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  1. Enable integration of Microsoft Teams to an existing SharePoint site rather than to always create a new site collection

    There have been a few ideas raised on integrating lists, OneNote, document libraries, etc. from an existing SharePoint site with Microsoft Teams, but in summary, it will be best if we could create a team upon on existing site, so that the "Files" and "Notes" tabs would directly reference the existing document library and OneNote in SharePoint. It does not make sense to have two separate sites: one for all the usual SharePoint stuff, and another just for Microsoft Teams.

    282 votes
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      57 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone, I was reading through the comments here and it sounds like this item was not completed to address your needs. Can you add to the thread the scenario you’re in, or any other relevant information, that I can pass on to this particular dev team?

      Thank you for your help! We’ll try to make this work to meet your needs.

      Suphatra

    • Persistent notification

      I'm using Mac and one annoying thing is that I'm not getting notified of new messages in team channels (whether I'm mentioned or not) because I missed the banner in the top right of the screen, either from being away from my desk or focusing on my second screen. The red icon is added to the actual application icon in the dock menu when I get a direct chat but there should be something here to indicate that team chats have new messages

      229 votes
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        15 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thank you for this feedback. I’ve spoken to many people who report the same scenario on iOS. So sorry you are experiencing this! We are looking into it and please let me know if anything else happens on this particular issue for any of you. You can email me back on this address or just tweet to me at @skprufo.

        Thank you for helping us make Teams awesome!

        Sincerely,
        Suphatra

        Email: sparavi@microsoft.com
        Twitter: @skprufo

      • Move/arrange channels

        We would like to move a project (channel) between groups to keep the information, or be able to sort channels to our liking.

        436 votes
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          43 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  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

          482 votes
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            under review  ·  23 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  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.

            774 votes
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              143 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  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.

              1,628 votes
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                81 comments  ·  Scheduling  ·  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…

                1,352 votes
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                  60 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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…

                  550 votes
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                    61 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

                  • 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.

                    2,269 votes
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                      213 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

                    • 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....

                      978 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

                      • 186 votes
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                          15 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  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

                          186 votes
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                            14 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
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                          • Recurring Meetings

                            During certain projects it would be very useful to be able te schedule recurring events in certain teams.

                            143 votes
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                              under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Scheduling  ·  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.

                              1,012 votes
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                                162 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • start a chat from an email thread

                                I should be able to easily start a chat from an Outlook email thread.

                                39 votes
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                                  under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Embed Media

                                  If you paste a link it should embed the media right in the chat (Gif, mp4, youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud etc.)

                                  58 votes
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                                    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  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. :-)

                                    90 votes
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                                      under review  ·  11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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

                                      196 votes
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                                        10 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Protect the "Start a new conversation" field with a click

                                        With the "Start a new conversation" field at the bottom of the screen, it makes it easy for inexperienced users to begin new conversations instead of contribute to an existing thread.

                                        For chat systems that don't allow threaded conversations, a text field at the bottom is the proper way to chat, but in Teams, this is the way to split conversations into unfollowable tangents.

                                        So please make it so that a user needs to click a button before they can "Start a new conversation", so that it isn't done by accident.

                                        102 votes
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                                          under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Share T-Bot Answers with the Team

                                          T-Bot is great, but I can't share the results with my Team so I have to tell them what to ask him for.

                                          3 votes
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