Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 15th August 2022

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

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Information Protection

Teams

  • Launched (1)
  • Rolling out (7)
  • In development (10)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: E-sign approvals fully embedded within Team Approvals for a streamlined experience – Users can now seamlessly create and review e-signature approval requests directly in Teams removing the need to access the e-sign provider website. Roadmap ID:92941

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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: Share content experience improvement on Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows is updating the user interface to share HDMI and content camera in the meeting. The new experience provides a better task completion and provides experience clarity for in room users, ensuring that the users can easily share content in the meeting. Roadmap ID: 95255
  • Microsoft Teams: End to end encryption for one-to-one calls in Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows can be configured to encrypt all person-to-person (P2P) calls. The callee must also have encryption setting turned on. When in an encrypted call, both caller and callee can verify encryption key to make sure the call is end to end encrypted and secure. Roadmap ID: 95256
  • Microsoft Teams: Mute/ unmute status icon for Teams Rooms on Windows – To ensure users in the room are aware of the mute state of the room, a mute icon is added to the room video on the front of room display. Roadmap ID:95257
  • Microsoft Teams: Join Teams meeting by meeting ID and passcode from Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows users can join Teams meetings using a meeting ID and passcode. This significantly improves meeting join experience for meetings across tenants or where room was not invited to the meeting. Roadmap ID: 95262
  • Microsoft Teams: Intelligent translation in Teams Mobile – Teams Android will now prompt you to translate messages that are not in your language. Roadmap ID: 96481
  • Microsoft Teams: Manage meeting options for DoD – Organizers will now be able to modify the user experience, or customize the safety and security settings for their meetings using the new “Meeting Options” feature. Roadmap ID:72169

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – August 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Deploy Teams at scale for frontline workers – Deploying Teams at Scale enables your admins to deploy up to 500 teams and add 25 users per team using one Teams PowerShell command and 2 csv files. This allows admins to meet their organization’s scale needs and significantly reduces deployment time. Admins can also use this solution to add and remove members from existing teams at scale. Roadmap ID: 96352
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: View attendance report on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS – You can now check the attendance information for regular meetings or webinars and also the registration information before webinars on Microsoft Teams for Android and iOS. Roadmap ID: 97466
  • Microsoft Teams: Collaborate in Teams with Excel Live (Preview) – Collaborate easily in Teams with our new Excel Live 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 right from the meeting window. Roadmap ID:96099

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Interactive Large Gallery – View up to 49 video participants at once, interact with them via actions like pin and spotlight, and observe their meeting activity like raise hand and reactions. Roadmap ID: 86435
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Automatically end stale Teams meetings – If a user is the sole participant in a meeting that has been identified as stale, the user will see a dialog prompting to end the call or dismiss the notification. If no action is taken, the meeting will automatically end. Roadmap ID: 96710
  • Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups – Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. 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: 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Modern meeting experience on the web – The modern meeting and calling experience will be available for Teams on the web in Chrome and Edge browsers – including improved pre-join, dynamic view, and the updated control bar.  Roadmap ID:92928

Release – October 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Expanded Reactions – Expanded reactions allows users to apply any emoji as a reaction to chat messages! Pick from 800 plus Teams emojis to react the way you want.  Roadmap ID:88080

Release – March 2023

  • Microsoft Graph: Teams Device management Graph APIs (Preview) – These APIs provide access to information about the Teams devices and options to manage them and enable easy integration with other workflows. Roadmap ID:90173

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 8th August 2022

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

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Information Protection

Teams

  • Launched (8)
  • Rolling out (3)
  • In development (9)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: App Based Link Unfurling supported in ‘Share to Microsoft Teams’ – ‘App Based Link Unfurling’ will work exactly in ‘Share to Teams’ as it works today in normal Teams messaging.   Roadmap ID:91118
  • Microsoft Teams: Freehand by InVision Feature Change – The Freehand by InVision feature that was able to be initiated from the Share Tray in a Teams Meeting is being removed. Users can use the new Freehand by InVision Meeting App to create and collaborate on Freehands during their meetings. Roadmap ID:96011
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams Q&A  – Question & Answer for Teams webinars & meetings. By enabling Q&A to any Teams Webinars or Meetings through Meeting Options, Meeting Organizers will be able to create either moderated or unmoderated Q&A experience.  Roadmap ID:97020
  • 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
  • Microsoft Teams: Co-organizer Meeting Role – Organizers will now be able to share control by assigning the new “Co-organizer” role to people they invite. Co-organizers will have almost all of the capabilities of the organizer, including management of Meeting Options. Roadmap ID:81391
  • Microsoft Teams: Multi-language meeting invite control – Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. IT administrators can apply a new policy to set multiple languages in Teams meeting invites. Roadmap ID:81521
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Captions in all available languages on Teams Meetings on Web – Live Captions in all available languages are now available for web users of Teams Meetings. Roadmap ID:84001
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Home page customization for Teams admin center – IT admins can drag and drop widgets to customize their Home page in Teams admin center.  Roadmap ID:85703
  • Microsoft Teams: Pop out shared content into a separate window – Users can pop out shared meeting content in a separate window. Roadmap ID: 86948
  • Microsoft Teams: Co-organizer Meeting Role for GCC-High – Organizers will be able to share control by assigning the new “Co-organizer” role to people they invite. Co-organizers will have almost all of the capabilities of the organizer, including management of Meeting Options. Roadmap ID:81676

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – August 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Home page for Teams for Education class teams – Home page provides a central destination for the latest announcements, resources, upcoming assignments, class files, and meetings for a class team. Roadmap ID: 93479
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Parent App – With Parent Connection, educators can see the roster of the parents and guardians for their students (info provided by School Data Sync) and initiate a Teams chat with them by a single click. So now, instead of the twice-yearly parent-teacher conference or sporadic email, educators and guardians can provide more iterative updates back and forth through Teams chat to help manage and track their student’s progress. Roadmap ID: 96942
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Share content experience improvement on Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows is updating the user interface to share HDMI and content camera in the meeting. The new experience provides a better task completion and provides experience clarity for in room users, ensuring that the users can easily share content in the meeting. Roadmap ID: 95255
  • Microsoft Teams: Transcription will be turned on together with Recording if the “Record automatically” meeting option is on – If meeting organizer set the “Record automatically” meeting option to on for a meeting, Transcription will be turned on together with Recording when the meeting starts, if transcription is allowed by admins. This will make recording playback experience accessible. Roadmap ID: 97842
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: View meeting transcripts on Microsoft Teams for Mobile and iOS – You can now start transcription for your meetings, and view the meeting transcripts after the meetings on Microsoft Teams for iOS and Android. Roadmap ID: 97693
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: End to end encryption for one-to-one calls in Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows can be configured to encrypt all person-to-person (P2P) calls. The callee must also have encryption setting turned on. When in an encrypted call, both caller and callee can verify encryption key to make sure the call is end to end encrypted and secure. Roadmap ID: 95256

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Video clip – Video clip is a new feature in Microsoft Teams that enables the user to record, review, send and view short, lightweight video message in Teams chat from desktop and mobile. Roadmap ID: 97158

Release – October 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Join Teams meeting by meeting ID and passcode from Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows users can join Teams meetings using a meeting ID and passcode. This significantly improves meeting join experience for meetings across tenants or where room was not invited to the meeting. Roadmap ID: 95262

Release – May 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

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 1st August 2022

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

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Information Protection

Teams

  • Launched (9)
  • Rolling out (6)
  • In development (13)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Developers can now opt-in and opt-out of Microsoft Teams Connect shared and private channels – Microsoft Teams Connect shared and private channels require special handling to retrieve context. Developers now have the flexibility to opt-in and opt-out of Microsoft Teams Connect shared and private channels to account for this. Roadmap ID:93978
  • Microsoft Teams: Open LMS integration with Microsoft 365 – Microsoft has now partnered with Open LMS to deliver more seamless integrated learning experiences. Microsoft Teams Meeting LTI and Classes LTI apps are now available within Open LMS.  Teams Classes LTI enables Educators to create a Team for their Open LMS course using the roster information of the course. Teams Meeting LTI empowers educators and students to access, schedule, and manage Teams Meetings within the Brightspace LMS. More info- Set up and configure the Moodle plugin for Open LMS | Microsoft Docs. Roadmap ID:96666
  • Microsoft Teams: Channel owner/s can delete meeting chat messages within channel meetings for government clouds – An IT admin can turn on “owners can delete sent messages” and assign this messaging policy to a user or group of users. This policy must be applied before channel owner/s can see “owners can delete sent messages” option on Member Permissions through Manage Team – Settings. If this option is enabled, channel owner/s who were assigned the policy will be permitted to delete chat messages in the main window and meeting window. Roadmap ID:91320
  • 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: Give Take Control for Teams on VDI for VMware – User on VMware 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:87558
  • 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
  • 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: Large Gallery for Teams on VDI in Government Clouds – By default, Teams Meetings supports up to 9 videos in Gallery. Now, using Large Gallery, users can view up to 49 videos at once in meetings on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Roadmap ID:93000
  • Microsoft Teams: Together Mode for Teams on VDI in Government Clouds – Together Mode lets you see all your colleagues against a shared background, making you feel like you are all ‘together’ in a virtual online room. Now available in meetings on virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). Roadmap ID:93001

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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: 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: ‘Share to Teams’ from Teams personal Apps or Tabs – ‘Share to Teams’ now allows users to share URLs from personal app or tab to other user or group or channel within Teams. This launches the ‘Share to Teams’ experience in a pop-up/modal window enabling a faster and seamless sharing experience.  Roadmap ID:91117
  • Microsoft Teams and Forms: Rating Poll – The Rating question type is being added to the Polls app within Microsoft Teams.  Meeting owners can easily create and launch Rating polls to increase engagement and collect input from their meeting attendees, as well as share the results live.  Roadmap ID:93991
  • Microsoft Teams: Camera On/Off feature – Beginning July 2022, any certified Teams Peripherals supporting the Camera On/Off feature will allow a user to more efficiently turn on or off their Video during a call or meeting. Instead of fumbling with your mouse or keypad to bring up the Meeting Stage and then press the Video icon, a simple click of a button will allow the user to quickly control their video state. Roadmap ID:95738
  • Microsoft Teams: Brightspace (D2L) LMS integration with Microsoft 365 – Microsoft has now partnered with Brightspace (D2L) LMS to deliver more seamless integrated learning experiences. Microsoft Teams Meeting LTI and Classes LTI apps are now available within Brightspace.  Teams Classes LTI enables Educators to create a Team for their Brightspace course using the roster information of the course. Teams Meeting LTI empowers educators and students to access, schedule and manage Teams Meetings within the Brightspace LMS. More info- aka.ms/LMSintegration. Roadmap ID:96665

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – August 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Freehand by InVision Feature Change – The Freehand by InVision feature that was able to be initiated from the Share Tray in a Teams Meeting is being removed. Users can use the new Freehand by InVision Meeting App to create and collaborate on Freehands during their meetings. Roadmap ID:96011
  • Microsoft Teams: Mute/ unmute status icon for Teams Rooms on Windows – To ensure users in the room are aware of the mute state of the room, a mute icon is added to the room video on the front of room display. Roadmap ID:95257
  • Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups – Item has been delayed and is being rescheduled. 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: Home page customization for Teams admin center – IT admins can drag and drop widgets to customize their Home page in Teams admin center.  Roadmap ID:85703
  • 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

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Rooms Companion Device Experience Enhancement – Optimize Video Gallery for in-room participants – When joining a meeting in a Microsoft Teams Rooms with a personal laptop running Microsoft Teams, the video galleries on both the Teams Room and laptops will be optimized to display only remote attendees.  (Proximity Join with Microsoft Teams Rooms is required). Roadmap ID:96212
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Honor Tenant admin control settings for Microsoft Bookings SMS functionality in the Bookings app in Teams – Tenant admin settings in Bookings admin page in Microsoft Teams Admin center to enable/disable SMS functionality in all Bookings calendars in the tenant. Roadmap ID:92851
  • Microsoft Teams: Native Apple Silicon Support – Universal Binary Teams Version – Teams now comes as a Universal Binary Mac so it runs natively on both Intel and Apple Silicon based Mac devices. Roadmap ID:94836
  • Microsoft Teams: Usability improvements to in-meeting notifications – Simplifying the in-meeting notification displays where users are informed about what they need to know or do without causing unnecessary distraction.  Roadmap ID:96283
  • Microsoft Teams: View video recordings and attendance reports inside LMS – Teachers and students will be able to access video recordings and attendance reports inside their LMS itself. Microsoft Teams Meeting LTI app has enabled availability of these artifacts inside LMS. The feature will be available to use in all the LMSs incorporating Teams Meeting LTI app. Roadmap ID:96402
  • Microsoft Teams: Adobe PDF experience – Tenant admins can set Adobe Acrobat as the default app in Teams admin center to view and edit PDF files in the Microsoft Teams.   Roadmap ID:95128
  • Microsoft Teams: Expanded Reactions – Expanded reactions allows users to apply any emoji as a reaction to chat messages! Pick from 800 plus Teams emojis to react the way you want.  Roadmap ID:88080

Release – December 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Teams device management in DoD – Tenants in the DoD environment can also manage their Teams devices from the Teams admin center. Admins can now control the entire lifecycle of their Teams devices which include an increasing variety of supported device types – IP Phones, Collaboration bars, Teams displays, Teams Meeting Room devices. Roadmap ID:85264

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 25th July 2022

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

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Information Protection

Teams

  • Launched (6)
  • Rolling out (6)
  • In development (11)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Admins can pin message extensions for GCC – Admins can manage the pin order of messaging extensions in the compose experience. Roadmap ID:96074
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting Chat Bubbles on Android – When Chat bubbles is enabled, chat messages will surface on the mobile screen where you can preview the most recent two messages. Roadmap ID:89813
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting Chat Bubbles on iOS – When Chat bubbles is enabled, chat messages will surface on the mobile screen where you can preview the most recent two messages. Roadmap ID:89817
  • Microsoft Teams: 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: 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
  • 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

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: App Based Link Unfurling supported in ‘Share to Microsoft Teams’ – ‘App Based Link Unfurling’ will work exactly in ‘Share to Teams’ as it works today in normal Teams messaging.   Roadmap ID:91118
  • Microsoft Teams: Education Insights – Student Support Card – New AI-based Student Support spotlight in Education Insights helps educators better support students before they fall behind.  Roadmap ID:93388
  • Microsoft Teams: Delete Call History – This feature will allow call history users to hide call history records from their call history view.  Roadmap ID:94200
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams Q&A  – Question & Answer for Teams webinars & meetings. By enabling Q&A to any Teams Webinars or Meetings through Meeting Options, Meeting Organizers will be able to create either moderated or unmoderated Q&A experience.  Roadmap ID:97020
  • Microsoft Teams: Collaborative Annotation on presenter shared screen – Presenters are able to start collaborative annotation for all participants or just the presenter to annotate on shared screen content. Roadmap ID:86732
  • Microsoft Teams: Chat with self – Users can send themselves notes, messages, files and images/videos; helping them stay organized. Roadmap ID:88066

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – July 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Camera On/Off feature – Beginning July 2022, any certified Teams Peripherals supporting the Camera On/Off feature will allow a user to more efficiently turn on or off their Video during a call or meeting. Instead of fumbling with your mouse or keypad to bring up the Meeting Stage and then press the Video icon, a simple click of a button will allow the user to quickly control their video state. Roadmap ID:95738
  • Microsoft Teams: Developers can now opt-in and opt-out of Microsoft Teams Connect shared and private channels – Microsoft Teams Connect shared and private channels require special handling to retrieve context. Developers now have the flexibility to opt-in and opt-out of Microsoft Teams Connect shared and private channels to account for this. Roadmap ID:93978

Release – August 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Collaborate in Teams with Excel Live (Preview) – Collaborate easily in Teams with our new Excel Live 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 right from the meeting window. Roadmap ID:96099
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: A new app called Microsoft Viva Engage – Viva Engage gives leaders a new way to shape culture at their organizations by unlocking communication and engagement opportunities for everyone. Built on the foundation of Yammer, Viva Engage brings people together across the organization to connect with leaders and coworkers, find answers to questions, share their unique story, and find belonging at work. Roadmap ID:93409
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Meeting category insights coming to the Viva Insights app in Teams – Meeting category insights can help you align time spent in meetings with your goals by giving you visibility into the categories of meetings where you spend your time. Roadmap ID:93410
  • Microsoft Teams: ISV App Subscriptions instead of 3P app subscriptions. – Ability for Teams users to view and manage in single place all third-party app subscriptions they’ve purchased in the Teams app store, without leaving the Teams client. Easily adding more licenses for the purchased subscriptions, cancel, upgrade and downgrade subscriptions and access invoices. Roadmap ID:92484

Release – September 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Expanding up to 10,000 users in Distribution Lists for lobby policy in Teams meeting – Currently, if you change your lobby policy in a Teams Meeting to “Invited Users Only” and invite a Distribution List (DL), only the first 1,000 users of that DL will be recognized and let through the lobby. All other users a part of the DL will not be recognized and will be placed in the lobby. With this update, up to 10,000 users of that given DL will be recognized and let through the lobby if the lobby policy is set to “Invited Users Only.” Roadmap ID:93585
  • 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
  • Yammer, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Stream: Yammer Encoded Events powered by Microsoft Teams – Today in Yammer the video stream and production in a Live Event is powered by Stream. With this feature, all Live Events (production and the video stream itself, within Yammer) will be powered by Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID:82054

Release – October 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Sensitivity labels for Teams templates – Sensitivity labels will be supported when creating teams with templates. Roadmap ID:94036

Release – November 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Virtual Appointment Graph API – The Virtual Appointment Graph API allows developers to create and manage Microsoft hosted Teams Virtual Appointments from any application. Virtual Appointments are designed for business to consumer workflows. Roadmap ID:94647

Microsoft 365 monthly update – June 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: Inline playback of videos in Hero web part, control vertical section reflow, updated site logo management, streamlining the multilingual user interface, Planner cards in activity feed, SharePoint 2013 Workflows migration assessment tool, LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group site template

Inline playback of videos in Hero web part

When you create a Communication site, the Hero web part is included on your page by default. It is pre-populated with default content that you change to display your own images, text, pages, links, documents, or videos. When someone clicks to play a video in the Hero web part section of a SharePoint site, the video will now play inline. No launch out of your established context, watch inline, return, browse, and continue to scroll through the other contents of the page uninterrupted.

When you add a video to a Hero web part on a communications site, it now plays inline (no longer launching out to the video’s Stream page).

Find out more: Use the Hero web part

Control vertical section reflow

Currently the vertical section in pages goes to the bottom of the page when viewed on smaller screens. We’re adding the ability for page authors to control this reflow and choose whether the vertical section goes to the top or bottom of the screen when the screen is condensed to a smaller size.

When you click to edit a vertical column, you’ll now see a new option to have the vertical column appear on the top or bottom when the full page resizes to a single column on smaller devices or low resolutions.

Find out more: Add sections and columns on a SharePoint modern page

Updated site logo management in SharePoint

The SharePoint team are centralizing the management of your site logo. To update or manage your site logo, you will now exclusively visit the Header panel under the ‘Change the Look’ settings. Site owners will be able to navigate to the ‘Header’ panel from the ‘Change the Look’ settings, and then scroll to the bottom of the panel where the site logo options will be located. 

Control all header options within the ‘Change the Look’ settings.

Find out more: Change a site’s title, description, logo, and site information settings

Streamlining the multilingual user interface when editing team sites

This new release includes other improvements to the navigation and site title editing experience for users whose preferred language differs from the site’s default language:

  • Additional language information is available when editors update navigational labels, site descriptions, footers, and the site’s name.
  • The new language information displays even if multilingual settings have not been enabled for the site.
  • When editors change site content that is not in their preferred language, it will modify the label instead of creating a translation.
  • Additional information appears in tool tips next to the content that’s being edited to confirm the language.
Streamlining the SharePoint multilingual user interface when editing team sites.

Find out more: Create multilingual communication sites, pages, and news

Planner cards now appear within the team site activity feed

Now, when a team member assigns a task to you within a plan, beyond the Planner user interface, a card will show up on your site activity feed if you are within two days of the due date. Timely tasks are visible when you need to see them.

When a task in Planner nears its due date, it will appear to your view in the team site activity feed.

Find out more: Use the Site Activity web part

SharePoint 2013 Workflows migration assessment tool

The SharePoint team have developed a new, open-source Microsoft 365 Assessment tool – available to help you identify and evaluate your existing use of SharePoint 2013 workflows within your tenant and generating a Power BI report to help plan your migration of 2013 workflows to a modern workflow orchestration service.

Microsoft 365 Assessment tool.

Find out more:

The LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group site template

In celebration of Pride month in June, the SharePoint team have created a LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group site template.

LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group site template once deployed as a site within your tenant.

Find out more: New cultural site template: Pride Month (June 2022)


Teams

In Teams: Teams chat in Dynamics 365, e-signatures on mobile, e-sign approvals, Docusign e-signature approvals, open/edit PDFs, frictionless re-installs, co-organiser meeting role, disable chat write access, multi-tasking panel for iPad meetings, chat bubbles iOS/Android, CART captioning/ live captions & transcriptions on web, Android usability improvements, VDI updates

Government
Education
Front line workers

Teams chat embedded within Dynamics 365

By embedding Teams chat within Dynamics 365, Teams users can now seamlessly exchange ideas and collaborate directly and in context right in the workflow. You’ll be able to link existing or new chats to your Dynamics 365 records, such as sales opportunities and service cases, for convenient access for all participants.

Microsoft Teams chat embedded within Dynamics 365.

Find out more: Overview of Microsoft Teams integration

E-sign approvals fully embedded within Team Approvals

Users can now seamlessly create, view, review and e-signature approval requests that require a signature right from Teams. This update removes the need for users to log into each e-sign provider website. The login process has also been improved with users no only needing to login every 30 days.

E-signature approvals on mobile – view & take action.

Find out more: Create an e-sign approval in Teams

E-signature approvals on mobile – view & take action

Users can now easily action e-signature approval requests from any mobile device. As a recipient users can view or review them, as a creator they can edit or cancel them.

Find out more: Create an e-sign approval in Teams

DocuSign e-signature approvals in chats & channels

Users can now create DocuSign e-signature requests directly from the compose extension within a chat or a channel maintaining the context for the request. When users review the request, any updates will be shown in the adaptive card in the chat or channel meaning users respond faster as they understand the context of the request.

DocuSign eSignature for Approvals in Microsoft Teams

Find out more: Accelerate Time to Approval with DocuSign eSignature for Approvals in Microsoft Teams

Open and edit PDF files in Teams

You can view and edit Adobe Acrobat PDF files right in Teams, removing the need to open another window which disrupts your workflow. This setting is in private preview and IT administrators can set Adobe as a default setting through the Teams admin center.

Find out more: Edit an Office file in Teams

Frictionless app re-install for users

Users will be able to find the apps they use regularly via app flyouts, and just @mention their favourite bot to start using it seamlessly in a new chat/team. This capability will ensure that regularly used apps show up first and that the user doesn’t have to install them every time.

Find out more: Roadmap ID: 87551

Multitasking panel for meetings on iPad

iPad users will have an updated Teams mobile meeting experience via a multitasking panel. Users will see a collapsible right panel during meetings, which enables richer experiences such as chat alongside the ongoing meeting, faster roster views, and more.

Multitasking panel for meetings on iPad.

Find out more: Use multitasking on your iPad

Meeting Chat Bubbles on iOS and Android

Chat bubbles are now available for iOS and Android users. When chat bubbles are enabled, chat messages appear on the mobile screen where you can preview the two most recent messages. You can temporarily turn them off in the current meeting by tapping on the snooze icon. Otherwise, you can also turn them off permanently by tapping on Don’t show chat bubbles on the More Actions (…) menu.

Meeting Chat Bubbles on iOS and Android.

Find out more: Introducing Chat Bubbles in Microsoft Teams meetings

Co-organizer meeting role

Organizers can share control by assigning the new “co-organizer” role to up to 10 meeting attendees. Co-organizers have most of the same capabilities as the organizer, including management of Meeting Options. Limitations of the co-organizer role include an inability to create and manage breakout rooms, manage meeting recordings, and view or download attendance reports. Organizers can add co-organizers through Meeting Options. Only invitees within the same tenant as the organizer are eligible for the co-organizer role.

Find out more: Add co-organizers to a meeting in Teams

Disable chat write access for anonymous/ unauthenticated users

IT administrators can disable chat write access for non-federated users and unauthenticated users who join Teams meetings through a shared link. This provides an added layer of security, especially in the financial sector where chat messages can be used as part of a data security breach.

Disable the chat write access via PowerShell using syntax [-MeetingChatEnabledType = Enabled, Disabled, or EnabledExceptAnonymous]. You can also do this through the admin portal under Chat in Meetings policy > Turn it on for everyone but anonymous users. This setting can be applied to a subset or all tenant users. Once this is set by an IT administrator, a meeting organizer cannot override this setting through meeting options.

Find out more: Chat in meetings

Integrated CART captioning in meetings on Web

Web users can view captions coming from a CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) provider within the Microsoft Teams meeting window instead of a secondary window. Users can follow along with what is being said without having to choose between the captions and presentation.

Integrated CART captioning in meetings on Web.

Find out more: Use live captions in a Teams meeting

Live Captions and transcriptions for Teams meetings on Web

Real-time captioning and transcription are now available for web users in Teams meetings in 27 spoken languages. To enable, click on the More Actions menu […] and select Turn on live captions and/or Start transcription. Web users can see who is speaking along with what’s being said during and after the meeting, making meetings more inclusive and easier to follow. 

Live Captions and transcriptions for Teams meetings on Web.

Find out more: Use live captions in a Teams meeting

Additional spoken languages available for Live captions and transcriptions for Teams Meetings

Microsoft have added six more spoken languages for live captions and transcriptions, including Czech, Thai, Hebrew, Portuguese, Vietnamese, and Turkish. Speakers of these languages will be more comfortable in a meeting, enabling a more inclusive environment.

Find out more: View live transcription in a Teams meeting

Usability improvements to notifications in meetings for Android

Microsoft have added a notification drawer, which users will see at the top of their screen for in-meeting system messages. Users can preview, collapse, and clear all notifications with just one tap using the Clear All button. This helps reduce distracting clutter on your mobile device while you’re in a meeting.

Usability improvements to notifications in meetings for Android.

Find out more: Download the mobile app for Teams

Support of Transcription for Teams on VDI for Azure Virtual Desktop

Transcription is available on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) for Azure Virtual Desktop users. Live transcription allows you to follow conversations alongside the meeting video or audio in real time, promoting inclusivity for participants who are deaf/hard of hearing or different levels of language proficiency. After a meeting, the transcript file is automatically saved in the chat tab for that meeting.

Give and Take Control for Teams on VDI for VMware and Azure Window Desktop 

Give and Take Control for Microsoft Teams is now available on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) for VMware and Azure Window Desktop. Give and Take Control allows a meeting participant to control the presenter’s shared content during screensharing. A presenter can give control of the shared content to another meeting participant to take actions such as present or modify files. Both the presenter and the meeting participant have control of the sharing. The presenter can take back control at any time.

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A meeting participant can request control while another participant is sharing content. The participant sharing content can approve or deny the request. When the requester has control, they can make selections, edit, and make other modifications to the shared screen.

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Find out more: Share content in a meeting in Teams

Front line workers

Updates app

Updates in Teams is an out-of-the-box app that enables users to create, submit, and review all their updates, check-ins, and reports in the flow of work. These can be recurring processes that happen on a regular basis, like a weekly update, store opening, or facility inspection. They can also be in the moment updates that might be needed at any time, like a shift handoff, maintenance request, or incident report.

Find out more: Updates in Microsoft Teams allows users to create, submit, and review employee updates

Government

These features are currently available to in multi-tenant cloud environments: US Government Community Cloud (GCC), US Government Community Cloud High (GCC-High), and/or United States Department of Defense (DoD):

Suggested Replies on mobile for Government Clouds – Quickly respond to an incoming message by tapping one of the three suggested reply options. Suggested replies in Teams chat uses assistive AI to create short responses based on the context of the previous message.

Sensitivity labels for Teams templates for GCC – Sensitivity labels are supported when creating teams with templates in GCC. Sensitivity labels allow Teams administrators to protect and regulate access to sensitive organizational content created during collaboration within Teams.

Manage meeting options – Organizers can modify the user experience by using the new Meeting Options to customize their meeting safety and security settings. Meeting Options can be accessed in the Teams meeting invitations details in Outlook and Teams Calendar. Available in DOD.

Attendee restriction to remove another attendee from chat – Only meeting organizers can remove an attendee from chat. If a user has an attendee role from the participant roster, they will not be permitted to remove other attendees from the chat window. Available in GCC.

Channel owner(s) can delete meeting chat messages within channel meetings – Currently, Teams channel owner(s) are unable to delete chat messages in the meeting chat window. Now, IT administrators can enable Owners can delete sent messages and assign this Messaging policy to a user or group of users. Once this is completed, channel owner(s) see this option on Member Permissions through Manage Teams > Settings. Available for GCC. Learn more.

Anonymous meeting join across clouds  – Join meetings in other clouds anonymously from your Teams desktop app. Previously, if you wanted to join a meeting hosted in a cloud different from your tenant’s, you were directed to use the Teams web experience. Now, GCC and GCC-High users will be able to join meetings in Commercial, GCC, DOD, and GCC-High clouds from their desktop, enabling an improved meeting experience. Available in GCC and GCC-High. Learn more.

Music Mode – High-fidelity music mode enables Teams users to experience richer sound experiences when sharing non-speech content such as live music, songs through other applications, or medical signals during a virtual appointment with a physician. High-fidelity music mode enables significantly improved audio quality in Teams calls and meetings. Available in DOD. Learn more.

Presenter mode: Controls to move and resize presenter video – There is a new enhancement to the Presenter mode feature. Now, a presenter can choose whether to show up on the left or right side of the content and resize their video feed while automatically adjusting content size accordingly. This can be applied to all modes on Desktop or Window sharing, including standout, side-by-side, and reporter. Available in DOD.

Integrated Communication Access Realtime Translation CART captioning in meetings – You can now view captions coming from a CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) provider within the Teams meeting window instead of a secondary window. Follow along with what is being said without having to choose between the captions and presentation. Meeting organizers and participants can enable CART captions from their meeting options. Available in GCC-High. Learn more.

Usability improvements to notifications in meetings for Android and iOS – A notification drawer, which you will see at the top of your screen for in-meeting system messages, allows users to preview, collapse, and clear all notifications with just one tap using the Clear All button. This helps reduce distracting clutter on your mobile device while you’re in a meeting. Available for GCC.

Improved meeting support in Firefox browser – Firefox browser users now experience the full audio and desktop and window screen sharing support in Teams meetings. Available in GCC.

Large Gallery Teams Meetings on Web – Web users can change the Teams meeting layout to Large Gallery. With Large Gallery, you can see up to 49 participants in a single screen, enhancing your overall virtual meeting experience. Available in DOD.

Together Mode in Teams Meetings on Web – Web users can change the Teams meeting layout to Together mode. In Together mode, participants are digitally placed in a shared background, making it feel like they are sitting in the same room with everyone else, even when participants are remote. Available in DOD.

Give and Take Control for Teams on VDI for VMware and Citrix – Give and Take Control for Microsoft Teams is available on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) for VMware and Citrix. Presenters are able to give control of their shared content to other meeting participants, allowing them to take actions such as presenting or modifying files. The presenter and the meeting participant both have control of the sharing and the presenter can take back control at any time. 

Support of Live Caption for Teams on VDI for VMware – Live captions are now generally available in Teams on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) for VMware. Teams on VDI for VMware can detect what’s being said and who is saying it with real-time captions. See use live captions in a Teams meeting on how to get started. Available in GCC.

Multi-window support for Teams for VDI for Azure Virtual Desktop, Windows 365 and Citrix – Teams multi-window support is available for VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) for Azure Windows DesktopWindows 365, and Citrix. Multi-window capability allows users to pop out chats, meetings, or calls into separate windows to help streamline their workflows.

Dynamic Emergency Calling for work from home on VDI for VMware – Dynamic Emergency Calling is now enabled for Teams on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) for VMWare, allowing users to make emergency calls (E911) while working from home. It also lets users validate (and if necessary, edit) the address that emergency responders receive. Learn more how to configure dynamic emergency calling. Available GCC and GCC-High.

Support of Transcription for Teams on VDI for Azure Virtual Desktop – Transcription is available on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) for Azure Virtual Desktop users. Live transcription allows you to follow conversations alongside the meeting video or audio in real time, promoting inclusivity for participants who are deaf/hard of hearing or have different levels of language proficiency. Available in GCC and GCC-High.

Bots in GCC-High – GCC-High customers will be able to build and deploy bots in their Microsoft Teams environment through Azure bot Service. This release supports custom, line-of-business bots.


Power Apps

In Power Apps: Power Apps for Windows GA, Dataverse Service Client GA, Dataverse experiences GA, Wrap GA, modern commanding GA, canvas components/ component libraries GA, portals update, developer tools refresh, command line updates v1.15.x

Power Apps for Windows General Availability

The Power Apps team have announced the general availability (GA) of our new Power Apps application for Windows. With Power Apps for Windows you can find all your canvas and model-driven apps including your Dynamics 365 apps and use them online or offline just like you can on iOS and Android! You can configure model-driven apps to work automatically offline by creating an offline profile. For canvas apps, you can use the LoadData/SaveData functions to create a seamless offline experience.

With the new Power Apps for Windows, you get device capabilities like camera, microphone, file picker, barcode scanning, geo-location and many others.

Power Apps for Windows.

Find out more: Announcing general availability of Power Apps for Windows

Dataverse Service Client General Availability

The Power Apps team have announced that the Dataverse service client is now Generally Available for developers to use. Dataverse Service client has been in preview for a while, which is why the team can provide developers with a Generally Available version of this SDK. This new Dataverse Service Client SDK has the following capabilities, which enables the community to extend the value of their applications:

  • Cross platform SDK based on .net core.
  • Removed Dynamic Dependencies
  • Works with the Dataverse Web API
  • Targets cloud only Dataverse instances.

Find out more: Dataverse Service Client is now Generally Available

Dataverse experiences on Power Apps General Availability

The Power Platform team announced the general availability of new data focused experiences for Dataverse, including:

  • Updated list of tables: An updated the list of tables to make it simpler to find what you need with extensive support for filtering, sorting, search and have provided some key pivots on this list.
  • Table hub: When you open a table, you’ll see a hub layout giving you an overview of the table with its properties and grouped links for related table components (like forms, views or columns).
  • Table designer: When you need to dive into the full data set, you can edit the table in a full-screen experience that gives you access to all the data in the table.
  • Create an app quickly: Now that you have found or built your table, it is just one-click away to create a new modern app over that table, whether you’re on the table hub or in the full-screen experience.
  • What’s using this table: You can select a command on the table hub to view the list of apps and flows that are using this table.
  • Columns, data types and formats: Focused on columns as they are key to storing meaningful data – the majority of columns created are text, whole number or date/time so these are all readily available in a single-click.
  • Choice columns: Enhanced management of these column types to make it easy to sort, drag/drop reorder, set colors and get access to all the other properties of the choice, including support for extending out-of-the-box Status Reasons.
Table hub in Dataverse.

Find out more: Announcing general availability of our new Dataverse experiences on Power Apps

Wrap for Power Apps General Availability

Wrap for Power Apps – empowering makers to create secure, custom-branded, standalone Android and iOS enterprise mobile apps with Power Apps – has reached general availability (GA). Wrap for Power Apps is the next step, integrating low-code enterprise apps with Power Apps mobile technology to produce secure (Intune managed) enterprise mobile apps with rich native mobile experiences and seamless end-to-end branding suitable for customer-facing frontline worker scenarios.

Wrap for Power Apps is now GA.

Find out more: Announcing general availability of wrap for Power Apps

Modern Commanding General Availability

The Power Apps team have announced modern commanding with Power Fx is now generally available (GA). Modern commanding provides a maker friendly low-code/no-code experience for customizing model-driven app command bars – with the first ever in-product command designer and the ability to use Power Fx (or JavaScript) for expressing business logic.

General availability of Power Apps modern commanding.

Find out more: Announcing the general availability of Power Apps modern commanding

Canvas components/ component libraries general availability

The Power Apps team have announced the general availability (GA) of canvas components and component libraries. Canvas components enable low code/no-code developers to build reusable UX components using default Power Apps controls as core building blocks. These custom components can then be shared across app screens or multiple apps both within and across Power Apps environments.

Makers can now package their apps and component libraries inside a single or multiple solutions and import them into a different environment. If a canvas app is using a component library, it is now tracked as a solution dependency. ALM support ensures that the dependency relationship is maintained in the target environment and any further library versions imported via solutions can deliver the updated components to the app. 

Component library ALM support.

Find out more: Announcing the general availability of canvas components and component libraries

Updates to Power Apps portals

With the announcement of Power Pages, several capabilities within Power Apps portals are now been optimized, or depreciated. Changes include: OAuth 2.0 implicit grant flow, list OData feed, Portal content editor and more.

Find out more: Important upcoming changes and deprecations in Power Apps portals

Power Platform developer tools May refresh

The Power Platform team have announced the release of a new update (Version: 1.16.5+gba7d6a4) for the Power Platform Command line. This refresh comes with capabilities ranging from support for single sign-on to things like showing whether solutions are managed or unmanaged when listing out the solutions.

Single Sign-on (Early Capability).

Find out more: Power platform Developer tools May Refresh

Power Platform Command Line: New Updates (April Refresh) v1.15.x

This month’s refresh of the Power Platform commend line includes updates to solution commands, packaging and administration improvements.

Find out more: Power Platform Command Line: New Updates (April Refresh) v1.15.x


Power Automate

In Power Automate: Power Automate desktop update, change flow owner, make.powerautomate.com, new connectors, ALM improvements

Power Automate desktop update June 2022

The June 2022 update of Power Automate for desktop (version 2.21) has been released with the following updates:

  • More data types are now supported for input and output variables
  • Desktop flows can now be triggered via an external link
  • Java automation in SWT framework applications
  • New screen for editing the selectors of a UI element
More data types are now supported for input and output variables.

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

Change owner of a solution flow

You can now reassign a solution flow to a new owner from the Power Automate portal. This feature enables owners, co-owners, and admins to change the owner of a solution flow to enable business continuity when the original owner is switching teams or leaving the organization.

Change owner of a solution flow.

Find out more: Change the owner of a cloud flow

New URL make.powerautomate.com

The Power Automate team have announced that https://flow.microsoft.com will become https://make.powerautomate.com. You will automatically be redirected to the new Power Automate URL when you try to visit the old URL.

Find out more: Coming soon to makers everywhere: make.powerautomate.com

13 new verified connectors

In May 2022, the Power Automate team launched 13 new verified connectors and 14 updates from different service owners. Let’s take a look at some of the new connectors:

  • Alkymi – Alkymi transforms enterprise workflows by placing machine learning and automation technology into the hands of business users, turning operational data headaches into a source of efficiency.
  • Cascade – Cascade is a cloud-based strategic planning and execution platform for teams to plan, execute, measure, and adapt their strategy all in one place. 
  • Cyberday – Cyberday splits chosen security frameworks (e.g. ISO 27001, NIST CSF, ISO 27701) down to prioritized security tasks and guides you in implementing them directly inside Microsoft Teams.
  • DomainTools Iris Enrich – The DomainTools Iris Enrich API supports high query volumes of domain name attributes including Whois, DNS, SSL certificate, and risk scoring elements to help build out the needed context for appropriate disposition of indicators. 
  • DomainTools Iris Investigate – The Iris Investigate API delivers dozens of domain name attributes on every result including Risk Score, DNS, Whois, SSL, and more. 
  • Exasol – Exasol’s analytics database delivers next-level performance, ease of use and choice of deployment for diverse analytics use cases. 
  • InQuba Journey – inQuba Journey offers a deep understanding into your customer journeys across channels and the ability to guide customer behaviour using real-time and personalised interventions.
  • My Acclaro – My Acclaro is a portal that streamlines translation workflows for your enterprise from order creation through review.
  • Progressus Advanced Projects – Use Progessus Advanced Projects connector to make OData calls to Progresssus Advanced Projects data.
  • Tribal – Tribal Edge modules, such as Tribal Admissions, provide staff and students the tools they need to succeed in the world of education.
  • TuxMailer – TuxMailer is a tool for email validation and marketing services.
  • Uber Freight – Uber Freight is a logistics platform providing 24/7 access to truckload freight with instant quoting + booking, price transparency, and real time visibility.
  • Vineforce – The Vineforce Power Automate Connector helps you build workflows by automating task creation and notifications triggered by actions in your favorite productivity apps.

15 new independent publisher connectors

In May 2022, the Power Automate team launched 15 new independent publisher connectors. Let’s take a look at some of the new connectors:

  • Aviationstack by Troy Taylor – The aviationstack API was built to deliver accurate data about global flights both in real-time as well as for historical flights.
  • BIN Checker by Troy Taylor – Checks and verifies BIN (Bank Identification Number). Available for both credit card and debit cards.
  • CDC Content Services by Troy Taylor – Content syndication allows CDC to offer web content to other sites and applications. Media, topics, and organizations data is available.
  • Lit Ipsum by Troy Taylor – Lit Ipsum is a dummy text generator for web designers and developers. As an alternative to boring old Lorem Ipsum generators, it chooses passages from copyright-free literature courtesy of the Gutenberg Project.
  • NHTSA vPIC by Troy Taylor – The NHTSA Product Information Catalog Vehicle Listing (vPIC) Application Programming Interface (API) provides different ways to gather information on Vehicles and their specifications.
  • OpenAI by Robin Rosengrün – OpenAI is an artificial intelligence research laboratory. The company conducts research in the field of AI with the stated goal of promoting and developing friendly AI in a way that benefits humanity as a whole.
  • ProPublica Campaign Finance by Troy Taylor – The Campaign Finance API includes information about electronic filings, which are submitted to the Federal Election Commission on nearly every day of the year. ProPublica Congress by Troy Taylor – Using the Congress API, you can retrieve legislative data from the House of Representatives, the Senate and the Library of Congress.
  • ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer by Troy Taylor – ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer provides summaries of 3 million tax returns from tax-exempt organizations and see financial details such as their executive compensation and revenue and expenses.
  • Reachability by Troy Taylor – Check reachability of any site/webpage from any country in the world.
  • Sessionize by Nanddeep Nachan – Sessionize is the smart way to manage Call for Papers, Speakers and Agenda for your conference.
  • Storm Glass by Paul Culmsee – The Storm Glass API allows you to fetch weather data for any coordinate on the globe in a simple, programmatic way using conventional HTTP requests.
  • Udemy by Nanddeep Nachan – The Udemy helps one to get the information about Udemy learning courses.
  • WorldTime by Andras Fordos – A simple API to get the current time based on a request with a timezone.
  • XSOAR by Landon Chelf – Provides the ability to submit content to XSOAR integrations when using instance.execute.external to expose integration instances over HTTPS. Tested to work with the Generic Webhook integration.

Find out more: 15 New Independent Publisher Connectors in May 2022

Application lifecycle management (ALM) updates

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is the end-to-end lifecycle management of applications and automations, considerations like governance, development, and maintenance. Based on your feedback, Power Automate has two categories of enhancements that are improving the ALM story:

  1. Solution cloud flow improvements
  2. Core ALM improvements
Making application lifecycle management (ALM) easier in Power Automate.

Find out more: Making application lifecycle management (ALM) easier in Power Automate


Power BI

In Power BI: Preview data in dataset details page, Power BI Desktop Feature Summary, email subscription updates for Premium Gen2, SQL Server Reporting Services 2022, Enhanced refresh Power BI REST API GA

Preview data is now available in the dataset details page

The dataset details page helps you explore, monitor, and leverage datasets. When you click on a dataset in the data hub, a workspace, or other place in Power BI, the details page for that dataset opens. A new feature – preview data, lets you select data from dataset’s tables on the side panel. If you do not see a side panel, click on “Show tables” from the action bar.

Tables preview partially selected.

Find out more: Preview data is now available in the dataset details page

Power BI June 2022 Desktop Feature Summary

In this month’s desktop feature summary is the announcement of the general availability of the new Format Pane, error bars and information protection updates, table navigation improvements, Connect to datamarts, plus lots more!

Find out more: Power BI June 2022 Feature Summary

Updates to full report attachments for email subscriptions in Premium Gen2

There are several updates coming to email subscriptions that use full report attachments, including:

  • Extending full report attachments to 50 pages
  • Full report attachments in the Premium Gen2 metrics app
  • Deprecation of full report attachment in the original version of Power BI Premium

Find out more: Updates to full report attachments for email subscriptions in Premium Gen2

SQL Server Reporting Services 2022 (Public Preview)

This release introduces the public preview of SQL Server 2022 Reporting Services (SSRS).  In this new release of SSRS, Microsoft have done lots of accessibility work to make sure we are empowering people to achieve more. It includes enhanced Windows Narrator support, security enhancements, performance improvements, bug fixes, and reliability updates.

Reminder of features being removed with the next release of SQL Server.

Find out more: SQL Server Reporting Services 2022

Enhanced refresh with the Power BI REST API generally available

Enhanced refresh with the Power BI REST API (formerly asynchronous refresh) from public is now generally available in Power BI Premium, Power BI Premium per User, and Power BI Embedded. As noted in the public preview announcement, this feature not only eliminates the need for synchronous client connections to perform a refresh, but also unlocks enterprise-grade refresh capabilities. 

Find out more: Enhanced refresh with the Power BI REST API is now generally available

BONUS – more updates!

4 New features in Forms for education

The Microsoft Forms team have updated creating, editing and tracking experiences for educators, here are 4 new features:

  1. Quickly create a form/quiz for your daily workflow – With this feature, teachers can quickly select and create templates including feedback surveys from students, daily workflow requests forms and assessment quizzes based on different needs through forms.office.com. 
  2. Convert paper tests into online ones – You can now import and convert paper tests into Microsoft Forms by using our latest “Smart convert” functionality. 
  3. Quiz is fully supported across all devices, including mobile – Whether you are creating a Form or Quiz from scratch, want to edit an existing one, or want to analyze the results, now you can do this fully end-to-end across your various devices.
  4. Keep track and remind non-response people by one click – If you want to share a form or quiz directly to your class or anyone in your organization, you can easily use the invitation channel. 
Convert paper tests into online ones.

Find out more: 4 New features in Forms for education | June 2022

Improvements to the Office.com experience

Microsoft have announced an improved Office.com experience with updates that will allow users to create, share, and collaborate all in one place with their favourite apps. A new sign-in and sign-up page greets you with a modern entry point to get your day started on the web. Additionally, with the new Create experience, you can access new creation templates in a single location.

Improvements to the Office.com experience.

Find out more: From Viva Sales to new Office experiences—here’s what’s new in Microsoft 365


Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 18th July 2022

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

SharePoint
Teams
OneDrive
Microsoft Information Protection

Teams

  • Launched (7)
  • Rolling out (5)
  • In development (16)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Join a meeting by digital code – User can join a meeting by entering a digital code. Roadmap ID:80668
  • Microsoft Teams: E-signature approvals on mobile: view and take action – Users can now see their e-signature approvals on mobile devices and take action on them. As a recipient they can view or review them, as a creator they can edit or cancel them. Roadmap ID:92939
  • 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: 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: 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: Casting from Teams desktop client to Microsoft Teams Rooms – For quick ad-hoc sessions that don’t require setting up a formal meeting, people can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room and display content from the Teams desktop client (Windows and Mac). Users can broadcast their screen and cast content stored locally on their computer or accessible via Office 365. The date for GCC-H can be tracked in roadmap ID 97227. Roadmap ID:88027
  • Microsoft Teams: Task publishing editing – Task publishing enables corporate teams to create and publish tasks to, for example, all frontline locations and other configurable attributes of a distributed workforce. Corporate teams can now edit published tasks without having to recall the entire task list. Roadmap ID:70785

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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: Check out for Microsoft Teams panels – From a Microsoft Teams panel, users can “check out” of a room with the touch of a button, ending the room reservation and returning the room back to the room inventory. Roadmap ID:88047
  • Microsoft Teams: Extend Room reservations for Microsoft Teams panels – From a Microsoft Teams panel, users can extend their existing meeting room reservation. The reservation can only be extended if the room is available during that time.  Roadmap ID:88643
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams Connect shared channels – Teams Connect shared channels makes collaborating with those inside and outside your organization easier. Multiple organizations can work together in a shared space – have conversations, schedule a meeting, share, and co-author files, and collaborate on apps, without ever switching tenants in a secure, governable and compliant environment.   Roadmap ID:94820
  • Microsoft Teams: Export API support for Teams Message Reactions  – Export Teams Reactions (heart, thumbs up, laugh, surprised, angry, sad) on a message using the Export API.  Roadmap ID:94874

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – July 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Brightspace (D2L) LMS integration with Microsoft 365 – Microsoft has now partnered with Brightspace (D2L) LMS to deliver more seamless integrated learning experiences. Microsoft Teams Meeting LTI and Classes LTI apps are now available within Brightspace.  Teams Classes LTI enables Educators to create a Team for their Brightspace course using the roster information of the course. Teams Meeting LTI empowers educators and students to access, schedule and manage Teams Meetings within the Brightspace LMS. More info- aka.ms/LMSintegration Roadmap ID:96665
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Open LMS integration with Microsoft 365 – Microsoft has now partnered with Open LMS to deliver more seamless integrated learning experiences. Microsoft Teams Meeting LTI and Classes LTI apps are now available within Open LMS.  Teams Classes LTI enables Educators to create a Team for their Open LMS course using the roster information of the course. Teams Meeting LTI empowers educators and students to access, schedule, and manage Teams Meetings within the Brightspace LMS. More info- Set up and configure the Moodle plugin for Open LMS | Microsoft Docs. Roadmap ID:96666
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: ISV App Subscriptions instead of 3P app subscriptions – Ability for Teams users to view and manage in single place all third-party app subscriptions they’ve purchased in the Teams app store, without leaving the Teams client. Easily adding more licenses for the purchased subscriptions, cancel, upgrade and downgrade subscriptions and access invoices. Roadmap ID:92484
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: ‘Share to Teams’ from Teams personal Apps or Tabs – ‘Share to Teams’ now allows users to share URLs from personal app or tab to other user or group or channel within Teams. This launches the ‘Share to Teams’ experience in a pop-up/modal window enabling a faster and seamless sharing experience.  Roadmap ID:91117
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: View video recordings and attendance reports inside LMS – Teachers and students will be able to access video recordings and attendance reports inside their LMS itself. Microsoft Teams Meeting LTI app has enabled availability of these artifacts inside LMS. The feature will be available to use in all the LMSs incorporating Teams Meeting LTI app. Roadmap ID:96402
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Mute/ unmute status icon for Teams Rooms on Windows – To ensure users in the room are aware of the mute state of the room, a mute icon is added to the room video on the front of room display. Roadmap ID:95257

Release – August 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: ISV App Subscriptions instead of 3P app subscriptions – Ability for Admins to view and manage in single place all third-party app subscriptions they’ve purchased from Teams Admin Center, easily adding more licenses for the purchased subscriptions, cancel, upgrade and downgrade subscriptions and access invoices.   Roadmap ID:95920
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Usability improvements to in-meeting notifications – Simplifying the in-meeting notification displays where users are informed about what they need to know or do without causing unnecessary distraction.  Roadmap ID:96283
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Pin and hide the room video for Teams Rooms on Windows – Teams Rooms on Windows allows room users to pin or hide room video on the front of room screen. In-room participants can control these options by selecting the room from the roster on the console. This added capability provides greater personalization for room users who feel the room video to be potentially distracting or not needed. Roadmap ID:95258
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Casting from Teams desktop client to Microsoft Teams Rooms – For quick ad-hoc sessions that don’t require setting up a formal meeting, people can use Teams casting to wirelessly connect to a Teams Room and display content from the Teams desktop client (Windows and Mac). Users can broadcast their screen and cast content stored locally on their computer or accessible via Office 365. Roadmap ID:97227
  • 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

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Native Apple Silicon Support – Universal Binary Teams Version – Teams now comes as a Universal Binary Mac so it runs natively on both Intel and Apple Silicon based Mac devices. Roadmap ID:94836
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams and Forms: Ranking Poll – The Ranking question type is being added to the Polls app within Microsoft Teams. Meeting owners can easily create and launch Ranking polls to increase engagement and collect input from their meeting attendees, as well as share the results live.  Roadmap ID:94764
  • Microsoft Teams: Delay delivery of chat messages  – You can send out a chat message in a time that is convenient to you, and the message will arrive to its destination at the time you scheduled. Roadmap ID:88281

Release – October 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Upload files to your approval request via Power Automate portal – Files that are uploaded within the Power Automate portal will now show within the view details window of an Approval request within Teams. Roadmap ID:89106

Release – November 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Graph API for Teams Meetings Transcripts – Graph API to access Teams Meetings transcript once the meeting is over.  Roadmap ID:95788

Two ways to remove search results in SharePoint

Classic SharePoint

Option 1: remove URL’s from search results

To remove results using the search results removal option, you will need to use an account that has administrator privileges to access the SharePoint admin center.

  • Navigate to central admin, under Application Management > press Manage service applications
  • On the Manage Search Applications page, open the Search service application
  • In Search Administration, under Queries and Results > press Search Result Removal
Press Search Result Removal, under Queries and Results to access this option.
  • Enter the full URL(s) of the items you want to remove from the search results. I enter each URL on a separate line
  • Press Remove Now
Enter the full URL of the document or item you want to remove, then press Remove Now.

Option 2: remove results from search crawl

  • Navigate to central admin, under Application Management > press Manage service applications
  • On the Manage Search Applications page, open the Search service application
  • Under Crawling > press Crawl Log
Within the search service application, press Crawl Log under Crawling.
  • On the Crawl Log page, click URL
Press URL to view the crawl log by URL.
  • Now you can either:
    • Filter by Content Source
    • Or filter by URL or host name, specifying whether it is an exact match or not
  • Additionally you can filter by Status (All, Success, Warning, All Errors, Deleted, Top Level Errors or Folder/Site Errors), Message or Start/ End Time
  • Select the the item that you want to remove > press the tiny down arrow that appears next to the URL and press Remove the item from the Index
Select the item you want to remove and press Remove the item from the Index.
  • Press OK to confirm that you want to remove the item from the index
  • Once removed, you will notice a message under the URL of the item you just removed saying “Removed from the search index by Admin. This item will be excluded from future crawls”

NOTE: Occasionally I have found these search and filter options don’t bring back the URL of the item i’m looking for. If it doesn’t bring back the item(s) you are after, try using the find on page options from the browser (CTRL+F) for the keyword in the URL you are looking for and clicking through the search results pages until you find it.

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 11th July 2022

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Teams

  • Launched (5)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (14)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Manage meeting options for DoD – Organizers will now be able to modify the user experience, or customize the safety and security settings for their meetings using the new “Meeting Options” feature. Roadmap ID:72169
  • Microsoft Teams: Collaborative Annotation on presenter shared screen – Presenters are able to start collaborative annotation for all participants or just the presenter to annotate on shared screen content. Roadmap ID:86732
  • 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: Chat with self – Users can send themselves notes, messages, files and images/videos; helping them stay organized. Roadmap ID:88066
  • Microsoft Teams: Moodle Learning Management System integration – In addition to integration with Canvas and Blackboard, Microsoft has now partnered with Moodle Learning Management System to deliver seamless integrated learning experiences. Microsoft Teams Meeting LTI and Classes LTI apps are now available within Moodle. Roadmap ID:95675

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – July 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Education Insights – Student Support Card – New AI-based Student Support spotlight in Education Insights helps educators better support students before they fall behind.  Roadmap ID:93388
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Teams Q&A  – Question & Answer for Teams webinars & meetings. By enabling Q&A to any Teams Webinars or Meetings through Meeting Options, Meeting Organizers will be able to create either moderated or unmoderated Q&A experience.  Roadmap ID:97020
  • Microsoft Teams: 2×2 video in Gallery view for web meetings in Safari for GCC High and DoD – Gallery view now can show up to 4 participant videos during a meeting in Safari browser. Roadmap ID:86906

Release – August 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Pre-assign Channel members to Breakout Rooms – Ability for organizer to pre-assign participants to a breakout room within Channel meetings for channel members not explicitly invited to the meeting. Currently, pre-assignment can only be completed for participants invited to the meeting. Roadmap ID:96350
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Automatically end stale Teams meetings – If a user is the sole participant in a meeting that has been identified as stale, the user will see a dialog prompting to end the call or dismiss the notification. If no action is taken, the meeting will automatically end.  Roadmap ID:96710
  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: External access chat invitation flow for managed organizations – When receiving a new one-on-one chat from an external user, Teams users will now see an invitation to accept or block the external user. This also provides the ability to block external users at any point, which revokes access to presence and incoming messages.  Roadmap ID:94646
  • Microsoft Teams: App Based Link Unfurling supported in ‘Share to Microsoft Teams’ – ‘App Based Link Unfurling’ will work exactly in ‘Share to Teams’ as it works today in normal Teams messaging.   Roadmap ID:91118
  • 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: Choose preferred download location for files – Teams will now enable users to select the default download location where they would like to have their files downloaded. This is applicable only on the desktop client. Teams on the web will continue to honor the setting in the browser.  Roadmap ID:94719

Release – September 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Assign seats in Together Mode – Allow meeting organizers to assign seats to participants in Together Mode. Roadmap ID:83648
  • 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 – October 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Sensitivity labels for Teams templates – Sensitivity labels will be supported when creating teams with templates. Roadmap ID:94036

Release – November 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: Graph API for Teams Meetings Transcripts – Graph API to access Teams Meetings transcript once the meeting is over.  Roadmap ID:95788

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 27th June 2022

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

Teams

  • Launched (5)
  • Rolling out (11)
  • In development (9)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Teams: Multi-Window support for Teams for VDI for Citrix – 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:84192
  • 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: 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: 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 in US and Canada. This will be extended to more customers in the future. Roadmap ID:91090
  • Microsoft Teams: Mirror my video – Mirror my video feature provides the user the option to un-mirror their video and thereby have the same view as the other users(s) in the meeting. By un-mirroring their video, the user will see the text correctly. No more flipped text in backgrounds or while holding a small whiteboard while teaching primary school kids. This feature is helpful in gallery, large gallery, ppt-content only sharing, and ppt-live scenarios. Roadmap ID:89015

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Teams: Manage meeting options for DoD – Organizers will now be able to modify the user experience, or customize the safety and security settings for their meetings using the new “Meeting Options” feature. Roadmap ID:72169
  • Microsoft Teams: Co-organizer Meeting Role – Organizers will now be able to share control by assigning the new “Co-organizer” role to people they invite. Co-organizers will have almost all of the capabilities of the organizer, including management of Meeting Options. Roadmap ID:81391
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Captions in all available languages on Teams Meetings on Web – Live Captions in all available languages are now available for web users of Teams Meetings. Roadmap ID:84001
  • Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript in all available languages in Teams Meetings on Web – Live Transcript is now available in all available languages for web users of Teams Meetings. Roadmap ID:84003
  • Microsoft Teams: Integrated CART captioning in meetings on Web – Users will now be able to view captions coming from a CART provider (real-time captioning) within the Microsoft Teams meeting on Chrome and Edge. Meeting organizers and participants will be able to ask their captioning providers to stream captions to Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID:84906
  • Microsoft Teams: E-sign approvals fully embedded within Team Approvals for a streamlined experience – Users can now seamlessly create and review e-signature approval requests directly in Teams removing the need to access the e-sign provider website. Roadmap ID:92941
  • Microsoft Teams: Modern meeting experience on the web – The modern meeting and calling experience will be available for Teams on the web in Chrome and Edge browsers – including improved pre-join, dynamic view, and the updated control bar.  Roadmap ID:92928
  • 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: E-signature approvals creation on mobile – Users will now be able to create e-signature approvals on any mobile device. Roadmap ID:92940
  • Microsoft Teams: Moodle Learning Management System integration – In addition to integration with Canvas and Blackboard, Microsoft has now partnered with Moodle Learning Management System to deliver seamless integrated learning experiences. Microsoft Teams Meeting LTI and Classes LTI apps are now available within Moodle. Roadmap ID:95675
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – June 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: App Based Link Unfurling supported in ‘Share to Microsoft Teams’ – ‘App Based Link Unfurling’ will work exactly in ‘Share to Teams’ as it works today in normal Teams messaging.   Roadmap ID:91118

Release – July 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Delete Call History – This feature will allow call history users to hide call history records from their call history view.  Roadmap ID:94200
  • 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: 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: Home page customization for Teams admin center – IT admins can drag and drop widgets to customize their Home page in Teams admin center.  Roadmap ID:85703

Release – August 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Teams: View Together Mode for everyone for GCC-High and DOD – Meeting organizer and presenters will be able to start Together Mode in the meeting for all the participants. Roadmap ID:94390
  • 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: Enhancement to app usage report – support for Line of Business apps – An updated version of Teams app usage report with support for Live of business apps in alignment with Teams app usage in M365 admin center. This will help admins track all app usage metrics over time. Roadmap ID:70677

Release – September 2022

  • Microsoft Teams: Cameo in PowerPoint Live  – Cameo is a new PowerPoint experience that seamlessly integrates your Teams camera feed into your presentation, letting you customize how and where you want to appear on your slides and offering layout recommendations for optimal viewing. Roadmap ID:87725