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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 19 of 2023, May 8 – May 14.
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What's New in Microsoft Teams (and Microsoft 365):
- Introducing the Microsoft 365 Copilot Early Access Program and new capabilities in Copilot
- Introducing the Microsoft 365 Copilot Early Access Program and 2023 Microsoft Work Trend Index
- Deadline approaching to migrate 3PIP phones to Microsoft Teams through SIP Gateway
- Establish seamless and secure collaboration across organizations with Microsoft Teams
- Coordination is the key to spontaneity with these features in Outlook on the web and Teams
- Empower your organization to achieve more with the Accessibility Baseline
- Now in public preview: Meeting recap enhancements
- Now in public preview: Together mode usability improvements in Teams meetings
- Say goodbye to Microsoft Teams Wikis and hello to enhanced note taking with OneNote
- Microsoft Teams Monthly Update May 2023
- Here’s What NOT to Do on Your Path to Microsoft Teams Voice Calling
- Microsoft Teams Development Update May 2023
- Outlook on the web – Work Hours and Location (WHL)
- Teams Gets New Channels UI
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- Teams :
A new experience to search within chat and channels. MC554158 · Published 12 May 2023
We are excited to introduce a new and improved experience to search within chats and channels.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122550
Standard: We will begin rolling this out in early June 2023 and expect to complete rollout by mid-June 2023
GCC: We will begin rolling this out in late June 2023
GCC-H: We will begin rolling this out in early July 2023
DoD: We will begin rolling this out in late July 2023
Microsoft Teams: Two-way lobby chat MC554156 · Published 12 May 2023
The Virtual Appointments app provides a central hub for all your virtual appointments needs in Microsoft Teams. The app enables a seamless end-to-end experience for business-to-customer engagements.
Queue view in Virtual Appointments app is a premium advanced virtual appointment feature that allows businesses to Empower employees to manage and service scheduled and on-demand virtual appointments in one location with advanced capabilities to track wait times, live status of a meeting, and more. Scheduling administrators and staff conducting virtual appointments can monitor incoming requests and process them appropriately.
Two-way lobby chat in queue view will provide a seamless client experience with an interactive waiting room that allows facilitators to send waiting room messages to customers prior to the meeting. For example, a client in the waiting room can receive messages from the facilitator or other staff schedulers such as, “Last appointment is running long. Be with you in 5 mins.” The client can respond directly in chat so they can stay connected and ask any questions as needed.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122395
Standard Release: We will begin rolling in May 2023 and complete by June 2023.
(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Intelligent Meeting Recap (Premium) MC537956 · Published 6 apr. 2023 · Last updated 11 maj 2023
Updated May 11, 2023: We have updated this message with additional information. Thank you for your patience.
Users with a Teams Premium license will now be able to access a comprehensive meeting overview in the new ‘Recap’ tab in Teams, which leverages AI to provide personalized highlights and key insights from the meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122529
Targeted Release (Preview): We will begin rolling out early May (previously late April) and expect to complete by early May.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out mid-May and expect to complete by late May.
(Updated) Meeting Recap Enhancements MC538726 · Published 8 apr. 2023 · Last updated 11 maj 2023
Updated May 11, 2023: We have updated the content below for clarity Thank you for your patience.
We are bringing improvements for Meeting Recapping. Now, you can find your recording, transcripts, meeting content, and meeting notes all under a single new Recap tab. Watch your recording directly in the Recap tab to catch up on what was discussed while reviewing the notes and transcript without having to switch screens/apps.
Targeted Release and Preview: We will begin rolling out early May (previously late April) and expect to complete by mid-May (previously early May).
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out late May and expect to complete by early June.
(Updated) Microsoft Teams support for Targeted Release MC510331 · Published 2 feb. 2023 · Last updated 11 maj 2023
Updated May 11, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. We are currently rolling this feature out and as users are onboarded (per your settings) they will see "EA" on their profile picture to indicate Early Access to Teams features. Thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Teams will support Targeted Release for commercial cloud customers.
With this support, users opted-in to Targeted Release will be the first production users to see the latest Microsoft Teams features and help shape the product by providing early feedback.
Prior to this, Targeted Release provided early access to OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, Office for the web, Microsoft 365 admin center and some components of Exchange Online.
What is Targeted Release?
- Targeted release allows early access to high quality feature releases across Microsoft 365 apps and services, which customers can opt-in to prepare for the upcoming changes before they roll out to the rest of the organization.
- Customers can choose to have a select set of individuals, or the entire organization receives updates early via Targeted Release.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 117577
We will begin rolling out in early March (previously late February) and expect to complete by late May (previously mid-May).
(Updated) Teams Rooms: Windows 11 support for Teams Rooms on Windows devices MC537412 · Published 5 apr. 2023 · Last updated 11 maj 2023
Updated May 11, 2023: We have updated the timeline and content below. Thank you for your patience.
Teams Rooms on Windows devices that are eligible for Windows 11 upgrade will receive the Windows 11 22H2 release in June 2023 (previously May). This will be offered and installed on their devices with 4.17 dot release. Devices that are not eligible due to an incompatible processor will continue to use Windows 10 per Windows hardware support policy. These devices will be offered Windows 10 22H2 release.
Devices that cannot upgrade to Windows 11 will continue to be supported until the end of Windows 10 End of servicing for General Availability Channel or hardware support from OEM, whichever comes first. Windows 10 releases information at Windows 10 release information. Please note, not all Windows releases are supported for Teams Rooms, to find supported version, see Microsoft Teams Rooms app version support.
In addition, Teams Rooms on Windows OEMs will shift their manufacturing to Windows 11 IoT Enterprise as Windows 10 IoT Enterprise end of license sales is fast approaching (10/14/2023). OEMs with existing Windows 10 licenses inventory (or to support recovery media for existing Windows 10 based devices) may continue to provide Windows 10 based images for some time that should automatically update to Windows 11 post setup. All OEMs are expected to move to Windows 11 IoT Enterprise based images in future. Customers should ensure all new hardware purchases check for Windows 11 compatibility to future proof their device investment.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122148
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out early May and expect to complete by late May.
(Updated) Creation of Default Notes tab in new standard channels in Teams MC552334 · Published 8 maj 2023 · Last updated 11 maj 2023
Updated May 11, 2023: We have updated the content below to show as intended. Thank you for your feedback.
As communicated in MC496248 (January '23) Microsoft Teams users will soon get a “Notes” tab, powered by OneNote, added by default on the tabs bar across the top on creation of new standard channels for note-taking capabilities. Earlier this capability was powered by Wiki, which is set to retire from Teams based on the announcement, MC496248, published in January.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 101962
This will start rolling out in late May and expect to complete by late June.
Live translated captions for meetings requires Teams Premium license MC553275 · Published 10 maj 2023
Earlier this year we announced the grace period for several Microsoft Teams Premium features that were in preview, including live translated captions for meetings. Starting April 2023, a Teams Premium license is required to use this feature.
License enforcement will be enabled in July 2023. Once licensing enforcement is enabled, the only users who will be able to access live translated captions for meetings are:
Individual users that are licensed with a Teams Premium license
Meeting attendees who attend a meeting where the meeting organizer is licensed with a Teams Premium license (feature available for that single meeting)
April 2023 – Teams Premium license required per product terms.
July 2023 – License enforcement enabled.
New Features in Teams Admin Center to Discover Azure Benefit Eligible Apps and View Unspent Azure Consumption Commitment MC553271 · Published 10 maj 2023
Microsoft Teams admins will soon be able to search for and identify monetized Teams apps are eligible to contribute towards an organization's Microsoft Azure consumption commitment (MACC) as well as view remaining unspent MACC for their organization.
As part of this feature, the "Manage apps" tab of the Teams admin center (TAC) will include a new category in the "Browse by" filter and add new visuals in the app cards. These changes provide parity with the Azure Portal in terms of ability to search and identify Teams apps with transactable SaaS offers that are eligible to contribute towards an organization's Azure consumption commitment.
In addition to above, a new widget in the Teams admin center (TAC) will be added to help admins quickly view unspent Microsoft Azure consumption commitment (MACC) that they can apply when making purchase of Teams apps that they discover are Azure benefit eligible above. It will only be available to organizations that have an existing MACC agreement with Microsoft and only to those admins who have appropriate rights to view the MACC balance.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 125173
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in late May 2023 and expect to complete rollout by mid-June 2023.
Microsoft Teams: Block Anonymous Users' Meeting Chat Read Access in Addition to Current Write Access MC552789 · Published 10 maj 2023
Microsoft Teams IT Admins will soon be able to block anonymous users from accessing the chat in internally hosted meetings by disabling their read access on top of the existing disabled write access. This release of Microsoft Teams updated meeting chat setting will be rolling out across Microsoft Teams Desktop, Mobile and Web and will provide an additional way for tenants to manage external users' chat access in meetings hosted by internal users.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 123974
Targeted Release: We will begin rollout in mid-May and expect to complete rollout by late May.
GA: We will begin rollout in mid-June and expect to complete rollout by late June.
GCC: We will begin roll out in early July and expect to complete rollout by mid-July.
GCCH: We will begin rollout in late July and expect to complete rollout by early August.
DoD: We will begin rollout in early August and expect to complete rollout by mid-August.
Microsoft Teams: Default Meeting Layout Controls for Teams Rooms on Android MC552782 · Published 10 maj 2023
Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android IT admins can choose the default meeting layout. When a meeting begins, room users will see the default meeting layout. They can switch to other views using the view switcher during a meeting.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 121663
Rollout will begin in late May 2023 and is expected to be complete by late June.
Note: There can be a delay between when features are released by Microsoft and when they become available on a device make and model. If an update isn't available on your device, check with your device manufacturer for information on the availability timeline.
(Updated) The Room Remote feature for desktop MC499441 · Published 20 jan. 2023 · Last updated 9 maj 2023
Updated May 9, 2023: We will not be rolling out to GCC or GCC-High organizations at this time. We will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed with those organizations.
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 mid-December (previously late March).
(Updated) Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android: User Experience Update 1 2023 MC520319 · Published 24 feb. 2023 · Last updated 9 maj 2023
Updated May 9, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
This update introduces several new features for Teams Rooms on Android that improve the meeting join, content sharing, and hybrid collaboration experiences.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 119621, 119620, and 119622
Roll out to production started late April (previously early March) and is expected to be completed late June (previously by late 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: New Files app in Teams MC528955 · Published 16 mars 2023 · Last updated 9 maj 2023
Updated May 9, 2023: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.
Securely store, organize, and collaborate on all your files anytime, from anywhere and across all of your devices with the new files app experience in Teams. The new files app brings a modern experience to all of your content from your chats, channels or meetings including any location from OneDrive or SharePoint.
This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 97677
Preview: We will complete rollout by late March.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in early April and expect to complete rollout by mid-April.
GCC: We will begin rolling out in late May (previously early May) and expect to complete rollout by mid-June (previously late May).
GCC-H: We will begin rolling out in mid-June and expect to complete rollout by late June.
DoD: We will begin rolling out in late June (previously early June) and expect to complete rollout by mid-July (previously late June).
Microsoft Teams: New 'Sync device buttons' setting MC552333 · Published 8 maj 2023
The new Sync device buttons toggle available under your Teams Desktop client Settings (Devices tab) allows users to disable the syncing between their device controls and with Teams. The purpose of this feature is to offer an option for end users to disable the syncing of their connected Peripherals with the Teams Desktop client to allow for co-existence scenarios with other HID-enabled or speech-recognition apps.
Preview: This is now available.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out in early May and expect to complete rollout by mid-May.
(Updated) Avatars for Microsoft Teams MC533652 · Published 27 mars 2023 · Last updated 8 maj 2023
Updated May 8, 2023: While in Public Preview, Avatars for Microsoft Teams was supported for all SKUs. However, at General Availability, Avatars for Microsoft Teams will only be supported for the following SKUs: Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3, Microsoft 365 Enterprise E5, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Teams Premium.
Avatars for Microsoft Teams gives you that much-needed camera break, while still allowing you to collaborate effectively. You can add a new layer of choice to your meetings and represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions.
Represent yourself the way you want with customizable avatars and reactions. Save up to three avatars for different meeting types, such as casual, professional, and day to day. Note that Avatars for Microsoft Teams is designed for users 18+.
This release is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 107969
Targeted Release (Public Preview): We expect to begin rolling out late March and expect to be complete by early-April.
Standard Release: We will begin rolling out late May and expect to complete by early July.
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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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