Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 3rd April 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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Microsoft Viva

Includes updates for SharePoint, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva.

  • Launched (5)
  • Rolling out (8)
  • In development (8)


  • 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
  • Microsoft Viva: GCCH support for Connections – Viva connections will be made available for Government Community Cloud High. Roadmap ID:117429
  • Microsoft Viva: Language expansion – Italian and Portuguese – Viva Topics will soon support indexing content and generating topics from documents written in Italian and Portuguese (as well as English, French, German, and Spanish). Topics can be edited and experienced in your language. Japanese and Simplified Chinese. Roadmap ID:100252
  • Outlook: View and navigate the organization chart with Org Explorer – Org Explorer for Outlook helps you to visualize and explore your company’s internal structure, work teams, and individual roles. Roadmap ID: 103605
  • Microsoft Viva: New landing experience for Viva Connections desktop – Help people in your organization manage their daily flow of work using a customized landing experience in Teams that displays the most important tasks, tools, news, and resources in one central place. The new landing experience offers expanded navigational tools between Viva apps and acts as the home base for Viva experiences in Teams. Roadmap ID: 99917


  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Insights web app in GCC-H – A new web interface for the Viva Insights app will be discoverable via the web and the Microsoft 365 app launcher. This will offer an additional way to access the personal productivity and wellbeing experiences in the Viva Insights app in Teams. Roadmap ID: 106095
  • Microsoft Viva: Insights web app in DoD – A new web interface for the Viva Insights app will be discoverable via the web and the Microsoft 365 app launcher. This will offer an additional way to access the personal productivity and wellbeing experiences in the Viva Insights app in Teams.  Roadmap ID: 106096
  • 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
  • SharePoint: Updates to site themes – We are implementing an update for the Office theme in Classic SharePoint will align the presentation with the application experience. Roadmap ID:101150


Rollout starts – April 2023

  • Microsoft Viva: Display connected topics on people profile cards – Profile cards displayed through Outlook will display Topics associated to an individual. Roadmap ID: 88697
  • SharePoint:Create pages and news from the SharePoint app bar – Now you’ll be able to start creating pages and news as an action from within the SharePoint app bar. This means, no matter where you are in SharePoint you can jump right into the content creation process and stay in the flow of work. Roadmap ID:98143
  • Microsoft Viva: SharePoint content on and Edge New Tab Page Feed show related Viva Topics – Feed items are highlighted with a Topic Pill when they have relevant SharePoint content allowing the user to further contextualize their Feed. Roadmap ID:118063

Rollout starts – May 2023

  • 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
  • Microsoft Viva: Topic engagement analytics – This update will introduce usage and engagement analytics on topics (views, edits, etc.) to the Microsoft Admin Center. Roadmap ID: 88699
  • Microsoft Viva: Topics engagement analytics in Topic center – Usage and engagement analytics showing Topics adoption and value will be available to knowledge managers in a new analytics tab in Topic center. Analytics will include Unique users and Usage counts for Topics usage activities all up; Unique users and Usage counts for Topics for consuming, contributing and sharing Topics activities; Usage count details for Topics consumption activities from Topic card, page, search, Topic center cards; Usage count details for Topics for contribution activities like Editing and publishing topics, providing feedback. Roadmap ID: 118768

Rollout starts – June 2023

  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Topics – Microsoft Graph Search API returns Topic – Microsoft Graph Search API returns Topic answer details. Roadmap ID:118591

Rollout starts – July 2023

  • Microsoft Viva: Mobile quick access to Homesite in Viva connections – Feature to improve the discoverability and access of SharePoint (SP) Homesite for customers of SP using Viva connections mobile. Roadmap ID: 117528

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