Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 15th May 2022

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Teams

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

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Automated webinar invite – When webinars are setup and scheduled, the webinar invite is now automatically added to the attendee’s calendar. Roadmap ID:85737
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting room capacity notifications for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android –  Notification that appears on the front of room display alerting in-room meeting participants if the room is over-capacity based on the capacity defined in a room account. Only cameras that support people counting will support this feature. When a Teams panel is deployed outside a Teams Room that supports this feature, an alert will also be visible on the Teams panel, notifying people outside the room that it has reached capacity. Roadmap ID:86730
  • Microsoft Teams: Domain Customization for Webinar Communications – Showcase your organization’s brand in webinar communications. When webinar emails are sent to attendees, both the sender name and email domain will now reflect the tenant name, making it easier for attendees to recognize. Roadmap ID:86896
  • Microsoft Teams: Changes to Microsoft Teams apps’ native permissions in the browser – In order to better secure Microsoft Teams third-party applications that request native device permissions – such as camera, microphone or location access – we will be requiring users to manually opt-in for these permissions per app in the Microsoft Teams web browser experience. We are already doing this on the Teams desktop and mobile clients.  Roadmap ID: 83656

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Support of Transcription for Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – Users on Virtual machines can use transcription once the feature is available. Live transcripts provide way to follow along with what has been said and who said it. After a meeting, the transcript file is automatically saved in the chat tab for that meeting. Roadmap ID: 87571
  • Microsoft Teams: Multi-Window support for VDI on Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 – Users on Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows from the main Microsoft Teams client. Additionally, meeting and call controls such as mute, video, chat, leave and others will now be located at the top of the meeting window so that they are always available and never block the underlying content. Roadmap ID:86548
  • Microsoft Teams: Dynamic Emergency Calling for Work From Home for VDI – VMware – This feature enables users on VMware on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to make an emergency call while working from home. It will allow users to validate (and if necessary, edit) the address that will be communicated to emergency responders. This feature has been delayed to incorporate initial feedback. Roadmap ID:86858
  • Microsoft Teams: Policy operations details in enhanced activity log – Admins can see group policy assignments in activity log along with other policy operations. Activity log has now enhanced details regarding a policy operation to give admins more visibility. Roadmap ID:90712
  • Microsoft Teams: Background Blur for VDI on Azure Virtual Desktop/Windows 365 – Users on Teams on VDI on Azure Virtual Desktop/Windows 365 can blur their background in your video meeting and call.  Roadmap ID:92505
  • Microsoft Teams: Restore “Present” button on Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows – The “Present” button moves back to the Teams Rooms console home screen and will be named Share. Cortana push-to-talk button is moved to the bottom of the home screen, allowing users to continue using Cortana seamlessly while presenting HDMI content from Teams Rooms device console. The Cortana design change is available in Teams Rooms with the Cortana voice assistance policy enabled.    Roadmap ID:93985

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – May 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Multitasking panel for meetings on iPad – Optimized user experience for iPad. Users will now see a collapsible right panel during meetings, which enables richer experiences such as chat alongside the ongoing meeting, faster roster views and more. Roadmap ID: 86923
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Automatic groupings available in Teams for channel posts – When creating a message post in a team channel, users will be able to notify owners of the team all at once by mentioning “@Team Owners”, removing the need to mention each Team Owners individually. “Team Owners” is automatically grouped and does not require any manual maintenance. Roadmap ID: 94118
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: DocuSign recipients can now sign, view and cc in e-signature approvals – DocuSign users can now select sign, view and cc when creating new e-sign approval requests.  Recipients with the viewer role must view the document while the CC role allows the recipient to view it if they choose to. Roadmap ID: 94858
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Improved login & logout experience for e-signature approvals – Users will only have to sign into their e-sign provider account once every 30 days.  They will also be able to logout of a particular e-sign provider account. Roadmap ID: 94872

Release – June 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Embedded CART captioning support for Teams meetings for GCC-High and DOD – Teams meetings now support integration with real-time captioning providers and CART writers (Communication Access Real-Time Transcription) so that users who utilize CART captions can view the captions in the same window as their meeting. Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. Roadmap ID:83614
  • Microsoft Teams: Frictionless app re-install for users – Users will now be able to find the apps they use regularly more prominently via app flyouts, and just @mention their favorite bot to start using it seamlessly in a new chat/team. Users will not need to repeat installation of apps. One-time installation would ready the app for use for that user anywhere inside Teams.   Roadmap ID:87551

Microsoft 365 monthly update – March 2022

The Microsoft 365 monthly update includes updates and recently recent features across all of Microsoft 365. Press a button to read about an individual technology or continue reading for more. You can take a look back at previous monthly updates here, plus take a look at our weekly roadmap roundup.


SharePoint

In SharePoint: SharePoint Syntex: Content assembly, management of content types, new taxonomy (managed metadata) column, list templates for MSA, top news card on Viva Connections dashboard, Viva Insights Enroll in Focus plan

SharePoint Syntex: Content assembly

With Content Assembly, you can build that new contract, invoice, letter, or other document from existing data sources, or, by leveraging AI, you can turn your existing document into a template to be used for your business-specific needs.

Find out more: Syntex content assembly and the content lifecycle

New Taxonomy managed metadata column

You will see a new Managed metadata option as a column type within the Add column menu in SharePoint lists and now libraries.  On selecting the option, users will be able to specify the column information such as its name and description and select the desired term set or term that exists within your organization, to associate the column with.  

L-R Managed metadata option visible in the Add Column menu, configuration options for Managed metadata column.

Find out more: Enable management of content types and add taxonomy columns from modern libraries and lists view

Enable management of content types

SharePoint admin’s can now enable management of content types directly from SharePoint modern document library and list views, instead of having to navigate to classic library settings.

Admin’s will see the Content Type option in the Add Column menu, even when they have not enabled Allow management of Content types from the Advanced settings option of Library Settings. Once the admin selects the desired Content types for the library and clicks on Apply, we will enable content types for the library automatically and then sync the content types to the library or list. 

Enable content types within modern SharePoint libraries/ lists.

Find out more: Enable management of content types and add taxonomy columns from modern libraries and lists view

New list templates for the Microsoft Lists – MSA Preview

Three new list templates recently launched in Microsoft Lists for MSA (consumer) preview:

  • Gift ideas: Easily organize your gift planning for your family & friends in one list and make gift buying and giving a breeze.
  • Expense tracker: We all have expenses. This template helps you record all your expenses in one place.
  • Recipe tracker: Create your very own virtual recipe book. Preserve links for recipes to try and recipes you love and organize them with tags. Add images to the ones you’ve cooked and show them off in a customizable recipe card view.
New lists templates have been added to the Microsoft Lists – MSA Preview.

Find out more: Microsoft Lists – MSA Preview

Top news card on Viva Connections dashboard

Authors can  boost news posts to highlight important announcements to all employees. The update this month extends the value of the overall news service throughout Microsoft 365. Ensuring that important news expands its reach out to intended employees and peers.

Top news card on Viva Connections dashboard.

Find out more: Boost SharePoint news from organization news sites

Microsoft Viva Insights: Enroll in Focus plan from the Insights app in Teams

Viva Insights is introducing updates to better enable users to protect time for focus from the Viva Insights Teams app. These updates to the protect time page will allow users to enroll in a focus plan and adjust preferences to auto book focus time on one’s calendar from within the Insights app in Teams. Users enrolled in a focus plan will also see insights about their progress towards their focus time goals.

Microsoft Viva Insights: Enroll in Focus plan from the Insights app in Teams.

Find out more: Microsoft Viva Insights


Teams

In Teams: New search results page, new search on mobile, customer lockbox, automated webinar invite + custom domain, calendar day view, auto-answer meeting invites with video iOS, live caption support on VDI, auto-expiration of meeting recordings, roaming bandwidth, hold music VoIP, casting from desktop to rooms
Teams admin: Admin search phase 1, export teams list, virtual visits usage report, list of joined teams per user
Teams (Government)
Teams (Education)
Teams (Firstline)
Teams (Healthcare)

Search results page in Teams

A new search results page experience from Microsoft Search in Teams will make finding messages, people, answers, and files faster and more intuitive. A new All page will show top results from each domain, Bookmark, and Acronym.

New Search results page in Teams.

Find out more: New and improved search results experience on Microsoft Teams

New Search experience in Teams mobile app

When searching in the Teams mobile app, you will now have a new header, get suggestions as you type (top results show up as soon as you start typing and will be modified as typing progresses), and meetings will appear in search results as well. You also will be able to scroll to past and future dates in the calendar using a date picker.

New Search experience in Teams mobile app.

Find out more: Download Microsoft Teams Desktop and Mobile Apps

Customer Lockbox

Customer Lockbox ensures that Microsoft cannot access your content to perform a service operation without your explicit approval. Already available for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, Customer Lockbox brings you into the approval workflow for requests to access your content. This update brings the capability to Microsoft Teams as well.

Customer Lockbox in Microsoft Teams.

Find out more: Customer Lockbox in Office 365

Automated webinar invite, custom domain for communications

Two new updates for webinars. First, as webinars are set up, invites are sent to attendees to register. When attendees register, the webinar invite will now automatically be added to the attendee’s calendar, making it easy to plan ahead and to remember when the event takes place.

Once attendees have registered for a webinar, as confirmation emails are sent to keep attendees informed, the sender name and domain email will now include the tenant’s name. This will make it easy for attendees to recognize who is sending communications for the event.

Find out more: Schedule a webinar

Day view in calendar on iOS and Android

View all hours of the day beyond scheduled meetings and events, which allows you to see when you’re available or busy throughout the day.

Day view in calendar on iOS and Android.

Find out more: Set up your Teams mobile apps

Auto-answer meeting invites with video on for iOS devices

The ability for iOS devices to automatically answer incoming meeting nudges or invites with their video on is now here. This is most beneficial in the healthcare industry, especially in ICU and/or patient virtual rounding scenarios where patient rooms require a no-touch join capability for incoming calls. In this scenario, the Teams device in the room would be invited to a scheduled or ad-hoc meeting where both AutoAnswerwithVideo and video are enabled. The AutoAnswerwithVideo setting is disabled by default.

Find out more: Set up auto answer for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android and Teams video phone devices

Support of Live Caption for Teams on VDI for Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365

Teams users on Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) are now able to enable live captions during a meeting. Live captions allow your audience to follow along with what is being said, providing additional clarity and inclusion.

Support of Live Caption for Teams on VDI for Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365.

Find out more: Microsoft Teams Live Captions is now generally available on Azure Virtual Desktop

Auto-Expiration of Meeting Recordings stored on OneDrive and SharePoint

Newly created Teams meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint will be deleted automatically by the service based on a default Teams policy setting. Teams admins will be able to modify the default meeting recording expiration time via a setting in the Teams Admin Portal or by modifying policy attributes using Powershell scripts.

Newly created meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint will be automatically deleted after this point unless the meeting owner extends the expiration. Meeting owners will be notified about expired recordings and may extend the expiration date in OneDrive/SharePoint. Compliance policies will override the expiration setting. This rollout will start in the March timeframe and will continue to roll out to tenants over the next few weeks.

Find out more: Admin doc: Meeting policies and meeting expiration in Microsoft Teams | User doc: Record a meeting in Teams

Roaming bandwidth control

Admins can now set dynamic bandwidth policies based upon the geographic location of users’ Teams clients. This capability allows admins to set more limited bandwidth controls and disable video calls when users are in remote or bandwidth-constrained locations to protect the reliability of the connection.

Roaming bandwidth control in Teams calling.

Find out more: New-CsTeamsNetworkRoamingPolicy

Music on Hold for VoIP Calls

Music on hold is now available for calls on hold and consult-then-transfer scenarios for both VoIP and PSTN calls. Music on hold is enabled by default.  The music that is played for callers on hold is either the default music provided by Microsoft or custom music that administrators can upload and configure.

Find out more: Music on Hold

Casting from Teams desktop client to Microsoft Teams Rooms

Now you can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to Teams Rooms and display content from your Teams desktop client. You also can broadcast your screen and cast content stored locally on your device or accessible via Office 365.

Casting from Teams desktop client to Microsoft Teams Rooms.

Find out more: Cast content from a mobile device to a Microsoft Teams Room

Teams admin

Team Search on Teams admin center – phase 1

Searching for a user call, a ‘team’ searching for an App by its name, or the name of the publisher. Search of the left navigation bar, allowing IT admins to easily find content from across the admin center and to be navigated to the corresponding page. The next phase that will be released in the coming month will introduce search for entities as documentation, policy, diagnostics and access the search history.

Export Teams list from Teams Admin Center

Administrators can export Teams and Users lists as a csv file from the Teams admin center.

Export Teams list from Teams Admin Center.

Virtual Visits usage report in Teams Admin Center

Customers can view detailed activity for virtual appointments scheduled through the Bookings app and the Microsoft Teams Electronic Health Records (EHR) connector. Customers also will be able to understand virtual visit appointment volume and key associated metrics to improve virtual visit adoption, to understand wait time and appointment duration for a given period, as well as evaluate quality customer experience and manage ROI.

List of the joined teams per user in Teams admin center

Teams administrators can view the list of teams that a user has joined via the User detail page in the Teams admin center. Previously, in order to find out whether a user is part of a team or not, admins had to go to the individual teams and search for a user. Using this feature, admins can view the list of teams that a user is part of from a single place and then take actions like “removing from a team.”

List of the joined teams per user in Teams admin center.

Teams (Frontline)

Task publishing editing – Task publishing enables corporate teams to create and publish tasks through Tasks by Planner and To Do. With this feature, corporate teams can edit published tasks so they can make easy adjustments without having to recall the entire task list and disturb the execution of tasks already in action.

Teams Shifts connector for Blue Yonder – The Microsoft Teams Shifts connector for Blue Yonder Workforce Management (WFM), now generally available, extends the value of Blue Yonder WFM for organizations that rely on it for precise labor scheduling, accurate time and attendance tracking, reduced associate turnover, and simplified compliance with labor laws and corporate policies.

Walkie Talkie app in Teams is available on Sonim XP8 – The Walkie Talkie app in Microsoft Teams is now available on Sonim XP8, with a dedicated push-to-talk button. Learn more about how frontline workers can enjoy clear, instant, and secure communication at their fingertips and collaborate seamlessly with anyone from anywhere across geographic locations.

Global sign in and sign out – Teams iOS app will support global sign in and sign out to simplify the experience for frontline workers. Employees can now use any device from the shared device pool to sign in with their credentials and sign out of it at the end of the shift. This will remove all their personal and company information from the device.

Approvals app in Teams now available in Microsoft 365 F1 SKUs for frontline workers – Get faster approvals by streamlining frontline worker requests with Approvals app in Teams in Microsoft 365 F3 and now Microsoft 365 F1. Easily create, manage, and share approvals directly from a chat, a channel conversation, or from the app. Create approvals from scratch, company-created templates with easy, repeatable structures and preset fields, or with e-sign through Adobe Sign and DocuSign. Learn more about Approvals.

Teams (Education)

Introducing Parent Connection – Parents & guardians, students, and educators all want the same thing – for every student to reach their potential. Educators carry a heavy portion of this responsibility, but they can’t do it alone. Parent Connection is generally available to all Teams for Education customers (included in all Office365 A-SKUS). Learn more here, or talk with your IT administrator about setting up Parent Connection using School Data Sync.

Take action on behalf of your student – Available for both individual & group assignments, educators can now turn-in and upload documents in the Assignments grading tool on behalf of their students.

Notify me when students turn in late work – We have added the ability for educators to be notified when students turn in a late assignment. You can get notified for any assignment that’s turned in late, or only specific assignments.

Assignments Notification customizations – You can now customize the notifications associated with Assignments using the settings menu in Microsoft Teams (in the 3 dots menu to the left of your photo). And you can also get direct access to the assignment from your Teams activity feed.

Giving you space to grade with the mini grader – With this update to the grading experience in Assignments, you can choose to collapse or expand the grading view, allowing you to allocate your screen real estate as you see fit.

Reading Progress – Last week we announced several significant updates, together forming a more well-rounded solution which supports reading fluency and literacy instruction, allowing schools and educators to optimize teacher-student interactions, and delivering the education support each student needs in an individualized, practical, and equitable way. We’re excited to again share the product experiences that will be available in the coming days.

Actionable Insights and personalized Reading Progress assignments – Reading Progress enables readers of all types to practice their skills in a safe, student-centric environment while providing educators with deep insights on each student’s strengths, progress, and challenges. With Actionable Insights, we’re helping educators quickly generate assignments based on the words that students struggled with most. 

Return for Revision – We’ve made improvements to the student experience when an educator returns a Reading Progress assignment for revision. Reading assignments can now be returned for revision so students can see fully marked up passages from their teachers to learn from their mistakes and re-do the assignment.

Video recording for Reading Progress on iOS and Android – With this update, students using Reading Progress across the desktop, web, and mobile Teams applications can all record themselves performing Reading Progress exercises.

Use OneNote Class Notebook pages as reading passages – Currently, educators can pick reading passages from ReadWorks, a Teams file, OneDrive, or uploading from their computer. We have now added the ability to pick a page from a OneNote Class Notebook in your Class Teams! This will be rolling out starting today.

New languages supported in auto-detect – When Reading Progress launched this August, the auto-detect feature was only available in English. With this update, auto-detect capability will be available in over 100 languages. Find a list of languages supported here.

See Aggregated reaction tags for sticky notes in whiteboards – Now, you can “like” your favorite ideas or provide feedback to your colleagues during brainstorms. Previously, this was done by dropping sticker-like emojis on the board but these new reaction tags are easier to use because they follow the sticky notes, are easier to see, are aggregated into buckets, and give you greater visibility into each reaction.

Add photos and files to whiteboards on mobile devices – Take a picture of your whiteboard or your teaching material with your phone and quickly add it to your digital Whiteboard. Now, users on mobile devices will be able to share content directly from the photo gallery or camera on their mobile device to a Whiteboard in Teams.

Teams (Government)

These features currently available to Microsoft’s commercial customers in multi-tenant cloud environments are now rolling out to our customers in US Government Community Cloud (GCC), US Government Community Cloud High (GCC-High), and/or United States Department of Defense (DoD):

End-to-end encryption (E2EE) for one-to-one Teams calls for GCCH and DoDRecently we shared that E2EE for 1:1 Teams calls was generally available for commercial and GCC tenants on desktop and mobile clients. We’re happy to share that we have now extended E2EE for 1:1 calls for desktop and mobile clients to GCC-H and DOD tenants. For more information on how to enable and manage E2EE for your organization, please see our docs page.

Guest access support on mobile for GCC-High – Teams now supports guest access between tenants inside the GCC-H Cloud.

Pin or hide your own video in Teams meetings – We have now expanded the ability to pin your own video on the meeting stage. This way, you can see your own video in the increased size on your screen. Inversely, you can hide your own video during a meeting on others’ screens. Available in GCC-High and DOD.

Large Gallery and Together Mode in Teams Meetings on VDI – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) users are now able to change the Teams meeting layout to Together mode and Large Gallery. With Large Gallery, you have the ability to see up to 49 participants in a single screen, enhancing your overall virtual meeting experience. In Together mode, participants are digitally placed in a shared background, making it feel like you’re sitting in the same room with everyone else even when you are apart. Available in GCC.

Video streams out via AJA or Blackmagic Design Hardware – Production teams now can better manage their workflow and use Microsoft Teams as a contribution source for their broadcasts. We have partnered with two industry leaders in the video and audio market, AJA and Blackmagic Design, to provide hardware-out functionality with Microsoft Teams and select hardware devices. When you connect a supported hardware device, Teams will recognize the hardware and enable sending of an individual’s media stream out to the hardware directly as a clean feed. Available in GCC. Learn more.

Isolated audio feed capabilities – Broadcasters can create a high-quality, clean audio mix with our new isolated audio feed capabilities in Microsoft Teams. As broadcasters use Network Device Interface (NDI) or hardware-out, they will be able to capture the isolated audio feed along with the isolated video feed from any Teams meeting, enabling full control of both the feeds going into their studio. This capability is enabled within the meeting settings and is available as a public preview in GCC.

Approvals templates for GCC-High and DoD – Looking to create an approval request quickly? There’s no need to insert your request approvers one by one. Now, users can choose a template provided by their admins or Teams owners to create a new approval request.

Teams (Healthcare)

Microsoft Teams EHR connector for Cerner—generally available – The new integration with Cerner expands the capabilities of the Microsoft Teams EHR connector, making it easier for clinicians to launch virtual appointments with patients or consult with other providers in Teams directly from their health record system. Organizations using Cerner can now easily integrate virtual appointments into their existing clinical workflows.

Virtual appointment device tester—generally available – The new device tester can help you reduce no-shows by allowing patients to test their hardware settings before their virtual appointment. This allows the patient and provider to focus on the appointment and spend less time on technical challenges. It’s now available through the Microsoft Teams EHR connector.

Teladoc Health Solo™ with Microsoft Teams—generally available – In collaboration with Teladoc Health, a global leader in virtual healthcare, we are announcing the general availability of Teladoc Health Solo™ with Microsoft Teams. This new offering transforms the virtual care experience by enhancing clinical collaboration, improving the user experience, increasing system efficiency, and expanding care delivery—making it easier for care teams to collaborate and manage their patients and resources at scale. Teladoc Health Solo™ with Teams simplifies the way healthcare organizations and care providers work by streamlining technologies and administrative processes.


OneDrive

In OneDrive: OneDrive/ SharePoint library dropdown, Sync activity center visual update

Library dropdown

A new dropdown has been added in OneDrive and SharePoint that allows you to easily switch between multiple document libraries associated with a Team or Site.

Library dropdown is available in OneDrive or SharePoint.

Sync activity center visual update

The Activity Center has received a visual update to more align with the Fluent Design language. This visual update applies a modern look to the Activity Center.


Power Apps

In Power Apps: Power Platform API, runtime localization support for Code Components, Power Platform Tools GA, pas-as-you-go Power Apps GA, model-driven apps offline for makers

Microsoft Power Platform API (preview)

The Power Platform team have announced the public preview of Power Platform API, beginning March 31st, 2022. Power Platform API acts as a gateway or a single API surface that harmonizes the internal APIs from feature areas of the platform.  This results in a single endpoint (ex. api.powerplatform.com) for customers to use along with a unified set of Permissions and claims that can be requested from Azure Active Directory.

Power Platform API acts as a gateway or a single API surface that harmonizes the internal APIs from each feature area of the platform.

Find out more: Microsoft Power Platform API reference (preview)

Runtime localization support for Code components on Custom pages/ Canvas apps

The Power Apps team have announced the Public Preview of runtime localization for code components on custom page and standalone canvas applications. Inline with the model-driven application behaviour, custom pages and standalone canvas applications can now dynamically display themselves in user preferred language. This not just enables all code components to align seamlessly with the host application language but also  provides significant runtime performance optimizations.

Adding code component to a Custom page.

Find out more: Runtime localization support for Code components on Custom pages and Canvas apps

Power Platform Tools for Visual Studio Code general availability

The Power Platform team have announced general availability of Power Platform Tools for Visual Studio Code in addition to our monthly Power Platform CLI refresh. As well as the announced of the terminal interface for the Power Platform CLI in Visual Studio code, there are also added graphical elements, that lets you take advantage of the real estate that Visual Studio Code offers.

Power Platform Tools.

Find out more: Power Platform Tools

Pay-as-you-go Power Apps generally available

With a pay-as-you-go-option now generally available, customers now can use an Azure subscription to cover their Power Apps usage and Dataverse capacity costs based on actual usage. With the new pay-as-you-go plan, customers only pay for what they use, giving them more flexibility to get started with low code with low risk and then scale their investments over time based on the usage patterns of their solutions.

Find out more: Announcing the general availability of pay-as-you-go for Power Apps

Model-driven apps offline for makers (Preview)

In this preview, you’ll now also be able to choose the offline mode for your mobile apps. The new offline-first mode is optimized to improve your device performance and it works better in low-network conditions than “classic offline” mode.

Previously, only admins were able to create an offline profile. Now, in just a few clicks, you, the maker, can enable offline for your mobile users, and you no longer need to manage a separate user access list just for offline support. When you configure offline in the app designer, all users who have access to your app will be able to work offline.

Offline setup from the app designer.

Find out more: Model-driven apps offline for Makers (preview)


Power Automate

In Power Automate: Power Automate Desktop March 2022 update, 23 new connectors, new AI Builder homepage, Teams workflows

Power Automate for desktop – March 2022 update

Power Automate for desktop (version 2.18) has been released and a summary of the new features and updates can be found below:

  • Support of Internet Explorer mode in Microsoft Edge browser
  • Handling of Java version updates for installing Power Automate Java files
  • Enhanced capabilities of extracting web data when handling large datasets
  • Support of physical mouse interaction in ‘Click link on web page’ action
  • User is informed when trying to interact with app running with elevated rights

Find out more: Power Automate for desktop – March 2022 update

23 new/ updated connectors

Last month saw the release of 23 new and updated connectors for Power Automate:

New

Updated

  • Adobe PDF Services
  • AvePoint Cloud Governance
  • Cognito Forms
  • Connect2All
  • Connective eSignatures
  • Encodian
  • PDF4me Connect
  • Plumsail Forms
  • Resco Cloud
  • SeeBotRun Link
  • Staffbase
  • WorkSpan

Find out more: Starting 2022 with the release of twenty-three new and updated connectors

New AI Builder homepage

The new AI Builder new home page is now available at https://aka.ms/tryaibuilder. The new homepage includes a getting started video, similar navigation to find models, plus lot’s more.

The new AI Builder homepage is out now.

Find out more: Explore the new AI Builder homepage

Power Automate flows from within Teams store

Microsoft have announced they are providing easy to use workflow automation powered by Power Automate directly within the Teams Store. Creating new automated workflows can all be done with new pre-configured templates in the Workflows section of the store.

New workflows section in the Microsoft Teams store.

Find out more: Automate your work day with workflows in Teams


Power BI

In Power BI: Service principal profiles in Power BI Embedded GA, on-prem data gateway update, Power BI desktop feature summary

General availability of service principal profiles in Power BI Embedded

The Power BI team have announced a new method that allows a much larger number of customers per one service principal by introducing a new entity named service principal profile. Each service principal profile can administer a customer, and the number of profiles per service principal can reach hundreds of thousands.

Service principal profiles in Power BI Embedded are now generally available.

Find out more: Announcing general availability of service principal profiles in Power BI Embedded

On-premises data gateway March 2022

The March update for the On-premises data gateway (version 3000.118.2) is out now. This month’s update includes:

  • BitSight Security Ratings (New Connector)
  • Bloomberg Enterprise Data and Analytics (Connector Update)
  • Anaplan (Connector Update)
  • FactSet Analytics (Connector Update)
  • AssembleViews (Connector Update)

Find out more: On-premises data gateway March 2022 update is now available

Power BI March 2022 Desktop Feature Summary

This month’s update for Power BI desktop includes error bars for line charts, dynamic format strings support for all chart elements, plus updates to the Azure Maps visual and Sensitivity labels, datasets hub and Power BI Goals. 

Find out more: Power BI March 2022 Feature Summary


Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 9th May 2022

Use these buttons to switch between each product’s roadmap updates.

Teams

  • Launched (8)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (6)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Career Coach – Student activity insights – Faculty and staff license holders will now be able to view insights for aggregated student activity insights in Career Coach. Insights include student skills, career interests, and progress on career-related activities in Career Coach. Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. Roadmap ID:89921
  • Microsoft Teams: LinkedIn Integration in Teams – Users will be able to see LinkedIn profiles of their colleagues in 1:1 chat. The LinkedIn profile is available via the LinkedIn tab in the 1:1 chat panel.  Roadmap ID:89132
  • Microsoft Teams: Custom Banner for Emergency Calling – Admins can now inform their users about emergency calling through a customizable disclaimer banner that will appear in the Calls app. Users will be able to acknowledge the message by clicking on the banner.  Roadmap ID:93054
  • Microsoft Teams: Support of Live Caption for Teams on VDI for Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 – Teams users on Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be able to use live captions. Live captions display the text version of the audio during the call. Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled.  Roadmap ID:85693
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams webinar capabilities in GCC – Schedule and deliver 1,000 person webinars with the same Teams app you use for meetings! Webinar capabilities support registration page creation, email confirmation for registrants, host management for attendee video and audio, attendee reporting, plus interactive features like polls, chat, and reactions. Roadmap ID:91562
  • Microsoft Teams: Power Automate actions for meetings, teams, channels, and chat – New Power Automate actions: “Create a Teams meeting”, “Send message to a channel”, “get @mention token”, “Create a team”, “Add users to a team”; New Power Automate triggers: “User leaves a team”. Roadmap ID: 68752
  • Microsoft Teams: New Power Automate entry points in-Teams – Users will soon be able to use message extensions and message actions to start building a Power Automate flow from a template. Roadmap ID: 68753
  • Microsoft Teams: App lists and banners in the app management page – The Manage Apps page today allows admins to manage apps in the tenant. Lists of apps and editorial banners aid the admin to find relevant apps for the tenant. Roadmap ID: 88305

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Support of Live Caption for Teams on VDI for VMware – Teams users on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be able to use live captions. Live captions display the text version of the audio during the call. Roadmap ID:86070
  • Microsoft Teams: Give Take Control for Citrix on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. – User on Citrix will be able to give and take control during calls and meetings. Give control: If you want another meeting participant to change a file, help you present, or demonstrate something, you can give control to that person. You will both be in control of the sharing, and you can take back control anytime. Take control: To take control while another person is sharing, select Request control. The person sharing can then approve or deny your request. While you have control, you can make selections, edits, and other modifications to the shared screen. When you’re done, select Release control to stop sharing control. Roadmap ID:87560

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – May 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Parent Connection with chat, email or phone call – Educators will be able to connect with the guardians of their students by chat, email or phone call with a single click. Roadmap ID: 90383
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Approvals in integrated SharePoint Lists – List users will now be able to create and manage simple approval requests directly within integrated SharePoint Lists. Roadmap ID: 91417
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Additional filters added to the approvals list – The approval list within the personal app will include additional filters to filter your approval list such as key word search and other options such as Approved. Roadmap ID: 92486

Release – June 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams chat embedded within Dynamics 365 – Microsoft Teams chat can be accessed directly from Dynamics 365 allowing users to continue existing chats or create new individual or group chats. Roadmap ID: 89100
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Attendance Dashboard for GCC-High and DOD – Measure meeting and webinar registration and attendance data in the Attendance Dashboard. Roadmap ID: 94856

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 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

This page is not using a valid page layout – how to fix

This post describes an issue when trying to view classic publishing pages in SharePoint Online and how to resolve.


The issue

After migrating publishing sites from SharePoint 2010 – SharePoint Online, I encountered an issue with classic SharePoint Server publishing pages. Post-migration, some publishing pages wouldn’t open and displayed this error message:

Fix publishing pages with custom page layouts created from template - HANDS  ON SharePoint
Now another issue with this was that quite often the publishing pages affected were the migrated sites’ homepage – rendering the whole site inoperable! Microsoft have an article on the issue here and state that the cause is that “The .aspx page is using an invalid page layout, or the current layout is corrupt”.

Resolution

The Microsoft documentation on how to resolve this is pretty good, but I found it didn’t quite get me to fix my issue. Here’s what I did:

  • Navigate to Site Content & Structure: /_layouts/sitemanager.aspx. NOTE: You need to be a SharePoint admin to access
  • Open the Pages library > find your broken page > click on the drop-down button and press edit page settings
  • Select the (Welcome Page) Blank Web Part Page layout
  • Press OK

When I had to do this for my broken pages, there was a warning message above the page layout that said “Current page layout is not valid. Please select a valid page layout from the drop down list below”. I just selected the (Welcome Page) Blank Web Part Page layout anyway, pressed OK and it worked.


Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 2nd May 2022

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Teams

  • Launched (10)
  • Rolling out (5)
  • In development (8)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Blue Yonder connector for Shifts –  Connect the Blue Yonder Workforce Management system to Shifts and empower your frontline workers to manage schedules more effectively in one place, while staying compliant with business and labor rules. The connector can be configured using the Microsoft Admin Center and PowerShell commandlets.  Roadmap ID:89109
  • Microsoft Teams: LinkedIn Integration in Teams – Users will be able to see LinkedIn profiles of their colleagues in 1:1 chat. The LinkedIn profile is available via the LinkedIn tab in the 1:1 chat panel.  Roadmap ID:89132
  • Microsoft Teams: Chat filter for non-meeting chats – There will be a new chat filter within the Chat app which filters out meeting chats and chats with bots. It filters in one on one and group chats.   Roadmap ID:89436
  • Microsoft Teams: New guest user usability improvements enabling pending invitation decline and show/hide guest tenant list from Teams app account setting – A guest user can now leave an org from Teams app account settings. A guest user can also choose to hide/show guest tenants from the Teams account settings.  Roadmap ID:88430
  • Microsoft Teams: Detect Music Automatically (Education only) – The previously released ML-based noise suppression is now enabled by default for most of our customers. ML-based noise suppression considers any non-speech signal picked up by the microphone as noise which should be suppressed. To avoid suppressing music and to allow users to enable the new high-fidelity music mode, we have built an ML-based music detector which will inform the user whenever music is present through a notification. This will give the end user the choice whether music is indeed an unwanted background noise, such as when calling into a meeting from a coffee shop, or if music is a desired signal, such as when participating in a music lesson. This new feature is now available to Edu customers only. We will communicate when this is available to commercial and government customers. Roadmap ID:89016
  • Microsoft Teams: Share the system audio from meetings on web – Users in a Teams meeting on web can now share audio while screen sharing. Roadmap ID:84175
  • Microsoft Teams: Up to 25K members per team in DoD – You can now add up to 25,000 members per team in DoD. Roadmap ID:85338
  • Microsoft Teams: Pin chat messages – Pin a Teams chat message to drive awareness and provide the chat members with quick access to important content. Pinning will help your team stay in sync on what’s relevant in a timely manner. Item has been delayed for GCC and is being rescheduled. Roadmap ID:82584
  • Microsoft Teams: RTMP Streaming Support – Enables support for your users to stream their Teams meetings to large audiences through Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP), including endpoints outside your organization. For GCC-H and DoD please refer to the roadmap 93635. Roadmap ID:83562
  • Microsoft Teams: Automation templates in Teams app store – A new “Automation” category will be added to the Teams app store full of new Power Automate templates, providing an easy starting point for your automation workflows. Roadmap ID:70771

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Additional language support for Suggested Replies for mobile – Suggested replies now supported in: Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, French, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian, Korean, Czech, Danish, Turkish, Polish.  Roadmap ID:94017
  • Microsoft Teams: Calendar Show As in meetings – Organizers of a Teams meeting and participants will be able to choose a Calendar Show As status feature such as free, busy or OOF to reflect their status for the scheduled meeting. In addition, organizers will also be able to select private meeting functionality which will allow users to hide meeting details from other users when their calendar is shared.  Roadmap ID:93145
  • Microsoft Teams: Custom Banner for Emergency Calling – Admins can now inform their users about emergency calling through a customizable disclaimer banner that will appear in the Calls app. Users will be able to acknowledge the message by clicking on the banner.  Roadmap ID:93054
  • Microsoft Teams: Support of live captions for Teams for VDI for Citrix – Teams users on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be able to use live captions. Live captions display the text version of the audio during the call. Roadmap ID:86774
  • Microsoft Teams: New default for Teams notification style for DoD – Teams notification style will be defaulted to native notifications for new users. Currently the default style is Teams purple, with this change to native notifications the user will benefit from support for assist mode, action center, accessibility and more. Roadmap ID:86088

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – May 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Frictionless app re-install for users – Users will now be able to find the apps they use regularly more prominently via app flyouts, and just @mention their favorite bot to start using it seamlessly in a new chat/team. Users will not need to repeat installation of apps. One-time installation would ready the app for use for that user anywhere inside Teams.   Roadmap ID:87551
  • Microsoft Teams: Virtual appointment SMS notifications for customers in the United Kingdom – SMS confirmations and reminders with Teams meeting link for virtual appointments created from Bookings app in Teams. Roadmap ID:94116
  • Microsoft Teams: Policy operations details in enhanced activity log – Admins can see group policy assignments in activity log along with other policy operations. Activity log has now enhanced details regarding a policy operation to give admins more visibility. Roadmap ID:90712
  • Microsoft Teams: Support of Live Caption for Teams on VDI for VMware – Teams users on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be able to use live captions. Live captions display the text version of the audio during the call. Roadmap ID:86070
  • Microsoft Teams: Multi-Window support for VDI on Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 – Users on Azure Virtual Desktop and Windows 365 on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) will be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows from the main Microsoft Teams client. Additionally, meeting and call controls such as mute, video, chat, leave and others will now be located at the top of the meeting window so that they are always available and never block the underlying content. Roadmap ID:86548
  • Microsoft Teams: Multi-Window support for VDI for VMware – Users on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)will be able to view meetings and calls in separate windows from the main Microsoft Teams client. Additionally, meeting and call controls such as mute, video, chat, leave and others will now be located at the top of the meeting window so that they are always available and never block the underlying content. Roadmap ID:85691
  • Microsoft Teams: Video filters – Both, before joining and during a meeting, you can use filters to subtly adjust lighting levels and smooth out facial features to customize your appearance. Roadmap ID:65944

Release – July 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Attendance Dashboard for GCC-High and DOD – Measure meeting and webinar registration and attendance data in the Attendance Dashboard. Roadmap ID:94856

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 25th April 2022

Use these buttons to switch between each product’s roadmap updates.

Teams

  • Launched (4)
  • Rolling out (9)
  • In development (14)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Attendance Dashboard in GCC – Measure meeting and webinar registration and attendance data in the Attendance Dashboard. Roadmap ID:87061
  • Microsoft Teams: Answer Meeting Nudges with Video for iOS – This feature brings the ability for iOS devices to automatically answer incoming meeting nudges with their video on. The feature availability is controlled through AutoAnswerwithVideo. Roadmap ID:82325
  • Microsoft Teams: Local time added to people profile – You can easily find out the local time of the people you collaborate with by checking their profile card. Roadmap ID:54254
  • Microsoft Teams: Tab actions are moving – Microsoft Teams tab actions are moving out of the tab header bar and into the tab dropdown to help declutter the user experience. This impacts all application tabs such as Assignments, Grades, Planner or the Website tab. These tab actions will be found by clicking on the tab name to show a dropdown menu and include: Reload tab, Go to website, Copy link to tab, Pop-out tab, and About this tab. Roadmap ID:88341

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Improved Meeting support in Firefox browser – Full audio and screensharing support for meetings in Firefox browser. Roadmap ID:83838
  • Microsoft Teams: User request flows for blocked apps – Enable users to discover Teams apps in the store and request approval from administrators. Roadmap ID:84469
  • Microsoft Teams: Up to 25K members per team in DoD – You can now add up to 25,000 members per team in DoD. Roadmap ID:85338
  • Microsoft Teams: Anonymous meeting join across clouds – Join meetings in other clouds anonymously from your Teams desktop app (across clouds).  We will be enabling this in three phases. First, Commercial and GCC customers will be able to join meetings in GCC-High and DOD clouds. Next, we will enable GCC-High customers to join Commercial, GCC and DOD meetings. Then, we will enable DOD customers to join Commercial, GCC, and GCC-High meetings. Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. Roadmap ID:86311
  • Microsoft Teams: Usability improvements to informational messages in meetings for iOS –         Notification drawer for in-meeting informational messages, so users can preview, collapse and clear all notifications with one tap. Roadmap ID:86957
  • Microsoft Teams: Roaming bandwidth control for GCC-High and DoD – Admins will now be able to set a bandwidth control policy to disable video calls when users are working in bandwidth constrained areas – this protects the reliability of the connection, automatically just based on where the users are located.  Once users return to a location with better bandwidth, their video calling is restored. Initially two settings from the Teams Meeting Policy will be included – AllowIPVideo, and MediaBitRateKb. Roadmap ID:89064
  • Microsoft Teams: Suggested Replies in chats – Suggested replies in Teams chat uses assistive AI to create short responses based on the context of the previous message. Suggested replies presents users with up to three recommended responses to choose from. Roadmap ID:92674
  • Microsoft Teams: New default settings when opening Office files For Government clouds – Users can set a default of browser, desktop or Teams when opening Office files (Word, Excel, and Power Point) that are shared in Teams.  The desktop setting can be selected, if the user has Office version 16 or newer installed and activated.  Roadmap ID:92946
  • Microsoft Teams: Follow Office preview policy on Mac – Public Preview has provided IT admins with the ability to allow their users to receive preview features before they are released to the public.  The existing follow Office preview policy allows users to automatically be in the Public Preview Channel of Teams if they are in the Office Current Channel (Preview) on Windows. We are now expanding the “follow Office preview” policy to Mac users who are in the Office Current Channel (Preview).   Roadmap ID:93536

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – April 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Virtual appointment SMS notifications for customers in the United Kingdom – SMS confirmations and reminders with Teams meeting link for virtual appointments created from Bookings app in Teams. Roadmap ID:94116
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Additional language support for Suggested Replies for mobile – Suggested replies now supported in: Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, French, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Italian, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian, Korean, Czech, Danish, Turkish, Polish.  Roadmap ID:94017

Release – May 2022

  • 🆕 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: Microsoft Teams app in Microsoft store – Microsoft Teams app for work, school and life will soon be available to download from Microsoft store. This app will support work, school and consumer accounts on Windows 10 and Work or school accounts on Windows 11. Roadmap ID:94577
  • Microsoft Teams: Bulk removal for individual policy assignments – Admins can cleanup individual policy assignments from users in bulk, so that those users can inherit the correct policy either via a group policy assignment or global org-wide default. Roadmap ID:90705
  • Microsoft Teams: Usability improvements to informational messages in meetings for Android – Notification drawer for in-meeting informational messages, so users can preview, collapse and clear all notifications with one tap. Roadmap ID:86958
  • Microsoft Teams: Disable or Enable all Attendees’ Video for DoD – Ability in DoD to disable and enable videos for all attendees before or during a Microsoft Teams meeting. Roadmap ID:91665
  • Microsoft Teams: Disable or Enable a Single Attendee’s Video for DoD – Ability to disable and enable a single attendee’s video in a Microsoft Teams meeting. Roadmap ID:91666
  • Microsoft Teams: Pairing the channel and the corresponding SharePoint folder name – When renaming a Teams’ channel, the corresponding SharePoint folder will be renamed and reflect the new name. This will help create consistency across Microsoft 365 endpoints, making it easier on users to find their files from anywhere.  This new feature will be available for all Standard and Private channels. For Standard channels – The corresponding folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For Private channels – The corresponding site name and the folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For legacy Teams channels that were renamed prior to this rollout, there will be no change in experience. When a legacy channel is renamed after this release, it will simultaneously rename the corresponding SharePoint folder. Roadmap ID:72211

Release – June 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Dynamic Emergency Calling for Work From Home for VDI – VMware – This feature enables users on VMware on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to make an emergency call while working from home. It will allow users to validate (and if necessary, edit) the address that will be communicated to emergency responders. This feature has been delayed to incorporate initial feedback. Roadmap ID:86858

Release – September 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams Meetings for DoD – React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants. Roadmap ID:83251

How to overwrite files using the create file action in Power Automate

In this post we explore a common error experienced when trying to update existing files in SharePoint using the create file step in Power Automate – and how to resolve it.

The problem

I recently ran into an issue seemingly many others have encountered when trying to update an existing file in SharePoint using the create file step in Power Automate. When running my flow, I received the following error:

Bad Request error in Power Automate when trying to use the create file step to update an existing file in SharePoint.
  • Bad Request status: 400
  • Message: A file with the name [NAME OF FILE] already exists. It was last modified by [NAME OF USER] on [DATE]

The solution

The solution to this has already been shared a fair few times via the Power Automate blogs, but here it is:

  • Press the ellipsis … > settings within the create file step
Open the ellipsis and press settings within the create file step.
  • Scroll down until Content Transfer > set allow chunking to off
  • Save and re-run your flow

That’s it, now when I use the create file step to update existing files, it runs successfully!

Note: Chunking of content is used for splitting up large content for downloads/ uploads. You may need to consider this before turning off chunking in your flow. More information on chunking can be found here.


Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 18th April 2022

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Teams

  • Launched (4)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (7)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: New Search experience in mobile app – When searching in the Teams mobile app, you will receive suggestions as you type. You will also be able to scroll to past and future dates in the calendar using a date picker. Roadmap ID:70755
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Connect – With Microsoft Teams Connect we are making it easier to collaborate with anyone outside your organization. You can use Team’s full suite of collaboration capabilities with external partners in other Azure AD orgs the same way you use them with colleagues from your organization.  Shared channels enables people from different orgs to work together as one team in a shared space for a more structured, deeper and longer-term collaboration. Roadmap ID:70766
  • Microsoft Teams: New Lobby Setting: Only Invited Users join directly for GCC – A new lobby setting is coming to Teams Meeting Options. We are adding “People I Invite” as an option to the “Who can bypass lobby?” setting. Once enabled, only the participants invited by the organizer in meeting invite will be able to join the meeting directly. Everyone else will be sent to the lobby. Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. Roadmap ID:86069
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams admin center- Enhancement to end-user call management – A new update to Teams admin center will extend the ability of an Admin to configure the call management capabilities for end-users. The existing call management capabilities of call delegation and group call pickup are being extended to also include the ability to manage an end-user’s call forwarding and simultaneous ringing settings as well. Roadmap ID:93226
  • Microsoft Teams: Admins can pin message extensions – Admins can manage the pin order of messaging extensions in the compose experience. Roadmap ID:87506
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Captions for Anonymous (Guest) Users – Anonymous (Guest) Users are now able to view Live Captions in Teams Meetings on desktop. Roadmap ID:93049
  • Microsoft Teams: Day view in calendar on iOS and Android – View all meetings and events for the day to easily see when you’re available or busy. Roadmap ID:80106
  • Microsoft Teams: Power Automate templates to be added to teams templates – Team templates enable end users to create the right team with predefined channels and preinstalled apps. Select Microsoft provided team templates will include a new Power Automate tab. In the tab, you can find a variety of Power Automate flow templates that support the template type. Roadmap ID:81090

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Text prediction for Teams mobile – When you compose or reply to a message in Teams, Editor Text Predictions anticipates your writing and suggests a suitable word or phrase inline. This saves time and helps you reduce typos. Roadmap ID:81573
  • Microsoft Teams: LinkedIn Integration in Teams – Users will be able to see LinkedIn profiles of their colleagues in 1:1 chat. The LinkedIn profile is available via the LinkedIn tab in the 1:1 chat panel.  Roadmap ID:89132

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – April 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Suggested Replies on mobile for Government Clouds – Suggested replies in Teams chat uses assistive AI to create short responses based on the context of the previous message.   Roadmap ID:89137
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Mandatory Comments for Approvals App in Teams – Teams Admins and Approval Template creators can enable mandatory comments for when an approver responds to a request. Roadmap ID:92911
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Data Export within Approvals App – Through the approvals app you can now export your approval data within a selected time period. Roadmap ID:92925
  • Microsoft Teams: Pairing the channel and the corresponding SharePoint folder name – This feature has been updated to reflect new timing. When renaming a Teams’ channel, the corresponding SharePoint folder will be renamed and reflect the new name. This will help create consistency across Microsoft 365 endpoints, making it easier on users to find their files from anywhere.  This new feature will be available for all Standard and Private channels. For Standard channels – The corresponding folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For Private channels – The corresponding site name and the folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For legacy Teams channels that were renamed prior to this rollout, there will be no change in experience. When a legacy channel is renamed after this release, it will simultaneously rename the corresponding SharePoint folder. Roadmap ID:72211

Release – May 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: View Together Mode for everyone – Meeting organizer and presenters will be able to start Together Mode in the meeting for all the participants. Roadmap ID:83658
  • Microsoft Teams: Career Coach – Student activity insights – Faculty and staff license holders will now be able to view insights for aggregated student activity insights in Career Coach. Insights include student skills, career interests, and progress on career-related activities in Career Coach. Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. Roadmap ID:89921
  • Microsoft Teams: Device Test for virtual visits – Ability for users to test their device before a virtual visit. Roadmap ID:87715
  • Microsoft Teams: Embedded CART captioning support for Teams meetings for GCC-High and DOD – Teams meetings now support integration with real-time captioning providers and CART writers (Communication Access Real-Time Transcription) so that users who utilize CART captions can view the captions in the same window as their meeting. Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. Roadmap ID:83614
  • Microsoft Teams: New Tag Management Settings – This feature will update default tag management settings in the Teams Admin Center to include ”Team owners and members” and not just “Team owners.” You can still update this to only “Team owners” at the tenant level and override the default.  Roadmap ID:88318

Release – June 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Call control with bluetooth headsets and speakerphones  –  Use device buttons to control call (answer, end, hold) from Bluetooth audio devices without needing a USB dongle when connected to a Windows PC running Teams desktop client. For many headsets and speakerphones, this will work without requiring any user action to enable other than pairing the headset or speakerphone with the PC. Watch our certification page for additional information coming soon about devices tested to meet all certification criteria with native Bluetooth connections (w/o a USB dongle).    Roadmap ID:84309
  • Microsoft Teams: Language Interpretation – Language interpretation will allow language interpreters to translate what the speaker says into another language in real time without disrupting the original flow of delivery of the speaker. This will allow more inclusive meetings, where participants who may not speak the same language can fully collaborate with each other. Roadmap ID:87547
  • Microsoft Teams: Chat with self – Users can send themselves notes, messages, files and images/videos; helping them stay organized. Roadmap ID:88066
  • Microsoft Teams: Speaker Coach in Microsoft Teams Meetings – Speaker Coach provides private, personalized feedback on your speaking and presentation skills in both real-time as well as post-meeting in a summary. Roadmap ID:88253
  • Microsoft Teams: Exchange Contacts available in Calling pickers – Exchange contacts with associated phone numbers will be available as part of the drop down selection in all Calling people pickers, such as the Dialer or call transfer, for customers that have PSTN enabled.  Roadmap ID:93050
  • Microsoft Teams: Calendar Show As in meetings – Organizers of a Teams meeting and participants will be able to choose a Calendar Show As status feature such as free, busy or OOF to reflect their status for the scheduled meeting. In addition, organizers will also be able to select private meeting functionality which will allow users to hide meeting details from other users when their calendar is shared.  Roadmap ID:93145

Release – July 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript for Teams Meetings for GCC-High – Teams Meetings now have a real-time transcript during their meetings as well as a post-meeting transcript. This will help users in real-time recall what has been spoken during the meeting as well as review the meeting after the fact. Roadmap ID:82230
  • Microsoft Teams: Chat Bubbles during Teams meetings for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android – Ability to view chats sent during a Teams meeting on the front of room display in a Teams Room, calling attention to the chat conversation happening alongside the meeting. Roadmap ID:85441

Make files available offline in OneDrive mobile

Make files available offline in OneDrive mobile

What happens when files are made offline available?

When you mark files or folders to be offline available in the OneDrive mobile app, it means they are saved locally on the device in a read-only state. They can only be changed when there is an internet connection, any edits made whilst offline will create a new version.

Make files/ folders from SharePoint and Teams available offline

You can make files/ folders from SharePoint and Teams available offline on your device in the same way you can files from your OneDrive. Just press the libraries option to see all the “shared libraries” or SharePoint/ Teams sites you have frequently used or followed.

You can navigate through the sites just like a folder structure.

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 11th April 2022

Use these buttons to switch between each product’s roadmap updates.

Teams

  • Launched (4)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (7)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Search in Teams Admin Center (Preview) – Admins can search for users, teams, pages and settings using a common search box in Teams admin center.  Roadmap ID:83671
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams panels Check in notifications to Microsoft Teams Rooms – For Teams panels deployment with Microsoft Teams Rooms, when this feature is enabled, checking in on Teams panels will send a notification to the Teams Rooms front of room display to inform the people in the room that their meeting room reservation is over and others are waiting for the room outside. Roadmap ID: 86719
  • Microsoft Teams: End-to-end encryption for one-to-one Teams calls for GCCH and DoD – End-to-end encryption is the encryption of information at its origin and decryption at its intended destination without the ability for intermediate nodes to decrypt. End-to-end encryption would be an optional mode of real-time media collaboration where one-to-one Teams calls between two parties would be end-to-end encrypted. Roadmap ID:89249
  • Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Managed Firmware Updates(Additional OEMs) – Support Firmware Updates to cover additional OEMs and device types. Roadmap ID: 81908

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Embedded CART captioning support for Teams meetings for GCC-High and DOD – Teams meetings now support integration with real-time captioning providers and CART writers (Communication Access Real-Time Transcription) so that users who utilize CART captions can view the captions in the same window as their meeting. Roadmap ID:83614
  • Microsoft Teams: Share the system audio from meetings on web – Users in a Teams meeting on web can now share audio while screen sharing. Roadmap ID: 84175
  • Microsoft Teams: Presenter mode: Controls to move and resize presenter video – Presenter mode video controls enable presenters to move and resize presenter video feed and automatically adjusts content size accordingly. This can be applied to all modes on Desktop or Window sharing including standout, side-by-side, and reporter. Roadmap ID:88566
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams device store in Teams admin center – Teams device store provides direct procurement through Teams admin center, where admins can discover, purchase and provision Teams certified devices. The functionality will be available to small and medium sized organizations in US and Canada. This will be extended to more customers in the future. Roadmap ID:91090

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – May 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Policy operations details in enhanced activity log – Admins can see group policy assignments in activity log along with other policy operations. Activity log has now enhanced details regarding a policy operation to give admins more visibility. Roadmap ID: 90712
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Custom Banner for Emergency Calling – Admins can now inform their users about emergency calling through a customizable disclaimer banner that will appear in the Calls app. Users will be able to acknowledge the message by clicking on the banner. Roadmap ID: 93054
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Teams admin center- Enhancement to end-user call management – A new update to Teams admin center will extend the ability of an Admin to configure the call management capabilities for end-users. The existing call management capabilities of call delegation and group call pickup are being extended to also include the ability to manage an end-user’s call forwarding and simultaneous ringing settings as well. Roadmap ID: 93226
  • Microsoft Teams: Manage What Attendees See (Preview) – Attendees will only see shared content and presenters that you bring on screen.  Roadmap ID:86818

Release – June 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Support of Transcription for Teams for Azure Virtual Desktop on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – Users on Virtual machines can use transcription once the feature is available. Live transcripts provide way to follow along with what has been said and who said it. After a meeting, the transcript file is automatically saved in the chat tab for that meeting. Roadmap ID: 87571

Release – August 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: RTMP-In for Teams Live Events – Produce your Teams Live Events using an external encoder  and leverage RTMP-in to broadcast to your Teams Live Event Attendees. Roadmap ID:84960

Release – September 2022

  • Whiteboard: Attribution – Participants in Teams and on Web can see who added content to the board. Roadmap ID: 66765