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  1. 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.

    400 votes
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    56 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is still in the works. No additional details are available at this time.
    -Warren

  2. Enable Macbook Pro Touch Bar controls for Teams

    Would be great to do clever shortcuts in Teams using the touch bar on Macbook Pros

    386 votes
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    57 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Browser/OS independent desktop notifications using HTML5

    Not sure about the desktop clients because there isn't one available for my operating system. However, the web app is essentially unfit for purpose because I can't tell when anyone is trying to contact me unless I sit there, constantly staring at the app.

    379 votes
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    51 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This is still being worked upon and making good progress! Stay tuned for additional updates.

    -Warren

  4. 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...

    371 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still being worked upon.

    I am still trying to get details on what we could expect for Cortana in Teams and will share examples once something is available.

    -Warren

  5. 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.

    345 votes
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    54 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    Great news! This feature request is being worked upon by the Planner team!
    Expect an update soon.

    -Warren

  6. Metadata / Customized Views in Files Tab

    Show Metadata in the Files Tab to easily see, add and change metadata. (It seems that now you have do all that in Sharepoint)

    324 votes
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    37 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Slow performance and high memory consumption

    This may technically be a bug but I'll add this anyway as a blanket item. The performance of the desktop client is just abysmal in my experience.

    Clicking around constantly freezes the UI, and typing is painfully slow.

    323 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Merged  ·  Suphatra responded

    Hi guys! Thanks for submitting this. I totally hear you and have experienced this as well.

    The good news is, we’re actively working on this. We recently pushed an update that improved performance when channel switching and scrolling. So this should be considerably better for you.

    We’ll continue to make improvements on performance, so stay tuned for updates.

    Keep the suggestions coming and thank you for helping us make Teams awesome!

    Sincerely,
    Suphatra

    Email: sparavi@microsoft.com
    Twitter: @skprufo

  8. 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).

    288 votes
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    42 comments  ·  Windows 10 S (Preview)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is still in the works. There was some adjustments to the overall strategy.
    I’ll try to get some additional details and share them with you.

    -Warren

  9. Adding Room devices to a Teams Live Event.

    During a Teams Live Event we can either take the TeamClients or a RTMP encoder as streaming source. It would be great to gain the ability to add SIP-endpoints or Skype Room system too.
    Being able to stream from any SIP device is the missing puzzle piece in an already great interrop solution.
    Imaging being able to use any video conferences room as Broadcast studio?

    I`m sure this would empower the Interrop soloution offer by Polycom, Pexip and BlueJeans a lot.

    Currently the only workaround is to use RTMP, but the workflow is to bad for the enduser.

    286 votes
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    43 comments  ·  Live Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    266 votes
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    working on it  ·  47 comments  ·  IT Pro  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 239 votes
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    42 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    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

  12. Desktop App needs to allow the Font to be adjusted

    We have a number of users who are struggling with the font size the desktop app, be great if it could be adjusted. Its fine on the web app.

    235 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Merged  ·  Suphatra responded

    Hi guys, turns out that we put this on the previous release notes but it actually isn’t releasing until this week.

    I’m really sorry! I hope you all weren’t too affected.

    Some of you have pinged me individually on this, I’ll make sure to let you know on email/Twitter too. I’ll update this item back to complete once the feature is out.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and engagement, and please keep helping us make this product great!

    Sincerely,
    Suphatra
    Microsoft Teams
    Email: sparavi@microsoft.com
    Social: twitter.com/skprufo

  13. 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 around a bit to…

    209 votes
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    55 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    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

  14. "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.

    202 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Getting Started  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

    I’m super excited about this one! This should help the daily user experience tremendously. Looking forward to bringing this to you.

  15. Battery life on iOS & Android

    According to iOS Battery report, Teams is responsible for 24% of my battery usage. I am not actively running or using the program, so I assume this is related to background tasks / notifications.

    190 votes
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    56 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Use the background blur feature on iPhone

    Please use the background blur feature on iPhone

    186 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Shifts - Date localisation

    Ability to localise dates - In at least AU and UK we use DD/MM - its becomes confusing quickly when half the dates are in local and the other half are in US format

    183 votes
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    working on it  ·  27 comments  ·  Shifts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Sharing Desktop Zoom in and out capability

    Participants should have the capability to zoom in on the user who's sharing their screen with the participants.
    this functionality is available on Skype for business, it's called Actual Size / Windows Fit

    176 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

    We are actively working on developing a solution for this. I will update when this gets to testing/validation.

    -Suphatra

  19. Take over locals from windows - or at least allow them to be set

    Allow me to use my language, 24 h clock and similar
    Plus it could proof read my chats accordingly

    160 votes
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    34 comments  ·  Languages/Translation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Advance Whiteboard Features

    Advance whiteboard features would add massive value to remote teams like icon & photo finder, wireframes templates, idea voting,web page capture or via URL, prebuilt templates (eg.Strategy, Agile, ideation, mind maps, sixsigma tools...)... A good inspiration can be found in Realtimeboard or Mural.

    150 votes
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    10 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are working on improving the Microsoft Whiteboard in Teams to include new features including sticky notes, pen and ink, and drag and drop capabilities. These features will enable team members who don’t have access to a touchscreen or Surface Hub to participate in whiteboarding sessions during Teams meetings. You can read more details here: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/blog/2020/07/08/reimagining-virtual-collaboration-future-work-learning/.

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