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  1. Linux client

    My team has some users on Linux, and one benefit Slack has is a Linux client. Without a Linux client on Microsoft Teams, some orgs may have to turn away in favor of Slack so everyone can participate without keeping a browser open all the time.

    5,880 votes
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      826 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hey guys, thanks for the feedback – we hear you loud and clear. After talking this over with the Engineering team, I confirmed this will remain on the backlog and we are actively considering how to accelerate.

      Tweet me if you have any questions! @skprufo

      Suphatra

    • Using Teams Offline

      MULTIPLE USERS reporting offline needs:

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      Generally want to use Teams offline:

      If I am offline it would be great to browse through Teams and Channels in case I have to lookup some informations.

      Also viewing the latest notes in "Notes" on teams would be great.

      It would be enough to have "Read only" - for the moment my Teams app does not even open when I am offline

      Compared on my mobile - I can read all posts while I am offline.

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      Edit while offline:

      just been using teams wiki to take and share notes in a meeting.…

      558 votes
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        46 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Proofing tools (spell check, theasaurus, autocorrect)

        One of the defining features of office down the years has been the proofing tools (i.e. Spell checker, theasaurus, autocorrect, grammar checker). I would love to see these come to Teams.

        The way I envisage this working is as I'm typing a message the famous red/blue/green squigglies that we've all become familiar with should show up.

        Most of all I'd like autocorrect (i.e. a spelling correction that I've used previously automatically gets applied as I type). Stretch goal for this, have a single set of autocorrects that work across all of Office 365, including the client apps.

        Some people might…

        366 votes
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          41 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi everyone, the engineer working on this item has left the company and we’re working on replacing him. I wanted to give you that heads up because the work has paused, which extends our shipping date.

          I really appreciate your patience as we work to get this back to actively worked on.

          Suphatra

        • Button in Outlook to start a chat from an email thread

          I should be able to easily start a chat from an Outlook email thread.

          143 votes
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            19 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            I apologize, there had been come miscommunication with regards to this topic.

            The good news is that this item has not been declined! It has actually been approved by the feature team and is now “On the Backlog”.

            I’ll keep this thread updated as we move through the development.

            -Warren

          • Open links to teams in Desktop App

            SITUATION: When you receive a link to a Teams file or folder, or really anything in Teams, like a Planner task - it sends you to the sharepoint site, regardless of whether you have the Desktop App installed and even if it is open.

            RESOLUTION: Make links to any Teams elements open directly in the Teams Desktop App

            This will save so much time and frustration from people, and also make Teams seem like a more integrated solution for everyone.

            125 votes
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              17 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Edit badge logic in Taskbar Notifications

              When a new chat has come in add a red taskbar notification like slack does. I depend on it to know when I have a message.

              118 votes
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                17 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Due to the feedback I have created a new topic that targets the specific difficulty of the SysTray “red dot” not easily communicating presence or activity.
                Please vote up the new topic if you support it. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34867705-teams-in-systray-does-not-distinguish-between-acti

                Most responses called out the wish to have a notification in the system tray and it looks like that is something we already have.

                If you get a message a red dot appears on the system tray icon and mousing over the icon provides a pop-up message stating “Microsoft Teams – New Activity” .

                Thanks,
                Warren

              • Windows 10 My People/People bar integration

                Teams integration for direct personal messaging into Windows 10 "My People" People bar would be awesome.

                https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/projects/events/build/2017/my-people-the-taskbar-is-a-window-to-your-app

                107 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Take screenshot on desktop app

                  One should be able to take screenshot and share in conversation thread without leaving Microsoft Teams app.

                  93 votes
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                    21 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Whether you are using PC or MAC you can already take a screen shot.

                    With PC the shortcut for a selected capture area is: SHIFT+WINDOWS_Key+S
                    (this will allow you to select an area and capture it as an image to the clipboard.)
                    With PC the shortcut for a entire desktop screen capture is the PRINT SCREEN button on your keyboard.

                    With MAC the shortcut for a selected capture area is: COMMAND+SHIFT+4
                    (this will allow you to select an area and capture it as an image to the clipboard.)
                    With MAC the shortcut for an entire desktop screen capture is: COMMAND+CTRL+SHIFT+3

                    This should meet your needs. If you feel it does not, please provide a summary in the comments as to your use case and why the OS capture tools are insufficient for your needs.

                    Thank you!
                    -Warren

                  • Windows app should stay minimized to system tray

                    The Windows app keeps appearing as an active app in my app bar, even after I've closed the app so it is only in the Windows system tray.

                    Apparently receiving a notification causes the app to jump from the system tray to the app bar - and that shouldn't happen.

                    92 votes
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                      11 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      This feature request has been declined.

                      Currently if you have the Teams app set to run in the background upon clicking the “X” in the upper right, the app stays active only in the system tray. If you receive chat messages, it still remains in the SysTray.

                      However, if you get an @mention, the focus pulls it to the Taskbar. This is by design since you are getting directly mentioned and some action is typically expected. This is a key design element which the team does not wish to deviate from.

                      We appreciate the suggestion but will respectively decline it at this time.

                      Thank you for the feedback and suggestion.
                      -Warren

                    • Integrate the client login with Office 365

                      Integrate the client login with Office 365, similar to the integration of OneNote, Word, and Excel. This utilizes the current login information instead of prompting the user for credentials each time the client is started.

                      90 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Deploy Microsoft Teams over the network using GPO

                        Deploy Teams over the network to GPO setting that will launch the application only in the background mode.

                        86 votes
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                          11 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Microsoft Teams Windows Firewall pop up

                          Issue : Microsoft Teams client is showing prompt “Windows Firewall has blocked some features of this app” even after adding Windows Firewall Rules. Issue is explained in the article https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/get-clients but no resolution.

                          57 votes
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                            15 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve the Mac App

                            - Can't find it in Mac App Store
                            - Weird first run experience (very un-Maclike)
                            - Didn't know which monitor it was on (had windows on both)
                            - Ignored system level text replacements when trying to log in (I have a shortcut for my fairly long email address)
                            - Non-standard UI, and not in a good "I hope this takes off" way
                            - Non-standard emojis automatically used when you type keyboard ones (e.g. ;) is turned into a horrible animated winking face that looks like it is leering at me... but it also lets you insert system native ones alongside…

                            50 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • In status option like Skype for business we can't change the status idle time

                              In status option like Skype for business we can't change the status idle time

                              1. show me inactive when the computer has been idle for this minutes

                              2. change the status from inactive to away after this many minutes

                              3. status has been changed from available to away in few minutes itself

                              49 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Go native for Desktop

                                Please, for the love of sweet candy, go native on Desktop platforms.

                                I'm looking for an alternative for Slack as it uses electron which sucks every last bit of RAM it possibly can before destroying your computer in a sweet sweet fire. After seeing the wonderful performance of Office I was really hoping this would be native!

                                Please, someone with the development experience and financial backing of Microsoft must be able to accomplish this in your sleep. Surely?

                                47 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Copy entire message information

                                  Please allow full message detail copying. For complete incident work within Teams, you should be able to copy the poster, date/time, and the message all into copy.

                                  46 votes
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                                    10 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Teams in SysTray does not distinguish between Activity & Presence

                                    Whether you are in a meeting or got a message, in both cases you get a RED DOT. This is not clear or very helpful.

                                    43 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Ability to pin supporting apps (Planner, OneNote, etc.) on the left hand side menu

                                      So we can go to our favorite apps on the go without having to click on the elipsis.

                                      43 votes
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                                      • Tab key in Excel Online within Teams selects Teams Back Button

                                        When I have the Desktop version of Teams open and I edit an Excel doc within Teams (using Excel online), the tab key selects the Teams back button (the top-left UI element) rather than sending the tab to excel online. Tab is such a commonly used key within excel (e.g. add a new line to a table) that this issue makes excel a frustrating experience.

                                        43 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • improve speed of scrolling up in chats

                                          a ton of time is wasted waiting for chat text to appear then to find that its not what you were looking for

                                          please preload more data or reduce the delay on loading the content like google hang outs does, its much smoother scrolling thru history

                                          its difficult to navigate thru recent history when its all blocks

                                          41 votes
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