Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 15th November 2021

The Microsoft roadmap roundup is a weekly summary of all the newly added items and changes within the Microsoft 365 roadmap, covering SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Microsoft Information Protection and Compliance. Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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SharePoint

Includes updates for SharePoint, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva.

  • Launched (0)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (3)

🍾 LAUNCHED

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🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint: New SharePoint site Usage reports for Government clouds – Microsoft are making additional SharePoint Site Usage reports available in Government clouds. The reports include “time spent report”, “popular platforms”, “news page analytics” and “ability to download site usage data to excel”. Roadmap ID: 82096

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – November 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: SharePoint Integration – The Knowledge Admin provides a site URL for where the Learning Service can create an empty centralized location – Learning App Content Repository – in the form of a structured SharePoint List. This list can be used by the organization to house links to cross-company SharePoint folders containing learning content. Admins are responsible for collecting and curating a list of URLs for folders. These folders should only include content that can be made available in the Learning app. Roadmap ID: 82174

Release – December 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Improvements to the authoring experience in SharePoint Pages – This change will make it easier for users to understand where they are in a page by adding labels to each content area. These changes also reduce clutter by consolidating web part editing actions into a single toolbar and placing authors into focus mode by default to remove visual distractions while editing. Roadmap ID: 82177
  • Microsoft Viva: Praise History in Microsoft Viva Insights – The Praise app in Microsoft Teams is designed to help recognize the effort that goes into the wide-ranging, collaborative work that Teams users do. Users can send Praise to their colleagues through the messaging extension pinned to the Teams messaging bar for most users or through the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams. With Praise history, users will be able to view their sent and received praise over the past six months. Roadmap ID: 85639

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 8th November 2021

The Microsoft roadmap roundup is a weekly summary of all the newly added items and changes within the Microsoft 365 roadmap, covering SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Microsoft Information Protection and Compliance. Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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SharePoint

Includes updates for SharePoint, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva.

  • Launched (12)
  • Rolling out (1)
  • In development (85)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • Microsoft Viva: Sync learning management systems with Learning – Configure learning management systems (Saba, SuccessFactors, Cornerstone On demand) as a learning content source to make your organization’s own content available in Viva Learning. Roadmap ID: 85670
  • Microsoft Viva: Connect third party learning providers to Learning – Configure various learning sources in Viva Learning app to make the global or tenant specific content from those learning sources available within your Viva Learning app. The content is available for search and discovery and can be browsed by the employees who use Viva Learning. Global sources available by GA include EdX, Coursera, Pluralsight, LinkedIn, JBA, Infosec; Tenant specific sources include Skillsoft, Udemy, and Go1. Roadmap ID: 85671
  • Microsoft Viva: Add Viva Learning app to Microsoft Teams – Viva Learning will be shipped as a pre-installed app in Microsoft Teams. Users will be able to add the Viva Learning app to Microsoft Teams to discover, share, track, and consume learning content. Roadmap ID: 85672
  • Microsoft Viva: Search for learning content in Learning app in Microsoft Teams – Search for learning content from Microsoft and partner providers inside Viva Learning Teams app. Roadmap ID: 85673
  • Microsoft Viva: Social learning features – Share learning courses from Teams chat using Learning App compose extension. Curate a list of courses for a Chat/Channel by creating a learning tab in a chat and pinning Learning Objects within it. Roadmap ID: 85674
  • Microsoft Viva: Recommend learning content and track completion progress – Recommend a learning course to one or more individuals, with options to set a due date for completion and capture additional information via the ‘notes’. Roadmap ID: 85675
  • Microsoft Viva: Feature learning content to organization – Knowledge admins can highlight content within their organization to appear in banner carousel in the Viva Learning app. Roadmap ID: 85676
  • Microsoft Viva: Learning – My Learning view – In the My Learning view, users will be able to view and track learning content assigned and recommended to them, bookmarked content, recently viewed courses, and completed courses on this page. Roadmap ID: 85677
  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Learning for mobile – Access Viva Learning on the go, anytime, anywhere on your Mobile device. Roadmap ID: 85678
  • Microsoft Viva: Learning content discovery based on user’s interests – Users will be able to discover engaging learning opportunities by picking and saving their interests. Roadmap ID: 85679
  • Microsoft Viva: Content consumption in Viva Learning – User can consume learning content from Microsoft Learn, and Microsoft 365 training within the Viva Learning app. Roadmap ID: 85680
  • Microsoft Lists: Enabling commenting to Lists app in Teams – Bringing web commenting experience to Lists app in Teams. Add/delete a comment on list items to collaborate and share better within the Teams canvas. Roadmap ID: 70707

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • SharePoint spaces: Embed Web Part and Annotation – Show SharePoint pages or HTML embed content as an interactable overlay on a SharePoint space. Roadmap ID: 70732

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – November 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Manager insights in Microsoft Viva Insights app, Outlook and Office.com – To empower managers to foster productivity and wellbeing for teams – large or small – new insights and tools are being introduced in the “My team” tab of the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams, as well as in manager cards in the daily briefing and monthly digest emails from Microsoft Viva. Roadmap ID: 85622
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Supporting four additional languages for Headspace in Viva Insights- French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish – Guided meditations and mindfulness exercises from Headspace in the Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams will be available in additional languages – French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish – to foster mindfulness and wellbeing throughout the workday.  Roadmap ID: 88518
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Admin controls for preview features – This feature in the Admin Center delivers a control to let you select specific users to see preview features for customers enrolled in our Early Adopter Program. Roadmap ID: 88698
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Flow template to send customized email after file classification – Flow template to send customized email when file is classified by a Syntex model. Roadmap ID: 88709
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Rules engine for alerts – We’re also adding a no-code rules engine to drive content alerts.  Based on the rules wizard in Microsoft Lists, alerts use a simple, no-code wizard to send updates when documents are added or deleted, or when someone edits metadata. Roadmap ID: 88710
  • 🆕 SharePoint: SharePoint admin center- Tenant rename – You’ll be able to change the SharePoint domain name for your organization in Microsoft 365. For example, if the name of your organization changes from “Contoso” to “Fabrikam,” you can change contoso.sharepoint.com to fabrikam.sharepoint.com.   Roadmap ID: 82162
  • SharePoint: New vertical site templates – Nonprofit, Retail and Healthcare – New vertical site templates coming to SharePoint including nonprofit volunteer center, retail management, store collaboration and healthcare hospital collaboration. Roadmap ID: 85659
  • SharePoint: Microsoft 365 Lists entry point in the SharePoint app bar – An entry point to Microsoft 365 Lists will appear in the SharePoint app bar after the files icon. Content in the Microsoft 365 lists panel is driven by Microsoft Graph and is personalized to user activity. Roadmap ID: 85641
  • SharePoint Syntex: Modern site-level term store – A modern experience to create and manage site-level taxonomies for your sites. Roadmap ID: 85638
  • Microsoft Stream: Video viewer retention analytics – See which parts of a video are watched – Additional analytics for video files uploaded to SharePoint and OneDrive, allowing video owners to analyze the viewership retention of a video and determine which parts were watched the most or least. Roadmap ID: 85643
  • SharePoint: Private drafts for SharePoint pages and news – We’re adding the ability to create private drafts for pages and news posts. A private draft is visible only to the page author, the people the author chooses to share it with, and site admins. Roadmap ID: 85629
  • SharePoint: Hub to hub site association – We are adding the ability to associate a SharePoint hub site to another hub site to expand search results across multiple hubs in your organization. Roadmap ID: 85613
  • Microsoft Viva: Draft support in Topic Pages – With this feature, topic editors and curators can save a page edit as a draft which is a feature parity to SharePoint page authoring. Roadmap ID: 85593
  • Microsoft Stream: Updated Web player for video & audio files in SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and OneDrive for Government Clouds – The web player for audio and video files that are stored in OneDrive and SharePoint (including when those files are embedded in Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint), is updated with a new user look and feel, and adheres to greater levels of accessibility for keyboard navigation and screen readers. Roadmap ID: 87204
  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Insights homepage with personal insights – A new Viva Insights homepage will be discoverable at insights.viva.office.com as well as via the Microsoft 365 app launcher on Office.com in place of MyAnalytics. Roadmap ID: 85559
  • SharePoint: Navigation Switcher – With the new Nav Switcher feature, users can easily customize their team site by changing navigation’s orientation and visibility to achieve different look and feel, layouts, and alignment styles. Roadmap ID: 85568
  • SharePoint: Document Library ‘View in File Explorer’ support in Microsoft Edge – With this change, you can enable the View in File Explorer capability on SharePoint Online. For this experience to be visible and work for your users, you will need to enable a Microsoft Edge policy “Configure the View in File Explorer feature for SharePoint pages in Microsoft Edge” and update your SharePoint Online tenant configuration. Roadmap ID: 82123
  • Microsoft Viva: User opt-in as suggested experts – To meet some customer governance and privacy standards, we now allow users to control being displayed as potentially associated with the topic. For these circumstances, you’ll be able to empower users to opt-in to be added to topic pages and cards. Roadmap ID: 82103
  • SharePoint: Applied filters in Microsoft Lists – As you apply and adjust filters to narrow or expand what appears in the current view, you’ll now see which filters have been applied and you can remove them without going back into the column filter pane – you will now do this at the top-left portion of the list. Roadmap ID: 82069
  • Microsoft Viva: Select sensitivity label to exclude sites from topic discovery – Use Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) sensitivity labels to control which sites should not be included in topic discovery. Roadmap ID: 82048
  • SharePoint: Migration Manager content discovery – Before you move any file or folder from on-premises into Microsoft 365, you need to discover content and plan for the migration. The Migration Manager, from within the SharePoint admin center, will provide content discovery so admins can best understand what content they have, decide what to migrate and what to remediate. Roadmap ID: 82000
  • Microsoft Viva: Updates to multi-geo support – We can process content that is in all regions and query from all regions. We support region moves. We keep the data in the corresponding regions according to data sovereignty. Roadmap ID: 82044
  • Microsoft Viva: Integrate Microsoft Search bookmarks with topic cards and pages – With this new feature, you’ll be able to integrate the search bookmarks into topic cards and pages – allowing users to continue to find those sources augmented with the topical content on the page or card. Roadmap ID: 82046
  • Microsoft Viva: Exclude content from topic discovery based off applied sensitivity labels – Use Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) sensitivity labels to control which files should not be included in topic discovery. Roadmap ID: 82047
  • OneDrive and SharePoint for Business: Library Dropdown – We’re adding a dropdown that allows you to easily switch between multiple document libraries associated with a Team or Site. Roadmap ID: 81990
  • Microsoft Lists: Export Microsoft Lists to Excel – You’ll now have the option to open the list as an Excel Workbook or CSV file – giving you the ability to analyze your data in Excel no matter your OS platform – Windows or macOS. Roadmap ID: 81962
  • OneDrive and SharePoint: Adjusting version retention for PST files – PST files are a type of Outlook Data File which can consume a lot of storage – especially when versions are considered. The service will now limit the number of PST versions retained, often resulting in less storage consumption. Roadmap ID: 72237
  • Microsoft Viva: Topics in Microsoft Search in Bing – Display topic cards in search results when Microsoft Search is invoked from a Bing search. Roadmap ID: 72180
  • Microsoft Viva: Improvements for Topic Management – This update will empower Knowledge Managers, providing additional metadata for sorting and filtering through the list of topics, including additional quality and usage columns, and segmentation to help manage topics at scale. Roadmap ID: 72182
  • SharePoint and Microsoft Teams: Rich previews for pages and news articles – When users paste links to SharePoint news posts and modern pages in Teams chat/channels, those links will convert into rich cards displaying the page title, image, author and published date. Roadmap ID: 70808
  • SharePoint: People cut out tab for stock images – The stock images tab inside the image file picker will now include images of people without a background. Roadmap ID: 70720
  • SharePoint: Scoping Control for SharePoint Online – Scoping control is available for SP page, site, list and library, for users to search faster with specified scope. Roadmap ID: 70792
  • Microsoft Lists app in Teams: Rules – Create simple if/then rules, based on changes to list information, to set reminders and send notifications directly from within Microsoft Teams. Users with edit permissions on the list can create and manage rules. Users with read-only permissions can’t create or manage rules. Roadmap ID: 70749
  • SharePoint: Calendar view in Lists web part – The List web part for SharePoint in Microsoft 365 allows you to display a list from your team or site on a page and customize it with your own title, view, and even size. And now, if you have created a Calendar view for your list, it will show properly in the List web part. Roadmap ID: 70750
  • SharePoint: Events web part will display event images – Page authors in SharePoint who use the Events web part will be able to turn on an option to show event images within the web part. Roadmap ID: 70791
  • SharePoint: Page Analytics – View rich page analytics on SharePoint Pages, including page views, page viewers and page traffic. Roadmap ID: 70635
  • SharePoint Syntex: Extended language support – form processing – Support for processing documents using form processing in French, German, Italian and Spanish. Roadmap ID: 70611
  • Microsoft Lists: Grid view keyboard improvements – When you edit in grid view (previously ‘Quick edit’), you will have a faster editing experience that adheres to greater levels of accessibility. Navigate across rows and columns using the tab key. Roadmap ID: 70670
  • Microsoft Lists: Number column symbols – When leveraging a Number column, select common number symbols (dollar, euro, yen, percentage) or create a custom symbol, plus decide if you want the symbol to be on the left or right of the number. Roadmap ID: 70671
  • Microsoft Lists: visual UI for read-only fields – Lists fields will show people when a field is edit-only and screen reader support when a field is read-only. Roadmap ID: 70672
  • Microsoft Lists: Configure Person column profile pictures – When using a Person column (for individuals or groups), you will have more control to show as text-only or using available user’s profile pictures with the visual ‘pill’ formatting. Roadmap ID: 70673
  • SharePoint: Updated Tag column for images – Image tags are automatically created and includes descriptive labels when they are uploaded into SharePoint within Microsoft 365. Roadmap ID: 68902
  • SharePoint: Microsoft Lists – column settings in Grid view – The capabilities when in Lists “Grid” view (previously Quick Edit) will now allow people to pin a column to the filter’s pane, format the column, show/hide columns, and hide their column(s). Roadmap ID: 68714
  • SharePoint: Microsoft Lists – Support for thousands separator in Number column – When Lists owners and members leverage the Number column, they can now choose if the comma should appear or not. Roadmap ID: 68716
  • Microsoft Lists: offline mode – Similar to taking files offline, people will have the ability to take Microsoft Lists offline – so you can work with your information in scenarios where you may have low-to-no internet access. Roadmap ID: 68809
  • SharePoint admin center:  site creation source – SharePoint admins will now be able to see where sites were created from – be it PowerShell, via the SharePoint admin center, from Teams, from SharePoint “Create site” – and to be able to see more clearly who created the site. Roadmap ID: 68813
  • 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. Roadmap ID: 67119
  • 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
  • Microsoft Lists: forms customization – built on SharePoint – Adjust what information shows on the out-of-box forms and include custom header and footer imagery and information. Roadmap ID: 64165
  • Microsoft Lists: sticky first column – built on SharePoint – 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: 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

Release – December 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Simple topic segmentation – Create segments of topics based on sites and information architecture.  Roadmap ID: 88694 Microsoft Viva: Automatic topic relationships – AI suggests relationships between topics, and the topic page and card reflects these connections in the knowledge graph (first degree).  Roadmap ID: 88695
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Topic discovery analytics – Transparency through analytics on topic discovery for organizations (Stage 1) to support ROI and understanding of progress of topic discovery. Roadmap ID: 88696
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Prebuilt models for invoices & receipts – Analyze and extract structured information from sales invoices or receipts using prebuilt models. Roadmap ID: 88703
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Provide a document card view for applied Syntex document understanding models – A new library view setting to display extracted model information in a tile view. Roadmap ID: 88704
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Content center site design available in Look Book – A Syntex content center site design will be available for provisioning from the SharePoint look book online. Roadmap ID: 88705
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Automatically build visualization of library metadata with Power BI – Enables customers to visualize the metadata in a document library in a Power BI report. They can also save that report so that future visitors to the document library can view it. Roadmap ID: 88706
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Import sample contracts library – This feature enables customers to import a sample contracts library with a document understanding model already applied.  They can use this library as is or explore and adapt it for their scenario. Roadmap ID: 88707
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Responsible AI guardrails for Image Tags (editable column and feedback UX) – “Tags” column changes from read only to a new editable “Image Tags” column so that customers can add and remove tags at their discretion.  It also incorporates a way for users to provide feedback on the quality of AI generated tags from within the details pane. Roadmap ID: 88708
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Contract management accelerator – Manage contracts in Syntex with automatic tagging and approval workflows, automatic clause generation and lifecycle management. Roadmap ID: 88713
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Image tagging – Automatically recognize thousands of standard objects and automatically tag the file with recognized items. Roadmap ID: 88715
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Quick chart webpart for doc libraries – Enables customers to create charts in the quick chart webpart leveraging metadata in a SharePoint document library. Roadmap ID: 88716
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Content assembly – Convert your existing docs into templates and generate new docs from list data or manual entries.  Roadmap ID: 88717
  • 🆕 SharePoint: SharePoint admin center- Manage Teams and channel connected team sites – With growing adoption of Teams and Channels we heard your feedback to simplify management of Teams and Channel connected sites. So now, when you go to a teams-connected site in SharePoint admin center, you see all corresponding channel sites and can ensure that right optional security policies are inherited from the parent site. Roadmap ID: 82161
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Use Syntex taxonomy to generate topics – Select terms from the taxonomy service to initiate creation of Viva topics, using the term definitions and tagged files. Roadmap ID: 82049

Release – January 2022

  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Metadata search – Find content with precision using automatic forms to query any metadata fields on the library. Roadmap ID: 88714
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Microsoft 365 connected templates – We are combining the best of Microsoft Teams templates with SharePoint site templates – into the same flow of creation. When we create a new team using a default template – for example the “Manage a Project” template, the project management channels and apps, and the connected SharePoint template gets applied automatically. Critically, the pages, lists, and Power Platform integrations are pinned as tabs in Teams automatically, and best of all these pages and lists are fully editable right in Teams. Roadmap ID: 82158
  • 🆕 SharePoint: SharePoint pages and news authoring in Microsoft Teams – Create SharePoint pages and news as tabs in Teams, without leaving the Teams app. This includes the ability to create a pages, to This includes the ability to create a page or news post. Roadmap ID: 82159
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Create from the SharePoint app bar – Now you ‘ll be able to start creating sites, files, and lists as an action from within the SharePoint app bar. This means, no matter where you are in SharePoint you can jump right into the content creation process and stay in the flow of work. Roadmap ID: 82160
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Security- Data access governance – With our new Data Access Governance insights, you can monitor sharing activity to detect oversharing. You can review and monitor sites based on the type of sharing. You can quickly see essential information about the sites like sensitivity, level of access from unmanaged devices or if the site can be shared externally. Roadmap ID: 82164

Release – March 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Effective meetings in Viva Insights – A new “Effective meetings” experience is being introduced in the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams. Meeting organizers will be able to view personalized insights and suggestions to help improve their meeting habits. Users will also be able to create and share meeting plans to set team meeting norms such as shorter meetings by default and always including Teams links. Roadmap ID: 85660
  • 🆕 Microsoft Stream: Comment on a video or audio file in SharePoint and OneDrive – This feature builds on top of the already existing comments found in OneDrive and SharePoint Online but presents these comments with a new Office look and feel within the player. This feature allows users with view permissions to leave a comment and users with edit permissions to @ mention, which are both default changes in behavior in terms of permissions for video and audio files.  Roadmap ID: 88521
  • 🆕 Microsoft Stream: Add chapters to help viewers find the right part of a video – Users with edit access to a video uploaded to SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, and Yammer can now add chapters to help viewers identify information in the video. For each chapter you can specify a point in time in the video and title of that chapter which will show up in the table of contents side pane for the video as well as on the video timeline. Roadmap ID: 88525
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Topic engagement analytics – This update will introduce usage and engagement analytics on topics (views, edits, etc.) to the Microsoft Admin Center. Roadmap ID: 88699
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Topic Management – Metadata – You’ll be able to sort ad filter on additional usage data in the topic center, including metrics, usage, quality, and more. Roadmap ID: 88700 Microsoft Viva: Topic Management – Navigation – We’re integrating all stages of topic lifecycles into a unified list with filtering and sorting my lifecycle stage and other data.  Combined with search, this will help you find specific topics when the volume of topics in the system is large. Roadmap ID: 88701
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Security- Granular conditional access policies – Continuing our investment in sensitivity labels by adding more policy controls, like my favorite one – granular Conditional Access. For example, the Top-Secret label, can now have a conditional access policy that requires multi-factor authentication when accessing a site. Roadmap ID: 82163

Release – April 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Display connected topics on people profile cards – Profile cards displayed through Outlook will display Topics associated to an individual. Roadmap ID: 88697
  • Microsoft Viva: Support for types of topics – Support for categories or types of topics, such as projects, products or organizations. Roadmap ID: 72181
  • Microsoft Viva: Resolve topic name similarities – Allows users to select a topic among several when they share similar or matching names (disambiguation). Roadmap ID: 72183

Release – May 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Stream: Preview of new video start page on Office for GCC-H and DOD – The new video start page in Office web brings together all your videos uploaded to Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Yammer, and across the suite and enables you to easily create new videos and get to videos shared with and recommended for you. Roadmap ID: 88524

Release – June 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Support bookmarks with topic answers in Microsoft Search – You’ll be able to see both bookmarks and topic answer cards in Microsoft Search if both exist and are relevant to your query. Roadmap ID: 88702

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 1st November 2021

The Microsoft roadmap roundup is a weekly summary of all the newly added items and changes within the Microsoft 365 roadmap, covering SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Microsoft Information Protection and Compliance. Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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SharePoint

Includes updates for SharePoint, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva.

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

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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
  • Microsoft Viva: Accelerated publishing for topic curation – Edits on topics or new, manually added topics will appear in Manage Topics view and for end users to discover within minutes. Roadmap ID: 82045

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – November 2021

  • SharePoint spaces: Embed Web Part and Annotation – Show SharePoint pages or HTML embed content as an interactable overlay on a SharePoint space. Roadmap ID: 70732
  • OneDrive and SharePoint: Improved Move or Copy user experience – Microsoft are refreshing the Move/Copy user experience in OneDrive and SharePoint to make it easier for you to choose where to move or copy your files and folders. Roadmap ID: 85567

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 25th October 2021

The Microsoft roadmap roundup is a weekly summary of all the newly added items and changes within the Microsoft 365 roadmap, covering SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Microsoft Information Protection and Compliance. Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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SharePoint

Includes updates for SharePoint, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva.

  • Launched (2)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (6)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • SharePoint Syntex: Advanced metadata search – Users licensed for Syntex will soon be able to select an icon in the search box that will unlock a metadata-based search experience in Syntex & SharePoint document libraries. In the first release, this search experience will have 5 fixed fields – keyword, people, name, type, and modified. Roadmap ID: 85549
  • SharePoint: Updates to options for disabling subsite creation –This new update will improve the options for subsite creation settings in the SharePoint admin center. Roadmap ID: 82122

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – November 2021

  • SharePoint: SharePoint site template admin controls in PowerShell – PowerShell cmdlets that allow Microsoft-provided SharePoint site templates to be displayed or hidden in the site template gallery in your tenant. Roadmap ID: 85566

Release – January 2022

  • Microsoft Viva: Quiet time settings in Teams and Outlook – To help create better boundaries and protect your personal time, later this year Viva Insights will offer the ability to configure quiet time to silence mobile notifications from Outlook and Teams outside your working hours as well as provide personalized insights on how well you are disconnecting. You will also be able to set quiet time directly from Teams and Outlook mobile. Roadmap ID: 85627
  • Microsoft Viva: Focus time experiences in Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams – Viva Insights will be rolling out a new experience that expands on the focus time feature in Viva Insights enabling Microsoft 365 users to work uninterrupted with Teams notifications silenced. Focus mode will enrich the focus time experience by helping users make progress on important work, with focus music from Headspace. This immersive experience includes a notification, and a new focus mode page in the Viva Insights Teams app. Users will be able to enroll or modify their focus plan settings, or book ad-hoc focus time in the Viva Insights Teams app. Roadmap ID: 85661
  • Microsoft Viva: Briefing email for Government Community Cloud – The daily briefing email- a personalized, actionable briefing email from Microsoft Viva, automatically delivered to your Outlook inbox to help you start the day on track and stay on top of tasks, will be available for Government Community Cloud (GCC). Roadmap ID: 85681

Release – February 2022

  • Microsoft Lists: Mobile App (Android) – Access all lists you own and that have been shared with you – all on the go. You’ll be able to create new lists, edit list items and easily share with other people. Roadmap ID: 70704
  • Microsoft Lists: Commenting (iOS) – Bringing web commenting experience to Lists iOS mobile app. Add/delete a comment on list items to collaborate and share better. Roadmap ID: 70705

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 18th October 2021

The Microsoft roadmap roundup is a weekly summary of all the newly added items and changes within the Microsoft 365 roadmap, covering SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Microsoft Information Protection and Compliance. Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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SharePoint

Includes updates for SharePoint, SharePoint Syntex and Microsoft Viva.

  • Launched (2)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (19)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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 Syntex: Content type synchronization enhancements – Changes to the way content type publishing works in SharePoint, moving from a “push everywhere” model to a “pull as needed” model to help improve reliability and performance of the service. Roadmap ID: 70795

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Lists: calendar view – Visualize any list with items that use date column information in a calendar view. Roadmap ID: 64167
  • SharePoint lists and libraries: New calendar picker – Microsoft are replacing the legacy calendar control with the latest Office Fabric calendar for Gregorian calendars. Roadmap ID: 63277
  • 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

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – October 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: New vertical site templates – Nonprofit, Retail and Healthcare – New vertical site templates coming to SharePoint including nonprofit volunteer center, retail management, store collaboration and healthcare hospital collaboration. Roadmap ID: 85659
  • 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 Lists: Enabling commenting to Lists app in Teams – Bringing web commenting experience to Lists app in Teams. Add/delete a comment on list items to collaborate and share better within the Teams canvas. Roadmap ID: 70707
  • Yammer and SharePoint for Business: Yammer Conversations Web Part V3 – 3 new configurations to the Yammer Conversations SharePoint Web Part: new horizontal layout, new filter option to show only Questions or All Conversations, and a new configuration option to show or hide the Yammer publisher. Roadmap ID: 81998

Release – November 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Updated site creation experience – We’ve updated the site creation experience to make it easier for site creators to select the right type of SharePoint site, understand roles, and site permissions. Updates to this experience include refreshed graphics, expanded site descriptions, and more context for different permission levels in the Site permissions panel. Roadmap ID: 85683
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Focus time experiences in Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams – Viva Insights will be rolling out a new experience that expands on the focus time feature in Viva Insights enabling Microsoft 365 users to work uninterrupted with Teams notifications silenced. Focus mode will enrich the focus time experience by helping users make progress on important work, with focus music from Headspace. This immersive experience includes a notification, and a new focus mode page in the Viva Insights Teams app. Users will be able to enroll or modify their focus plan settings, or book ad-hoc focus time in the Viva Insights Teams app. Roadmap ID: 85661
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Sync learning management systems with Learning – Configure learning management systems (Saba, SuccessFactors, Cornerstone On demand) as a learning content source to make your organization’s own content available in Viva Learning. The content is available for search and discovery and can be browsed by the employees who use Viva Learning. Roadmap ID: 85670
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Connect third party learning providers to Learning – Configure various learning sources in Viva Learning app to make the global or tenant specific content from those learning sources available within your Viva Learning app. The content is available for search and discovery and can be browsed by the employees who use Viva Learning. Global sources available by GA include EdX, Coursera, Pluralsight, LinkedIn, JBA, Infosec; Tenant specific sources include Skillsoft, Udemy, and Go1. Roadmap ID: 85671
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Add Viva Learning app to Microsoft Teams – Viva Learning will be shipped as a pre-installed app in Microsoft Teams. Users will be able to add the Viva Learning app to Microsoft Teams to discover, share, track, and consume learning content. Roadmap ID: 85672
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Search for learning content in Learning app in Microsoft Teams – Search for learning content from Microsoft and partner providers inside Viva Learning Teams app. Roadmap ID: 85673
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Social learning features – Share learning courses from Teams chat using Learning App compose extension. Curate a list of courses for a Chat/Channel by creating a learning tab in a chat and pinning Learning Objects within it. Share a Learning object from Learning app to Teams via Share- Share to teams option. Share a Learning Object to any other surface by copying the link to the object via Share-Copy Link. Roadmap ID: 85674
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Recommend learning content and track completion progress – Recommend a learning course to one or more individuals, with options to set a due date for completion and capture additional information via the ‘notes’. For all recommendations, the recommender can view reported completion progress of each of the recommendees. Recomendees can view recommendations made to them along with information of who recommended, notes from the recommender and Due date. As content is consumed, recomendees can update status of the recommendation to in-progress or Completed. Users get notifications for new recommendations, notifications for recommendations approaching due date and notifications for overdue recommendations. Roadmap ID: 85675
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Feature learning content to organization – Knowledge admins can highlight content within their organization to appear in banner carousel in the Viva Learning app. Roadmap ID: 85676
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Learning – My Learning view – In the My Learning view, users will be able to view and track learning content assigned and recommended to them, bookmarked content, recently viewed courses, and completed courses on this page. Roadmap ID: 85677
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Viva Learning for mobile – Access Viva Learning on the go, anytime, anywhere on your Mobile device. Roadmap ID: 85678
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Learning content discovery based on user’s interests – Users will be able to discover engaging learning opportunities by picking and saving their interests. Once interests are saved, learning content based on those interests will show in the Home page in ‘Based on your interest’ section and in the ‘Your interests’ tab in the ‘Browse courses’ section as well. Users will also be able to use their interests to filter learning content in the search results page. Roadmap ID: 85679
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Content consumption in Viva Learning – User can consume learning content from Microsoft Learn, and Microsoft 365 training within the Viva Learning app. Roadmap ID: 85680

Release – December 2021

  • Microsoft Viva: Graph connected content indexed into topic card – Preview – Include content from Microsoft Graph Connectors MediaWiki and ServiceNow for topic discovery. Roadmap ID: 72187
  • Microsoft Viva: Briefing email for Government Community Cloud – The daily briefing email- a personalized, actionable briefing email from Microsoft Viva, automatically delivered to your Outlook inbox to help you start the day on track and stay on top of tasks, will be available for Government Community Cloud (GCC). Roadmap ID: 85681

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 11th October 2021

The Microsoft roadmap roundup is a weekly summary of all the newly added items and changes within the Microsoft 365 roadmap, covering SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Microsoft Information Protection and Compliance. Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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  • Launched (3)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (2)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • SharePoint: Editing Modern Pages in Teams Experience – Edit Modern SharePoint Pages that are pinned to Teams channels & conversations. Roadmap ID: 82969
  • Microsoft Stream: Updated Web player for video & audio files across Microsoft 365 – The web player for audio and video files that are stored in OneDrive and SharePoint (including when those files are embedded in Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint), is updated with a new user look and feel, and adheres to greater levels of accessibility for keyboard navigation and screen readers. Roadmap ID: 82039
  • Microsoft Viva: Control visibility of suggested topics – This update will empower knowledge managers to enable or prevent general visibility of AI-suggested topics. Roadmap ID: 82050

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – October 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Microsoft 365 Lists entry point in the SharePoint app bar – An entry point to Microsoft 365 Lists will appear in the SharePoint app bar after the files icon. Content in the Microsoft 365 lists panel is driven by Microsoft Graph and is personalized to user activity. Roadmap ID: 85641

Release – December 2021

  • SharePoint: Display images from Microsoft Lists in Power Apps – Power Apps image controls will now display images that are stored in Microsoft Lists Image columns. They can be displayed in four sizes: small, medium, large, or full. Roadmap ID: 81986

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 3rd October 2021

The Microsoft roadmap roundup is a weekly summary of all the newly added items and changes within the Microsoft 365 roadmap, covering SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Microsoft Information Protection and Compliance. Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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  • Launched (12)
  • Rolling out (4)
  • In development (58)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • SharePoint Syntex: Dynamic explanation templates in document understanding models – A set of explanations with dynamic phrase lists based on the labeled entities or the tokens before/after. Roadmap ID: 70607
  • SharePoint Syntex: Availability for GCC – General availability for SharePoint Syntex in GCC. Roadmap ID: 70610
  • SharePoint spaces: 360° tour annotation icon customization – Customize icons in 360° image tours with choice of icons, colours and size. Roadmap ID: 70733
  • SharePoint Syntex: Form processing – support for custom Power Platform environments – When using Form Processing model, you’ll be able to specify that AI Builder and Dataverse storage can be hosted in custom Power Platform environments. Previously, this was limited to the default tenant environments. Roadmap ID: 72176
  • Microsoft Viva: Send feedback to Microsoft – With this feature, users can send feedback to Microsoft directly on the topic page, manage topics page and my topics page in Viva Topics. Roadmap ID: 85572
  • SharePoint Syntex: Automatically set sensitivity labels in document understanding models – You can now tag documents automatically with MIP sensitivity labels in document understanding models. Roadmap ID: 81975
  • SharePoint Syntex: Use regular expressions to match patterns for extracting metadata in document understanding models – You can now use regular expressions (RegEx) in explanations, allowing model trainers to provide more complex metadata extractor and recognition patterns. This addition includes a set of regex explanation templates that can be used or edited like the other templates. Roadmap ID: 81976
  • Microsoft Lists: Support for Progressive Web App (PWA) – You can now install the web version of Microsoft Lists as a Progressive Web App (PWA) in Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox or other browser that supports Progressive Web Apps. Roadmap ID: 82041
  • Microsoft Viva: Refinements to related sites displayed on topic pages – Differentiate between sites that have been pinned by a person, and those that have been suggested for the Topic. Roadmap ID: 82042
  • SharePoint Syntex: Collect related layouts in a single form processing model – A new experience to support collections (a named group of documents sharing a similar layout – a new feature in preview allowing one to compose several models into a single one) and extractable table item data. Roadmap ID: 82064
  • SharePoint Syntex: Tenant-wide model publishing and discovery – Models will be able to be published more broadly – to a site or whole tenant. This makes them available for viewing and selection directly from the document library. You’ll also be able to evaluate several models against your content to aid in selecting the most appropriate one. Roadmap ID: 82065
  • SharePoint Syntex: Content Center site template for non-licensed users – The Content Center is a new site template that provides the creation and management interface for SharePoint Syntex document understanding models. To increase awareness of these product capabilities and the time to train and evaluate a model’s effectiveness with your own content, we’re enabling this site template to all licensed SharePoint tenants.   Users without a Syntex license will be able to build and test models in the Content Center but will not be able to publish models for live usage. Roadmap ID: 82080

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Lists: Custom list templates – Microsoft have announced that they will be supporting custom list templates – the ability for organizations to define custom list templates. Note, you will be able to manage which templates are available to which people, based on their job role. Roadmap ID: 70753
  • SharePoint: Viewing reviews in the SharePoint Store – Viewing reviews is supported in the SharePoint Store. The experience is modernized and aligned with AppSource now. Roadmap ID: 85615
  • SharePoint: Recommending apps from partners – We recommend more apps from the same publisher when user is viewing the app details in the store. We will also recommend top-rated apps from partners when there is no searching results. Roadmap ID: 85616
  • SharePoint: Microsoft List creation from Office.com – Now you will be able to create a Microsoft Lists list directly from Office.com. Click the ‘Create new’ ‘plus sign’ button and select “List”. Roadmap ID: 82068

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – October 2021

  • 🆕 OneDrive and SharePoint: Improved Move or Copy user experience – Microsoft are refreshing the Move/Copy user experience in OneDrive and SharePoint to make it easier for you to choose where to move or copy your files and folders. Roadmap ID: 85567
  • 🆕 SharePoint Syntex: Modern site-level term store – A modern experience to create and manage site-level taxonomies for your sites. Roadmap ID: 85638
  • 🆕 Microsoft Stream: Video viewer retention analytics – See which parts of a video are watched – Additional analytics for video files uploaded to SharePoint and OneDrive, allowing video owners to analyze the viewership retention of a video and determine which parts were watched the most or least. Roadmap ID: 85643
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • SharePoint: Text web parts automatically added to new sections in modern pages – Microsoft are now adding text web parts automatically for you when you add new sections to a modern page. Roadmap ID: 67146
  • Microsoft Lists: column settings in Grid view – The capabilities when in Lists “Grid” view (previously Quick Edit) will now allow people to pin a column to the filter’s pane, format the column, show/hide columns, and hide their column(s). Roadmap ID: 68714
  • Microsoft Lists: Support for thousands separator in Number column – When Lists owners and members leverage the Number column, they can now choose if the comma should appear or not. Roadmap ID: 68716
  • Microsoft Lists app in Teams: Rules – Create simple if/then rules, based on changes to list information, to set reminders and send notifications directly from within Microsoft Teams. Roadmap ID: 70749
  • SharePoint: Calendar view in Lists web part – The List web part for SharePoint in Microsoft 365 allows you to display a list from your team or site on a page and customize it with your own title, view, and even size. Roadmap ID: 70750
  • SharePoint: Events web part will display event images – Page authors in SharePoint who use the Events web part will be able to turn on an option to show event images within the web part. Roadmap ID: 70791
  • SharePoint: Scoping Control for SharePoint Online – Scoping control is available for SP page, site, list and library, for users to search faster with specified scope. Roadmap ID: 70792
  • Microsoft Viva: Topics in Microsoft Search in Bing – Display topic cards in search results when Microsoft Search is invoked from a Bing search. Roadmap ID: 72180
  • Microsoft Viva: Support for types of topics – Support for categories or types of topics, such as projects, products or organizations. Roadmap ID: 72181
  • Microsoft Viva: Improvements for Topic Management – This update will empower Knowledge Managers, providing additional metadata for sorting and filtering through the list of topics, including additional quality and usage columns, and segmentation to help manage topics at scale. Roadmap ID: 72182
  • SharePoint: Editing Modern Pages in Teams Experience – Edit Modern SharePoint Pages that are pinned to Teams channels & conversations. Roadmap ID: 82969
  • SharePoint Syntex: Advanced metadata search – Users licensed for Syntex will soon be able to select an icon in the search box that will unlock a metadata-based search experience in Syntex & SharePoint document libraries. In the first release, this search experience will have 5 fixed fields – keyword, people, name, type, and modified. Roadmap ID: 85549
  • Microsoft Viva: Viva Insights homepage with personal insights – A new Viva Insights homepage will be discoverable at insights.viva.office.com as well as via the Microsoft 365 app launcher on Office.com in place of MyAnalytics. Roadmap ID: 85559
  • SharePoint: Navigation Switcher – With the new Nav Switcher feature, users can easily customize their team site by changing navigation’s orientation and visibility to achieve different look and feel, layouts, and alignment styles. Roadmap ID: 85568
  • SharePoint: Updates to options for disabling subsite creation –This new update will improve the options for subsite creation settings in the SharePoint admin center. Roadmap ID: 82122
  • Microsoft Lists: offline mode – Similar to taking files offline, people will have the ability to take Microsoft Lists offline – so you can work with your information in scenarios where you may have low-to-no internet access. Roadmap ID: 68809
  • SharePoint admin center: site creation source – SharePoint admins will now be able to see where sites were created from – be it PowerShell, via the SharePoint admin center, from Teams, from SharePoint “Create site” – and to be able to see more clearly who created the site. Roadmap ID: 68813
  • SharePoint: Page Analytics – View rich page analytics on SharePoint Pages, including page views, page viewers and page traffic. Roadmap ID: 70635
  • Microsoft Lists: Grid view keyboard improvements – When you edit in grid view (previously ‘Quick edit’), you will have a faster editing experience that adheres to greater levels of accessibility. Roadmap ID: 70670
  • Microsoft Lists: Number column symbols – When leveraging a Number column, select common number symbols (dollar, euro, yen, percentage) or create a custom symbol, plus decide if you want the symbol to be on the left or right of the number. Roadmap ID: 70671
  • Microsoft Lists: visual UI for read-only fields – Lists fields will show people when a field is edit-only and screen reader support when a field is read-only. Roadmap ID: 70672
  • Microsoft Lists: Configure Person column profile pictures – When using a Person column (for individuals or groups), you will have more control to show as text-only or using available user’s profile pictures with the visual ‘pill’ formatting. Roadmap ID: 70673
  • Microsoft Lists: Commenting (iOS) – Bringing web commenting experience to Lists iOS mobile app. Add/delete a comment on list items to collaborate and share better. Roadmap ID: 70705
  • Microsoft Lists: Enabling commenting to Lists app in Teams – Bringing web commenting experience to Lists app in Teams. Add/delete a comment on list items to collaborate and share better within the Teams canvas. Roadmap ID: 70707
  • SharePoint: People cut out tab for stock images – The stock images tab inside the image file picker will now include images of people without a background. Roadmap ID: 70720
  • SharePoint spaces: Embed Web Part and Annotation – Show SharePoint pages or HTML embed content as an interactable overlay on a SharePoint space. Roadmap ID: 70732
  • Microsoft Lists: Export Microsoft Lists to Excel – You’ll now have the option to open the list as an Excel Workbook or CSV file – giving you the ability to analyze your data in Excel no matter your OS platform – Windows or macOS. Roadmap ID: 81962
  • OneDrive and SharePoint for Business: Library Dropdown – We’re adding a dropdown that allows you to easily switch between multiple document libraries associated with a Team or Site. Roadmap ID: 81990
  • Yammer and SharePoint for Business: Yammer Conversations Web Part V3 – 3 new configurations to the Yammer Conversations SharePoint Web Part: new horizontal layout, new filter option to show only Questions or All Conversations, and a new configuration option to show or hide the Yammer publisher. Roadmap ID: 81998
  • SharePoint: Migration Manager content discovery – Before you move any file or folder from on-premises into Microsoft 365, you need to discover content and plan for the migration. The Migration Manager, from within the SharePoint admin center, will provide content discovery so admins can best understand what content they have, decide what to migrate and what to remediate. Roadmap ID: 82000
  • Microsoft Viva: Updates to multi-geo support – We can process content that is in all regions and query from all regions. We support region moves. We keep the data in the corresponding regions according to data sovereignty. Roadmap ID: 82044
  • Microsoft Viva: Accelerated publishing for topic curation – Edits on topics or new, manually added topics will appear in Manage Topics view and for end users to discover within minutes. Roadmap ID: 82045
  • Microsoft Viva: Integrate Microsoft Search bookmarks with topic cards and pages – With this new feature, you’ll be able to integrate the search bookmarks into topic cards and pages – allowing users to continue to find those sources augmented with the topical content on the page or card. Roadmap ID 82046
  •  Microsoft Viva: Exclude content from topic discovery based off applied sensitivity labels – Use Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) sensitivity labels to control which files should not be included in topic discovery. Roadmap ID: 82047
  • Microsoft Viva: Select sensitivity label to exclude sites from topic discovery – Use Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) sensitivity labels to control which sites should not be included in topic discovery. Roadmap ID: 82048
  • Microsoft Viva: Use Syntex taxonomy to generate topics – Select terms from the taxonomy service to initiate creation of Viva topics, using the term definitions and tagged files. Roadmap ID: 82049
  • Microsoft Viva: Control visibility of suggested topics – This update will empower knowledge managers to enable or prevent general visibility of AI-suggested topics. Roadmap ID: 82050
  • SharePoint: Show and remove active filters in Microsoft Lists – As you apply and adjust filters to narrow or expand what appears in the current view, you’ll now see which filters have been applied and you can remove them without going back into the column filter pane – you will now do this at the top-left portion of the list. Roadmap ID: 82069
  • Microsoft Viva: User opt-in as suggested experts – To meet some customer governance and privacy standards, we now allow users to control being displayed as potentially associated with the topic. For these circumstances, you’ll be able to empower users to opt-in to be added to topic pages and cards. Roadmap ID: 82103

Release – November 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Praise History in Microsoft Viva Insights – The Praise app in Microsoft Teams is designed to help recognize the effort that goes into the wide-ranging, collaborative work that Teams users do. Users can send Praise to their colleagues through the messaging extension pinned to the Teams messaging bar for most users or through the Microsoft Viva Insights app in Teams. With Praise history, users will be able to view their sent and received praise over the past six months. Roadmap ID: 85639
  • Microsoft Viva: Quiet time settings in Teams and Outlook – To help create better boundaries and protect your personal time, later this year Viva Insights will offer the ability to configure quiet time to silence mobile notifications from Outlook and Teams outside your working hours as well as provide personalized insights on how well you are disconnecting. You will also be able to set quiet time directly from Teams and Outlook mobile. Roadmap ID: 85627

Release – December 2021

  • SharePoint and OneDrive: New capabilities in Microsoft 365 Information barriers for SharePoint, OneDrive, and M365 Groups – Bringing in new capabilities in Microsoft 365 Information barriers which will further help administrators and end users to ensure they can collaborate and communicate within information barriers policies. Roadmap ID: 85635

Release – June 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Stream: Generate captions for a video uploaded to SharePoint and OneDrive for GCC and GCC High – Users with edit permissions to a video file uploaded to SharePoint and OneDrive can click a button in the player to generate closed captions in English. Roadmap ID: 85644

Release – December 2022

  • 🆕 Microsoft Stream: Generate captions for a video uploaded to SharePoint and OneDrive for DoD – Users with edit permissions to a video file uploaded to SharePoint and OneDrive can click a button in the player to generate closed captions in English. Roadmap ID: 85645

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 27th September 2021

The Microsoft roadmap roundup is a weekly summary of all the newly added items and changes within the Microsoft 365 roadmap, covering SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Microsoft Information Protection and Compliance. Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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SharePoint

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  • Launched (1)
  • Rolling out (0)
  • In development (4)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • SharePoint: SharePoint News Boost – You can boost the visibility of a news article for a set time, until an employee has seen your content, or until a viewer has seen the item in their feed a set number of times. Roadmap ID: 70810

🚂 ROLLING OUT

N/A

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – September 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint and OneDrive: New capabilities in Microsoft 365 Information barriers for SharePoint, OneDrive, and M365 Groups – Bringing in new capabilities in Microsoft 365 Information barriers which will further help administrators and end users to ensure they can collaborate and communicate within information barriers policies. Roadmap ID: 85635

Release – October 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Private drafts for SharePoint pages and news – Microsoft are adding the ability to create private drafts for pages and news posts. A private draft is visible only to the page author, the people the author chooses to share it with, and site admins. Roadmap ID: 85629
  • SharePoint: Updated Tag column for images –With the new update, people will be able to manually add or remove tags from this column using freeform text or from the managed metadata service (your company taxonomy). Roadmap ID: 68902

Release – December 2021

  • SharePoint: Admin center – Migration Manager: Egnyte migrations – Microsoft have expanded their capabilities to allow moving content from Egnyte into Microsoft 365. Roadmap ID: 82016

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 20th September 2021

The Microsoft roadmap roundup is a weekly summary of all the newly added items and changes within the Microsoft 365 roadmap, covering SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Microsoft Information Protection and Compliance. Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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🍾 LAUNCHED

N/A

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  •  Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections Desktop for GCC – With the new Viva Connection Desktop release for GCC, you can bring your intranet directly into Teams Desktop. The app’s icon and name match your company brand and enable employees to discover, navigate and consume your top sites in Teams. Roadmap ID: 85575
  • SharePoint: Improvements to the Text web part for SharePoint pages and news – We’re adding the ability to paste inline images into the Text web part so that images can be closer to text and so that text can wrap around images. We’re also addressing feedback to reduce line spacing in text. Roadmap ID: 85584

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – September 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Viewing reviews in the SharePoint Store – Viewing reviews is supported in the SharePoint Store. The experience is modernized and aligned with AppSource now. Roadmap ID: 85615
  • 🆕 SharePoint: Recommending apps from partners – We recommend more apps from the same publisher when user is viewing the app details in the store. We will also recommend top-rated apps from partners when there is no searching results. Roadmap ID: 85616
  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Quiet time settings in Teams and Outlook – To help create better boundaries and protect your personal time, later this year Viva Insights will offer the ability to configure quiet time to silence mobile notifications from Outlook and Teams outside your working hours as well as provide personalized insights on how well you are disconnecting. You will also be able to set quiet time directly from Teams and Outlook mobile. Roadmap ID: 85627
  • SharePoint: Navigation Switcher – With the new Nav Switcher feature, users can easily customize their team site by changing navigation’s orientation and visibility to achieve different look and feel, layouts, and alignment styles. Roadmap ID: 85568

Release – October 2021

  • 🆕 SharePoint: Hub to hub site association – We’re adding the ability to associate a SharePoint hub site to another hub site to expand search results across multiple hubs in your organization. This enables users to discover relevant content when searching on any sites related to the associated hubs. Roadmap ID: 85613

Release – January 2022

  • Microsoft Viva: Topics in Yammer – Preview – Display topic highlights and access topic cards in Yammer conversations. Roadmap ID: 72184

Microsoft 365 roadmap roundup – 13th September 2021

The Microsoft roadmap roundup is a weekly summary of all the newly added items and changes within the Microsoft 365 roadmap, covering SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and Microsoft Information Protection and Compliance. Here’s all the new and updated Microsoft roadmap items from the past week:

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  • In development (5)

🍾 LAUNCHED

  • 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
  • SharePoint: Page Authoring First Run Experience – The page authoring First Run experience is an interactive tutorial that walks users through the editing process the first time that they create a page or news post. Roadmap ID: 70667
  • SharePoint: Web Part Toolbox Updates – We are rolling out several changes to the web part toolbox; featured web parts will be replaced with a users most frequently used web parts, the categories from the large toolbox will also appear in the small toolbox, and the size of the small toolbox has increased. Roadmap ID: 70668
  • SharePoint: Page details updates – This update to the page details panel will allow page authors to delete a page and change the page’s URL. Roadmap ID: 81994

🚂 ROLLING OUT

  • Microsoft Stream: Updated Web player for video & audio files across Microsoft 365 – The web player for audio and video files that are stored in OneDrive and SharePoint (including when those files are embedded in Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint), is updated with a new user look and feel, and adheres to greater levels of accessibility for keyboard navigation and screen readers. Roadmap ID: 82039

⌛ IN DEVELOPMENT

Release – September 2021

  • SharePoint: Show and remove active filters in Microsoft Lists – As you apply and adjust filters to narrow or expand what appears in the current view, you’ll now see which filters have been applied and you can remove them without going back into the column filter pane – you will now do this at the top-left portion of the list. Roadmap ID: 82069

Release – October 2021

  • 🆕 Microsoft Viva: Draft support in Topic Pages – With this feature, topic editors and curators can save a page edit as a draft which is a feature parity to SharePoint page authoring. Roadmap ID: 85593
  • 🆕 Microsoft Stream: Updated Web player for video & audio files in SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, and OneDrive for Government Clouds – The web player for audio and video files that are stored in OneDrive and SharePoint (including when those files are embedded in Teams, Yammer, and SharePoint), is updated with a new user look and feel, and adheres to greater levels of accessibility for keyboard navigation and screen readers. Roadmap ID: 87204
  • SharePoint: Navigation Switcher – With the new Nav Switcher feature, users can easily customize their team site by changing navigation’s orientation and visibility to achieve different look and feel, layouts, and alignment styles. Roadmap ID: 85568
  • Azure Active Directory, OneDrive, and SharePoint for Business: Azure B2B integration with OneDrive and SharePoint is now generally available – The Azure B2B Integration with OneDrive and SharePoint is now generally available. This integration is currently disabled by default but can be enabled using the SharePoint Online Management Shell. Roadmap ID: 81955