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  1. More status options, custom status, and Out of Office

    MORE STATUS
    I like the status options in S4B, and so does my boss. It will be important to my boss before accepting the use of MS Teams widely to have a broader range of statuses. Missing statuses are:
    * In a meeting
    * In a conference call
    * In a call
    * Presenting
    * Be right back
    * Off Work

    Particularly of importance are "Be right back" and "off work". "Do not disturb" is probably sufficient for "in a meeting", "in a call" and "presenting". But, it sure is nice that S4B auto-detects those three statuses (for the most…

    310 votes
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      under review  ·  48 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Recreate deleted channel

      Deleted channels cannot be recreated. They are visible in ShaerPoint, but cannot be recreated or restored in Teams.

      351 votes
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        48 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Edited!!

        NOTE THIS IS FOR TEAMS, NOT CHANNELS. I’ll let the team know you’re asking for channels specifically.

        If you’ve deleted an Office 365 group it’s retained, by default, for a period of 30 days. The group, which we refer to as “soft-deleted” during that period, can be restored by using PowerShell.

        You can also permanently delete a soft-deleted group if you can’t wait the 30 days for the retention period to expire for the content to be permanently deleted.

        IMPORTANT: If you use Remove-MsolGroup in PowerShell to delete a group, this will purge the group permanently.

        When deleting groups in PowerShell it’s best practice to use Remove-AzureADMSGroup to soft-delete the O365 group.
         
        Instructions here:
        https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Restore-a-deleted-Office-365-Group-b7c66b59-657a-4e1a-8aa0-8163b1f4eb54?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

      • New Notifications email message

        Currently when we receive an email notification it just says this person sent a message but it would be nice if you could see what the message is when you are offline.

        Thanks,
        Mike

        58 votes
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          15 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  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…

          2,517 votes
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            98 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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,…

            3,775 votes
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              375 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

            • Make "Teams" and "Chat" the same Tab

              There is no reason that Teams and Chat should be different top level categories in the left navigation. They are the same thing, perform exactly the same function, and making two different items simply confuses the navigation and makes badge notifications and discoverability much more difficult to use.

              Please combine Chats into the Teams tab so that you can browse all conversations in one place rather than needing to navigate to different tabs to see different conversations.

              Chats and channels perform essentially the same function, which is talk to some people and collaborate. Forcing the user to check two different…

              701 votes
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                80 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thank you for this feedback!

                You’re right, Sam: the only difference between these two tabs are their privacy settings. They have the same function: chatting.

                While we may not implement the solution above, we hear the feedback loud and clear and are reviewing the problem.

                Thank you for your feedback and please continue to help us make Teams great!

                Sincerely,
                Suphatra
                Microsoft Teams

                Email: sparavi@microsoft.com
                Twitter: @skprufo

              • 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.

                1,066 votes
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                  228 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.

                  1,591 votes
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                    243 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  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.

                    2,466 votes
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                      123 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

                    • Integrate with Windows 10 notification center

                      Use Windows 10 notification center for notifications

                      610 votes
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                        under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make it possible to remove and/or rename the default tabs (files & notes)

                        It would be really great if we would be able to remove / rename the default tabs. A lot of times files / notes are too generic names for the tabs, so renaming would be really helpful then. :-)

                        158 votes
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                          under review  ·  31 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please enable share control in video meeting

                          We used to be able to share control in video meeting so we can do remote support.

                          Please include this feature in the future releases.

                          Thanks,
                          Jason

                          688 votes
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                            under review  ·  35 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 248 votes
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                              19 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Korean IME (HANGUL) does NOT work properly

                              Korean IME (HANGUL) does NOT work properly

                              1. When typing Hangul after the character ‘(‘, and a space, the Korean IME combination is broken continuously, and and we can not send messages correctly due to the broken IME compositions. (e.g. when typing (안녕하세요, (안ㅇ하세요ㄴ comes out.

                              - Looks like it's only happening in MS Teams app since it's working well in Word and Outlook with the sample repro steps.

                              2. Even if we try to point out a particular person through @, the name comes out twisted with Hangul. (e.g. when typing @홍길동, @홍동길 comes out (the second character and…

                              49 votes
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                                under review  ·  15 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow syncing of team files with OneDrive Sync Client

                                I have an Office 365 Group Created and syncing with OneDrive Sync Client. I added team features to the group. When I create a new channel in my team, a new folder is created in the group files. However, this folder is locked (and shows lock in the sync icon) so I don't have permission to work with any synced files.

                                101 votes
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                                  under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • The Create Team button is broken

                                  When I go to create a new team, I click on the "Create Team" button, and nothing happens/

                                  3 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Display 'user is typing' indication also in Teams area

                                    While there's an indication of the user that's actively typing in the Chat area, I'd like to have this in the Teams area as well

                                    490 votes
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                                      18 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi everyone! Many of you had emailed me when we rolled out “show user actively typing” in the chat area, that you’d like this in the channels area too. I’ve merged the tickets together to help you build support for this idea, and I’ve also sent it into engineering for a review.

                                      Keep submitting your thoughts on this item and encouraging others to vote. Its a great idea.

                                      Suphatra
                                      Microsoft Teams

                                    • Important Message Notification

                                      Currently, there does not seem to be any notification on any platform when a message in a Team/Channel is marked Important. Please put an option to be notified for important messages, even if you aren't actually mentioned in the post.

                                      32 votes
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                                        5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • left navigation: make it resizable

                                        make the left-hand navigation resizable

                                        224 votes
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                                          44 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi everyone, thank you for this feedback!

                                          The engineering team that develops the left rail is considering this feature request. They are in data gathering mode and they came to me seeing if you might be interesting in providing some feedback on the left rail for your Teams client.

                                          Particularly, they are interested in seeing screenshots of your left rail to see how you’re using it, as well as your own observations about how you’re using it and any limitations/opportunities you see with the left rail.

                                          If you send a screenshot, please also include this info:

                                          1. Number of employees at your company
                                          2. Number of teams that you are actively participating in
                                          3. Number of channels that you actively monitor
                                          4. Largest team or channel that you think you need
                                          5. Your #1 top feature request for teams and channels

                                          Just send this info to me via email at…

                                        • Desktop notifications for Windows

                                          Need to have notifications in the action centre on Windows 10 also preferably make the desktop client a UWP app (I understand it is not currently) for full integration of notifications and (hopefully) Cortana

                                          238 votes
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