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  1. View multiple teams/channels at the same time.

    I would like to have the ability to view multiple channels in Teams at the same time. Maybe a split screen or popout.

    14 votes
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  2. Customize default sort order of folders in Teams

    Folders in Teams are sorted by default on last modified date. There is no option to set a different default sort order like an alphabetic sort order.

    Please add options that allows the user to set his/her own default sort order in order to sort folder names in Teams.

    8 votes
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  3. Add guests to private channels (without needing the guest added to the main team)

    I would like to add a guest to a private channel without having to add them to the whole team first....I don't want to the guest to see other channels except for the private channel information...why this wasn't designed into private channels, to begin with, does not make any sense to me.

    5 votes
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  4. Using Teams admin center in Internet Explorer 11

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    Internet Explorer 11 での Teams 管理センターの挙動について
    Using Teams admin center in Internet Explorer 11
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    ■Description(内容):
    Microsoft Teams 管理センターにて、画面左側のメニューより[チーム]-[チームを管理] とクリックすると、チーム一覧が表示される。Internet Explorer 11 の場合のみ、チーム名をクリックしてもメンバーやチャネルが正常に表示されないが、拡大率を 50% などに下げると正常に表示される。Internet Explorer 11 でアクセスした場合も、拡大率を変更せず正常表示ができるように改善してほしい。
    In Teams admin center, when I choose Teams from the menu on the left, and Manage Teams, the list of teams will be shown. But only when Internet Explorer 11 is used, members and channels are not displayed properly even when the team name is clicked, but if the zoom ratio is decreased to around 50% everything is displayed properly. Please improve this so that everything is displayed…

    5 votes
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  5. see when messages are viewed and read by a team member

    It would be good if the conversations tab could work similar to other instant messaging services where you can see who in the team has read your message

    5 votes
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  6. Warn that a Team has Guests when a member starts or replies to a conversation in a Team with Guests

    A banner popping up at the conversation level reminding any member posting to Teams that the Team has Guests would be very useful to avoid members accidentally posting sensitive information to the wrong audience.
    Outlook has this message reminding sender that the message being replied to includes external parties- something similar in Teams conversations would be great. Or like the banner that pops up in Teams when you include the whole channel or Team and are warned that you'll be notifying many people.

    Having a naming convention and a label on the Team are not helping much when the member…

    7 votes
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  7. mute sound

    Add ability to mute sound of some members of a meeting - NOT their microphone. If we have a meeting where two or three people are in the same room with their own headsets, then their is a noticeable delay between the live sound and the sound through the meeting. I want to be able to mute the sound of the people in the same room. This does not mean muting their mics, as they still need to be able to speak.

    12 votes
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  8. Public Channels

    Public channels will provide an outbound communication window for a team to engage with everyone in their organization.  These channels are accessible to everyone within the org, without the need to join.

    For instance, we may have a team that is private and deals with network issues. They may want a public channel where they can provide updates to existing issues or answer questions users may have. Otherwise, you may end up with two teams in this instance: a private network team and a public network team.

    354 votes
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  9. Sound alert when receiving a message in Teams

    Add a loud sound alert when receiving a message in Teams

    11 votes
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  10. Bring Yammers Question and Answer Feature to Teams

    For project, community of practice, etc based Teams it would be great to have the Question and Answer feature released in Yammer available in Teams.

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Yammer-Blog/Announcing-question-and-answer-in-Yammer/ba-p/728528

    5 votes
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  11. Chats are disappearing in "recent" after 30days. Add "all" label to browse older (group) chats

    Group chats are a good way to reduce e-Mail ping pong with many people. However the "recent" label only shows chats of the last 30 days. Please introduce a "all" or "history/archive" label to quickly scroll through older chats. A bit like in WhatsApp. This would make it even more helpful.

    11 votes
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  12. Edit member names in Teams

    Allow the capability for member names/alias to be modified in Teams either by the Team owner or by the member.

    For instance a guest in Teams that has already been added to the tenant and is now added to a new Team will by default be stuck with the naming convention from how they were originally added. Such as Smith.Michael[Corp]@company.com when really you'd like it to show: Michael Smith.

    21 votes
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  13. Would really like to see Groups added. So people in specific groups can be pinged instead of individually or @general. Example: @Admins

    This is a common feature in other apps even free ones like Discord.
    We need to be able to ping groups instead of individuals or everyone.
    Example: There are 12 people in IT Operations group but 100 people in the Teams channel, we would be able to use @ITOPS instead of @General.

    6 votes
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  14. Show all unread messages in a single view, like Slack "Unread" folder

    I find it very complicated to see all unread messages in all teams. The Teams/Channels are marked in bold, but are scattered in the teams list.
    Especially when you are in many teams (30+), there is no good overview over all unread messages.

    A dedicated place (like Activity) showing all unread messages (teams and chats) would be nice, like the "Unread" functionality in Slack.

    Unread messages should contain all teams or just teams/channels you follow (maybe editable in settings or like activity filter).

    19 votes
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  15. Ability to turn Teams into Channels and Channels into Teams

    In some cases, Teams are created that can be absorbed into existing Teams, and inversely Channels may be created that outgrow their parent Team and need to be separated to allow for channels of it's own. Would be nice to have the ability to convert Channels into Teams (promotion), or convert a Team into a Channel underneath another Team (demotion)

    20 votes
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  16. Reactions Order - Place the "thumbs up" to the far right

    We now have additional "reactions" beyond the thumbs up "like" but the thumbs up is always going to be the most used so it would be great if it can be placed on the far right of the reactions bar to make it easiest to access. Thank you!

    14 votes
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  17. Provide a function for page owners to move an individual post to be a comment of a previous post

    I see often users post a new thread in error when they intended on replying to an existing post. It wouuld be useful for channel owners to have the ability to move that post and have it become a reply/comment to the original thread it was intended.

    6 votes
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  18. Allow Channel Level Security

    Allow Channel level security in addition to Team level security. This will allow for better cross collaboration. Commonly, you will have a set of internal org team members, but projects (channels) may contain external resources. It would be highly useful to simply give guest access at the channel level and once a project is done, simply delete or archive the channel, not have to remove Team guest users every time. This also solves the issue of having a large amount of Teams to control what guest users can see. Instead of 20 teams with different guest in each team, you…

    86 votes
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  19. It should be possible to change the Channel sharepoint file directory

    Currently, if I create a new Channel, Teams will automatically create a sharepoint directory with the same name. However, if I change the name of the Channel, the directory name does not automatically change accordingly. If I want to change the directory name to match the new channel name, I am unable to do so. Even if I open the Channel file directory in Sharepoint and manually rename it, the channel connection does not update. In fact, this seems to completely break the connection (i.e. the channel no longer points to the same folder once it has been renamed in…

    22 votes
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  20. urgent chat

    Like the fact you can now classify a Chat as being Urgent and the recipient receives a notice every 2 minutes until they acknowledge the Chat. However, you can only use this option when Chatting with one person. Due to the need for business continuity planning and/or disaster recovery notifications, would like to see the capability where you could @mention the Team to allow an entire Team to be notified of an issue/activation of the BCP or declaration of a disaster. At a minimum, would like to see where you could send an Urgent chat to multiple people.

    12 votes
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