Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 8th May 2023

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SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
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Teams

  • Launched (20)
  • Rolling out (6)
  • In development (13)

ūüćĺ LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Blue Jeans Meeting join in Teams Rooms on Windows – Microsoft Teams Rooms customers can join Blue Jeans Meetings from Teams Rooms devices on Windows. ¬†See ‘More Info’ for instructions for third-party service interoperability. ¬†Roadmap ID:121769
  • 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: 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Support Breakout Rooms on VDI – Enable organizer support for Breakout Rooms for VDI users. Roadmap ID:119698
  • Microsoft Teams: Support apps in Channel Meetings – Meeting organizers and participants can now add apps to meetings in Teams channels for better collaboration and engagement across a variety of scenarios. ¬†¬†Roadmap ID:81122
  • Microsoft Teams: Presenter window usability improvements in screen sharing – With the new Presenter window, controls are located at the top, making active speakers‚Äô faces clearly visible during screen sharing, and raise hand notifications are surfaced for improved awareness. ¬†Roadmap ID:100392
  • Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups – You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. ¬†This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members. ¬†¬†¬†Roadmap ID:62354
  • Microsoft Teams: Start Whiteboard from Teams meeting from Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms users can now start a Microsoft Whiteboard in a Teams meetings using the in-meeting share content function. ¬†With the new patterns of work, whiteboarding is a key feature to enable collaboration between in room and remote users. ¬†When Whiteboard is started from the room, it is attributed to the meeting organizer so that they can manage access to the artifact. ¬†¬†Roadmap ID:95260
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: On-demand Virtual Appointments – Enable on-demand B2C appointments to allow customers to meet with staff in businesses or departments right away without requiring them to schedule it in advance. ¬†Roadmap ID:99919
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams Platform Apps in Group VOIP Calls – All the familiar functionalities of meeting apps – tabs, bots, in-meeting dialogue, and meeting stage – will be supported in Teams VOIP Calls. ¬†Users of your apps will enjoy the same familiar app experience as seen in Teams Meetings, in their Teams VOIP Calls. Roadmap ID:96189
  • Microsoft Teams: In-meeting notification improvement for Teams Rooms on Windows – This update delivers improvements to in-meeting notifications on Teams Rooms on Windows and aligns them with Desktop’s framework. ¬†All critical notifications that require a user action will be shown on console. ¬†¬†Roadmap ID:103659
  • 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 Viva: Effective meetings in Viva Insights – A new ‚ÄúEffective meetings‚ÄĚ experience is being introduced in the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams. ¬†Meeting organizers will be able to view personalized insights and suggestions to help improve their meeting habits. ¬†Users will also be able to create and share meeting plans to set team meeting norms such as shorter meetings by default and always including Teams links. ¬†¬†Roadmap ID:85660
  • 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: Teams calendar now includes scheduling form pop-outs for Government Clouds – Currently, it is not possible to work on a file, chat, look into activity while managing time on teams’ calendar. ¬†The reason for this is all these are in different apps located in the left app tray. ¬†Users have to switch back and forth between these apps to multi-task in calendar and there are times the data/context gets lost while switching between these apps. ¬†¬†We have heard this feedback and as a first step towards solving this, scheduling form can now be popped out as a separate window. ¬†This scheduling form new window can be seen while creating a new meeting An existing meeting can also be now popped out by clicking on the icon on scheduling form. ¬†¬†¬†Our tech wizards have also made some improvements to calendar in this version which makes it faster to load now. ¬†In our next versions, we also plan to pop out the complete calendar app as a new window. Roadmap ID:99198
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Translated Captions in Meetings – Starting April 2023, product terms require that live translation for meeting captions users be licensed with Teams Premium. ¬†While license enforcement won‚Äôt be implemented until July 1, 2023, we recommend that proper licenses be acquired for any user that you intend to benefit from live translation of meeting captions. ¬†To review the terms and conditions governing the use of Microsoft products and Professional Services acquired through Microsoft Licensing programs, see the?Product Terms. ¬†Roadmap ID:94843
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams Platform Apps in Instant Meetings – All the familiar functionalities of meeting apps – tabs, bots, in-meeting dialogue, and meeting stage – will be supported in Teams Instant Meetings that are started from the Calendar. ¬†Users of your apps will enjoy the same familiar app experience as seen in Teams Meetings, in their instant meetings. Roadmap ID:99192

ūüöā ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Defender for Office 365: End user reporting for suspicious messages in Microsoft Teams¬† – End users will be able to report suspicious Microsoft Teams messages as a security threat just like they do for emails – to help the organization to protect itself from attacks via Microsoft Teams.¬† Roadmap ID:100160
  • Microsoft Teams: Approvals – Sequential Approvers Support – Requestors will now be able to toggle on sequential approvals to designate the approval order of the request. Roadmap ID:81675
  • Microsoft Teams: New Files App in Teams – One place for all your content across chats, channels, meetings and Microsoft 365 – manage, organize & locate the content you need quickly and easily. In addition, way finding is now more consistent and familiar to users. Roadmap ID:97677
  • 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‚ÄĒno need to install Teams‚ÄĒand experience a comfortable pre-appointment virtual waiting room until you’re ready to begin.¬† Roadmap ID:100705
  • 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: Teams Platform Apps in One-on-One VOIP Calls – All the familiar functionalities of meeting apps – tabs, bots, in-meeting dialogue, and meeting stage – will be supported in Teams VOIP Calls. Users of your apps will enjoy the same familiar app experience as seen in Teams Meetings, in their Teams VOIP Calls. Roadmap ID:96188

‚Ćõ IN DEVELOPMENT

Rollout starts – May 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: Give Feedback for GCC and GCCH – Users in GCC and GCCH 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: Two-way lobby chat in Virtual appointments – Provide a seamless client experience with an interactive lobby that allows facilitators to send messages to customers prior to the meeting. Roadmap ID:122395

Rollout starts – June 2023

  • ūüÜē Microsoft Teams: Compact chat list – A new chat density setting will enable users to condense their chat list and have more chats visible on the screen. This setting does so by hiding message previews.¬†¬† Roadmap ID:126428
  • ūüÜē Microsoft Teams: Reporting access and updated policy settings for Webinars in the Teams Admin Center – IT admins can access reports for webinars getting created within their tenant through the Teams Admin Center. There is a new policy setting to control the type of questions organizers can use in a registration form and an updated UX within the Teams Admin Center to configure event policy settings without Powershell. Roadmap ID:124764
  • 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: Attach cloud files in chat and channel from Teams Mobile – Introducing the ability to upload files from OneDrive from Teams Mobile chat and channel. Also, view Recent files and attach most used files upfront from the Recent section. Roadmap ID:98327
  • Microsoft Teams: Appointment queue in GCC – Empower employees to manage and service scheduled and on-demand appointments in one location with advanced capabilities to track wait times, live status of a meeting and more. Scheduling administrators and staff conducting virtual appointments can monitor incoming requests and process them appropriately. Roadmap ID:122559
  • Microsoft Teams: Attach cloud files in chat and channel from teams mobile – Introducing ability to upload files from OneDrive from Teams Mobile chat and channel. Also, view Recent files and attach most used files upfront from the Recent section. Roadmap ID:98321

Rollout starts – July 2023

  • 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

Rollout starts – August 2023

  • Microsoft Teams: Location-based routing for Teams on VDI – When making or receiving a PSTN call, location-based routing for Teams on VDI, enables the bypass of toll restrictions based on where the user is located. Such as when the user is not physically located on a corporate network. Roadmap ID:98501

Rollout starts – September 2023

  • 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 – October 2023

  • 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.¬†Approvals Graph APIs are currently in Private Preview. Roadmap ID:94653
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