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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%…

    7,957 votes
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      734 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      No big news on this topic. Just letting you know that we continue to work on this and progress is being made.

      As Suphatra stated, there is a FAQs in the Guest Access Help Article. Just click the “FAQs” tab here: aka.ms/GuestAccessHelp

      -Warren

    • 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,…

      6,705 votes
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        591 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        The survey is now closed. We had an amazing response, so thank you all very much!

        Please know our surveys are used to help gauge multiple things. Don’t read into it as a roadmap of what is to come.

        We will review all the feedback and are reading the comments you post as well. All your feedback is appreciated and goes through consideration.

        As we progress on the feature request I will provide more updates.

        Thank you!
        -Warren

      • 4,343 votes
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          514 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          The unified presence is getting closer to release! It is still in development and planning to launch in Q1 of 2018! (The Office 365 Roadmap can be found at: https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-roadmap?featureid=24191#abc )

          When unified presence ships users will then have an aggregated presence across both Teams and Skype for Business. This means that if you answer a call on Teams, your status will be “In a call” both in Teams as well as in Skype for Business. These scenarios will also work the other way (if you take a call or start presenting from Skype for Business). There is no requirement for you to run both clients – this simply makes the presence more accurate for those who do happen to run both clients simultaneously.

          This update will also bring Teams presence calculation more in line with the Skype for Business logic you may be used to, meaning that your presence…

        • 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…

          4,142 votes
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            260 comments  ·  Planner  ·  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.

            4,067 votes
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              220 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              This is still under review.
              As Suphatra mentioned, a lot of things will need to come together as this is a complex piece. I hope to have further details to share, but a this time it is still being investigated.

              Thank you for all your feedback. I hope to have more news 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.

              3,612 votes
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                491 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We are still working on this. There won’t be one huge update, but instead we will release small updates over time which will help with the request.

                There are two things in particular we are focusing on. One being an increase in density and two, a more compact mode.

                “Density” would be a reduction of the overall white space you see on your screen.
                “Compact” would be more about a reduction in overall size which is most beneficial to smaller screens and mobile devices.

                I would be interested in seeing in the comments which piece feels more important to you all. The density or compact view?

                If you could comment and let me know, it would be helpful information to provide to the feature team!

                Thank you for all your suggestions and feedback!

                -Warren

              • 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…

                3,498 votes
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                  114 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  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

                  3,063 votes
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                    166 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  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.

                    2,752 votes
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                      272 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thank you for taking the time to provide additional feedback. The current survey has now been closed.

                      Our feature team will review the feedback and I hope to provide some additional info in the near future. For now this item will still be flagged as “on the backlog”.

                      I already provided feedback to the Feature Team about the question of ‘what chat applications you currently using’ only allowed a single selection to be chosen. As well as being clear that the ask is for sharing one’s screen without the need for video calling.

                      We appreciate your feedback and together making Teams a better product.

                      -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.

                      2,699 votes
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                        358 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        This item is still queued in the backlog. No really new info to share at this time.

                        It isn’t forgotten but as Suphatra stated some priorities have shifted so this item is not actively being worked upon.

                        We will continue to follow up on this and work to get some traction for this item.

                        Thank you for your patience.
                        -Warren

                      • 2,610 votes
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                          243 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          2,502 votes
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                            124 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            2,419 votes
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                              297 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  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)

                              2,369 votes
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                                110 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  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…

                                2,192 votes
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                                  261 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  This is still on the backlog. However, there is investigation into how we could make this happen. There are some complicated issues, but we are digging into it.

                                  I’ll provide feedback as more insights are provided.

                                  Stay tuned!
                                  -Warren

                                • 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…

                                  2,014 votes
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                                    266 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thank you all for the amazing response to the survey! The response was huge and very, very helpful.

                                    The survey is now closed. We will start digging through all the provided data and continue working to improve Teams.

                                    I will continue to post updates as we progress, so stay tuned.

                                    Thank you!
                                    -Warren

                                  • 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.

                                    1,661 votes
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                                      156 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

                                    • 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.

                                      1,632 votes
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                                        276 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  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.

                                        1,622 votes
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                                          223 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thank you all for your feedback. It really is appreciated!

                                          This item has been moved to the backlog for now. As more information becomes available I will provide further updates. Feedback for this topic should be coming at a more regular cadence from now on.

                                          Thank you,
                                          -Warren

                                        • Hide, Archive, and Delete chat threads!

                                          Teams is way to cluttered when you have several chats. It is difficult to see new messages when they come in. I like a very clean and simple tool and if you could manage options that let you delete threads and also that would let you choose to clear all activity and history upon closing the App that would be great. As it is I have a bunch on inactive threads that are always in the activity list and they are old and not active any longer. Other than this I really like the UI and the functions of the…

                                          1,421 votes
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                                            213 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Another small update.

                                            As stated prior Hide/Archive chat was already made available for chat.

                                            We have now also released Mute chat to the public! This is also access by left clicking the ellipses (…) on the chat you wish to mute and then selecting mute from the drop down menu.

                                            Delete chat is still not completely off the table. I will provide further updates as they become available.

                                            Thank you!
                                            -Warren

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