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  1. Complete Skype for Business Integration into Teams

    Honestly, this is a tall order due to the fact that Teams was not launched this way in the first place, but my real world experience, and feedback from the field, is that having Skype-for-Business-like functions in Teams (chat/Presence/etc) be separate from Skype for Business itself is not only confusing for many users, but inhibits adoption. Users want to consolidate the number of apps they use, not increase it. I personally find this to be true.

    Teams is an incredible tool with so much potential, but living and breathing in Skype for Business, like so many of us do, Teams…

    4,370 votes
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      125 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable screen sharing without video call

      Enable an option to start a screen sharing session without starting a video call. This is a common use case in our organization.

      4,355 votes
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        351 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Skype integration (Consumer Federation)

        It would be nice to integrate public Skype (not Skype for Business) into Teams. I am able to chat with Skype for business users within my organization but when working with external clients I still have to go back to public Skype. If I could even just simply chat and call with Skype users as well that would allow me to use Teams as my sole communication platform.

        384 votes
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          69 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Have video OFF by default in a team call.

          Should have to opt IN to turning on video for a team call. It seems to be this way (off by default) for a video in CHAT, just not in a TEAM call.

          69 votes
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          • Audio call recording in Teams

            How about recording an audio call when initiating a Teams call, similar to how Skype for Business does ?

            65 votes
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            • Audio calling from browser

              From day 1, there is no way we can make audio calls from the browser. This is a very much required features quite a few users use Linux and there is no way we can use Teams with them.

              52 votes
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                8 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                The request for 1:1 calling Chrome support is currently “under review”.

                1:1 calling works in Edge.
                Group calling and meetings works for Edge & Chrome.

                I’ll keep this topic update as I get more information.
                -Warren

              • Support Skype hardware peripherals (like Polycom)

                We have a major investment around the company in various Skype for Business compatible hardware, such as Polycom speakerphones, headsets, etc.

                I notice that Teams uses these as standard external speaker/mic devices, but doesn't support their volume, mute, and disconnect buttons like SFB.

                As we use SFB less, and Teams more, this is increasingly frustrating.

                Please make Teams support Skype hardware peripherals like SFB.

                52 votes
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                • Allow users to enable push to talk in group meetings

                  Allow the users to configure to enable push to talk in group meetings.

                  32 votes
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                  • Doesn't show Audio Call start, stop, and duration on Chat

                    For some reason Audio Calls stopped recording the start and stop times, as well as duration of the Audio Call, on the Chat window. There is no record whatsoever that we switched to Audio. I still run Windows 8, so maybe it's because you're trying to pull the plug on Windows 8? :)

                    28 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I want to make sure I fully understand what you are experiencing, so we can address the issue. When in an audio call, I see a timer, and once completed if I switch to the Calls tab on the left pane, I see a summary including duration & date.

                      Can you please comment below with specific details and/or send an email with screenshots and steps to teamsml@microsoft.com?

                      Thank you!

                    • Meet now Video button

                      In a Channel, when you click on the Meet Now video button and then click on "Meet Now", the camera is automatically turned on. Please set this to disable so the camera is not automatically turned on, people may not want to start a video call and may just want to do a Screen share.

                      24 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        When you click the “Meet Now” button in a channel, you can click the little “Off” or “On” that appears in the window next to the word “Video”, and this will either enable or disable video before the call starts.

                        Please note we currently allow screensharing only when the video is enabled. If you would like to be able to screenshare without a video, please vote here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16936774-enable-screen-sharing-without-video-call

                      • undocking video window

                        allow for the small video window in the top left to undock for multimonitor support. If I want to chat, or make updates, but I also want to see someone elses screen, or video in a large picture, it would be very helpful.

                        23 votes
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                        • Video conferencing on web client

                          I'm trying to get people here to migrate slowing from Skype for Business to Teams. Unfortunately the install able app tends to crash often, so more people are using the web client which is more stable, faster, and cross platform.

                          Unfortunately it seems a lot of the functionality we need isn't there, like video conferencing. It seems Microsoft keeps trying to push apps instead of web apps and that seems to be a mistake. I'm sure it's easier to implement, but being able to work completely off the Office 365 website without any installed apps is a much preferable method…

                          23 votes
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                          • Share video and audio during meetings

                            During meetings we need to be able to share an online video with team members. Videos could be in Stream or Youtube or Vimeo or others. And this includes sharing the video sound. Currently we use normal Teams screen sharing, but all team members on the call can either hear or see, the video/audio are always asynchronous.

                            22 votes
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                            • Wide-angle web cams are cropped

                              We have a wide angle webcam for our conference room. When we have more than 1 person join a meeting, it crops the video feed of our conference room. Microsoft Teams recognizes the wide angle aspect ratio just fine but crops it based on how many other users join the meeting. Either the right or left side of the video is cut off depending on which position the video is placed in the meeting screen.

                              Having a setting to maintain aspect ratio would be really helpful. We are loosing video of people who are presenting if they aren't in the…

                              21 votes
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                              • Add the ability to call the group within a meeting in the Meetings tab

                                We have the list of attendees listed under each meeting. Add the ability to start a call with this group. Seems odd that this is missing.

                                21 votes
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                                • Allow screen sharing / Desktop sharing in the web browser

                                  Currently the functionality "Desktop sharing" is only available in the app version of Teams but not in the web version. The button to share the screen is available but grayed out. When hovering over the button, it says "Desktop sharing isn't supported in your browser yet".

                                  In scenarios where deploying the app is not favorable (e.g. VDI, Linux), screen sharing from within the web app would be highly useful.

                                  Tested on Google Chrome Version 66.0.3359.139 (Official Build) (64-bit)

                                  17 votes
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                                  • Join a video meeting without incoming video to save bandwidth

                                    When participating a meeting, I don't have an option to save bandwidth by shutting down incoming video. [You can close the outgoing video, though]. In situations like attending a meeting abroad through mobile data connection, the video consumes 100's of MB's for a 10-minute meeting. (compared to plain audio, which would be only probably approx 1MB/minute). Or in other cases where you want to save bandwidth and video doesn't come through with good quality (like when working over vpn with a big latency)

                                    Skype for Business had an option to join a meeting with audio only.

                                    17 votes
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                                    • Transfer active call between devices

                                      Transfer an active call in Teams from my phone to my desktop and back. This for comming back at the office or leaving the office.

                                      17 votes
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                                      • share screen

                                        Would like to be able to share screens without having to make a call or video call like you can in Skype for Business.

                                        16 votes
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                                        • Make widescreen option in video calls

                                          When there are only 2 video callers on Teams, you can see the video in widescreen mode. However, with 3 or more callers, the video is severely cropped and you can no longer see a widescreen view of the room. This creates a very poor video experience since you can no longer see everyone in the room. It would be nice if there was an option to view participants in widescreen mode. Even in this sample image, you can see the room on the left only shows one person and everyone else at the table is cut off. If it…

                                          16 votes
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