Microsoft Teams: Call Merge

Call Merge gives end users the capability to merge their active unheld 1:1 call into another 1:1 call or another group call. This applies to Teams VOIP calls and PSTN calls.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 66054.

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Update on UserVoice sites

Microsoft has partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service, to communicate with customers and collect feedback. We will be moving away from UserVoice feedback sites throughout the 2021 calendar year on a product-by-product basis as we look to move to 1st party solutions.

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Microsoft Lists: new Integrate drop-down menu, powered by SharePoint

As part of updating the command bar at the top of Microsoft Lists, we are introducing a new top-level menu item: Integrate. This is the home for features that help extend list experiences. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 64869 

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Teams desktop: Date/time format matches Mac and Windows OS language settings

With this update, date/time formats in Teams will match the Mac and Windows OS regional settings on desktop. Previously, Teams would only show date/time in the format corresponding to the application language.

When this will happen

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Announcing new self-service products

Today we are announcing that self-service purchasing capabilities are coming soon. Individuals worldwide (excluding India) will be able to acquire a subscription for these products as early as April 19, 2021:

  1. Power BI Premium per user
  2. Power Automate per user plan with attended RPA

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Power Platform data loss prevention policy available to all Dataverse for Teams environments

In March 2021, we added a PowerShell solution that applies data loss prevention (DLP) policy to all Dataverse for Teams environments within a tenant. 

When this will happen:

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Outlook for iOS and Android – Sync additional contact folders as category labels

As we announced in December 2019 (MC232127), users who have set up additional contact folders in Outlook on the web, or in Outlook for Windows or Mac, see those folders as a new category in Outlook mobile (iOS and Android). The category label corresponds to the folder name in Outlook on the web or Outlook for Windows or Mac.

The rollout has been delayed to ensure a quality experience for our customers; we apologize for any inconvenience. In addition, we would like to provide updated information about this feature. 

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PowerPoint Live in Teams: Slide Translation

This new slide translation feature in Microsoft Teams (desktop) will enable all meeting attendees to translate presentation content, presented via PowerPoint Live in a Teams meeting, into a language of their choice while in private view.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80601.

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Microsoft Teams: Supporting outgoing video in Safari

Disclaimer: Only for users of MacOS and Safari 14 or higher.

Previously, some of the Microsoft Teams web app calling and meeting features were not supported on Safari. Users could not use their camera.

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Power Platform data loss prevention policy available to all Dataverse for Teams environments

In March 2020, we added a PowerShell solution that applies data loss prevention (DLP) policy to all Dataverse for Teams environments within a tenant. This allows admins to better control their organization’s data without hindering makers’ ability to create low-code and no-code solutions within Teams.

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