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  1. External Access and Federation

    Collaboration is a core element of how we work which requires the creation of extended teams on a project or long term engagement. Whilst the majority of our teams are internal staff, there is still a critical element of any project that requires the inclusion of our clients and/or external vendors. It is imperative that Microsoft Teams allows for the easy (but secure) inclusion of external parties for the length of any project or engagement.

    This is why historically products like Groups etc. have not been adopted as widely as we would hope. If the tool only allows for 60-70%…

    4,699 votes
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      314 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone, I know its been a couple months since my last update on this, so wanted to let you know where this stands.

      We were aiming for June, as we had stated in our GA blog post, but we’re facing some issues so it’s looking like it will be just a tad bit longer (not too long). This is a top priority, so trust me when I say you will have it soon!

      Thank you for your patience — we really appreciate it!

      Sincerely,
      Suphatra

    • 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,…

      3,093 votes
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        330 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hiya again folks.

        I just wanted to write and let you know that I updated the idea to better reflect the vibrant discussion in the community about exactly what a private channel means. It looks like there are five definitions — shout out to user John Black who wrote it out so elegantly. I’ve included that description in the original idea.

        We still have this item under review, and I’m personally interested in seeing if this request is further changed when we release guest access (coming super soon!) this summer. Stay tuned, stay cool, and as always, thanks for your support of Teams.

        Sincerely,
        Suphatra

      • 2,613 votes
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          447 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Need full capabilities of Planner in Teams

          Right now you can add a new tab for Planner in Teams. However, you are not afforded all the capabilities of Planner in this tab. Its really "Planner Lite." Here are some items you cannot do with Planner in Teams:

          1) If you create a Planner in Teams, it will not be shown in Planner itself!
          2) you can go to the group (in web outlook) wich is automatically created for the team and click there on planner and it will take you to the planner for the new group, which then cannot be displayed at teams, but the team…

          2,231 votes
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            planned  ·  162 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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…

            2,120 votes
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              75 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Include Office 365 group calendar in teams

              It would be good to be able to click on a calendar button on the left hand side to get a view of the Office 365 groups calendar as you would in the calendar app. Good for being able to look and get a glimpse of what is coming up with the group. At the moment I have to go back to the calendar to look at it.

              2,111 votes
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                109 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                So it turns out there are some several external dependencies that are hindering our plans for this feature. We are pulling it back into review so we can determine feasibility. Here’s to hoping we find a way to bring this to you — right now its very difficult. We are not taking this off the table though; we know this is an important feature, so we’re tracking the external dependencies to see where they land.

                Thanks,
                Suphatra

              • Please create a professional compact chat layout!

                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.

                1,803 votes
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                  working on it  ·  150 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Ability to see who is in a channel

                  Ability to see who is currently in a channel. Hipchat and Slack have this feature

                  1,780 votes
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                    137 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Auto scroll down when new messages come in

                    It is annoying to have to click on the “New Messages” button or scroll down manually when new messages arrive. The suggestion here is to keep scrolling down to bottom and to provide a button to jump back to last unread message.

                    1,771 votes
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                      172 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Many of you have posted that this feature is broken for you. Eeek! We want to fix this ASAP. Please send us your feedback on this, especially your user logs. Here’s how:

                      1. Copy paste the following into your Windows run bar: appdata\Microsoft\teams\logs.txt

                      2. It will open the text file.

                      3. Save this file and email it to Darya at this email address: daryav@microsoft.com

                      Thanks everyone. We’ll get this fixed for you in a jiff.

                      Sincerely,
                      Suphatra

                    • 1,590 votes
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                        159 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        This gained a lot of traction five months ago and seems to have tappered off. Now that we’ve created “Follow a channel” — do you still have a business need for this feature? If so, could you share that information in the thread here on UserVoice, under this item.

                        Thank you,
                        Suphatra

                      • Allow use of existing OneNotes/documents for channels

                        My team has a pre-existing OneNote. It would be really helpful to be able to create a tab that uses this, rather than being forced to start with a blank notebook.

                        1,537 votes
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                          78 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          It brings me double-rainbow level happiness to give you an update on this item.

                          I know I’ve been mum about it, because I work on the Teams team and this feature request is dependent on the OneNote team, which is a building of purple-caped productivity superheroes in another part of campus. But I’ve gone to the promise land and I have good news to share:

                          Coding has started on this item. I can’t tell you when it’s going to be done, but I can assure you ITS COMING!

                          And you know why?

                          Because of your support, enthusiasm, and love of not just Microsoft Teams, but OneNote and Microsoft as your source of ultimate productivity. Thanks for believing in both of these products, using them like champs, and pushing us to make them both better. Me and @LauraCatPJs thank you.

                          Sincerely,
                          Suphatra

                        • Code snippets

                          I would like code snippets with highlighting based on code language. And for snippets longer than X lines, a "show more" button (like slack)

                          1,535 votes
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                            83 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Linux client

                            My team has some users on Linux, and one benefit Slack has is a Linux client. Without a Linux client on Microsoft Teams, some orgs may have to turn away in favor of Slack so everyone can participate without keeping a browser open all the time.

                            1,334 votes
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                              220 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Hide the reply button under every message

                              The "reply" button is WAY too large under each message. I recommend either making the button just a smaller icon and off to the side of a message, or only showing it on hover.

                              1,118 votes
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                                92 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Ability to archive channels and chats

                                Would be nice if we had the ability to archive channels. For example: we created a channel for a specific project. Once the project is complete, we can archive that channel or at least move it out of the primary view. I could see the channel list getting large and clunky quickly with multiple projects many of which are complete.

                                Also, when a conversation in the channel is complete it should be archived or hidden.

                                1,019 votes
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                                  55 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi everyone,

                                  First, I want to remind you that we have had legal archiving in the product for a long time. That means all messages are retained in a compliance folder automatically for you. For more info on this, read here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/Top-Features-of-Microsoft-Teams-amp-Information-Protection-in/ba-p/63046

                                  Secondly, for those seeking an end-user way to archive content (essentially, for non-legal reasons), I am happy to report we are actively working on giving you a way to archive channels. We should have this to you soon.

                                  Lastly, archiving chats is a separate work item that we still have in review, as that is harder to solve for. I will let you know when this work begins.

                                  Thanks and hope everyone has a nice weekend.

                                  Suphatra

                                • Remove the need to constantly log in

                                  Something has changed, but over the past 2 weeks, each time I reboot, or even resume from sleep, I'm presented with the SSO/ADFS signin page within Teams. As most users don't even notice this, most remain perpetually logged out, defeating the purpose of Teams.

                                  949 votes
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                                    128 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    HI again everyone, I got your messages that this is not working for some of you on Android.

                                    For the Android app, can you confirm that you’re on the latest build?

                                    We shipped an update on Apr 6th (version 1416/1.0.0.2017040402) that should have fixed the repeated log-in issue. If you’re still getting logged out of the android app everyday, please let us know.

                                    Thanks!
                                    Suphatra

                                  • 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…

                                    915 votes
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                                      134 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Access to email from left tab panel

                                      If there was an Outlook tab integrated on the left, similar to the Meetings tab (which is effectively the Outlook calendar), one could stay in Teams all day and not have to switch out.

                                      907 votes
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                                        184 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • slash commands are a must-have

                                        Slash commands for just about every type of function are a must have. They are familiar and easy to use without having to touch your mouse, they are UI-agnostic. Admittedly not terribly discoverable – but the UI is even worse, as their is no real option for auto-completion of UI elements, now is there?

                                        896 votes
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                                          20 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Enable screen sharing without video call

                                          Enable an option to start a screen sharing session without starting a video call. This is a common use case in our organization.

                                          885 votes
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                                            119 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            We’ve started work on this and we’re aiming for completion by the end of a month that starts with “J”. I’ll let you guess. :-D

                                            Thank you for your support of Teams, your great ideas, your patience and enthusiasm. We really appreciate you!

                                            Sincerely,
                                            Suphatra
                                            Microsoft Teams

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