Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 14th November 2022

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

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Purview

Teams

  • Launched (4)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (15)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Firefox Meeting Support for Outgoing Screen Sharing – Extend outgoing screen sharing capabilities for Teams Meetings from the Firefox browser.  Roadmap ID:99384
  • 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: Casting from Teams desktop client to Microsoft Teams Rooms – For quick ad-hoc sessions that don’t require setting up a formal meeting, people can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room and display content from the Teams desktop client (Windows and Mac). Users can broadcast their screen and cast content stored locally on their computer or accessible via Office 365. Roadmap ID:97227
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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: Support PSTN dial-in, dial-out, and call-me attendees in meetings to join Breakout Rooms – Enabling dial-in, dial-out and call-me PSTN participants to join breakout rooms and come back to the main room when breakout rooms end. Roadmap ID:100297
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams calendar now includes scheduling form pop-outs – Currently, it is not possible to work on a file, chat, look into activity while managing time on teams’ calendar. The reason for this is all these are in different apps located in the left app tray. Users have to switch back and forth between these apps to multi-task in calendar and there are times the data/context gets lost while switching between these apps.  We have heard this feedback and as a first step towards solving this, scheduling form can now be popped out as a separate window. This scheduling form new window can be seen while creating a new meeting An existing meeting can also be now popped out by clicking on the icon on scheduling form.   Our tech wizards have also made some improvements to calendar in this version which makes it faster to load now. In our next versions, we also plan to pop out the complete calendar app as a new window. Roadmap ID:99198

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – December 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: View switcher improvement for Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows’ view switcher now has an updated interface where you can easily control views in a meeting. Customize your view such as turning on and off meeting chat or choosing what to see on the front row’s left and right panels. IT admins can configure default number of panels and default component on panel(s). Roadmap ID:98422
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Receive all group chat messages with RSC – The resource-specific consent (RSC) permissions model, originally developed for Teams Graph APIs, is extended for chat and channel scope. Using RSC, you can now request team owners to consent for a bot to receive user messages across standard group chats without being @mentioned. Roadmap ID:100883
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Delete Chats – With Delete Chats, users can permanently delete entire conversations from their view. This does not affect what any other users in the chat see.  Roadmap ID:90723
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Meeting chat on Gallery, Large gallery, and Together mode for Teams Rooms on Windows – Always know the context by brining chat pane on front of room display on Teams Rooms (Windows). Room users can use a touch console in the room to show/ hide chat on front of room display alongside meeting participants and/or content. Ability to show/ hide chat is available through view switcher. IT admins can configure to hide a meeting chat for a room if needed. Roadmap ID:98423
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Mention Everyone in chat – Similar to how users @ mention individuals in chat, users will now have the option to @ mention “Everyone’. All participants in the chat will receive a notification, removing the hassle of mentioning each person’s name one by one or missing someone. Roadmap ID:101573
  • 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

Release – January 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Federated group calling – Easily start a group Teams call with federated colleagues outside your organization, including video and screensharing, all over an internet connection without any PSTN usage charges.  Roadmap ID:103042
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Automatically view up to 49 videos (7×7) in Teams meeting for GCC-High and DoD – Microsoft Teams Meetings currently supports a maximum of 9 videos (3×3) on the screen by default (i.e., Gallery view). For seeing more than 9 videos, user needs to manually select the Large Gallery view. With this update, users will be able to automatically see up to 49 videos (7×7) on their screen by default without an explicit action. The actual number of videos seen by a user will depend on hardware/device capabilities. Roadmap ID:103612
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: New Files App in Teams – One place for all your content across chats, channels, meetings and M365 – manage, organize & locate the content you need quickly and easily. In addition, way finding is now more consistent and familiar to users.  Roadmap ID:97677
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Parent Teacher Meeting – Enable teachers to schedule virtual meetings with parents/guardians of students through Teams. Roadmap ID:100951
  • Microsoft Teams: Graph API for Teams Meetings Transcripts – Graph API to access Teams Meetings transcript once the meeting is over.  Roadmap ID:95788
  • Microsoft Teams: Expanding up to 10,000 users in Distribution Lists for lobby policy in Teams meeting – Currently, if you change your lobby policy in a Teams Meeting to “Invited Users Only” and invite a Distribution List (DL), only the first 1,000 users of that DL will be recognized and let through the lobby. All other users a part of the DL will not be recognized and will be placed in the lobby. With this update, up to 10,000 users of that given DL will be recognized and let through the lobby if the lobby policy is set to “Invited Users Only.” Roadmap ID:93585

Release – February 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams:  Microsoft Teams and Outlook – Frontline worker Audience targeting using Job code, location and department – Capability for frontline worker communicators to identify target audience by using Location, Job Code and Department in Microsoft Teams and Outlook. Roadmap ID:100969
  • 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

Release – March 2023

  • 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
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