Roadmap Watch: Latest changes to Microsoft Teams roadmap

Microsoft Teams Roadmap gets constant updates. With these posts I make it easy for readers to see what are latest changes in Microsoft Teams or related products/features roadmap. As always if you want to see the up to date situation check out the public roadmap – blog post is always a snapshot of that moment when it is written.

Highlights :

  • Chat Bubbles are moved to May 2021 (from April)
    • “Chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation.”
  • Viva Connections Desktop appeared in the roadmap. Targeted for this month
    • “With the new Viva Connection Desktop, you can bring your intranet directly into Teams Desktop. The app’s icon and name match your company brand and enable employees to discover, navigate and consume your top sites in Teams. The app gives employees a window into the rest of the company intranet by using the same global navigation as the SharePoint app bar.”
  • Low data mode in Teams is rolling out
    • “Whether you want to preserve data or are in a location with a poor or limited network connection, sometimes it’s helpful to limit the amount of data you’re using during a video call. A new low data mode allows users to cap the amount of data that will be used during Teams video calls as well as establish different settings based on network availability.”
  • Forms: Poll in teams meeting support 1k meeting/webinar
    • “For the large meeting, Forms poll will support the overall user experience and to help presenter could improve the meeting engagement.”
  • Walkie Talkie is coming to iOS devices in June 2021. Walkie Talkie has been available for Android a while now so it is great that iOS is getting that during summer as well!
    • “Walkie Talkie, a push-to-talk experience that enables clear and secure voice communication over the cloud, enables teams to communicate instantly and always stay on the same page. This native built-in app in Teams turns employee or company-owned iOS smartphones and tablets into a walkie-talkie, reducing the number of devices employees must carry and lowering costs for IT.”

Features like Microsoft Teams webinar support (custom attendee registration) is still on schedule for March – early April and PowerShell support for Team Templates is rolling out. These are not included in the table below since their last modified date was earlier (5.3.2021)

See more details from the Roadmap site. Here is a summary of recent updates

Feature IDDescriptionStatusTags – Cloud InstanceLast ModifiedRelease
65948Microsoft Teams:  Chat bubblesIn developmentWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)12.3.2021May CY2021
66584Microsoft Viva: Viva Connections DesktopIn developmentWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC12.3.2021March CY2021
68774Microsoft Teams: Transcription for 1:1 CallsIn developmentWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)12.3.2021April CY2021
68777Microsoft Teams: 1:1 PSTN Call RecordingIn developmentWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)12.3.2021April CY2021
70769Microsoft Teams: App customization and brandingIn developmentWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)12.3.2021April CY2021
70786Microsoft Teams: Low data modeRolling outGCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC High, DoD12.3.2021March CY2021
80619Forms: Poll in teams meeting support 1k meeting/webinarIn developmentWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)12.3.2021April CY2021
70776Microsoft Teams: Custom policy packagesIn developmentWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)10.3.2021April CY2021
70793Microsoft Teams: Get Template Graph APIIn developmentWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)10.3.2021April CY2021
70794Microsoft Teams: Customized Website Tab Apps in Team TemplatesIn developmentWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)10.3.2021April CY2021
80241Microsoft Teams: Policy package assignment to groups In developmentGCC, Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)10.3.2021March CY2021
68776Microsoft Teams: Transfer Calls between desktop and mobileIn developmentWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC9.3.2021April CY2021
68905Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams MeetingsIn developmentGCC High, DoD9.3.2021April CY2021
68950Microsoft Teams: Tasks in Teams in GCCIn developmentGCC9.3.2021April CY2021
68951Microsoft Planner:  Tasks for Information Workers in Teams in GCCIn developmentGCC9.3.2021April CY2021
80913Microsoft Teams: Availability of Praise for GCCIn developmentGCC9.3.2021April CY2021
80914Microsoft Teams: Tasks and Task publishing for GCCIn developmentGCC9.3.2021April CY2021
80915Microsoft Teams: Walkie Talkie on iOS (Preview)In developmentWorldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant)9.3.2021June CY2021

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