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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.

    61 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Categorize Teams Beyond "Favorite"

      Right now individual Teams are either designated as "Favorites" or "More." It would be ideal if it were possible to designate a custom taxonomy for grouping Teams.

      61 votes
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        12 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Option To delete chat history

        Have an option To delete the chat history

        60 votes
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          0 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.

          60 votes
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            1 comment  ·  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

            58 votes
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              7 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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                1 comment  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • How to hide Activity history under the "General" Channel

                How to hide Activity history under the "General" Channel.

                You can delete the conversations in a channel, however the activity history still shows and clutters up the page. Can we hide the activity history?

                54 votes
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                  9 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.

                  54 votes
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                    5 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.

                    53 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  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.

                      53 votes
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                        0 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.

                        51 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          51 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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

                            49 votes
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                              10 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add onedrive for business folder to Channel

                              It would be nice to be able to add a Onedrive for Business "Share" link to a channel.

                              Example: We have a shared OneDrive for Business - we use a general account, and we share credentials and/or share the root folder with the team.

                              We have folders that have files for a specific team (pre-existing prior to Microsoft Teams being published) in this shared OneDrive. It would be nice to be able to associate that EXISTING folder to a channel.

                              As of now, we can only create a NEW sharepoint library, we would like to attach an existing library that…

                              47 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Unify email group and channel feed/posts

                                When I create a team, I get an O365 Group with it, and an Outlook DL. I can also sign up for notifications for the channel.

                                The channel feed and email group should behave consistently:
                                - If I email the DL, it should appear in the Team feed.
                                - If I post in the Team Feed, and I have notifications turned on, it should email me. If I respond, that should appear in the Team Feed.
                                - I should not have to go to Groups or Outlook to find some of the messages, but see others in the Team Feed...…

                                47 votes
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                                  7 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.

                                  46 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • ability to move new message to be a child of the previous message

                                    The most frequent mistake made in our usage of Teams channels is that everyone will eventually post a new message when they intended to reply to the latest message. Even those of us that have made the mistake before will make it again.

                                    It would be great if there was an option against a new message to associate it with the previous message. This would save any hassle of removing the message and reposting it as a child of the previous message.

                                    45 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  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

                                      45 votes
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                                      • 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…

                                        45 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Need Better clarity / functionality around archiving or exporting channels / threads

                                          I understand that Teams archives for retention purposes, but we need to have the ability to archive for organization purposes channels associated with projects that are complete. We don't want to set up a new "Team" every time there is a new project, as typically the same "Team" works on multiple projects. Instead, it would be great to be able to archive a Channel, however keeping that Channel as part of the searchable/indexed materials (so that a user could later keyword search for items in an archived Channel).

                                          What should also be possible is to "export" a channel conversation to…

                                          44 votes
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