These release notes provide information about new admin features for Microsoft Teams.
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A rate center is the industry term for a geographical area that traditionally defines boundaries for local calling, billing rates, and phone number assignment for the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). Learn more.
Breakout Rooms in Teams are used to split meetings into separate, smaller meeting rooms. This setting controls whether meeting organizers have the option to create and manage Breakout Rooms in meetings they schedule or start. This policy setting affects all meetings, including Meet Now meetings. Learn more.
Microsoft 365 learning pathways is an on-demand learning solution that you can customize to train your users, and increase usage and adoption of Teams in your organization. Use learning pathways together with Advisor for Teams to get your users up and running quickly and drive adoption.
Learning pathways gives you a SharePoint Online site template and the ability to easily build a learning site for your users. You can customize the learning pathways training portal to include training and support content specific to your users' needs. Use the Teams playlists from the Microsoft online catalog and add your own. Learn more.
Microsoft Teams offers a number of features useful for hospitals and other healthcare organizations, including:
This functionality is part of the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare. Learn more.
Microsoft Teams displays are a category of all-in-one dedicated Teams devices that feature an ambient touchscreen and a hands-free experience powered by Cortana. Learn more.
You can manage Skype for Business settings for Skype for Business users in your organization in the Microsoft Teams admin center. Go to the Skype for Business tab on the user details page. From here, you can manage external access and meeting settings for individual users. Learn more.
You can manage Skype for Business features for Skype for Business users in your organization in the Microsoft Teams admin center. Go to Org-wide settings > Skype for Business. From here, you can manage Skype Meeting Broadcast, presence, and mobile notifications. Learn more.
As an admin, you can configure Teams to show a set of shift-based presence states for the Frontline Workers in your organization to indicate when they are on and off shift. With shift-based access, you can manage access to Teams when Frontline Workers are off shift. For example, you can set Teams to display a message that Frontline Workers must acknowledge before they can use Teams when they're not on a scheduled shift. Learn more.
This feature is in private preview
Custom policy packages let you bundle your own set of policies for users with similar roles in you organization. Create your own policy packages by adding the policy types and policies that you need. Learn more.
On the Manage apps page of the Microsoft Teams admin center, you can use the Add to team button to install an app to a team. Learn more.
Microsoft Teams has a new method for saving meeting recordings. As the first phase of a transition from classic Microsoft Stream to the new Stream, this method stores recordings on Microsoft OneDrive for Business and SharePoint in Microsoft 365 and offers many benefits. Learn more.
If you're a small or medium-sized business with up to 300 users and you currently don’t have any Audio Conferencing licenses, you can get Audio Conferencing free for one year. This free offer is available starting October 1, 2020. Learn more.
Now in Teams admin center global admins will be able to review and grant consent to Graph API permissions registered in Azure Active Directory, on behalf of the entire tenant for the permissions an app is requesting such as reading information stored in a team or sending an email on behalf of users. Now IT admins will be able to review resource-specific consent (RSC) permissions for the apps within Teams admin center. With that admins will be able to unblock their users for the third-party apps they have already reviewed and approved to use in their organization. Learn more.
We've recently added calling plan support for Austria, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland. Learn more.
Adding two policy settings for IP audio and IP video in Teams meetings policies: Mode for IP audio and Mode for IP video. You can now set incoming and outgoing IP audio and IP video in Teams meeting policies. Learn more.
Users can now manage their notifications settings in a more simplified manner with enhanced functionalities.
Call using Teams directly through your Android Phonebook.
As an admin, you can control whether users can see and install Microsoft Power Platform apps in Built by your colleagues on the Apps page in Teams. You can collectively block or allow all apps created in Power Apps or all apps created in Power Virtual Agents at the org level on the Manage apps page or for specific users using app permission policies. Learn more.
In Microsoft Teams, users can share content with other Teams users within and outside their organization. Sharing in Teams is based on the settings configured in SharePoint and OneDrive, so whatever you set up for SharePoint and OneDrive will control sharing in Teams as well. Learn more.
Use Teams live events settings to configure settings for live events that are held in your organization. You can set up a support URL and configure a third-party video distribution provider. These settings apply to all live events that are created in your organization. Riverbed is a new third-party provider. Learn more.
The latest Teams PowerShell public release is integrated with Skype for Business Online Connector, providing a single module for Teams PowerShell management. Learn more.
We added the ability to set up and manage a PIN used for porting or transferring phone numbers. You will provide this PIN to the PSTN service desk when you want to port numbers out to a service provider from Microsoft. Learn more.
Now you can customize the Teams Apps store with your organizational branding by adding your logo, custom backgrounds, and custom text colors to make it more inviting to end users. Learn more.
Inline message translation is a Microsoft Teams feature that lets users translate Teams messages into the language specified by their personal language settings. The translation setting is On by default. Learn more.
We added the ability to now have 250 participants in a group chat. Learn more.
The Praise app in Microsoft Teams helps users show appreciation to members of their organization or classroom. The Praise app has a selection of badge sets to choose from and provides the option to create your own badges. Praise is designed to help recognize the effort that goes into the wide range of work that Teams users do, from educators to Frontline Workers. Learn more.
If you have one or more Microsoft Teams Rooms devices or Surface Hubs in a meeting room, you can set up Coordinated Meetings. Coordinated Meetings lets you set up your Teams Rooms devices and Surface Hubs so that when you join a meeting on one device, the other devices in the room are also joined to the same meeting. Learn more.
With this feature, people are automatically assigned tags that match their schedule and shift group name in the Shifts app in Teams. Learn more.
Cortana voice skills in Teams mobile app help users perform meeting, communication, and collaboration tasks simply using spoken natural language. Users can speak to Cortana by clicking on the microphone button in Teams app and make requests like “Call Megan” or “Send a message to my next meeting” if they need to connect with someone while juggling household chores or walking the dog or generally on the go. Users can join meetings simply by saying “Join my next meeting” or check their calendar by asking “what do I have this morning”. Once in a meeting or a call, they can invoke Cortana from the overflow menu in the meeting stage and perform typical in-meeting tasks like adding people by name or number (“Add Megan to the call”), deck presentation (“present the quarterly review deck”) or navigating slides (“Go to the appendix slide”). Other things that the feature supports are finding and sharing files, search, and navigating within the Teams app (“Open my chat with John, Go to my unread activity, Go to my mentions etc.).
Cortana in Teams meets the same enterprise-level privacy, security, and compliance promises for Cortana enterprise services, as reflected in the Online Services Terms (OST). Learn more.
Users with this role can manage Teams certified devices from the Teams admin center. They can check details of each device including the account that is signed in, and the make and model of the device. They can change the settings on the device, update the software, and restart devices remotely. Learn more.
Teams users can now directly manage, create, and maintain their lists using the Lists app tab. The Lists app works on all Teams clients and enables collaboration and communication around list items. Learn more.
Approve custom apps submitted through the Teams App Submission API. Learn more.
Teams apps are free to install and some may require purchasing service subscriptions to experience the app's full functionality and scope. These service subscriptions are called Software as a Service (SaaS) offers, which are available for purchase through AppSource and now through the Microsoft Teams admin center. Learn more.
Developers can use the Teams App Submission API to submit custom apps directly to the Microsoft Teams admin center for admins to review and approve. Learn more.
As part of enhanced manageability, we are releasing Device Tagging functionality. It will enable IT admins to group-specific set of devices with user-generated Tags and perform actions on the same. Learn more.
View-only allows for up to 20,000 listen-only participants to join a meeting in which the organizer has a license for the Advanced Communications add-on SKU.1 This is a preview or early release feature. Learn more.
You can now use templates from the Admin console to create your own Teams template or create a Teams template from existing templates. Learn more.
Admins can control outgoing webhooks at the user level by allowing or blocking the Outgoing Webhooks app in app permission policies. Learn more.
We added the ability to enable NDI-Out to a Teams meeting. NDI-Out allows for the audio and video of a meeting to be utilized by video production tools. Learn more.
Turn this setting on to enable suggested replies for chat messages. Learn more.
We added support for call queues to use a shared voicemail box. Learn more.
We made it possible to use PowerShell to batch assign a Policy Package for user and groups. Learn more.
Sensitivity labels allow Teams admins to regulate access to sensitive organizational content created during collaboration within teams. Learn more.
We added the ability for Teams users to have a suggested reply to their conversations. These suggestions will appear at the bottom of a chat message if they are enabled. They make replying to messages quick and easy! Learn more.
We added the ability for auto attendants and call queue incoming calls to be transferred to an external PSTN phone number. Learn more.
You choose which apps are installed by default for users when they start Teams. Learn more.
Many IT Admins have complained that they can't have their employees screen share from chat when they disable the AllowPrivateCalling policy. This feature work has decoupled the ability to start a screens hare from chat from the AllowPrivateCalling policy, but it still blocks users from adding audio/video to the screen share session if their AllowPrivateCalling policy is disabled.
Instant voice communication using push-to-talk. Learn more.
We added a new filter option in the command bar so you can set specific parameters when searching for specific teams.
We added a new User summary widget that's available when you're adding teams and channels.
If user isn't signed in to their Microsoft 365 account anywhere else, they'll be asked to provide single-factor or multi-factor authentication (SFA or MFA), depending on what your organization has configured for mobile sign-in policies. Learn more.
You can search the audit log to view Shifts activity in your organization. Learn more.
When turned off, calls will be routed to agents who have opted in to receive calls, regardless of their presence state. When turned on, opted-in agents will receive calls only when their presence state is Available. Learn more.
When you choose this, incoming calls will be routed to call agents who haven't answered an incoming call for the longest period of time. Learn more.
Users can now raise a virtual hand in a meeting! Other participants will see your raised hand next to your name in the meeting stage and next to your name in the roster. Learn more.
We made it possible to now add up to 350 people to a single chat thread.
We're making it easier for meeting organizers to quickly and easily change their presenter and lobby settings once a Teams meeting starts by providing an easy to access link directly in the participants pane. This new functionality will be present for both scheduled and “Meet now” meetings.
Meeting organizers, especially teachers, often need to know who joined their Teams meetings. Soon you will be able to download a participant report, found in the roster view that includes join and leave times for participants. Available in the roster view, meeting organizers can download the report that includes those users who joined while the organizer was present. This feature is only available within the meeting while the meeting is active. Available on desktop (Windows and Mac) and the web. Learn more.
Presenters and producers in live events can now include system audio when sharing a desktop or window screen during the live event. This will allow your users to hear any audio part of the content you are sharing.
In addition to team analytics, now you can also view channel level metrics and insights. We've also enhanced the time period to 90 days so you can analyze data for longer periods. Apart from that, this release also includes new metrics and charts around the count of posts, replies, and meetings for a team or channel. Learn more.
This setting controls whether people who dial in by phone join the meeting directly or wait in the lobby regardless of the Automatically admit people setting.
When you are meeting with video, you now have the choice of different static background images to use. This will let you show this image and not the actual background of where you are sitting. Learn more.
Microsoft Teams client for RealWear enables Frontline Workers using RealWear's ruggedized head-mounted wearables to operate Teams 100 percent hands-free and seek remote assistance from experts using Teams video calling. Learn more.
Create tags and assign people to them so you can @mention a group, role, department, etc. Team owners, try it out for yourselves. Go to a team, select More options > Manage tags. Learn more.
This feature enables automatic policy-based recordings of Teams calls and meetings via Microsoft-certified software vendors.
As an admin, you want to manage all your Collaboration Bar devices from Microsoft Teams admin center. You can view inventory of devices, take specific actions on the devices and give commands remotely to all the devices.
This page lists the major changes in each release of Google Apps Script. It isintended to help developers identify recent changes in behavior. For olderchanges, see the release notes for2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011, or2010.
The Apps Script integrated development environment, or IDE, has been fullyredesigned. Along with a completely new interface, the following features havebeen updated:
claspusers areunaffected by this change.
claspusers are unaffected by this change.
To switch back to the legacy IDE from within the editor, at the top, clickUse legacy editor.
An advanced service for Google Tables has been added to Apps Script. The Tables serviceallows scripts to programmatically read and edit rows within Tables.
New classes and methods have been added to support ConnectedSheets.
The following new classes have been added to the Spreadsheet service:
New methods to support Connected Sheets have been added to the followingclasses in the Spreadsheet service:
A new class called
DecoratedTexthas been added to the Card Service.
DecoratedText adds textwith optional decorations and was added to replace the
To help simplify Google Drive’s folder structure and sharingmodels, new methods have been added to the Drive serviceand some existing methods have been deprecated.
DriveApp now has an
enforceSingleParent(value)method that enables or disables
File class now has the followingmethods:
file.getTargetId(): Getsa shortcut's file ID.
file.getTargetMimeType():Returns the mime type of the item a shortcut points to.
file.moveTo(destination):Moves a file to a specified destination folder.
Folder class now has the followingmethods:
folder.createShortcut(targetId):Creates a shortcut to the provided Drive item ID, and returns it.
folder.moveTo(destination):Moves an item to the provided destination folder.
Folder class methods havebeen deprecated:
New methods have been added to the Spreadsheet service.
RichTextValueclass now has a
RichTextValue.getLinkUrl()method that gets the URL of the specified value.
RichTextValueBuilderclass now has a
RichTextValueBuilder.setLinkUrl()method that sets the link URL for the specified value.
PivotTableclass now has a
PivotTable.getSourceDataRange()method that returns the source data range on which the pivot table is constructed.
PivotValueclass now has a
PivotValue.remove()method that removes the value from the pivot table.
A new simple trigger,
onSelectionChange(e),has been added for Google Sheets. The
onSelectionChange(e) trigger runsautomatically when a user changes the selection in a spreadsheet.
The following has been added to theSpreadsheet service
The following has been added to theDrive service
FILE_ORGANIZERvalue in the Permission enum.If you have
FILE_ORGANIZERpermission on a shared drive, you can edit, trash,and move content within that drive.
The following methods have been added to theSpreadsheet serviceto support the use of theme colors. Many of these methods duplicate theeffect of existing color methods, but let you use
Color objects instead of stringsas parameters and return types:
Bandingclass now has16 new methods that manipulate color in the banding columns and rows using
BooleanConditionclass now has two new methods that retrieve the color of the condition'sbackground and font as
ConditionalFormatRuleBuilderclass now has seven new methods that set color-based format rules using
GradientConditionclass now has three new methods that retrieve condition colors as
Rangeclass now has eightnew methods that get and set font and background colors using
Sheetclass now has twonew methods that get and set tab colors using
Slicerclass now has twonew methods that get and set the background color of the slicer using
TextStyleBuilderclass now has a
TextStyleBuilder.setForegroundColorObject(color)method that updates the foreground color of the style builder using a
TextStyleclass now hasa
TextStyle.getForegroundColorObject()method that gets the foreground color of the style as a
To support the launch ofG Suite Add-ons,the following manifest changes, service, classes, and methods have been addedto Apps Script:
The Apps Script manifest structurehas been updated to provide configuration controls forG Suite Add-ons.All add-on manifest settings are specified in the
AddOnsobject in the manifest.
Manifest fields that previously supportedGmail add-ons still exist,but are now deprecated. SeeUpgrading your published add-ons forinstructions on how to upgrade a Gmail add-on into a G Suite add-on.
The Card servicehas been extended with the following classes and methods that provide newwidgets and event responses:
The Conference Data service hasbeen added to Apps Script. The service helpsG Suite Add-ons thatextend Google Calendar to stay in sync with third-party conferencingapplications. This service is only useful to developers whomanage a conferencing application and want to make it available inGoogle Calendar.