Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 22nd May 2023

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  • Launched (7)
  • Rolling out (6)
  • In development (16)


  • 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: Automatic lowering of a user’s Raised Hand after speaking – To reduce the number of stale raised hands in meetings, we will now suggest users to lower their raised hand after we detect they spoke in the meeting. They will be able to choose to keep their hand raised. If the user doesn’t take any action on the suggestion notification, we’ll automatically lower their hand. This should ensure smoother meeting facilitation for organizers and presenters. Roadmap ID: 90022
  • Microsoft Teams: Walkie Talkie Transmission Usage Report – Walkie Talkie, a push-to-talk experience that enables clear and secure voice communication over the cloud, enables teams to communicate instantly and always stay on the same page. Through this new capability, customers can download Walkie Talkie Usage and Transmission Quality related data to build insights for understanding product usage in stores and making investment decisions. Roadmap ID:96972
  • Microsoft Teams: Browser screen pop for incoming PSTN calls – Admins can enable policy so that on acceptance of a PSTN call, an automatic browser launch can happen alongside Teams, displaying relevant information (CRM data, case data, etc.) to the user. Roadmap ID: 98054
  • Microsoft Teams: Attendee restriction to remove another attendee from chat for government clouds – Attendee removal from chat is now restricted to organizers. Roadmap ID:92937
  • Microsoft Teams: Dynamic caller ID for call queue agents – Call queue agents can now place calls from the Calls app using a call queue phone number as their caller ID. This ensures the call is properly identified by the recipient and that the call back number is the call queue number rather than the agent’s personal line. Roadmap ID:86992


  • Microsoft Teams: Simulcast for Teams on VDI – Simulcast support for Teams on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) enables multiple video call streams at the same time, even in the event of low network quality. Roadmap ID:99865
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Zero-touch App Install – Microsoft Teams Zero-touch App Install uses intelligent signals from your users to install and surface the apps that the admin has already allowed for the tenant. An admin can enable it to help users naturally discover and use apps that are highly relevant to their needs within Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID:100385
  • Microsoft Teams: Breakout Rooms participant shuffle – Meeting organizers can randomly re-assign participants after initial room creation.  Roadmap ID:116532
  • 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: 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: 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


Rollout starts – June 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: group chat messages links – Users will be able to share a link to a specific message in a group chat, enabling the group chat members to quickly navigate to a message and find information. Roadmap ID:122522
  • 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: 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: 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 right access. Roadmap ID:123974
  • 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: Easier Teams Meeting join for Cloud Video Interop (CVI) users – Cloud Video Interop (CVI) licensed users can join Teams meetings as a guest without CVI coordinates. The Teams platform enables all four certified CVI partners to offer customers the ability to quickly join a Teams meeting without requiring the CVI coordinates in the meeting invite. Roadmap ID:120855
  • Microsoft Teams: App suggestions by task in In-context Stores – Users think about which tasks they need to complete such as creating a survey inside Teams. Now, app suggestions will be organized by tasks the apps support as opposed to conventional categories (productivity, project management). As a result, the new categorization will reduce the amount of time users need to spend learning about these apps – helping them to work more effectively. The task-based app suggestions will be added to the Tabs, Messaging Extension, and Bots in-context Stores. Roadmap ID:122527

Rollout starts – July 2023

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Collaborative notes on Teams mobile – 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:128652
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Resources-specific consent apps – Admins will be allowed to pre-approve apps using resource-specific consent (RSC) permissions, so that users can install them even when RSC is otherwise turned off.   Roadmap ID:96980
  • 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: 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: 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: 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

Rollout starts – September 2023

  • 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
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