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  1. 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.

    1,347 votes
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  2. Ability to prevent auto-start persistantly and programmatically using TAC/Group Policy

    See MSTCommunity request here -

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/How-to-Prevent-Teams-from-Auto-Launch/m-p/730658#M34150

    Even though autostart can be prevented upon installation a single time (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/deployoffice/teams-install) and then turned off manually within the desktop client, there is a need by some businesses to ensure that the Desktop client does not auto-start at any time and yet be able to enable this programmatically via TAC/Group Policy without having to jump in users desktop client to turn it off.

    49 votes
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  3. Shifts time clock on desktop

    At the moment, shifts time clock is only available on mobile. It would be useful to add the time clock on desktop too.

    33 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Ring on all Devices - Incoming Call

    When a Call comes in, it only rings in the headphones. But as we don't wear our headphones all day long, sometimes we can't hear it ringing.

    Please make an option to ring on all attached devices (speaker + headphones).

    88 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Enable full SharePoint navigation

    I've linked to a communiction SharePoint homepage in a tab in teams expecting it to essentially be the full SharePoint experience but it cuts out the navigation and literally just shows the web parts of the home page.

    I want to be able to navigate the SharePoint as normal from here but from some reason Teams cuts this out.

    112 votes
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  6. Disable Desktop Shortcut creation

    Please add options to disable desktop shortcut when customers install Teams by using MSI installer

    25 votes
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  7. Allow for multiple windows and improved searching

    Allow for multiple windows and improved searching

    43 votes
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  8. consistent and flatten UI and badges

    There are WAY too many tab-like layers in the UI leading to many ways to see the same content and inconsistent badges/indicators.

    Suggestions:
    1. Remove the side bar with "Activity", "Chat", "Teams", etc. Switching between them constantly is very annoying.
    2. "Activity" should cease to exist. I should be able to see the most recent activity in a flat UI via badges.
    3. Make badges or indicators consistent. Using a red badge for unread messages AND then on the contacts using a red badge for busy status is very confusing to a casual glance to see what you missed. I…

    13 votes
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  9. 21 votes
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  10. Ability to archive Chat Conversations

    Please add the ability to archive and/or delete conversation history form the Chat conversations. It's terrible to open a chant while sharing a screen and everyone sees your past chats.

    60 votes
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  11. Teams will auto create shortcut on desktop and duplicate shortcuts will be synced to OneDrive Known folder

    The problem is that a separate shortcut is created on each and every machine that a user logs on to. With OneDrive known folder move enabled in the environment, users of multiple machines end up accumulating a heap of duplicate Teams desktop shortcuts.

    5 votes
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  12. Team Dashboard / Landing Page

    When you click on a Team, it would be nice if you got a dashboard for the team / landing page instead of going directly to the "general" channel.

    This would be a great place to roll-up information for activity in the team:
    - recent conversations (from all channels within the team)
    - recent or all documents (similar to the OneDrive landing page, but scoped to the Team
    - search
    - membership list
    - pinned content
    - static content (to post general team information)

    54 votes
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  13. Spell check in muliple languge

    It would be nice if it was possible to have the Teams desktop app in one languge and spell checking in multiple languge and at the same time customize date and time format.

    E.g. I would like to have Teams in English, have spell checking in English and Danish, and have date and time format in "Danish".

    542 votes
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    under review  ·  107 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Sort files default by name in teams.

    Sort files in Teams. Under files, the files are not sorted in "Names" by default. I have to press the sort button Name every time.

    26 votes
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  15. Need a mini/compact version of Teams

    Need a mini/compact version of Teams client and ability to select the type of content (eg: content only, attendees etc like Skype for Business) instead of occupying whole screen

    33 votes
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  16. Fix Copy/Paste format in Teams

    When you copy a json or an xml from a chat on a notepad, the format is broken completely. Add line breaks, spaces everywhere when the chat is correct.

    12 votes
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  17. Support for Citrix and RDS Environments

    Support for the desktop Teams application to be installed directly into Program Files and not into the users AppData.

    Currently this method is not viable for a RDS environment such as Citrix or Horizon View.

    94 votes
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  18. Chat Timestamp Uses 12 hour Clock even if Desktop is configured for 24 hour clock

    Chat/Channel Conversations seem to use the 12 hour clock (1:34 PM) even if the system/workstation clock is set to use 24 hour clock (13:34). Syncing the time stamp to use the preferred time format (either from the OS or from an application option) would help prevent confusion in some circumstances.

    5 votes
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  19. 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.

    304 votes
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    under review  ·  37 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Forward Conversations to chat/another team/channel

    I love this feature in mobile - would really use it in the Windows app/browser/Mac app. The ability to take a chat message, or channel message, and from the '. . .' menu have the forward option, where you can forward the message to another person, or to another channel/team.
    That would help us use group chat for conversations outside of the team with non team members, then take the final message that has a solution to a 'problem' and pass it back to the team.

    15 votes
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