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  1. Guest Access

    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%…

    6,904 votes
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      667 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone, thanks for your comments in this thread, tweets, emails and calls. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions at all; I’m here for YOU! I’ll continue to update this ticket as we make progress towards MSA.

      Just in case you missed it, there is a FAQs in the Guest Access Help Article. Just click the “FAQs” tab here: https://aka.ms/GuestAccessHelp We’re updating them this week with new questions we’ve been getting, like “Is Guest Access available for Business Essentials licenses?” (The answer is yes.)

      Lastly, the team is starting work on Federation so I’ve broken out Federation into its own UserVoice ticket. Please vote and subscribe to updates on its progress here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/20566714

      Warmly,
      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.

      2,056 votes
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        101 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that we finished the planning and have started the coding for “restoring deleted channels”. We had to put this work on hold temporarily in order to prioritize some other things (such as Guest Access) so that’s why its been a while since my last update.

        For the other feature requested on this ticket — “archiving channels and chats” — this requires a much larger cross-Microsoft collaboration that is also dependent on the Groups team. We’re working with them to figure out how we can make this feature happen across the two products for you.

        Thanks for your patience, and for your feedback. We really appreciate you!

        Sincerely,
        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.

        61 votes
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          6 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).

          35 votes
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            7 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…

            27 votes
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              5 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

            • 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.

              24 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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).

                22 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Acknowledge exceptions for third party cookies instead of demanding a huge security hole!

                  I tried Chrome, IE 11, and Edge (don't get me started on the Edge issues!) and all required that third party cookies be fully enabled. It would not acknowledge an exception for all teams.microsoft.com addresses.

                  IE 11 is riddled with script errors and it prevents the download of the desktop app.

                  19 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • unable to authenticate through browser pop

                    I am seeing a bug with the Teams’ desktop application (Windows and Mac) that doesn't support advanced security for user authentication.

                    When using the Teams’ desktop client the tab is unable to complete the authentication which pops a browser window to authenticate the user. The Teams’ web client pops the authentication window and authenticates the Teams’ tab user as expected.

                    The use case that triggered this: Trying to add a published Smartsheet to a tab in my Teams channel with the Smartsheet sheet publish option "Only available to users in owner's account" enabled.

                    17 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 14 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.

                        9 votes
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                        • Finger print / passwords same as outlook app

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

                          8 votes
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                          • 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…

                            8 votes
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                            • Owners and Members defaults and Delete a Channel - 2nd verification check

                              I cannot understand why the Owners and Members are assigned the SAME rights when you create a Team (e.g. powers to delete channels) . I understand that you can CHANGE the setting AFTER you set up a team however this is not the behavior you would expect. For Example In Yammer from day 1 - ADMIN has higher rights than members otherwise WHY have 2 levels. It confuses people who are setting up a Team and they may miss this essential step of restricting members to delete. Surely it is safer to restrict the delete option as STANDARD for members.

                              7 votes
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                              • Compliance

                                Teams needs to be able to journal messages for compliance. The internal compliance is weak and does not meet the requirements for any regulated financial company. We are Sunsetting teams for all of our pilot group despite users loving it because we just could not make it pass compliance muster..

                                7 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Password Protection on folders and files within individual teams

                                  While we have multiple different members on individual teams, we have several different folders and individual files that we would like to be able to protect with passwords so that not all members of teams are able to view them without having to create new teams only for those specific folders and files. While we are able to password protect individual files before they are uploaded, it is difficult to do this for folders and will also require time to re-upload files that are already on our team sites.

                                  Being able to place password protection on our existing folders and…

                                  6 votes
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                                  • Add button to alert compliance officer about inappropriate or offensive content

                                    This comes from one of my customers. They would like to have button that is sticky in all places to alert a compliance officer about inappropriate or offensive content. It should be anonymous.
                                    So if somebody finds a document that by regulation should not be in Teams, the person can flag this. Or if someone is using offensive language in a chat it could be flagged for review.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Securty Issue - Add a TouchID (fingerprint) / PIN Code lock for the app

                                      Currently the application will not ask for credentials after the initial sign-in (even if the user signs out via options, clears cache or even reinstalls the app).
                                      The only thing needed in order to gain access to the app is the email address of the user (which is relatively easy to find elsewhere on the device when not locked).
                                      Pretty much all other applications will allow the user to add a touchID or PIN authentication to further secure the app (Outlook, OneDrive, SFB, etc.)

                                      While the app leverages the authentication token used by all other apps on the device, this…

                                      5 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.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • we are very upset with Office 365 requireing multiple logins and password entry throut the day

                                          we are very upset with Office 365 requiring multiple logins and password entry throughout the day. I don't understand why in the world I need to re-login to Office 365 20-30 times per day while my Windows User Account is not locked, logged off, or PC restarted. The login entered in the beginning of the work day should keep user logged in to Windows account and Office 365 desktop and web-based account throughout the day. This is freaking irritating as ****! Especially when user checks box "keep me logged in", which is negligently disregarded by the Office.

                                          4 votes
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