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  1. Tasks

    I'd like to be able to mark a comment in a team or chat as a task, and then have a section (with Activity/Chat/Teams/Files) called Tasks that listed all of the things I've marked as tasks. You should only be able to assign tasks to yourself, but can be on yours or others' posts. Others should be able to see that you marked it as a task. You should also be able to mark as complete, and others should be able to see that as well.

    72 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Don't generate random names for channel email address

      After you create a new Channel, when you choose "Get Email Address" it generates an email that is just random characters. It would be nice if it generated an email address based on the Channel name like it does for a new Team. Other suggestions have asked for the company name to be in the email address, or for the IT Admin to have more control of the name, such as the ability to customize the name.

      Example Channel named Channel1
      Current: af7b9300.<redacted>@amer.teams.ms
      Ideal: Channel1@amer.teams.ms

      71 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Conversation Order.

        We should be able to choose the order of conversations. At the very least, the most recent conversation should be on top. It takes too long to scroll all the way to the bottom.

        68 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Each instance of a recurring meeting should have separate conversation history

          We have a recurring meeting tied to the team's channel and the conversation history has grown way too long over time. Each reply also notifies the accumulation of all participants even if they're not attending the current instance anymore.

          67 votes
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            5 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Hash Tag and Find option in Microsoft teams

            This will help us categorise every conversation under the umbrella of Hash Tag also provide find option do that any information can be found using keywords

            66 votes
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              8 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Merge teams to prevent multiple teams with the same purpose

              People will start a team if they cannot find some team that match their needs. However, when they actually find a team that is similar afterwards, I can imagine that like to merge.

              66 votes
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              • Delete Connector Generated Posts

                We have an RSS connector publishing posts to a channel. Sometimes, these posts aren't relevant to the channel.

                It would be good if anyone (or possibly just the Group Owners) could delete these connector generated posts.

                Without deleting the post, relevant channel connect gets pushed up the feed meaning its more likely that useful conversations aren't seen.

                66 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow for personalized contact groups

                  Currently there are public teams that can have channels below them, but for contacts, you can only specify someone as a Favorite. It only makes sense to be able to categorize contacts into groups (like all other chat tools). Even Skype for Business has this functionality.

                  61 votes
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                  • Action items and tracking

                    It would be awesome to add action items in any of channel to a person and each person received consolidated list of action items (in separate space) that they can review without going thru each of the channel

                    60 votes
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                      14 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Merging Teams

                      Merging Teams: As organizations evolve, functions are merged and as a result there is a need to merge Teams including files and content

                      59 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add external contacts

                        Allow team members to add external contacts to the member list to enable convenient communication with 3rd parties e.g. customers and vendors.

                        This would be a level below the 'guest access' feature as the contacts would not have access to the team's resources.

                        This could be implemented by linking to an existing 'contact' from Office 365 or from the user's contacts/people.

                        58 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Convert an existing channel out into a new team.

                          I would like to be able to easily convert an existing channel out into its own new team. I would like to be able to maintain a New Projects Team containing channels for various new projects in their consideration/potential development phase, once a new project is accepted for full development I would like to be able to convert that channel out into its own full fledged team.

                          58 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Expand multiple teams simultaneously

                            At present (or at least in my environment), you can only expand 1 team and the other team will collapse itself once you click away. Since teams do not generate notifications this isn't ideal.

                            I'd like to be able to expand multiples

                            57 votes
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                            • Setting to choose if Private Teams should still be searchable

                              We create our Teams as private by default since they are about the clients we work with. We are okay with everyone at the company knowing that these Teams exist, but we don't want them to be able to join them without permission.

                              The problem we're having is that people keeping asking 'does a Team exist for client X?' and there is no easy way to answer that question.

                              We'd like a way to search for private teams so that folks can request to join them.

                              57 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Set reminders on conversations and replies within a conversation.

                                Problem: You create a conversation to do something (such as create a new icon) and the team member responds they will get to it later, but there is no way to go back to see what conversations require follow up.

                                Possible solution: set reminders on a conversation or a reply within a conversation for individual team members or the whole team with a certain date or time.

                                56 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Configure T-Bot's responses for your team

                                  Enable team members to configure T-bot's responses for their specific team based on keywords. For example if I ask T-bot about "PTO", it could respond back with the company PTO policy and a link to the PTO request form. This is a feature available today in Slack that is heavily used by my organization.

                                  56 votes
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                                  • managing chat members

                                    I am not able to remove previously added chat-members. a workarround would be starting a new chat with the other members but then i will loose the chat-history. any other Ideas ?

                                    53 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add an Agile Planning Poker Plugin

                                      It would be great to have a plugin for collecting Agile Planning Poker Estimates in Teams. Ideally you could:
                                      - Geed it a backlog query from on-premises TFS
                                      - Select a backlog item
                                      - Collect estimates privately
                                      - Have them shown all at once and then averaged based on your own formula (straight average, averaged to nearest Fibonacci number, etc.)
                                      - Have the result fed back into on-premises TFS.

                                      Even without TFS integration it would still be extremely useful it could handle collection and aggregation of the estimates. It would give us a reason to use Teams over just Skype…

                                      52 votes
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                                      • Promote Channel to Team

                                        It would be useful to be able to promote a Channel to become a Team in its own right. Typical scenario is where there is a Team with channels for a number of potential projects; when a project gets the green light, this will be assigned to a new Team. Would be useful to retain the existing Channel content to kick off the new Team.

                                        50 votes
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                                        • Snipping tool

                                          Please add a screen printing (snipping tool) in teams so we can capture part of our screen to show our team members.

                                          50 votes
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