Play of the Week

OneNote Notebook Viewer feature will allow users to open and view notebooks within their mobile apps. Also, users can edit and use other advanced functions in their OneNote mobile app.

In Development

Microsoft Teams: Delete Chats

With Delete Chats, users can permanently delete entire conversations from their view. This does not affect what any other users in the chat see.

ID: 90723 Tags: Release: December CY2022

Microsoft Forms: Instant Poll in Teams meeting

Microsoft Forms will add a new question type – Instant Poll to Polls app in Teams meeting. This feature will help meeting presenters quickly launch a binary poll to collect audience responses on the question without any beforehand preparation.

ID: 96670 Tags: Release: November CY2022

Microsoft Forms: Multiple-question Poll in Teams meeting

Microsoft Forms will support multiple question in 1 poll for Polls app in Teams meeting. This feature will help meeting presenters ask multiple questions in 1 poll with single ‘Launch’, to improve the meeting efficiency and better engage with attendees.

ID: 96952 Tags: Release: December CY2022

Microsoft Forms: Support Image in Polls for Teams meeting

You can now add images to questions in polls from the Polls app in Teams. Images from a local file can be used to increase engagement and better explain your questions to attendees.

ID: 96953 Tags: Release: December CY2022

Microsoft Teams: New Files App in Teams

One place for all your content across chats, channels, meetings and M365 – manage, organize & locate the content you need quickly and easily. In addition, way finding is now more consistent and familiar to users.

ID: 97677 Tags: Release: January CY2023

Microsoft Teams: View switcher improvement for Teams Rooms on Windows

Teams Rooms on Windows’ view switcher now has an updated interface where you can easily control views in a meeting. Customize your view such as turning on and off meeting chat or choosing what to see on the front row’s left and right panels. IT admins can configure default number of panels and default component on panel(s).

ID: 98422 Tags: Release: December CY2022

Microsoft Teams: Meeting chat on Gallery, Large gallery, and Together mode for Teams Rooms on Windows

Always know the context by brining chat pane on front of room display on Teams Rooms (Windows). Room users can use a touch console in the room to show/ hide chat on front of room display alongside meeting participants and/or content. Ability to show/ hide chat is available through view switcher. IT admins can configure to hide a meeting chat for a room if needed.

ID: 98423 Tags: Release: December CY2022

Microsoft Teams: Receive all group chat messages with RSC.

The resource-specific consent (RSC) permissions model, originally developed for Teams Graph APIs, is extended for chat and channel scope. Using RSC, you can now request team owners to consent for a bot to receive user messages across standard group chats without being @mentioned.

ID: 100883 Tags: Release: December CY2022

Microsoft Teams: Parent Teacher Meeting

Enable teachers to schedule virtual meetings with parents/guardians of students through Teams.

ID: 100951 Tags: Release: January CY2023

Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams and Outlook – Frontline worker Audience targeting using Job code, location and department

Capability for frontline worker communicators to identify target audience by using Location, Job Code and Department in Microsoft Teams and Outlook.

ID: 100969 Tags: Release: February CY2023

Microsoft Syntex: Pay-as-you-go Preview

With this limited-time preview, you will be able to use Unstructured Document Processing and see where pages are processed across your tenant.

ID: 101512 Tags: Release: November CY2022

Outlook: Outlook on the web: Junk/Phishing reporting actions integrated with Microsoft Defender for Office 365

Description: The appearance and behavior of report phishing/junk actions in Outlook on the web can be controlled by admins using User Reported Settings in Admins will be able to control whether the built-in Report actions appear in Outlook on the web, where these messages get reported to, and whether the user is prompted as they report phishing and junk.

ID: 101515 Tags: Release: November CY2022

Microsoft Teams: Mention Everyone in chat

Similar to how users @ mention individuals in chat, users will now have the option to @ mention “Everyone’. All participants in the chat will receive a notification, removing the hassle of mentioning each person’s name one by one or missing someone.

ID: 101573 Tags: Release: December CY2022

Microsoft 365 admin center: Windows 365 cloud PC advanced deployment guide

The Advanced deployment guides page in the Microsoft 365 admin center will have a new guide to help admins plan for, deploy, and scale Windows 365 Enterprise in their organization. This guide will have a checklist of Cloud PC configuration tasks and will include best practices, tools, and recommendations based on the tenant’s configuration.

ID: 102406 Tags: Release: January CY2023

Microsoft Forms: Enable image as choice in survey and quiz

Now you can add images to create better visualized quizzes or surveys for younger learners and more inclusive to anybody who may need this.

ID: 102407 Tags: Release: December CY2022

Power BI: Power BI content in Microsoft 365 Graph

This integration gives you the option to actively interact with and view your Power BI content. Your PBI content can be seen through ‘Recommended’ content within Office Hub and search on, SharePoint Online, and Bing@Work. You will also be able to see the actions taken on Power BI content such as who viewed it, edited it, or shared the content with you. The Public Preview is available now.

ID: 102409 Tags: Release: November CY2022

Microsoft Teams: Federated group calling

Easily start a group Teams call with federated colleagues outside your organization, including video and screensharing, all over an internet connection without any PSTN usage charges.

ID: 103042 Tags: Release: January CY2023

Yammer: Bulk community member import for Native Mode

Ability for Yammer community managers in Native Mode networks to bulk add members to their community using a CSV file.

ID: 103096 Tags: Release: January CY2023

OneNote: Notebook viewer in Teams mobile apps

Through this new feature, users will be able to open and view OneNote notebooks right within their Teams mobile apps. Users interested in editing or other advanced functionality will be directed to the standalone OneNote mobile app.

ID: 103097 Tags: Release: December CY2022

Word: Editor using Context IQ Inline search within documents

Editor using Context IQ allows users to easily search for and insert entities like People, Files, Viva Topics, or Loops in their document while staying in flow. When users type the “@“ key, a menu will appear that allows them to search for, filter, and insert entities that exist across their M365 account.
ID: 103098 Tags: Release: January CY2023

Outlook: View and navigate the organization chart with Org Explorer

Org Explorer for Outlook helps you to visualize and explore your company’s internal structure, work teams, and individual roles.

ID: 103605 Tags: Release: December CY2022

OneDrive: Sharing experiences – simplifying link settings

We’re improving Link settings by providing more helpful tooltips, definitions and clearer language to help you understand which link type and permissions best suit your needs prior to sharing a file or folder with your coworkers.

ID: 103606 Tags: Release: November CY2022

SharePoint: Adding an app to Teams

As a SharePoint Administrator or Global Administrator in Microsoft 365, you can manage apps that can be used across SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and Viva Connections. Some apps can be added to Teams, you can add them on the Apps site.

ID: 103610 Tags: Release: November CY2022

Microsoft Teams: Automatically view up to 49 videos (7×7) in Teams meeting for GCC-High and DoD

Microsoft Teams Meetings currently supports a maximum of 9 videos (3×3) on the screen by default (i.e., Gallery view). For seeing more than 9 videos, user needs to manually select the Large Gallery view. With this update, users will be able to automatically see up to 49 videos (7×7) on their screen by default without an explicit action. The actual number of videos seen by a user will depend on hardware/device capabilities.

ID: 103612 Tags: Release: January CY2023

Rolling Out

OneDrive: Activity column in My Files

When you navigate to the “My Files” page in OneDrive for Business Web, you’ll see an Activity column that shows which of your shared documents have unseen edits and comment.

ID: 88913 Tags: OneDrive – Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), GCC, DoD, GCC High Release: October CY2022

Microsoft Teams: Delete or rename files in a channel and in your OneDrive folder in Teams

To rename or delete a file in a channel, go to the files tab and find the file you want. Then select More options (the three dots) on the file. To rename or delete a file from your OneDrive, select More at the bottom of the app, then select Files. Once you find the file you want, select the three dots and choose to rename or delete it.

ID: 98073 Tags: Release: November CY2022

Outlook for the Web: Contact Deduplication

People are at the center of our lives, and we start every digital connection via contacts. Hence, a clean, up-to-date contact list is critical for better collaboration and productivity. We are happy to announce that cleaning up duplicate contacts just got a lot easier with the de-duplication feature in Outlook Web App (OWA).

ID: 98124 Tags: Release: November CY2022

Microsoft Viva: Meeting category insights coming to the Digest email

The Digest email from Microsoft Viva will include a summary of meeting category insights for users with a Viva Insights subscription, highlighting up to 3 categories in which users spent the most time over the last 4 weeks.
ID: 98164 Tags: Release: March CY2023

Microsoft Teams: Teams calendar now includes scheduling form pop-outs

Currently, it is not possible to work on a file, chat, look into activity while managing time on teams’ calendar. The reason for this is all these are in different apps located in the left app tray. Users have to switch back and forth between these apps to multi-task in calendar and there are times the data/context gets lost while switching between these apps. We have heard this feedback and as a first step towards solving this, scheduling form can now be popped out as a separate window. This scheduling form new window can be seen while creating a new meeting An existing meeting can also be now popped out by clicking on the icon on scheduling form. Our tech wizards have also made some improvements to calendar in this version which makes it faster to load now. In our next versions, we also plan to pop out the complete calendar app as a new window.

ID: 99198 Tags: Release: October CY2022

Microsoft Teams: Support PSTN dial-in, dial-out, and call-me attendees in meetings to join Breakout Rooms

Enabling dial-in, dial-out and call-me PSTN participants to join breakout rooms and come back to the main room when breakout rooms end.

ID: 100297 Tags: Release: November CY2022

Microsoft Purview | eDiscovery (Premium): List, collection, and jobs usability enhancement

This batch of usability updates includes UX indication of case format, list page title, description, empty/error state improvement, addition of job duration time, and additional collection-related enhancements such as including review set name in collection detail and ability to save collection in its draft state.

ID: 100707 Tags: Release: November CY2022

Excel:Insert in-cell images with the new IMAGE function

Your images can now be part of the worksheet, instead of floating on top. You can move and resize cells, sort and filter, and work with images within an Excel table.

ID: 101534 Tags: Release: December CY2022


Microsoft 365 compliance center: Microsoft Purview | Data Loss Prevention – Deep link to Content Viewer from DLP alert

This feature allows admins to easily open Content Viewer and view the content of the document that has triggered a DLP alert. Admins can pass the event ID and the creation time of the DLP rule match alert to the deep link to open and view the related document in the Content Viewer.

ID: 93344 Tags: Release: October CY2022

Microsoft Purview | Data loss prevention: Contextual evidence match for Endpoint DLP

With this update you will be able to see the matched sensitive information type and the context surrounding it (300 characters) as a result of a DLP policy match on your endpoint devices.

ID: 98095 Tags: Release: March CY2023

Microsoft Teams: Firefox Meeting Support for Outgoing Screen Sharing

Extend outgoing screen sharing capabilities for Teams Meetings from the Firefox browser.

ID: 99384 Tags: Release: October CY2022

Microsoft Teams: Upload documents from OneDrive for Business for E-signature Approvals

When creating an e-sign request in Approvals in Teams, users can now upload documents from OneDrive for Business.

ID: 99971 Tags: Release: October CY2022

Microsoft 365 admin center: Configure your Zero Trust security model with a new guide

We’ll add a guide to the Advanced deployment guides page that will help you implement the Zero Trust security strategy. This strategy recommends that you verify explicitly, use least privilege access, and assume breach. You’ll use Zero Trust to help secure identities, endpoints, data, apps, infrastructure, and networks.

ID: 102403 Tags: Release: November CY2022


Microsoft Teams: Pre-meeting Breakout Room creation and participant assignment for Teams on VDI

Organizers of Teams meetings on VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) can configure breakout rooms and participant assignments before the meeting starts.  This item will be republished in the future if appropriate.

ID: 99864 Tags: Release: January CY2023