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  1. Configure app start up behavior

    It would be great if I can decide how the app starts up, like start up at boot but minimized, start up at boot maximized, do not start up at boot, etc..

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

      Hey folks, is this still not working for you? We pushed an update that may have fixed it. Please log in/out, then select one of the start up config options, then see if it works for you when you launch again. If it does NOT, then please email me your user logs. You can find them here:

      C:\Users\YOUR NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams

      My email address is sparavi (at) Microsoft (dot) com. I’m sorry this is causing such a hassle for you all! We’ll get it fixed, I promise.

      Sincerely,
      Suphatra

    • Open in Word/Excel/PowerPoint as Default

      It would be great if Teams would have the ability to always launch the desktop app when opening Office documents as opposed to launching the online version.

      Rest of teams is awesome.

      59 votes
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        5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Prompt the user before updating the client

        Every time there is an update for the desktop client (at least on Mac) the client updates automatically without prompting the user, which always seems to invalidate the session. There should be an option to prompt the user before the client is updated. (similar to how VS Code does it, perhaps)

        There have been many times where teams has updated while it's been minimised on my machine, causing me to not see any new messages until the next time I've manually re-opened and logged in again.

        45 votes
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          9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Remote Control a Screen Share

          When doing a chat and screen share, it would be VERY useful to permit 'remote control'.

          32 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 'Hide when minimized' setting

            Microsoft Teams needs a 'Hide when minimized' setting like Task Manager does so it doesn't take up space in the task bar when not being used

            31 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Cannot copy-paste to Microsoft Teams

              Hi,

              We detected a bug on multiple PCs in Teams desktop version. When text is being pasted to Teams nothing happens. The same text is being pasted regularly in other apps and browsers and it works.

              This issue also happens when multiple lines of text is being copied from a Teams group or channel to let's say Microsoft Word. If you want to copy and paste the text back from MS Word to Teams, it just doesn't work.

              This happens to all text that has any space in between the characters or at the end of the sentence. Or if…

              27 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 26 votes
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                  4 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow more proxy configuration

                  Teams automatically takes proxy configuration from browser and we want to change the configurations like in skype for consumer.

                  25 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Non Persistent VDI

                    Support for Non-Persistent VDI. Currently Teams desktop App installs in the user App folder this means it can't be placed on the base image of non persistent VDI environments.

                    Are there any plans to provide an alternative install for VDI. Currently we are installing Teams at login for VDI users as a work around.

                    23 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Teams dashboard

                      Have a customizable dashboard option where you could put at a glance updates on groups our channels showing recent updates. Maybe make the smaller widgets in dashboard detachable and allow drop on desktop with always on top option to set up in corner of screen while you work. And of course allow click in to drill in to team app location the widget is for.

                      18 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Save audio / video devices

                        On each meeting I have to re-select my audio and video devices. It would be good of those would stick, or if there a settings option to control that.

                        17 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Release as a UWP app

                          Releasing Microsoft Teams as a Universal Windows Platform app will let us easily distribute the app using Windows Store for Business/Education and Intune. It will also let you take advantage of Windows 10 APIs such as notifications, Cortana, and My People.

                          15 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • deploying Teams setup files using SCCM

                            please share any document/article/ command line for pushing setup files using SCCM.

                            14 votes
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                              3 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?

                              14 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Tabs appearance customization

                                Tabs are of great help when it comes to productivity enhancement. We can already change a tabs name, but it would be awesome to be able to further customize them (font color, back color) or, even better, to display small icons matching the corresponding program (PDF, PPT, OneNote, etc.). This way, it would be easier to work with many tabs and have a quick overview of what has been pinned in a given channel. Thanks in advance!

                                Simple workaround in the meantime: I personally use special characters in front of the name of the tab. For instance:
                                ⎙This doc
                                ⎙That…

                                14 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Don't include Teams in task switcher when closed

                                  When Teams is running it always appears in my task switcher (ALT+TAB), even after I have closed the window.

                                  Steps:
                                  1. Open teams and log on.
                                  2. Make sure your settings are to keep the application running in close.
                                  3. Close the window. You should no longer see Teams in your taskbar, but you should still see the Teams notification icon in the system tray.
                                  4. Hold the ALT key and press TAB. Keep the ALT key pressed.

                                  The next window in the task switcher is Teams, even though the window has been closed.

                                  Worse yet - if I release…

                                  12 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Create one client for both Yammer, Teams, Skype and Skype for business

                                    In our company we are using skype for business, teams, yammer as well as other communication tools. I would love to see one client where I can monitor and participate in all different channels. I have seen 3'd party tools for this that support slack, Skype, instagram and others.

                                    Having a client that brought all the different communication channels together for the O365 would be great. I think it could be done without taking away each channels advantage. I have seen that Yammer for example evaluates using skype for chat instead of yammer chat. Each service has it own set…

                                    12 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • When using the Teams Desktop App, the App should not prompt you to download the Team Desktop App. Seriously, how narcissistic can an App be?

                                      When using the Teams Desktop App, the App should not prompt you to download the Team Desktop App. Seriously, how narcissistic can an App be?

                                      11 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Enable Desktop sharing without a phone call

                                        In Skype for Business desktop sharing is available without having a phone call (user decides if a call is needed etc.) in Teams, so far I have to make a phone call first before I can access the desktop or screen sharing options. This isn't intuitive per se, and is jarring and confusing when trying to use this app vs S4B.

                                        11 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Edit Shortcuts

                                          The ability to edit shortcuts and/or disable individual shortcuts. One thing that's very annoying (on a Mac) is the hash (#) symbol is Alt+3 but that's locked to "Open Microsoft Teams". This means using the alternative of holding down both Alt keys + 3.

                                          Generally having the ability to edit and have custom shortcuts would be welcome.

                                          10 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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