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  1. Search Public and Private Teams

    Users report its very difficult for their peers to find a team that they have created. This hinders their ability to increase team membership.

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    Other users report its frustrating that they can't just search ALL the teams at their organization -- that only a small fraction are surfaced to them in their "Suggested" view.

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    The capability to view Public Teams when you click on "Create Team" is great.

    HOWEVER... it would be a better user experience if there was a prominent button or link called "Search for Teams".

    Teams needs this discovery capability to avoid the duplication of…

    279 votes
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      49 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Unfortunately we hit some snags and this has moved back to “working on it”. The team is working to make some corrections and I hope to have a release date in the near future. I’ll keep you posted with what I hear.
      -Warren

    • 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.

      276 votes
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        28 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.

      • Add Cortana

        Imagine this chat conversation between two users:

        Patrick : Sales is doing great now...
        James : Yes but I wonder where we are growing?
        Patrick: @Cortana Show me revenue by country in October 2016
        Cortana: [Shows a graph with top selling countries with a link to the Power BI report]
        James: @Cortana What product sells best in Sweden?
        Cortana: [Answers with text] "Superduper Sport Shoe" has most revenue in Sweden for October 2016.

        Now imagine adding in a bot that can answer questions about inventory or even a procurement bot...

        268 votes
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          6 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Enable Voice Messaging

          Add a voice messaging function like it is common in personal messaging apps like whatsapp, wechart, line etc.
          This can be very useful if on the go for complicated messages to type.

          248 votes
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            40 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Links/attachments in chat

            If you attach an item to a chat it will be saved in the files section of the channel. But if you are chatting about a document and you want to reference it you do not want to save it to the channel as it is already in another folder of the SP Site. To create a copy in the channel does not make sense as you are creating duplicates. a link would be the solution.

            241 votes
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              39 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Let admins manage updates

              For corporate use please let stop automatic updates and user side updates.
              Admins can deploy updates in a managable way

              231 votes
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                16 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow sending audio and video message

                Allow users to send Audio and Video message just like WhatsApp and other messages tools.

                210 votes
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                  32 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Windows app should be in the Windows store

                  Even if there won't be a modern UWP app for Teams, the Win32 app should be available through the Microsoft Store so it is discoverable by Windows 10 users (that's where I looked first, with no luck of course).

                  205 votes
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                    31 comments  ·  Windows 10 S (Preview)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • data retention

                    on the settings there needs to be something for enterprise data retention. e.g. after 60 or 90 days data is purged off, or conversations roll off.

                    205 votes
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                      working on it  ·  37 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Guest Access to see Planner Tasks

                      Hello, I have a question about MS Teams Guest Access. Is there any working on Guest acces to login-sign in MS teams planner or tasks?
                      Guest Accounts can see chat, folders etc but can not open planner tasks ?
                      Thanks.

                      203 votes
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                        39 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  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"

                        174 votes
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                          17 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Dark theme problems!

                          See thread for issues related to dark theme. Here are some that are noted:

                          1. In dark theme, the warning messages are quite unreadable in the private messaging window

                          2. When an email is sent in from Outlook on the Web when I’m using the dark theme, the text in the email is very dark as per the original email. When viewing this email with Teams using the default (light) theme, it looks great.

                          3. In Teams chat, no way to turn text back to WHITE, when using the dark theme.

                          4. Using the dark theme, I have to hunt…

                          166 votes
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                            42 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            This feature request is still being worked upon. No additional status to share

                            Items still in the works:
                            2), 4), 5) and 7)

                            Items we cannot repro:
                            6) and it doesn’t appear people are hitting it, but let me know

                            Items that are completed and in the public release:
                            1) and 3)

                            -Warren

                          • "What's Changed" overlay (Coachmarks)

                            You should have a "what's changed" overlay everytime it updates, or at least a pinned topic on this page with a summary of the changelogs.
                            Given that it is a new product, some updates might include the missing feature that a team is waiting to switch over to Teams and it would be good to be able to discover this.

                            157 votes
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                              15 comments  ·  Getting Started  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Multiple accounts should be available on mobile apps

                              Multiple accounts should be available for login to ensure updates could be seen for all valid accounts on teams

                              136 votes
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                                15 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Great, news… this item is now actively being worked upon! I just want to clarify that the multiple accounts is moving along for mobile.
                                (Desktop will have a separate timeline and will come later.)

                                I will share more details as we get closer to the release of this great feature request. :)

                                -Warren

                              • Ability to provision existing Office 365 groups to Teams through Admin center or PowerShell.

                                When trying to create a team, an Owner of a 365 Group can be prompted to add Teams to that Group, but only once. After adding the first group they own, they are not prompted again. There is also no way to manually provision this service to existing Groups in the Admin center.

                                95 votes
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                                  6 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to Copy a Team

                                  It would be really useful to copy a team with all Channels and files/tabs associated, this way we could create a template and copy it when creating new teams

                                  81 votes
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                                    17 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We’ve heard your suggestions and are working on the ability to clone an existing team using a template. When released, if you were to click on Add Team, then Create a Team, you would get the UI pop up that prompts you to “Create your Team” but, if you look to the bottom of the UI you would see the option to choose “Create a team using an existing team as a template”! Once you select that option, you would be able choose which channels, team settings, apps, and members to inherit via a simple setup wizard.
                                    Look for this feature to release by the end of the calendar year! And thank you all for the great feedback. -Warren

                                  • Mobile App - additional search functionality

                                    Updating this topic to reflect that the focus is now on the additional search functionality since the other pieces of the original request have been completed.

                                    Here is the originally summary below:
                                    Items 2, 3, 4, and 5 have been completed and released.

                                    Android/mobile app:
                                    1) universal search function for files, messages, chats, and groups
                                    2) directly send invite to join teams, instead of chat only option
                                    3) ability to create new team, project, or group
                                    4) view calendar/schedule inside app

                                    80 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Updating this topic to reflect that the focus is now on the additional search functionality since the other pieces of the original request have been completed.

                                      Here is the originally summary below:
                                      Items 2, 3, 4, and 5 have been completed and released.

                                      Android/mobile app:
                                      1) universal search function for files, messages, chats, and groups
                                      2) directly send invite to join teams, instead of chat only option
                                      3) ability to create new team, project, or group
                                      4) view calendar/schedule inside app

                                    • Surface Hub Extensibility

                                      Microsoft Team currently doesn't run on Surface Hub :-(
                                      when I clicked Join Online it's asking me to download the app however the app is not compatible with Surface Hub.

                                      60 votes
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                                        18 comments  ·  Surface Hub  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Granular bot and tab controls based on Office 365 Groups classifications

                                        Currently bots & tabs have one control - on or off. Many organizations must turn this option of due to data protection issues. Corporate data will be sent out of the Office 365 environment to unknown sources (bots and tabs).

                                        What I would like to see is a granular control that allows you to enable bots & tabs for Teams that have specific Office 365 Groups classifications. For instance you might enable bots & tabs for "Public" or "Unrestricted" Teams but not for "internal" or "restricted" ones.

                                        59 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thank you all very much for the great response. The survey is now closed. The feature team will be reviewing all the data that was gathered and responded based on the findings.
                                          Again, thank you for helping us make Microsoft Teams the best it can be.
                                          -Warren

                                        • Setting to choose if Private Teams should still be searchable

                                          We create our Teams as private by default since they are about the clients we work with. We are okay with everyone at the company knowing that these Teams exist, but we don't want them to be able to join them without permission.

                                          The problem we're having is that people keeping asking 'does a Team exist for client X?' and there is no easy way to answer that question.

                                          We'd like a way to search for private teams so that folks can request to join them.

                                          51 votes
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                                            5 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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