Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 5th September 2022

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

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Information Protection

Teams

  • Launched (9)
  • Rolling out (12)
  • In development (13)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript for Teams Meetings for GCC-High – Teams Meetings now have a real-time transcript during their meetings as well as a post-meeting transcript. This will help users in real-time recall what has been spoken during the meeting as well as review the meeting after the fact. Roadmap ID:82230
  • Microsoft Teams: Pop out shared content into a separate window – Users can pop out shared meeting content in a separate window. Roadmap ID:86948
  • 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: 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: 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 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 Forms: Re-use previously created polls in Teams meetings – Meeting organizers and presenters can now access the polls previously created to re-use or modify, so that they can apply them to new meetings instead of creating repeated polls every time from scratch.  Roadmap ID:94765
  • Microsoft Teams: Camera On/Off feature – Beginning July 2022, any certified Teams Peripherals supporting the Camera On/Off feature will allow a user to more efficiently turn on or off their Video during a call or meeting. Instead of fumbling with your mouse or keypad to bring up the Meeting Stage and then press the Video icon, a simple click of a button will allow the user to quickly control their video state. Roadmap ID:95738
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams Button long press to Raise Hand during meeting – Raise Hand is a popular feature in Teams and is something all users can use, often many times over the course of a meeting. This feature allows users the ability to invoke a Raise Hand reaction during a meeting by simply holding the Teams button on their certified peripheral. Roadmap ID:90738

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Cameo in PowerPoint Live  – Cameo is a new PowerPoint experience that seamlessly integrates your Teams camera feed into your presentation, letting you customize how and where you want to appear on your slides and offering layout recommendations for optimal viewing. Roadmap ID:87725
  • Microsoft Teams: HID Support for VMware – This feature supports the use of Human Interface Devices (HID) in Microsoft Teams on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for VMware. Roadmap ID:90115
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Background Blur and Effects for Citrix  – Microsoft Teams users on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for Citrix will be able to blur their background in a video meeting or call, or replace it entirely with the images provided. Roadmap ID:97951
  • Microsoft Teams: Background Blur and Effects for VMware – Microsoft Teams users on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for VMware will be able to blur their background in a video meeting or call, or replace it entirely with the images provided. Roadmap ID:97952
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Home page for Teams for Education class teams – Home page provides a central destination for the latest announcements, resources, upcoming assignments, class files, and meetings for a class team.  Roadmap ID:93479
  • Microsoft Teams: Pin and hide the room video for Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows allows room users to pin or hide room video on the front of room screen. In-room participants can control these options by selecting the room from the roster on the console. This added capability provides greater personalization for room users who feel the room video to be potentially distracting or not needed. Roadmap ID:95258
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams: Updated companion mode for Android users – For a better hybrid meeting experience, Teams users on their Android phone can use a single tap to join a meeting on both their device and Microsoft Teams Room. Audio on their device will be automatically turned off to ensure echo doesn’t happen. Furthermore, the landing experience on Android will be optimized for engagement activities to make it easier to raise hand or react, chat, see all participants, and more.   Roadmap ID:97255
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Captions for Anonymous (Guest) Users – Anonymous (Guest) Users are now able to view Live Captions, CART captions and captions in other spoken language in Teams Meetings on desktop. Roadmap ID:93049

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: LTI apps integration with Schoology LMS – Microsoft Teams and Schoology can help provide seamless experiences to teachers and students, with the integration of Teams Meetings LTI within Schoology’s LMS, educators and students can access, schedule, and manage Teams Meetings within the Schoology LMS.   Roadmap ID:97149
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Teams Platform Apps in Instant Meetings – All the familiar functionalities of meeting apps – tabs, bots, in-meeting dialogue, and meeting stage – will be supported in Teams Instant Meetings that are started from the Calendar. Users of your apps will enjoy the same familiar app experience as seen in Teams Meetings, in their instant meetings. Roadmap ID:99192
  • 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
  • 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

Release – October 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Group chat invitations from unmanaged users – When using external access for Teams, users receiving a group chat invitation from an unmanaged Teams user will be prompted with the option to acknowledge or leave the group chat. Roadmap ID:95051
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: RTMP-In for Teams Live Events – Produce your Teams Live Events using an external encoder and leverage RTMP-in (Real Time Messaging Protocol-In) to broadcast to your Teams Live Event Attendees.  Roadmap ID:98481
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Viewing the Full Chat conversation thread after clicking on search message results – When users search for a chat message in Teams and click on a message result, they are taken to a view that contains only the selected message, rather than the entire chat thread. This fix will now land the users on the full chat thread once the message search result is clicked, thereby providing full context of the conversation around the message result. Roadmap ID:97510
  • Microsoft Teams: Approvals in integrated SharePoint Lists – List users will now be able to create and manage simple approval requests directly within integrated SharePoint Lists.  Roadmap ID:91417

Release – November 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Join a meeting by digital code for GCC-High and DoD – User can join a meeting by entering a digital code. Roadmap ID:94620
  • Microsoft Teams: Disable or Enable all Attendees’ Video for DoD – Ability in DoD to disable and enable videos for all attendees before or during a Microsoft Teams meeting. Roadmap ID:91665
  • Microsoft Teams: Disable or Enable a Single Attendee’s Video for DoD – Ability to disable and enable a single attendee’s video in a Microsoft Teams meeting. Roadmap ID:91666

    Release – January 2023

    • Microsoft Teams: Support for breakout rooms for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – Ability to consume breakout rooms feature in Teams meetings. Roadmap ID:68745

    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

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