Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 3rd October 2022

Teams

  • Launched (10)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (15)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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 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: 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 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 Connect shared channels – Teams Connect shared channels makes collaborating with those inside and outside your organization easier. Multiple organizations can work together in a shared space – have conversations, schedule a meeting, share, and co-author files, and collaborate on apps, without ever switching tenants in a secure, governable and compliant environment.   Roadmap ID:94820
  • Microsoft Teams: Calendar Show As in meetings – Organizers of a Teams meeting and participants will be able to choose a Calendar Show As status feature such as free, busy or OOF to reflect their status for the scheduled meeting. In addition, organizers will also be able to select private meeting functionality which will allow users to hide meeting details from other users when their calendar is shared.  Roadmap ID:93145
  • Microsoft Teams: Delete Call History – This feature will allow call history users to hide call history records from their call history view.  Roadmap ID:94200
  • Microsoft Teams: Chat with self – Users can send themselves notes, messages, files and images/videos; helping them stay organized. Roadmap ID:88066
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript for Teams Meetings for DoD – 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:82838

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Updated companion mode for Android users for GCC and DoD – 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:100224
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams Platform Apps in One-on-One 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:96188
  • 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 Teams: ISV App Subscriptions instead of 3P app subscriptions – Ability for Admins to view and manage in single place all third-party app subscriptions they’ve purchased from Teams Admin Center, easily adding more licenses for the purchased subscriptions, cancel, upgrade and downgrade subscriptions and access invoices. Roadmap ID:95920

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – October 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Simplified app update experience – Users will have a clear and transparent app update experience. Users will only need to approve an update once per app, and the new version will take effect seamlessly in all their chats, channels and meetings. Roadmap ID:95676
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Live Share SDK support for meeting extensions – Live Share is a new developer capability designed to transform Teams meeting apps into collaborative multi-user experiences without writing any dedicated back-end code. Live Share SDK support for meeting extensions enables general-purpose collaboration features, turn-key media synchronization to co-watch videos in meetings, and inking, cursors & annotations. Roadmap ID:95677
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Delete or rename files in a channel and in your OneDrive folder in Teams – To rename or delete a file in a channel, go to the files tab and find the file you want. Then select More options (the three dots) on the file. To rename or delete a file from your OneDrive, select More at the bottom of the app, then select Files. Once you find the file you want, select the three dots and choose to rename or delete it. Roadmap ID:98073
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Delete or rename files in a channel and in your OneDrive folder in Teams – To rename or delete a file in a channel, go to the files tab and find the file you want. Then select More options (the three dots) on the file. To rename or delete a file from your OneDrive, select More at the bottom of the app, then select Files. Once you find the file you want, select the three dots and choose to rename or delete it. Roadmap ID:98074
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Approvals as a PDFs can be saved, printed and transferred – Approval creators will be able to save a completed approval request to a PDF file and have the option to print it. This feature will also allow customers to easily transfer their proof of approval as a PDF to another system or store as a file. Roadmap ID:99190
  • Microsoft Teams: Creation of Contact Groups in Calls App – Creation of Contact Groups are now available in the right rail pane of the Calls App. Users can now create new groups, and edit the membership of existing groups via the Calls App. Roadmap ID:100152
  • 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: Microsoft Teams Rooms Companion Device Experience Enhancement – Optimize Video Gallery for in-room participants – When joining a meeting in a Microsoft Teams Rooms with a personal laptop running Microsoft Teams, the video galleries on both the Teams Room and laptops will be optimized to display only remote attendees. (Proximity Join with Microsoft Teams Rooms is required). Roadmap ID:96212

Release – November 2022

  • 🆕Microsoft Teams: Manage Surface Hubs as Teams devices from Teams admin center – Administrators can manage the entire lifecycle of Surface Hubs as Teams devices from the Teams admin center. Available features include remote restart, download of logs, configuration of settings, and detailed device information. Roadmap ID:97218
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Payments in Microsoft Teams – Grow your business by getting paid for appointments, classes, or events you host on Teams with the Payments app. Once you connect a third-party service to receive payments, you’ll be able to request payment right during a Teams meeting—and have customers pay you in just a few clicks. The Payments app is supported for businesses registered in the United States and Canada at this time. Note: Admins can manage the availability of the Payments app in the Teams admin center. Roadmap ID:97165
  • Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups – Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members. Roadmap ID:62354
  • Microsoft Teams: Expanded Reactions – Expanded reactions allows users to apply any emoji as a reaction to chat messages! Pick from over 800 Teams emojis to react the way you want. Roadmap ID:88080
  • Microsoft Teams: Delay delivery of chat messages – You can send out a chat message in a time that is convenient to you, and the message will arrive to its destination at the time you scheduled. Roadmap ID:88281

Release – June 2023

  • 🆕 Skype for Business: Microsoft Teams Skype to Teams Call Queue calling – Skype for Business OnPrem user will be able to call Teams Call Queue via VoIP or PSTN. Roadmap ID:99946

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