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  1. Fulltextsearch for Wiki

    It seems like the wiki content is not searchable with the global search

    A wiki you cannot search for entries is useless...

    2,246 votes
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      263 comments  ·  Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      planned  ·  Warren responded

      This feature is still in the planning stage. No new updates are available at this time.

      -Warren

    • Add a whiteboard.

      Add a whiteboard to share.

      2,195 votes
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        working on it  ·  Warren responded

        This feature request is still being actively worked upon. Good progress is being made, but I cannot share any additional details at this time.

        While we work on our Whiteboard you can also try the third party whiteboard app Freehand by Invision that can be found by clicking the Store icon from within Teams and go to the app gallery.

        Thank you for all the feedback and suggestions.
        -Warren

      • allow any emoji as a reaction, not just thumbs up

        Slack has this: get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/206870317-..

        2,093 votes
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          125 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

          We just started testing this feature internally. It looks great!

          I’ll let you know as it progresses through the validation rounds.

          Hope everyone is enjoying their holidays.

          Sincerely,
          Suphatra

        • Rename of Team Channel doesn't rename associated Sharepoint files Folder

          When renaming a Team Channel, the associated Sharepoint folder continues with it's previous name. This could lead to confusion.

          2,078 votes
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            140 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

            Thanks for following our suggestion to vote this up on SharePoint. It worked! SharePoint has confirmed that they have already started working on this and I’ll be getting an ETA from them after the holidays. -Suphatra

          • Read Only channel

            Would like to create a Public/announcements Read Only channel so that only specified members can post. This allows for authorized personnel to make company announcements, but not everyone can post.

            (The request for a Public Announcement channel is complete, since the General channel can be controlled by admins and set to read only)

            1,971 votes
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              58 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

              Due to a priority shift this request has slipped to the backlog. I hate to bring bad news. I will continue to provide the feature team your feedback and votes.
              Hopefully this will move back up in the queue soon.

              -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.

              1,918 votes
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                189 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                declined  ·  Warren responded

                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

              • Help us SEARCH and FIND things in Teams

                We want improvements to search:

                CTRL+F SHORTCUT
                I wanto to find messages inside a chat or channel with CTRL+F.
                It’ll allow me to quick search messages in a specific conversation.

                PARITY TO SKYPE SEARCH
                Like in Skype chat, we need to be able to search text strings from conversations

                IMPROVE SEARCH RESULTS VIEW
                I feel as though the conversation view looks a bit cluttered as is, and conversation threads are not as readily identifiable as I had hoped they would be. Some suggestions are: Add the ability to include a Topic Header for a conversation so that you can easily…

                1,825 votes
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                  130 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  planned  ·  Warren responded

                  This feature request has moved to the planning stage. There have also been several small updates that have gone out already, as well.

                  I’ll keep you posted as I hear more about coming updates.

                  -Warren

                • More status options, custom status, and Out of Office

                  MORE STATUS
                  I like the status options in S4B, and so does my boss. It will be important to my boss before accepting the use of MS Teams widely to have a broader range of statuses. Missing statuses are:
                  * In a meeting
                  * In a conference call
                  * In a call
                  * Presenting
                  * Be right back
                  * Off Work

                  Particularly of importance are "Be right back" and "off work". "Do not disturb" is probably sufficient for "in a meeting", "in a call" and "presenting". But, it sure is nice that S4B auto-detects those three statuses (for the most…

                  1,780 votes
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                    167 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

                    This request is still queued within our backlog. No new details yet.
                    -Warren

                  • Integrate with Windows 10 notification center

                    Use Windows 10 notification center for notifications

                    1,742 votes
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                      44 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      working on it  ·  Warren responded

                      This is still being worked upon. Though I don’t have any details I do know the devs are really digging into this one, so I hope to have more information in the near future to share with you all.

                      -Warren

                    • 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?

                      1,704 votes
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                        57 comments  ·  PowerBar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        partially done  ·  Warren responded

                        The slash command changes are still in the works. I hope to have more details to share soon.

                        -Warren

                      • Integrate tasks in planner with Outlook Tasks & Calendar

                        Every time you create a task in planner via Microsoft Teams and assign it to someone in your organisation/team it would be nice to see that task in outlook as well. I want to know and to be alerted that I have a task assigned to me without having to lon on to Microsoft Teams.
                        It would be great to have a place to see how many tasks have been created in a team/channel and the status of each one.

                        1,685 votes
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                          101 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          working on it  ·  Warren responded

                          This is still being worked upon. I hope to have more details in the next couple months.

                          Please know the team is actively working on this feature.
                          -Warren

                        • Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`

                          It's very confusing to new users that there is a difference between replying to an existing conversation and starting a new one within a channel. This is a visual thing as much as anything else. The 'reply' buttons are not naturally attractive if you just want to start typing a message. There should be a logical gap between the bottom of a conversation and 'start a new conversation'. 'Start a new conversation' needs to be separated visually, as if it's a second order command rather than a first order...reply.

                          1,684 votes
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                            230 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            needs your feedback  ·  Suphatra responded

                            We need your feedback! Which button do you like best? Fill out this 3-question survey here: https://aka.ms/ComposeButtonSurvey

                            Also, we’re coming up against some blocks and our previous ship date of end of year is now going to be early next year. Thank you for your patience. :-)

                            Please fill out the survey! Tweet me @skprufo if you have any questions.

                            Suphatra

                          • Ability to pin message/files/articles shared within a channel.

                            Guys, please add pinned items for channels. We often pin important articles/messages/files so that the whole team can see it. Very important!

                            1,648 votes
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                              138 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              working on it  ·  Warren responded

                              This request is still in the works. And it appears most people are interested in the ability to pin multiple items. I’ll circle back to the feature team and give them your additional feedback.

                              -Warren

                            • Need read receipts

                              Mobile working, Asynchronous working of teams is a common phenomena. Read receipts let us know if the message has been seen, so we know it can be acted on. Critical when large numbers of the team are mainly mobile workers.

                              1,620 votes
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                                162 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

                                So happy to share that this is off the backlog and we are actively working on it!

                                -Suphatra

                              • Use built in notifications for macOS

                                Notifications built into the OS (which all apps I've seen use other than Outlook and now Teams) are more functional and allow for more user control. Most importantly, they honor Do Not Disturb settings, which is critical.

                                1,565 votes
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                                  177 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  working on it  ·  Warren responded

                                  This request is still actively being worked upon, but no new details are available.

                                  -Warren

                                • Make "Teams" and "Chat" the same Tab

                                  There is no reason that Teams and Chat should be different top level categories in the left navigation. They are the same thing, perform exactly the same function, and making two different items simply confuses the navigation and makes badge notifications and discoverability much more difficult to use.

                                  Please combine Chats into the Teams tab so that you can browse all conversations in one place rather than needing to navigate to different tabs to see different conversations.

                                  Chats and channels perform essentially the same function, which is talk to some people and collaborate. Forcing the user to check two different…

                                  1,519 votes
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                                    201 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    under review  ·  Warren responded

                                    This feature is still being reviewed by the feature team. No decision has been made yet. I’ll keep you posted.

                                    -Warren

                                  • Unread message count on Chat, Teams, channels

                                    Right now there is a unread message count badge on the Activity tab icon (I guess you only get that if you have followed any channels?). However I would much rather prefer if the badge was on the Chat and Teams tab icons so I can see where there is activity. Currently collapsed teams are also indicated having activity. Expanded teams should have the same indication.

                                    Furthermore, the unread activity badge on both the Activity and the application icon count unread channels. I would prefer a message count.

                                    1,334 votes
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                                      68 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      under review  ·  Warren responded

                                      This item is still under review by the feature team. I have no details as to when a decision might happen.

                                      -Warren

                                    • Importing from Slack, Hipchat, Flowdock, Basecamp, etc.

                                      Hi,
                                      We are using Slack for a long time and now we are thinking to transition to MS Teams. In Slack it is possible to export all channel content's in JSON with links to files uploaded to slack.
                                      It could be very useful to have the ability to import the slack history into MS teams.

                                      1,307 votes
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                                        99 comments  ·  IT Pro  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        under review  ·  Warren responded

                                        The feature team is still considering this item. No confirmation yet.
                                        -Warren

                                      • Notification for Planner Tasks

                                        Planner and Teams just needs a notification - when a task has been created for an assigned user that user should receive a notification - currently we are doing a work around by starting a conversation with a mention of a member name
                                        thanks

                                        1,247 votes
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                                          66 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          partially done  ·  Warren responded

                                          The improvements are being addressed by multiple teams.

                                          The Planner team is coming to the tail end of the engineering work for the their piece and the Notifications team is now starting to dig into how to better deepen the notifications support.
                                          But we still have a ways to go.

                                          Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to our goal.

                                          -Warren

                                        • Joining a Team

                                          CHANGE PROMPT:
                                          Change "Add team" to "Add or join a team": I avoided this button because I thought it would always create a new team. It wasn’t evident to me that I could browse for existing teams there too.

                                          PREVIEW A TEAM:
                                          Provide the ability to preview a Team without immediately joining, to see what the reason for the Team is and what Channels exist. It’s a little cumbersome to have to join, realize the Team isn’t what you thought it was, and leave.

                                          TEAMS DISCOVERABILITY
                                          Presently you have to know the name of a team to be able to…

                                          1,166 votes
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                                            104 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            partially done  ·  Warren responded

                                            I’m switching the status to Partially Done.

                                            The request for a Preview Team is still in the works. No new information is available at this time.

                                            Team Discoverability is still being worked upon, no details are available at this time. If you support this idea please navigate over to the main topic and vote for it! https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/

                                            Change Prompt: this has been completed
                                            -Warren

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