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Find below a list of public posts and updates on Microsoft Teams (and Microsoft 365) that have been published in Week 43 of 2022, October 24 – October 30.
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What's New in Microsoft Teams (and Microsoft 365):
- Announcing intelligent message translation in Microsoft Teams for mobile devices
- Microsoft Lists announcements at Ignite 2022
- Cmd.ms - Microsoft cloud command line for the browser
- Now in public preview: Support PSTN attendees in meetings to join breakout rooms
- Viva Goals Overview in Under 2 Minutes with Microsoft Teams
- How to use Speaker Coach in Microsoft Teams meetings
- In the Room | October 31, 2022 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
M365 Message Center :
- Teams :
PowerPoint Live in Teams: Magnify Slide MC452198 · Published Oct 28, 2022
When a deck is presented via PowerPoint Live in a Microsoft Teams meeting, all meeting attendees can use the Magnify Slide feature to privately zoom into the presentation while maintaining full fidelity of the slide content. When a meeting attendee magnifies a slide, it doesn’t change how the presenter or the other meeting attendees view the slides. The “Sync to presenter” button will also appear, which allows the meeting attendee to resume following the presenter. When the meeting presenter uses the Magnify Slide feature, the zoomed in presentation content is displayed to all meeting attendees to see and follow along. The initial roll out of Magnify slide in PowerPoint Live will only be available for Microsoft Teams Desktop.
There are multiple ways to use this feature in a Teams Meeting using PPT Live:
- Use the +/- buttons in the (…) menu
- Use Plus or Minus keys or Shift + Plus or Shift + Minus key on the keyboard (Ensure keyboard focus is on the PowerPoint Live slideshow area)
- Pinch or stretch on the track pad while hovering over the slide
- Pinch or stretch on the slide using a touch screen enabled device
- Use Ctrl + mouse wheel scroll while hovering over the slide
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 96758
This feature will start rolling out in mid-November and reach GA by early December.
Users Can Upload Documents from OneDrive for Business in E-sign in Approvals MC450847 · Published Oct 27, 2022
Users will now be able to upload documents from OneDrive for Business when creating an e-signature request in E-sign in Approvals. We apologize for the delay in communication and any inconveniences caused.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 99971
This began rolling out in early October and is expected to complete rollout by late October.
Sign Language View MC450498 · Published Oct 26, 2022
We are introducing a new Sign Language experience in Teams Meetings to help meeting participants who use sign language to prioritize interpreters and other sign language users so that they remain visible in in a static, central location on the meeting stage, with higher video quality. Specific sign language users inside the organization that you work with regularly – such as regular interpreters – can be prioritized across all meetings by adding them to a prioritized signer list under Settings > Accessibility in the Teams app. Sign language view is a personal, user-level setting, and is visible only for those who have turned it on. It will not be shown to the rest of the meeting participants. The feature is presently available only on Teams Desktop.
Sign Language View addresses three key concerns raised by Deaf/hard of hearing users:
- It keeps interpreters and other signers in a static location, unaffected by the dynamic placement of other videos as people enter and exit a meeting.
- It simplifies the meeting join process by providing settings for sign language and captioning that persist across all meetings.
- It keeps interpreters and other signers visible and prioritized even when content is shared.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 99452.
Preview: We will begin rolling out early November.
Production, GCC: We will begin rolling out early December and expect to complete by mid-December.
GCC-H, DoD: We will begin rolling out January.
(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Additional Filters in Approvals MC449930 · Published Oct 25, 2022 · Last updated Oct 26, 2022
Updated October 26, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams approval list within the personal app will include additional filters to filter your approval list such as key word search and other options such as Approved.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 92486
Preview: We will begin rolling out early October and expect to complete by mid-November 2022 (previously mid-October 2022).
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-November (previously mid-October) and expect to complete by late November 2022 (previously late October 2022).
My Activity retirement in Teams desktop and web clients MC450203 · Published Oct 26, 2022
As announced in MC411679 (August '22) we are retiring "My Activity" feature within the Activity app from Microsoft Teams desktop and web clients.
Activity will now support only activities directed to you (the option to view activities initiated by you will be retired), where we will continue to invest our development resources.
We will begin rolling this out mid-November and expect to complete by early December.
Support PSTN attendees in meetings to join Breakout Rooms MC450186 · Published Oct 26, 2022
This Breakout Rooms feature enables PSTN participants to be assigned and join breakout rooms. PSTN participants includes dial-in users, dial-out users, and call-me users.
Scenarios supported in this version:
- PSTN participants can be assigned to breakout rooms (manually or automatically)
- PSTN participants can join breakout rooms and hear an announcement.
- PSTN participants can join back to the main room and hear an announcement after breakout rooms are closed. (manually closed or timer ends)
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100297.
Preview: We will begin rolling late October and expect to complete by early November.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid November and expect to complete by late November.
(Updated) Video Clips in Teams Chat MC427757 · Published Sep 8, 2022 · Last updated Oct 25, 2022
Updated October 25, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Video Clips are a new way of working and connecting with coworkers using short video in Teams. Users can capture, send, and playback video messages in Chat on all Teams endpoints. Recording limited to 1min across all platforms.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97158
Preview: We will begin rolling out mid-September and complete by late September.
GA: We will begin rolling out late September and complete by end of November (previously early October).
Additional API Capabilities for Tasks in Teams and Planner MC449931 · Published Oct 25, 2022
We're introducing new application permissions capabilities for the Microsoft Planner APIs. This includes two sets of enhancements that will make it easier to work with tasks in your organization.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 101153
We expect roll out to public preview in mid-November and expect to complete rollout by late November.
- Microsoft 365/Viva :
The Viva collections experience now has a brand-new look where you can configure licenses, roles, and access individual app configuration pages. Admins will be able to deploy Viva from a common place within the Microsoft 365 admin center and find guidance on how best to configure their tenants.
Viva is now discoverable via search making it easier than ever to discover Viva apps within the Microsoft 365 admin center. Admins can also navigate to the experience via the setup tab, and then click on the Viva collection. From the new Viva suite setup page, you can see details about the Viva apps in your tenant, including plan type and the admins assigned with permissions to manage a specific app. Now it’s easier than ever to see who from your organization will help in the deployment journey for Viva
From the Viva suite page admins can navigate to an individual app page where they can follow a guided dashboard that helps admins set up and configure the first steps. Upon completing the steps in the guided dashboard, admins can let the app admin take over management of the app.
When admins feel the need to make any changes to their app setup page, they can return to the experience which provides the ability to edit your app’s configuration. Finally improved documentation and videos make it easy for anyone technical or nontechnical to set up and run Viva like a seasoned pro. This experience will begin rolling in a targeted release and arrive to all customers within the next couple months. Get started with the new experience here and learn how to configure your Viva experience.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 93435
Preview: We have started rolling this out and expect to complete by late November.
GA: This will begin rolling out late November and complete late December.
For the latest information/updates you can always check these resources :
- Microsoft Teams Channel on YouTube
- Staying on top of Office 365 Updates
- What's new in Microsoft Teams
- What's new in Microsoft Teams devices - Office Support
- Microsoft Teams Rooms (MTR) - Release Notes
- Microsoft Teams content updates
- TechCommunity Teams Blog
- Teams Community Blog
- TechCommunity Microsoft 365 Blog
- TechCommunity Viva Blog
- Microsoft Teams Public Preview - Microsoft Tech Community
- Microsoft 365 Roadmap
- Microsoft 365 Message Center (M365 Admin rights)
- Stay on top of Microsoft 365 changes
- Track your message center tasks in Planner
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