Here’s what’s announced as coming to Microsoft 365 this week for Whiteboard, Outlook and more

Kevin Okemwa

Microsoft 365

It’s Friday! That means we get to look back at what was announced as new in the Microsoft 365 suite. Let’s dive in!

Live Copy/Paste Support for Loop Components in Microsoft Whiteboard

Microsoft is adding a new capability that will allow users to copy/paste live Loop components from other Microsoft 365 apps to Whiteboard for the web, Whiteboard app in Teams, and Whiteboard for Windows. The feature tagged 98161 in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap started rolling out to users in January and is expected to ship to general availability by mid-March.

However, it should be noted that this capability won’t be shipping to mobile users, though it is expected to come in a future update. Mobile users’ capabilities are currently limited to viewing and editing Loop components in Whiteboard.

Outlook for Mac updates will be released weekly to the Current Channel

Microsoft has also announced that it intends to start releasing  Outlook for Mac updates to the Current Channel on a weekly basis. Currently, the company makes these updates on a monthly basis.

With this transition, the company will be able to provide users with new features and product updates faster and more frequently. This change is set to start rolling out in late March 2023 and hit general availability later in April.

Microsoft Teams: Join Meetings from Calendar View on Apple CarPlay

According to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, Microsoft is currently working on a new capability that will let users view upcoming meetings and join meetings via the new meetings view on Apple CarPlay with Teams. This is once they link the iPhone to their vehicles. The vehicles must support Apple CarPlay.

This feature tagged 114306 is set to begin rolling out in mid-March and is expected to ship to general availability by late March.

That’s it for this week folks! In related news, Microsoft announced its plan to bring support for pronoun sharing to profile cards in Microsoft 365, starting in March. We also invite you to check out last week’s recap in case you missed it.

Which feature are you anticipating most? Let us know below.