Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 17th October 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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Includes updates for SharePoint, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva.

  • Launched (2)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (17)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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: 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint: Security- Granular conditional access policies – Admins will have the ability to use Azure AD conditional access policies to trigger multi-factor authentication (MFA), device, and location policies on a specific SharePoint site collection by simply attaching CA policies to a label. For example, the Top-Secret label can now have a conditional access policy that requires MFA when accessing a site. Roadmap ID: 82163
  • Microsoft Viva: Effective meetings in Viva Insights – A new “Effective meetings” experience is being introduced in the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams. Meeting organizers will be able to view personalized insights and suggestions to help improve their meeting habits. Users will also be able to create and share meeting plans to set team meeting norms such as shorter meetings by default and always including Teams links.  Roadmap ID:85660
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – October 2022

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Microsoft Lists: Rules packaged into out-of-the-box List templates – Several of the out-of-box list templates will now come with rules pre-packaged into them, to help you keep you and your team members notified of distinct changes in your list items. Roadmap ID: 100499
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Microsoft Lists: Create a list from CSV – You can now import from a CSV file to create a list with it. The Export to CSV feature is also augmented with schema, so when you import, your source and destination lists will look identitical, down to all the custom formatting, choice pills, richtext based editing etc. Roadmap ID: 100501
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Schedule send suggestions from Viva Insights in Teams chat – To encourage adoption of healthy collaboration habits, Viva Insights will display actionable recommendations to align message delivery in Teams chat to recipient work hours. Schedule send suggestions will be automatically displayed for those who compose 1:1 chats in Teams desktop and web after-hours. With just one click, users can schedule chat message delivery to be at the start of recipient work hours and minimize work-related interruptions during personal time. Roadmap ID: 98159
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Focus mode in Viva Insights – The focus time experience in Microsoft Teams is being enhanced for users with Viva Insights subscriptions. Focus plan users will gain access to a focus mode experience. Focus mode will allow users to set a timer to balance short bursts of productivity with breaks, manage their task list, and tap into mindfulness exercises during their breaks. Roadmap ID: 100706
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Focus mode in Viva Insights – The focus time experience in Microsoft Teams is being enhanced for users with Viva Insights subscriptions. Focus plan users will gain access to a focus mode experience. Focus mode will allow users to set a timer to balance short bursts of productivity with breaks, manage their task list, and tap into mindfulness exercises during their breaks. Roadmap ID: 100977

Release – November 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Syntex: new rules actions – move and copy – Create rules to move or copy files processed by Syntex models based on the extracted value. Roadmap ID: 98111
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Microsoft Lists: Approvals integration – Microsoft Lists templates will begin to leverage integration with the Approvals app in Microsoft Teams. When you specify the approver within your list item, the request will appear in the Approvals app in Teams or can be approved directly within the list. Once approved, the list item status is updated. Roadmap ID: 100502
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Microsoft Lists: New Lookup column type support – Create Lookup columns in modern list user interface – no settings page required. This means you can program a list item (column) to ‘lookup’ another set of data of pre-populated, managed choices. We are pleased to expand the columns types that are now supported when ‘looking up’ from the other list: Boolean (Yes/No), choice, and multi choice – plus formatting. Roadmap ID: 100503
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Microsoft Lists: Calendar view – week layout – When you create a new view for your list, you can now choose between month view or the new week view to visualize your list information in a way that works best for you. And you can create multiple calendar views – using both month and week – you choose. Once in the calendar view, it’s easy to drag-n-drop items to reschedule them (adjusting their date on the list itself). Roadmap ID: 100504
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Updates to site themes – We are introducing updates to site themes that will improve the experience. A new update for the Office theme in Classic SharePoint will align the presentation with the application experience. A second update will introduce visual changes to various modern SharePoint experiences to align with the Microsoft design system principles. Roadmap ID: 101150
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Display store apps in Viva Connections Toolbox – With this improved experience, editors will be able to see and request third-party apps while editing the Dashboard for Viva. The “Browse more cards” section will be added in the toolbox, showing up the third-party apps that complement Viva Connections. Roadmap ID: 100249
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Viva Insights web app in Government Community Cloud (GCC) – A new web interface for the Viva Insights app will be discoverable via the web, and the Microsoft 365 app launcher on Office.com. This will offer an additional way to access the personal productivity and wellbeing experiences currently in the Viva Insights app in Teams, and will include a link to the MyAnalytics dashboard for users who want to reflect on insights related to their work habits. Roadmap ID: 100496
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: New praise compose experience and praise trends – The praise composer – accessible through the messaging extension pinned to the Teams messaging bar or through the Viva Insights app in Teams – is being refreshed to replace praise badges with emojis and introduce the ability to select gradient backgrounds. Additionally, in the Viva Insights app in Teams, praise trends are being introduced, privately surfacing analytics such as counts of praise sent and received, your top fans and top praises received. Roadmap ID: 101161
  •  Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections Desktop for GCC – With the new Viva Connection Desktop release for GCC, you can bring your intranet directly into Teams Desktop. The app’s icon and name match your company brand and enable employees to discover, navigate and consume your top sites in Teams. Roadmap ID: 85575

Release – February 2023

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Microsoft Lists: Rules packaged into custom List templates – Expand your custom organizational templates by packaging rules into them – alongside the ability to pre-program the list schema (columns), formatting, and more. Roadmap ID: 100500
  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections Customer Facing Analytics – The customer facing analytics module will allow customers to understand the usage metrics for their instance of Viva Connections. and will help them gauge the health of their VC deployment. Roadmap ID:93367

Release – April 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Graph: SharePoint Pages API – New graph API to create and manage SharePoint pages and news posts. Roadmap ID: 101166

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