"What's Changed" overlay (Coachmarks)
You should have a "what's changed" overlay everytime it updates, or at least a pinned topic on this page with a summary of the changelogs.
Given that it is a new product, some updates might include the missing feature that a team is waiting to switch over to Teams and it would be good to be able to discover this.
I’m super excited about this one! This should help the daily user experience tremendously. Looking forward to bringing this to you.
Amanda Hennebury commented
I do knowledge management for a large group of very busy engineers - a hover over or visual marker rather than a long list of what's changed will actually get read, be seen, and reduce frustration over the frequent changes we are seeing in Teams right now. Thanks!
I think a basic feature like this should be implemented before anything else, no?
If the other features that you have worked so hard to implement are only discovered by accident by a few inquisitive users, or propagated by the kindness of users who have too much time on their hands to regularly visit "What's New in Microsft Teams", then the feature is as good as non-existent for many users.
I have to say that Microsoft's philosophy on development is completely insane.
Glad some simple RELEASE notes have been cooking for THREE years. Every single application even those made by one person has a release notes overlay.
Aslam GC commented
This was marked as being worked on 3 years ago... why no progress?
Joseph Bell commented
An update on this would be fantastic!
Any update on this?
Teo Morell commented
The only available URL is not up to date. I just updated, 1.0.00.17151 7/6/17, and the release notes make reference to a June upgrade.
So what is new in 1.0.00.17151 7/6/17?
Sorry this is 'Me Too" - Why can't the release notes ALWAYS be updated? On the iOS app you at least get "Bug fixes and performance improvements" when an update occurs. C'mon Microsoft - we know you have some of the best professional developers in the world - let's have this as part of the natural update cycle!
The release notes, for what it's worth, are here
and in the client under Chat -> "T-Bot" -> "Release Notes"
Great news! A new version (1.0.00.8201 (64-bit) ) has been released! The website release notes have been updated... with a note about what happened a week ago that's not even a change to the client. So now we have multiple versions released without any release notes.
Or just sometwhere to see release notes
Got version 1.0.00.7405 today but none of the of the release notes (bot & website) are updated, this makes me sad. I also noticed that the dates on the release notes does not even match each other.
Is it really that much effort needed to keep release notes up to date? How are we supposed to appreciate new features or fixes if we don't know about them?
Personally I don't even care about the overlay just give me some way of seeing what has changed.
Ben Edwards commented
Looking through the uservoice suggestions, I see a lot of really good suggestions which have already been implemented. The problem I have is, had I not gone to uservoice, I would not have known about these features. Things like drag+drop, markdown support etc.
Office 365 has recently started telling you the latest features after an update, it would be great if teams did the same thing.
(Filed under UX because it affects how users discover new features)
Jamie Thomson commented
How about callouts. I.e. Little message bubbles (can't think of a better word than bubbles) that pop up to point at new features
Jamie Thomson commented
Great idea. Stumbled upon this from https://twitter.com/skprufo/status/840013999966052352
Thomas Bolon commented
You should really provide a way to read release notes more easily.
The offical page (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Release-notes-for-Microsoft-Teams-d7092a6d-c896-424c-b362-a472d5f105de?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US) is barely updated.
Nitin Shinde commented
I would suggest having a separate option like in VS Code..
Can also be found here https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Release-notes-for-Microsoft-Teams-d7092a6d-c896-424c-b362-a472d5f105de?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US&fromAR=1
But currently they have not been updated even though the t-bot ones has been.
Just updated from 0.7.00.3803 (Feb 15 patch) to 0.7.00.5203 but nothing new in patch notes for bot or the website.
Filip Stas commented
indeed since 02/12 there must have been at least 1 or 2 new updates, no?
James Summerton commented
There is a release notes tab in T-Bot but its a month out of date, if you are going to show them, please keep them up to date so we know what is changing