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  1. group chat name and member status

    Show chat group name as well as group members and their status.
    At the moment it is an either/or situation, ie:
    - give the group chat a name and you can't see user status/presence
    - provide no group chat name and the chat "group" appears as User A + x (number of users in the group)

    4 votes
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  2. personalize status

    Following the example of Slack, it would be great to be able to personalize your status, using emoticons, text, automatic clearing,...

    4 votes
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  3. Enable the 'PublishLastActive' Parameter so that LastActive Property can be disabled.

    This was available in Skype for Business:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2684128/how-to-remove-the-lastactive-attribute-from-the-aggregation-state-cate


    • Last Active presence information may be incorrectly interpreted as reflecting the actual user's status at work. Therefore, users may rely on it to remotely monitor an employee's activity. However, this behavior is not enabled in some countries.

    • Last Active presence information that's provided to users should not disclose how long a user is away or offline for business reasons.

    4 votes
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  4. A "Headphones On" status

    It has become common-place that developers are wearing headphones while working. Often they are still available for questions, as the "available" status suggests, but will not hear when collegues call out.
    My suggestion is that there should be either
    - an added headphone icon to the "available" status
    - an individual status similar to "available"
    Initially it could be something the user add themselves, but could long term be a solution where Microsoft Teams consider whether your headset is currently active

    4 votes
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  5. Chat complications

    Skype is better. When I click on chat, all the contacts get extended. It makes it difficult to find the right person. Every time I need to Chat, I need to close every groups.

    4 votes
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  6. Custom Active Directory fields in profile

    Make it possible to change or create a template for what fields show in the profile. Example, show mobilephone or NOT. Show office, department, job title, Initials... or not.

    I'm missing initials at the moment

    4 votes
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  7. Guest members should have the ability to lookup and chat with other teams member of the same organization

    Guest members should have the ability to lookup and chat with other teams member with the same organization

    4 votes
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  8. 4 votes
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  9. Bring contacts to right side of the app

    Teams has all contacts on the left side. I would like to have my contacts on the right hand side. Would be great if this can by made adjustable. I always had my Skypewindow at the right and this would improve the adoption for users going with Teams.

    4 votes
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  10. Teams status issues

    Changing status is very slow. Sometimes it takes 30 seconds or more for our statuses to change. Also many times other users statuses are a white circle even though I am actively chatting with them.

    4 votes
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  11. Make Teams more fun and less horribly corporate and evil

    In corporate settings, still allow me to be choose a friendly display name (but keep all the corporate **** attached to my profile). Or at least allow me to truncate my name to First and Last Initial, e.g., Bill J. or Sarah B.

    4 votes
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  12. Add Members from Address Book

    There is a similar feature in Yammer, where I can add members from an existing Address Book in a CVS format. Let us do that in Teams too!

    4 votes
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  13. Mention people of the company but not included to the team

    Sometimes we need to ask something to a person who is not member of the team. It could be vey helpful if we can mention a person on a conversation, that person could read and answer the message but not see anything else.

    4 votes
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  14. automated away replies

    Add the ability to state that you’re away on teams...ideally by integrating with the outlook feature or on its own

    4 votes
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  15. Log out and all Teams does is log in again ... WTF???

    So, I figure out a way to "log out" and all Teams wants to do is present a login dialog! WTF? When I leave, I want to leave! Is this some setting/behavior that employers want? Who knows? Back when we used Skype for Business, when I logged out - that was it. But Teams seems eerily 'sticky' and to keep me 'connected' in spite of MY preferences and my personal time. While you are at it - when I am 'Away' you should suppress messages and report to the originator that I am in fact 'Away'. But I guess none…

    4 votes
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  16. Connect desktop app status indicator to activity on desktop not just teams.

    On the desktop app the status indicator changes to inactive, even if it is open and just minimized, until I maximize Teams app and click in it.

    4 votes
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  17. 3 votes
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  18. Device Specific Presence

    As an IT manager I need to keep on top of issues and have Teams installed on my iPhone. Unfortunately I am not Away available or Away even when my laptop is OFF.

    This sets an expectation from users that they can reach me any time.

    I want to GET all the messages, but do not wish to appear "Off-line" when my computer is off.

    This request is for the ability to set a device to be considered AVAILABLE or NOT AVAILABLE for Presence. This would not impact the devices ability to see chats or get calls, just the device…

    3 votes
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  19. Include a hyperlink in status message

    "Set status message" allows you to @ mention users. It would be nice to allow hyperlinks in your status message as well.

    It might be even better to enable markdown formatting in the status message. This will allow hyperlinks as well as other formatting.

    3 votes
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  20. Option to change Teams status to Off Work

    Add the "Off Work" status like we had on Skype. It is really helpful, especially in the work from home environment to be able to add the clear "off work" distinction in your status.

    3 votes
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