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  1. 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,…

    12,325 votes
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      967 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  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.

      6,497 votes
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        323 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This request is still being worked upon by the feature team, but I don’t have any additional details to share at this time.
        I do know there is a lot of work going into this and I hope to have some projected timelines soon.

        -Warren

      • 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.

        5,990 votes
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          697 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          5,455 votes
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            405 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  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…

            5,323 votes
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              331 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              The remaining item #5 is still actively being worked on. No status change there.

              As for the bonus #9, it is completed!
              We now support Guest Access for the Planner Tab, including support for guests to comment on Tasks!

              -Warren

            • 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.

              5,033 votes
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                593 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to see who is in a channel

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

                4,818 votes
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                  228 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • I want to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time

                  LOG INTO MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS
                  Original user posted:
                  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…

                  4,571 votes
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                    449 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to archive channels

                    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.

                    4,351 votes
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                      224 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Unfortunately due to re-prioritization this item has slipped back onto the “backlog” for the time being.

                      I hope to see it move back into “working on it” soon and will continue to engage the feature team with your feedback.
                      -Warren

                    • 3,993 votes
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                        279 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Move channels into other teams

                        We would like to move a project (channel) between groups to keep the information, or be able to sort channels to our liking.

                        3,989 votes
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                          478 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Teams uses 600MB and is super slow!

                          Quotes from various users about memory usage and slow performance:

                          "Team is a memory hog! 100s MB! Slack is about 50."

                          "The memory consumption is over 300MB!!! This should be a priority."

                          "Just started evaluating teams, 500+ MB and 10-15% CPU. This is in a citrix VDI. Does teams use hardware rendering? If so is there a way to turn it off? I had to do this with the rest of Office."

                          "I dont understand why my Teams application only uses 70MB when other people in my organization are towards half a gig! What is causing this Teams?"

                          "Make it…

                          3,774 votes
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                            411 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            The feature is still being worked upon. Many different changes are going into Teams and will provide a slow but steady pace to our performance increases.

                            I don’t have any new details at the moment but hope to get some additional feedback in the next several weeks.

                            -Warren

                          • Auto scroll down when new messages come in

                            It is annoying to have to click on the “New Messages” button or scroll down manually when new messages arrive. The suggestion here is to keep scrolling down to bottom and to provide a button to jump back to last unread message.

                            3,670 votes
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                              396 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Several updates shipped at the end of July. I wanted to get some feedback in the comments if you have seen an improvement on how the auto-scroll works.

                              If you are on the message it won’t auto-scroll because we don’t want to suddenly change the focus if you are in the midst of reading.

                              Please let me know your thoughts in the comments so I can bring your feedback to the feature team.

                              -Warren

                            • 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.

                              2,834 votes
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                                315 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integrate fully with Planner, Sharepoint, and Outlook Tasks, Calendar

                                Please integrate more with Planner (hopefully soon with Kanban and timeline visualisation channels for tasks) and/or with sharepoint web parts that do this, so all tasks linked in one place. And Outlook as well (for calendar and emails pertinent to chats and tasks). Until then in effect Teams is yet just another tool to use that is not completely integrated for communication + coordination.

                                2,298 votes
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                                  45 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow drag and drop from Outlook directly to Teams

                                  Dragging and dropping attachments directly from the e-mail window without having to first drag them onto the desktop (for instance) and them from there dragging them to the files tab in Teams would make many lives so much easier.

                                  There are a few suggestions to enable drag and dropping, but it seems that it is already working, at least with the desktop client, but making that work directly from an e-mail window would be very nice.

                                  2,147 votes
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                                    183 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support hashtags in channels and DMs

                                    Allow clickable links on #hashtagged items ... in a channel or group, perform a search within that group.

                                    For DMs and conversations, search all of your conversations

                                    2,104 votes
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                                      111 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Move conversations to different channels

                                      If a conversation is started in one channel but gains importance to the point where the conversation deserves its own channel. Or a conversation was started in the wrong channel and needs to be moved

                                      2,015 votes
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                                        207 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  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…

                                        1,972 votes
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                                          221 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          1,866 votes
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                                            183 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hate to be the bearer of bad news. This item has been declined. There will be no work to hide or remove the reply button.

                                            As many people have commented, a big ask is to help improve how people distinguish between giving a reply and starting a new message.
                                            For that the focus will be on this item. “Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`”
                                            http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/19224826

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