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M365 Changelog: Improved search experience in the participant roster

Petri Staff

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MC246708 – Updated April 27, 2021: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft is expanding the search experience for Teams meeting attendees who wish to examine the participant roster when using Teams desktop or Teams on the web. This feature update does not apply to Teams mobile.

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This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80421.

When this will happen

Rollout will begin in early May (previously late March) and should be complete in mid-May (previously mid-April).

How this will affect your organization

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From the search box in the roster, users can now search in meeting participants and take action on them. They can continue to search for participants outside the meeting and request that they join the meeting.

From the meeting controls, access the Participant roster

Searching the Participant roster currently triggers an intelligent dropdown.

The new search field acts as a filter.

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What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate. 

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