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  1. Guest Access

    Collaboration is a core element of how we work which requires the creation of extended teams on a project or long term engagement. Whilst the majority of our teams are internal staff, there is still a critical element of any project that requires the inclusion of our clients and/or external vendors. It is imperative that Microsoft Teams allows for the easy (but secure) inclusion of external parties for the length of any project or engagement.

    This is why historically products like Groups etc. have not been adopted as widely as we would hope. If the tool only allows for 60-70%…

    6,087 votes
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      601 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone, thanks for your comments in this thread, tweets, emails and calls. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions at all; I’m here for YOU! I’ll continue to update this ticket as we make progress towards MSA.

      Just in case you missed it, there is a FAQs in the Guest Access Help Article. Just click the “FAQs” tab here: https://aka.ms/GuestAccessHelp We’re updating them this week with new questions we’ve been getting, like “Is Guest Access available for Business Essentials licenses?” (The answer is yes.)

      Lastly, the team is starting work on Federation so I’ve broken out Federation into its own UserVoice ticket. Please vote and subscribe to updates on its progress here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/20566714

      Warmly,
      Suphatra

    • Support for Private Channels

      Looking for the ability to create a channel that only channel members can see. Private channels are available in slack. There is an admin for private channels who is the creator, and they are the ones who add/remove users.

      Five types of public/privacy that is being asked for by users:

      - Public-Open (visible anywhere including outside the org and anyone can join)
      - Public-Invitation (visible anywhere including outside the org, must be invited)
      - Company-Open (only visible inside the org and anyone in the org can join; outside the org must be invited)
      - Company-Invitation (only visible inside the org,…

      4,224 votes
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        413 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great September.

        I’m really excited to share with you the progress on this feature. To recap, we originally tried to resolve for this request by giving you Private Teams, but your feedback showed us that this was not the right solution. So we’ve gone back to the drawing board and we are in active development of private channels.

        This is how we view a private channel: it will be a new channel type that allows users to create a channel with a different user roster than the parent team, that is only visible to those members. As the name implies, it is meant for sensitive discussions or for working with sub-teams.

        As it turns out, private channels is a very complicated feature to deploy, because there are several dependencies external to Teams. I will keep you updated as we progress, and if you have…

      • 3,140 votes
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          460 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Need full capabilities of Planner in Teams

          Right now you can add a new tab for Planner in Teams. However, you are not afforded all the capabilities of Planner in this tab. Its really "Planner Lite." Here are some items you cannot do with Planner in Teams:

          1) If you create a Planner in Teams, it will not be shown in Planner itself!
          2) you can go to the group (in web outlook) wich is automatically created for the team and click there on planner and it will take you to the planner for the new group, which then cannot be displayed at teams, but the team…

          2,906 votes
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            planned  ·  213 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Complete Skype for Business Integration into Teams

            Honestly, this is a tall order due to the fact that Teams was not launched this way in the first place, but my real world experience, and feedback from the field, is that having Skype-for-Business-like functions in Teams (chat/Presence/etc) be separate from Skype for Business itself is not only confusing for many users, but inhibits adoption. Users want to consolidate the number of apps they use, not increase it. I personally find this to be true.

            Teams is an incredible tool with so much potential, but living and breathing in Skype for Business, like so many of us do, Teams…

            2,724 votes
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              101 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include Office 365 group calendar in teams

              It would be good to be able to click on a calendar button on the left hand side to get a view of the Office 365 groups calendar as you would in the calendar app. Good for being able to look and get a glimpse of what is coming up with the group. At the moment I have to go back to the calendar to look at it.

              2,708 votes
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                129 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                So it turns out there are some several external dependencies that are hindering our plans for this feature. We are pulling it back into review so we can determine feasibility. Here’s to hoping we find a way to bring this to you — right now its very difficult. We are not taking this off the table though; we know this is an important feature, so we’re tracking the external dependencies to see where they land.

                Thanks,
                Suphatra

              • Please create a professional compact chat layout!

                I really like Teams. I do. But the current chat layout is not suited for professional chats. It's way to space consuming. It looks like something imported from MSN with smiley's that take half of the screen. I would say that Slack have nailed it because they focused on the ability keeping a tight window with lots of chat text visible. In Teams the window is full and starts scrolling after like 10 sentences.

                2,368 votes
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                  209 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi everyone,

                  I’m Gino and I’m the Product Manager that’s been hard at work to bring you a more compact chat design. First, I really want to thank you for your patience while we worked on this request. We spent months testing designs with users, reiterating concepts, and reading through your feedback, to make sure we could meet as many of your common needs as we could.

                  Secondly, I’m really happy to announce the changes that will be rolling out soon. We’ve made product-wide improvements to the UI that give you greater overall density. Here are some things you’ll see:
                  - Left rail more condensed vertically
                  - Gutters reduced
                  - Line heights reduced
                  - Emojis will be smaller
                  - Links for inline attachments

                  Please note that these changes will first ship on desktop, then later mobile. I’ll keep checking this forum to read your feedback as you experience the new…

                • Ability to see who is in a channel

                  Ability to see who is currently in a channel. Hipchat and Slack have this feature

                  2,210 votes
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                    147 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow use of existing OneNotes/documents for channels

                    My team has a pre-existing OneNote. It would be really helpful to be able to create a tab that uses this, rather than being forced to start with a blank notebook.

                    1,922 votes
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                      92 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      I checked in with the team today, and they’ve assured me that this feature is moving along well and you should see it later this month.

                      Some folks have pinged me about how this affects EDU licenses — I’m still hunting down that answer, so I’ll update again once I have it.

                      Thank you for your patience — am looking forward to pushing this feature live for you soon!

                      Sincerely,
                      Suphatra

                    • 1,876 votes
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                        205 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Code snippets

                        I would like code snippets with highlighting based on code language. And for snippets longer than X lines, a "show more" button (like slack)

                        1,781 votes
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                          89 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Linux client

                          My team has some users on Linux, and one benefit Slack has is a Linux client. Without a Linux client on Microsoft Teams, some orgs may have to turn away in favor of Slack so everyone can participate without keeping a browser open all the time.

                          1,751 votes
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                            265 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            I know how much you all want this, and I’ve gotten a couple emails asking for an update.

                            As you likely already know, we’re heads down trying to get Guest Access out the door, so we are not actively working on a Linux client.

                            Also, we’ll be focusing on knocking out a significant number of user requests in the coming months, but the scope of a Linux client is too big for that time frame. I plan to lobby for this one once we get these other items, and Guest Access out the door.

                            I really appreciate your patience, and please rest assured I haven’t forgotten about this ask!

                            Thanks and hope you are all well.

                            Sincerely,
                            Suphatra

                          • Ability to archive channels and chats

                            Would be nice if we had the ability to archive channels. For example: we created a channel for a specific project. Once the project is complete, we can archive that channel or at least move it out of the primary view. I could see the channel list getting large and clunky quickly with multiple projects many of which are complete.

                            Also, when a conversation in the channel is complete it should be archived or hidden.

                            1,472 votes
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                              81 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi everyone,

                              First, I want to remind you that we have had legal archiving in the product for a long time. That means all messages are retained in a compliance folder automatically for you. For more info on this, read here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Top-Features-of-Microsoft-Teams-amp-Information-Protection-in/ba-p/63046

                              Secondly, for those seeking an end-user way to archive content (essentially, for non-legal reasons), I am happy to report we are actively working on giving you a way to archive channels. We should have this to you soon.

                              Lastly, archiving chats is a separate work item that we still have in review, as that is harder to solve for. I will let you know when this work begins.

                              Thanks and hope everyone has a nice weekend.

                              Suphatra

                            • Enable screen sharing without video call

                              Enable an option to start a screen sharing session without starting a video call. This is a common use case in our organization.

                              1,356 votes
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                                134 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi everyone — good news and bad news. Good news is that I have an update from Engineering. Bad news is that they just let me know this has hit some road blocks and we won’t be hitting July’s target date. This is now expected to be delivered in September.

                                I am sorry for the delay and will update you as this gets nearer to completion! Feel free to ping me if you want to be a beta tester for this feature!

                                Thanks and hope everyone is enjoying their summer,
                                Suphatra

                              • Hide the reply button under every message

                                The "reply" button is WAY too large under each message. I recommend either making the button just a smaller icon and off to the side of a message, or only showing it on hover.

                                1,285 votes
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                                  107 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  We got a flood of feedback in research not to eliminate this button completely, but to minimize it. So you’ll see a design change soon that makes the Reply button a little bit less conspicuous.

                                  Let me know if you have any questions!

                                  Suphatra

                                • I want to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time

                                  LOG INTO MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS
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                                  I would like to heave this multi-team/tenant option within “MS Teams”, like in Slack. Currently I’m in four different organization. They’re using all office365, three of them now changed from Slack to Teams. I’ve to permanently login/logout to switch to the related MS Team. This is really time consuming.

                                  Another user says:
                                  We need the ability to sign in with multiple accounts. Many of us have several O365 accounts for various reasons (consulting, etc), and we’d need to be able to access teams directly.
                                  This is not a federation or B2B scenario, but…

                                  1,191 votes
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                                    159 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news. :-( But we are facing resource constraints for this feature and have placed this on our backlog. We know this is an important scenario and have not given up on it though! I’ll let you know once work on this starts up again.

                                  • Leave a group chat

                                    Let me be able to leave it completely if I want to.

                                    1,186 votes
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                                      142 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      We’re still trying to squash the bugs in this feature, so its taking a little longer. So sorry for the delays - and thank you for your patience!

                                      I have separated the two requests in this UserVoice item (originally it was both “Mute a Group Chat” and “Leave a Group Chat”) since “Leave a Group Chat” will be completed soon, and we have “Mute a Group Chat” on the backlog. If you’d like to vote for the mute feature, and subscribe to updates on its progress, please add your vote here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/20592283

                                      Thanks again for your support of Teams and hope you have a great holiday!

                                      Suphatra

                                    • Access to email from left tab panel

                                      If there was an Outlook tab integrated on the left, similar to the Meetings tab (which is effectively the Outlook calendar), one could stay in Teams all day and not have to switch out.

                                      1,179 votes
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                                        257 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • slash commands are a must-have

                                        Slash commands for just about every type of function are a must have. They are familiar and easy to use without having to touch your mouse, they are UI-agnostic. Admittedly not terribly discoverable – but the UI is even worse, as their is no real option for auto-completion of UI elements, now is there?

                                        1,045 votes
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                                          21 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create Team from existing SharePoint site, and other requests

                                          #1 User Request on SharePoint:
                                          Enable integration of Microsoft Teams to an existing SharePoint site rather than to always create a new site collection

                                          There have been a few ideas raised on integrating lists, OneNote, document libraries, etc. from an existing SharePoint site with Microsoft Teams, but in summary, it will be best if we could create a team upon on existing site, so that the "Files" and "Notes" tabs would directly reference the existing document library and OneNote in SharePoint. It does not make sense to have two separate sites: one for all the usual SharePoint stuff, and another…

                                          1,010 votes
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                                            185 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            So, I have got an update for you.

                                            We have pulled this out of “planned” and backwards to “under review” because the SharePoint team is working on a feature to allow you to convert an existing SharePoint site into a Modern Group. And as you likely already know, once it is a Modern Group, it can be easily converted into a team in Teams.

                                            I’m trying to get a status update from the SharePoint team on this feature — once I have it, I’ll let you know.

                                            Thanks for your patience and hope everyone is enjoying their August.

                                            Sincerely,
                                            Suphatra

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