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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,…

    8,756 votes
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      724 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      This feature request is still in the works.

      No big updates to share, but the feedback has been a huge help. So thank you all once again. As more details emerge from the feature team on the work being done, I will be sure to share it with you here.

      We understand how important this ask is to you all and we are working to ensure it is implemented in a fashion that will meet your expectations.

      -Warren

    • 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.

      5,057 votes
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        252 comments  ·  Meetings/Calendar  ·  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

      • 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…

        4,674 votes
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          311 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          The Planner team has updated the Planner tab to include the Schedule and Charts views. Drag and drop tasks to schedule them and check status with the charts view, all within the Planner tab.

          The completed items are now 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8.

          The remaining item #5 is still actively being worked on, and we hope to have an update for you soon.

          As a bonus #9, we also expect to roll out Guest Access Support very soon.

          I’ll keep you posted as more things develop!
          -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.

          4,472 votes
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            591 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  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…

            4,061 votes
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              122 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

              3,806 votes
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                193 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.

                3,692 votes
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                  313 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  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.

                  3,524 votes
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                    415 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  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.

                    3,181 votes
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                      164 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Some good news, the ability to archive (hide) a chat is available.

                      You simply click the ellipses “…” next to the chat you wish to hide, and select Hide from the drop down menu.

                      As for the ability to archive a channel, that is still being worked upon.

                      -Warren

                    • 3,135 votes
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                        257 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  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.

                        3,105 votes
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                          339 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…

                          3,026 votes
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                            337 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  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…

                            2,876 votes
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                              350 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              I want to assure you that overall performance, speed, cpu, memory, etc. are all being worked upon.

                              We want to get these improvements to you ASAP – and so are releasing fixes as they are made, which in turn will snowball into a larger improved feel. (As opposed to holding these in earlier rings, and then doing a big bang update.)

                              Please know that the feature team is hard at work on dozens of items to make these improvements. We’re seeing great gains in performance in earlier rings of deployment, and you will soon see these improvements as they’re released to further rings.

                              Again, it won’t be a single update that’ll address all the concerns, and it will take time. But gains are steadily and surely coming.

                              -Warren

                            • 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)

                              2,773 votes
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                                114 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                This is still being worked upon. No ETA yet to share with you all.

                                But I’m still bringing all your feedback to the feature team. They are getting reports on all the up-votes and comments you have provided.

                                I’ll keep you posted as I get new info from the feature team.

                                -Warren

                              • 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.

                                2,559 votes
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                                  313 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  2,061 votes
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                                    287 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.

                                    1,743 votes
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                                      169 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

                                    • 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.

                                      1,614 votes
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                                        39 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We are actively working on this feature request.

                                        We recently announced a Planner Web Part which covers the SharePoint request. Details can be found at: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/Use-SharePoint-web-parts-to-showcase-data-from-inside-and/ba-p/161584

                                        There have also been some Outlook Calendar integration which you can read about at: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2018/02/05/conquer-time-with-new-features-in-microsoft-planner/

                                        More updates to come, so stay tuned!
                                        -Warren

                                      • 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…

                                        1,570 votes
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                                          211 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Recording of video meetings

                                          What about if video meetings could be recorded for later view.

                                          1,536 votes
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                                            90 comments  ·  Meetings/Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            No big update. However, the ask about speech to text meeting notes needs to be a separate request and therefore I have created a new suggestion for it. You can go here and up vote it! https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/33534778

                                            As for recording of video meetings, this is still coming along nicely.

                                            Recording of meetings is on the roadmap for the Q2 2018 calendar year.
                                            https://skypeandteams.blob.core.windows.net/artefacts/Skype%20for%20Business%20to%20Teams%20Capabilities%20Roadmap.pdf

                                            -Warren

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