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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Friends of Microsoft Teams - Week 48 - 2022 (November 28 - December 4)

Hello Friend of Microsoft Teams,

Find below a list of public posts and updates on Microsoft Teams (and Microsoft 365) that have been published in Week 48 of 2022, November 28 – December 4.

Feel free to share with your partners, customers, colleagues, and peers.

Announcement:
Do not miss the important message center post this week:
Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows store application 4.15 update MC477845. A new version of Teams Rooms is on its way with features such as:

  • Start whiteboard in Teams meetings
  • Join Zoom meeting by ID (Direct guest join)
  • Fit to frame Room video roster control
  • In-meeting notification improvement
  • Meeting chat on Gallery, Large gallery, and Together mode
  • Overflow meeting support.
  • Quality fixes for Third party meetings (Direct guest join)
  • Fix for license information in settings showing no license when Teams is not signed in

 

What's New in Microsoft Teams (and Microsoft 365):

Field Advisories:

Community:


M365 Message Center :

 

  • Teams :

 

(Updated) Cameo in PowerPoint Live MC395422 · Published Jun 29, 2022 · Last updated Dec 2, 2022

Updated December 2, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

With Cameo in PowerPoint Live, users will be able to integrate Teams camera feed into PowerPoint presentation and customize how and where they want to appear on slides.

Cameo supports all personalization properties like any other Office graphical object such as those offered by Pictures, Gifs and Shapes. This includes layering Cameo between content, adding motion effects such as morph, changing styles, shapes etc.

Limitation: - Cameo in PowerPoint Live will not be shown in the recording, web or mobile clients.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87725

Production will begin rolling out in early September 2022 and expect to complete by mid-September 2022.

GCC will begin rolling out mid-December 2022 (previously early December 2022) and expect to complete by end of December 2022 (previously mid-December 2022).

GCCHigh and DoD will begin rolling out mid-February 2023 (previously early December 2022) and expect to complete by end of February 2023 (previously mid-December 2022).

 

(Updated) Unread Toggle in Activity Feed MC437263 · Published Sep 22, 2022 · Last updated Dec 2, 2022

Updated December 2, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Unread toggle will help users quickly view all the unread activities in their activity feed.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88389

Preview: We will begin rolling out late September and expect to complete by early October.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out early November and expect to complete by late January (previously late November).

 

Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows store application 4.15 update MC477845 · Published Dec 2, 2022

Teams Rooms on Windows application version 4.15 includes key new features and improvements to existing functionality.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95260, 103659, 98423

We will begin rolling out early December and expect to complete by late December.

 

Keep your Microsoft Teams desktop client compliant by updating regularly MC477839 · Published Dec 2, 2022

Since Microsoft Teams is governed by the Modern Lifecycle Policy, the Teams desktop client needs to be up to date. The Teams client is updated approximately once per month. The client automatically installs updates when they become available to that client. Because we stagger the availability of updates worldwide, some clients in your organization might receive new updates before others.

It's expected that users remain on the most up-to-date version of the desktop client. Users need to update regularly for users to remain supported on Teams. The regular updates by users ensure that they have the latest capabilities, performance enhancements, security, and service reliability.

Users on Teams 1.4 or earlier build will see an out-of-date banner around seven days from the date you received this message.

Users on Teams 1.5.00.616 or earlier build will see an out-of-date banner around 30 days from the date you received this message.

On January 9th, 2023, users on Teams 1.4 or earlier build will encounter a blocking page requesting an update to the latest version of Teams.

In the future, users of out-of-date clients will continue to see warning banners and later be blocked to ensure they meet security and compliance obligations as highlighted in the servicing agreement.

 

(Updated) IT Admin Policy Change for the New Webinars Experience on Teams MC454809 · Published Nov 1, 2022 · Last updated Dec 1, 2022

Updated December 1, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of the new webinar experience. This experience is an intuitive end-to-end webinar solution addressing key feedback received since the initial webinar launch last year and is built to scale for advanced webinars in the future. The new webinar will be found by clicking the New Meeting dropdown in the calendar app and selecting Webinar.

With the launch of the new webinar experience, we are introducing a new policy called Teams Event Policy to TAP IT Admins and TAP customers. This policy (Settings: AllowWebinars and EventAccessType) will control the new webinar experience, and the current webinar experience will be controlled by the existing Teams Meeting Policy (Settings: AllowMeetingRegistration and WhoCanRegister). As we make this transition from the current and existing webinar experience to a new one, we are giving you the option to either use the new, current/existing, or no webinar experience. When we launch the new webinar experience, this experience will by default be ON (AllowWebinars: ON).

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86826

The new webinar experience is targeted for rollout starting in early December (previously late November) and is expected to be completed by late December (previously early December).

 

(Updated) Expanded reactions in Teams MC428506 · Published Sep 9, 2022 · Last updated Dec 1, 2022

Updated November 30, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This update will allow users to apply any emoji as a reaction to chat or channels messages. Users can choose from over 800 existing Teams emojis to express themselves the way they want. Browse all the reaction options or use the search bar to the find the reaction you want.

This feature update will also be delivered with a new reactions user experience to support the expanded reactions options. The reaction hover bar will now feature a reduced number of quick hover options to make space for an expanded reaction button. The reaction summary will also be moved from the top right of the message to the bottom of the message bubble to make space for the wide range of options that can now be added.

This will be available for Teams desktop apps (Windows and Mac), Teams mobile (Android and iOS), and Teams on the web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88080

Preview: We will begin rolling out mid-September and expect to complete by late September.

Standard release: We will begin rolling out mid-December 2022 (previously mid-November 2022) and expect to complete by late January 2023 (previously late December 2022).

 

(Updated) New Teams Powered Encoder events MC447685 · Published Oct 19, 2022 · Last updated Nov 30, 2022

Updated November 30, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Create highly-polished events, featuring live streams, screen overlays, and more. The new RTMP-In encoder for Teams Live Events will also allow your Teams Live Events to have all the features and external encoder support that Microsoft Stream offered for Teams Live Events. In addition, we will support public events, in addition to organization-wide events

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 84960

Preview: We will begin rolling out mid-October 2022 and expect to complete by late December 2022 (previously late October 2022).

 

(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-Enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups MC408435 · Published Aug 1, 2022 · Last updated Nov 29, 2022

Updated November 29, 2022: We have updated the content below with additional information. Thank you for your patience.

You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

Organizations rely on Distribution Lists (DLs) as a tool to create groups of users that mirror organizational knowledge and workflows. Bringing this awareness to target audiences for specific content will enhance the core Teams experience. Allowing our customers to leverage DLs can increase workflow efficiency and bridge the gap between legacy knowledge of organization structure and a new Teams structure.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 62354

We will begin rollout in late November (previously early November) and expect to complete rollout by early January (previously late December).

 

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(Updated) Updates coming to Daily Briefing Emails MC414800 · Published Aug 16, 2022 · Last updated Dec 1, 2022

Updated December 1, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Briefing email from Microsoft Viva helps users start their day on track by surfacing information to prepare for upcoming meetings, follow up on outstanding tasks as well as protect time for independent work. A few updates are coming to the daily briefing email to provide users with ways to fine-tune their email.

Favorite & Snooze

Currently, content in briefing email is delivered in a pre-configured order. Beginning in December 2022 (previously October 2022), the briefing email will add ‘favorite’ and ‘snooze’ preferences to provide users the ability to personalize and engage with content that matter most to them. Users will also be able to change their favorite and snooze preferences directly through the settings page.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93392

Time zone card

We're introducing the ability for users to review, confirm, and change their working hours and time zone settings directly from this email to help ensure that it is sent at the right time for users who have different current time zone settings and meeting hour time zone settings.

Favorite & Snooze

Targeted release will start in early December 2022 (previously mid-November 2022) and expected to be completed by early January 2023 (previously mid-December 2022)

Standard Release will start in early January 2023 (previously late mid-December 2022) and expected to be completed by late January 2023 (previously mid-November 2022)

Time zone card

Targeted release will start in mid August 2022 and expected to be completed by early September 2022

Standard Release will start in early September 2022 and expected to be completed by late October 2022

 

Suggest types for Viva Topics MC476025 · Published Nov 30, 2022

Topic types provide better context to users by providing them with a suggested category for topics that helps them distinguish two topics with similar names and determine what type of information they’re viewing. We’ll continue to suggest types like products, projects, events or more, and we’re adding the ability to identify over 150 types which are more granular, like conference, framework, process, and more. As a topic contributor, you can select one or more types for the topic, and set a type to appear at the top of the Topic Card and Page in a pill-shaped designation.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72181

Targeted Release (if applicable): We will begin rolling out late November and expect to complete by early December.

Standard Release (if applicable): We will begin rolling out early December and expect to complete by mid-December.

 

(Updated) Viva Topics Cards in Viva Connection MC475169 · Published Nov 29, 2022 · Last updated Nov 29, 2022

Updated November 29, 2022: We have updated the content to show as expected. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft Viva is rolling out Topics action cards in Viva Connections to encourage knowledge discoverability, engagement, and sharing. Users will be able to engage with topics with the Adaptive Topics Cards.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100253

We will begin rollout in mid-November and expect rollout to be completed by late December.

 

Viva Topics: Update to the experience for collecting feedback on AI quality and correctness through the Topic Card MC475132 · Published Nov 29, 2022

You will soon see an updated experience on the Topic Card to better request feedback from users on the quality of a suggested highlight on SharePoint modern pages, and the quality of a suggested topics and its suggested properties. The questions have not changed, but the experience is more noticeable and has a new option to respond with "Not sure". You can learn more about Topic curation and feedback here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/viva/topics/topic-experiences-discovery-curation#topic-curation-and-feedback

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98113

Targeted Release: We will begin rolling out late November and expect to complete by early December.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out early December and expect to complete by mid-December.

 

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Mattias Kressmark


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The content of this communication and its attachments (if any) is for general information purposes only and does not under any circumstance constitute a binding offer or acceptance of Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Microsoft NV/SA or any other Microsoft Group affiliate, unless this is expressly stated in a separate document executed by a person with sufficient powers to do so. The content shall not be considered to supplement or amend the terms of any existing agreement with Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Microsoft NV/SA or any other Microsoft Group affiliate. Furthermore you are reminded that the content is solely based on the limited information provided to us at the time of this communication and it will be subject to possible changes occurring hereafter.

 

 

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Friends of Microsoft Teams - Week 47 - 2022 (November 21 - November 27)

Hello Friend of Microsoft Teams, 

Find below a list of public posts and updates on Microsoft Teams (and Microsoft 365) that have been published in Week 47 of 2022, November 21 – November 27.

Feel free to share with your partners, customers, colleagues, and peers.

 

What's New in Microsoft Teams (and Microsoft 365):

Field Advisories:

Community:


M365 Message Center :

 

  • Teams :

 

(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Automatically end stale Teams meetings MC399073 · Published Jul 9, 2022 · Last updated Nov 24, 2022

Updated November 23, 2022: Based on learnings from our early rings, we have made the decision to make additional changes before we proceed with the rollout. We will deliver a new Message center post once we re-start the rollout. Thank you for your patience. 

Microsoft Teams is enabled with a new feature that will allow meetings to automatically end if they're identified as stale. If a user is the sole participant in a meeting 10 minutes after the scheduled meeting end time has passed, then a dialog will appear in the call prompting them to end the call or dismiss the notification. If no action is taken on the dialog within 3 minutes, the meeting will automatically end.

If there is more than 1 user on the call and/or the scheduled meeting end time has not passed yet, then the feature will not trigger.

If the user dismisses the notification, they will not see it again for the same meeting, and it will not be at risk to automatically end anymore.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 96710

We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.

 

Introducing OneNote viewer in Teams mobile apps MC469578 · Published Nov 22, 2022

We are excited to announce the OneNote viewer feature within Teams mobile apps.

Through this new feature, users will be able to open and view OneNote notebooks right within their Teams mobile apps. Users interested in editing the content will be directed to the standalone OneNote mobile app. The experience will be available as part of the Teams mobile apps on Android and iOS (including iPads) starting with English language users, followed by international languages.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 103097

Standard Release: We expect to begin rolling out the OneNote viewer starting early December 2022 and complete the rollout by late January 2023.

 

(Updated) Announcing Payments in Microsoft Teams MC445767 · Published Oct 13, 2022 · Last updated Nov 21, 2022

Updated November 21, 2022: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Payments app in the Microsoft Teams app store will help you to get paid by customers for appointments, classes, or events hosted on Teams. The Payments app is free to use with your Teams or M365 subscription as a tool for small businesses – or businesses of any size – looking to grow their revenue. At launch, the app will only be supported for businesses registered in the United States and Canada.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97165

The app will be available in the Microsoft Teams app store in December 2022 (previously November 2022) as a Public Preview.

 

  • Microsoft 365/Viva :

 

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For the latest information/updates you can always check these resources :

 

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If others are interested to receive these “Friends of” messages directly from me, they can always share their contact details with me.

Or if you/they no longer want to receive these “Friends of” emails, just reply per email and I will remove you from this “Friends of” DL

 

Kind Regards/Vriendelijke groeten/Med vänlig hälsning/Salutations,

Mattias Kressmark


Disclaimer :

The content of this communication and its attachments (if any) is for general information purposes only and does not under any circumstance constitute a binding offer or acceptance of Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Microsoft NV/SA or any other Microsoft Group affiliate, unless this is expressly stated in a separate document executed by a person with sufficient powers to do so. The content shall not be considered to supplement or amend the terms of any existing agreement with Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Microsoft NV/SA or any other Microsoft Group affiliate. Furthermore you are reminded that the content is solely based on the limited information provided to us at the time of this communication and it will be subject to possible changes occurring hereafter.

 

 

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Friends of Microsoft Teams - Week 46 - 2022 (November 14 - November 20)

Hello Friend of Microsoft Teams,

Find below a list of public posts and updates on Microsoft Teams (and Microsoft 365) that have been published in Week 46 of 2022, November 14 – November 20.

Feel free to share with your partners, customers, colleagues, and peers.

 

What's New in Microsoft Teams (and Microsoft 365):

Field Advisories:

Community:

 

M365 Message Center :

 

  • Teams :

(Updated) Graph API for Teams Meetings Transcripts MC400569 · Published Jul 14, 2022 · Last updated Nov 18, 2022

Updated November 18, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

New org-wide application permissions and RSC application permissions have been introduced to make sure that apps can access meeting transcripts for a specific meeting. Resource specific consent (RSC) permissions, specifically enables admins to authorize users to provide consent to apps, so they get specific access to a Teams meeting’s transcripts to which it is installed to, rather than providing them access across the entire tenant.

This message is specifically associated with post-meeting transcripts access for apps - Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 95788 that allows authorized apps to access Teams Meetings transcripts once the meeting is over.

This API will be published to beta in end of July 2022 and to GA in mid-January 2023 (previously mid-November 2022)

 

(Updated) Microsoft Teams: External Access Chat Invitation Flow for Managed Organizations MC400204 · Published Jul 14, 2022 · Last updated Nov 18, 2022

Updated November 18, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Teams users will now see an invitation pop-up to accept or block an external user when receiving new chats from external users.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 94646

We will begin rollout for this feature in mid-August and expect rollout to be completed by mid-January (previously mid-November).

 

(Updated) Microsoft Teams Paging on Video Gallery MC455894 · Published Nov 4, 2022 · Last updated Nov 18, 2022

Updated November 18, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

When you are in gallery view, and there are more videos than what can be shown at once on the meeting stage (the maximum number can vary depending on your device configuration, internet bandwidth and whether content is being shared), navigation controls will appear to see additional videos of the attendees. You can use these controls to view more video participants.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86480.

Preview: We will complete roll out by mid-December (previously late November).

Production & GCC Release: We will begin rolling out early January (previously early December) and expect to complete by late January (previously mid-January).

GCC-H:  We will complete roll out by late February (previously mid-February).

DoD: We will complete roll out by early March (previously late February).

 

(Updated) Suggested Replies in Teams Desktop MC379024 · Published May 12, 2022 · Last updated Nov 18, 2022

Updated November 17, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Suggested Replies present users with an option of three responses to choose from for selected messages and is now available to your users in Teams Desktop.

We apologize for not informing you about this change prior to it being released. We continue to work to ensure we are being proactive in our communications. Thank you for your patience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 92674

Standard: Complete

GCC: mid-May through early June - Complete

GCC-High: late July (previously early June) through mid-January (previously late October)

DoD: late July (previously early July) through late February (previously mid-November)

 

New Teams Policy setting to control access to "Suggest a Feature" menu MC467247 · Published Nov 15, 2022

We are adding a new parameter to the csTeamsFeedbackPolicy called EnableFeatureSuggestions which will allow Teams admins to hide/show the Help | Suggest a Feature menu.

The value stored in the M365 policy “Allow the use of additional optional connected experiences in Office” will be copied into a new Teams policy parameter in csTeamsFeedbackPolicy called EnableFeatureSuggestions. If this value in M365 was never set in the past, then the new policy parameter EnableFeatureSuggestions will be set to True.

After that, the value of EnableFeatureSuggestions will be used to show/hide the Help | Suggest a Feature menu.

You can find more information about managing policies here: Read more about this in Manage feedback policies in Microsoft Teams webpage here
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/manage-feedback-policies-in-teams

This change will be rolled out for Desktop/Web by end of November 2022 and will allow IT Admins to enable/disable Suggest a Feature Menu for their tenants.

 

  • Microsoft 365/Viva :

 

(Updated) Updates coming to Daily Briefing Emails MC414800 · Published Aug 16, 2022 · Last updated Nov 18, 2022

Updated November 17, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Briefing email from Microsoft Viva helps users start their day on track by surfacing information to prepare for upcoming meetings, follow up on outstanding tasks as well as protect time for independent work. A few updates are coming to the daily briefing email to provide users with ways to fine-tune their email.

Favorite & Snooze

Currently, content in briefing email is delivered in a pre-configured order. Beginning in October 2022, the briefing email will add ‘favorite’ and ‘snooze’ preferences to provide users the ability to personalize and engage with content that matter most to them. Users will also be able to change their favorite and snooze preferences directly through the settings page.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93392

Time zone card

We're introducing the ability for users to review, confirm, and change their working hours and time zone settings directly from this email to help ensure that it is sent at the right time for users who have different current time zone settings and meeting hour time zone settings.

Favorite & Snooze

  • Targeted release will start in,mid-November 2022 (previously early October 2022) and expected to be completed by mid-December 2022 (previously late October 2022)
  • Standard Release will start in mid-December 2022 (previously late October 2022) and expected to be completed by late January 2023 (previously mid-November 2022)

Time zone card

  • Targeted release will start in mid August 2022 and expected to be completed by early September 2022
  • Standard Release will start in early September 2022 and expected to be completed by late October 2022

 

Briefing Email Enhancements: dynamic subject titles, tasks from Teams chat, and integrations with Learning MC467904 · Published Nov 17, 2022

The Briefing email from Microsoft Viva helps users start their day on track by surfacing information to prepare for upcoming meetings, follow up on outstanding tasks as well as protect time for independent work. A few updates are coming to the daily briefing email to highlight suggested tasks from 1:1 Teams chats and to highlight key information from Viva Learning directly in your inbox.

Dynamic subject titles for the briefing email (Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100709)

  • Targeted release will start in mid-November and expected to be completed by early December.
  • Standard Release will start in early December and expected to be completed by late December.

Suggested tasks from Teams 1:1 chat

  • Standard Release will start in mid-December and expected to be completed by end of February 2023.

Viva Learning Cards (Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100251)

  • Targeted release will start in mid-Nov and expected to be completed by early December.
  • Standard release will start in mid-December and expected to be completed by end of February 2023.

 

More Layout Options and Yammer Card Content for the Feed Web Part for Viva Connections MC467626 · Published Nov 16, 2022

Updates are coming for the Feed web part for Viva Connections. The Feed web part for Viva Connections aggregates organizational communications content from sources across SharePoint, Yammer, and Stream into a single, personalized feed.

The updates include a new vertical layout option for the web part to give you greater flexibility when adding it to SharePoint pages and more types of Yammer content that will be displayed as cards in the feed and help create a rich and integrated experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98108

The vertical layout option and new Yammer cards will rollout by mid-November and become available to all customers by late November.

 

New Admin Capabilities in Viva Goals MC467610 · Published Nov 16, 2022

Integrations in Viva Goals help save time and energy by automatically updating your key results and projects through connections to other applications from Microsoft and third parties. These integrations allow data to flow from the connected applications into Viva Goals so that results and projects are up to date. As Viva Goals is continuing to grow support for more integrations, we will be adding new capabilities for global admins to manage Viva Goals integrations for all organizations in their tenant.

Rollout is expected to begin in late December and is expected to be completed by late January.

 

 

For the latest information/updates you can always check these resources :

 

 

Disclaimer :

If others are interested to receive these “Friends of” messages directly from me, they can always share their contact details with me.

Or if you/they no longer want to receive these “Friends of” emails, just reply per email and I will remove you from this “Friends of” DL

 

Kind Regards/Vriendelijke groeten/Med vänlig hälsning/Salutations,

Mattias Kressmark

 


Disclaimer :

The content of this communication and its attachments (if any) is for general information purposes only and does not under any circumstance constitute a binding offer or acceptance of Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Microsoft NV/SA or any other Microsoft Group affiliate, unless this is expressly stated in a separate document executed by a person with sufficient powers to do so. The content shall not be considered to supplement or amend the terms of any existing agreement with Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, Microsoft NV/SA or any other Microsoft Group affiliate. Furthermore you are reminded that the content is solely based on the limited information provided to us at the time of this communication and it will be subject to possible changes occurring hereafter.