2021 CW 51 Microsoft 365 Roadmap changes

from 12/13/2021 to 12/19/2021

86 Microsoft 365 Roadmap Items were changed and 12 Microsoft 365 Roadmap Items were added

Changes

Changed Property: RM Description

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85583 Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery: Jobs queue The new Collections queue experience in Advanced eDiscovery helps organizations who are executing a high volume of Collections across and within cases at one time to manage pending Collections. Once the concurrent Collections threshold is reached for the organization, the new queue experience allows an eDiscovery manager to see their pending and in progress Collections, including prioritizing or cancelling pending collections. The Advanced eDiscovery jobs queue experience will help organizations with a high volume of eDiscovery activities manage and prioritize jobs within and across cases to improve efficiency of execution. The new jobs queue will include jobs such as advanced indexing, collections, analytics, and export to help improve workflows and enable prioritization and cancellation of pending jobs. N/A
85661 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. This feature has been delayed. A new roadmap entry will be added when we have new information. 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. 01/01/2022
60371 Outlook for Windows: Signature cloud settings Your Signature settings are stored in the cloud so your experience is consistent when you access Outlook for Windows on any computer. Your Signature settings are stored in the cloud, so your experience is consistent when you access Outlook for Windows on any computer. This feature has been delayed and will only be available in Beta Channel. 07/01/2022
89065 Microsoft Teams: Front row layout for Teams Rooms on Windows Front row is a new layout that enables better hybrid meetings. This layout is added to layout picker that users can switch to from Teams room console layout dialog. Front row bring remote participants to eye level to participants in rooms and adds additional metadata like chat and a visible raise hand roster to give in room users better context of what's happening in the meeting and create an inclusive environment. Front row layout can be set as default layout for your meetings by device admins or can be turned off depending on customer needs. Front row is available on all displays sizes small or big. Front row is a new layout for Microsoft Teams Rooms, designed to enhance hybrid meetings and provide in-room participants with greater context of what is happening across various aspects of the meeting. With front row, remote attendees are seen in the room at eye level and additional meeting experiences including chat, and a rostered view of participants with raised hands, are brought to the front of room screen. Users can select the front row layout from the layout chooser experience on the Teams Rooms console. It can also be set as the default layout or turned off altogether by device admins. Front row will be available for all Teams Rooms on Windows and across all display sizes. 01/01/2022
81800 Microsoft Teams: Related content during meeting scheduling on mobile Related Content makes meetings more effective by providing customers with important information from their mailboxes, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint sites. Related content during scheduling will help meeting organizers schedule more effective meetings by attaching relevant files to the meeting. This feature is delayed with an unforeseeable future date. We will communicate when this feature is coming available. Related Content makes meetings more effective by providing customers with important information from their mailboxes, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint sites. Related content during scheduling will help meeting organizers schedule more effective meetings by attaching relevant files to the meeting. 12/01/2021
80365 Outlook for Windows: Every meeting online for GCC-High and DoD Update your settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option. This feature is postponed and will be republished as soon as the timeline is defined. Update your settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option. 12/01/2021
80164 Outlook for Windows: Every meeting online for GCC Update your settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option. This feature is postponed and will be republished as soon as the timeline is defined. Update your settings to make every meeting you create a Teams Meeting by default so you no longer need to remember to click the Teams Meeting option. 12/01/2021
72211 Microsoft Teams: Pairing the channel and the corresponding SharePoint folder name. When renaming a Teams’ channel, the corresponding SharePoint folder will be renamed and reflect the new name. This will help create consistency across Microsoft 365 endpoints, making it easier on users to find their files from anywhere.  This new feature will be available for all Standard and Private channels. For Standard channels – The corresponding folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For Private channels – The corresponding site name and the folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For legacy Teams channels that were renamed prior to this rollout, there will be no change in experience. When a legacy channel is renamed after this release, it will simultaneously rename the corresponding SharePoint folder. This feature has been updated to reflect new timing. When renaming a Teams’ channel, the corresponding SharePoint folder will be renamed and reflect the new name. This will help create consistency across Microsoft 365 endpoints, making it easier on users to find their files from anywhere.  This new feature will be available for all Standard and Private channels. For Standard channels – The corresponding folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For Private channels – The corresponding site name and the folder in SharePoint will be renamed. For legacy Teams channels that were renamed prior to this rollout, there will be no change in experience. When a legacy channel is renamed after this release, it will simultaneously rename the corresponding SharePoint folder.  This feature has been updated to reflect new timing. 02/01/2022
70754 Microsoft Teams: View switcher The new view switcher in the top bar of a Teams meeting allows participants to control how they prefer to see the meeting content. Choose between Together mode, Focus, Gallery at top, and Full screen. This feature is postponed due to a redesign and will be republished as soon as the timeline is defined. The new view switcher in the top bar of a Teams meeting allows participants to control how they prefer to see the meeting content. Choose between Together mode, Focus, Gallery at top, and Full screen. 12/01/2021
83611 Microsoft Teams: Teams webinar capabilities for GCC Schedule and deliver 1,000 person webinars with the same Teams app you use for meetings! Webinar capabilities support registration page creation, email confirmation for registrants, host management for attendee video and audio, attendance report, plus interactive features like polls, chat and reactions. This feature is postponed and will be republished as soon as the timeline is defined. Schedule and deliver 1,000 person webinars with the same Teams app you use for meetings! Webinar capabilities support registration page creation, email confirmation for registrants, host management for attendee video and audio, attendance report, plus interactive features like polls, chat and reactions. 12/01/2021
82081 Microsoft Search and Office 365 for Business: Topics in Microsoft 365 Profile Cards Users will now be able to add Topics to their profile card in Microsoft 365. Topics are terms that individuals can add to their profile through their profile card or Office Delve. Users can add topics to their profile to make it easier for people to learn more about them. Topics can be skills, projects, and even hobbies. When others search for a term that matches a topic on their profile, their name and profile picture may show up in search results across Microsoft apps. Users will now be able to add Topics to their profile card in Microsoft 365. Topics are terms that individuals can add to their profile through their profile card or Office Delve. Users can add topics to their profile to make it easier for people to learn more about them. Topics can be skills, projects, and even hobbies. When others search for a term that matches a topic on their profile, their name and profile picture may show up in search results across Microsoft apps.  This feature has been cancelled. 12/01/2021

Changed Property: RM Release

RM ID RM Title Old Value New Value check before
67092 Microsoft Compliance Center: Expanded support to search and export items in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Recycle Bin in Advanced eDiscovery January CY2022 February CY2022 02/01/2022
56256 Microsoft Project: Project for the web and Roadmap capabilities for GCC December CY2021 January CY2022 01/01/2022
88510 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information Governance - Configuration option to block the ability to edit metadata for records N/A January CY2022 01/01/2022
88509 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information Governance - Allow record label to start "unlocked" for manual records declaration N/A February CY2022 02/01/2022
85663 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Records Management – Disable unlocking of records N/A January CY2022 01/01/2022
85567 OneDrive and SharePoint: Improved Move or Copy user experience December CY2021 January CY2022 01/01/2022
82038 Microsoft Compliance center: Additional third-party data connectors (Veritas) December CY2021 February CY2022 02/01/2022
60371 Outlook for Windows: Signature cloud settings July CY2021 July CY2022 07/01/2022
87506 Microsoft Teams: Admins can pin message extensions January CY2022 February CY2022 02/01/2022
82049 Microsoft Viva: Use Syntex taxonomy to generate topics December CY2021 February CY2022 02/01/2022
86906 Microsoft Teams: 2x2 video in Gallery view for web meetings in Safari for GCC High and DoD December CY2021 June CY2022 06/01/2022
86896 Microsoft Teams: Domain Customization for Webinar Communications December CY2021 March CY2022 03/01/2022
86757 Microsoft Teams: Isolated audio feed capabilities December CY2021 January CY2022 01/01/2022
86370 Microsoft Teams: Hide your own video in Teams meeting December CY2021 January CY2022 01/01/2022
85737 Microsoft Teams: Automated webinar invite December CY2021 March CY2022 03/01/2022
83614 Microsoft Teams: Embedded CART captioning support for Teams meetings for GCC-High and DOD December CY2021 January CY2022 01/01/2022
83486 Microsoft Teams: Video Streams Out via AJA or Blackmagic Design Hardware for GCC-High and DoD December CY2021 March CY2022 03/01/2022
82838 Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript for Teams Meetings for DoD December CY2021 September CY2022 09/01/2022
82812 Microsoft Teams: Video Streams Out via AJA or Blackmagic Design Hardware. December CY2021 January CY2022 01/01/2022
82325 Microsoft Teams: Answer Meeting Nudges with Video for iOS December CY2021 March CY2022 03/01/2022
82230 Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript for Teams Meetings for GCC-High December CY2021 May CY2022 05/01/2022
72211 Microsoft Teams: Pairing the channel and the corresponding SharePoint folder name. October CY2021 February CY2022 02/01/2022
70615 Outlook: on the web - React to an email message December CY2021 February CY2022 02/01/2022
69097 Outlook for Android: Reactions December CY2021 February CY2022 02/01/2022
69095 Outlook for iOS: Reactions December CY2021 February CY2022 02/01/2022
68774 Microsoft Teams: Transcription for 1:1 Calls December CY2021 January CY2022 01/01/2022
65944 Microsoft Teams: Video filters December CY2021 March CY2022 03/01/2022
88716 SharePoint: Quick chart webpart for doc libraries December CY2021 January CY2022 01/01/2022
88710 SharePoint: Rules engine for alerts December CY2021 January CY2022 01/01/2022
88706 SharePoint: Automatically build visualization of library metadata with Power BI December CY2021 January CY2022 01/01/2022
85611 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Updates to the common attachment filter in the anti-malware policy December CY2021 February CY2022 02/01/2022
85552 Microsoft Stream: Generate captions for a video uploaded to SharePoint and OneDrive December CY2021 March CY2022 03/01/2022
57304 SharePoint: Microsoft Lists and SharePoint document libraries - Gallery view December CY2021 March CY2022 03/01/2022

Changed Property: RM Release Phase

RM ID RM Title Old Value New Value check before
86718 Microsoft Teams: Queue view for virtual visits scheduled in the Microsoft Bookings app General Availability Preview, General Availability 01/01/2022
88510 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information Governance - Configuration option to block the ability to edit metadata for records Preview General Availability, Preview 01/01/2022
88509 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information Governance - Allow record label to start "unlocked" for manual records declaration Preview Preview, General Availability 02/01/2022
85663 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Records Management – Disable unlocking of records Preview General Availability, Preview 01/01/2022
88533 Outlook: Viva topics in Outlook General Availability General Availability, Preview 02/01/2022
82038 Microsoft Compliance center: Additional third-party data connectors (Veritas) General Availability Preview, General Availability 02/01/2022

Changed Property: RM Status

RM ID RM Title Old Value New Value check before
85821 Microsoft Teams: Split video layout across multiple screens for Teams Rooms on Windows In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
85444 Microsoft Teams: Hot Desking on Teams Display In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
85326 Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room Presenter support for DoD In development Launched 12/01/2021
85821 Microsoft Teams: Split video layout across multiple screens for Teams Rooms on Windows Rolling out Launched 12/01/2021
85661 Microsoft Viva: Focus time experiences in Viva Insights app in Microsoft Teams In development Cancelled 01/01/2022
60371 Outlook for Windows: Signature cloud settings Rolling out In development 07/01/2022
53964 Visio: Draw Shape Tool in Visio for the web In development Launched 12/01/2021
86539 Outlook: Tone detector in Microsoft Editor for Outlook on the web In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
85669 Microsoft Stream: Empty tenant recycle bin as Stream admin In development Launched 12/01/2021
85636 Exchange: Scheduler now supports recurring meetings In development Launched 12/01/2021
85568 SharePoint: Navigation Switcher In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
82198 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Insider risk management - Native triggers (New signals, indicator selection, customization, Activity explorer) In development Rolling out N/A
82098 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Enhancements to quarantine message preview In development Launched 12/01/2021
82097 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Quarantine integration for user and admin submissions In development Launched 12/01/2021
82009 Microsoft 365 admin center: Priority Accounts Exchange Online Monitoring In development Launched 12/01/2021
82002 Microsoft Stream: Variable playback speed (0.5-2x) for Microsoft Teams meeting recordings Rolling out Launched 10/01/2021
81974 Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) for GCC-H and DoD In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
81973 Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) for GCC In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
81843 Microsoft Forms: Improved Forms mobile experience for Form Creation or Analysis In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
79326 Outlook: Compose Your Messages with Microsoft Editor In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
76495 Visio: Custom colors in Visio for the web In development Launched 12/01/2021
70735 Microsoft Information Protection: Configure external sharing for sensitivity labels in Teams and SharePoint sites In development Launched 12/01/2021
70570 Outlook: on the web - New files search in compose mode In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
64685 SharePoint: Auto-News Digest In development Launched 12/01/2021
62450 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Quarantine - Custom Policy and Folder In development Launched 12/01/2021
62449 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Request Release workflow In development Launched 12/01/2021
85643 Microsoft Stream: Video viewer retention analytics - See which parts of a video are watched In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
85628 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance and records management: new retention engine for SharePoint Online (Government clouds) In development Launched 12/01/2021
85566 SharePoint: SharePoint site template admin controls in PowerShell Rolling out Launched 12/01/2021
85561 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Updates to spam reporting In development Launched 12/01/2021
82956 Microsoft Teams: Dynamic Emergency Calling for Work From Home In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
82193 OneDrive and Microsoft Stream: Sharing Links that block download for most video and audio files In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
82161 SharePoint: SharePoint admin center- Manage Teams and channel connected team sites In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
81800 Microsoft Teams: Related content during meeting scheduling on mobile In development Cancelled 12/01/2021
80365 Outlook for Windows: Every meeting online for GCC-High and DoD In development Cancelled 12/01/2021
80164 Outlook for Windows: Every meeting online for GCC In development Cancelled 12/01/2021
72211 Microsoft Teams: Pairing the channel and the corresponding SharePoint folder name. Rolling out In development 02/01/2022
70754 Microsoft Teams: View switcher In development Cancelled 12/01/2021
67356 Office app: New Ink Toolbox for iPhone and iPad In development Launched 12/01/2021
64161 Microsoft Lists: mobile app (iOS) - built on SharePoint In development Launched 12/01/2021
88481 OneDrive and SharePoint: Markup Ink for Edit HVC (high-value controls) In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
86699 Microsoft Teams: Career Coach – Improved IT onboarding In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
85625 OneDrive: Image Utility Edit Control (Crop, Adjustment, Filters) In development Launched 12/01/2021
85613 SharePoint: Hub to hub site association In development Launched 12/01/2021
85395 Microsoft Teams: Cortana now available for EDU customers in international markets Rolling out Launched 11/01/2021
83728 OneDrive: Sharing experience - Copy link In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
83611 Microsoft Teams: Teams webinar capabilities for GCC In development Cancelled 12/01/2021
82173 Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Updates to the Mailflow Status Report In development Rolling out 12/01/2021
82081 Microsoft Search and Office 365 for Business: Topics in Microsoft 365 Profile Cards In development Cancelled 12/01/2021
81974 Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) for GCC-H and DoD Rolling out Launched 12/01/2021
81973 Microsoft Information Protection: Microsoft 365 Endpoint data loss prevention (DLP) for GCC Rolling out Launched 12/01/2021
72213 Outlook: Renaming of Notifications pane on web In development Launched 12/01/2021
70791 SharePoint: Events web part will display event images In development Launched 12/01/2021
68809 Microsoft Lists: offline mode In development Launched 12/01/2021

Changed Property: RM Title

RM ID RM Title Old Value New Value check before
85583 Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery: Jobs queue Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery: Collections queue Microsoft 365 Compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery: Jobs queue N/A

CW51 New Roadmap Items

RM ID RM Title RM Status RM Release RM Tags check before
89249 Microsoft Teams: End-to-end encryption for Teams calling In development General Availability 03/01/2022
88822 Outlook: Working hours and location In development General Availability Targeted Release 06/01/2022
87354 Microsoft Teams: Enable third-party Teams app developers to test the in-product purchase experience within the Teams client In development General Availability 01/01/2022
89065 Microsoft Teams: Front row layout for Teams Rooms on Windows In development General Availability 01/01/2022
88826 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Built-in filters in Activity explorer In development General Availability 01/01/2022
86730 Microsoft Teams: Meeting room capacity notifications for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android In development General Availability 02/01/2022
88823 Microsoft Stream: Configure Stream tile in M365 app launcher to go to new Stream app on Office.com In development General Availability Targeted Release 03/01/2022
83946 Microsoft 365 admin center: Service usage for Message Center Posts In development General Availability 01/01/2022
90047 Microsoft Project: Self-serve trials In development General Availability 01/01/2022
88827 Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance - Apply retention label action at end of retention period In development Preview N/A
88821 Visio: Self-service trials In development General Availability 01/01/2022
88830 OneDrive: New OneDrive Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Tool In development General Availability 12/01/2021

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