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  1. Blynclight for Microsoft Teams

    Expose user presence in Microsoft Teams through an API so that the Embrava Blynclight can subscribe to the current users status and display this status on the Blynclight.

    www.embrava.com

    577 votes
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      160 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow ANYBODY to share their screen

      Currently we have to use other services such as Google Hangout/Meet or other video conferencing apps to meet with people outside of our company, because MS Teams does not allow screen sharing for anonymous guests. Its a real pain ********** that Teams doesn't have this ability and most other services do. We meet with people outside of our company a lot so we frequently need to abandon MS Teams for these meetings.

      394 votes
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        35 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        At this point, screen sharing is enabled in our desktop client, but not web client. (in general, not just anonymous/guests). Adding browser support is in progress.

        Please comment if you are using the desktop app and are still unable to do so.

        I will keep you posted once available. Thanks.

      • Keep Tab in Memory when Switching to Chat / Other Tab - Prevent Loss of Edits, Files, Login credentials

        Issue Summary:
        Switching from a Tab to Chat / Teams / Other Tabs causes the Tab to close, causing you to have to reopen the Tab (actually having to navigate to it again inside the team). This will reload the tap and all content before the Switching will be lost.

        Issues:
        1. Tabs open in Team gets reset - when switching between Teams in Team View
        2. Tabs reload - when switching between Chat and Team View
        3. Content (edits, files etc) on Tab gets lost (Happens both for to Issue 1 and 2)
        4. It makes you re-sign-in to…

        450 votes
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          117 comments  ·  Tabs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Have end users change participant settings (lobby settings) for Teams meetings

          Just like with Skype for Business have a setting that allows our end users to change the participant settings for Teams Meetings as described here for Skype for Business: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/change-participant-settings-for-skype-for-business-meetings-9175e297-de5f-43b2-8e0f-85cc05e24986

          190 votes
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            26 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add "What's happening today?" Status

            Skype for Business has a "What's happening today?" custom status under their name which users can write custom messages such as "Teleworking" or "At Lunch". Teams should have this also.

            381 votes
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              66 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Lets make contacts great again!

              Can we please have an awesome next-level contacts interface and management!? Pretty sure we were promised cool stuff in SfB that never came :(

              While contacts management might seem like a pretty boring feature (because it is), its one of the most pivotal parts of the app. The whole point of the app is to communicate. So if you can't find or interact with contact information easily, it can be very frustrating!!!

              The first thing that needs to be resolved is the fact that the "Calls" tab is the central location for contacts. That doesn't see right or make sense…

              180 votes
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                5 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Teams Presence should be 'real-time'.

                Having presence delays of up to 4 minutes makes presence largely useless. Having to resort back to typing 'are you free now' after calls, because I can't tell if they are still in the meeting, or have started another meeting or call. Or trying to call somebody and get rejected and a message saying "I'm in a call"

                270 votes
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                  18 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Delete Private Chat threads

                  This request is for the ability to completely delete a private chat thread. (Not hide/archive.)

                  Again, this was pulled out into its own topic because it is still under review and no decision has been made.

                  To recap what has already been completed from the other topic:

                  1. Delete your own messages anywhere in Teams.
                  2. Team Owners can choose if users can edit/delete in their tenant as well as choose if admins have the power to delete any message posted in public channels.
                  3. The ability to hide your private chat threads (these are not the chat threads in…

                  1,185 votes
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                    148 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    try this instead  ·  Suphatra responded

                    Hey everyone! We have this already. Just click the ellipses next to the thread name and select “Hide”.

                    Note that we cannot provide a “hard delete” due to eDiscovery and other legal reasons.

                    Thanks,
                    Suphatra

                  • Share more information with us, please!

                    "How can you make Microsoft Teams better?"
                    > This is no technical feature..

                    1. More updates on top X ideas. More interaction with the people who are using the App. People who take the effort to post/vote ideas feel left out if you stop providing updates or don't respond at all. This is not just a forum that can exist without a moderator. This is an enterprise corperation's official UserVoice site. Meaning, no voice of the corporation = bad

                    2. Provide an up to date roadmap. The current roadmap is great, it looks nice (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=Microsoft%20Teams%2CLaunched). Sadly most uservoice…

                    153 votes
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                      13 comments  ·  Getting Started  ·  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.

                      479 votes
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                        44 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Integrate Presence in Outlook contacts from Teams

                        Whenever Team is running the presence should show on the Outlook contacts. When composing emails and adding users, it should show the presence of Team. It currently works only for skype for business.

                        545 votes
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                          53 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow service numbers from a SIP trunk via Teams Direct Routing

                          Could you please add support for service numbers (usable with auto attendant or call queues) that come from a SIP trunk connected via Direct Routing? It doesn't make sense to support BYOT with Teams Direct Routing but not having the possibility to use the numbers on the SIP trunk as service numbers for an auto attendant or a call queue.

                          256 votes
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                            34 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Audio conferencing not letting attendees into the teams meeting Unless they are authenticated by the Teams app

                            We have been experiencing a bit of a problem since last week and honestly at this point I am not really sure whether it has to do with some of the new teams policy features in teams or it is actually a tech. problem.

                            Basically as of last week when a user creates a meeting (with dialins) in the Teams addon in Outlook and he/she tries to join the meeting as the meeting host via phone the other invitees are just stuck in the lobby forever, as if the host never joined.

                            On the other hand, when the host joins…

                            136 votes
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                              29 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi There – First of all, we are so sorry that you are experiencing this issue. The engineering team is investigating and some information from users experiencing this would be super helpful.

                              If you are willing, can you please send the following to teamsml@microsoft.com?

                              1) How the meeting was scheduled – thru Outlook or Teams app
                              2) The join link + dial-in # shown in the meeting invitation
                              3) What time the issue occurred, and repro steps
                              4) Actual & expected results

                              Hopefully we can get to the bottom of this quickly. Thanks so much!

                              ~ Alex

                            • Lock the Video Spotlight

                              In Skype for Business hosted meetings, there is a feature called "Lock the Video Spotlight" that allows you to choose a video feed that's displayed to all participants. This feature does not appear to be in the Teams client today, and it doesn't appear on the Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams Capabilities Roadmap.

                              In some Teams meetings I want all my participants to just view one presenters video stream and not have the 4 participant split view. We need a way for the Teams meeting host to force their video to be prominent from the participants view.

                              https://aka.ms/skype2teamsroadmap

                              135 votes
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                                14 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Provide Option to Set Microsoft Audio Conferencing Personal Identification Number (PIN)

                                For Microsoft Audio Conferencing users, the Microsoft Teams meeting invitation includes a "Reset PIN" link - https://mysettings.lync.com/pstnconferencing. After logging onto the Office 365 Portal, the user is presented with a "Reset PIN" button that generates a new random Personal Identification Number. Can you please give the user the option to reset his\her PIN to a number of his\her choosing provided it meets the defined length requirement and basic complexity requirements (non-repeating, non-sequential)?

                                92 votes
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                                  23 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to Mute a Conversation Thread

                                  Please allow the ability for individual users to mute replies to a thread they have participated in. Allow this to be a toggle located under the three dot menu or an additional hover button.

                                  193 votes
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                                    15 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Improve Install options - Install for all users and install location

                                    Raising this again as Microsoft closed the previous request, saying it was complete even though it was not. (link below)

                                    Teams should install to the program files directory, not the users AppData.

                                    And NO, the answer is not to put a copy of the MSI in Pogram Files and deploy to the users AppData when they login.

                                    https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17380159-improve-install-options-install-for-all-users-an

                                    210 votes
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                                      38 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Chats & Channels Need a Pop Out Option

                                      While working on a document and also chatting with teammates it would be invaluable to have a pop-out option for chat. Ideally we should be able to pop out the individual chat, the entire chat window, and even teams or channels. This would allow for a more efficient day.

                                      47 votes
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                                        7 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Stop Recording on Exit

                                        We need an option/pop-up to stop recording on meeting exit. At the moment if someone who is recording a meeting exits the meeting, the recording continues forever. What's worse is that the person who started the recording is the only one who can stop it. I "get" that part of the reason why only one person owns the recording is because of the need to associate the recording with a particular Microsoft Steam account... so what I propose are two things:

                                        1. On exit, if you are recording, you are given a prompt to also end recording or leave it…

                                        59 votes
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                                          4 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow rearranging contacts and groups

                                          The new contact list is now live but it's missing the ability to rearrange contacts and groups by drag and drop like you can now do with teams and recent conversations.

                                          I have quite a few contacts and large groups so sorting them would be very useful.

                                          235 votes
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                                            38 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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