Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 13th February 2023

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 (7)
  • Rolling out (7)
  • In development (20)


  • SharePoint: Admin center – Migration Manager: Dropbox migrations – With our recent Mover acquisition, we are excited to expand our capabilities to allow moving content from Dropbox into Microsoft 365. When you’re ready to move your content, click on the Migrate tab in the SharePoint admin center to start scan discovery, assessment, and migrate. You’ll get detailed reports and the rest in a seamless transition of files and folders to Microsoft 365 (OneDrive, SharePoint, and/or Teams). Roadmap ID:83456
  • 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: Microsoft Planner Integration – Connect Viva Goals projects and key results to Microsoft Planner.  Roadmap ID:108865
  • Microsoft Viva: Power BI and Viva Goals integration – Automatically update Viva Goals (Key Results, Projects) with data from Power BI Report.  Roadmap ID:109490
  • Microsoft Viva: Goals Bulk OKR Import – Viva Goals allows bulk importing of Objectives, Key Results and Projects using a standard Excel template. Bulk import allows you to take pre-existing lists of OKRs and Projects and quickly add them to Viva Goals. Roadmap ID:115477
  • Microsoft Viva: Goals Audit Logs – Audit Logs will be available in Compliance Center. Roadmap ID:115480
  • 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


  • 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 admin center: Streamlining management of site related information across Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups – SharePoint is updating the site detail panel to include Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 Groups information. Admins that have permissions to SharePoint, Teams and Groups admin centers can now manage all related attributes (membership, group name, description, etc.) from a single site detail panel in the SharePoint admin center ‘Active Sites’ tab. SharePoint admins with SharePoint only permissions will have read-only access to the new attributes.  Roadmap ID:100053
  • 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
  • Microsoft Viva: Engage Premium Analytics – New advanced personal, community, and leader analytics to better understand engagement, reach, insights, and sentiment in communities and storyline posts in Viva Engage. Roadmap ID:109574
  • Microsoft Viva: Sharing praise with others – With updates coming in January, users with Viva Insights subscriptions who send praise will have the ability to share a copy of the praise with others. Shared recipients will be notified via Teams and can see praise details in the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams. Roadmap ID:106122
  • Microsoft Viva: Automatic Topic Relationships available in GCC – The ability for AI to suggest relationships between topics will be available for customers in our Government Clouds. These suggested related topics appear on the topic card, page and answers.  This is already available for standard worldwide customers.  This feature has been reverted to “rolling out” as it has not yet completed deployment.  Roadmap ID:106765
  • Microsoft Viva: Meeting prep inline suggestions coming to Outlook with Viva Insights – Users with a Viva Insights subscription will receive inline suggestions in Outlook to book meeting preparation time. Meeting invite recipients will receive the inline suggestions if the meeting is between 30 and 60 minutes long, it has fewer than 12 attendees, it is not recurring, and the user has time on their calendar for prep time. Roadmap ID:109590


Release – February 2023

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Export Microsoft Lists as a dataset for Power BI Data Hub – Today, you can visualize a list as a report in Power BI, from within the list itself. Soon, it will be possible to export a dataset from Microsoft Lists for use in Power BI Data Hub. Once your list is in Power BI Data Hub, you can take advantage of its rich data visualization features to create powerful, custom reports based on your list data. Roadmap ID:117379
  • SharePoint: Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring – Updates include two changes to the text web part from multilingual proofing to better control over line spacing. Roadmap ID:117365
  • Microsoft Viva: Topic discovery analytics to show sites processed – This update will provide transparency on topic discovery through analytics, by showing Sites processed for discovery counts in the Microsoft Admin Center. Roadmap ID:100060
  • 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 – March 2023

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Improvements to the Image web part – Improvements to the Image web part include one consolidated toolbar for better navigation, and added capabilities to text overlay, such as text size and styling, text box color and opacity, and image overlay color and transparency. Roadmap ID:117376
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Improvements to the Page authoring experience – We’re reducing clutter and creating an efficient canvas by moving the “add section” action to be inline and visible on hover, as well as surfacing the layout options in the web part toolbars. Roadmap ID:117377
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Bot support for building Viva Connections Cards – developer can leverage the power of Microsoft bot framework to build cards for Viva Connections. Roadmap ID:117419
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Viva Goals Dashboard Enhancements – Expand Viva Goals OKRs within a dashboard widget and compare progress.  Roadmap ID:117451
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Verified Topic badges – Users can now mark published topics as verified and add a specific group of SMEs as editors to the topic. Verification helps readers identify topics with added reliability. Topics that are verified are identified by a special badge and indicate the content is reviewed for accuracy and are regularly updated by assigned editors. Roadmap ID:118239
  • Microsoft Viva: Increased Language Availability for Viva Goals – Viva Goals will support a total of 37 languages. Currently Viva Goals supports 28 languages. Roadmap ID:115478
  • Microsoft Viva: Resolve topic name similarities – Allows users to select a topic among several when they share similar or matching names (disambiguation). Roadmap ID:72183

Release – April 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Connections for Android tablet – Microsoft Viva Connections is your gateway to a modern engagement experience designed to keep everyone engaged and informed. This release brings the experience of Viva connections to Android tablet, thus extending the set of devices you can access it on. Roadmap ID:117388
  • SharePoint: Microsoft Lists –  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
  • Microsoft Viva: Topics in Outlook Desktop – Learn more about topics being discussed in your organization without leaving Outlook Desktop. With this feature, Viva Topics can detect that a topic is mentioned in the email that is currently in focus in read mode. In this case, Viva Topics will prompt the user to open the Viva Insights panel where they can see a list of all topics referenced in the email along with a view of the topic descriptions and the people/resources associated with the topics. Roadmap ID:100247

Release – May 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Topic Activities on topic experiences – Viva Topics helps you stay updated on topics of interest by bringing AI and human activities on the topics including topic updates, conversations and more to experiences across M365. Roadmap ID:118241

Release – June 2023

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Microsoft Lists –  Flows packaged into custom list templates – Expand your organizational list templates by packaging Power Automate flows into them. Roadmap ID:117436
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Custom Topic Types for Viva Topics – Knowledge Managers can define and edit custom topic types that can offer important context on the nature of the topic entity. Roadmap ID:117437
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Notifications in Teams activity feed in Viva Goals – User can now receive notifications for Viva Goals check-in reminder, mentions, and replies to your comments within your Teams activity feed. Roadmap ID:117445
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Share Viva Goals OKRs directly to teams chats/channels – Users can now copy and paste links to OKRs in Teams chats and channels, and the links will automatically be replaced to display a card with OKR details.  Roadmap ID:117448
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections Administration in Microsoft Admin Center – Centralized IT administration of Viva Connections experiences along with home sites within the Microsoft Viva admin experience in M365 admin center. Roadmap ID:117421

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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.


    • Anthony February 14, 2023 / 8:38 am

      Thank you for reading!


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