Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 13th July 2021

Additions : 2
Updates : 14

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Whiteboard: Whiteboard on iOS revampedIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Live Transcript in all available languages in Teams Meetings on WebIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Word: Designer in Word for the webLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Windows 10 Native NotificationsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Chat preview notification settings, Government CloudsLaunchedStatus
Planner: File recommendationsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: MacOS native notifications in TeamsRolling OutStatus
SharePoint: Collapsible sections on modern pagesRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Revised in-meeting Share experienceLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Manage meeting options for GCC-HighLaunchedStatus
Whiteboard: Whiteboard on Android ready for General AvailabilityIn DevelopmentTitle, Description
Microsoft Teams: Live Transcription with speaker attribution (for additional SKUs)LaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Sharing device audio on iOS and AndroidLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Assign the Presenter Role in Meetings for GCC – HighLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Walkie Talkie on Teams phonesIn DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Teams: Live Captions for Teams Live Events in GCC-H and DoDRolling OutStatus

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Episode 11 with Anne Michels

Episode 11 with Anne Michels has now been published. Anne works as the Director of Product Marketing for Microsoft Teams. She passionately speaks about her job at Microsoft, her love for Microsoft Teams, and how it has positively helped the world in a time of crisis.

Recording this during her maternity leave, Anne talks about her she got into her role at Microsoft and her experiences from speaking at big conferences such as Microsoft Ignite. Anne is also passionate about her work/life balance as a working Mum and how she is navigating a working life as a mother of two.

You can also reach out to Anne on our LinkedIn Group – Microsoft Women In Tech: https://lnkd.in/dy42TYZ where Anne has volunteered to help mentor those within the group.

Anne’s Twitter: https://lnkd.in/dFbGGa9
Anne’s LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/duNQXrt

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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap? 9th July 2021

Additions : 2
Updates : 10

New FeaturesCurrent Status
SharePoint: Ability to remove the title region gradientIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room Presenter support for DodIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
SharePoint: Administration – Azure Active Directory Global Reader roleLaunchedStatus
Office 365 Groups: New groups management features available in the Microsoft 365 admin centerLaunchedStatus
Word: Add Files in Word OnlineLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Moving all Power Shell work items under ITPro-Power ShellLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: App risk evaluationLaunchedStatus
Word: Better collaboration with modern comments for MacRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Prevent Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) attendees from unmuting in meetingsIn DevelopmentTitle, Description
Microsoft Teams: Translate slideshow contentRolling OutStatus
Microsoft 365 compliance center: New DLP alert management dashboard for gov cloudsRolling OutStatus
Cortana and Outlook: Briefing email support for French, German, Italian, and PortugueseRolling OutStatus

Updated

Additions : 11
Updates : 3

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Teams: Paging on Teams phonesIn Development
Microsoft Edge v.95: Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET)In Development
Yammer: Community Header in Yammer Embed FeedIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Sharing device audio on iOS and Android for GCC High and DoDIn Development
Microsoft Edge: New policy to support more flexibility in Microsoft Edge startupIn Development
Microsoft Edge v.94: Free form highlighting on PDFsIn Development
Microsoft Edge v.94: Notification from web apps show as coming from the Progressive Web Apps (PWA)In Development
Microsoft Edge v.93: Initial Preferences in Microsoft EdgeIn Development
Microsoft Edge v.95: Improved handoff between IE mode and the modern browserIn Development
Microsoft Edge v.92: Default for auto play will be set to LimitedRolling Out
Microsoft Edge v.97: Launch PWA instead of browser with URL linksIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Lists: @mentions in commentsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Auto-classification with sensitivity labels in SPO, EXO, OneDrive for DoDLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Support Human Interface Devices for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD)LaunchedStatus, Title, Description

Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 8th July 2021

Additions : 5
Updates : 9

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Information Protection: Power BI sensitivity label data in Activity Explorer (preview)In Development
Outlook: Suggested Reply Language Support AddedIn Development
Microsoft Teams: 1:1 VOIP and PSTN Call Recording and Transcription In Call App V2In Development
Microsoft Teams: Auto-Expiration of Meeting Recordings stored on OneDrive and SharePointIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Breakout Room Timer, Room Retention, and Participant Reassignment for GCC-HighIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Microsoft Teams: Create a task from a message in Microsoft TeamsLaunchedStatus
SharePoint: SharePoint News BoostIn DevelopmentDescription
Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Room Threat Protection (with MDE)LaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Vulnerability DetectionLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Security Updates ManagementLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Custom Administrative RolesLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Managed Firmware Updates (Crestron Devices)LaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Global Incident Detection (Outages)LaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams Rooms Managed Services: Managed Operating System UpdatesLaunchedStatus

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Allowing end-users to change the update channel for Microsoft Office

I have always been a big advocate for Microsoft Apps for Enterprise since falling into it very early on in my consultancy career so much so I have delivered talks to User Groups and Conferences.

In my presentation I spoke heavily about channel management and why channels should be changed based on the type of end user. Microsoft have now received the ability for administrators to “allow” end users modify their own Office channel.

I see a number of positives but also negatives especially when it comes to third party plugin or applications that may not be supported in a particular channel release.

So how do users change the channel?

This can be done via two methods

  • Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Administrative Template
  • Group Policy Template

For this post I am going to demonstrate via Microsoft Endpoint Manager but the path of the setting is in the same place in Group Policy.

Launch Microsoft Endpoint Manager and browse to Devices -> Configuration Policy.

Click Create Policy
Select Windows 10 and later for Platform
Select Templates for Profile type
Select Administrative Templates for Template name
Then press Create

Provide a name and description like below then press next

The policy we want to configure lives under two locations, but you only need to configure one.


– ‘Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Office 2016 (Machine)/Miscellaneous’
– ‘User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Office 2016/Miscellaneous’ nodes.

Tick Enable and select the channels you want to make available to the end user.

Select any Scope tags you may require then press Next

Add your Assignment Groups then press Next

Click Create

Once the policy has been assigned to the workstation the end user will be able to switch channel on your selection earlier. Thats how simple it is to end users to have the ability to modify their own channel

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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 7th July 2021

Additions : 6
Updates : 25

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Search and Office 365 for Business: Topics in Microsoft 365 Profile CardsIn Development
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) support for Advanced DeliveryIn Development
Microsoft Compliance center: Communication Compliance analyze linked content from OneDrive and SharePoint online (modern attachments)In Development
Microsoft Teams: Present from PowerPoint to Teams with Microsoft 365 Apps for Business licenseIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Live Captions in all available languages on Teams Meetings on WebIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Share Feedback in mobile appIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Power BI: Excel data types from Power BILaunchedStatus
Excel: 3D Model Support in iOSLaunchedStatus
Office 365: Office.COM UI updateLaunchedStatus
Microsoft 365 admin center: Network Connectivity in the Microsoft 365 admin centerLaunchedStatus
Excel: Switch Office themes automatically to match Windows 10LaunchedStatus
Microsoft 365 compliance center: Advanced eDiscovery – Hold optimizationsRolling OutStatus
Yammer: Establish Official CommunitiesCancelledStatus
Outlook and Exchange: Shorten all events in an organization by defaultLaunchedTitle
Exchange and Outlook: Ability to book time to travel and transportation on web.In DevelopmentTitle
Word, Excel, PowerPoint: Recommended files in OfficeRolling OutTitle
Office 365: Admins can choose to allow users to self-select their Office Update channel.LaunchedStatus
Word, PowerPoint, and Excel: Quickly bring up a person’s contact card when co-authoringIn DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Forms: File upload question is available in GCC, GCC-High, and DoDLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams and PowerPoint: Annotation support in PowerPoint Live in Teams and SlideshowRolling OutTitle
Cortana and Outlook: Briefing email support for French, German, Italian, and PortugueseIn DevelopmentTitle
PowerApps and Power Automate: Power Platform admin center cross-tenant analyticsIn DevelopmentTitle
PowerApps and Power Automate: Power Platform admin center Data Export to Azure Data Lake ServicesIn DevelopmentTitle
Outlook and Exchange: Project Moca moving to Outlook boardIn DevelopmentTitle
Outlook and Exchange: Microsoft Outlook browser extension for EdgeIn DevelopmentTitle
Yammer, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Stream: Yammer Encoded Events powered by Microsoft TeamsIn DevelopmentTitle
Yammer and Microsoft Teams: Customize branding & link previews.In DevelopmentTitle
Microsoft Compliance center and Microsoft Teams: Compliance capabilities for card content generated through apps in Teams messagesLaunchedTitle
Microsoft Teams: Increasing Chat Size from 300 to 1000 Participants for GCC-High and DoDLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Large meeting support for GCC-High and DoDLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Require app protection policy conditional access grantIn DevelopmentTitle, Description

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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 2nd July 2021

Additions : 7
Updates : 13

New FeaturesCurrent Status
SharePoint: Tenant setting to disable the creation of new SharePoint 2013 workflowsIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Music Mode for TeamsIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Live transcript in Teams meetings in additional spoken languagesIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Guest access in DoDIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Guest access in GCC-HighIn Development
Microsoft Teams: App (app protection policy)-based conditional accessIn Development
Microsoft Teams: Simplified class team navigation for Teams for EducationIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Outlook on the web: Option to start meetings lateLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Private Channels in Office 365 for GCC-High and DoDRolling OutStatus
SharePoint admin center – Migration Manager: Box migrationsLaunchedStatus
Exchange: Scheduler for Microsoft 365CancelledStatus, Description
Office App: Office App for Desktop ImprovementsRolling OutStatus
Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote: iPad Fluent redesign – Ribbon header and commandsIn DevelopmentTitle
Windows Virtual Desktop: choose the UK geography to store the Windows Virtual Desktop service metadataLaunchedStatus
Windows Virtual Desktop: choose the Canada geography to store the Windows Virtual Desktop service metadataLaunchedStatus
Exchange: Scheduler for Microsoft 365LaunchedStatus
Outlook: Update on how feedback is submittedLaunchedStatus
SharePoint: ddmin center – Migration Manager: Dropbox migrationsLaunchedTitle
Microsoft Teams: Live Events in GCC-High, and DoDRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams classes LTI application for educational learning managements systems (LMS)In DevelopmentDescription

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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap today? 1st July 2021

Additions : 1
Updates : 37

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Defender for Identity: New guide to configure security for internal organization identities and devicesIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Excel: Support rich text editing inside cells for Excel on the webRolling OutStatus
Visio: New start page for Visio on Office.comLaunchedStatus
Outlook for Windows: Support Immersive ReaderRolling OutStatus
Visio: Enhanced collaboration experience with modern commentingLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Chat bubblesLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams and Whiteboard: Additional content typesLaunchedStatus, Title
Microsoft Teams: Private Channels in Office 365 for GCC-High and DoDIn DevelopmentTitle
OneDrive: Expiring access for external users for the Government CloudsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Device management automatic alerting in Teams Admin CenterLaunchedStatus
New Microsoft Stream: Playback quality and scale for videos in Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint that matches Microsoft Stream (Classic)Rolling OutStatus
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Enhancements to Spoof IntelligenceLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Approval templatesRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Updates to Dataverse for Teams limits and upgradesLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Teams Multi-Geo SupportRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Task publishing checklistLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Attachments to approvalsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Markdown support in approvalsRolling OutStatus
SharePoint: Portal launch scheduler UXRolling OutStatus
Outlook: Introducing suggested replies in Outlook for WindowsRolling OutStatus
Office App: Office App for Desktop ImprovementsIn DevelopmentStatus
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Advanced Delivery for SecOps Mailboxes and Third-Party Phishing SimulationsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: New conditions for auto-labeling in Exchange OnlineRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Org wide backgrounds (Preview)Rolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Prevent PTSN attendees from unmuting in meetingsIn DevelopmentStatus
Microsoft Teams: Tags are available in GCC HighRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Manage tags in Teams programmatically – Microsoft Teams Tags APIs are now in public previewRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Approvals TemplatesRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Out of Office for GCC-High and DoDLaunchedStatus
Office app: Improvements to help configure Automatic Deployment Rules for Microsoft 365 Apps updates published to the Microsoft Update CatalogLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Expanded limits for protected users within anti-phishing policies.LaunchedStatus
Outlook: New languages for suggested replies in web and mobileLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Approvals in TeamsLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Teams Meetings Auto RecordingRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Security, compliance, and data protection capabilities for appsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Teams Webinars integrate with Dynamics 365 Marketing to enable lead nurturingLaunchedStatus
Outlook: [iOS] Send Button move in full composeLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Paging on Video GalleryRolling OutStatus

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Episode 10 – Layla Porter

Andrew and Jon welcome Layla Porter aka LaylaCodesIT to the 10th episode of the Microsoft Spotlight Podcast. Laya works as a Developer Advocate for VMware Tanzu and is a Microsoft MVP and GitHub Star! Layla speaks to our hosts about her journey into IT and her rise in just over 5 years in the industry. Layla talks about her work as a content creator on Twitch, dealing with trolls, and her role as a .NET Developer Advocate.

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Layla’s Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/laylacodesit
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Whats new in the Microsoft 365 RoadMap today? 30th June 2021

Additions : 3
Updates : 11

New FeaturesCurrent Status
Microsoft Search: Single word acronyms in Microsoft Search in BingIn Development
Microsoft Defender for Identity: Native “response” actionsIn Development
SharePoint Syntex: Content Center site template for non-licensed usersIn Development
Updated FeaturesCurrent StatusUpdate Type
Yammer: Post on behalf of another userRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Polls in Teams Meetings for GCCLaunchedStatus
Microsoft Teams: Prevent PTSN attendees from unmuting in meetingsRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Related Content for Teams Meetings for mobileRolling OutStatus, Title, Description
SharePoint: Updates for Microsoft Teams connected team sitesRolling OutStatus
Outlook: Update on how feedback is submittedRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Information Protection: Exact Data Match to support Customer Managed KeyRolling OutStatus
Microsoft 365 Admin Center: Microsoft Browser Usage Action FlowRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Live Transcription with speaker attribution (for additional SKUs)Rolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Guest Access in DoDRolling OutStatus
Microsoft Teams: Assign the Presenter Role in Meetings for GCC – HighRolling OutStatus

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The Author – Blogabout.Cloud

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