2020 CW 44 Microsoft 365 Roadmap changes

from 10/26/2020 to 11/01/2020

64 Microsoft 365 Roadmap Items were changed and 16 Microsoft 365 Roadmap Items were added

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67118Microsoft 365 admin center: Enhanced management capabilities in Microsoft Defender Antivirus for SMB IT adminsNew management capabilities that make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses to get visibility into how Defender Antivirus is protecting the Windows 10 devices in their organizations. From the Microsoft 365 admin center, IT admins will be able to view active threats in their environment, understand which users and devices are affected by them, which of these were blocked or quarantined, and where a review is needed. These admins will also have oversight from one place to see which devices are running Microsoft Defender Antivirus, if those are up to date, and where action is needed. The new capabilities apply to all Windows 10 devices that are enrolled in Microsoft Intune with a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription plan.
New management capabilities that make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses to get visibility into how Defender Antivirus is protecting the Windows 10 devices in their organizations. From the Microsoft 365 admin center, IT admins will be able to view active threats in their environment, understand which users and devices are affected by them, which of these were blocked or quarantined, and where a review is needed. These admins will also have oversight from one place to see which devices are running Microsoft Defender Antivirus, if those are up to date, and where action is needed. The new capabilities apply to all Windows 10 devices that are enrolled in Microsoft Intune with a Microsoft 365 Business Premium subscription plan.10/31/2020
68696Microsoft Teams: Create a task from a message in the Desktop Client for Microsoft TeamsThis personalized, actionable briefing email from Cortana, automatically delivered to your Outlook inbox to help you start the day on track and stay on top of tasks, will support Spanish.Quickly create tasks right from any Microsoft Teams chat or channel conversation without having to switch apps or windows. Select More options on a Teams message to choose 'Create task' and track in the Tasks app in Teams.10/31/2020
68698Outlook: Outlook on the web - Favorite people and calendar event browser notificationsSome messages result in follow-up actions. With the "create a task from a message" feature in Teams, you'll be able to create a task from a message in group or 1:1 chats or from a channel post or reply. Powered by the new Tasks in Teams experience, this functionality will allow you to choose which individual task list or shared plan you'd like to save the task to. This roadmap item represents the desktop functionality. We will listen to feedback from the desktop experience and will then plan to implement a similar experience for Teams mobile, if feedback indicates that would be valuable.You will be able to receive browser notifications for your favorite people and calendar events from Outlook. You can control in Settings if you want to receive browser notifications for your favorite people, for events, or for both.09/30/2020
68700Microsoft Information Protection: Configure external sharing for sensitivity labels in Teams and SharePoint sitesYou will be able to receive browser notifications for your favorite people and calendar events from Outlook. You can control in Settings if you want to receive browser notifications for your favorite people, for events, or for both.With this update, you can set controls on external sharing while configuring a Team or site protection policy. This new external sharing control is granular. For example you can set a very restrictive one for a Team or site labeled ?confidential??restricting sharing with people outside the organization or set a very relaxed one for a Team or site labeled ?general??allowing anyone with a link to access without requiring sign-in.11/30/2020
68701Microsoft Teams: Out of OfficeWith this update, you can set controls on external sharing while configuring a Team or site protection policy. This new external sharing control is granular. For example you can set a very restrictive one for a Team or site labeled ?confidential??restricting sharing with people outside the organization or set a very relaxed one for a Team or site labeled ?general??allowing anyone with a link to access without requiring sign-in.Let others know that you are not available by scheduling your Out of Office in Teams. During this time, your presence status will change to "Out of Office" and your status message will be displayed when someone reaches out to you via chat. Additionally, your Outlook calendar and automatic replies will be updated accordingly.11/30/2020
68703Office app: Changing update channel names for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on iOS, Mac and AndroidLet others know that you are not available by scheduling your Out of Office in Teams. During this time, your presence status will change to "Out of Office" and your status message will be displayed when someone reaches out to you via chat. Additionally, your Outlook calendar and automatic replies will be updated accordingly.We are changing the update channel names for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on iOS, Mac and Android to bring consistency to update channel names across all the platforms Office is available on, and to enable organizations to make better decisions around their servicing strategy. The new update channel names will include Current Channel and Beta Channel. While Insider program remains, we will use Beta Channel and Current Channel (Preview) as the new names for the update channels designed for our early adopter/Insider audience. Only the names of the existing update channels are changing. These update channels still work the same way as they did before.10/31/2020
68704Microsoft Compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery - Collect and review encrypted content attached to local copy in ExchangeWe are changing the update channel names for Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise on iOS, Mac and Android to bring consistency to update channel names across all the platforms Office is available on, and to enable organizations to make better decisions around their servicing strategy. The new update channel names will include Current Channel and Beta Channel. While Insider program remains, we will use Beta Channel and Current Channel (Preview) as the new names for the update channels designed for our early adopter/Insider audience. Only the names of the existing update channels are changing. These update channels still work the same way as they did before.Now eDiscovery managers will be able to collect and review content encrypted with Microsoft encryption technologies and attached as a local copy to an email in Exchange from the Advanced eDiscovery solution.10/31/2020
68935Microsoft Teams: Recording 3x3 gallery view for Microsoft Teams RoomsView up to 9 meeting participants during a Teams meeting in the 3x3 gallery view.View up to nine meeting participants during a Teams meeting recording in the 3x3 gallery view.10/31/2020
71041Outlook for iOS: Show Weather in CalendarStay on top of what's changing in the weather at a glance at your Outlook Calendar across multiple views based on your current location.?Stay on top of what's changing in the weather at a glance at your Outlook Calendar across multiple views based on your current location.11/30/2020
72353Outlook for Android: Favorites for additional customersOutlook for Android:? Microsoft 365 US Government Community Cloud (GCC) customers with moderate and high security requirements, and the Department of Defense will be able to tag people, folders and groups as favorites. These customers will be able to have the option to set their email notifications based on their preferences including only from their favorite people.Outlook for Android: ?Microsoft 365 US Government Community Cloud (GCC) customers with moderate and high security requirements, and the Department of Defense will be able to tag people, folders and groups as favorites. These customers will be able to have the option to set their email notifications based on their preferences including only from their favorite people.09/30/2020
67163One Drive: Create Shared LibrarySimplified and streamlined experience for creating new TeamSites from OneDrive web.We?re updating the existing experience of creating new Shared Libraries from OneDrive on the web to make it simpler and easier to create collaborative spaces.10/31/2020
59929Microsoft Project: convert the existing Roadmap groups accesses to use the new Common Data Service APIsIn order to deliver against the Common Data Service (CDS) platform of data usage, we will convert the existing Roadmap groups accesses to use the new CDS APIs.? This will allow users to have access to the data within CDS.In order to deliver against the Common Data Service (CDS) platform of data usage, we will convert the existing Roadmap groups accesses to use the new CDS APIs. ?This will allow users to have access to the data within CDS.02/28/2021
60371Outlook for Windows: Signature cloud settingsYour Signature settings are stored in the cloud so your experience is consistent when you access Outlook for Windows on any computer.ROLL OUT TEMPORARILY PAUSED FOR NOVEMBER 2020.?Your Signature settings are stored in the cloud so your experience is consistent when you access Outlook for Windows on any computer.11/30/2020
63776SharePoint: Updates to site header optionsNew options will become available to customize the branding of modern SharePoint sites. Site creators will be able to choose to show or hide the site title and will have additional configuration options for site logo - a square site logo thumbnail or a non-square site logo. Both changes will be reflected in the Site settings Change the look panel.Custom SharePoint branding options are expanding to include new header configurations for modern sites in addition to the header options you are familiar with today. In the Change the look panel, new minimal and extended header layouts will become available along with the option to toggle site title visibility and select an additional square site logo thumbnail image that displays in search results. Additionally, the default site header for new SharePoint sites will be updated to the compact header instead of the standard header for all sites created after the updates launch.09/30/2020
68840Exchange: Update to Exchange Online Reply-All Storm ProtectionThis update will give admins the ability to customize the various thresholds and the reply block duration for their organization in regards to a reply-all storm. Additionally, we will provide insights and reports in the modern Exchange admin center for detected reply-all storms and, ?information about the blocked replies.This update will give admins the ability to customize the various thresholds and the reply block duration for their organization in regards to a reply-all storm. Additionally, we will provide insights and reports in the modern Exchange admin center for detected reply-all storms and, information about the blocked replies.02/28/2021
68843Microsoft Forms: Progress Bar for multipage Forms and Quizzes for Government CloudsMicrosoft Forms now provides a setting on multi-page (multi-section) Forms/Quizzes which, when enabled, will show responders a progress bar. The progress bar is a visual indicator telling the responder how far they are through the survey, e.g. "Page 1 of 3". Note: this feature is off by default on new forms and quizzes. Form owner should choose?to?enable this setting if they want to use it. However,?forms/quizzes already existing at rollout?time?will have the progress bar setting checked. This Progress bar feature still is only shown on multi-page forms, and can be easily disabled by the Form owner in the settings pane for that form/quiz.Microsoft Forms now provides a setting on multi-page (multi-section) Forms/Quizzes which, when enabled, will show responders a progress bar. The progress bar is a visual indicator telling the responder how far they are through the survey, e.g. "Page 1 of 3". Note: this feature is off by default on new forms and quizzes. Form owner should choose to enable this setting if they want to use it. However, forms/quizzes already existing at rollout time will have the progress bar setting checked. This Progress bar feature still is only shown on multi-page forms, and can be easily disabled by the Form owner in the settings pane for that form/quiz.10/31/2020
72352Outlook for iOS: Favorites for additional customersMicrosoft 365 US Government Community Cloud (GCC) customers with moderate and high security requirements, and the Department of Defense will be able to tag people, folders and groups as favorites. ?These customers will be able to have the option to set their email notifications based on their preferences including only from their favorite people.Microsoft 365 US Government Community Cloud (GCC) customers with moderate and high security requirements, and the Department of Defense will be able to tag people, folders and groups as favorites. These customers will be able to have the option to set their email notifications based on their preferences including only from their favorite people.09/30/2020
72353Outlook for Android: Favorites for additional customersOutlook for Android: ?Microsoft 365 US Government Community Cloud (GCC) customers with moderate and high security requirements, and the Department of Defense will be able to tag people, folders and groups as favorites. These customers will be able to have the option to set their email notifications based on their preferences including only from their favorite people.Outlook for Android: Microsoft 365 US Government Community Cloud (GCC) customers with moderate and high security requirements, and the Department of Defense will be able to tag people, folders and groups as favorites. These customers will be able to have the option to set their email notifications based on their preferences including only from their favorite people.09/30/2020


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