Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 17th April 2023

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

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  • Launched (2)
  • Rolling out (7)
  • In development (14)


  • Microsoft Teams: License Management in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Teams Admin Center for SaaS offers built by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) – With Microsoft’s license management solution for SaaS offers built by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), customers can easily assign, use, and track SaaS licenses in Teams and Teams admin center. This also provides ISVs with a ready-to-use solution without the need to develop their own license management and enforcement system. Roadmap ID:85418
  • Yammer, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Stream: Yammer Encoded Events powered by Microsoft Teams – Today in Yammer the video stream and production in a Live Event is powered by Stream. With this feature, all Live Events (production and the video stream itself, within Yammer) will be powered by Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID:82054


  • Microsoft Teams: Upload files to your approval request via Power Automate portal – Files that are uploaded within the Power Automate portal will now show within the view details window of an Approval request within Teams.Roadmap ID:89106
  • 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: Front Row layout in Teams Rooms on Android – Additional functionality with the Front Row experience, a layout for hybrid meetings that enables users to see remote attendees at eye level and on dual screens. Users can see Chat in the right panel and participants with raised hands on the left panel. And, Meeting Chat is added in the Gallery, Large Gallery, and Together Mode layouts. Roadmap ID:119620
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting join and extension enhancements for Teams Rooms on Android – Users can start an ad-hoc meeting in one touch with the ‘Meet’ button, join a Teams meeting with a meeting ID and passcode, and extend a current room reservation within in a meeting. Roadmap ID:119621
  • Microsoft Teams: Content sharing and Admin controls for Teams Rooms on Android – Enhanced content sharing capabilities with PC audio shared via HDMI and IT Admin controls on automatic sharing of HDMI content. Users can view and add annotations to shared content when a desktop user starts a session in a meeting. And, for Teams Premium users, there is support for watermark-enabled meetings to safeguard confidential information. Roadmap ID:119622
  • 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: Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows UI refresh – A vibrant new look and feel for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows consoles and front-of-room displays. To make Teams Rooms even easier to use, there is greater consistency in the user interface across Windows and Android devices. This update includes vivid new ambient screens, new themes, and a refreshed calendar that enables scrolling for full day views, on consoles and front-of-room displays. There are also improved visual cues throughout the experience that make it easier and more intuitive to interact with the console. Roadmap ID:117952


Rollout starts – April 2023

  • Microsoft Teams: Customize and edit emails for webinars (Premium) – Customize and edit content for webinar emails including registration confirmation, reminder emails, cancellation notices, and more. Roadmap ID:119391

Rollout starts – May 2023

  • Microsoft Teams Admin Center: New widget for unspent Azure consumption commitment – New widget in the Microsoft Teams admin center (TAC) helps admins quickly view unspent Microsoft Azure consumption commitment (MACC) that they can apply when making purchase of Teams apps that are Azure benefit eligible. It will only be available to organizations that have an existing MACC agreement with Microsoft. Roadmap ID:125173
  • Microsoft Teams: Animated Backgrounds in Teams Meetings – The dynamic background feature in Teams Meetings allows users to replace their existing background with a dynamic animation for a more immersive virtual environment. It offers various options to enhance meeting experience with creativity and personalization according to their preferences. Roadmap ID:122513
  • Microsoft Teams: Intelligent Meeting Recap (Premium) – As part of Teams Premium, Intelligent Meeting Recap is a comprehensive AI-powered meeting recap experience that helps users catch-up, recall, and follow-up on hour-long meetings in minutes by providing recording and transcription playback with AI assistance. This allows users to browse the recording by speakers and topics, as well as access AI-generated meeting notes, action Items, and @mentions.   Roadmap ID:122529
  • Microsoft Teams: Spatial Audio – Spatial Audio brings next-generation spatialized audio to Teams, where you can meet like you’re there together. This intelligent audio technology makes the meeting experience more natural, inclusive and focused for everyone. Roadmap ID:107783
  • Microsoft Teams: New channels experience – New channels experience, built with an intuitive design that help teams focus and actively engage. The new channels experience include: compose box and recent posts will appear at the top of the page, every post will now have a conversation view and a new right pane with the channel’s key information.   Roadmap ID:91683

Rollout starts – June 2023

  • Microsoft Teams: Together Mode Usability Improvements – We are bringing new usability improvements to Together Mode. Participants in Together Mode will now have name labels attached to their videos. Name labels will also support status icons that indicate microphone, active speaker, spotlight or pin within the meeting. Second, your own video in the gallery will now be removed while Together Mode is active to avoid duplication of the self preview. Lastly, Together Mode will now display raised hands and reactions within the view.   Roadmap ID:122127
  • Microsoft Teams: An improved search experience in chat and channels – A new search experience will allow users to search in a specific chat or channel and reach relevant results faster. The results will appear in the right handrail so you can stay in the flow of your work. Enhancements like highlighted key words will make it easier for user to scan their results. Roadmap ID:122550
  • Microsoft Teams: Hotline phones  – Enables administrators to program Microsoft Teams certified phone devices to directly dial a pre-configured phone number or contact, such as emergency services in a manufacturing plant or help desk in the organization. The hotline can be set up directly through the device settings or the Teams admin center. The device will need to be enabled with a Teams Shared Device License and set to common area phone mode. Roadmap ID:123749
  • 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: 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: Teams Button to bring Meeting Stage to foreground during meeting – With this feature, users can bring up the meeting stage to the foreground by pressing their Teams Button during a meeting. This allows users to more quickly return to the meeting stage to review chat discussions or the content being shared, especially if the meeting stage was hidden behind other windows. Note: This feature only applies to devices with dedicated Teams Buttons. If the device has a dual-purpose button (both hookswitch and Teams Button), pressing the button will end the call. Roadmap ID:98496

Rollout starts – August 2023

  • Microsoft Teams: Join a meeting by digital code for GCC-High and DoD – User can join a meeting by entering a digital code. Roadmap ID:94620
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Translated Captions in Meetings on Android and iOS – Choose translated captions for a more inclusive meeting experience. Live translated captions will be part of Teams Premium.  Roadmap ID:98513
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