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  1. Manual Away Settings and Status Text Box

    The R/G/Y status indicator doesn't work. It seems to drive itself which is pointless. We need to be able to manually set it like Skype.

    Of greater importance is the status TEXT. We MUST have this to show if we are traveling and when in the next 2 days, and when we have PTO. If we're heads down and don't want contact but will accept contact if needed, we need to set to Green and have that text in there. We're a 100% remote team and must rely on Teams for this.

    PS - We're planning on sunsetting Slack for…

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    • Answering button blends in too much

      Answering button blends in too much, the decline button is much more appealing to click when there is an incoming call. A green answer button would have been much better from a design perspective. Green answering buttons are consistent, familiar and rich in contrast.

      48 votes
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      • Quicker way to find contact and start conversation

        Starting new conversation with colleague via teams (4-6 seconds, 7+ steps):
        1. Mouse click on pinned MS Teams on taskbar
        2. Wait for 1-2 seconds for MS Teams window to open
        3. Mouse click on "Search"
        4. Enter contact name
        5. Mouse click or down+enter to open chat
        6. Mouse click/focus message field
        7.Type + enter, message sent

        Compared to Skype for business (1-3 seconds, 4 steps):
        1. Double click on taskbar Skype icon - window opens instantly
        2. Start typing contact name ("Search" is focused automatically)
        3. Press enter (first match chat window is opened, message field is focused) …

        47 votes
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          under review  ·  6 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Channel background picture

          Allow upload a picture to change the Channel header background. Will help users to differentiate between channels.

          47 votes
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          • Copy paste markdown text should do proper formatting

            Although markdown works as you type things in by hand, it should also format text that is pasted into Teams.

            We often have markdown docs or other existing assets that we're discussing, and being able to copy-paste markdown into Teams would help make that process a lot easier than retyping everything by hand!

            42 votes
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            • Remove 'speech bubbles'; increase message density

              Teams UI is beautiful, but the message density is very low because of all the beautiful speech bubbles hogging my screen space. This is literally the only thing preventing my entire dev team moving to Teams from Slack; an option to toggle the visual display theme would be great!

              42 votes
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              • Change the colour of Teams, the default purple is deterring everyone from even trying it, and refusing to move from Slack

                Basically anything but purple or variant of it
                Personally i like green, but variant of blue will also do

                40 votes
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                • 40 votes
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                  • Chat heads

                    Can you make a chat head feature like what we have in Facebook? It would be easier to go back and forth with your chat messages while you are doing something on other areas of MS teams (i.e. channels).

                    39 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      under review  ·  Warren responded

                      We are looking into having multiple windows for Teams.

                      And thank you for the interesting idea!
                      -Warren

                    • Having a tabbed access that enable to open multiple team session.

                      able to open multiple team session via tab. this will be useful as we collaborate on multiple subject with different teams

                      38 votes
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                      • Change text size

                        Given today's high resolution monitors, the text is too small to read. give the user the ability to resize the text so they can actually read it.

                        37 votes
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                          4 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Can we have an option to get rid of the Store icon in Teams?

                          Yeah, I get it, Microsoft wants to sell ****.

                          In a corporate environment, though, I can't actually buy anything. Nor do I want anything except a collaboration app that isn't a pain **********. So the icon is just more clutter in what I feel is an already-cluttered interface.

                          (I'm sure there are free apps in the store; I just don't care.)

                          35 votes
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                            under review  ·  2 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow more than one inline code in one message

                            `something` something `darkside`; only the first will be displayed as code

                            35 votes
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                            • More color schemes

                              More than light and dark and so much purple

                              35 votes
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                              • "Sticky" one liner on top of channels, used for members out of office, latest build numbers, etc

                                Customizable one liner on top of channels. This will help team members know who's out of office (unavailable) and/or latest build being released. Or, pizza in the conference room :)

                                35 votes
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                                • Ability to undock the "Chat" function in the Teams window

                                  Would like to see the ability to undock the "Chat" function in the Teams window - like the Skype for Business interface, so that I can work in "Teams" and view documents while answering questions for folks. Too often, someone asks me a question, to answer it I have to leave the chat and find the document and then go back to the chat and then re-find the document. I also may want the chat up and visible while I'm working in other applications without wanting the heavier/larger total Teams UI on top.

                                  34 votes
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                                  • Theme - giving headaches

                                    Please help create more themes, these colors are giving me a headache. Skype is much cleaner and modern.

                                    34 votes
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                                    • Efficiency: Focus in text fields and Keyboard Shortcuts

                                      It is highly inefficient if i want to initiate a chat with a co worker.
                                      What i have to do is:
                                      1. Click in Search
                                      2. Type name
                                      3. Use Down Arrow (to Skip Search for ***) even if the Result matches
                                      4. Click Or Enter to Select the user
                                      5. Focus as of now remains in the Search
                                      6. Click on Chat Text box to get focus.
                                      Type.

                                      All of this is required to do just one thing, Initiate a chat with a co-worker.

                                      Slack has this tackled very very effectively
                                      Ctrl + F and you can trigger a…

                                      34 votes
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                                      • 33 votes
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                                        • Add the option to disable message previews in the Favorites and Recent IM windows.

                                          In the Chat tab, my boss complains that he can't open Teams while in screen sharing applications (such as WebEx) because if he does then the last thing said to each of his contacts is visible and may compromise confidential info. He'd like the option to turn off the preview and only show the names of the people without any message preview.

                                          32 votes
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