We are at the end of this week, and that means that it is time for the weekly recap that highlights what Microsoft announced as coming to Microsoft 365 throughout the week. Let’s dive in and take a look!
Manage Enhanced Teams Apps for the Microsoft 365 App
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the Preview of Enhanced Teams Apps for developers which were designed to help personal apps and message extensions reach other parts of Microsoft 365.
While in preview, admins were able to manage Enhanced Teams Apps for the Microsoft 365 App (Office.com) using the Teams Admin Center. But now, Microsoft is looking to switch this up by moving this experience to Integrated Apps on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
If you were part of the target release program then you should be able to access this feature starting next week. However, the Standard release is expected to begin rolling out towards the end of January 2023 and hit general availability by late February 2023.
Microsoft Teams Rooms Companion Device Experience enhancement – Optimize video gallery for in-room participants
According to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, when you join a Teams Rooms using a personal laptop that is running Teams, both video galleries on the Microsoft Teams Room and laptops will only display remote attendees. The room video or other in-room attendees’ videos on the room gallery or the personal laptop. will not be featured.
The feature tagged 96212 requires you to enable the Bluetooth beaconing setting in Microsoft Teams Rooms devices for you to make use of it. You should also ensure that Bluetooth is enabled in the device you are using to join a meeting in Microsoft Teams Rooms.
Per Microsoft’s announcement, the feature will begin to roll out in Teams desktop client (Windows/MacOS) in early December and is expected to hit general availability in late December.
Teams Calendar Now Includes Scheduling Form Pop-Outs
Microsoft has also announced that it has changed the timeline for rolling out the Scheduling Form Pop-Outs in Teams calendar. Essentially, this feature pops out the scheduling form as a separate window making it easier for users to plan for meetings. The roll out was expected to hit general availability by mid-November, but that has since changed and it has been moved to mid-January 2023.
That’s it for this week folks! Microsoft also announced that it is making the process of adding participants to a group chat in Teams easier.