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  1. Granular bot and tab controls based on Office 365 Groups classifications

    Currently bots & tabs have one control - on or off. Many organizations must turn this option of due to data protection issues. Corporate data will be sent out of the Office 365 environment to unknown sources (bots and tabs).

    What I would like to see is a granular control that allows you to enable bots & tabs for Teams that have specific Office 365 Groups classifications. For instance you might enable bots & tabs for "Public" or "Unrestricted" Teams but not for "internal" or "restricted" ones.

    61 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      working on it  ·  Warren responded

      Thank you all very much for the great response. The survey is now closed. The feature team will be reviewing all the data that was gathered and responded based on the findings.
      Again, thank you for helping us make Microsoft Teams the best it can be.
      -Warren

    • Admins need more control over channel email options

      Currently admins can turn channel emails on/off at the tenant level, but have no visibility or control over what channels have their emails set to. I suggest admins should have a tenant-level policy that allows them to set a default channel email setting, as well as giving admins the option to prevent users from changing their channel to a different setting, requiring an admin to do it for them.

      56 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add Option to disable Store Function

        This is related to the below Option.

        https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18585292-ability-to-disable-some-tab-app-tiles

        Have received several requests from companys requesting that they need to limit what apps the user can add to a team.

        Admins should have the ability to not only limit what tabs/apps the users see but also disable the Store feature completely.

        55 votes
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          8 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • archive

          I would like to be able to archive channels within a team. Right now i can just archive the whole team

          52 votes
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          • Channel moderators and owners can delete unwanted conversation traffic on a channel

            As a channel owner, it would be very useful to be able to delete unwanted conversation traffic from a channel and to designate one or moderators to be able to manage conversation traffic - approve posts or remove unwanted posts

            52 votes
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            • owners/admins need ability to delete messages of others -

              admins need the ability to delete users messages - this one thing is stopping me from leaving slack. need the ability to moderate.

              47 votes
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                20 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                we have this!  ·  Warren responded

                There seems to be some confusion around how this works. First off the ability to delete messages is off by default.

                The IT Admin who setup the Teams environment will need to turn on the admin ability to delete messages. Once they have enabled the functionality, admins will be able to delete user messages.

                If your IT Admin as enabled it and you still are having troubles please let me know in the comments below.
                -Warren

              • Ability to remove the General channel or rename

                We want to have the ability to rename or delete the General channel that is automatically set up.

                46 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • PowerShell cmdlets for creating Tabs

                  Add the ability to create Tabs via PowerShell.

                  44 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Control "public connectivity to Free Microsoft Teams

                    Skype for Business Online allows administrators to control "public IM connectivity" on the admin portal.
                    Microsoft Teams also should allow administrators to control "public connectivity to free Microsoft Teams" on the admin portal.
                    O365 users worry that home users can install free Microsoft Teams on thier PCs and invite O365 users to their teams.
                    O365 users are more likeiy to wrongly upload confidential information to the free teams.

                    42 votes
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                    • Setup auto/manual cleanup of unknown users

                      As users come and go from the organization, the teams are being left with orphaned "Unknown User" in the list of members. There should be an admin function or scheduled cleanup to remove these orphaned users from the team membership. I understand their old posts will say Unknown User and you can't change that, but at least clean up the user membership list. It would be great if the name of the poster was not dynamic and tied to a profile, so that historical posts would still say the name of the poster. Maybe you can add the name of…

                      39 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Link Teams to existing SharePoint site

                        At our office we're using Teams for parts of our Project execution, we use it to communicate, collect information, share files, compare notes, create a wiki, etc.

                        At the same time we have Project Online, with a registration of the same projects. We use that for our deliverables, time- and projectmanagement. But also for information gathering (as we do in Teams).

                        How awsome would it be when I integrate some of the Teams features into the corresponding Project site. And Share the library, and the OneNote.

                        Now we use two libraries (one for Teams and one for Project) and we…

                        34 votes
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                        • Rule: Only Members of a security group should be allowed to add Guest users on MSTeams

                          Issue Description: Customer want to ensure that only certain people can do this. These people are:
                          1. Owner of the Team
                          2. In the group F_P_DOX_KU_EXTERN (Security Group) the group is on SharePoint Admin Center > Sharing > Who can share outside your organization
                          Let only users in selected security groups share with authenticated external users - F_P_DOX_KU_EXTERN

                          This worked two weeks back.
                          If this is not possible customer would like to ensure that these people are:
                          1. Owner of the Team
                          2. Have the Role for adding guests set in the AAD
                          Customer have tried to get this to…

                          33 votes
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                          • Time limit for editing/deleting posts

                            We would need an admin setting to set a time limit for how long users should be able to edit/delete their posts/conversations.
                            Owner should be able to delete without a limit but members should be able to edit/delete for example for only 15 minutes.

                            32 votes
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                              under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • disable file share

                              block the option to upload files, or download on a mobile device
                              reason: we have confidential information, that might cause a security breach

                              31 votes
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                              • Delete/Hide all messages from a channel

                                Similarly to clearing logs, it would be very useful if the team owners can clear out all the previous messages in a channel.

                                31 votes
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                                • Audit more user actions

                                  We need to have audit logging of at least

                                  file uploads and downloads in all contexts (meetings, Team chats, 1-1 chat etc)
                                  edited message content

                                  30 votes
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                                  • Allow adding or editing Teams SharePoint site Content Types

                                    Would absolutely love the ability to add templates and forms into content types in the document library created by teams in the team SharePoint site. So that when someone goes to add a new document they have the ability to choose from templates and the content types I put into SharePoint. Also some more of the standard site features of a standard SP site would be lovely (I.E. workflows and the like)

                                    30 votes
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                                    • Add new team member "Roles"

                                      It would be great if there could be additional "Roles" set within channels and the ability to tag those roles in a message. (For example: Manager, Supervisor, etc) So, if I wanted to message all managers I could simply type @Manager to flag them in my message.

                                      28 votes
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                                      • 3rd party App - audit apps to see who is using or setup a 3rd party app and track usage

                                        3rd party App - audit apps to see who is using or setup a 3rd party app and track usage. As we disable 3rd party apps we need a way to audit currently used ones and reenable on an individual app basis. Now we have no idea what apps are being used and who has enabled or started using them. If we disable these we will have impact to our end users.

                                        24 votes
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                                        • Use Display Name field instead of First Name in multi-party chats

                                          Use Display Name field instead of First Name in multi-party chats

                                          In some cases, we set display name of the customer’s account differently than listed in the First and Last name fields in AD. For example the first name is James, but in display name he is listed as Jim. Let's assume that there is no option to change the First name field, and only Display name field can be modified.
                                          When I start conversation with one person – his or her name will be listed based on Display name field in AD (we list it as lastname, firstname). However,…

                                          24 votes
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