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  1. 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.

    2,247 votes
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      320 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

    • 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.

      2,181 votes
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        217 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hey everyone, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the engineering team has let me know they’ve come up against some pressing resource restraints causing them to pause work on this item for the time being. So we’re moving this one to the backlog for now.

        However, this is not off our radar and certainly not off mine. We’ll continue to regularly revisit this item with the team, so please continue to lobby for more votes and add to the comments below. Every voice counts and helps. Thank you!!

        Sincerely,
        Suphatra

      • Please enable share control in video meeting

        We used to be able to share control in video meeting so we can do remote support.

        Please include this feature in the future releases.

        Thanks,
        Jason

        1,146 votes
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          under review  ·  63 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 491 votes
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            41 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Improve Install options - Install for all users and install location

            Hi there,

            I would like to be able to install for all users of a PC via and MSI, the current installer installs into the users Appdata which means each user has to install manually.

            I would like to see a "proper" installer than loads it to Program Files for all users

            308 votes
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              100 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Thanks for your feedback. I talked to the engineering team about your ask for a SCCM installation option. We understand the concern with having to deploy each user on a machine via the exe file. Therefore, a MSI pack is in the works which will handle installation. This MSI will allow easier distribution of Teams and will smartly install for new users upon first login into a machine that has Teams already installed. This should allow for a much easier installation process for IT admins. Network usage is also being reviewed to ensure how to prevent network stability issues when deploying to or updating many machines.

              Thanks again for your input and your time. We’re listening, so please keep sharing your great ideas. -Warren

            • Would like the ability to create a reminder or task from a message

              In Slack there is an ability to click message options and set a reminder to take action on that message at some later date, e.g., remind me about this tomorrow or in 1 hour, etc. I think they use their "slackbot /" commands to create this reminder. In Teams, it would be nice to have this ability or to create a task to take action on a message at some later time. Thanks!

              182 votes
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                23 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                I really like the suggestion of creating an alarm on a message, so you come back to it. I’ve passed this on to our engineering team.

                Meanwhile, here’s another feature you can utilize for the same purpose — use our “bookmark” button, which is in the upper right corner of every message. This will save that message or thread directly to your profile. To access your saved messages, just click your face in the upper left corner of the product. You’ll see a tab in the left rail that says “Saved.” This is like a list of little reminders.

                Hope that helps! :-)

                Suphatra
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              • Using Teams Offline

                MULTIPLE USERS reporting offline needs:

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                Generally want to use Teams offline:

                If I am offline it would be great to browse through Teams and Channels in case I have to lookup some informations.

                Also viewing the latest notes in "Notes" on teams would be great.

                It would be enough to have "Read only" - for the moment my Teams app does not even open when I am offline

                Compared on my mobile - I can read all posts while I am offline.

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                Edit while offline:

                just been using teams wiki to take and share notes in a meeting.…

                174 votes
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                  21 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • data retention

                  on the settings there needs to be something for enterprise data retention. e.g. after 60 or 90 days data is purged off, or conversations roll off.

                  157 votes
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                    working on it  ·  30 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Windows app should be in the Windows store

                    Even if there won't be a modern UWP app for Teams, the Win32 app should be available through the Microsoft Store so it is discoverable by Windows 10 users (that's where I looked first, with no luck of course).

                    121 votes
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                      18 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Skype chat - both ways

                      If someone write from Skype, I can read and answer, but I cant start a chat with Skype users.

                      120 votes
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                        37 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        It looks like some people in the thread below have figured it out — we actually have this. You can start a chat both ways; the system will automatically recognize if this person is on Skype for Business or on Teams.

                        Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.

                        Suphatra

                      • IRC Gateway

                        Slack has an IRC gateway that can be used cross platform for any OS that has IRC. (Windows, Linux, Unix, BSD, etc.) No need for native clients.

                        94 votes
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                          13 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Export a message or a conversation (as mail, PDF, Text, etc)

                          When there is a good post or conversation, you should be able to archive it :
                          - send it by email (with potential files attached)
                          - export to PDF or Text
                          - save to a Sharepoint page

                          94 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Relax browser support check

                            The current browser support check is too pessimistic and prevents some modern browsers from loading Microsoft Teams. For example, up-to-date Chrome on Ubuntu Linux is not considered a supported browser, even though changing the User-Agent string to Chrome on Windows allows Teams to load without any problems.

                            Please consider a) just letting the browser try to load Teams, b) using feature detection instead of the User-Agent string, or c) blacklisting known broken browsers instead of whitelisting if the User-Agent string is used.

                            90 votes
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                              24 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Link group to AD Group

                              Why we cannot use our group in Active Directory to create group in Teams?

                              71 votes
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                                17 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi everyone, I wanted to check in on this ask because it’s died down since GA, and also because the ask is not totally clear to me.

                                Right now, we provide a way during the team creation process for you to select an existing Office 365 group. Are you asking to be able to do this same thing, but outside of Teams?

                                Do let me know!

                                Sincerely,
                                Suphatra

                              • Integrate the client login with Office 365

                                Integrate the client login with Office 365, similar to the integration of OneNote, Word, and Excel. This utilizes the current login information instead of prompting the user for credentials each time the client is started.

                                69 votes
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                                  4 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Fix pasting of images

                                  Pasting images is somewhat supported - see https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public-preview/suggestions/16925587-ability-to-paste-images) but is not correctly implemented (at least on Windows).

                                  Using Google Chrome, if I right click on any image on a webpage and select "Copy Image", I can not paste it into Teams. I can paste this on competitors products, such as HipChat and of course into MS Paint.

                                  There are different issues pasting from other browsers. Edge and IE both paste a blank image. Firefox has similar behavior to Chrome (nothing is pasted at all).

                                  This is a very common use case - pasting an image from a web page.…

                                  69 votes
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                                  • Create a Microsoft Team based on a Office 365 Group created in Yammer

                                    Office 365 Groups is supposed to be a single definition for a Group across all Office 365 services. However, Microsoft Teams cannot be based on Office 365 Groups created in Yammer. Please fix this so that Yammer Groups and Microsoft Teams are more tightly integrated. Fragmentation of Office 365 Groups will result otherwise.

                                    66 votes
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                                      15 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support native system emoji

                                      For consistency it would be nice to see the operating system's natively rendered emoji font. W10 Anniversary has great emoji that fit the Microsoft design style very well.

                                      64 votes
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                                        6 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ability to provision existing Office 365 groups to Teams through Admin center or PowerShell.

                                        When trying to create a team, an Owner of a 365 Group can be prompted to add Teams to that Group, but only once. After adding the first group they own, they are not prompted again. There is also no way to manually provision this service to existing Groups in the Admin center.

                                        55 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • share a specific application/window in screen sharing

                                          When sharing "screen", add an option to share specific application rather than share the whole screen. I've got a 34" ultrawide and sharing the whole screen with someone using a small 13" laptop screen is untenable.

                                          54 votes
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