If you are used to monitor Microsoft 365 Messages Center, you will have noted / received a major update notification indicating that a new version of the Office 365 Roadmap is coming in September. This new version will become the Microsoft 365 Roadmap and will include not only usability improvements, but also messages about Microsoft 365 features related to Windows 10, EMS or Azure. The details of the announcement of this major update are as follows:
New feature: The Microsoft 365 Public Roadmap
We’re excited to announce that we are releasing a new version of the Office 365 Roadmap in mid-September.
This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID: 25177.
[How does this affect me?]
In mid-September, the Office 365 Roadmap will become the Microsoft 365 Roadmap and will move to a new web location. In addition to retaining all the current information and functionality of the existing Office 365 Roadmap, the new site will include Microsoft 365 product features from Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility Suite, and Azure.
We will have redirects in place so that the deep links in any existing Message Center posts will continue to function, and any bookmarks you have set to the Roadmap will continue to work.
With the new Microsoft 365 Roadmap, you’ll be able to:
- Utilize multiple new search filters such as “product,” “cloud instance,” and “platform”.
- View additional information for the features on the Roadmap, including whether the feature is deploying in Targeted Release, preview, specialized cloud instances or worldwide. This information will be located on the feature card, or available via search in the Roadmap.
- Leverage new RSS capabilities through a custom link on the Roadmap web page. Using the RSS features feed you can subscribe to be notified of real-time feature updates, and view the notification in Outlook, supported browsers or mobile readers. Power users can use various tools to automate the handling of RSS updates to integrate them into their own 3rd party services.
Other changes that will occur are:
- The existing Office 365 URL (https://products.office.com/business/office-365-roadmap) will be replaced with a new Microsoft 365 Roadmap URL. Please note that the existing Office 365 Roadmap URL will automatically redirect to the new page.
- The “previously released” category will become the “launched” category. Launched features will remain in the “launched” category for six months after going live.
[What do I need to do to prepare for this change?]
You don’t need to do anything to prepare for this change. Please click Additional Information to learn more.