Roadmap watch: what to expect for Microsoft Teams at Ignite (and beyond)

The public roadmap for Microsoft Teams is already listing a lots of features for March 2021. Since Microsoft Ignite 2021 is happening next week it is easy to assume that these features scheduled for March will be released – or at least talked about – at Microsoft Ignite. Some of these might be even start rolling out at the event-time, but there is no certainty about that.

At the event itself I am quite confident we will get lots of new items for April-July timeframe concerning Microsoft Teams.

Looking on the current roadmap the big thing will be Microsoft Teams Virtual Events . I have bolded the most lines related to those.

Note: there are some great additions like Forms Polls improvements, AI based poll question suggestions, data reports for polls after Teams meetings, open-text questions for meeting polls and meeting poll word clouds.

March 2021 – “Microsoft Ignite month”

  • Microsoft Teams: Call Merge
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting Recap
  • Microsoft Teams: Forms Polls in Teams Meetings Improvements
  • Microsoft Teams: Large meeting support
  • Microsoft Teams: New Calling Experiences
  • Microsoft Teams: Live reactions in Teams Meetings
  • Microsoft Teams: AI based poll question suggestion for Teams meeting
  • Microsoft Teams: AI based historical poll suggestion for Teams meeting
  • Microsoft Teams: AI based option suggestion for Teams meeting polls
  • Microsoft Teams: Data reports for polls after Teams meeting
  • Microsoft Teams: Data reports after Teams meeting class
  • Microsoft Teams: New Lobby Setting: Only Invited Users join directly
  • Microsoft Teams: Include computer sound when sharing a Desktop or Window on Mac
  • Microsoft Teams: Transfer Calls between desktop and mobile
  • Microsoft Teams: New file sharing experience
  • Microsoft Teams: Enable tenant administrators to configure masking of PSTN participant phone numbers
  • Microsoft Teams: Create a task from a message in Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Teams: Large gallery view and Together Mode for web meetings in Edge and Chrome browsers
  • 2×2 video in Gallery view for web meetings in Edge and Chrome browsers
  • Microsoft Teams: Revised in-meeting Share experience
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting attendee registration
  • Microsoft Teams: Access files offline on mobile
  • Microsoft Teams: Align the experience creating a team from different Teams interfaces
  • Microsoft Teams: Branded Lobby for desktop
  • Microsoft Teams: Presenter View in Teams Meetings
  • Microsoft Teams: Transcription for 1:1 Calls
  • Microsoft Teams: 1:1 PSTN Call Recording
  • Microsoft Teams: Share to Microsoft Teams from Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams: Anonymous Presenter Support for Live Events
  • Microsoft Teams: Prompt to set Meeting Options for Large Teams Meetings in Outlook for Windows
  • Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance – Retention policies for Microsoft Teams private channels
  • Microsoft Teams: Simple Periodic review for guest users
  • Microsoft Teams: Zero Touch provisioning for Teams devices
  • Microsoft Teams: Updated layouts for meetings on Android
  • Microsoft Teams: Top hits in Search Autosuggest
  • Whiteboard: Additional content types
  • Microsoft Teams: Chat bubbles
  • Microsoft Teams: Room Remote Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android
  • Microsoft Teams: Dynamic view
  • Microsoft Teams: Wired HDMI ingest for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android
  • Microsoft Teams: Meeting Attendee Dashboard
  • Whiteboard: External access in Teams meetings
  • Microsoft Teams: Support for breakout rooms for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Android
  • Microsoft Teams: Collaborative Calling
  • Microsoft Teams: Remote Provisioning of Teams Android devices from Teams Admin Center
  • Microsoft Teams: SharePoint home site app
  • Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams panels
  • Microsoft Teams: IP Based audio/video support for Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows

April 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Video filters
  • Microsoft Teams: Personal wellbeing insights in Teams
  • Microsoft Teams: Branch Office Survivability on Teams phones
  • Microsoft Teams: Block Downloads for non-channel Teams meeting recordings on OneDrive
  • Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable a Single Attendee’s Video
  • Microsoft Teams: Disable/Enable all Attendee’s Video
  • Microsoft Teams: Support open-text question poll for Teams meeting
  • Microsoft Teams and Forms: Word Cloud for Polls in Teams meeting and Forms Surveys
  • Microsoft Forms: Correct Answer choice feature added to Microsoft Forms Poll in Teams Meetings

May 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: View all upcoming assignments in the Teams calendar
  • Microsoft 365 admin center: Global Usage report for Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams casting from iOS Teams App
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams casting from Android Teams App
  • Microsoft Teams: Role based Access scoping on devices category

June 2021

  • Whiteboard: Locking content
  • Whiteboard: Attribution
  • Whiteboard: Additional facilitation features
  • Microsoft Information Protection: Teams DLP for Adaptive Cards
  • Microsoft Teams: Search results page in Teams
  • Microsoft Teams: Better together for calls on Teams phones

July 2021

  • Microsoft Teams: Integrated CART Captioning in Meetings
  • Microsoft Teams: Meetings – Live Captions in additional languages ( additional spoken languages such as German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Dutch. )
  • Microsoft Teams: Moving all Power Shell work items under ITPro-Power Shell
Vesa Nopanen
MVP for Office Apps & Services (Teams & Collaboration focus), Principal Consultant in Office 365 and Modern Work. Extremely passionate about Microsoft Teams's power to change how people work together. Helping and coaching customers to find benefits, solutions and value when adopting new tools, methods, ways or working and practices into daily work-life equation. I am always eager to challenge current situation and dig out new possibilities and ways to think and work. You could describe me as a jack of all trades but my main focus area and deep personal driver is Microsoft Teams since it has changed the way I work and did a giant step forward to make it possible to work from anywhere - the location does not matter even us much as it mattered before. Microsoft Teams opened the path for many organizations to rethink their practices, worklife, culture and start the change. That's why I am very passionate about Teams.

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