Here’s what’s announced as coming to Microsoft 365 this week

Kevin Okemwa

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It’s the first Friday of the year, and as usual, we’ll get to recap all the features that Microsoft announced as coming to Microsoft 365 throughout this week. Here’s everything you need to know:

Expanded view of the profile card in Teams

Teams users will soon have access to a new feature tagged 109526 in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap that will let them use expanded views of the profile card in Teams. This will allow your profile visitors to gather more information from your profile card, that is, an overview of the profile, contact information, organizational chart, and LinkedIn tab.

The expanded view feature is already available in Outlook and is expected to reach general availability in April for Teams users.

Microsoft Teams: Teams Calendar Now Includes Scheduling Form Pop-Outs

As we had previously reported, Microsoft Teams is set to get a new feature that lets users pop out the scheduling form as a separate window. The feature tagged 99197 in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap was initially supposed to hit general availability by late November, however, this has since changed and is now expected to reach broad availability by mid-January.

In related news, Microsoft identified an issue with the Teams’ calendar. It appears not to auto refresh for some users. The company is currently working on a fix and plans to deploy it by the 1st week of February. In the meantime, you can try out this workaround:

Users will get the most updated view of their calendar by

  1. Going to a different app and coming back
  2. clicking on today/ next or previous week and coming back
  3. Refreshing the page if they’re on web browser.

Graph API for Teams Meetings Transcripts

Microsoft is introducing new org-wide application permissions and RSC application permissions with the aim of ensuring that apps will be able to access meeting transcripts for a specific meeting. According to Microsoft, “Resource specific consent (RSC) permissions, specifically enables admins to authorize users to provide consent to apps, so they get specific access to a Teams meeting’s transcripts to which it is installed, rather than providing them access across the entire tenant.”

The feature tagged 95788 in the Microsoft 365 Roadmap was already published beta last year towards the end of July, though the timeline when it is expected to hit general availability has been moved forward from late February to early April.

That’s it for this week folks! Let us know which feature you are looking forward to using most in the comment section below.