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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 7 of 2023, February 13 – February 19.
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What's New in Microsoft Teams (and Microsoft 365):
- AI, roadmap, community, and more at the Microsoft 365 Conference
- What’s New in Viva Sales – February 2023
- What’s New in Microsoft Teams for Education | February 2023
- Search Coach and Search Progress in Microsoft Teams – an innovative approach to information literacy
- Reading Coach in Immersive Reader plus new features coming to Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams
- The future of customer support: How technology is changing the game: A discussion with ChatGPT
- New Leadership, Analytics, and Knowledge Experiences for Viva Engage are now rolling out
- GPT3 Copilot to design Teams App
- Carlsberg improves digital employee experience to reach 29,000 employees using Microsoft Viva
- Microsoft Teams apps are now generally available on Microsoft 365 Android app
- Building beautiful sites with purpose: Part 2
- Transforming Microsoft with Microsoft Teams: Collaborating seamlessly, teaming up fearlessly
- Solving the Puzzle: A Guide to Enabling Free Audio Conferencing on Microsoft Team
- ChatGPT 3.5 has a voice and ears!!
- Couldn’t connect to Workspace Join. Try again, or contact your admin
- Bulk Deploy Microsoft Teams Call Flows with PowerShell in Minutes
M365 Message Center :
- Teams :
Teams Help App Pops Out by Default MC517333 · Published Feb 17, 2023
In Teams, the Help app provides Teams guidance and support content. Previously, the Help app opened in full screen mode, filling the Teams window. With this update, Help will open as a pop out, in a separate window. This experience will allow users to view help content alongside what they are working on in Teams.
We will begin rollout in early March and expect to complete rollout by late March.
Microsoft Teams: App Support In Channel Meetings MC517332 · Published Feb 17, 2023
With this update, apps will be support in channel meetings in Microsoft Teams.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 81122
We will begin rollout in early March and expect rollout to be complete by late March.
Microsoft Teams: Join Meetings from Calendar View on Apple CarPlay MC516905 · Published Feb 17, 2023
Users will soon be able to view upcoming meetings and join meetings via the new meetings view on Apple CarPlay with Teams after connecting iPhone to vehicles that support Apple CarPlay.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 114306
Production and GCC: We will begin rollout in mid-March and expect to complete rollout by late March.
GCC-High and DoD: We will begin rollout in early May and expect to complete by early June.
Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows store application 4.16 update MC516349 · Published Feb 16, 2023
The latest version of Teams Rooms on Windows, 4.16, includes several new and improved features, such as:
A revitalized Teams Rooms User interface
Enhanced Layout Switcher
Teams Premium support, including Watermark, End-to-end Encryption for meetings, and Sensitivity labels
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98422
We will begin rolling out late February and expect to complete by late March.
New Sign-In Experience for Teams SIP Devices MC516347 · Published Feb 16, 2023
We are enhancing the sign-in experience for compatible SIP Devices connecting to Teams via SIP Gateway.
We will begin rolling out mid-February and expect to complete by early March.
Pronouns on Profile Cards in Microsoft Teams and Outlook Web MC515531 · Published Feb 15, 2023
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 early March and is expected to be complete by late March.
(Updated) The Room Remote feature for desktop MC499441 · Published Jan 20, 2023 · Last updated Feb 14, 2023
Updated February 14, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
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-February (previously mid-January) and will complete late March (previously mid-March).
Enabling New Call Controls with Survivable Branch Appliance MC514979 · Published Feb 13, 2023
In the event of a network outage, users will soon have access to new call controls with Survivable Branch Appliance. Users will be able to use contact search, dial by name, and initiate a call from their call history. When connected to the same SBA and network, VoIP calls to peers will be routed through PSTN if the call recipient has an associated phone number.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 111421
Rollout will begin in mid-February and is expected to be complete by late February.
- Microsoft 365/Viva :
Take Action on Meeting Category Insights in the Viva Insights app in Teams and on the web MC516906 · Published Feb 17, 2023
Categories in Outlook and Teams allow users to easily tag and label calendar events. Users can get insights on the time they spend per meeting category in the Viva Insights app in Teams. Using meeting category insights, they can see how their meeting time is distributed (percentage breakdown), how that has changed (meeting trends), and details about each of their meetings contributing to their categories (meeting details). An upcoming update to this feature will allow users to take actions on these meetings to align their time spent in meetings with their goals. These actions include viewing/editing meeting invites, cancelling, declining, and categorizing/recategorizing.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 117374
We will begin rolling out in early March and expect to complete rollout by late March.
Self-service trial experience available for Viva Goals MC516356 · Published Feb 16, 2023
In March, individual users in your organization will be able to sign up for a self-service trial of Viva Goals from the website. This self-service experience allows individuals and teams to try Viva Goals with no requirement to input payment information, while providing complete visibility and control to their Microsoft 365 admin.
Previously, only admin-initiated trials of Viva Goals were available, which were limited to one trial per tenant. Customers told us they wanted a way for multiple departments across their organization to try Viva Goals at the same time. To meet this demand, we’re launching self-service trials.
Self-service trials will allow different teams within the tenant organization to start experiencing Viva Goals simultaneously.
We will begin rolling out in mid-March and expect to complete by mid-April.
Microsoft Viva: Topic Discovery Analytics to Show Sites Processed MC516353 · Published Feb 16, 2023
This update will provide transparency on topic discovery through analytics, by showing the Sites processed counts in Microsoft Admin center.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 100060
We will begin rollout in late February and expect to complete rollout by early-March.
(Updated) New Admin Capabilities in Viva Goals MC467610 · Published Nov 16, 2022 · Last updated Feb 14, 2023
Updated February 14, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
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 mid-March (previously late January).
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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