Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 24th April 2023

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Teams
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Microsoft Purview

Teams

  • Launched (9)
  • Rolling out (9)
  • In development (19)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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: Receive all group chat messages with resource-specific consent – The resource-specific consent (RSC) permissions model, originally developed for Teams Graph APIs, is extended for chat and channel scope. Using RSC, you can now request team owners to consent for a bot to receive user messages across standard group chats without being @mentioned. Roadmap ID:100883
  • Microsoft Teams: Activity feed improvements for centrally published urgent tasks – We’re improving visibility for when a time-sensitive urgent task is published to a team. When an organization publishes a task with a priority set to “Urgent”, each member or owner of the team that receives this task will receive a notification in the Activity feed informing them that an urgent task was published to their team.  Roadmap ID:117573
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams calendar now includes scheduling form pop-outs – In a Teams calendar, users will now be able to pop-out an existing meeting using the pop-up icon in a Teams calendar scheduling form.  Users will be able to pop out the meeting and have it visible while creating a new meeting. This feature will allow users to view multiple meetings in separate windows while also being able to check their chats or edit their files without the need to switch apps. Roadmap ID:99197
  • Microsoft Teams: Firefox Meeting Support for Outgoing Screen Sharing – Extend outgoing screen sharing capabilities for Teams Meetings from the Firefox browser.  Roadmap ID:99384
  • Microsoft Teams: Parent App – With Parent Connection, educators can see the roster of the parents and guardians for their students (info provided by School Data Sync) and initiate a Teams chat with them by a single click. So now, instead of the twice-yearly parent-teacher conference or sporadic email, educators and guardians can provide more iterative updates back and forth through Teams chat to help manage and track their student’s progress. Roadmap ID:96942
  • Microsoft Teams: View attendance report on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS – You can now check the attendance information for regular meetings or webinars and also the registration information before webinars on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS.  Roadmap ID:97466
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting Chat Bubbles on iOS – When Chat bubbles is enabled, chat messages will surface on the mobile screen where you can preview the most recent two messages. Roadmap ID:89817
  • Microsoft Teams: Universal Actions and Refresh Support for User Sent Cards – Adaptive Cards v2 (ACv2) now known as Universal Actions for Adaptive Cards brings the bot as the common backend for handling actions and introduces a new action type, Action.Execute, which works across apps, such as Teams and Outlook. This lights up the following new capabilities on Teams:Universal ActionsUser Specific ViewsSequential Workflow supportUp to date views. Roadmap ID:86746

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Simplified app update experience – Users will have a clear and transparent app update experience. Users will only need to approve an update once per app, and the new version will take effect seamlessly in all their chats, channels and meetings. Roadmap ID:95676
  • Microsoft Teams: Geo filtering for Teams apps – ISV’s can now target applications to select geographies (countries/regions) via partner center. Thus, users will only see apps relevant for them given their country and region. Roadmap ID:100974
  • 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: 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: 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: Support Breakout Rooms on VDI – Enable organizer support for Breakout Rooms for VDI users. Roadmap ID:119698
  • Microsoft Teams: Delete or rename files in a channel and in your OneDrive folder in Teams – To rename or delete a file in a channel, go to the files tab and find the file you want. Then select More options (the three dots) on the file.  To rename or delete a file from your OneDrive, select More at the bottom of the app, then select Files. Once you find the file you want, select the three dots and choose to rename or delete it. Roadmap ID:98073
  • Microsoft Teams: Delete or rename files in a channel and in your OneDrive folder in Teams – To rename or delete a file in a channel, go to the files tab and find the file you want. Then select More options (the three dots) on the file.   To rename or delete a file from your OneDrive, select More at the bottom of the app, then select Files. Once you find the file you want, select the three dots and choose to rename or delete it. Roadmap ID:98074
  • Microsoft Teams: Honor Tenant admin control settings for Microsoft Bookings SMS functionality in the Bookings app in Teams – Tenant admin settings in Bookings admin page in Microsoft Teams Admin center to enable/disable SMS functionality in all Bookings calendars in the tenant. Roadmap ID:92851

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Rollout starts – April 2023

  • Microsoft Stream: Timeline markers in Teams meeting recording for when a screen was shared – We are adding markers (which appear as icons above the video timeline) in Teams meeting recording timelines to indicate when a screen was shared in the meeting. The markers help you see who shared the screen at which moment, and to easily jump right to that part of the meeting. This feature is only available for customers who have purchased the Microsoft Teams Premium add-on offering. Roadmap ID:117418

Rollout starts – May 2023

  • Microsoft Teams: New ‘notes’ tab when creating a standard channel – When creating a new standard channel, a new Notes tab will be automatically created. Each Teams team will have a dedicated OneNote workbook and each channel will have its own section, making it easier on the workgroup to add their notes. Roadmap ID:101962
  • 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: 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
  • 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: Excel Live for GCCH and DoD – 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: 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 Teams: Block anonymous users’ meeting chat read access in addition to current write access – This feature enables IT admins to block anonymous users from accessing the chat in internally hosted meetings by disabling the read access on top of the existing disabled write access. Roadmap ID:123974
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Allow meeting apps to show an indicator on their icon to signal new activity – This feature enables meeting applications to display an indicator on their icon, encouraging users to participate in new in-app activities during a meeting. The application has the option to show the indicator to selected attendees or to all participants. Roadmap ID:122539
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Breakout rooms support for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows – With breakout room support, Teams Rooms on Windows can be added to a breakout room and moved in and out of the main room making it easy for breakout session coordination. Roadmap ID:95680
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Front Row AI enhancements for Teams Rooms on Windows – Spatial Audio – Spatial Audio brings next-generation experiences to Teams Rooms on Windows that have Teams-certified stereo speakers with right and left capabilities. This intelligent audio technology delivers a more natural and inclusive experience for in-room participants making it feel like remote people are in the room with them. Roadmap ID:122554
  • 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: 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 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: 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 – July 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Ability to block meeting chat access in external, non-trusted meeting joins. – Public Description: This feature enables IT Admin to block regulated, internal users to access chat when these users attend meetings organized by external non-trusted tenants. Roadmap ID:123975
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Make calls through speed dial and call history on Apple CarPlay – You can now easily call your speed dial contacts and get back to your recent calls on Teams on Apple CarPlay with your iPhone. Roadmap ID:125556
  • Microsoft Teams: Enable zooming while viewing screenshare – Users can now zoom in and out while viewing a screenshare in a Teams call and meeting. Roadmap ID:116010
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