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  1. 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

    532 votes
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    86 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    1,659 votes
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    129 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Muting of conversation threads is available to the public. Just like muting a chat, turning off notifications to a channel conversation will stop you from receiving updates for that specific conversation.

    To turn off notifications for specific conversations

    • Go to the beginning of a conversation in a channel
    • Go to the top right corner of the original message in the conversation thread and select More options … > Turn off notifications.
  3. Import Shifts schedule from Excel/CSV

    Shifts already has export schedule in UI. It would be great to have a option to import schedule as well, so it could be prepared in a external (legacy) system and then easily imported using UI, without need to develop code for upcoming Graph API.
    This would also make possible to create a shift "template" that could be easily uploaded to new Shifts / groups.

    158 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Shifts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    463 votes
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    70 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Shifts: Time Clock

    Add the time clock feature from StaffHub to help administrators and supervisors keep track of hours and personnel

    88 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Shifts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Time Clock in Shifts has been released! Team owners can enable Time Clock and export a time clock report. Team members can also clock in/out using the mobile app.

    Please see the following end-user documentation for more details:
    - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/clock-in-and-out-with-shifts-and-time-clock-ae7b676c-7666-46c7-9f68-85ff54acec8b
    - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/set-up-time-clock-for-shifts-63ff9958-3594-4d05-82eb-a4a342cba2e2
    - https://support.office.com/en-us/article/export-time-reporting-in-shifts-c3b06e42-3ad2-4b88-87a0-4e481d432110

  6. 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.

    383 votes
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    46 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Screen sharing within chat

    I need to be able to share my screen with a coworker at a different location WITHIN a chat. I also need my coworker to be able take over my computer within chat. Right now it seems you can only share your screen during a meeting.

    348 votes
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    59 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

    This is done! Happy holidays. Tweet me at @skprufo if you have any questions.
    Suphatra

  8. screenshare without audio

    In Skype for Business it's possible to share your screen without using the audio feature. This is important for us, because we use a different conf bridge. Using Skype/Teams audio in that scenario just gets in the way (echo, unwanted audio through PC, etc).

    Bottom line, it would be nice to be able to share your screen in Teams without using the voice/audio feature.

    619 votes
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    70 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I have confirmed with the feature team that this is, in fact, functioning as you expect today – you can share your entire desktop or a specific window directly from a private chat session, without starting audio or video. The mute microphone button is enabled so you are able to easily add audio by “unmuting”, but we realize this is causing confusion. We are working on further experience improvements.

    Please feel free to respond to teamsml@microsoft.com if you are still seeing issues.

    Thanks,
    Alex

  9. Be able to choose different device for ringing

    When I don't have my headset on I cannot hear when somebody calls.
    Should have an option to ring on a different device e.g. Skype 7.41.x. See attached.

    204 votes
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    23 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Add Hold Music for the caller to hear

    Add Hold Music for the caller to hear when doing a consult than transfer.

    121 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Staffhub migration

    Show us how to import all our schedules from StaffHub to Shifts

    44 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Shifts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have released the StaffHub migration feature. This allows an IT Pro to run PowerShell cmdlets to move their StaffHub teams to MS Teams.

    Please see the following documentation for more details:
    - https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/expand-teams-across-your-org/shifts/move-staffhub-teams-to-shifts-in-teams
    - https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/expand-teams-across-your-org/shifts/install-the-staffhub-powershell-module

  12. Copying text - hovering menu hides the end of the text

    When copying text from a message, the ending of the message is hidden by the "More Options" hover.

    1,241 votes
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    329 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Support for Private Channels

    Private channels enable focused private collaboration among a subset of your team. You can find detailed information on the capabilities and management of the private channels feature here - https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/private-channels. Note: Work to release for the government clouds is in progress.

    There are four other types of channel functionality on our backlog that we will continue to track – feel free to upvote and/or comment on the items listed next to each:
    - Channel only members: to enable collaboration with people outside the team in a specific channel, without granting them access to the team itself.  The channel member…

    25,138 votes
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    2091 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Private channels enable focused private collaboration among a subset of your team. We are super excited to share that this feature is fully rolled out to the public ring. You can find detailed information on the capabilities and management of the private channels feature here – https://docs.microsoft.com/MicrosoftTeams/private-channels.
    There are four other types of channel functionality on our backlog – feel free to upvote and/or comment on the UV items listed next to each:
    - Channel only members: to enable collaboration with people outside the team in a specific channel, without granting them access to the team itself. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/31374577
    - Shared channels within an organization: allow people in different teams to collaborate on a shared project or v-team in the context of their own teams. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18615565
    - Shared channels across organizations: allow people in an organization other than yours to collaborate on a shared project or v-team. …

  14. Teams notifications have stopped working for current chat

    Microsoft Teams has stopped showing notifications for your 'current' conversation (the currently selected chat in Teams, where the history is visible). Notifications appear as normal for other chats, but if you get further responses to the 'current' chat - and the window is either hidden, minimised, or closed completely and running the background - then you get no notification (toast, or flashing in the taskbar) and the new conversation isn't bolded in the left sidebar of Teams where the chats are listed.

    90 votes
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    41 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Integrate Microsoft FindTime

    Would love to have the ability to post a Microsoft FindTime poll within a Team for scheduling meetings within the group. It's already a plugin for Outlook, integrating it with Teams could allow a quick FindTime poll with the members of the team, rather than having to manually select each member of the team every time a poll is needed.

    65 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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.

    30 votes
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    completed  ·  16 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Complete Skype for Business Integration into Teams

    Honestly, this is a tall order due to the fact that Teams was not launched this way in the first place, but my real world experience, and feedback from the field, is that having Skype-for-Business-like functions in Teams (chat/Presence/etc) be separate from Skype for Business itself is not only confusing for many users, but inhibits adoption. Users want to consolidate the number of apps they use, not increase it. I personally find this to be true.

    Teams is an incredible tool with so much potential, but living and breathing in Skype for Business, like so many of us do, Teams…

    4,501 votes
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    127 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This topic will be closed out as completed since the vast majority of the S4B convergence has already released to the public.

    If you have any specific requests, please open a new topic or vote for an existing topic that more specifically targets your wish.

    The team is aware of the issue of using Teams will force you from using S4B.
    I’ve opened a topic specifically for that based on the feedback below – vote for support of this request at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/35124451

    As for notification issues and being able to view multiple conversations, there are topics for allowing different types of notifications – http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16925461 and a topic for multi-window for chats and more – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16926739
    The ability to send audio or video messages can be voted for at – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/32372014

    Thank you for all the feedback and suggestions.
    -Warren

  18. Mute a channel - (Mute Chat is complete)

    I'd love to keep groups/channels in my list, but mute a channel so I don't get those. I get notified whenever some tags a channel eg @General, it's super distracting!

    Also would like the possibility to mute a group chat, so no sound or mobile notification should be received for a user that chooses to mute some group chat.

    1,011 votes
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    148 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Muting both a channel and a chat are now available to the public.

    When you mute a channel, you will continue to get notifications for the following:
    - @Team mentions in that channel
    - Replies and reactions to conversations which you have taken part in that channel
    - @Channel mention of other channels in that muted channel

    What you will stop receiving notifications for are:
    - All new posts in that channel
    - Replies to those posts in that channel
    - @Channel mentions of that channel

    To mute a particular channel,
    - Go to the channel overflow menu (triple dot) and choose “Channel notifications”
    - Select “Off” for all the menu options you see in that “Channel notifications” dialog box

    Thanks!

  19. MAC app fails to update with standard account (needs admin creds)

    On most Macs I’ve tried, the automatic update framework is pretty aggressive, and apparently cannot be unconfigured. However, it consistently fails to update the app when I’m logged in with a standard account. The app occasionally prompts for admin creds (I assume it’s making an update helper daemon), and I supply them, but the only Helper process Teams ever runs is owned by the standard account. I’m not sure exactly what to suggest here, because there are several opportunities for change, some of which might obviate usefulness of others. Ideas might be some user interaction to defer the forced relaunch…

    133 votes
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    33 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    Hi everyone,

    Wanted to let you know that a New Mac installer has released to the Public ring. It has a new auto-update mechanism and will no longer require an admin password for updating!

    Thank you for your support and feedback!
    -Warren

  20. Screen share toolbar obstructing browser tabs

    Issue:
    The MS Teams screen share toolbar obstructs browser tabs in Chrome and Edge. The toolbar does auto-collapse but takes too long (approx. 5 seconds). Skype for Business' toolbar collapses almost immediately. Also the MS Teams toolbar cannot be moved as the Skype for Business one can.

    Workaround:
    Clicking the pin icon on the toolbar twice collapses it immediately but it reappears when you move the cursor near the top of the screen again

    Preferred Solution:
    Make the toolbar collapse immediately when unpinned and make it possible to move it

    126 votes
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