Where are my features!?!

Microsoft has done a really great job over the last 6 months to bring to light all the hard work they are doing within SharePoint Online and Microsoft Teams. Between the announcements at ignite , various blog posts, twitter users like @anne_michels and @vesajuvonen. There are a ton and I mean a ton of new features coming to teams and SharePoint that we have been asking for since modern sites and teams came into existence.

Now the question is… When are we getting these features? Microsoft has provided a very handy tool called the Microsoft 365 roadmap. You can find it at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/. This site will provide you with an overview of the high-level new features the Microsoft is developing and rolling out to Windows 10, Office 365 and EMS.

If you want to see just SharePoint Online and Microsoft team roadmap you are able to filter your results to return only those. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=Microsoft%20Teams%2CSharePoint. This may sound great however how accurate is the roadmap?

Well judging by the top few results for SharePoint.. Not very accurate. According to the roadmap organizational news was released last month and yet is still in development.

What I have noticed is the release date is when Microsoft will start rolling out the feature to tenants that are set up for targeted releases. Even if you are setup for targeted releases you may still be waiting weeks for the feature to make it to your tenant. If you are on the standard release it will be weeks and possibly months before you get it.

Currently there is no way for you to know when the anything will be released to your tenant. So be wary of what you read and try to stem the excitement and set realistic expectations with your business or clients to when they might be able to start implementing these amazing new features.

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