Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 13th February 2023

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SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Purview

Teams

  • Launched (1)
  • Rolling out (5)
  • In development (10)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: AAD conditional access support for Teams rooms on Windows – Microsoft Teams rooms on Windows now support Azure Active directory conditional access support. Admins can configure Teams rooms device’s access to Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Exchange online services based on device compliance status. In addition, to make it simpler for our customers, Azure Active Directory Premium 1 license is added to the Room System Standard and Room System Premium and variations of these SKUs for education, government customers. Roadmap ID:89068

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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: Parent Teacher Meeting – Enable teachers to schedule virtual meetings with parents/guardians of students through Teams. Roadmap ID:100951
  • Microsoft Teams: Actionable Missed call Notification in Activity – Users will have the option to call back on a missed call directly from their activity feed.   Roadmap ID:102236
  • Visio: Visio personal app in Microsoft Teams – Visio will be available as a personal app, or private workspace, in Microsoft Teams. With a private workspace, users will be able to view and edit Visio files in a central location without leaving Teams. When using the Teams desktop app, users will be able to use the Pop out app option to open Visio in a separate window, allowing users to continue using Teams chat, call, collaboration, and meeting capabilities. Roadmap ID:109596
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – February 2023

  • Microsoft Teams: Room Remote on Desktop – The Room Remote feature users to control a nearby shared meeting room device from their Windows desktop/PC companion device via the Teams client. This feature first launched on mobile devices and will now be available on Windows PC form factors when joined to the meeting as a companion device.  Roadmap ID:95482
  • 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: Enabling new call controls with Survivable Branch Appliance – In the event of a network outage, users will now have access to new call controls with Survivable Branch Appliance. Users will now be able to use contact search, dial by name, and initiate a call from their call history. When connected to the same SBA and network, VoIP calls to peers will be routed through PSTN if the call recipient has an associated phone number.   Roadmap ID:111421

Release – March 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Grading Categories in Teams Assignments – Teams Assignments is adding grading categories, which will allow users to define categories of assignments with associated weights that will be used to calculate grades. Average grades will be calculated by multiplying the average grade for each category by its associated weight. This will allow users to give different levels of importance to different types of assignments. Roadmap: 115513
  • Microsoft Teams: Suggested files in chats – Save time with AI based file suggestions in chat. As an expansion of suggested replies in chats, Teams uses AI to surface files when it detects in the conversation intent to share a file. Now, users will be able to respond to their chat message and attach a file in one click. Roadmap ID:95065
  • Microsoft Stream: Timeline markers in Teams meeting recording for when your name was mentioned – We are adding markers (which appear as icons above the video timeline) in Teams meeting recording timelines to indicate when your name was mentioned during the meeting.  The markers are personalized, so that only you will see when your name was mentioned. The markers help you see who mentioned your name and in which context, and to easily jump right to that part of the meeting. This feature is only available for customers enrolled in Microsoft Teams Premium preview or customers who have purchased the Microsoft Teams Premium add-on offering. Roadmap ID:109580

Release – April 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Stream: Timeline markers in Teams meeting recording for when a screen was shared – We are adding markers (which appear as icons above the video timeline) in Teams meeting recording timelines to indicate when a screen was shared in the meeting. The markers help you see who shared the screen at which moment, and to easily jump right to that part of the meeting. This feature is only available for customers who have purchased the Microsoft Teams Premium add-on offering. Roadmap ID: 117418
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Active speaker view in meetings – Active speaker is a new view added to Microsoft Teams meetings. It highlights the active speaker while still showing the rest of the participants in the meeting. Users can use this new view through the view switcher in a meeting. Roadmap ID:116009

Release – June 2023

  • Microsoft Teams: Graph API for Teams Meetings Transcripts – Graph API to access Teams Meetings transcript once the meeting is over.  Roadmap ID:95788
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2 thoughts on “Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 13th February 2023

  1. Evolvous February 14, 2023 / 8:30 am

    Great Share! Thank you for sharing.

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    • Anthony February 14, 2023 / 8:38 am

      Thank you for reading!

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