Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 21 September 2020

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

Please make sure to subscribe to get early access to new posts straight to your inbox!

From the message center…

MessageMore detailAct byMessage ID
(Updated) Outlook for Windows Introduces Roaming SignaturesRolling this out to Microsoft 365 Monthly Channel, Targeted, in late September (previously July), signatures will be stored in the user mailbox and will be available on any devices running Outlook for Windows.

Expected to roll this out to the Monthly Channel, Production, in late October (previously August).
N/AMC215017
Configuration change for feedback in OneDrive For BusinessOn October 19, 2020, we are changing the way users contact support directly in the OneDrive Sync application and leave Feedback for our engineering team.October 19, 2020MC222217
Updates to the Ideas Feature in ExcelMicrosoft are going to begin rollout of a naming update to highlight that the focus of this connected experience is to make Data Analysis simpler, faster and more intuitive.Beginning October 2020MC221738

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

SharePoint

  • Launched (0)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (1)

🍾 LAUNCHED

N/A

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – October 2020

  • 👀 SharePoint: Organization Chart Webpart – This webpart allows page authors to generate an organization chart based off of an individual. The page author will have the option to determine how many levels up this org chart goes. Roadmap ID: 67131

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 14 September 2020

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

Please make sure to subscribe to get early access to new posts straight to your inbox!

MessageMore detailAct byMessage ID
(Updated) Microsoft Teams has a new Information pane and pinned postsAs of September 11, 2020, the information pane (64173) has now rolled out.

Pinned posts
– Rollout for standard release tenants will begin at the end of September and complete by the end of October.

– Rollout for government tenants should begin at the end of October and be complete by the end of November.
n/aMC215186
Power Platform/ Dynamics 365 deployment schedule available for 2020 Release Wave 2tarting on October 1, 2020, we will enable the 2020 Release Wave 2 across our global customer base. Your production environments will receive the mandatory update during one of the scheduled maintenance windows, based on your region.n/aMC221913

SharePoint

  • Launched (4)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (1)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Lists: visual updates for Quick Edit – In Quick Edit, you’ll see new grid lines, an improved on-hover experience, themed color bars on the side of list items, a “Create New Item” button and updated column header drop-downs. Roadmap ID: 64871
  • SharePoint lists and libraries: updated Quick Edit row selection – When in Quick Edit, people will see an updated way for selecting single or multiple items in a list or files in a library. Roadmap ID: 64868
  • SharePoint lists & libraries: new rich-text editor (RTE) for text fields – A newer, richer experience when a person creates a multi-line text field for a SharePoint list or library. They now will have the option to enable the rich-text editor (RTE). Roadmap ID: 63176
  • SharePoint lists and libraries: Rename title column – Users will be able to rename the title field column and see the name change appear consistently in grid view, when in Quick Edit and on the associated view and edit forms. Roadmap ID: 65146

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint lists and libraries: Fixed row height in Quick Edit – When in Quick Edit, you will see a new layout option “Fixed Height” within the view drop-down menu. Roadmap ID: 64867

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – September 2020

  • Microsoft Lists: updated Yes/No column experiences – powered by SharePoint – List items with a Yes/No column, in and out of Quick Edit mode, will appear using the new experience design format – making it easier to create and more accessible to consume. Roadmap ID: 67119

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 7 September 2020

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup

I warned you September was going to be crazy for the roadmap roundup! Quite possibly the most updates we’ve had in any given week.

I’ve noticed that many of the roadmap items were first recorded back in May 2020 and haven’t changed much other than the modified date, but I’ve included them in any case.

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SharePoint

  • Launched (7)
  • Rolling out (12)
  • In development (10)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Download SharePoint site usage data in Excel – SharePoint site owners and members will be able to download their site’s 90-day usage data in an excel report, directly from the Site Usage page. Roadmap ID: 66395
  • Cumulative analytics for Hubs in SharePoint – Hub owners can now analyze aggregate usage analytics for their SharePoint hub sites, including all associated sites. Roadmap ID: 57160
  • SharePoint: PowerApps integration with SharePoint libraries – You can now use PowerApps to build custom forms for document libraries, extending metadata-enriched experiences throughout SharePoint and Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID: 57303
  • SharePoint and Microsoft Teams: new Files experience – With the new Files experience, you will be able to add and manage custom columns, sort and filter files with custom views, trigger workflows, and sync files to your PC or Mac. Roadmap ID: 30548
  • Use Flow to approve hub-site joins – Require an approval from a hub administrator before allowing other sites to be connected. Roadmap ID: 30552

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • 👀 Microsoft Lists: Lists app in Microsoft Teams – Team members will be able to both create new lists and add existing ones as tabs in Teams’ channels. Roadmap ID: 64162
  • Global reader role in SharePoint admin – SharePoint admin center now supports the Azure Active Directory built-in “Global Reader” role. Roadmap ID: 59984
  • People cards for SharePoint list and library web parts – Now, when you see a person’s name or face within a SharePoint List or Library web part, you can hover over it and reveal their people card. Roadmap ID: 57814
  • Information barriers (private preview) – Now in private preview, Information barriers are policies that can be configured to prevent individuals or groups from communicating with each other. Roadmap ID: 57313
  • SharePoint admin: Improved edit panel to manage site settings – Microsoft releasing a new panel experience which will make it easier to view and manage more site properties, like how you would edit from within the site itself. Roadmap ID: 57314
  • Increased site collection limit – You can now have up to 2,000,000 site collections per tenant, up form 500,000. Roadmap ID: 57316
  • Conditional formatting rule builder with new rich-text capabilities in lists – You will have the ability to use If/Then logic to format rows and columns based on attributes like numerical, date, etc. Roadmap ID: 57305
  • Updating classic SharePoint team site home pages to the modern template – Classic SharePoint team site home pages that have not been customized will be automatically updated to a modern home page template. Roadmap ID: 60405
  • Easy page and news publishing experience from sitepages library – Adding the ability to easily publish and republish a page or news post from the sitepages library in a site via the command bar or the file card experience. Roadmap ID: 61191
  • SharePoint Migration Tool supports SharePoint Server 2016 migrations (Public Preview) – Migration support from the SPMT now covers SharePoint server 2010, 2013 and 2016. Roadmap ID: 63258
  • SharePoint: Stock Images – Free to use stock images will be available in the SharePoint image file picker. Roadmap ID: 59834
  • Query alterations using SPFx for custom results page – Allows for query alterations in Microsoft Search for custom results pages with the SharePoint Framework. Roadmap ID: 57135

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – September 2020

  • Microsoft Lists: forms customization – Adjust what information shows on the out-of-box forms and include custom header and footer imagery and information. Roadmap ID: 64165
  • Microsoft Lists: calendar view – Visualize any list with items that use date column information in a calendar view. Roadmap ID: 64167
  • Microsoft Lists: rules – Create simple if/then rules based on changes to list information to set reminders and send notifications. Roadmap ID: 64163
  • Microsoft Lists and SharePoint document libraries: Gallery view – Configure your lists and library items using a dynamic Gallery view – choosing how your documents and list items appear. Roadmap ID: 57304
  • Microsoft Lists: comments – Add a comment on a list or list items, including @mention capabilities to draw a person’s attention. Roadmap ID: 64169
  • Microsoft Lists: Updated Person column experience: built on SharePoint – Items within a Person column, in and out of Quick Edit mode, will appear using the new “pill” design format when a person’s photo is displayed. Roadmap ID: 67095
  • Microsoft Lists: Updated Choice column experience: built on SharePoint – Items within a Choice column, in and out of Quick Edit mode for both lists and libraries, will support single, multi-choice, and manual fill as you add items. Roadmap ID: 67097
  • Set Default Page Templates – This feature will allow site owners to set a page template as the default when a user creates a new page or news post on the site. Roadmap ID: 64529
  • Configure header, footer and body of a form for lists/ libraries – This feature allows users in SharePoint lists and libraries to add a custom header and a footer to the associated form. Roadmap ID: 63519
  • SharePoint lists and libraries: Improved Image columns – Upload a new image – including mobile camera support. You can add a new Image column to lists and libraries. Roadmap ID: 64872

Release – October 2020

  • SharePoint: Share a page to Yammer – The ability to share a modern SharePoint Online (SPO) page to a Yammer community will be available in the page actions bar. Roadmap ID: 66183

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 31 August 2020

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

Please make sure to subscribe to get early access to new posts straight to your inbox!

From the Microsoft 365 message center…

Here’s a look at some of the planned change notification messages that were sent out in the past 7 days.

MessageMore detailAct byMessage ID
Using Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) with Yammer Groups APIStarting December 1 2020, Yammer Groups API endpoints will only support the usage of Azure Active Directory (AAD) tokens. Yammer Groups API endpoints will no longer support the usage of Yammer OAuth tokens.1 December, 2020MC221062
Seamlessly share personal lists in To DoIn MC215678 (June 2020), we announced that Microsoft To Do would support list sharing between personal Microsoft accounts and work or school accounts. We paused the rollout to incorporate your feedback. We are pleased to announce we are moving forward with this feature.25 September, 2020MC220931
Reminder: Office 365 ATP External email forwarding controls and policy changeAs originally announced in MC218984 (July ’20) automated external email forwarding is a tactic attackers use to exfiltrate data out of an organization. To  counter that, we are updating our outbound anti-spam policies.28 August, 2020MC220853

SharePoint

  • Launched (0)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (2)

🍾 LAUNCHED

N/A

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – December 2020

  • SharePoint spaces: Touch device support – SharePoint spaces will enable users to interact with a space using touch interactions in addition to the mouse and keyboard based interactions currently supported. Roadmap ID: 67107
  • SharePoint: Portal Launch wizard in SharePoint PowerShell – The Portal Launch wizard available via SharePoint PowerShell is designed to configure the deployment waves when launching a new site. Roadmap ID: 66162

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 24 August 2020

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

Please make sure to subscribe to get early access to new posts straight to your inbox!

From the Microsoft 365 message center…

Here’s a look at some of the planned change notification messages that were sent out in the past 7 days.

MessageMore detailAct byMessage ID
General Availability Announcement – Power Apps and Power Automate Data Loss Prevention FeaturesStarting August 21st 2020, Power Platform will support Data Loss Prevention (DLP) policy capabilities for Power Apps and Power Automate.August 21, 2020MC220745
Teams message translation will be enabled by defaultIf you have not previously customized the messaging policy for your tenant or assigned your users a custom messaging policy, message translation will be enabled by default.Now generally availableMC218683
Teams personal account banner notificationsUsers will see a banner in their activity feed saying that they can add a personal account to the Teams app on their mobile device.

Users will not be able to see their personal accounts on desktop or web versions of Teams at this time.
December 30, 2020
(currently rolling out worldwide)
MC216971
Retiring Teams mobile support for devices running on Android 4.4We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on Android 4.4.

The exiting Teams build 1.0.0.2020050801 will continue to work on Android 4.4 for the next 2 months but there won’t be any app updates going forward 
August 1, 2020MC217681
Announcements for Microsoft Edge Legacy and for using Microsoft 365 apps and services on Internet Explorer 11Microsoft 365 services and applications will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11); Microsoft 365 apps and services will be unable to connect, or have a degraded feature experience, when accessed on IE 11.

Additionally, the Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application will experience end of support; after support ends, it will not receive new security updates. 
Microsoft Teams (web app)
Beginning November 30, 2020.

Microsoft 365 applications and services (excluding Microsoft Teams)
Beginning August 17, 2021.

Microsoft Edge Legacy desktop application
March 9, 2021.
MC220490

SharePoint

  • Launched (4)
  • Rolling out (2)
  • In development (24)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Lists: sharing – Share entire lists, or list items with individuals or groups with view or edit permissions and the ability to manage access. Roadmap ID: 64164
  • Fluent design coherence updates for SharePoint – The fluent design system will be applied to modern SharePoint which will result in some visual changes. Roadmap ID: 63777
  • Default site theme color is changing from blue to teal – SharePoint’s new teal theme will automatically update new and existing communication sites and team sites. Roadmap ID: 60592
  • Lists/ library web parts consume dynamic data – You will be able to configure list web parts to send its property values to the List Properties web part. Roadmap ID: 57307

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Cumulative analytics for Hubs in SharePoint – Hub owners can now analyze aggregate usage analytics for their SharePoint hub sites, including all associated sites. Roadmap ID: 57160
  • SharePoint: Caching SharePoint Online Videos on Azure Content Delivery Network to improve video playback and reliability – Videos will be streamed from the CDN closest to the user to optimize the user experience. Roadmap ID: 66065

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – August 2020

  • Microsoft Lists: Updated Person column experience: built on SharePoint – Items within a Person column, in and out of Quick Edit mode, will appear using the new “pill” design format when a person’s photo is displayed. Roadmap ID: 67095
  • Microsoft Lists: Updated Choice column experience: built on SharePoint – Items within a Choice column, in and out of Quick Edit mode for both lists and libraries, will support single, multi-choice, and manual fill as you add items. Roadmap ID: 67097

Release – September 2020

  • 👀 Information Governance: New retention engine for SPO – New retention engine for SharePoint Online, which addresses the challenges with large tenants or tenant that must process large volume of data. Will also enhance reliability and SLAs for retention. Roadmap ID: 63061
  • Updates to site header options – You will be able to choose to show/ hide the site title and a choice between a square site logo thumbnail or a non-square site logoRoadmap ID: 63776
  • Microsoft Lists: sticky first column – As you scroll left and right, the first column of your list remains in place; similar to the sticky header that is already a part of Lists. Roadmap ID: 64168
  • Microsoft Lists: new ‘Integrate’ drop-down menu – Introduction of a new top-level menu item: ‘Integrate.’ To start, existing command buttons for Power Apps and Power Automate will move into Integrate – as they are integrated technologies and experiences. Roadmap ID: 64869
  • Microsoft Lists: visual updates for Quick Edit – In Quick Edit, you’ll see new grid lines, an improved on-hover experience, themed color bars on the side of list items, a “Create New Item” button and updated column header drop-downs. Roadmap ID: 64871
  • SharePoint lists and libraries: Sticky column in Quick Edit – As users scroll horizontally across a list in Quick Edit mode, the far-left column remains in place – improving context while viewing and editing. Roadmap ID: 64866
  • SharePoint: Auto-News Digest – SharePoint Auto-News Digest sends automated email to employees in you company about the latest News posts that they have not yet read. Roadmap ID: 64685
  • Search scoping controls with Microsoft Search – Support in Microsoft Search in SharePoint for search scoping controls in modern document libraries, lists for site, hub or organization wide. Roadmap ID: 57098
  • SharePoint and Teams: updated Add a Team to a site wizard – Choose the SharePoint content that you want to add as tabs in Teams when you first connect them via the “Add a Team” flow from your site. Roadmap ID: 46990
  • New SharePoint admin center home page – Updates to the SharePoint admin center to align it to the Microsoft admin center, including more tiles and graphs. Roadmap ID: 57318
  • Improved page/ news publishing experience – A new pre-publish panel that gives authors an overview of key information about their pages or news posts. Roadmap ID: 63257
  • SharePoint Online search query volume limits when using app-only authentication – When this change is implemented, queries using the Site.Read.All permissions level or greater will be throttled at 25 QPS. The search query will return with a 429 response and you can simply retry the query. Roadmap ID: 64963
  • SharePoint lists and libraries: Rename title column – Users will be able to rename the title field column and see the name change appear consistently in grid view, when in Quick Edit and on the associated view and edit forms. Roadmap ID: 65146
  • New ways to add SharePoint images – Page authors can now copy and paste images on the canvas to automatically create a new image webpart. Roadmap ID: 65599
  • SharePoint: Portal Launch wizard in SharePoint PowerShell – The Portal Launch wizard available via SharePoint PowerShell is designed to configure the deployment waves when launching a new site. Roadmap ID: 66162
  • Advanced eDiscovery: Supporting modern attachments from SharePoint Online – Collect, review, analyze, and export linked content from SharePoint Online in the new user experience. Roadmap ID: 66185
  • SharePoint: Site Performance Page for Site Owners and Editors – The Site Performance Page will display results from the Page Diagnostics for SharePoint tool and the information will be available within SharePoint from site settings. Roadmap ID: 66196
  • Centralized management for hub permissions – Hub permissions enable you to centralize the management of visitor access to associated sites. Roadmap ID: 65641

Release – Decemeber 2020

  • Custom verticals and refiners in Microsoft Search – Add custom refiners, create new verticals for SharePoint and OneDrive, and create modern result types with modern display templates with adaptive cards for OneDrive and SharePoint content. Roadmap ID: 57054
  • Microsoft Lists: mobile app (iOS) built on SharePoint – You’ll be able to create new lists, edit list items and easily share with other people. The Lists app will first come to iOS and Android shortly after. Roadmap ID: 64161
  • Microsoft Search in classic SharePoint sites – Microsoft Search in classic SharePoint sites brings the Microsoft Search experience to classic SharePoint sites and moves the search box to the application header in Office 365. Roadmap ID: 57131
  • SharePoint: Share a page to Yammer – The ability to share a modern SharePoint Online (SPO) page to a Yammer community will be available in the page actions bar. Roadmap ID: 66183

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 17 August 2020

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

Please make sure to subscribe to get early access to new posts straight to your inbox!

From the Microsoft 365 message center…

Here’s a look at some of the planned change notification messages that were sent out in the past 7 days.

MessageMore detailAct byMessage ID
Yammer Account Activity Page retirementYammer will be retiring the “Account Activity” page in the Yammer Admin Center for Administrators beginning September 11, 2020. Instead we recommend using the Yammer OAuth Token.September 11, 2020MC220404
Microsoft 365 app launcher redirection from Dynamics 365 legacy web clientWhen selecting the Microsoft 365 app launcher icon from the Dynamics 365 legacy web client, the list of apps will not appear in a drop-down pane. Instead, users will be redirected to Office.com in a new browser tab.August 28, 2020MC220376
(Updated) Microsoft Teams new calling and meeting experienceUpdated August 13, 2020: To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services.September 2020MC212453
Retirement of Sway audit supportEffective immediately, we have retired support for organizations to audit Sway activities via the Microsoft 365 admin center. We apologize for the delayed notice and are working to ensure we provide timely guidance in the future.Effective immediatelyMC220283
SharePoint admin center – retiring four classic pagesThe following pages in the classic SharePoint admin center have been replaced by pages in the new SharePoint admin center and will be removed/retired: “Site Collections”, “Sharing”, “Access control”, and “Geo locations”.N/AMC220223

SharePoint

  • Launched (5)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (7)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Bulk edit list items and file properties in the form – You can now select multiple items and edit their list items or documents properties all at once in the default form. Roadmap ID:64228
  • Open a list or library item within the view form from Quick Edit – Users will see their list and document library view forms inside of the Quick Edit experience. Roadmap ID: 64230
  • Create a new list item via a form in Quick Edit – Users will see the “New” button on their command bar in lists when they are in Quick Edit to create new items via the default form. Roadmap ID: 64232
  • Create all column types directly within Quick Edit – Replacing the legacy column creation in Quick Edit, this feature will allow you to create all column types directly from Quick Edit. Roadmap ID: 64171
  • SharePoint lists: New hyperlink field editor in Quick Edit – Microsoft are replacing the legacy hyperlink editor when people use SharePoint lists in Quick Edit mode. Roadmap ID: 63275

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint lists & libraries: new rich-text editor (RTE) for text fields – A newer, richer experience when a person creates a multi-line text field for a SharePoint list or library. They now will have the option to enable the rich-text editor (RTE). Roadmap ID: 63176

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – August 2020

  • Set Default Page Templates – This feature will allow site owners to set a page template as the default when a user creates a new page or news post on the site. Roadmap ID: 64529
  • Microsoft Lists: sharing – Share entire lists, or list items with individuals or groups with view or edit permissions and the ability to manage access. Roadmap ID: 64164
  • Configure header, footer and body of a form for lists/ libraries – This feature allows users in SharePoint lists and libraries to add a custom header and a footer to the associated form. Roadmap ID: 63519
  • Microsoft Lists and SharePoint document libraries: Gallery view – Configure your lists and library items using a dynamic Gallery view – choosing how your documents and list items appear. Roadmap ID: 57304

Release – September 2020

  • Microsoft Lists: Lists app in Microsoft Teams – Team members will be able to both create new lists and add existing ones as tabs in Teams’ channels. Roadmap ID: 64162

Release – later in 2020

  • Advanced eDiscovery: Supporting modern attachments from SharePoint Online – Collect, review, analyze, and export linked content from SharePoint Online in the new user experience. Roadmap ID: 66185

Release – Decemeber 2020

  • Expanded support to search and export items in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Recycle Bin in Core eDiscovery & Advanced eDiscovery – The eDiscovery and SharePoint Online teams are making architectural changes that will make the Recycle Bin (both first-stage and second-stage Recycle Bins) in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business searchable and exportable by eDiscovery Managers. That means organizations can search and export items in the Recycle Bin regardless of whether a site is on hold or not. Roadmap ID: 67092

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 10 August 2020

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

Please make sure to subscribe to get early access to new posts straight to your inbox!

From the Microsoft 365 message center…

Here’s a look at some of the planned change notification messages that were sent out in the past 7 days.

MessageMore detailAct byMessage ID
Update: Awareness of Microsoft 365 temporary feature adjustmentsThe video search experience in Stream will temporarily exclude results from transcripts and search will not work for individual videos on the player page for the Singapore data center. Similar previously announced changes in other datacenters have been reverted.N/AMC207439
Pin based verification process for support callersWe’re adding a PIN-based verification step to our existing phone-based verification process, to better protect your organization. If you contact us from a number not registered with your organization profile, the Microsoft support representative will send a verification code to your registered email or phone in your Admin Center profile. August 20, 2020MC219951
Skype for Business Online is retiring in 12 monthsAs Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Microsoft 365, this is a reminder the Skype for Business Online service will retire July 31, 2021.At that point, access to the service will end.July 31, 2021MC219641
Retiring the Discover view from OneDrive web
We will be retiring the Discover view from the OneDrive Website beginning August 2020. Instead we recommend finding files across your organization by using Search, which is where we will continue to invest in further improvements over time.September 30, 2020MC219746

SharePoint

🍾 LAUNCHED

N/A

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Download SharePoint site usage data in Excel – SharePoint site owners and members will be able to download their site’s 90-day usage data in an excel report, directly from the Site Usage page. Roadmap ID: 66395

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – later in 2020

  • Information Governance: New retention engine for SPO – New retention engine for SharePoint Online, which addresses the challenges with large tenants or tenant that must process large volume of data. Will also enhance reliability and SLAs for retention. Roadmap ID: 63061
  • Microsoft Lists: sticky first column – As you scroll left and right, the first column of your list remains in place; similar to the sticky header that is already a part of Lists. Roadmap ID: 64168
  • Microsoft Lists: new ‘Integrate’ drop-down menu – Introduction of a new top-level menu item: ‘Integrate.’ To start, existing command buttons for Power Apps and Power Automate will move into Integrate – as they are integrated technologies and experiences. Roadmap ID: 64869
  • SharePoint lists and libraries: Sticky column in Quick Edit – As users scroll horizontally across a list in Quick Edit mode, the far-left column remains in place – improving context while viewing and editing.. Roadmap ID: 64866
  • SharePoint: Auto-News Digest – SharePoint Auto-News Digest sends automated email to employees in you company about the latest News posts that they have not yet read. Roadmap ID: 64685
  • Improved page/ news publishing experience – A new pre-publish panel that gives authors an overview of key information about their pages or news posts. Roadmap ID: 63257
  • Lists/ library web parts consume dynamic data – You will be able to configure list web parts to send its property values to the List Properties web part. Roadmap ID: 57307
  • New ways to add SharePoint images – Page authors can now copy and paste images on the canvas to automatically create a new image webpart. Roadmap ID: 65599

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 3 August 2020

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

Please make sure to subscribe to get early access to new posts straight to your inbox!

From the Microsoft 365 message center…

Here’s a look at some of the planned change notification messages that were sent out in the past 7 days.

MessageMore detailAct byMessage ID
New Feature: Take control of self-service purchasesNow available, admins are able to manage self-service purchases, made by users in their tenant, within Admin center under Billing > Your products.Now availableMC215245
Retirement of notifications functionality in all Office 365 web apps except OutlookMicrosoft are retiring the Notifications feature from the Office 365 web applications. This includes email, calendar and system alert notifications that appear with the bell icon in the header of these apps.August 24, 2020MC219002
Microsoft Teams Call MergeCall Merge gives end users the capability to merge their active unheld 1:1 call into another 1:1 call or another group call.Rolling out mid-August 2020MC219084
Configuration Change: Teams admin centerOnce the change rolls out, administrators with conditional access policies applied that restrict their access to Microsoft 365 services may no longer be able to use Teams admin center when this change is implemented.September 1, 2020MC219095
New Feature: License request workflowOnce this feature is available you will have a choice between using this new request feature or providing a message to users who are blocked from self-service purchasing.Starting September 2020MC219225
Updating Microsoft Edge Legacy to the new Microsoft Edge browser for WindowsThis update provides your organization with our latest Microsoft-recommended browser security features. The new Microsoft Edge is a modern browser with more frequent updates—-targeted at every 6 weeks-—to provide the latest protections for your users and data.July 30, 2020 (Education

August 31, 2020 (Business)
MC217662

SharePoint

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • SharePoint: Enable modern communication site experience on classic sites – Using PowerShell, admins can now enable the modern communication site experience on any classic team site, including the root site. Roadmap ID: 46338

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Acronym answers now available with Microsoft Search in SharePoint – Acronym answers allow Microsoft Search Administrators and Editors to create definitions for commonly used acronyms in the organization. Roadmap ID: 64865
  • Quick Edit page size expanding from 30 items to 101 – People will now see up to 100 items per page on their document library or list when using Quick Edit. Roadmap ID: 64231
  • Microsoft Lists: ready- made templates – Create a new list from ready-made templates that accelerate list creation, structure, forms and flows. There will be 8 templates at initial launch. Roadmap ID: 64166
  • Microsoft Lists: home page – The Microsoft Lists home page is your home for all your lists across Microsoft 365. Roadmap ID: 64160

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – later in 2020

  • Custom verticals and refiners in Microsoft Search – Add custom refiners, create new verticals for SharePoint and OneDrive, and create modern result types with modern display templates with adaptive cards for OneDrive and SharePoint content. Roadmap ID: 57054
  • SharePoint lists: Card view design formatting – Configure dynamic card views of your documents and data to adjust the view for what looks best. Roadmap ID: 57304

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 27 July 2020

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup

Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

Please make sure to subscribe to get early access to new posts straight to your inbox!

From the Microsoft 365 message center…

Here’s a look at some of the planned change notification messages that were sent out in the past 7 days.

MessageMore detailAct byMessage ID
Transition to Power Platform Admin CenterAfter reviewing customer feedback about our plans to retire the Power Apps and Power Automate admin center (MC217599) on June 30, 2020, and transition users to the unified Power Platform admin center, we have decided to postpone the redirection until July 31, 2020.31 July, 2020MC219149
Reminder of changes coming to Office support on October 13, 2020Office 2016 for Mac and Office 2010 will reach their end of support on October 13, 2020. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes, or security updates for Office 2016 for Mac and Office 2010.

Also as previously announced, after October 13, 2020, customers will need to be running Microsoft 365 Apps, Office 2019 or Office 2016 to connect to Office 365 services.
13 October, 2020MC219159
Configuration Change: Teams admin center
Currently, Teams admin center does not operate consistently when conditional access policies are configured in the tenant. This is due to a special exception in place for Teams admin center that inhibits the proper operation of conditional access policies.  Starting September 01, 2020, we’re making a change intended to allow conditional access policies to be honored with Teams admin center.1 September, 2020MC219095
Retirement of notifications functionality in all Office 365 web apps except OutlookWe will be retiring the Notifications feature from the Office 365 web applications. This includes email, calendar and system alert notifications that appear with the bell icon in the header of these apps. August 24, 2020MC219002
Office 365 ATP: External email forwarding controls and policy changeAutomated external email forwarding is a tactic attackers use to exfiltrate data out of an organization. To counter that, we are updating our anti-spam policies.August 28, 2020MC218984

Microsoft 365 Records Management – Updated behavior for records
We’re updating the behavior of items marked as a record across Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive to improve the consistency of the experience across Microsoft 365.End of August 2020MC218924

SharePoint

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Company branding now supported on SharePoint Mobile App – Configure company branding in O365 admin center and receive a co-branded experience on the SharePoint iOS and Android Apps. Roadmap ID: 61374

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint: SharePoint spaces 360° image annotations and tours – 360° tour web part in SharePoint spaces allows creation of immersive virtual tours for SharePoint sites. Roadmap ID: 65072
  • Default site theme color is changing from blue to teal – SharePoint’s new teal theme will automatically update new and existing communication sites and team sites. Roadmap ID: 60592

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – later in 2020

  • SharePoint: Share a page to Yammer – The ability to share a modern SharePoint Online (SPO) page to a Yammer community will be available in the page actions bar. Roadmap ID: 66183
  • SharePoint: Download SharePoint site usage data in Excel – SharePoint site owners and members will be able to download their site’s 90-day usage data in an excel report, directly from the Site Usage page. Roadmap ID: 66395

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – w/c 20 July 2020

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup

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From the Microsoft 365 message center…

Here’s a look at some of the planned change notification messages that were sent out in the past 7 days.

MessageMore detailAct byMessage ID
TLS 1.0 and 1.1 retirement date in Office 365 to be October 15, 2020As companies have pivoted their supply chains and countries have started to re-open, we have re-established a retirement date for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 in Office 365 to be October 15, 2020.15 October, 2020MC218794
Updated Meeting join experience for users who don’t have a meeting creation policy assignedAfter the change is implemented, users who don’t have a meeting creation policy assigned, tries to join a meeting, they will see a screen indicating to try again.Mid-August 2020MC218620
Azure CDN caching for SharePoint and OneDrive VideoMicrosoft are introducing Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) support for videos to improve streaming performance and the overall user experience in SharePoint and OneDrive.Emd of August 2020MC218786
(Updated) Feature update: Microsoft Stream cloud recordings regional storage controlTenant admins have an option to go the Microsoft Teams admin center to turn ON/OFF “Allow cloud recording” setting for Teams meetings.End of July 2020MC214327
Reminder: Office 2013 Client Connectivity to Office 365 ServicesOffice 2013 clients’ connections to commercial Office 365 services will not be supported after October 13, 2020. 13 October, 2020MC218020
Teams message translation will be enabled by defaultIf you have not previously customized the messaging policy for your tenant or assigned your users a custom messaging policy, message translation will be enabled by default.3 August, 2020MC218683

SharePoint

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • SharePoint and OneDrive: Navigation update for narrow screens – In SharePoint and OneDrive Microsoft are making a change for narrow screens to the location of the navigation hamburger menu. Roadmap ID: 6244
  • SharePoint admin: Modern term store – Use the updated term store to create and manage terms and term sets in SharePoint to enter data consistently. Roadmap ID: 57315

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint lists and libraries: Save a view in Quick Edit – People can save their view in Quick Edit for any list or document library in SharePoint for Microsoft 365. Roadmap ID: 64229
  • SharePoint lists and libraries: Quick Edit page size expanding from 30 items to 101 – People will now see up to 100 items per page on their document library or list when using Quick Edit. Roadmap ID: 64231
  • SharePoint: Updated Yammer Conversations web part for SharePoint – SharePoint Sites that use the Yammer Conversations web part will start displaying the new Yammer Conversations web part experience. Roadmap ID: 63385

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – September 2020

  • Microsoft Lists: visual updates for Quick Edit – In Quick Edit, you’ll see new grid lines, an improved on-hover experience, themed color bars on the side of list items, a “Create New Item” button and updated column header drop-downs. Roadmap ID: 64871
  • SharePoint lists and libraries: Fixed row height in Quick Edit – When in Quick Edit, you will see a new layout option “Fixed Height” within the view drop-down menu. Roadmap ID: 64867
  • SharePoint lists and libraries: updated Quick Edit row selection – When in Quick Edit, people will see an updated way for selecting single or multiple items in a list or files in a library. Roadmap ID: 64868

Release – later in 2020

  • SharePoint: Portal Launch wizard in SharePoint PowerShell – The Portal Launch wizard available via SharePoint PowerShell is designed to configure the deployment waves when launching a new site. Roadmap ID: 66162
  • SharePoint: Site Performance Page for Site Owners and Editors – The Site Performance Page will display results from the Page Diagnostics for SharePoint tool and the information will be available within SharePoint from site settings. Roadmap ID: 66196
  • SharePoint: Caching SharePoint Online Videos on Azure Content Delivery Network to improve video playback and reliability – Content Delivery Network (CDN) support for videos stored in SharePoint and OneDrive videos to improve video streaming performance and the overall user experience. Roadmap ID: 66065