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

      Hi everyone, I know its been a couple months since my last update on this, so wanted to let you know where this stands.

      We were aiming for June, as we had stated in our GA blog post, but we’re facing some issues so it’s looking like it will be just a tad bit longer (not too long). This is a top priority, so trust me when I say you will have it soon!

      Thank you for your patience — we really appreciate it!

      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.

      1,019 votes
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        55 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

      • 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 →
        • 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…

          17 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hi everyone — here’s some clarity on our legal compliance.

            As of now, Chat history for a Team is stored infinitely and available for eDiscovery/Content Search. So, the answer to your question depends on what you mean by closing the project. If you close the project, but don’t kill the Office 365 Group/Team associated with, everything should be still searchable. You should be able to recall/search for all chat activity that happened within the Team by scoping your compliance content search to the appropriate group mailboxes. The data is not lost.

            Please let me know if you have any other questions! You can post a message here or tweet me @skprufo.

            Thanks,
            Suphatra

          • 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).

            13 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).

              13 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.

                9 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…

                  7 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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?

                      5 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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                        • 4 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.

                            4 votes
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                            • Auditing on MS Team Mailbox

                              During our QA testing with Teams we discovered that we cannot apply auditing to the MS Teams Mailbox. We require auditing to meet SEC 17a-f

                              3 votes
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                              • Please add support for Auditing group membership changes. This limits MS Teams being a enterprise solution - especially with external users

                                Add Group membership auditing. This limits MS teams being a enterprise solution, especially with support for external users being enabled soon.

                                3 votes
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                                • Azure Ad Single-Sign-On does not work on desktop app

                                  According to the following blog

                                  https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/auth

                                  "silent" authentication itno tab might not work on desktop. We can confirm that it does not work for our app (with browser working fine). Any plans to make it work?

                                  3 votes
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                                  • 指紋認証

                                    iosアプリです。ビジネス利用なので、利用時のユーザー認証が必須です。アプリ立ち上げ時、バックからの復帰時に認証できるオプションを提供して下さい。outlookのアプリと同様です。

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Allow for consistent externally authenticated login on android

                                      We use F5 to authenticate our users, and while this works fine for the desktop app, there is an inconsistency with the mobile app.
                                      The user is required to be on our VPN before they are shown the external login window so that they can enter their corporate account details, but services such as portal.office.com do not require this service.
                                      Also, some users that have authenticated their devices a certain way seem to be shown the external login page, but others do not. This might be more a problem with our external authentication but I think that some work should…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • 4 digit entry code for mobile apps. Preferably so that it can set as mandatory in groups or teams settings. Like in apps for onedrive.

                                        In onedrive android apps you can set a separate 4 digit entry code.
                                        Why isn't it possible in apps for teams or groups?

                                        2 votes
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                                        • User visibility into external tabs

                                          In order to reduce the risk of phishing and/or rick-rolling, users should be able to see where an external tab will go before they click. Additionally, the external links should be indicated as such so users know there may be additional risk.

                                          2 votes
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