Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 1st May 2023

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

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Purview

Teams

  • Launched (4)
  • Rolling out (6)
  • In development (24)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Grading Categories in Teams Assignments – Teams Assignments is adding grading categories, which will allow users to define categories of assignments with associated weights that will be used to calculate grades. Average grades will be calculated by multiplying the average grade for each category by its associated weight. This will allow users to give different levels of importance to different types of assignments. Roadmap ID:115513
  • Visio: Visio personal app in Microsoft Teams – Visio will be available as a personal app, or private workspace, in Microsoft Teams. With a private workspace, users will be able to view and edit Visio files in a central location without leaving Teams. When using the Teams desktop app, users will be able to use the Pop out app option to open Visio in a separate window, allowing users to continue using Teams chat, call, collaboration, and meeting capabilities. Roadmap ID:109596
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft 365 connected templates – We are combining the best of Microsoft Teams templates with SharePoint site templates – into the same flow of creation. When we create a new team using a default template – for example the “Manage a Project” template, the project management channels and apps, and the connected SharePoint template gets applied automatically. Critically, the pages, lists, and Power Platform integrations are pinned as tabs in Teams automatically, and best of all these pages and lists are fully editable right in Teams.  Roadmap ID:84724
  • Microsoft Teams: Ability for Teams Admins to manage Teams third-party app subscriptions from within Teams Admin Center – Ability for Admins to view and manage in single place all third-party app subscriptions they’ve purchased from Teams Admin Center, easily adding more licenses for the purchased subscriptions, cancel, upgrade and downgrade subscriptions and access invoices.   Roadmap ID:95920

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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: Virtual appointment – a new Teams Meeting type for B2C meetings – Virtual Appointment is a new Teams meeting type tailored for B2C meetings with people outside of your organization. When using the meeting type, guests will get a meeting invitation that includes important appointment details to make joining easy. They can join from any device—no need to install Teams—and experience a comfortable pre-appointment virtual waiting room until you’re ready to begin.  Roadmap ID:100705
  • 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 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Federated group calling for GCCH and DoD – Easily start a group Teams call with federated colleagues outside your organization, including video and screensharing, all over an internet connection without any PSTN usage charges. Roadmap ID:117566
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Rollout starts – May 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Track and pause automatic firmware updates for Android-based Teams devices in the Teams Admin Center – With this feature, IT admins can track which firmware is being rolled out through automatic updates via the Teams Admin Center and when. Additionally, automatic updates can be paused temporarily, allowing time to validate scenarios. This feature is applicable for Teams Rooms on Android and Android-based Teams Phones, Panels, and displays. Roadmap ID:119389
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Collaborative Stageview – With Collaborative Stageview, app content opens in a new Teams window where users can engage with content and chat with other team members, side-by-side. Collab Stage lets users share links and collaborate on content, right from within Teams. Roadmap ID:93769
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Breakout Rooms participant shuffle – Meeting organizers can randomly re-assign participants after initial room creation.  Roadmap ID:116532
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Captions Usability Improvement – The new Caption Settings pane allows for better discovery and easier navigation. Users have the ability to customize the size and color of their font as well as the height and position of the caption window with the option to scroll to review captions of what has been said, up to one minute ago. Roadmap ID:107782
  • 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: Loop components in Teams chat for GCC – Loop components in Teams chat allow end users to send a message with a table, action items or a list that can be co-authored and edited by everyone in line. Roadmap ID:93163

Rollout starts – June 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Unified user experience for Bookings App in Teams – The Bookings app in Teams is moving to the new Virtual Appointments app and users will see a unified Bookings app experience across all the entry points. Users will be able to access features targeted for virtual appointments scenarios via the new Virtual Appointments app. Roadmap ID:120420
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Export API Support for Teams Control Messages – Control Messages are system generated messages on Teams client when an activity or event occurs. For example, User A was added User B to a chat and shared all chat history. Export API, a compliance archiving solution for Teams, goes beyond user generated Teams message and provides support to archive Teams control messages. As part of this release, Export API will support member add and member remove messages in the context of Teams, chats, and channels. Roadmap ID:122517
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: New Net Promoter Score survey in Teams Rooms on Windows – Capture meeting room participant feedback and help make Teams Rooms experiences better with the new Net Promotor Score (NPS) survey that occasionally appears on Teams Rooms on Windows consoles upon leaving a Teams Meeting. Roadmap ID:121117
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: View Together Mode for everyone on Teams Rooms for Windows – Meeting organizers and presenters can select Together Mode for all the participants and select a layout to fit the meeting type. Roadmap ID:126105
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Updated companion mode for Android meetings – This feature allows you to add your Android device to an ongoing meeting, making it easy to chat, react, share, and more. Roadmap ID:109606
  • 🆕 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
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Ability for meeting participants to rename themselves – Teams meeting participants will be able to rename themselves in order to have flexible representation in different meetings, regardless of their tenant set display name. Roadmap ID:122934
  • Microsoft Teams: Mixed grid view in meetings – Mixed grid eases the transition from video on to video off and places everybody in a 16:9 ratio. Users can also change their grid size by choosing one of the predefined options. As the new version of Gallery, this is the default view users will have upon joining meetings. Users can choose to go back to this view through the view switcher as desired. Roadmap ID:118467
  • Microsoft Teams: Virtual Appointments app for GCC – The Virtual Appointments app provides a single location where professionals and administrators can create and manage scheduled and on-demand virtual appointments in Microsoft Teams, view valuable appointment insights and analytics, get real-time status updates in a queue view, and send appointment reminders. Roadmap ID:121360
  • Microsoft Teams: Automatically view up to 9 videos (3×3) in Teams meetings in Chrome and Edge – Microsoft Teams Meetings currently supports a maximum of 4 videos (2×2) on the screen by default (i.e., Gallery view) on web browsers. With this update, users will be able to automatically see up to 9 videos (3×3) on Chrome and Edge on their screen by default without an explicit action. Roadmap ID:122139
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Collaborative notes – [Updated April 20, 2023: We will not be rolling this feature to customers in GCC at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience.] 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

Rollout starts – July 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
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