Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-38

Twenty-six features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, September 13 – 19, 2020. 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.

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 365 Compliance Center: Insider risk management hand-off68686November CY2020Added: 14 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: M365 Compliance
Introducing a new remediation action in Communication Compliance that will enable a user to be added to an existing Insider risk management policy for further evaluation.
Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Policy health check and ability to pause policy68687November CY2020Added: 14 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: M365 Compliance
Provide guidance during Communication Compliance policy creation on the settings used and the potential volume of items that will be captured. Pausing a policy will enable an administrator to manually suspend evaluations of communications.
Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Ability to set a retention period for a Communication Compliance policy68688November CY2020Added: 14 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: M365 Compliance
Introducing the ability to define how long content captured by a Communication Compliance policy is retained.
Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Translate content during investigation68130November CY2020Added: 14 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: M365 Compliance
Leverage Microsoft translator in Communication Compliance to automatically translate messages that are not in the investigator’s preferred language.
Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Burnout and suicide detection68131December CY2020Added: 14 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: M365 Compliance
Deliver new machine learning models for Communication Compliance to detect both burnout and suicidal thoughts.
Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Conflict of interest template68132October CY2020Added: 14 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: M365 Compliance
Introducing a new policy template for Communication Compliance that will monitor communications between two groups of users which can be used for collusion or conflict of interest detection.
Microsoft 365 Compliance Center: Ability to ignore email signature or disclaimer68133October CY2020Added: 14 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: M365 Compliance
Provide the ability within Communication Compliance to define text that should be ignored during policy evaluation to avoid false positives.
Visio: Self-service purchase capabilities for Visio67124September CY2020Added: 14 September 2020
Status: Rolling out
App/Service: Visio
Microsoft is enabling individuals and teams to purchase some Microsoft Visio product directly with their business domain. Self-service purchasing capabilities will allow individuals worldwide (excluding India) to acquire a subscription for Visio Plan 1 and Visio Plan 2. Self-service purchase capabilities are not available for customers who are eligible for Government or Education offers.
Microsoft Teams: PowerPoint File Sharing in GCC-High and DOD68926September CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams, GCC High, DOD
PowerPoint File Sharing allows you to share a PowerPoint file within a Teams Meeting without having to use Desktop or Window sharing.
Outlook for Android: Scan QR code to sign into your work or school account69147October CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Outlook – Android
When notified in Outlook on the web, send yourself a link to Google Play store to download Outlook for Android and scan the on screen QR code to securely log into Outlook without entering your user name and password.
Outlook for iOS: Scan a QR code to sign into your work or school account69148October CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Outlook – iOS
When notified in Outlook on the web, send yourself a link to the Apple app store to download Outlook for iOS and scan the on screen QR code to securely log into Outlook without entering your user name and password.
Yammer: Updated UX of the Yammer tab for Microsoft Teams70073October CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Yammer, Teams
The Yammer tab for Microsoft teams will get updated to include the new Yammer experience.
Yammer: Default to the New Yammer experience on web70321October CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Yammer
The new default setting shows the opt-in toggle for new Yammer to all users. Global admins and Yammer Verified Network admins of existing networks can still control how your organization rolls out the new Yammer experience under the ‘New Yammer’ tab in Yammer Admin settings.
Outlook for iOS: Support Scribble with iPadOS 1470323September CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Outlook – iOS
Once iPadOS 14 is available and you update your OS, you can use the Apple Pencil with Outlook to Scribble in text fields such as the body of your email, keyword Search, new event scheduling. Your hand writing will be converted to text.
Yammer: Browse community files stored in SharePoint with SharePoint library structure and capabilities67240December CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Yammer
Browsing files that have been uploaded to a Yammer community will now have access to the SharePoint files structure and capabilities.
Yammer: Select attachment uploads from SharePoint file picker67241September CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Yammer
When selecting a post attachment, Yammer will now use the SharePoint Online file picker to select the file.
Outlook for iOS: Set Outlook as your default email app with iOS and iPadOS 1467980September CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Outlook – iOS
When iOS and iPadOS 14 are available and you update your OS, you can choose Outlook as your default email app.
Yammer: New people experiences68066December CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Yammer
Enhancing how users can share, post and discover content across their company.
Outlook for iOS: See Outlook calendar details with watchOS 768291September CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Outlook – iOS
See what’s on your calendar tomorrow and at a glance know if you’re marked as free or busy.
Microsoft Teams: Organizational branding for line of business app catalog67111September CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Teams
IT Admins will be able to customize their Teams line-of-business (custom) app catalog using their organization’s branding. This will enhance the user experience (UX) for end users and increase organic discovery and use of an organization’s line-of-business (custom) apps.
Microsoft Information Protection: Auto-classification with sensitivity labels in SPO, EXO, OneDrive for gov clouds67125October CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: MIP, Gov
Auto-classification with sensitivity labels in OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Exchange Online will soon be available in GCC, GCC-High and, DoD environments. With this release, you can start using sensitivity labels at scale for documents stored on OneDrive and SharePoint Online, and for emails in transit in Exchange Online automatically without manual user input.
Yammer: New Live Events Insights65515October CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Yammer
Improve your live events viewership. Monitor attendance, measure engagement, and recognize trends.
Yammer: New Conversation Insights65516November CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Yammer
See which conversations perform best. Monitor engagement, measure reach, & amplify conversations.
Yammer: New Community Insights65591September CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Yammer
Manage and moderate content faster with Yammer Community Insights. Key metrics help admins and users measure engagement and find valuable insights.
Outlook for Windows: Support Immersive Reader56423October CY2020Added: 15 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: Outlook – Windows
With a new option in the Simplified Ribbon, you can access Immersive Reader options in Outlook that are currently available today in Microsoft Word.
SharePoint: Organization Chart Webpart67131October CY2020Added: 17 September 2020
Status: In development
App/Service: SharePoint
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.

3 thoughts on “Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-38

  1. Do you know when Office 365 ProPlus (device) “Microsoft 365 Apps for the enterprise “arrives to CSP? BR Viktor

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