Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-28

Due to numerous announcements regarding new features for Microsoft Teams, there were thirty-two items added over the last week. So in an effort to keep the weekly digest post from being extraordinarily long, I have separated the Office 365 Roadmap updates out for this week.

Below are the items added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week…

DescriptionFeature IDEstimated ReleaseDetails
Exchange: Linux and PowerShell v7.0 Support to the Exchange Online V2 PowerShell Module65759January CY2021Added: 07 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Exchange
Managing Exchange Online with Modern Authentication and EXO V2 module is currently restricted to Windows machine and PowerShell Version 5.1 or lower. With this change we are adding support for Linux and Windows PowerShell 7.0 or higher to the EXO V2 module.
Microsoft Information Protection: Information Protection and Governance: Trainable Classifiers65764December CY2020Added: 07 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: MIP
Customers can use machine learning through built-in and build-your-own models to classify sensitive content.
Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match will support data configuration65880September CY2020Added: 07 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: MIP
Exact Data Match will support data configuration, allowing text case and character delimiters to optionally be ignored, helping reduce the need for manually defining minor variations in the hashed and uploaded data being protected.
OneDrive: Move and keep sharing65907Q3 CY2020Added: 07 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: OneDrive
Business users can choose to keep sharing with collaborators when they move their files between shared libraries or from OneDrive to a shared library.
OneDrive: Sync admin reports65909Q4 CY2020Added: 07 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: OneDrive
New dashboard to check sync app versions, sync status, top sync errors on individual devices and monitor deployment progress of Known Folder Move.
OneDrive: Consolidation of OneDrive-SharePoint admin centers65911Q4 CY2020Added: 07 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: OneDrive
All OneDrive admin capabilities, including controls for sharing, access, sync, and storage, will be available in the SharePoint admin center, consolidating admin tools in one place.
OneDrive: Mute comment notifications65912Q3 CY2020Added: 07 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: OneDrive
We’re adding the option to turn off comment notifications for individual files.
Microsoft Teams: Cortana in Teams65346August CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Cortana is coming to the Teams mobile app, using AI and the Microsoft Graph to provide voice assistance in Teams. These voice assistance experiences are delivered using Cortana enterprise-grade services that meet Microsoft 365 privacy, security and compliance commitments. Cortana will be available in the Teams mobile app on iOS and Android in the coming weeks for Microsoft 365 Enterprise users in the U.S. in English.
Microsoft Teams: Change notification API for Microsoft Teams messages65981Q3 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Developers will have the ability to subscribe to change notifications for Microsoft Team messages, including channel messages, 1:1/group chats, and all messages in a tenant.
Outlook for iOS: Option to reply with your availability or an event invitation65441July CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Outlook – iOS
Quickly reply to an email message by selecting a suggested reply such as schedule a meeting or send your availability for a preferred time to meet.
Microsoft Teams: Together mode65942Q3 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Together mode uses of AI segmentation technology in meetings to digitally place participants in a shared background, making it feel like you’re sitting in the same room with everyone else.
Microsoft Teams: Dynamic view65943Q3 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Dynamic view user AI in meetings to dynamically optimize shared content and video participants. New controls let you personalize the view to suit your preferences and needs, such as the ability to show shared content and specific participants side-by-side.
Microsoft Teams: Video filters65944Q4 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Before joining a meeting, you can use the filters to subtly adjust lighting levels and soften the focus of the camera to customize your appearance.
Microsoft Teams: Reflect messaging extension65945July CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Gives managers, leaders or teachers an easy way to check in with how their team or students are feeling — either in general, or about a specific topic like work-life balance, the status of a project, current events, or a change within the organization. IT administrators will be able to install the Reflect extension from GitHub, and then make it available to employees in their organization in the message extension menu.
Microsoft Teams: Live reactions65946Q4 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
React during a meeting using emojis that will appear to all participants.
Microsoft Teams: PowerPoint Live Presentations to Teams65947Q4 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
PowerPoint Live Presentations can assist users in making their presentations engaging and inclusive. Everyone in the audience can navigate their view of the slides, provide instant feedback in the form of live reactions, and provide comments and rate the presentation at the end. Live Presentations are generally available on PowerPoint for the web. We plan to bring this to Teams further enabling audience engagement right from Teams.
Microsoft Teams: Chat bubbles65948Q4 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation.
Microsoft Teams: Live Captions with speaker attribution (EN-US)65949July CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Teams already provides live captions as a way to follow along with what is being said in the meeting, we’re also adding speaker attribution so captions will specify who is speaking.
Microsoft Teams: Large meeting support65951Q4 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Hold interactive meetings with more attendees—up to 1,000.
Microsoft Teams: Overflow meetings65952Q4 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
When attendees exceed the meeting attendee limit, the meeting will scale to accommodate up to 20,000 in an experience where they can watch.
Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Whiteboard updates65953Q3 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Whiteboard in Teams will soon be updated with new features including sticky notes, pen and ink, and drag and drop capabilities. These features enable team members who don’t have access to a touchscreen or Surface Hub to participate in whiteboarding sessions during Teams meetings.
Microsoft Teams: Suggested replies65954July CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Suggested replies in Teams chat uses assistive AI to create short responses based on the context of the previous message.
Microsoft Teams: Room Remote for Microsoft Teams Room and collaboration bar65960Q4 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
This experience in Teams mobile, will provide meeting device controls, such as the ability to join and leave the meeting, mute and unmute the room, adjust audio volume, and turn cameras on and off.
Microsoft Teams: Support for Cortana voice assistance on Microsoft Teams Room devices65961Q4 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Cortana voice assistance gives users the ability to manage controls on Microsoft Teams Room devices using spoken commands.
Microsoft Teams: Wirelessly cast to Teams devices65962Q4 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Wirelessly cast to any Teams Room, collaboration bar or Surface Hub device, enabling seamless ad-hoc in-person collaboration for people in a shared space.
Microsoft Teams: Coordinated Meetings with Microsoft Teams Room and Surface Hub65963Q3 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Enables a coordinated meeting experience between Surface Hub and Microsoft Teams Room devices, enabling users to operate both devices in the same room, in the same meeting.
Microsoft Teams: Proximity Join on Surface Hub65964Q3 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Allows users to join a meeting on a Surface Hub, using their own personal device. Proximity Join also allows users to add a Surface Hub as a resource to their scheduled meeting.
Microsoft Teams: Meeting room capacity notifications for Microsoft Teams Room65965Q4 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Alerts in-room meeting participants if the room is over-capacity based on data defined in a room account. Not all cameras will support this feature.
Microsoft Teams: Live Transcription with speaker attribution (EN-US)65967Q4 CY2020Added: 08 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Live transcripts provide another way to follow along with what has been said and who said it. After a meeting, the transcript file is automatically saved in the chat tab for that meeting.
Microsoft Teams: NDI for Teams66009August CY2020Added: 09 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
NDI for Microsoft Teams converts a meeting participant’s video into a discrete source that can be used in the production tools for professional broadcasts.
Visio: People gallery and modern presence61431Q4 CY2020Added: 10 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Visio
Easily see who is collaborating on your Visio diagram and where they are in the drawing.
Visio: While you were away and catch-up highlights61432Q4 CY2020Added: 10 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Visio
Know who edited your shared document since your last visit, and see what’s changed.

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