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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…

    2,120 votes
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      75 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Recording of video meetings

      What about if video meetings could be recorded for later view, and what about if with speech to text technology we can have meeting notes of what we talked in the meeting.

      532 votes
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        26 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Multiple Screen Sharing Option

        Allow multiple people to share their screen at one time, similar to how hangout does it.

        157 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Skype integration

          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.

          115 votes
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            16 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi everyone, it looks like this got put as “declined” — I actually have a best practice on my team to NEVER put anything as declined (you’ll see some older tickets have that, that was before my time, folks). So I’m sorry this got slipped through — its not a decline, for the very reason that Mark points out below.

            Also special thanks to Andreas for seeing the activity on this closed item and bringing it to my attention.

            And thank you to all of YOU for helping us makes Teams better!

            Sincerely,
            Suphatra

          • Allow meeting participants to mute each other or mute all

            This is a feature of Google Hangouts we use all the time. When someone is in a noisy environment, has a mic/speaker setup that causing feedback, or is banging on their keyboard, they don't always realize it, and it's very useful for someone else to be able to mute the participant who is causing a disruptive amount of noise but not speaking.

            84 votes
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              working on it  ·  6 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Show video for all people in Video meeting

              Currently when in a video chat it only shows the active video for the last 4 people that have spoken in the chat. On the bottom bar it shows icons for all those in the chat. If it could show small video for all those in the chat that have their cameras turned on it would be beneficial. Then everyone on the video conference can see the reactions of others, whether they were the last to speak or not.

              This is a problem with most video chatting applications. Google Hangouts it the only one we have found that shows video…

              75 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • While in a call, add another person to the call

                While in a call, you should be able to add another person (or more than one) to the call, to instantly create a group call. Similar as in Skype by clicking the "+" button.

                55 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Let me see clicks of callee when presenting via screen sharing

                  The idea is taken from TeamViewer, where you are able to show to presenter where you clicked on the shared screen. This feature is really usefull, when someone tries to explain something to presenter (or to other people when the call is for more people) and the presenter cannot see/understand what he's really thinks.

                  Usually, when we have our skype meetings, we use TeamViewer for screen sharing, because we can easily show what part of code is problematic by click on the shared screen. When we click on it then cursor with name of the person who clicked is shown.

                  53 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make ordinary phone calls from work number using a dialer in Teams

                    I can make calls from Skype for Business by entering a phone number. I couldn't find the same feature on MS Teams

                    47 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Is it possible to invite an external user to a meeting?

                      Can external users, not part of our Office 365 plan be invited to a meeting?

                      25 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.

                        19 votes
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                        • Teams doesn't recognise new audio devices being plugged in

                          There is a bug that USB headsets are not recognised if they are plugged in after Teams has started. The list of audio devices doesn't change even once the OS has recognised the headset and it is working, so there is no audio in a call. The only way to get Teams to recognise it and work with it is to quit out and restart the program, then it works fine.

                          18 votes
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                            2 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.

                            16 votes
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                            • Save speakers and microphones settings

                              I wish Teams would save my speaker and microphone settings. I always want them to be set to my Logitech headset, but teams does not retain my settings.

                              11 votes
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                              • VoIP Calls

                                I know it is still early, but this is far better than Skype for bussiness. It would be great if we could make VoIP calls with this

                                10 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Audio settings

                                    Allow me to set my default mic and headset before jumping into a video/audio call.

                                    9 votes
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                                    • Audio Testing Within Teams

                                      There doesn't seem to be a way to test audio within Teams. This would be a helpful addition to test input as well as playback before a meeting.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • Improve the customization of which video is displayed during a group video meeting.

                                        During video calls, allow us to click on a person to force their video to take up the whole window (Including one's own camera!). Especially since some people do not turn on their video, their icon should not take up a portion of the screen that could be used to enlarge an active video broadcast. Thank you!!

                                        8 votes
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                                        • Notification when a team call starts

                                          When someone calls you from a chat it's very obvious, you get a little pop up window which notifies you.

                                          However when someone starts a meeting within a team it's far less obvious - could we have the same sort of banner/notification as a chat call?

                                          8 votes
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