Microsoft 365 News 10-21-2021: Teams to Add View Switcher Menu to Meetings

Microsoft sign at the entrance of a building at Redmond corporate headquarters.In Microsoft 365 news this week, the supplier announced plans to implement a dedicated menu for all view-related options for Teams meetings. Keep reading for details about the View Switcher menu and other new and updated features for the Microsoft 365 productivity suite.

New Features

    • SharePoint site templates for healthcare, retail and non-profits
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is launching four new SharePoint site templates. The new frameworks for healthcare, non-profit and retail clients will facilitate better collaboration, tracking and information management.
    • Teams support for Azure AD’s internal guest users
      • What’s happening: This change will allow Azure AD users with a UserType value of “guest” and credentials managed by the host organization (on-premises or via the cloud) to sign in to Teams and interact with other host organization end users.
    • SharePoint private drafts for news posts and pages
      • What’s happening: With the introduction of this feature, SharePoint users will be able to create private drafts of news posts and pages. Only the page author, site admins, and the people the author shares the content with will have the ability to view private drafts.
        • Rollout start: Mid-November 2021
        • Rollout finish: Late November 2021
    • Teams View Switcher menu
      • What’s happening: Microsoft is deploying a new menu, View Switcher, that will contain all of the view-related options for Teams meetings, including Together Mode, Gallery and Large Gallery. End users will be able to find the View Switcher at the top left of the meeting window.
    • Comments and @ mentions for Lists in Teams
      • What’s happening: Lists in Teams will soon allow end users to @ mention people and add comments to list items within Teams. Comments made from within Teams will also be visible in SharePoint and Microsoft Lists on the web.

Updated Features

    • Updates issued for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels
      • What’s happening: The supplier has issued updates for Microsoft 365 Apps for all channels – including the Current Channel, Monthly Enterprise Channel, Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview), and Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel.
    • Updated app search experiences
      • What’s happening: Starting in mid-November 2021, Microsoft plans to improve the app discovery and exploration experience by updating the Office App Launcher, All Apps, and app search experiences so they exclusively list relevant Power Apps applications, Dynamics 365 apps, and Azure Active Directory integrated apps.


    • “Show related document attachments” feature blocked in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Apps
      • What’s happening: The supplier has blocked the “Show related document attachments” feature after receiving reports that it was delivering unusual results for some end users. The root of the issue is an architectural design problem.

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