Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-29

Thirty-two items were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, July 12 – 18, 2020. In an effort to keep the weekly digest post from being extraordinarily long, I have separated the Office 365 Roadmap updates out again for this week.

Note: The Estimated Release dates listed below are subject to change. The direct link provided for each item can be used to determine if the estimated release date has been updated since the time of publication.

DescriptionFeature IDEstimated ReleaseDetails
Microsoft Forms: New Office 365 Header66010July CY2020Added: 13 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Forms
Microsoft Forms will now have a similar look to the other Office 365 family of apps.
AIP scanner for on-premises available for DoD66156Q3 CY2020Added: 14 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: AIP, DoD
Azure Information Protection Scanner helps you manage and protect your on-premises data. The scanner can be configured to periodically scan your on premises repositories such as File Servers and on-premises SharePoint servers to discover, label and protect sensitive data based on company policies. This is particularly important in scenarios where you’re planning data migration from on-premises to cloud storage or working towards meeting regulatory and compliance requirements such as GDPR.
AIP Unified Labeling client for Windows available for Government clouds (DoD)66158Q3 CY2020Added: 14 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: AIP, DoD
The Azure Information Protection unified labeling client for Windows is a downloadable client for organizations that use sensitivity labels to classify and protect documents and emails. This client also has a viewer for organizations that don’t have their own information protection infrastructure but want to consume content that has been protected by other organizations that use a Rights Management service from Microsoft.
SharePoint: Caching SharePoint Online Videos on Azure Content Delivery Network to improve video playback and reliability66065Q3 CY2020Added: 14 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: SharePoint
Introducing Content Delivery Network (CDN) support for videos stored in SharePoint and OneDrive videos to improve video streaming performance and the overall user experience. Videos will be streamed from the CDN closest to the user to optimize the user experience.
OneDrive: Improved Sync Warning for Locked Office Files66099July CY2020Added: 14 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: OneDrive
New warning experience in OneDrive sync app when there are local changes to an Office file that cannot be uploaded because someone else has the document open in edit mode in Office on the web.
Remove a Teams message from the Teams chat or channel (Communication Compliance)66100July CY2020Added: 14 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: M365 Compliance
Communication Compliance can now remove a message from the Teams chat or channel, so that recipients do not have to see or be offended by the message. Instead, the message will be replaced with a policy tip explaining that it was removed due to sensitive content.
Microsoft Teams: Read Receipts in GCC High and DoD66132August CY2020Added: 14 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams, GCC High, DoD
Read receipts will soon be available in all clouds. Read receipts in private chats allow senders to know that a message was read by the recipients.
Bookings: Clone an existing Bookings calendar66138Q4 CY2020Added: 14 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Bookings
Duplicate current Bookings calendar in order to create a new calendar with the same properties and customization as an existing one.
Bookings: Add an attachment to notification emails66139Q1 CY2021Added: 14 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Bookings
Adding the ability to include specific attachments in email communications that are sent following an appointment booking.
Bookings: Updates to Staff roles66140Q4 CY2020Added: 14 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Bookings
Addition of a Scheduler role and changes to roles with calendar privileges.
Bookings: “Cc” functionality to email notifications66141Q4 CY2020Added: 14 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Bookings
‘Cc’ an additional email address on confirmation and reminder emails.
Bookings: Updated user experience66142Q4 CY2020Added: 14 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Bookings
Updated design and enhanced user experience for viewing main components of the web app and create a more connected experience.
Yammer Mobile: Filtering Community Content for Questions65533July CY2020Added: 15 July 2020
Status: Rolling out
App/Service: Yammer
When using the Mobile client, Yammer uses will be able to filter community content to see all questions, and unanswered questions while on mobile.
Yammer Mobile: Change a regular conversation post into a question65534July CY2020Added: 15 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Yammer
Community managers can turn a regular conversation into a question, if the person creating the post didn’t use the Question type when creating it. This can be helpful when you want to use the question and answer features for this post, such as marking a best answer and enabling people to view this in unanswered questions if people haven’t responded.
SharePoint: Portal Launch Wizard in SharePoint PowerShell66162Q3 CY2020Added: 15 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: SharePoint
The Portal Launch wizard available via SharePoint PowerShell is designed to configure the deployment waves when launching a new site. It also provides an automatic redirect for users dependent on which redirect option is selected.
Multiple Number Dialing66194July CY2020Added: 16 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Teams now supports dialing additional numbers for a given user. A new split button in the chat header for audio/video calling displays multiple numbers for a single contact as available numbers with which to initiate a call.
SharePoint: Site Performance Page for Site Owners and Editors66196Q3 CY2020Added: 16 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: SharePoint
The Site Performance Page will be available for the site home page under site settings. It will display results from the Page Diagnostics for SharePoint tool and the information will be available within SharePoint. If the Page Diagnostics for SharePoint tool is run on the published and the latest draft version of a page it allows comparison of the two to see that the page health is improving.
Outlook for Android: Two way synchronization with local Calendar63429July CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Outlook – Android
Provides 2-way synchronization between the Outlook for Android calendar and users’ local device calendar. When enable, events created in the Outlook app can be viewed and/edited from other local calendar apps, and vice versa, events created in the local other calendar apps can be viewed and edited from within Outlook.
Microsoft Teams: Spellchecker added for Teams desktop client on GCCH and DoD clouds66195Q4 CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams, GCC High, DoD
Spellchecker added for Teams desktop client on GCCH and DoD clouds.
Microsoft Teams: 3×3 video on collaboration bar66346December CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Ability to view 9 video streams simultaneously.
Microsoft Teams: 1080p Resolution – Outgoing video on collaboration bar66350December CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
1080p resolution for outgoing video stream.
Microsoft Teams: Dual front-of-room screens support on collaboration bar66351December CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Support for dual screens.
Microsoft Teams: Center of Room Meeting Console support on collaboration bar66352December CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Console that is used to control the meeting experience on the device.
Microsoft Teams: Raise Hands from collaboration bar66353July CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Ability to use the raise hands Teams meeting feature from the device and/or console.
Microsoft Teams: Pin Video from collaboration bar66354July CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Ability to pin the video stream of a participant from the device/console, keeping the pinned user’s video visible in the gallery. This “pinned view” is only applied to the gallery view in the meeting room and not to other meeting participant’s views.
Microsoft Teams: Consume and control structured meeting role support and roster controls (presenter/attendee) from collaboration bar66355July CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Allows meeting organizer to assign meeting roles (presenter and attendee) from the device, which enables those users to take specific actions in the meeting (ex: who can mute others, who can present content, etc.).
Microsoft Teams: Control live captions from collaboration bar66356July CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Ability to turn on live captions from the device UX.
Microsoft Teams: Wired HDMI support on collaboration bar66357December CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Allows users to project a mirror image of their PC to a screen supported by a Teams device, through a HDMI cable.
Microsoft Teams: Personal mode on collaboration bar66358December CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
Device UX optimized for use in a personal space scenario (e.g. home office), using personal credentials.
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Quarantine Filtering66361July CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: Rolling out
App/Service: O365 ATP
Admins will soon be able to filter the quarantine by policy type or policy name, showing just the items quarantined by each policy.
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Configuration Analyzer66362August CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: O365 ATP
Configuration Analyzer will be a place for you to compare your policies settings against the Recommended settings for EOP and Office 365 ATP security. Config Analyzer will measure your current policy settings against either the Standard or the Strict recommendations. We will also provide a history of setting changes so that you can compare and see when changes were made and how they affected your environment.
Microsoft Information Protection: Support for Double-byte Character Set languages (Preview)66363August CY2020Added: 17 July 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: MIP
Microsoft Information Protection solutions such as Data Loss Prevention, Exact Data Match and Communication Compliance will benefit from the ability to detect double-byte language characters found in East Asian languages, such as Japanese and Chinese, improving the ability to understand, label, and protect customer data.

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