Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 5th December 2022

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

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Purview

Teams

  • Launched (0)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (8)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – December 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Notification Granularity – Admins can use Intune to determine the types of content a user can see in a notification on their mobile lock screen. Roadmap ID: 102651
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Multitask with Picture in Picture on iPhone / iPad – The new Picture in Picture mode lets you see your meeting in an adjustable window while using other apps on your mobile device. Roadmap ID: 89826
  • Microsoft Teams: Webinar – Updated template with enhanced setup experience – Updated webinar template with a new layout and expanded options to customize registration details and settings specific to the event.  Roadmap ID:86826
  • 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: Start Whiteboard from Teams meeting from Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms users can now start a Microsoft Whiteboard in a Teams meetings using the in-meeting share content function. With the new patterns of work, whiteboarding is a key feature to enable collaboration between in room and remote users. When Whiteboard is started from the room, it is attributed to the meeting organizer so that they can manage access to the artifact. Roadmap ID: 95260
  • 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
  • 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

Release – January 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Presenter window usability improvements in screen sharing – With the new Presenter window, controls are located at the top, making active speakers’ faces clearly visible during screen sharing, and raise hand notifications are surfaced for improved awareness. Roadmap ID: 100392
  • Microsoft Teams: Manage Attendee Audio Permissions for DoD – Meeting organizers and presenters can now manage the audio capabilities of meeting attendees. Before the meeting, organizers can enable or disable the ability for attendees to use their mic (i.e. share audio), and during the meeting both the organizer and meeting presenters can modify attendee speaking capabilities. Roadmap ID: 105013
  • Microsoft Teams: Magnify slide in PowerPoint Live – Allow meeting attendees to privately magnify the slide and allow presenters to magnify the slide for all meeting attendees. Roadmap ID: 96758
  • Yammer, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Stream: Yammer Encoded Events powered by Microsoft Teams – Today in Yammer the video stream and production in a Live Event is powered by Stream. With this feature, all Live Events (production and the video stream itself, within Yammer) will be powered by Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID:82054

Release – February 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Premium – Microsoft Teams Premium makes Teams meetings more personalized, intelligent, and secure, with branded meetings, intelligent recap and search, live translated captions, advanced meeting protection, and it provides advanced webinar and advanced Virtual Appointment experiences. Roadmap ID: 100654
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Invite Parents via SMS for Communication – Parent Connection allows teachers to communicate with the guardians of a student. To enable parent-teacher communication, admins can now choose either email or SMS as their preferred Parent Connection invitation channel. Sending messages in an SMS-heavy market makes it easier to connect with Parents while keeping teachers’ experience simple. These messages sent to parents and guardians will be in plain text, without HTML, formatting, or styles applied.  Roadmap ID: 99718
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