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  1. 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.

    824 votes
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      159 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  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…

      1,798 votes
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        69 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  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 →
        • 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

          • 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

            343 votes
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              16 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

            • 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…

              208 votes
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                under review  ·  36 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Recurring Meetings

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

                150 votes
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                  under review  ·  8 comments  ·  Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 222 votes
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                    17 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    515 votes
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                      61 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  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…

                      584 votes
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                        63 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

                      • Unread message count on Chat, Teams, channels

                        Right now there is a unread message count badge on the Activity tab icon (I guess you only get that if you have followed any channels?). However I would much rather prefer if the badge was on the Chat and Teams tab icons so I can see where there is activity. Currently collapsed teams are also indicated having activity. Expanded teams should have the same indication.

                        Furthermore, the unread activity badge on both the Activity and the application icon count unread channels. I would prefer a message count.

                        361 votes
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                          20 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi everyone, thanks for flagging this. Sorry it’s been frustrating!

                          We’re reviewing all your comments and feedback very closely and coming up with a plan. I’ll have another update soon once the folks who head up Notifications and Framework get back to me with an update.

                          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....

                          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

                          • 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

                            515 votes
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                              under review  ·  25 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  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

                              212 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.

                                111 votes
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                                  under review  ·  15 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.)

                                  69 votes
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                                    under review  ·  7 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • group chat picture

                                    Allow users to set pictures / display pictures to represent group chats so it is easier to differentiate them

                                    140 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      I love this idea! I sent it to design.

                                      Meanwhile — please edit the name of your small private group chat by clicking the little pencil icon next to the list of names on the top of the window. That will open up a text field and you can name the chat accordingly.

                                      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

                                      240 votes
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                                        18 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

                                      • start a chat from an email thread

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

                                        40 votes
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                                          under review  ·  5 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. :-)

                                          113 votes
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                                            under review  ·  21 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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