Office 365 Weekly Digest | 2020-37

Welcome to the September 6 – 12, 2020 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were twelve additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including updates for Teams, Lists, Planner, Outlook (Windows, iOS), Forms, and Search. Information for Microsoft Ignite and new dates for existing meeting series have been added. And speaking of Microsoft Ignite, this week’s spotlight event is the “Enabling Remote Work with Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Ignite 2020 Pre-Show” on Tuesday, September 15th at 9am Pacific. Blog posts in last week’s roundup include the announcement of GitHub integration with Microsoft Teams (Preview), a list of Ignite 2020 sessions for Microsoft Search and Yammer, as well as upcoming changes for “Hybrid Voice” connectivity and Cloud Connector Edition. Noteworthy item highlights include the September 2020 feature updates for Workplace Analytics, details on new discounts on meeting and calling experiences in Microsoft Teams, and another reminder regarding Office 2013 client connectivity to Office 365 services. OFFICE 365 ROADMAP Below

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Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-32

Thirty-three features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, August 2 – 8, 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. Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Microsoft Teams: Using Teams background images in non-optimized Virtual Desktop Infrastructure environments 66707 August CY2020 Added: 03 August 2020Status: Rolling outApp/Service: TeamsSupport for background images will be releasing for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environments. Microsoft Teams: Updated meeting creation and expiration policies 66921 Q3 CY2020 Added: 04 August 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: TeamsWe are making changes to how Teams meetings and join links are accessible for meeting organizers who have had their scheduling capabilities revoked. OneNote: OneNote

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Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-31

There were forty additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, July 26 – August 1, 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. Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Outlook on the web: More options added to “Insert Link” icon 66197 Q4 CY2020 Added: 27 July 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: Outlook – WebWe are adding more options to the “Insert Link” icon in Outlook. In addition to adding hyperlinks you will also be able to link to additional items such as suggested files and cloud locations. Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Enabling export of security reports 66360 July CY2020 Added: 27 July 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service:

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Office 365 Roadmap Update | 2020-30

Thirty items were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, July 19 – 25, 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. Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Teams: Microsoft Teams displays 53941 Q4 CY2020 Added: 20 July 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: TeamsA new category of all-in-one dedicated Teams devices that features an ambient touchscreen and a hands-free experience powered by Cortana. These devices seamlessly integrate with your PC, providing easy access to Teams chat, meetings, calling, calendar, and files. With natural language, users can ask Cortana to join and present in meetings, dictate replies to a Teams chat, and more. Yammer: Change default community

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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. Description Feature ID Estimated Release Details Microsoft Forms: New Office 365 Header 66010 July CY2020 Added: 13 July 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: FormsMicrosoft Forms will now have a similar look to the other Office 365 family of apps. AIP scanner for on-premises available for DoD 66156 Q3 CY2020 Added: 14 July 2020Status: In developmentApp/Service: AIP, DoDAzure 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

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