Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 3rd April 2023

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

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  • Launched (7)
  • Rolling out (6)
  • In development (19)


  • Microsoft Teams: Autosuggest location for Emergency location – Easily set your emergency location on Teams with location recommendations.  Roadmap ID:94692
  • 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. Roadmap ID:99718
  • Microsoft Teams: Automatically view up to 49 videos (7×7) in Teams meeting for GCC-High and DoD – Microsoft Teams Meetings currently supports a maximum of 9 videos (3×3) on the screen by default (i.e., Gallery view). For seeing more than 9 videos, user needs to manually select the Large Gallery view. With this update, users will be able to automatically see up to 49 videos (7×7) on their screen by default without an explicit action. The actual number of videos seen by a user will depend on hardware/device capabilities. Roadmap ID:103612
  • Microsoft Teams: View Together Mode for everyone for GCC-High and DOD – Meeting organizer and presenters will be able to start Together Mode in the meeting for all the participants. Roadmap ID:94390
  • 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: Channel owner/s can delete meeting chat messages within channel meetings for government clouds – An IT admin can turn on “owners can delete sent messages” and assign this messaging policy to a user or group of users. This policy must be applied before channel owner/s can see “owners can delete sent messages” option on Member Permissions through Manage Team – Settings. If this option is enabled, channel owner/s who were assigned the policy will be permitted to delete chat messages in the main window and meeting window. Roadmap ID:91320
  • Microsoft Teams: View Together Mode for everyone – Meeting organizer and presenters will be able to start Together Mode in the meeting for all the participants. Roadmap ID:83658


  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Viva Connections for your Frontline Teams members – Frontline employees with an F license will have an out of box Viva Connections experience tailored to their frontline needs. This experience includes a dashboard with relevant frontline cards such as Tasks, Shifts, Approvals, and Top news.  Roadmap ID:99706
  • Microsoft Teams: Explicit Recording Consent for Teams meetings – Teams now supports an Explicit Recording Consent meeting policy. When the policy is applied, the Teams meeting window will request explicit consent of all participants to be recorded. Before a user gives consent, the user’s audio, video, and screenshare/consent-share won’t be captured in the meeting recording. Roadmap ID:107781
  • 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
  • Teams admin center: View users and groups assigned to a policy – Admins can view the list of assigned users and groups for a policy. Roadmap ID:97253
  • Microsoft Teams: Speaker Coach in Microsoft Teams Meetings – Speaker Coach provides private, personalized feedback on your speaking and presentation skills in both real-time as well as post-meeting in a summary. Now available in preview. Roadmap ID:88253


Rollout starts – April 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Dashboard for Chat – This feature will update the existing chat details page to provide more information to users and help them easily find content shared in the chat.   Roadmap ID:114938
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Expanded view for profile card – With the expanded view of the profile card, users will now be able to see a richer view of a person’s profile, such as their contact data, custom properties, and their LinkedIn information. This expansion also enables the user to view richer organization chart information about the person they are interacting with, without leaving the context they are in. Roadmap ID:109526
  • Microsoft Teams: Share the system audio from Teams meetings on AVD VDI – Users in a Teams meeting on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) can now share audio while screen sharing. Roadmap ID:99189

Rollout starts – May 2023

  • 🆕Microsoft Teams: Mark all as read for activity feed – Users can triage their activity feed more efficiently using the new ‘mark all as read’ feature. With just one click, users can mark all unread activities as read. Roadmap ID:102238
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Smart camera controls in Teams Rooms Pro on Android – Smart camera controls allow in-room users to adjust framing of the room camera in a meeting, selecting between a view that automatically centers everyone in the frame or one that zooms in on each person in the room and combines everyone in a single frame. IT Admins can control the default behavior in the device settings. Available in Teams Rooms Pro only. Roadmap ID:121377
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Content camera for Teams Rooms on Android – Content cameras can present analog whiteboard content digitally and appear in the Share menu in the meeting. Available with Teams Rooms Standard, Premium, and Pro licenses. Roadmap ID:121375
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Default meeting layout controls for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android  – IT admins can choose the default meeting layout selecting Content only and Content+Gallery when content sharing begins. Standard, Premium, and Pro customers can also choose Front Row as the default layout. Roadmap ID:121663
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Give Feedback for GCC – Users in GCC can give feedback via the Help icon in Teams regarding their experience with the product. This drives how Microsoft addresses trends and influences future features and product updates. From the help icon, click on give feedback to provide verbatims on your product experience.   Roadmap ID:123972
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Teams Rooms on Windows and VTC endpoint calling via CVI partners  – Users can make one-to-one calls between Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows and VTC endpoints enabling ad-hoc video calls across services.? The Teams Rooms platform enables Cloud Video Interop (CVI) partners to offer this feature for Teams Rooms Pro licensed customers. Please check with your CVI partner for availability.  Roadmap ID:95263
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Call Health Panel for VDI – The Call health view in Teams helps you identify and troubleshoot issues you might experience during a Teams meeting or call. In this view you will get data on your network, audio, screen sharing, and outgoing video quality. These real-time metrics are updated every 15 seconds and are best used to troubleshoot issues that last for at least that long. To view your stats during a call or meeting, select More actions icon at the top of the call window, and then select Call health near the top of the menu.   Roadmap ID:117858
  • 🆕 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
  • PowerPoint: present local files from PowerPoint app to PowerPoint Live in Teams – The “Present in Teams” button in PowerPoint apps has extended its support to present local files to PowerPoint Live in Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID:117477
  • Microsoft Teams: Collaborative notes – Collaborative notes allow meeting attendees to co-create and collaborate on their meeting agenda, notes, and action items. Since Collaborative notes are a Loop component, it is always in sync regardless of how many places they live in. Assigned Tasks in Collaborative notes automatically sync with ToDo & Planner. Roadmap ID:101509
  • Microsoft Teams: Approvals Graph API’s – The Approvals Graph APIs allows developers to create and manager Approvals from any application. This set of APIs allows users to integrate Approvals with line of business application and automate creation and updates of approvals. Roadmap ID:94653
  • 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

Rollout starts – June 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Teams Security  – Microsoft Defender for Office 365 will provide protection and enhanced security operations (SecOps) experience for Microsoft Teams. These protection capabilities will include automatic remediation of malicious entities and support for end user reporting. In addition, Microsoft Teams specific attack insights will be included in the unified investigation and response experience in the Microsoft 365 Defender portal, for an optimized SecOps experience.   Roadmap ID:117595
  • 🆕 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: App search improvement in Teams store – Improvements to search in Teams app store allows users to find the right apps and workflows quickly. Roadmap ID:122521
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