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  1. Add a Cortana / Power BI bot

    Imagine this chat conversation between two users:

    Patrick : Sales is doing great now...
    James : Yes but I wonder where we are growing?
    Patrick: @Cortana Show me revenue by country in October 2016
    Cortana: [Shows a graph with top selling countries with a link to the Power BI report]
    James: @Cortana What product sells best in Sweden?
    Cortana: [Answers with text] "Superduper Sport Shoe" has most revenue in Sweden for October 2016.

    Now imagine adding in a bot that can answer questions about inventory or even a procurement bot...

    157 votes
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      5 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Remove bots

      The only way to discover what a bot does is to enable it. Then after you discover you don't want it it's too late and it can't be removed. They just sit there and junk up my Teams interface.

      102 votes
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        16 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow on premise bots

        By allowing bots which are hosted "on premise" (behind a company firewall), one allow to access systems from that company.
        This is the situation for many companies where the infrastructure or services which need to be reachable by bots is not on the public internet.

        Some scenarios:
        - A bot is running behind a company firewall
        - The bot connects to MS teams, joins a channel, and "listens" to conversations (outbound connection to the internet)

        This enables interactions like:
        - @bot, list defects (from an in-house issue tracker)
        - @bot, add capacity to applicationx (after an authorization phase, on-prem application…

        94 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remove Bot Mention Requirement

          It seems as though currently all bots only work if you @mention them, so my assumption is that this is a requirement of the api used to develop the bots.

          Many people from my organization are used to IRC/Slack style bots where an explicit @mention isn't required for bots to parse a message and respond.

          Sometimes there is fun functionality that can be added for a lot of bots and having to @mention a bot really detracts from the user experience of some bots.

          I can also see this getting out of hand when using a lot of bots, so…

          80 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Delete bot messages

            With the Polly bot, sometimes a member of one of my Teams will make an error while writing out a poll. Currently it is not possible to remove this poll, or, as far as I can tell, any message that is created by a bot.

            It would be great to be able to delete messages created by bots.

            77 votes
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              16 comments  ·  Bots  ·  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.

              44 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add scrum/agile stand-up bot

                It would be nice if there was Stand-up bot for Teams.

                33 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow asking questions to bot inside channel

                  Imagine this conversation inside the channel:

                  Me: @Bot: Can you tell us what is the current load on our live site service?
                  Bot: 1245 TPS for last one hour.

                  Right now this conversation works when done in private chat but doesn't work inside the channel.

                  24 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • whitelist specific bots

                    We would like the ability to whitelist specific bots at an organisation level, so that users can only add/use approved bots.

                    At the moment if bots are enabled there are no restrictions on which bots users can use. We've had to disable bots at this stage due to this missing functionality which is available in products like Facebook for Work

                    17 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Build in QnA bot into Teams

                      It would be great if you could build in your QnA bot into Teams and have it digest the channels SharePoint (files) for Questions and Answers?

                      I'm thinking something like.

                      1. I ask a question.
                      2. It returns results
                      3. I say "not found"
                      4. It posts it to channel as a Question that needs answering
                      5. Once answered Bot asks requester if it answers question
                      6. If so answer added to share point as something (word doc? excel? List? I don't know.

                      Also some options to update/expand answers, or mark them as needing to be re-answered?

                      https://qnamaker.ai/

                      Then you…

                      11 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • whobot

                        When's Teams getting WhoBot as seen in the initial preview?

                        10 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • change requirement to press tab button in order to make Polly bot work

                          It turns out that when using the Polly bot one has to press tab after typing "@polly". I can kinda see why this is necessary but I didn't figure this out for myself, I had to email Polly support who kindly replied (very quickly, within a couple of minutes) and pointed me to this article: https://www.polly.ai/help/msteams/author-poll-not-working.html which states

                          "If you tried something like @polly "Your poll in quotes" "voting option" "another voting option" but nothing is happening, then you’re likely not tagging Polly correctly. In Microsoft Teams, you need to hit tab after typing @polly in order for us to…

                          8 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Polly poll buttons should change highlighting after casting a vote

                            When clicking a vote option in a Polly poll, there doesn't seem to be any feedback that your vote was recorded (highlighting on the buttons don't change). The selected button should change its background color so you know your vote was recorded.

                            8 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Please make your T-Bot smarter. Might be integration with Cortana.

                              T-Bot cannot answer simple question like
                              1. How is weather today?
                              2. Who is CEO of Microsoft?

                              6 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Bot Permissions Contract

                                Kind of like installing an app on a phone, bots should list the permissions they expect to be able to use (i.e. don't give all bots the same permissions by default, make the developers choose what they need) and the Teams user that's adding a bot can decide whether or not they want to use the bot based on permissions requested by a bot.

                                5 votes
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                                • Add all Office 365 help into the T-bot. One stop shopping for help through Teams T-bot.

                                  I'm really enjoying T-bot, and finding the idea of bots for help, is great. Would prefer for this experience for all of Office 365. It doesn't make sense to have different help experience for each app. Would love to see the T-bot trained on all help content across Office 365 as the workloads converge like they have with Groups & Teams.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • Reduce some of the permissions that the new 3rd party Bots have

                                    I'm looking at the new integration with 3rd party Bots. At the moment I am not adding any bots because of the permissions they require.

                                    This bot has the following permissions:
                                    Receive messages and data that I provide to it.
                                    Send me messages and notifications.
                                    Receive messages and data that team members provide to it in a channel.
                                    Send messages and notifications in a channel.
                                    Access my profile information such as my name, email address, company name, and preferred language.
                                    Access this team's information such as team name, channel list and roster (including team member's names and email addresses) -…

                                    5 votes
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                                      • 4 votes
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                                        • add bots to multiple teams at once

                                          When selecting a bot be able to add it to multiple teams at once

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