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  1. Identify a person with his/her area of expertise

    Is there any way to identify people with a characteristic? For example, I want to associate a person to a characteristic / area of expertise. Is there any way to do it?
    Furthermore, is there any way to customize / add areas of expertise?

    1 vote
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  2. You must be able to remove everything in the conversation.

    You must be able to remove everything in the conversation. To show that you delete and add names in the TEAMS group do not fill in any function. Then you must also be able to change the Welcome picture.

    3 votes
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  3. 1 vote
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  4. Allow to permanently hide the "out of office" banner

    Everytime someone changes his status to Away in calendar (holidays...), this banner appears in each conversation where this person is. The banner appears automatically few seconds after having selected the conversation, even if it as been closed earlier. It's really boring... Please allow to remove this banner until next unavailability of this person. Thanks

    3 votes
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  5. Add an out of office feature for chats

    I don't know if this works automatically if you use Office 365 for your email and calendaring too, but we don't. Teams needs an out of office feature separate to Office 365 calendaring so people who try to message me while I'm on vacation get told as much.

    5 votes
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  6. Ability not to show Disabled/Blocked users

    Presently users of "Blocked", "Unlicensed" and even Shared Mailboxes all show up in the search / can try to converse with them. Can these be filtered out / a setting to remove them from the teams search?

    14 votes
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  7. Allow emotes with /me

    Most chat software allows this, we just moved from HipChat and really missing this feature.

    33 votes
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  8. 3 votes
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  9. I was looking for a way to find online status of our employees. We use this for the receptionist to see who is available for calls / questi

    We used Skype for our receptionist(s) convenience.
    We look at who is online at their desk - who is marked away (lunch, breaks and so on. I am not sure this product is what we need to use it for. We keep all of our co-workers on a visible contact list it shows their on line status. That way we don't have to chase around the office trying to find someone. Any suggestions

    3 votes
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  10. Displaying Wrong Presence in SFB when Logging in Teams . Though the user is offline it shows as Available

    When you are using Teams along with SFB ... It shows wrong presence in SFB. When you are Sign out from the SFB it still shows as Available in SFB.

    3 votes
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  11. Add an option not to change status based on calendar information

    Teams automatically changes your presence to "In a meeting" any time there is something on your calendar. When it sets this it also overrides any presence setting made in Skype for business and it will not allow you to change the presence in Skype until you have set the presence in Teams manually to Available. In Skype for Business this was an option that we did not use for most of our employees as many of them have items on their calendar that have nothing to do with if they are actually available on their device to receive messages. There…

    6 votes
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  12. Directory Lookup must have same behavior as Skype

    Today when you search for one person on search bar at TEAMS, it's looking for messages.
    If the user is already known user , TEAMS shows correctly. If not, we need click persons tab to get person we are looking for.

    On Skype, we get all users from Global Directory and we can see all users corresponding the lookup and immediately the presence of these persons is available.

    On Teams, serach is complicate and presence information is also complicate to get as we need to click on the person and then we can get presence information.

    4 votes
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  13. Multiple users editing in Excel & Word

    When multiple users open excel via teams, while working and another user filter then the excel version I am working on also filters.
    In Google Sheets all users work on there own sheet but see other user initials but nothing happens when other users filter the sheet.

    101 votes
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  14. Out of office and available status at the same time

    In Skype for business when someone comes online while being out of office you can see that they are online (large green dot and small purple one). In Teams you can only see the out of office status with no apparent way to tell if they are online or offline.

    I think you should fix this so that the out of office is a bit separate from online/offline status as OoO could just mean you are working from home. If this is intentional I think it should be solved in a different way by adding the concept of invisible status…

    10 votes
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  15. Status

    It seems my status is always available when I have the app active on my smartphone. I’d like to be able to control this

    10 votes
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  16. See team members and status on channel conversation page

    Similar to other chat apps (e.g. HipChat) show the members of a team on each channel message page on a sidebar (right side?)

    6 votes
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  17. Add a "Buddy List"

    Many/most of the chat clients I have used over the years have the option to add people to a personalized "buddy list" (it has different names, but pretty much the same functionality). This is NOT the same as a Team. These are people you want to have frequent conversations with, but may not work on the same things you do on a regular basis. For instance, the administrative assistant is not going to be on the Team for various projects, but we still need to get in touch with her frequently.

    Someone mentioned to me that you might be able…

    18 votes
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  18. External users have difficulty joining the team.

    I've invited external users several times, (external users are allowed for Teams in the Office365 settings). The Teams app allows me to add users, sends them an email with a link, but when they click the link, launching their Teams app, an error pops up saying that they need to be invited to Teams. Although... they just clicked on an invitation link.

    8 votes
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  19. The ability to set availability per team differently from global

    Sure would be groovy to have a global availability option and then something more granular for individual teams. For example, appear busy to the masses, but for Team XYZ (my immediate crew) appear available.

    6 votes
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  20. Reset Status

    Where is the "Reset Status" option? When I go on DND, then I come back, how should I handle my status? This was straightforward in Skype for business with Reset Status.

    26 votes
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