Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 12th September 2022

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SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Information Protection

Teams

  • Launched (8)
  • Rolling out (9)
  • In development (11)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Native Apple Silicon Support – Universal Binary Teams Version – Teams now comes as a Universal Binary Mac so it runs natively on both Intel and Apple Silicon based Mac devices. Roadmap ID:94836
  • Microsoft Teams: View Together Mode for everyone for GCC-High and DOD – Meeting organizer and presenters will be able to start Together Mode in the meeting for all the participants. Roadmap ID:94390
  • Microsoft Teams: Mute/ unmute status icon for Teams Rooms on Windows – To ensure users in the room are aware of the mute state of the room, a mute icon is added to the room video on the front of room display. Roadmap ID:95257
  • Microsoft Teams: Deploy Teams at scale for frontline workers – Deploying Teams at Scale enables your admins to deploy up to 500 teams and add 25 users per team using one Teams PowerShell command and 2 csv files. This allows admins to meet their organization’s scale needs and significantly reduces deployment time. Admins can also use this solution to add and remove members from existing teams at scale. Roadmap ID:96352
  • 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: 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Manage meeting options for DoD – Organizers will now be able to modify the user experience, or customize the safety and security settings for their meetings using the new “Meeting Options” feature. Roadmap ID:72169

đźš‚ ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Device Test for virtual visits – Ability for users to test their device before a virtual visit. Roadmap ID:87715
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams chat embedded within Dynamics 365 – Microsoft Teams chat can be accessed directly from Dynamics 365 allowing users to continue existing chats or create new individual or group chats.  Roadmap ID:89100
  • Microsoft Teams: Choose preferred download location for files – Teams will now enable users to select the default download location where they would like to have their files downloaded. This is applicable only on the desktop client. Teams on the web will continue to honor the setting in the browser.  Roadmap ID:94719
  • Microsoft Teams and Forms: Ranking Poll – The Ranking question type is being added to the Polls app within Microsoft Teams. Meeting owners can easily create and launch Ranking polls to increase engagement and collect input from their meeting attendees, as well as share the results live.  Roadmap ID:94764
  • 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: Usability improvements to in-meeting notifications – Simplifying the in-meeting notification displays where users are informed about what they need to know or do without causing unnecessary distraction.  Roadmap ID:96283
  • Microsoft Teams: Assign seats in Together Mode – Allow meeting organizers to assign seats to participants in Together Mode. Roadmap ID:83648
  • 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: 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Detailed call history – Get a more comprehensive view into whether calls were transferred or forwarded, how group calls arrived and were controlled once received.  Roadmap ID:98455
  • 🆕 Teams admin center: View users and groups assigned to a policy – Admins can view the list of assigned users and groups for a policy. Roadmap ID:97253
  • Microsoft Teams: Music on hold for call transfer – Music can be played to callers on hold when a call transfer is initiated.  Roadmap ID:98431
  • 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

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Transcription for calls on Microsoft Teams for Android – Transcription for 1:1 calls and group calls will be available on the Microsoft Teams app for Android. Roadmap ID:98510
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Choose your spoken language for captions and transcriptions for Microsoft Teams on Android – Specify your spoken language for meetings and calls for more accurate captions and transcriptions. Choose translated captions for a more inclusive calling and meeting experience.   Roadmap ID:98513
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Music on Hold for Voice over IP Calls and PSTN Consult and Transfer for GCCH and DOD – This feature ensures that music can be played for VOIP calls placed on hold, as well as VOIP and PSTN consult then transfer scenarios.    Roadmap ID:83503
  • 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: 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: Collaborate in Teams with Excel Live – Collaborate easily in Teams with our new Excel Live feature. You can easily collaborate with all meeting participants on your Excel worksheet during the meeting. Select the file you want to share, grant permissions to meeting participants, and enable all meeting participants to edit the document right from the meeting window. Roadmap ID:96099

Release – November 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: RTMP-In for Teams Live Events – Produce your Teams Live Events using an external encoder  and leverage RTMP-in to broadcast to your Teams Live Event Attendees. Roadmap ID:84960

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