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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 8 of 2023, February 20 – February 26.
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What's New in Microsoft Teams (and Microsoft 365):
- Yammer is evolving to Microsoft Viva Engage with new experiences rolling out today
- The Total Economic Impact Of Microsoft Teams Phone
- Simplifying change management of Microsoft 365
- Answers in Viva: Understanding Time Saved & People Helped
- Now in public preview: Ultrasound Howling Detection in Teams Meetings
- Join over 2,000 people getting their Microsoft Teams updates at Empowering.Cloud
- Teams Real Simple with Pictures: Returning to Video Playlists with Teams, SPO, Lists and Stream
- Microsoft Teams is getting big performance improvements next month
M365 Message Center :
- Teams :
Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android: User Experience Update 1 2023 MC520319 · Published Feb 24, 2023
This update introduces several new features for Teams Rooms on Android that improve the meeting join, content sharing, and hybrid collaboration experiences.
Roll out to production starts early March 2023 and is expected to be completed by April. Note that there can be a delay between when features are released by Microsoft and when they become available on a device model and make. If an update isn't available on your device, check with your device manufacturer for information on when it might become available.
(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Simplified App Update Experience MC503298 · Published Jan 26, 2023 · Last updated Feb 23, 2023
Updated February 23, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline and provided additional information. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams now maintains an index of all of the apps (and the corresponding versions) a user has consented to. Using this index, an app is automatically updated in real time everywhere it is installed for the user. After the user updates the app in any one context, the updated version is available in all other installed contexts, without any other user action.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 95676
Standard: We will begin rollout in mid-April (previously late February) and expect rollout to be complete by mid-May (previously mid-March).
GCC, GCC-H, DoD: We will begin rollout in mid-May (previously mid-March) and expect rollout to be complete by mid-June (previously mid-April).
(Updated) Teams update: Expanded view of the profile card in Teams MC494734 · Published Jan 5, 2023 · Last updated Feb 23, 2023
Updated February 23, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Beginning in March, 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 early March (previously February) and expect to complete the rollout in late April.
Introducing the Simplified Left Navigation Feature in Teams Admin Center MC519241 · Published Feb 23, 2023
Teams Admin Center is now equipped with a new feature to simplify the navigation process for IT administrators. The new Simplified Left Navigation feature allows administrators to pin their preferred menu options to the navigation panel, reducing clutter and streamlining the process of finding the information they need. With the click of a button, administrators can easily add or remove menu items from their pinned list, and then view their customized navigation by clicking the "Show Pinned" button.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 98394
Rollout will begin in mid-March and is expected to be complete by late March.
(Updated) PowerPoint Live in Teams: Magnify Slide MC452198 · Published Oct 28, 2022 · Last updated Feb 21, 2023
February 21, 2023: We have updated this message to ensure visibility, the content below has not changed. 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).
(Updated) Pronouns on Profile Cards in Microsoft Teams and Outlook Web MC515531 · Published Feb 15, 2023 · Last updated Feb 21, 2023
Updated February 21, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
We’re adding a new feature to the profile card in Microsoft 365. Users in your organization will soon be able to add pronouns directly to their profile card in Outlook on the web and Teams. Pronouns are the words we use to replace someone's name in a sentence, such as “he,” “she,” or “they” in English.
Targeted Release: Rollout will begin late February.
GA: Rollout will begin in late March (previously early March) and is expected to be complete by early April (previously late March).
(Updated) Wiki retirement and the future of note taking in Teams Channels MC496248 · Published Jan 11, 2023 · Last updated Feb 21, 2023
Updated February 17, 2023: Based on customer feedback we have updated the content with FAQs. Thank you for your feedback.
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 early March.
- Microsoft 365/Viva :
Viva Goals: Increased Functionality and Terminology Change of Team Field MC520318 · Published Feb 24, 2023
Viva Goals currently has a field named “type” while creating and filtering OKRs which designates where the OKR would be created. The terminology is now changing from “type” to “teams.” In addition to the name change, the functionality of the “teams” field will expand to include additional context and faster search capability as OKR owners assign a team to an OKR.
All OKRs created from the My OKRs page will now be set to unassigned by default. OKRs being created from a specific team or organization page will continue to have the current default of the selected team or the organization.
OKRs can continue to be created at an individual, team or at the organization level. An OKR can be co-owned by both a team and the organization so that an OKR can serve not only as companywide initiatives, but also team and organization initiatives.
Roll out will begin in late February and is expected to be complete by early March.
Viva Goals Administrator role for IT admins MC519906 · Published Feb 23, 2023
Global Admins will now be able to assign a new role called 'Viva Goals Administrator' to the IT admins who are tasked with managing Viva Goals policy settings for the company.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in late February 2023 and expect to complete it by early March 2023
(Updated) New Service Plans for Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Viva SKUs MC482179 · Published Dec 9, 2022 · Last updated Feb 22, 2023
Updated February 21, 2023: We have updated this message to ensure visibility to the appropriate audience.
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.
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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