Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 17th October 2022

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

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Information Protection

Teams

  • Launched (6)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (12)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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: 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: 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Embedded CART captioning support for Teams meetings for GCC-High and DOD – Teams meetings now support integration with real-time captioning providers and CART writers (Communication Access Real-Time Transcription) so that users who utilize CART captions can view the captions in the same window as their meeting. Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. Roadmap ID:83614
  • Microsoft Teams: Restore “Present” button on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows – The “Present” button moves back to the Teams Rooms console home screen and will be named Share. Cortana push-to-talk button is moved to the bottom of the home screen, allowing users to continue using Cortana seamlessly while presenting HDMI content from Teams Rooms device console. The Cortana design change is available in Teams Rooms with the Cortana voice assistance policy enabled.   Roadmap ID:93985
  • Microsoft Teams: 1:1 VOIP and PSTN Call Recording and Transcription In Call App V2 – 1:1 VOIP and PSTN Call Recording and Transcription will now show in the Calls App, in the “call details” panel.  This feature permits users to view call recordings and transcriptions for both PSTN and VoIP calls.  Users have the option to delete call recordings, removing them from the call history in “call details” panel. If there are multiple recordings of a call, each call recording will appear in a list in call history, in the “call details” panel. Roadmap ID:83497

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Enhancement to app usage report – support for Line of Business apps – An updated version of Teams app usage report with support for Live of business apps in alignment with Teams app usage in M365 admin center. This will help admins track all app usage metrics over time. Roadmap ID:70677
  • 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: Upload documents from OneDrive for Business for E-signature Approvals – When creating an e-sign request in Approvals in Teams, users can now upload documents from OneDrive for Business.   Roadmap ID:99971
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Translated Captions in Meetings – Users will now be able to choose the live captions in the language they prefer, with the help of Microsoft Cognitive Service Speech Translation Capabilities. This will help users fully participate in meetings where the spoken language may not be their most comfortable language to use. Roadmap ID:94843

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

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: Additional filters added to the approvals list  – The approval list within the personal app will include additional filters to filter your approval list such as key word search and other options such as Approved.  Roadmap ID:92486

Release – November 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

Release – December 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Virtual appointment – a new Teams Meeting type for B2C meetings – Virtual Appointment is a new Teams meeting type tailored for B2C meetings with people outside of your organization. When using the meeting type, guests will get a meeting invitation that includes important appointment details to make joining easy. They can join from any device—no need to install Teams—and experience a comfortable pre-appointment virtual waiting room until you’re ready to begin.  Roadmap ID:100705
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: On-demand Virtual Appointments – Enable on-demand B2C appointments to allow customers to meet with staff in businesses or departments right away without requiring them to schedule it in advance. Roadmap ID:99919
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Virtual Appointments Premium Analytics – Admin analytics and reporting for Teams virtual appointments.  Roadmap ID:99947
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Call Merge for Teams on VDI – Call Merge for Teams on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) gives users the capability to merge an active 1-1 call into another 1-1 call or another group call. This applies to both Teams VOIP calls and PSTN calls. Roadmap ID:99863

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