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  1. 2,613 votes
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      447 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to see who is in a channel

      Ability to see who is currently in a channel. Hipchat and Slack have this feature

      1,780 votes
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        137 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • don's switch to "away", just because I'm using a different application (i'm still at work!)

        The availability status should indicate whether or not someone is available, which means they are available to chat.

        So it does not make sense to switch my status to away, just because I'm answering email or do something else on my computer.

        523 votes
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          74 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • More status options, custom status, and Out of Office

          MORE STATUS
          I like the status options in S4B, and so does my boss. It will be important to my boss before accepting the use of MS Teams widely to have a broader range of statuses. Missing statuses are:
          * In a meeting
          * In a conference call
          * In a call
          * Presenting
          * Be right back
          * Off Work

          Particularly of importance are "Be right back" and "off work". "Do not disturb" is probably sufficient for "in a meeting", "in a call" and "presenting". But, it sure is nice that S4B auto-detects those three statuses (for the most…

          249 votes
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            under review  ·  42 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • "Share Your Desktop / Screen" like Skype for Business

            "Share Your Desktop / Screen" like Skype for Business is one Vital feature where i still prefer TeamViewer over Skype for Business as Teamviewer is a much better with one big feature "If the shared screen requires admin credentials skype for business hides that while Teamviewer allows me to enter my credentials" Please provide this for remote management

            57 votes
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            • I am getting "You've got new notifications in Microsoft Teams" emails about messages I've seen and responded to hours ago

              Seems like this just started today. I am getting "You've got new notifications in Microsoft Teams" emails about messages I've seen and responded to hours ago, so as today has gone on I am continually getting these emails. It seems like Teams server doesn't realize I'm logged in and using Teams (Win 10 desktop) client and have viewed all messages I've received.

              21 votes
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                9 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • change status automatically to busy when in a meeting

                after all it does that when i am on a call ...

                18 votes
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                • do NOT disturb -- I mean it!

                  I set myself to "Do Not Disturb"
                  I send a message or a chat.
                  Teams decides I'm available, and changes me to "Available."
                  NO, DND means JUST THAT. Please STOP changing my availability!

                  14 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Show all Users in a Channel/Team/Room -

                    Show a permanent display of which users belong to the current Channel/Team/Room. Possibly along the right side of the panel?

                    This makes for a very convenient way to reference who exactly you are addressing, or not addressing, and also allows somebody to easily decide whether additional participants should be added or removed from a conversation. Not to mention whether or not a particular topic of discussion is appropriate for the audience.

                    There is currently a feature that allows you to "View Team" - by selecting the ellipsis appearing to the right of a team, but that additional step could be…

                    10 votes
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                    • Have activity on computer control status, not activity in Teams

                      I've noticed that Skype for Business will show users as available, but if they haven't been active in Teams, it will show them "away," so I find I often have to check S4B first to see if someone is actually available.

                      8 votes
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                      • Tag for status updates

                        Skype for Business supports tagging for status updates. It's a really buried feature, but one that is really helpful when trying to get in touch with someone. Would love to make this more easily available in Microsoft Teams to be better able to catch people as they become available (e.g. know when they come in in the morning, when they finish their current meeting, etc.).

                        5 votes
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                        • Have a read to badge for all teammates that have read a conversation. As well as show which user is typing.

                          Being able to see if a user is typing or has seen a certain conversation in a channel would be really handy. When team members don't respond I'd like to know if they at least saw the conversation to that point to know if I need to reach out to them again or not.

                          5 votes
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                          • Show Status Indicator on Taskbar

                            I keep forgetting to change my status back to active after being away. I don't always leave the Teams window open and there's no status indicator in the Windows Taskbar to catch my eye and remind me to change my status back to available. Skype has an indicator on the taskbar, so it's much easier to remember to change your status back.

                            5 votes
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                            • Smaller Screen Footprint & pop up Chat

                              Make the screen size smaller, and the Chat a pop-up window, the same way Skype for Business currently works.

                              4 votes
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                              • "Gamification" functionality, Rewards,

                                It would be great if there can be some "gamification" functionality to reward activity and participation in relation to task completion.

                                4 votes
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                                • show it user status is on mobile

                                  It would be great to see a status/presence of when a user is signed in only on their mobile. It helps other users to realize if the person they are contacting may have a delay in responding because they may not see the details on their mobile (perhaps they are driving).

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Edit display name

                                    When I @mention a team member it displays them as Last Name, First name which really interrupts the conversational flow. Slack lets me edit my display name.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Create an icon by avatar indicating if user is on mobile or desktop

                                      Create a presence icon indicating whether the user you are chatting with is currently on mobile or desktop clients.

                                      This is very useful when chatting with peers, and you want to respect brevity if they're on mobile. Google Hangouts does this well.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Screen Share shows automatically Busy

                                        When you are sharing your screen, your presence should automatically switch to Busy or add a new presence of Screen Sharing during this time.
                                        This would benefit both receiver and sender of messages.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Allow presence settings to be manually set - AND HELD

                                          The presence setting drives me crazy.
                                          Just because teams says I'm available, it doesn't mean I actually am. Team members message then get annoyed if I don't reply but it's because I'm working on something else. I want to be able to set DND and for it to be held until I chose to set to available (like with Skype)

                                          3 votes
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