All Microsoft Teams improvements and new features in July 2022

August 4, 2022

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Microsoft is consistently rolling out new features to its products every month, and Microsoft Teams is one of those that received a handful of improvements and brand-new capabilities in July 2022. Here is a quick summary of what to check on Microsoft Teams, in case you still haven’t noticed the new additions made.


  • The “Forms” app in Teams is being replaced with a new app called “Polls.” It will allow the easier addition of polls to chats and meetings and access to feedback.
  • The poll suggestions pane gets UI improvements. These changes now allow hiding/showing of the side pane, changing the position of the suggested poll list, and showing of poll results view.
  • The list of polls you created recently can now be viewed.
  • Submitting a response to the poll will be followed by a new animation.
  • The poll question type called “Rating” is a new way to provide feedback via scaled symbols.
  • Poll result view comes with improvements, like color indication and dynamic results.

Phone and Calling

  • Teams for desktop and mobile now allows hiding of calls from the call history list.
  • Call recording announcements are now delivered in users’ default language.
  • Spectralink Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) device integration with SIP Gateway.
  • Common Area Phone license receives enhancements.


  • Extend room reservations or check out of Teams Rooms using the new “Manage” button.
  • Users can now turn on and off cameras through Teams-certified peripheral devices.
  • Logitech Tap IP (VR0029) and Logi Dock are now Teams-certified devices.

Chat and Collaboration

  • LinkedIn integrated with Teams.
  • Notify team owners simultaneously by mentioning “@Team Owners,” which is an automatic group.
  • Microsoft Teams on iPad is enhanced to be more responsive to screen size, app orientation, and display modes. Teams app bar and canvas align automatically.


  • Bulk remove individual policy assignments.

Security, Compliance, and Privacy

  • Export API support for Teams message reactions is added.

Teams for Education

  • Teams introduces Moodle Learning Management System integration.

Frontline Workers

  • Administrators are now allowed to deploy up to 500 teams with 25 users per team using one PowerShell command.
  • Test device (camera, microphone, and browser) compatibility and internet connection before virtual appointments.
  • UK customers can send and receive Virtual appointment SMS notifications.

Government (Customers in the US GCC, GCC-High, and DoD)

  • There is a new “Meetings options” feature for DoD.
  • Large Gallery for Teams on VDI in government clouds now allows viewing of up to 49 videos simultaneously in Meetings on VDI. Available for GCC and GCCH.
  • Together Mode for Teams on VDI in government clouds.

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