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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%…

    4,184 votes
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      248 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone,

      You may have already heard this because we announced this date at our public release of Teams last month, but I thought I’d email everyone just in case they didn’t get the news. We’ve publicly committed to a date for this feature, and it is June!

      Its a difficult feature to pull off, and we want to make sure to get it right for you. Thank you for your patience and most of all, thank you for bringing this idea for us! We’re excited to soon be able to mark the #1 UserVoice item as complete. :-)

      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.

      2,599 votes
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        256 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi everyone,

        So a little bit of context for everyone who newly voted for this feature.

        When you first asked for “Private Channels” we believed this could be solved by the new feature that we recently rolled out — the ability to create either Public or Private teams. Hence, the status on this item was “Working on it!”

        However, the strong feedback from the community has been that this does not solve your original problem. So, we’re pulling this into review and evaluating ways we can implement this. It’s not an easy fix, so we’ll need some time. I’ll make sure to update you along the way.

        Thanks and please continue to give us your great feedback. Your voice helps guide this product in the right direction!

        Sincerely,
        Suphatra

      • 2,406 votes
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          439 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…

          2,000 votes
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            planned  ·  141 comments  ·  Tabs/Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Notifications for all messages in a channel

            There is no clear way how to enable all notifications in channels. I have channel where I am interested in all messages.

            1,923 votes
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              241 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              I hope this brightens your Friday — your feature request is here! Our hardworking engineers have been working on this for weeks and we’re happy to report it released yesterday.

              To set notifications for all messages in a channel, just click the little ellipses next to the channel name and choose “Follow this channel.”

              If this made your Friday, please tweet to us! You can send the tweet to me (@skprufo) or just include the #MicrosoftTeams hashtag, and I’ll make sure it gets to our dev team.

              THANK YOU for making Teams better and better with your awesome feedback. You guys are the best.

              Sincerely,
              Suphatra
              Microsoft Teams

            • 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…

              1,798 votes
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                69 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.

                1,798 votes
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                  88 comments  ·  Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  I know its been a little quiet on UserVoice and in our release notes lately, and I can tell you why. We’re thoroughly going through user feedback to prioritize our work and solve the problems you’re reporting. In this effort, we’re bringing you this feature! Its planned and I’ll update once work is underway.

                  Thank you again for contributing your voice, votes and enthusiasm for Teams. We’re listening, even if sometimes we’re quiet. (Oh, I also took a small vacation! :-))

                  Sincerely,
                  Suphatra

                  P.S. I’ll be providing more user updates via our new Teams blog! Check it out here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/bg-p/MicrosoftTeamsBlog

                • Drag and Drop attachments

                  It really slows us down to have to click Attachment and browse the finder to find an image. Would prefer drag and drop.

                  1,734 votes
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                    50 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    This item is still completed, HOWEVER many of you have reported a new issue: drag/drop does not work when you are taking a file directly from email (i.e. Outlook) and trying to drop it into Teams. I experience the same problem every day, too!

                    If you’d like this function, please add your votes to this UserVoice item for that specific drag/drop ask: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/16927345

                    Thanks and hope you’re having a great day.

                    Sincerely,
                    Suphatra

                  • 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.

                    1,668 votes
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                      162 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

                    • Ability to see who is in a channel

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

                      1,649 votes
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                        135 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        1,565 votes
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                          127 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi everyone, thanks for your help on this item and all the feedback you’ve sent. Special thanks to the kind folks who participated in the Twitter Q&A and subsequent research studies.

                          We now have a design and are conducting 1:1 research testing with users. We need an even representation of demographics, so we can’t take all users. But if you are interested in possibly being someone for testing, please just email me directly (sparavi@microsoft.com) with your name, age, gender, location, industry, job title and experience with Teams (how long you’ve been using it, how often). I’ll forward that on to our research team who will intake you from there.

                          We’re getting closer to the finish line! Thank you for your patience and your support. Message me or tweet me if you need anything at all.

                          Sincerely,
                          Suphatra

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                            147 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

                          • 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)

                            1,440 votes
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                              78 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              1,377 votes
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                                planned  ·  59 comments  ·  Tabs/Extensibility  ·  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.

                                1,167 votes
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                                  191 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Markdown support

                                  In slack I can format my message by using markdown.
                                  See get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/202288908-...

                                  That also allows me to have some kind of code highlighting.
                                  This feature is really cool for teams discussing technical subjects.

                                  1,106 votes
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                                    90 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Markdown is here!

                                    For those who want to be able to format text on the fly or collaborate on code, markdown has finally arrived. Now, you’ve got a quick, easy way to perform the following actions:

                                    add asterisks to either end of some text to make it bold
                                    underscore the beginning and end of some text in order to make it italic
                                    add a tilde before and after your text to strike through
                                    Add a double pound sign (##) before your text to create a Header
                                    Type [text](URL) to create a hyperlink within a message
                                    To start a bulleted list, preface your text with an asterisk (*) or a hyphen (-)
                                    To start a numbered list, preface your text with
                                    To create a block quote, just add a right-hand bracket (>) before your text
                                    Even better, our markdown syntax includes support for code:

                                    To add an inline block…

                                  • 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.

                                    1,048 votes
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                                      80 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Use existing Planner or Group to build Team

                                      Maybe this is in there, but we have a number of Office 365 Groups it would be nice to make a team out of. I got to make a team the very first time out of a group for one, but I don't see a way of making a team out of an existing Group and auto-adding those members. It would be nice if it tied to the existing Planner--I don't want to make new teams or groups, but use the existing ones....

                                      1,020 votes
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                                        66 comments  ·  Tabs/Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi everyone, thanks for continuing to provide feedback on this item. I’ve gone through and it looks like there are some existing issues still.

                                        Please add your feedback to the thread below so I can continue to collate and bring to the engineering team to remedy.

                                        Thanks,
                                        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.

                                        912 votes
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                                          122 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

                                        • 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.

                                          866 votes
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                                            51 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

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