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  1. Teams startup in system tray only

    Please create an option for Teams to startup in the system tray only. I can get more people to use it that way! I really like this app so far!

    22 votes
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      2 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • support a more "dense" layout

      There is lots of whitespace (at least in the browser app) leading to lots of scrolling. Would be nice if there would be a more compressed layout

      22 votes
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        0 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • left justification of conversation feed

        The main conversations view has everything center justified. Makes it hard to read. Slack does a great job of making the core conversation UX compact, readable and scannable.

        22 votes
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          4 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a functionality enabling to merge / split Teams Group

          Organizations evolve and teams or projects split or merge. A functionality enabling splitting or merging Teams Group (and thus retrieving easily Files, OneNotes, etc...) would stick to "real life"

          21 votes
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            1 comment  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add an option to collapse the sidebar to get a full page view of the chat window

            Add a way to collapse and expand the user list on the side to focus on one conversation (or any ui settings beyond themes)

            21 votes
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              0 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • URL Previews for all URLs

              It appears only URLs with certain meta tags get previewed in chat. It would be very useful to have all URLs get a preview inline.

              21 votes
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                2 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • VSTS Build Status Color/Icon Indicator

                When displaying VSTS build notifications in the feed it would be nice if the "Build Succeeded/Failed" text would be color coded or had a status icon to go with it, making it easer to see the status at a glance.

                21 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Tabs appearance customization

                  Tabs are of great help when it comes to productivity enhancement. We can already change a tabs name, but it would be awesome to be able to further customize them (font color, back color) or, even better, to display small icons matching the corresponding program (PDF, PPT, OneNote, etc.). This way, it would be easier to work with many tabs and have a quick overview of what has been pinned in a given channel. Thanks in advance!

                  Simple workaround in the meantime: I personally use special characters in front of the name of the tab. For instance:
                  ⎙This doc
                  ⎙That…

                  21 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • select multiple messages

                    I cannot select multiple messages at the same time. Sometimes I need to copy full conversations and this is impossible to be done from Teams

                    20 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allows user to customize the color schema

                      In the dark theme, some text still not readable after your efforts. Please consider to let us to setup my own color scheme (such as color of plain text, color of link, color of shadow).

                      20 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Short Links - like OneNote links

                        Copying links to locations in OneNote and pasting into other places creates a short HTML link in a format "Location (Web View)". Something similar in Teams would be brilliant. Pasting links to places or documents in Teams (even within the Teams environment) results in gargantuan strings like:

                        https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/files/abcde?threadId=19%3A5284adh639fm85844c01ad0e633c0e7f272b%40thread.skype&messageId=1507595897215&ctx=channel&context=New%2520Phase%252F01%2520Client%2520Issued%2520Documents%252FCore%2520Dialogue%2520Documents

                        20 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Smaller font in chat window

                          Please can we optionally set a smaller - preferably desktop - font? The primary purpose of the computer is WORK, not chat!

                          20 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • default theme too white; dark theme too dark

                            default theme too white; dark theme too dark
                            both are tough on the eyes.
                            Please add contrasting shades of grey!

                            19 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add ability to separate call/meeting into new window

                              If all our team communications are in the same app as our Wiki and Notes, we really need to be able to have calls and meetings pop out in a separate window so that we can keep the call visible (e.g. full-screen on a secondary monitor) while still accessing our notes and conversations.

                              19 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Teams needs inline email expansion

                                When email is used to send a message to Teams, users need to download the associated .eml to read the complete message. Being able to expand and read the message inline would be much more fluid.

                                19 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • share a link to local version of documents (file:///)

                                  It would improve usability for a team on a LAN to be able to use links to local folders. Can this feature be added? I just want to have a clickable link to Windows File Explorer, like you can with html.

                                  19 votes
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                                  • Change feed order

                                    Change feed order so the recent posts appear at top (similar to facebook). Or at least give the chance to change this behaviour.

                                    19 votes
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                                    • Users are prompted to create a Team even though users are prevented from creating O365 Groups

                                      In our organization we disabled the ability for users to create O365 Groups. All groups are created by an admin and then assigned to the owner. When the owner goes to add a Team to their Group, the first time experience for users is to create a dream team in large print even though they don't have access to do that. At the bottom of the prompt in small print is the option to add Teams to an existing Office 365 Group, which is easily overlooked. Our users are mistakenly trying to create a team for their Group, receive an…

                                      19 votes
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                                      • Ability to add links to files/attachments to calendar items

                                        Could there be an option to have a button to add a link or to attach a file to a calendar meeting? Yes you can manually add a link to the body but a simple button option would be great if the file is stored in Files, OneDrive or SharePoint.

                                        19 votes
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                                        • Make copying conversation easier.

                                          Currently, if I highlight a section of a conversation to copy, and that section is longer than a screen size, it looses focus before I can right-click and copy. I have to copy smaller sections at a time and piece them together.

                                          18 votes
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