microsoft Viva: Topic Management – Metadata – You’ll be able to sort ad filter on additional usage data in the topic center, including metrics, usage, quality, and more. Roadmap ID:88700
  • Microsoft Viva: Automatic topic relationships – AI suggests relationships between topics, and the topic page and card reflects these connections in the knowledge graph (first degree). Roadmap ID:88695
  • Microsoft Viva: Support bookmarks with topic answers in Microsoft Search – You’ll be able to see both bookmarks and topic answer cards in Microsoft Search if both exist and are relevant to your query. Roadmap ID: 88702
  • Microsoft Viva: Topics in Microsoft Search in Bing – Display topic cards in search results when Microsoft Search is invoked from a Bing search. Roadmap ID: 72180

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint: New site templates for team sites – We are introducing 3 new SharePoint team site templates dedicated to helping you create sites for your IT helpdesk, crisis communication team, and new employee onboarding team. Roadmap ID: 93423
  • Microsoft Viva: A new app called Microsoft Viva Engage – Viva Engage gives leaders a new way to shape culture at their organizations by unlocking communication and engagement opportunities for everyone. Built on the foundation of Yammer, Viva Engage brings people together across the organization to connect with leaders and coworkers, find answers to questions, share their unique story, and find belonging at work. Roadmap ID: 93409

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – September 2022

  • SharePoint: People Web Part Medium Card – New medium card allows authors to input a short description accompanying a person’s photo. Roadmap ID: 98127
  • Microsoft Viva: Meeting category insights coming to the Viva Insights app in Teams – Meeting category insights can help you align time spent in meetings with your goals by giving you visibility into the categories of meetings where you spend your time. Roadmap ID: 93410

Release – October 2022

  • 🆕 Viva Insights: Schedule send suggestions (formerly delay delivery plan) available default on in Outlook with admin and user controls – Schedule send suggestions are currently available in the latest versions of Outlook on the web and Outlook for Windows to help schedule email delivery aligned with recipient work hours and minimize interruptions after-hours. Roadmap ID: 98128
  • 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

Release – December 2022

  • Microsoft Viva: Simple topic segmentation – Create segments of topics based on sites and information architecture. Roadmap ID:88694

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