Sunday, July 7, 2024

Friends of Microsoft Teams - Week 27 - 2024 (July 1 - July 7)

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 27 of 2024, July  1 – July 7.

Feel free to share with your partners, customers, colleagues, and peers.


What's New in Microsoft Teams (and Microsoft 365):

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Field Advisories:



M365 Message Center :



  • Microsoft Teams – new message center posts:


Microsoft Teams: Proximity Join via ultrasound MC808162 Published Jul 3, 2024

Microsoft Teams Rooms on Microsoft Windows will soon support Proximity Join via ultrasound. It will be an alternative to using Bluetooth or QR codes and typically will not penetrate walls, therefore improving the quality of detected rooms by personal devices. This release will be rolling out to Microsoft Teams Desktop (Windows and MacOS) for receivers and to select Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 380681

General Availability (Worldwide): We will begin rolling out late August 2024 and expect to complete by mid-September 2024.

General Availability (GCC): We will begin rolling out mid-September 2024 and expect to complete by early October 2024.

General Availability (GCC High): We will begin rolling out early October 2024 and expect to complete by early November 2024.


Microsoft Teams: Policy to disable some in-product messages MC808161 Published Jul 3, 2024

Some in-product messages in Microsoft Teams can now be controlled with the New-CsTeamsUpdateManagementPolicy command. Using this new feature, tenant admins can limit in-product messages relating to periodic "What's New" updates and in-person training opportunities.

General Availability (Worldwide): This policy update is available now.


Microsoft Teams: Office 365 Connectors feature retires starting August 15, 2024 MC808160 Published Jul 3, 2024

We will be retiring the Microsoft Office 365 connectors feature in Microsoft Teams starting August 15, 2024, and ending January 1, 2025. For similar functionality, we recommend using the Workflows app in Microsoft Teams, where we will continue to invest our development resources. As we strive for continuous improvement, the shift toward Power Automate workflows represents our commitment to providing scalable, flexible, and secure solutions. Power Automate workflows not only offer enhanced capabilities but also ensure that your integrations are built on a platform that can grow with your business needs.

We will gradually roll out this change in two phases:

  • Effective August 15, 2024: All new connector creation will be blocked in all clouds.
  • Effective October 1, 2024: All existing connectors in all clouds will stop working.


Microsoft Teams: Automatic location updates on bookable desks MC808158 Published Jul 3, 2024

Before this rollout, users can indicate in Microsoft Teams if they are in office or remote by manually setting their location by selecting their profile photo at the top right of Teams. With this rollout, we are introducing automatic location updates on bookable desks to make it easier for users to keep their work location up to date and connect with others in the office.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 401118.

General availability (Worldwide): We will begin rolling out early August 2024 and expect to complete by late August 2024.


Microsoft Teams: Lobby experience for external presenters in town hall and webinar MC807463 Published Jul 1, 2024

In Microsoft Teams, town hall and webinar currently support the ability for an external user outside the organization to present in an event. External presenters can be guests who are federated, unfederated, or anonymous to the organization.

With this update, if a federated or unfederated guest has not been successfully authenticated, the guest will be brought into the lobby rather than being restricted access when joining the event. Once in the lobby, an internal organizer or presenter has the option to approve or deny the guest's request to join the event.

Additional notes:

  • It is recommended to keep the lobby enabled for your event if you intend to invite external presenters.
  • An external presenter that is successfully authenticated will be brought into the event automatically without waiting in the lobby.

General Availability (Worldwide, GCC): We will begin rolling out in early July 2024 and expect to complete by mid-July 2024.


  • Microsoft Teams – updated message center posts:



(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Shorter meeting URLs MC772556 Published Apr 8, 2024

(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Meeting details displayed on pre-join screen MC746322 Published Mar 19, 2024

(Updated) Optimize for Video setting for screensharing MC715695 Published Feb 14, 2024

Organizers can select up to six languages for attendees to choose from for live translated captions during a town hall MC705765 Published Jan 10, 2024

(Updated) Teams admin center: App centric management and changes to app permission policies MC688930 Published Nov 11, 2023

(Updated) Microsoft Teams: In-meeting Error Messaging MC683928 Published Oct 25, 2023

(Updated) Microsoft Teams: Introducing slash commands in the compose box MC785024 Published Apr 24, 2024

(Updated) Microsoft Teams: New Cross-location shifts in the Shifts app MC800503 Published Jun 10, 2024


  • Microsoft Viva – new message center posts:




  • Microsoft Viva – updated message center posts:


(Updated) Microsoft Viva Amplify: Access to most recent templates MC805198 Published Jun 25, 2024


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