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  1. Provide a much more obvious indicator that a Team has "Guests"

    My organization is EXTREMELY worried that a user may post something in a Team that has Guests without realizing external Customers may be in the Team. We are using the nomenclature that a Team name in ALL CAPS is a Team with external people, but it would be great if we could turn on a Banner on Posts (similar to the "This post will be seen by 65 people") in red or yellow so it's very very apparent that you are posting something external people can see.

    140 votes
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      8 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Need to be able to search/call Outlook contacts' phone numbers without leaving Teams

      The biggest obstacle and user complaint we have when rolling out Teams is that users cannot search for their Outlook contacts to call like they could in Skype For Business. Instead, they have to open Outlook and reference the contact's phone number which is inefficient & clumsy. It goes against everything else Teams does well in in terms of consolidating apps/interfaces. Users should be able to search for and call their outlook contacts via PSTN without having to leave Teams.

      Skype for Business is still a much more streamlined design for external PSTN calling because users cannot find and dial…

      62 votes
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        4 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for Private Channels

        Looking for the ability to create a channel that only channel members can see. Private channels are available in slack. There is an admin for private channels who is the creator, and they are the ones who add/remove users.

        Five types of public/privacy that is being asked for by users:

        - Public-Open (visible anywhere including outside the org and anyone can join)
        - Public-Invitation (visible anywhere including outside the org, must be invited)
        - Company-Open (only visible inside the org and anyone in the org can join; outside the org must be invited)
        - Company-Invitation (only visible inside the org,…

        15,732 votes
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          1371 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hey Microsoft Teams users — I want you to weigh in on new features around channels and group chats. The engineering team and I have put together this survey to find out how you want to see channels improve. You can fill it out here: https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esTxHdABLQxKLvn

          And I’m still waiting on approval to get you a good update about Private Channels. I can say that we ARE working on it, fervently.

          Thanks and ping me any time, for anything at all: www.twitter.com/skprufo or sparavi@microsoft.com. I’m a little behind on email but catching up, so apologies for delays there!

          Suphatra

        • Fun custom status features

          Ability to enter a custom status like “working from home” or “on vacation” or “out sick” with fun icons to go along with the status.

          190 votes
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            28 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • JIRA Server

            Support for JIRA server (not just cloud)

            78 votes
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            • Allow Teams Meeting Host to Toggle Meeting Entry Exit Tones Conference Bridge Settings

              As an O365 global admin there is no way to let my Teams users toggle these audio conferencing meeting preferences themselves.

              There is only a global setting in the Teams/Skype admin portal that lets me turn on/off these audio conference bridge settings for the entire tenant. My users need to be able to modify these settings like they could in Skype for business.

              If I was hosting a large Teams meeting and running a webinar you can see how disruptive entrance and exit tones would be as participants come and go. The problem is that I can't just disable them…

              58 votes
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                2 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Support device call controls

                Support call controls for popular 3rd party headsets (handup, mute) like Plantronics 740-M or Jabra.

                69 votes
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                  14 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add geolocation

                  Add the geolocation possibility on the smartphone apps and on the desktop app as well.
                  So the user can find out where other team members are located.
                  The user must have the possibility to share his position or not with other members (for privacy or security reasons).
                  When we click on the position of the user, the possibility to see the position on a map is also needed.

                  26 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Better Contacts Management

                    - When "Create a new contact group" -- Enable directory lookup and adding an entire AD group
                    - When "Add a contact to (existing) group" -- Enable adding multiple contacts at the same time, including AD group to add all members
                    - Sync with Skype for Business contacts and groups through O365 Work Account
                    - Enable drag & drop of contacts between groups
                    - Enable starting a new conversation with group (all members)

                    90 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  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.

                      67 votes
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                        8 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 607 votes
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                          168 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          The team is still working on this fix, as part of a larger design change. Given internal feedback, it has been decided the current design isn’t ready for primetime.

                          In the meantime, someone discovered that triple clicking will actually select all of the text. I know we want the real fix, but thought I’d share.

                          Thanks for your patience.

                        • Create teams meeting from calendar using OWA

                          When using calendar on OWA, there is no way to create a Microsoft Teams meeting. You need to create it from Microsoft Teams instead.

                          Please add the functionality to create a meeting from Calendar using OWA

                          156 votes
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                            17 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Upload files into directly into folders in Teams on iOS app

                            A requested feature in Teams on iOS device is the ability to upload files directly to folders in Teams. At this time, you may upload files in the conversation tab, but it will be uploaded directly in the root of the team. In what I request, you should be able to access the Teams file archive, go to the folder where you want to upload the file and then upload.

                            The picture shows where I'd love to have an "attach a file"-button.

                            170 votes
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                              31 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add other Sharepoint document folders under Files

                              Please allow adding granular SharePoint document library subfolders to the Files tab. Currently, only the document library level can be added, not sub folders.

                              This allows adding content from related but separate SharePoint sites without having to provide the entire document library (which may contain irrelevant content to the Team)

                              745 votes
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                                92 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Guest access should be implemented at the Channel level

                                Once I enabled guest access on the tenant I can enable guest access to a team, but I can't give guest access to a single channel. There should be a way to do this as I will now need to create a guest team and an internal team when I share teams with customers.

                                971 votes
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                                  52 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I want to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time

                                  LOG INTO MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS
                                  Original user posted:
                                  I would like to heave this multi-team/tenant option within “MS Teams”, like in Slack. Currently I’m in four different organization. They’re using all office365, three of them now changed from Slack to Teams. I’ve to permanently login/logout to switch to the related MS Team. This is really time consuming.

                                  Another user says:
                                  We need the ability to sign in with multiple accounts. Many of us have several O365 accounts for various reasons (consulting, etc), and we’d need to be able to access teams directly.
                                  This is not a federation or B2B scenario, but…

                                  6,379 votes
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                                    593 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi everyone! I’m happy to share that we’ve been working on this and are at a point where we need your feedback.

                                    We have designs for this multi-tenant feature and are collecting feedback this week. If you are interested in weighing in on this, keep reading…

                                    If you would be interested in participating please contact the user researcher and generally fabulous coworker of mine, David Quiroz (his email is daquiroz@microsoft.com). He will schedule you into a time slot and will be the person to conduct the interview. It would only require 30min of your time and would require signing and NDA.

                                    We are looking for five people to participate in a 1:1 session with the researcher. We need people who currently use Teams with multiple tenants/different companies (at least two).

                                    Thank you in advance for your help!

                                    Suphatra

                                  • Speech to text meeting notes

                                    Using the technology of speech to text, have meetings record meeting notes in a text format based on what was spoken about in the meeting.

                                    223 votes
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                                      23 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  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.

                                      102 votes
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                                        14 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Teams shortcut is not being added to Start menu App list

                                        After installing Teams via latest executable, the shortcut for the application is not being added to the App list of Start menu. Even Windows Search cannot find it as an installed app. However, it can be found from installed applications via Settings.

                                        Observed on Windows 10 version 1809.

                                        28 votes
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                                          16 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for raising the feedback. I’m happy to tell you that the build with the fix for this issue is in the process of being rolled out. Once you have received the upgrade to build 28562, you should no longer encounter the issue.

                                          ~ Alex

                                        • Compact mode

                                          I really like Teams. I do. But the current chat layout is not suited for professional chats. It's way to space consuming. It looks like something imported from MSN with smiley's that take half of the screen. I would say that Slack have nailed it because they focused on the ability keeping a tight window with lots of chat text visible. In Teams the window is full and starts scrolling after like 10 sentences.

                                          7,503 votes
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                                            936 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi everyone, thank you for your patience since the last update.

                                            We want to extend a huge thanks to all of you who have engaged with us on this topic of compact chat. Your input has been invaluable and helped inform our design and decision-making.

                                            As we look to 2019, we will be pursuing plans to continue to make the product more and more space efficient. We see this as a guiding design principle, as well as a backlog of requests from UserVoice that we catalogue, discuss, debate, brainstorm and problem solve.

                                            This principle is also why we will not be making a sharp design turn towards a permanently heavy dense design. Our user base is a wide range of people — such as high school students, the visually impaired, open source developers, and your every day knowledge worker. Because of our broad reach, we must maintain a standard of…

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