E-signature Approval Requests Creation on Mobile

Users will now be able to create e-signature approvals on mobile devices. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 92940

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Upcoming feature release: Teams Button long press to Raise Hand during meeting

Updated June 9, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

We ask that you pardon us for not having honored out customer commitment to you by providing advance notice of this release.  This new release enables users to invoke a Raise Hand reaction by long pressing their Teams Button on their Microsoft Teams certified peripheral. 

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Teams Chat with self

Users will now be able to chat with themselves. All the same chat functionality that works for chatting with others will work for the individual chatting with themselves. They will be able to start a chat with themselves by typing their full name in the To: field when creating a new chat. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88066

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Microsoft Teams Connect shared channels general availability

Teams Connect Shared channels will be generally available in the coming weeks. Shared channels is a new channel type, in addition to the existing standard and private channel types. Shared channels enable users to collaborate seamlessly with internal and external partners beyond the boundaries of a team.

Invite individuals or entire teams to a shared channel. These can either be from your org or from an external Azure AD org. Once added to a shared channel external users can access the channel right from their Teams account without having to switch organizations.

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Join Meetings by a Meeting ID and Passcode

Microsoft Teams users will soon be able to join meetings by Meeting ID. This release of Microsoft Teams Meeting ID will be rolling out across Microsoft Teams Desktop, Mobile and Web and will provide an additional way for users to join a Microsoft Teams meeting by entering a digital ID and Passcode.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80668

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Microsoft Teams: User request configuration to external systems (URL redirect)

Customize the instructions users receive when they request apps and configure the external systems where requests should be placed.

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Microsoft Teams: Start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups

You will now be able to start a Teams Chat with Distribution Groups, Mail-enabled Security Groups, and O365 Groups. This feature will respect the limits on members in a group chat, currently set to 250 members.

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Microsoft Teams: Adobe PDF experience

Tenant admins can set Adobe Acrobat as the default app in Teams admin center to view and edit PDF files in the Microsoft Teams.

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Dynamic Caller ID in Calls app for Call Queue Agents

Call queue agents can now place calls from the Calls app using a call queue phone number, defined in resource account, as their caller ID. This ensures the call is properly identified by the recipient and that the call back number is the call queue number rather than the agent’s personal line.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86992

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Microsoft Teams: Disable chat write access for anonymous or unauthenticated users

IT admins can now disable chat write access at the policy level for non-federated users and unauthenticated users who join Teams meetings through a link that must be used in conjunction with disabled meeting chat policy to provide additional security against data exfiltration.

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