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  1. Better search function

    Search should find everything. I added a folder named Label printer. With a file with Label in it's name. And a note on the Wiki that we have a Label printer. I want that search for "Label" should find all of these three...

    3 votes
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  2. Filter search results by private chat

    When filtering search results it's possible to filter by Team, Channel, and From. It would be great to have the option to filter my search results to all private chats.

    9 votes
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  3. Team channel people search

    Instead of 2 search buttons that don’t work well, one search button that shows any match for people, Teams, channels? I hate that searching for a channel, if it isn’t completely spelled properly, it doesn’t show. So then you search thru all teams, point and click to open more than 5 channels, which really, really gets old...hunting for the channel.

    And, I’d really like to know who is on a team or a channel when I’m about to send a message.

    5 votes
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  4. Improved Help Search - "Tell me what you want to do"

    In Word, PowerPoint, etc., a handy "Tell me what you want to do" help/learning feature is always available at the top and it's easily searchable. I would have assumed the Command box in Teams could've handled that task, but it just directs to the main application Help. And this Help section doesn't even have a text search...! How is Help so unhelpful? To get searchable Teams help, one must visit the Help Center online (linked below). At the very least, maybe Teams application should redirect online users there. Many users give up when faced with all these seemingly small, but…

    3 votes
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  5. Default to searching for people

    The search is kind of cumbersome. I would like it to automatically include contacts when I search, that's only what I use the search for. But currently it defaults to searching messages. It should default to searching contacts like the Skype for Business Search does.

    8 votes
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  6. Go To New

    The Command/Ctrl + E feature is great, but I think it could be improved. I'd expect it to work more similarly to the Command + K feature in Slack.

    First, as soon as I press the shortcut, the first available options should be a list of the latest notifications, with the most recent notification already selected, so I can easily jump to it by pressing Enter.

    Once I start typing, instead of the selection defaulting to search, it should default to the top result, so I can easily jump to that selection using Enter.

    1 vote
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  7. search teams name

    On global Search, list "Teams Names" also in Results.

    2 votes
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  8. Teams does not find files in folders

    When I search for a file, Teams finds the files that are stored at the root level, but not the files that are inside folders.

    2 votes
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  9. Finding people requires clicking on the people word at the top. Almost all users miss this step

    When searching for someone to chat with the default is to search within messages. You have to click on the people word at the top. However this isn't clear from the UI. Most users miss that they can click on the words at the top causing them to think that the user they are looking for doesn't exist. In 6 months I've been called by every new employee about this. Turn them into tabs or some other way to highlight that so that they are clickable.

    1 vote
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  10. Name search

    support searching for users contacts based on the names in Outlook contacts (like Skype) and for common nick names. Search for
    "Joe" --> "Joseph"
    "Dave" --> "David"

    7 votes
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  11. Searching text

    Search history

    3 votes
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  12. Legal hold on all Teams users even if no mailbox

    O365 does not allow putting a legal hold on teams accounts if they do not have a mailbox in O365. Teams channels by default get shared mailboxes created but if a Teams user does not have a mailbox we cannot put a legal hold on their messages.

    We expect to migrate our mailboxes to hybrid/cloud in 2019 but until this this is a shortcoming.

    1 vote
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  13. 2 votes
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  14. For french people, possibility to manage the accent in the search menu

    For french people, possibility to manage the accent in the search menu

    1 vote
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  15. Search missing

    Missing search box in conversation in TEAMSh

    1 vote
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  16. Search teams’ content from external sharepoint sites.

    Allow external sharepoint sites search capabilities to index teams’content, so the main intranet site using sharepoint can also find data within different teams. Also, support that team data be found on GDPR compliance (if not, I am still figuring out the compliance center).

    1 vote
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  17. Searching contacts using partial names

    Searching using a first name (e.g. Thomas) usually results in a list of several people with that name (with different last names). Then you need to use TAB to select the right one. Slow and not very convenient.

    Alternatively and it's the way some other apps to it, you could search using the first letters of the first name (e.g. Tho) and beginning of the last name (e.g. Jef for Jefferson).

    This way you'll usually get a unique result using only 2-3 letters of the first and last name. e.g. th je usually finds the right Thomas Jefferson ;)y

    2 votes
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  18. Search within Teams needs improving

    The ability to search in Teams for a Public team is only successful if you type the first letters of the name of the Team. If I search for a Team using a word or letters that are in the latter part of the name if does not work e.g. we have lots of Public Teams starting with i3 - POD - <specific name>. I can search using i3, but if i just type POD into search it does not work.

    6 votes
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  19. Search and filter through tasks/assignments

    It's a must for us considering to use Team channels as groups with different assignments

    2 votes
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  20. The search tool for Messages, People and Files

    Teams has the search tool in the top for Messages, People and Files.

    I do not get it to work for Messages for my Team and Channels. But it does work for People and Files. Under Messages I always get "No results" even if I search with keywords that I'm 100% sure there is content.

    For my team members the search works but not for me as the owner. For other Teams I visit the search works. But for this particular Team I simply do not find where to enable the search. Do you have any advice or tips? Thanks…

    1 vote
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