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In this episode which is similar to Episode 36 & Episode 57, we cover a massive amount of features in Microsoft Teams that have been launched, rolling out or announced in the past 90 days. We've pulled all this information from Office 365 message center, Microsoft Tech community, Office 365 Roadmap with Teams filter.

New End User Functionality

  • Microsoft Lists in Teams
  • Microsoft Lists is a Microsoft 365 app that helps you track information and organize your work.
  • Track issues, assets, routines, contacts, inventory and more using customizable views and smart rules and alerts to keep everyone in sync.
  • This is brand new so not yet released but will be interesting to see where it plays well with respect to Planner and To Do.
  • Updated Feature: Invite a group or distribution list to a Teams meeting – previously you needed to do this in Outlook but now available when scheduling a meeting in Teams client.
  • Microsoft Teams support for Egnyte as a Third party which is cloud storage provider that do secure enterprise file sharing
  • Screen recording available in Microsoft Stream – create up to 15 minute videos using your mic and PC in Stream and then trim and publish the video. Edge and Chrome are supported for now.
  • Microsoft Teams - Increasing team membership limit to 10K from 5K. Just a note that Org wide teams still only support 5k users
  • Inline Edit Toggle for OneNote in Teams – you now edit OneNote content just like can a word or excel file in Teams.
  • Contextual search is coming to Teams – this is great as it allows you to do a  (Ctrl F) to search for content within a specific channel now.
  • Last but not least, MS is releasing a change that allows you to set a policy where you can force users in Islands Mode to only have the Teams Outlook Addin available to them forcing them to schedule all meetings in Teams.
  • Personal Apps available in Teams mobile client
  • Feature Update: Reverse number lookup in activity feed, call history, and voicemail
  • Option to create all meetings online for Outlook on the web and Outlook mobile
  • (Updated) New Feature: Teams/Skype Consumer chat and calling interop
  • New Teams meeting setting - require meeting participants to use the lobby
  • Feature Update: Teams meeting call and meeting chat size to increase to 300
  • Office 365 Groups will become Microsoft 365 Groups
  • Manage which accounts can log in to Teams via enrolled mobile devices


  • Making it easier to build and publish apps - Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code Extension for Teams
  • App Studio Update (v1.4.0)
  • With the latest update (v1.4.0), App Studio now has new enhancements such as, support for app manifest schema 1.6, “advanced section” in app details to easily support advanced features, app package validation tool to run tests that extend outside
  • Bringing low-code bots to Teams, with Power Virtual Agents
  • Simplified Power Apps and Power Virtual Agents “Add to Teams”
  • Enhanced workflow automation with Power Automate + Teams
  • New Shifts + Power Automate actions
  • Improved Power BI sharing to Teams
  • Activity feed notifications for apps
  • Granular Permissions
  • Mobile device capability for apps
  • New Microsoft Graph APIs for subscribing to notifications for new app messages
  • New Teams Graph APIs in v1.0
  • Graph APIs for Shifts


  • New Feature: Microsoft Teams room management within Teams Admin Center
  • Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) V2 data to be retired
  • General availability of automatic classification with sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365 services
  • Improving IT Admins’ ability to manage apps
  • New 3rd party subscription purchase experience
  • Grant Consent to Graph API Permissions
  • New controls to enhance the Teams app discoverability experience

In this episode which is similar to Episode 36, we cover a massive amount of features in Microsoft Teams that have been launched, rolling out or announced in the past 90 days. We've pulled all this information from Office 365 message center, Microsoft Tech community, Office 365 Roadmap with Teams filter.

Here are a list of features covered:


  • Read receipts
  • User Pin Apps, pin channels
  • Enhanced scheduling experience in Teams
  • Meeting Notification settings
  • Live Captions
  • Presenter and attendee controls
  • New Files experience
  • Teams conversation to Outlook
  • Tags in Teams (march)


  • Dial plans, emergency address, Dynamic emergency calling, updated AA & CQ in Admin Center
  • New device ThinkSmart View (collaboration bars have hdmi out, this doesn't)
  • Poly CCX


  • Chrome 80 issues
  • GA Microsoft 365 Usage Analytics Power BI  (12 months)
  • Colleague joined teams notification
  • Policy Packages for EDU and Health (health released today)
  • SharePoint site swap for ~10,000+ users


  • Legal Hold for private channels
  • ATP Safe Links
  • Communication compliance
  • Security defaults replacing Baseline Protection policies


In this episode which is similar to Episode 29, we cover are massive amount of features in Microsoft Teams that have been launched, rolling out or announced in the past 90 days. We've pulled all this information from Office 365 message center, Microsoft Tech community, Office 365 Roadmap with Teams filter and Enterprise Connect Announcements.

Here is the list of features covered:

General Teams/Management

  • Add up to 100 people to a group chat
  • "Announcements" Feature - ability to format a threaded conversation Banner
  • Manage Discoverability of Private Teams
  • Sharable File Links
  • Flow can now notify individual users within Teams - Rolling out
  • Microsoft Teams desktop app coming to new Office 365 ProPlus installs
  • Calendar App replaces Meetings App In Teams
  • Teams PowerShell Module now GA
  • Private Channels
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Teams App Setup Policies - what order of the apps shows in Teams
  • Teams Groups Size now support up to 100
  • Org-wide teams have higher size limits, so they can have up to 5000 members in a team.  Admins, feel free to add away! Create that big team you've always wanted
  • Show and hide teams to stay organized


  • Music on Hold
  • Secondary Ringer
  • Busy on Busy
  • Teams Calling for Everyone
  • Dynamic E911 , Location based routing
  • Device Ecosystem - EC more items certified now and showing off next wave of devices
  • Call park policies
  • Auto attendants / Call Queues


  • Single toolbar for controls in Meetings and Calling
  • Share system audio in a Teams meeting
  • Live Events – Formally Skype Meeting Broadcast is now generally available
  • Microsoft Whiteboard – Allows users to ink together in a whiteboard you share in a Teams meeting
  • Outlook mobile supports Teams Meetings - create and join a meeting from Android or iOS
  • Desktop Sharing in Teams Meetings now available in the Chrome Browser
  • Bring analog whiteboard into meetings – allows you to put a camera on an analog whiteboard and teams converts it into digital ink
  • 9 square video
  • Background blur with custom backgrounds is coming
  • New-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy to manage meetings chat
  • Live Captions – ability to transcribe speakers voice into text in a meeting.  English is in preview now with other language support rolling out
  • Teams support for Meeting Migration Service
  • Surface Hub 2

Industry Vertical

  • Multiteam Support in Shifts - This only affects users that are on multiple Shift teams. These users will now be able to navigate to other teams via the top header. Shift features will now allow users to select the correct Team before performing team specific actions.
  • Time clock in Shifts - This feature is available to be enabled on Teams Web/Desktop and will be opt-in. Ability to start and stop shits within a geo fence.
  • Firstline Worker capability - Graph API for Shifts allows for integration with Enterprise workforce management systems.
  • Firstline Worker capability - Praise -  With Praise, your users will be able to recognize their colleague’s contributions by sending various badges their way. “Leadership,” “team player,” and “problem solver” are just a few options.
  • Priority Messaging Health Care - priority notifications allow an urgent message to send alerts to the recipient every two minutes for up to 20 minutes, and ability to integrate electronic health records built with the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard with Teams
  •  Templates
    • Education templates such as Class, Staff, and PLC teams
    • Retail templates such as Store and Manager Collaboration teams
    • Healthcare templates such as Ward and Hospital teams
    • You can design your own templates, but Microsoft has also provided a number of industry-specific templates to get you started