Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 6th March 2023

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

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Purview

Teams

  • Launched (8)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (14)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Simulcast for Teams on VDI – Simulcast support for Teams on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) enables multiple video call streams at the same time, even in the event of low network quality. Roadmap ID:99865
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Virtual Appointments Premium Analytics – Admin analytics and reporting for Teams virtual appointments.  Roadmap ID:99947
  • Microsoft Teams: Share content experience improvement on Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows is updating the user interface to share HDMI and content camera in the meeting. The new experience provides a better task completion and provides experience clarity for in room users, ensuring that the users can easily share content in the meeting. Roadmap ID:95255
  • Microsoft Teams: End to end encryption for one-to-one calls in Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows can be configured to encrypt all person-to-person (P2P) calls. The callee must also have encryption setting turned on. When in an encrypted call, both caller and callee can verify encryption key to make sure the call is end to end encrypted and secure. Roadmap ID:95256
  • Microsoft Teams: Join Teams meeting by meeting ID and passcode from Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows users can join Teams meetings using a meeting ID and passcode. This significantly improves meeting join experience for meetings across tenants or where room was not invited to the meeting. Roadmap ID:95262
  • Microsoft Teams: Usability improvements to informational messages in meetings for iOS – Notification drawer for in-meeting informational   messages, so users can preview, collapse and clear all notifications with one tap. Roadmap ID:86957
  • Microsoft Teams: Suggested Replies on mobile for Government Clouds – Suggested replies in Teams chat uses assistive AI to create short responses based on the context of the previous message.   Roadmap ID:89137

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Ultrasound Howling Detection – When multiple people join a meeting in the same room then a feedback loop is created which causes echo and in most cases the echo quickly escalates to howling (like when a musician holds the mic too close to a loudspeaker). If multiple users on laptops join from the same location, we share with the user that another Teams Device is detected in the vicinity and is already joined with audio to the current meeting. We will automatically mute the mic and speakers of the person who has joined post a user who has joined with audio on. Roadmap ID:92391
  • Microsoft Teams: Power Automate Connector – Updates App (Microsoft 365) – Updates App (Microsoft 365) connector enables creation of Power Automate flows which trigger when an update is sent to the flow owner. Currently, the connector supports two triggers, 1) When a new update is received, 2) when a new update tied to a specific request is received. Roadmap ID:104397
  • Microsoft Teams: Walkie Talkie Transmission Usage Report – Walkie Talkie, a push-to-talk experience that enables clear and secure voice communication over the cloud, enables teams to communicate instantly and always stay on the same page. Through this new capability, customers can download Walkie Talkie Usage and Transmission Quality related data to build insights for understanding product usage in stores and making investment decisions. Roadmap ID:96972
  • Microsoft Teams: Modern meeting experience on the web – The modern meeting and calling experience will be available for Teams on the web in Chrome and Edge browsers – including improved pre-join, dynamic view, and the updated control bar.  Roadmap ID:92928

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – March 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Enable second video stream with “Teams Content Camera on Desktop” – Users will be able to enable a second video stream to support both their Personal Video and Teams Content Camera on Desktop feature.  When enabling the Teams Content Camera on Desktop feature, the Personal Video is expected to be maintained so long that the user selects a separate Camera to support the two video streams.   Roadmap ID:118580
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Invoke Content Camera on Desktop feature  – Currently, users must turn on sharing from a content camera in Microsoft Teams via the Share tray on the Teams Meeting stage. Moving forward, users will be able to start and stop sharing content directly from a certified Teams device. This feature enables presenters to share a Whiteboard, document, or video more quickly during a meeting.   Roadmap ID:118587
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Support for Stream Deck to interact with Microsoft Teams within a meeting – Teams users can connect a Stream Deck device to their Teams desktop client and utilize it to mute/unmute themselves, turn on/off their camera or send reactions during a Teams meeting.   Roadmap ID:96112
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: GCC-H support for Teams Panels – Teams Panels already support Government Community Cloud (GCC) tenants and now will meet Government Community Cloud High (GCC-H) account requirements.   Roadmap ID:119618
  • Microsoft Teams: Support for Tabs for anonymous users in meetings – Developers now have the ability to show tab experiences for anonymous users in Teams meetings Roadmap ID:97888
  • 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

Release – April 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Teams Button to Join Meeting from Pre-Join Screen – Starting today, users can successfully join and participate in a meeting directly with their Teams Button on their Microsoft Teams certified peripheral. After a user receives a meeting start notification, the user can press the Teams Button to bring up their Meeting Pre-Join Screen. Now, a subsequent press of the Teams Button will allow the user to join the meeting! Roadmap ID:95632
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Attach cloud files in chat and channel from teams mobile – Introducing ability to upload files from OneDrive from Teams Mobile chat and channel. Also, view Recent files and attach most used files upfront from the Recent section. Roadmap ID:98321
  • Microsoft Teams: Excel Live – Collaborate easily in Teams with our new Excel Live feature. With this feature, you can easily collaborate with all meeting participants on your Excel worksheet during the meeting. Select the file you want to share, grant permissions to meeting participants, and enable all meeting participants to edit the document from the meeting window. Roadmap ID:116897
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Green screen in Teams meetings – Green screen improves the sharpness and definition of the virtual background effect around your face, head, ears, and hair. It also allows you to show a prop or other object in your hand to be more visible to other participants in a call. The virtual background with a green screen provides the best virtual background effect, consuming fewer system resources, allowing your Teams to run smoother. Roadmap ID:117941
  • Microsoft Teams: Change call queue and auto attendant greetings and announcements by authorized users – To adapt to changing environments, Teams users need to make adjustments to their call queue/auto attendant greetings and announcements. This is required more frequently than what the IT helpdesk can typically handle. Introducing user managed CQ/AA greetings for Teams end users. Now, authorized users, as identified by Teams tenant admins, can change greetings and announcements for their respective call queues and auto attendant without leaving Teams. Roadmap ID:116739

Release – May 2023

  • 🆕Microsoft Teams: Profanity filtering on/off control for Live Captions – With the newly introduced toggle for turn on/off profanity filtering, user will now be able to control whether they want to continue to leverage the profanity filtering capability provided out of box, or, if they want to see every word as-is. Roadmap ID:113412
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Express yourself in Teams meetings on VDI – While in a Teams meeting on a virtual desktop, you can express yourself using emojis that will appear to all participants to help make Teams meetings more inclusive, engaging, and fun. Roadmap ID:118470
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Zero-touch App Install – Microsoft Teams Zero-touch App Install uses intelligent signals from your users to install and surface the apps that the admin has already allowed for the tenant. An admin can enable it to help users naturally discover and use apps that are highly relevant to their needs within Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID:100385
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