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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.

    5,033 votes
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      593 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.…

      470 votes
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        40 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Scalable UI (zoom feature)

        It would be great to have the Teams desktop app UI to be manually scalable. The default scaling should be set based on the system settings for scaling, but the UI should be scalable independent of this.

        (should I mention Slack allows zoom in/out with Ctrl+ + and Ctrl+- key combinations and Ctrl+0 restores default setting)

        I find the desktop UI too small for my eyes. I do have scaling enabled on my Windows computer, and other apps and programs work well, but the Teams client bothers me being too small.

        339 votes
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          76 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Some users have stated CTRL + is not zooming, would you please email me your logs to TEAMSML@microsoft.com , subject “Zooming Issue – CTRL +”
            Logs can be generated by hitting CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+1 and they will appear in your Downloads folder titled something like “MSTeams Diagnostics Log xxxxxxxxx.txt”

          It looks like the MAC zoom item is “in testing” from the latest feedback I received. It should be coming soon though, I’ll keep you posted as I get more information from the feature team.

          COMPLETED:
          The zoom feature has released to the public and is considered completed. Using CRTL + or CTRL – zoom in and out on a Windows PC. There is also an UI element stating your current zoom level is available.
          Settings within the UI to preset your zoom preference is now is not completed.

          Thank you for all the feedback and support!
          -Warren

        • 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…

          317 votes
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            37 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.

            117 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

            • 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.

              116 votes
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                16 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

              • 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

                95 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                    10 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

                  • Take screenshot on desktop app

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

                    92 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

                    • 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.

                      86 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.

                        69 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          49 votes
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                            5 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…

                            48 votes
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                              2 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?

                              44 votes
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                              • 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

                                43 votes
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                                • 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.

                                  34 votes
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                                  • 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.

                                    32 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Desktop sharing while chatting

                                      In Jabber, users get an option to share desktop /screen while chatting.
                                      This feature is only available in MS teams while 1:1 calls or meetings.
                                      Kindly make this available

                                      32 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.

                                        32 votes
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                                          8 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…

                                          32 votes
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