Updated Features in Teams Announcements

This is my log to keep track of Microsoft Updated Features in Teams announcements.

Updated Feature: Live events in Microsoft Teams

MC187966 / Published: 14th August 2019

We’re updating the regional availability of live events in Microsoft Teams to include customers in Go Local United Kingdom.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 24216.

How does this affect me?

We are continuing to roll out live events as announced in MC183452.

  • Microsoft Teams users who are in Go Local United Kingdom (customers defined as those with Tenant sign up country = UK) will be able to schedule and host a new live event in Microsoft Teams with the live events data stored in-country.
  • United Kingdom customers or tenants who are not in Go Locals and have their data in-region, i.e., in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), will continue to create live events in-region.

The live events feature is on by default for the users. There are administrative controls to enable and disable the feature for selected sets of users.

We will be gradually rolling out availability of live events in Go Local United Kingdom in mid-September. The roll out will be completed by late-September.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change, but you may consider updating your user training and notifying your help desk.

Additional Information

Updated Feature: Feedback surveys settings in Microsoft Teams in PowerShell and system-initiated user feedback

MC187538 / Published: 8th August 2019

Admins will be able to adjust feedback policies for notifications that currently prompt users by default to complete Microsoft Teams feedback surveys. We’ll begin rolling this feature out soon.

This enhancement is related to Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 54165.

How does this impact me?

Microsoft Teams began collecting user feedback by default in August as detailed in prior Message Center post MC184811 and Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 52884. One feedback method which is enabled by default (except for Teams for Education) is a periodic notification which prompts the user to complete a feedback survey.

Tenant admins can enable or disable notifications for feedback surveys by customizing feedback policies.

Should admins keep the survey setting enabled, they can change the feedback policy so that users can disable the prompts. Users would be able to turn notifications for surveys on or off in their Teams application. Users can access this control in Settings > Privacy when admins have enabled the user override.

Screen cap of user privacy settings

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to Standard Release customers in early September. The roll out will be completed worldwide by the end of September.

What should I do to prepare for this change?

You don’t need to do anything, but you may consider updating your user training and notifying your help desk. Please click Additional information to learn more.

Additional information

Updated – New Feature: Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Safe Links in Teams

MC186323 / Published: 22nd July 2019

Updated August 29, 2019: Updated the roll-out timeline to end of September.

Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Safe Links in Teams is a new Office 365 feature. We’ll begin rolling this feature out soon.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 34298

ATP for Microsoft Teams will bring premium ATP security value into Microsoft Teams clients. This covers all production clients released today: Desktop, Mobile (iOS), Mobile (Android), and Web.

How does this impact me?

ATP Safe Links for Teams checks that the links people click on in Teams are safe. At the point that a user clicks on a link we will check to make sure the link is safe. If the link is flagged as malicious, we will take the user to a block page. All links throughout Teams including in chats, channels, and tabs are protected.

If you are a tenant that has an Microsoft/Office 365 E5 or ATP P1/P2 license you can set up a policy to enable ATP Safe Links.

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to licensed customers in early August, and the roll out will be completed worldwide by the end of September (previously August).

What should I do to prepare for this change?

If you are an E5 or ATP Safe Links licensed tenant, you should create a policy to enable ATP Safe Links for Teams in order to protect your users. Additionally, you should update your training and documentation as appropriate.

Please click Additional information to learn more.

Additional information

Updated Feature: Live events in GCC, Go Local India, Go Local Japan and Go Local Australia

MC183452 / Published: 27th June 2019

We’re updating regional availability of live events in Microsoft Teams. These features will be rolling out in late July 2019.

  1. Live events in US Government Community Cloud (GCC)
  2. Live events in Go Local India, Japan and Australia

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 24216.

How does this affect me?

We will be gradually rolling out availability of live events in GCC, Go Local India, Go Local Japan and Go Local Australia in late July, 2019 and the roll out will be completed by the end of August, 2019.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

The live events feature is on by default for the users. There are administrative controls to enable and disable the feature for selected set of users. Please click Additional information to learn more.

  • Users in GCC will be able to schedule and host a new live event in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Stream.
  • Microsoft Teams users who are in Go Locals India, Japan and Australia (customers defined as those with Tenant sign up country = India, Japan or Australia) will be able to schedule and host a new live event in Microsoft Teams with the live events data stored in-country. Please see Get started with Microsoft Teams live events for more information.
  • India, Japan or Australia customers or tenants who are not in Go Locals & have their data in-region i.e. in APAC will continue to create live events in-region.

Please note live events are already available in Go Local Canada. Support for live events in GCC-High, GCC-DoD, Go Locals UK, Go Local France and other countries will be added in the future.

Additional Information

Additional information

Updated – New feature: Share system audio in Teams

MC179477 / Published: 10th May 2019

Updated July 19, 2019 – We apologize for any inconvenience as we are updating the rollout timeline and will begin rolling out on July 22 and expect to complete at the end of August.

Sharing system audio is a new Microsoft Teams feature. We’ll begin rolling this feature out soon.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 50692.

How does this affect me?

For Windows users of Teams, you will now be able to share the audio from any content you share during a screen or application sharing session. If you want to share any content that has audio, your meeting participants will now be able to see and hear the shared content and audio.

We’ll be gradually rolling this out to Teams customers starting July 22 (previously early-June), and we anticipate rollout completion by the end of August (previously June).

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

There is nothing you need to do to prepare for this change but may want to update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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