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  1. External Access and Federation

    Collaboration is a core element of how we work which requires the creation of extended teams on a project or long term engagement. Whilst the majority of our teams are internal staff, there is still a critical element of any project that requires the inclusion of our clients and/or external vendors. It is imperative that Microsoft Teams allows for the easy (but secure) inclusion of external parties for the length of any project or engagement.

    This is why historically products like Groups etc. have not been adopted as widely as we would hope. If the tool only allows for 60-70%…

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      248 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone,

      You may have already heard this because we announced this date at our public release of Teams last month, but I thought I’d email everyone just in case they didn’t get the news. We’ve publicly committed to a date for this feature, and it is June!

      Its a difficult feature to pull off, and we want to make sure to get it right for you. Thank you for your patience and most of all, thank you for bringing this idea for us! We’re excited to soon be able to mark the #1 UserVoice item as complete. :-)

      Sincerely,
      Suphatra

    • Ability to archive channels and chats

      Would be nice if we had the ability to archive channels. For example: we created a channel for a specific project. Once the project is complete, we can archive that channel or at least move it out of the primary view. I could see the channel list getting large and clunky quickly with multiple projects many of which are complete.

      Also, when a conversation in the channel is complete it should be archived or hidden.

      866 votes
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        51 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi everyone,

        First, I want to remind you that we have had legal archiving in the product for a long time. That means all messages are retained in a compliance folder automatically for you. For more info on this, read here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Top-Features-of-Microsoft-Teams-amp-Information-Protection-in/ba-p/63046

        Secondly, for those seeking an end-user way to archive content (essentially, for non-legal reasons), I am happy to report we are actively working on giving you a way to archive channels. We should have this to you soon.

        Lastly, archiving chats is a separate work item that we still have in review, as that is harder to solve for. I will let you know when this work begins.

        Thanks and hope everyone has a nice weekend.

        Suphatra

      • Channel specific restrictions

        We want to be able to lock channels from comments from our users.

        Currently we can only change these settings Teams wide but we can't set individual settings for Channels within a Team.

        We want to have channels to be posted by 1 or 2 admins/users and exclude all others from posting (to prevent clutter) and have them only to view the posts.

        Idea behind it, we have announcement channels in our Team where we post daily announcements about our workday that only require people to notice them, read them and move on

        If people are opted to respond, they…

        54 votes
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        • Allow security at channel level

          Allow us to put security at the channel level within Teams, so some info could be kept confidential by team members without having to create additional teams.

          32 votes
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            6 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Provide the option to save login credentials on the Windows client. :)

            Provide the option to save login credentials on the Windows client. Presently the Windows client doesn't save login credentials nor provide the option for doing so. :)

            29 votes
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              completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • When granting access a Security group or Distribution list to a Team. Changes to the security groups/DL does not apply.

              When granting access a Security group or Distribution list to a Team. Changes to the security groups/DL does not apply. If a user leaves the company or if we have new users, it is a manual process to add or remove them from a Team. Since we can select a Security group or Distribution list, changes to either should be reflected on the Team members.

              25 votes
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                4 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • individual channels should be able to be made public or private closed, in case of private only access on invite from members is allowed.

                individual channels should be able to be made public or private closed, in case of private only access on invite from members is allowed.

                13 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Prevent Team from showing in Outlook Global Address List

                  Is there any way to prevent Teams from showing up in the Global Address List in Outlook?

                  Some of our team names might be specific to a problem, or have a ticket#, or even downright silly (see attached screenshot). We don't want to lock down Team creation; we'd just like to prevent the Team from showing up in the GAL (by default).

                  12 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Add option to hide message text in popup alert

                    It would be a nice privacy option to have a setting to not show message contents when a notification popup comes up (showing only the contact's name). This is a setting in slack and should exist here as well.

                    12 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Backups, Archiving and History for Legal Compliance

                      If we use MS Teams for firm wide chat, it is vital that all chat, for infinite history, is stored and recoverable, easily, for legal compliance reasons.

                      For example, we close a project on which we used MS Teams to discuss and work on together as a firm. We close that project. A year later we enter into litigation for that project. We then need to recall and show proof of conversations regarding that project, and the MS Team chat/channel conversations.

                      What functionality exists for this in MS Teams?

                      How do we do the recall if available?

                      AND How long…

                      12 votes
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                      • Azure RMS/AIP Integration

                        Allow integration with Azure RMS/AIP via Teams. Ideally, users could enable this per Team (as they see fit) and it would encrypt and protect the files, chats, etc. inside of that Team (which would enable the IRM feature in SharePoint, OneDrive, etc. behind the scenes and enforce RMS upon download of the files).

                        11 votes
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                        • Desperately need security group permissions capability in Teams

                          Having only the capacity to manage permissions by individual user is a maintenance nightmare. Teams needs to be able to maintain access permissions by Security Group.

                          8 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Major security issue! Set file sharing rights on SEND instead of during the composition of message

                            When composing a message/draft, before the message is actually sent, the file attached or selected file from within onedrive for business is shared with the user. Even if you cancel the message you're writing (which is not that clear on how to do since you need to expand the chat window to find the trashcan), the share is still active. Even if you actually delete the files from the files meny in the client, the file is still shared! Lets say that you selected a confidential file by mistake - that gets shared - you need to take many steps…

                            6 votes
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                            • Teams who have the same name - Major inconsistencies !!

                              My colleague created a team "SJ Test Team" and I created one with exactly the same name, Teams allowed this.
                              In SharePoint his team had the URL xxxx\SJTestTEAM\xxxx & mine had a URL of xxxx\SJTestTeam23\xxxx - no idea why it randomly choose the number 23 (maybe the dev guy is a Michael Jordan fan?)

                              But that's not the weird thing, in exchange the associated distribution lists are SJTestTeam@xxxx.com and SJTestTeam8800@xxxx.com

                              How on earth has SPO 23 become Exchange 8800? This is bonkers, we have planner disabled but I'd love to know what the team would be called in there. Either…

                              6 votes
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                              • Finger print / passwords same as outlook app

                                Finger print / password security access the same as outlook app.

                                4 votes
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                                • Differentiate between teachers and students and other Classroom features

                                  If Teams is supposed to replace Classroom, then I hope that some functionality will carry over from Classroom. For members, we need to be able to differentiate between teachers (full rights to do anything) and students (can read files, maybe can write files, definitely cannot delete files). What about turning in assignments, like we were able to do in Classroom?

                                  4 votes
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                                  • 3 votes
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                                    • Add numeric password to Teams App so more HIPPA compliant

                                      Teams is great but would like to use in medical environment. A numeric password like when opening One Drive would be great. Same goes for Sharepoint app. This is for HIPPA security as well as patients privacy.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • azure ad Conditional access

                                        When azure active directory service based conditional access is applied to SharePoint online and exchange online, the teams windows desktop application does not fully work with the planner tab. Then, there is also an issue where the IOS and Android applications have the error message that even though the device is compliant or registered in Intune, the message states the administrator has not approved this application. However, when using an account not in the conditional access policies, all application platforms work as one would expect. So, either add teams to azure active directory as a SaaS solution, unique from the…

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Multi-Chats mix conversations.

                                          I have the experience of having Skype application of, another person wrote on a multi-chat and I got only the text from the person but I saw none else connected on that chat.

                                          Not posible to closed the chat Windows either.

                                          This application is still needed loads of cleaning in the basics.

                                          2 votes
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