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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Friends of Microsoft Teams - Week 3 - 2023 (January 16 - January 22)

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 3 of 2023, January 16 – January 22.

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) Schedule Send for Teams Chat MC427758 · Published Sep 8, 2022 · Last updated Jan 20, 2023

Updated January 20, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below to account for mobile rollout. Thank you for your patience.

As remote teams become more common and spread across multiple time zones, Teams is introducing the schedule send feature that allows users to schedule chat messages to be delivered in the future. With this feature, we can help build better work-life balance and support flexible schedules by scheduling chat messages so that they only deliver during our peer’s work hours. Users can schedule messages to be delivered both on desktop and mobile. Additionally, all scheduled messages can be edit and delete before they are delivered.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88281

Production: will begin rolling out in early November (previously late September) and we are expected to complete roll out by mid-February (previously late November).

GCC: roll out will start in mid-February and complete by mid-March.

GCCH: roll out will start in mid-February and complete by mid-March.

DoD: roll out will start in mid-February and complete by mid-March.

 

The Room Remote feature for desktop MC499441 · Published Jan 20, 2023

The Room Remote feature enables touchless meetings by allowing users to control a nearby shared meeting room device from their Desktop/PC with Teams client.

This feature was first launched on Mobile and will now be available on your Desktop device formfactor.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95482

Rollout is expected to start mid-January 2023 and will complete late January 2023.

 

(Updated) General availability - Receive all chats messages in all scopes MC485096 · Published Dec 14, 2022 · Last updated Jan 19, 2023

Updated January 19, 2023: We have updated the timeline and content below. Thank you for your patience.

The resource-specific consent (RSC) permissions model for receiving all message, originally developed for Microsoft Teams Graph APIs, is being extended to bot scenarios. This feature was available for the channel scope and now is being extended to chat scope.  With RSC, conversation owners can consent for a bot to receive all user messages in standard channels and chats without being @mentioned.

This change is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 100883

Will begin rolling out early March (previously early January) and expect to complete by late March (previously late January).

 

(Updated) Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams MC346909 · Published Mar 25, 2022 · Last updated Jan 17, 2023

Updated January 17, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Customer Lockbox is available today for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. With this update, we are enabling Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Teams as well.

Note: If you are already using Customer Lockbox today, no extra steps are needed to take advantage of this update.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86190.

Standard: We will begin rolling this out in late March and expect to complete rollout by late April. - Complete

GCC: We will begin rolling this out in mid-June and expect to complete rollout by late December (previously late June). - Complete

GCC-H: We will begin rolling this out in early September and expect to complete rollout by late April (previously late December).

DoD: We will begin rolling this out in early-September and expect to complete rollout by late April (previously late December).

 

(Updated) Known Issue: Admins may not be able to update certain Teams devices to the latest available firmware MC495325 · Published Jan 6, 2023 · Last updated Jan 17, 2023

Updated January 17, 2023: We have updated the ETA for this below. Thank you for your patience.

We are temporarily pausing updates (previously announced via Message center) to the latest available firmware for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android devices, Phones, Displays, and Panels from Teams admin center.

 

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(Updated) New Service Plans for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva SKUs MC482179 · Published Dec 9, 2022 · Last updated Jan 20, 2023

Updated January 20, 2023: We have updated this message to ensure visibility.

As previously announced, we will be releasing our new experiences for Viva Engage and Answers in Microsoft Viva in early 2023. We are now assigning the new service plans to the corresponding SKUs to get ready for the release.

Beginning in mid-December 2022 and expect to complete by late December 2022.

 

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Friends of Microsoft Teams - Week 2 - 2023 (January 9 - January 15)

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 2 of 2023, January 9 – January 15.

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) Announcing Microsoft Teams Premium MC445406 · Published Oct 12, 2022 · Last updated Jan 14, 2023

Updated January 14, 2022: We have updated the content below to provide additional clarity. Thank you for your patience.

Today, we are excited to announce Microsoft Teams Premium. Built on the familiar, all-in-one collaboration experience of Microsoft Teams, this new offering makes every meeting from 1:1s to large meetings, to virtual appointments to webinars more personalized, intelligent, and protected. Unlike the disconnected experience and costs of multiple point products or add-ons, with Teams Premium you get everything you need for just one low price.

As part of the Teams Premium announcement, these existing features will move to Teams Premium, and will be still open for everyone for a grace period of time:

  • Live translation of captions – available to all until 60 days after Teams Premium General availability.
  • Custom together mode scenes - available to all until 30 days after Teams Premium General availability.
  • Timeline markers in Teams meetings recordings (join/leave meetings)- available to all until 30 days after Teams Premium General availability.
  • Virtual Appointments - available to all until 30 days after Teams Premium General availability.
    • SMS notifications
    • Organizational analytics in Admin Center
    • Scheduled queue view

Teams Premium will be generally available in February.

 

Actionable Missed call Notification in Activity MC497317 · Published Jan 14, 2023

Users will have the option to call back on a missed call directly from their activity feed. This will help users complete the underlying task quickly and improve triaging of activities.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 102236

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

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

 

Microsoft Teams: Federated Group Calling MC496927 · Published Jan 12, 2023

We are releasing the capability for users to easily start a group Teams call with federated colleagues outside of the organization, including video and screensharing, all over an internet connection without any PSTN usage charges.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 103042

Rollout will begin in early January 2023 and is expected to be complete by mid-January 2023.

 

(Updated) My Activity retirement in Teams desktop and web clients MC450203 · Published Oct 26, 2022 · Last updated Jan 12, 2023

Updated January 12, 2023: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

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 late February (previously mid-November) and expect to complete by mid-March (previously early December).

 

(Updated) Virtual Appointment as a new Teams Meeting Template MC488588 · Published Dec 20, 2022 · Last updated Jan 12, 2023

Updated January 12, 2023: We have updated the message to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

A new Teams Meeting Template, Virtual Appointment, will be added as a new template type accessible from the 'New meeting' dropdown menu in the Teams Calendar. This is an included experience that brings enhanced business-to-consumer meeting features into the lightweight and familiar Teams scheduling experience. When meeting with someone from outside of your organization, the Virtual Appointment meeting can be used to ensure the person you are meeting with has a seamless experience with the meeting from start to finish - all without having to learn new tools or leave the standard scheduling flow.

Users can use the Virtual Appointment template instead of a standard Teams meeting for meetings with external users. They can select the meeting type, fill out the tailored scheduling form, including external guests and meeting details, and then send the meeting. The external guests invited will receive a customized meeting invitation that includes key appointment details and a quick-join button, which allows users to join the meeting from anywhere - without downloading Teams - and enter a pre-appointment waiting room before the meeting begins. This provides a familiar experience to internal users and makes external user join a seamless experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100705

We will begin rolling out early February 2023 and expect to complete by late February 2023.

 

(Updated) Suggested Replies in Teams Desktop MC379024 · Published May 12, 2022 · Last updated Jan 12, 2023

Updated January 12, 2023: 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) - Complete

DoD: mid-January through late February (previously mid-November)

 

(Updated) PowerPoint Live in Teams: Magnify Slide MC452198 · Published Oct 28, 2022 · Last updated Jan 12, 2023

January 12, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

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 reach GA by February (previously early January).

 

Wiki retirement and the future of note taking in Teams Channels MC496248 · Published Jan 11, 2023

We are announcing that Wiki's will be retired from Teams. We are offering note taking capabilities through Teams Channels powered by OneNote.

The following change will be rolled out starting mid-February

 

Retirement of apps based on selected templates MC496251 · Published Jan 11, 2023

We will be retiring the apps based on the following Teams App Templates - Poll, Survey, Checklist, Quiz and Training. Check the app store for alternate options.

Note: If your organization is not using Teams App Templates you can safely disregard this message.

The applications will be active until 10th February. Users will be able to retrieve any data until 10th March. On 10th March the applications will be fully retired.

 

Notification Granularity for Teams Mobile through Intune MC496241 · Published Jan 11, 2023

Customers in fields like finance, healthcare, and law have been asking for a more granular control of what Teams Mobile shows and hides in a notification preview. In response, we are introducing an optional way for admins to control how much detail a user sees in a lock screen notification.

Note: This feature is only available to customers with Intune. If you organization does not use Intune you can safely disregard.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 102651

We began rolling this out in mid-December and expect to complete by late January.

 

(Updated) General availability - Receive all chats messages in all scopes MC485096 · Published Dec 14, 2022 · Last updated Jan 11, 2023

Updated January 10, 2023: We have updated the timeline and content below. Thank you for your patience.

The resource-specific consent (RSC) permissions model for receiving all message, originally developed for Microsoft Teams Graph APIs, is being extended to bot scenarios. This feature was available for the channel scope and now is being extended to chat scope.  With RSC, conversation owners can consent for a bot to receive all user messages in standard channels and chats without being @mentioned.

This change is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 100883

Will begin rolling out early January and expect to complete by late January.

 

(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Video Filters in Teams Meetings MC495330 · Published Jan 7, 2023 · Last updated Jan 10, 2023

Updated January 10, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your patience.

Video Filters are a new feature in Microsoft Teams meetings that will allow participants to augment their video stream with visual effects, such as frames and styles. These filters are built on the Teams Platform infrastructure and provided by Microsoft first- and third-party partners as apps and displayed as a collection of filters.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86811

Public Preview: We will complete rollout in late January 2023.

Standard Release and GCC: We will begin rolling out in early February 2023 and expect to complete rollout in late April 2023.

 

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Introduction of organization insights in Microsoft Viva digest email MC496249 · Published Jan 11, 2023

The biweekly digest email will carry premium organizational insights for qualifying managers. Initially, these insights will include three rotating areas of focus: after-hour collaboration, meeting culture, and manager 1:1 time. Eventually, this pipeline of insights will grow.

Users can navigate directly to the Viva Insights app in Teams for a more detailed view.

These changes will start rolling out in mid-January 2023 and will be available worldwide by end of Feb 2023.

 

New Integration Management Settings for Global Admins in Viva Goals MC496243 · Published Jan 11, 2023

Viva Goals supports integrations with Microsoft and third-party apps and platforms so that the OKR implementation process is as simple, effective, and seamless as possible. Effective immediately, global administrators can manage which integrations are available to Viva Goals organizations in your tenant. Additionally, Microsoft Planner and Excel integrations with Viva Goals will be available by default.

This capability is currently available. Rollout is complete.

 

(Updated) New home experience for Viva Connections desktop MC447338 · Published Oct 17, 2022 · Last updated Jan 10, 2023

Updated January 10, 2023: The New home experiences for Viva Connections desktop will begin rolling out to production tenants from January 17, 2023 and continue through Q1 of this calendar year.

As a reminder, customers that already have an existing home site can choose to keep their existing desktop experience using our new PowerShell command that is already available to all customers since mid-November. More information about the PowerShell command is captured in this doc Get more details in the customization guidance.

Customers with existing home sites can choose to keep their existing desktop experience using our new PowerShell command that is already available to all customers since mid-November. More information about the PowerShell command is captured in this doc: Customize and edit the Viva Connections home experience.

A new desktop experience is being released for Viva Connections that’s easier and faster to set up and optimizes content to deliver a modern employee experience. The new Viva Connections desktop design serves as a new home experience option that centers essential job tasks, personalized content, easy access to other Viva experiences, and better aligns with the mobile experience.

It uses existing assets from your organization’s home site and Viva Connection’s Dashboard, Feed, and Resources. If your organization already has Viva Connections set up, you’ll have the option to choose to keep the existing desktop experiences that features the home site or to use the new home experience. Learn more about the new Viva Connections home experience.

Key points:

  • If you’ve already set up Viva Connections, existing content will pre-populate the new home experience.
  • If you haven’t set up Viva Connections yet, the default experience includes starter cards on the Dashboard but otherwise doesn’t impact the current mobile experience.
  • There will be an option to select the default landing experience if your organization already has a home site. This option will become available to all customer by mid-November in the form of a PowerShell command. More information about the PowerShell command will be in the customization guidance. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 99917

The new home experience will become available to Targeted release customers soon. More details about the release schedule will be shared in a MC post in the near future.

The new home experience will become generally available in 2023.

 

Get ready for Answers badges in Microsoft Viva. MC495890 · Published Jan 10, 2023

Answers badges are coming to Viva Engage! People can get recognized by their colleagues through the Answers feature based on the upvotes their questions or answers have earned, or if their answers were marked as the best answer.

These are the 5 different badges that can be earned:

  • Best Answer: your answer is marked as the best answer
  • Seeker level 1: your question receives 3 upvotes
  • Seeker level 2: your question receives 10 upvotes
  • Scholar level 1: your answer receives 3 upvotes
  • Scholar level 2: your answer receives 10 upvotes

Each user will have an Achievements and awards section where they can collect all their badges and check other people's badges in their profiles as well.

They can access it from the right rail located in Answers or on their profile page.

This announcement blog shows more about the Answers badges experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72188

We will begin rolling out early February 2023 and expect to complete by early March 2023.

 

New Experiences coming to Viva Engage MC495879 · Published Jan 10, 2023

Next month, new experiences will be available within Viva Engage for Microsoft Viva customers.

Admins will see new capabilities and service plans in the Admin Center and new experiences in the Viva Engage app in Microsoft Teams, and on Yammer.com. For an overview of these experiences, check out this blog.

We will begin rolling out February 2023 and expect to complete by end of March 2023.

 

 

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

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, January 8, 2023

Friends of Microsoft Teams - Week 1 - 2023 (January 2 - January 8)

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 1 of 2023, January 2 – January 8.

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 user request configuration to external systems (URL redirect) MC411463 · Published Aug 9, 2022 · Last updated Jan 7, 2023

Updated January 6, 2023: We are pleased to announce that the phased release of the PowerShell script to deactivate the ability for users to see and request blocked apps will begin in early February, with full general availability in March. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the delay and appreciate your patience as we work to improve this feature.

Microsoft Teams apps help facilitate collaboration and enhance team productivity. Some organizations choose to control which apps their users can use, blocking apps from use until IT has reviewed and approved them. For these organizations, the recent app discovery update (MC350372) enables users to indicate which blocked apps they want to use, allowing IT to focus their attention on the apps their users want. As always, IT retains control over which apps their users can use.

We heard from some IT organizations that they have existing processes to manage how users should request access to apps, and they want to use these same processes for approving Teams apps as well. In response, we are adding optional organizational settings to enable Teams admins to customize the experience for their users to request access to apps that are blocked from use. These settings include:

A customizable instructional message shown to users when they find an app that’s blocked from use. The default message is “This app requires approval from your IT admin to make it available for you to add.”

An IT provided URL that will open in a browser when users click the “Request approval” button to request access to an app (e.g., IT support ticketing systems, user education pages, or corporate policy pages).

In the Teams app store, users who discover apps that are blocked from use will see the customized instructional message (if provided) on the app details page and be redirected to the URL (if provided) when the “Request approval” button is clicked.

Example scenario: Contoso’s IT department has configured Teams to block all third-party apps by default. They have enabled access only to specific third-party apps that they have evaluated and determined to be acceptable. For the user request feature, the Teams admin for Contoso configures the instructional message to say "This app is not allowed by Contoso IT. If you have a business need for this app, please submit your request in the Contoso helpdesk portal." This makes clear (i) that the app cannot be used, and (ii) instructions to submit a request. They then configure the "Request approval" button to point to their internal portal where users can submit IT helpdesk requests: https://intranet.contoso.com/helpdesk. This experience drives awareness of corporate policy and the existing Contoso request process.

This feature is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 89288.

Note: As an administrator, if you prefer to deactivate the ability for users to see and request apps that are blocked from use, you will be able to do so via PowerShell that is expected to be delivered in January 2023. We will update this message once the PowerShell script is available.

 

Microsoft Teams: Video Filters in Teams Meetings MC495330 · Published Jan 7, 2023

Video Filters are a new feature in Microsoft Teams meetings that will allow participants to augment their video stream with visual effects, such as frames and styles. These filters are built on the Teams Platform infrastructure and provided by Microsoft first- and third-party partners as apps and displayed as a collection of filters.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86811

Public Preview: We will complete rollout in late January 2023.

Standard Release and GCC: We will begin rolling out in early February 2023 and expect to complete rollout in late April 2023.

 

Known Issue: Admins may not be able to update certain Teams devices to the latest available firmware MC495325 · Published Jan 6, 2023

We are temporarily pausing updates (previously announced via Message center) to the latest available firmware for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android devices, Phones, Displays, and Panels from Teams admin center.

 

(Updated) General availability - Receive all chats messages in all scopes MC485096 · Published Dec 14, 2022 · Last updated Jan 6, 2023

Updated January 6, 2023: We have updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The resource-specific consent (RSC) permissions model for receiving all message, originally developed for Microsoft Teams Graph APIs, is being extended to bot scenarios. This feature was available for the channel scope and now is being extended to chat scope.  With RSC, conversation owners can consent for a bot to receive all user messages in standard channels and chats without being @mentioned.

This change is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 100883

Will begin rolling out early January and expect to complete by late January.

 

Retiring Teams Mobile Support for Devices Running on iOS 14 MC495051 · Published Jan 6, 2023

We will be retiring the Teams mobile support on iOS version 14. We recommend that users upgrade to newer iOS builds i.e., iOS 15 and above, which is where we will continue to invest our development resources. We will also begin encouraging users to update to the newest version of Teams if they're running builds that are older than one year.

The deprecation of iOS 14 will start on March 1, 2023, and complete by March 7, 2023.

We will also prompt users to move to supported OS versions before the retirement.

 

Admins will be unable to add new or edit existing reports in Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) during scheduled maintenance MC494379 · Published Jan 4, 2023

Planned Maintenance: Microsoft Call Quality Dashboard

We have maintenance planned for Microsoft Call Quality Dashboard:

  • Starting 01/07/2023 19:00 UTC.
  • Ending 01/08/2023 06:00 UTC.

How this will affect you organization:

As part of this planned maintenance, the following feature areas may be affected: Admins will be unable to add new or edit existing reports from CQD. Affected admins will be able to access and read current data from CQD. Any new admins will be unable to access CQD if doing so for the first time.

This maintenance is planned outside of normal business hours, to help minimize any impact to your organization.

For organizations with users around the globe, we recognize that "outside of normal business hours" might affect you differently. We apologize for the impact this may have on your users. We are working hard to improve Microsoft Call Quality Dashboard, to minimize these maintenance windows.

 

(Updated) Graph API for Teams Meetings Transcripts MC400569 · Published Jul 14, 2022 · Last updated Jan 5, 2023

Updated January 5, 2023: 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 early April (previously late February)

 

Microsoft Teams Flyout Enhancements MC494736 · Published Jan 5, 2023

App flyouts are contextual menus found throughout the Microsoft Teams experience that enable users to launch installed apps and to discover and install new apps within the specific context the user is in. For example, when a user opens the Message Extension (ME) app flyout from a group chat, they are shown all of their ME-enabled installed apps which can be used within that group chat. Engaging with apps via the flyout allows users to remain in their flow of work and reduces confusion regarding the app capabilities within that context.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 110710

The enhanced flyouts will begin rollout in mid-February 2023 and is expected to be complete by late February 2023.

 

Teams update: Expanded view of the profile card in Teams MC494734 · Published Jan 5, 2023

We’re adding a new feature to Teams 

Beginning in February, users in your organization will be able to use expanded views of the profile card in Teams. The expanded view is already available in Outlook and includes more information, like an overview of the profile, contact information, organizational chart, and LinkedIn tab.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 109526

We will begin rolling out this feature in February and expect to complete the rollout in April.

 

(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Teams Calendar Now Includes Scheduling Form Pop-Outs MC440117 · Published Sep 28, 2022 · Last updated Jan 3, 2023

Updated January 3, 2023: We have observed that Teams’ calendar is not auto refreshing for some of our users.

Work around:

Users will get the most updated view of their calendar by

  1. Going to a different app and coming back
  2. clicking on today/ next or previous week and coming back
  3. Refreshing the page if they’re on web browser.

We expect this issue to be fixed for all our users by the 1st week of February. Thanks for your patience.

We will be releasing a new feature in Microsoft Teams that will now enable users to pop out the scheduling form as a separate window.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 99197

We will begin rolling out in mid-October and expect rollout to be completed by mid-January (previously late November).

 

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New Viva Engage Admin experiences releasing next month MC495323 · Published Jan 6, 2023

Next month, new admin experiences will be available within the Viva Engage Teams app for Microsoft Viva customers.

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out early February 2023 and expect to complete by early March 2023

 

Get ready for Answers in Microsoft Viva MC495322 · Published Jan 6, 2023

Answers is a conversational experience for asking questions and connecting people to answers, and appears as a tab in Viva Engage. Learn more in the announcement blog (Announcing Answers in Microsoft Viva), or view the Microsoft Mechanics segment (YouTube).

Note: Customer tenants will need to be in Native Mode (Yammer Native Mode: step-by-step guide) and require Yammer topics being migrated to Viva Topics (Viva Topics experience in Yammer).

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 72188

We will begin rolling out early February 2023 and expect to complete by early March 2023.

 

Introducing New Views in Viva Goals MC494733 · Published Jan 5, 2023

Viva Goals is now rolling out new simplified list and detail views to customer tenants. This rollout will complete in late January 2023.

The new view offers a refreshed information hierarchy with a flexible spreadsheet-like interface. It will allow you to resize column as well as access key information like status, progress, commentary, check-in history, alignment, and other OKR details by clicking on the cell. The user will have greater control over visualizing OKRs with multiple options for grouping, expanding, showing and hiding panels within the view. In the first half of 2023, we will be introducing additional customization and filtering options for data columns.

The new simplified views will be enabled for all users in your Viva Goals tenant. The users will have the option to switch back to legacy view until Jan 31, 2023, after which the new simplified views will be made the default view for all users. Learn more about views in Viva Goals here.

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