Here’s what’s announced as coming to Microsoft 365 this week: Teams Spatial Audio support and more

Kevin Okemwa

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We’ve come to the end of this week, and that means that it’s time for the weekly recap. We’ll get to look back and highlight some of the key features that Microsoft announced as coming to Microsoft 365 throughout the week. Let’s dive in and take a look!

Microsoft Teams: Spatial Audio

While there’s a high probability that Microsoft could start public testing a faster Microsoft Teams 2.0 soon. The company continues to enhance its communication platform with even more capabilities and features.

According to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, Teams is slated to get ann new feature tagged 107783 that is designed to enhance the tool’s support for Spatial Audio.

“Spatial Audio brings next-generation spatialized audio to Teams, where you can meet like you’re there together. This intelligent audio technology makes the meeting experience more natural, inclusive, and focused for everyone,” says Microsoft.

The feature will be available for both Windows and Mac clients. It is expected to hit general availability later this year in May.

Yammer is evolving into Viva Engage

In February, Microsoft announced that Yammer is officially evolving to Viva Engage featuring new experiences. The transition first began when the Yammer Communities app for Teams was rebranded to Viva Engage.

The company has now updated the rollout time and has indicated that the rebrand will take place incrementally. The company will be focusing on mobile apps (iOS & Android) and the Communities app for Outlook updating their app icons and name. This is expected to take place this month.

“We will communicate other endpoints like the web and embed experiences as we make progress,” says Microsoft.

Excel is blocking untrusted XLL add-ins by default

We had previously reported that Block untrusted XLL Add-Ins was one of the new features there were added in Excel in February. It is designed to add an extra layer of security to worksheets, thus protecting you from malware attacks coming through XLL add-ins.

At the time, it was rolling out to Windows Insiders. Microsoft didn’t indicate when it was expected to hit broad availability. It has since updated the information and indicated that the feature tagged 115485 in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap has already completed shipping to Insiders in preview. It is expected to hit broad availability later this month.

That’s it for this week folks! We invite you to check out last week’s recap in case you missed it. Be sure to also let us know which feature you are anticipating most in the comments.