All Microsoft Teams improvements and new features in July 2022

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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