Office 365 Roadmap Update | October 1 – 7, 2017


With all the news and announcements at Microsoft Ignite 2017, the natural result is a significant update to the Office 365 Roadmap. There were 30 items added over the last week, so in an effort to keep the weekly digest post from being extraordinarily long, I have separated the Office 365 Roadmap updates out for this week.

 


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Audio Conferencing Preview in Microsoft Teams

Feature ID: 23748

Status: Launched

Date Added: October 01, 2017

Description: Audio conferencing is a new Office 365 feature that is now available in public preview in Microsoft Teams.

More Info: Microsoft Teams documentation and practical guidance

 

OneDrive for Business: RMS / IRM Sync

Feature ID: 16622

Status: Rolling Out

Date Added: October 01, 2017

Description: OneDrive will support syncing documents protected with information rights management.

More Info: n / a

 

OneDrive Mobile On-Prem App

Feature ID: 16619

Status: Rolling Out

Date Added: October 01, 2017

Description: With this launch there would be support for on-premises with OneDrive Android app and Windows app.

More Info: n / a

 

Sway previews in emails

Feature ID: 20761

Status: In development

Date Added: October 01, 2017

Description: Show a preview of your Sway when you share it to others over email.

More Info: n / a

 

Sway analytics

Feature ID: 20548

Status: In development

Date Added: October 01, 2017

Description: Office 365 users can now see how many people have viewed their Sways as well as the time spent and average completion ratios for their Sways.

More Info: n / a

 

File activity views on mobile, web

Feature ID: 16641

Status: In development

Date Added: October 01, 2017

Description: User can gain insight into all the collab activities across their files and folders in the mobile app.

More Info: n / a

 

Admin Center - Home Dashboard update

Feature ID: 16634

Status: In development

Date Added: October 01, 2017

Description: Now admins can see active accounts, file activity and view all OneDrive Message center messages right from the admin console.

More Info: n / a

 

Photo intelligence (Auto tagging, OCR) and meta data

Feature ID: 16627

Status: In development

Date Added: October 01, 2017

Description: OneDrive will be able to scan and automatically tag the person in the photo along with intelligent detection and text extraction from your photos.

More Info: n / a

 

Files On-Demand

Feature ID: 16620

Status: In development

Date Added: October 01, 2017

Description: With files on Demand users can access all their files in the cloud without using their device storage space.

More Info: n / a

 

Microsoft Bookings release in EDU subscriptions

Feature ID: 23862

Status: In development

Date Added: October 04, 2017

Description: Microsoft Bookings will be available in our current paid Office 365 Education subscriptions.

More Info: n / a

 

Yammer Web Part for SharePoint

Feature ID: 20537

Status: In development

Date Added: October 04, 2017

Description: Yammer will call Yammer's API and surface conversations directly on SharePoint.

More Info: n / a

 

Microsoft To-Do for iPad

Feature ID: 20944

Status: Launched

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: Manage your to-dos and Outlook tasks on the go with the new Microsoft To-Do for iPad app. Now available in Preview.

More Info: n / a

 

Microsoft To-Do for Android Tablet

Feature ID: 20949

Status: Launched

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: Manage your to-dos and Outlook tasks on the go with the new Microsoft To-Do for Android Tablet app. Now available in Preview.

More Info: n / a

 

Use Microsoft To-Do for Web with your work or school account

Feature ID: 20950

Status: Launched

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: Microsoft To-Do, available in Preview, now supports signing in with your work and school account.

More Info: n / a

 

Compliance Manager Preview

Feature ID: 23948

Status: Rolling Out

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: Compliance Manager, soon to be available in preview, helps to perform real-time risk assessment, provides actionable insights, and simplifies your compliance process when using Microsoft cloud services.

More Info: Manage Your Compliance from One Place – Announcing Compliance Manager Preview Program                                                                         

 

OneDrive for Business: Fluent UI updates for Web

Feature ID: 23755

Status: Rolling Out

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: New Fluent UI design for OneDrive web allowing you to see shared activity along with icons to show new files and folders.

More Info: n / a

 

OneDrive for Business: Improved Office File experience

Feature ID: 23754

Status: Rolling Out

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: OneDrive has updated the modern web experience. With OneDrive webview , users can directly land to edit mode when clicking on a file.

More Info: n / a

 

OneDrive for Business: Zip file support

Feature ID: 23753

Status: Rolling Out

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: Open zip files in web view to see the content and pick and choose the files you would like to extract.

More Info: n / a

 

Group creation screen

Feature ID: 23943

Status: In development

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: The update changes the group creation screen, rearranging the layout (internal/external is shown in advanced settings, and users can now customize a photo and description).

More Info: n / a

 

Yammer: Polls on mobile - iOS

Feature ID: 23944

Status: In development

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: Users will now be able to conduct polls on Yammer through their mobile phones.

More Info: n / a

 

Yammer: Praise on mobile - iOS

Feature ID: 23945

Status: In development

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: Users will now have the ability to praise their coworkers on Yammer through their mobile phones.

More Info: n / a

 

Yammer: Polls on mobile - Android

Feature ID: 23946

Status: In development

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: Users will now be able to conduct polls on Yammer through their mobile phones.

More Info: n / a

 

Yammer: Praise on mobile - Android

Feature ID: 23947

Status: In development

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: Users will now have the ability to praise their coworkers on Yammer through their mobile phones.

More Info: n / a

 

Group Insights in Yammer GA

Feature ID: 20504

Status: In development

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: Yammer will enable users of groups to view in-product reports of daily and weekly user engagement.

More Info: n / a

 

Outlook for iOS: Time to leave notifications

Feature ID: 16011

Status: In development

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: For events on your calendar that have locations, Outlook will notify you when it is time to leave in order to arrive on time. These smart notifications will use your current location and local or transit reports to notify you when to leave.

More Info: n / a

 

Microsoft To-Do, available in Preview, is now Commercially Available

Feature ID: 20951

Status: In development

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: Microsoft To-Do, available in Preview, is now rolling out to more customers and is now default-on. Please see your Admin Center messages for more information.

More Info: n / a

 

Simplified External Sharing (no MSA)

Feature ID: 23751

Status: In development

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: Users will be able to share externally in a secure simple way without the need of creating a MSA. Users will be allowed to create a one time use passcode to grant external users access to the content.

More Info: n / a

 

OneDrive for Business: Mobile client updates

Feature ID: 23757

Status: In development

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: The mobile UI is being revamped with updates to make the information even clearer, making it easier to find quickly, what’s important to you.

More Info: n / a

 

OneDrive for Business: Shared by Me View

Feature ID: 23750

Status: In development

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: In this view, users will be able to see all the files and folders that they have shared internally and externally.

More Info: n / a

 

OneDrive for Business: New Sharing experience for Office desktop apps

Feature ID: 23749

Status: In development

Date Added: October 06, 2017

Description: In the effort to make the sharing experience seamless, users will now have the same sharing experience in the desktop Office apps as that of web and file explorer.

More Info: n / a

 

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