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  1. Need full capabilities of Planner in Teams

    Right now you can add a new tab for Planner in Teams. However, you are not afforded all the capabilities of Planner in this tab. Its really "Planner Lite." Here are some items you cannot do with Planner in Teams:

    1) If you create a Planner in Teams, it will not be shown in Planner itself!
    2) you can go to the group (in web outlook) wich is automatically created for the team and click there on planner and it will take you to the planner for the new group, which then cannot be displayed at teams, but the team…

    3,128 votes
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      planned  ·  220 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 2,008 votes
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        210 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support hashtags in channels and DMs

        Allow clickable links on #hashtagged items ... in a channel or group, perform a search within that group.

        For DMs and conversations, search all of your conversations

        902 votes
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          32 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Add a whiteboard.

          Add a whiteboard to share.

          643 votes
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            planned  ·  34 comments  ·  Tabs/Extensibility  ·  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.

            523 votes
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              68 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              I know this is painful, I’m so sorry!! I know some people have done a workaround which is to delete the whole team and then follow the Office Groups steps for recovering the Group/Team, in order to get that channel back. But ugh, that’s not a good solution!

              We’re figuring out how to bring this to you — it has a lot of dependencies on Engineering teams outside of our group, namely Groups and SharePoint. I’ll let you know as we progress.

              Thanks for your support of Teams and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you need anything at all!

              Sincerely,
              Suphatra

              Twitter: skprufo Email: sparavimicrosoft.com

            • Reporting Capabilities

              We are after reporting capabilities to capture granular detail on activity within Teams.

              We would like to have data capturing:
              1. Number of users enabled
              2. Number of daily active unique users
              3. Breakdown of devices uniquely used
              4. Number of teams created
              5. Number of teams deleted
              6. How many instant messages sent overall in the Chat
              7. How many calls made in Teams
              8. Number of files shared in channels
              9. How many combined ‘likes’ have been made over a period of time

              469 votes
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                planned  ·  43 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Ability to pin message/files/articles shared within a channel.

                Guys, please add pinned items for channels. We often pin important articles/messages/files so that the whole team can see it. Very important!

                379 votes
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                  planned  ·  20 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Follow and unfollow conversation thread

                  Hi,

                  This idea is not new. Currently we have a lot of unnecessary notifications and i believe we need flexible options to either get rid of them or setup banner/alert. And we already got "Follow channel" option in the latest update:
                  https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16925461-allow-different-notifications-options-on-teams-and

                  I think we should go forward and improve conversation/thread notifications.It's very annoying when you replied to the conversation and then it becomes spamming. You have no option to unfollow this conversation and keep receiving notifications. From the other hand, there are conversations where you either not mentioned directly by @ tag or not replied yet but want to…

                  309 votes
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                    planned  ·  22 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • See all planner tasks assigned to me

                    It would be nice if all planner tasks assigned to me were aggregated somewhere, instead of requiring me to go into each individual team and then each individual channel to find out what I'm responsible for. To-dos could get lost in the shuffle very easily that way.

                    292 votes
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                      planned  ·  12 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • @Tag without selection

                      Current when @Tagging someone you have to type @PartOfTheirName then wait for the dialog to pop up, then hit tab or enter click the desired name (Person, Channel, Team). If you fail to use the dialog the @Tag fails to work even if you match the name perfectly.

                      What we'd like to see is typing @Name or @ChannelName or @TeamName just works even without using the dialog.

                      242 votes
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                        planned  ·  5 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Get a link to a conversation

                        There should be an option to create a link to a conversation, thus enabling pinging of folks with a direct link, requesting their inputs.

                        239 votes
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                          planned  ·  32 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Team Templates

                          A team template!! Much like sharepoint document site or site templates that contain a specific layout and set of documents this would be amazing for a team template. We could deploy a team for each project we had that had a preset assignment of planner tasks and documents attached to it and a preset of channels that goes with that team. Could really make a big difference in the way we deploy and use teams.

                          212 votes
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                            planned  ·  28 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add "quick reply" box to chat notification

                            Add one line text box to the new message notification so I can respond to a message quickly without switching the apps.

                            203 votes
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                              planned  ·  10 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Render linked images

                              If I link an image by URL (jpg, gif, etc.) render it inline in the chat as if I had pasted the image from my clipboard.

                              180 votes
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                                planned  ·  7 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Copy & Paste is tempermental

                                Users reporting multiple copy/paste issues for text:

                                1. Can't paste multi-messages. Often, only the first line pastes, the rest disappear. As one user puts it: "On the Windows 10 desktop client it is nearly impossible to copy multiple messages from the chat history. A fraction of a second after letting go of the mouse, the highlight collapses down to a single message."

                                2. Can't paste in general: "Copy & Paste is tempermental, when i try to paste text in from other sources it simply doesn't paste, but then if I only copy a few (3-6) words then it does. It…

                                155 votes
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                                  planned  ·  33 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add ability to collapse images

                                  Please add the ability to collapse images and gifs. I keep my chat open on a third monitor. It isn't distracting whenever all I see is text but adding images and gifs causes it to catch my eye as I'm working on the other monitors. Slack also has an option to have images and gifs shown as collapsed by default.

                                  143 votes
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                                    planned  ·  11 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • iOS sharing

                                    Please add support for iOS Sharing. I want the ability to share with teams like I can on slack.

                                    110 votes
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                                      22 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  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…

                                      106 votes
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                                        32 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix Mac client updates

                                        Multiple problems reported:

                                        #1
                                        It seems whenever the OSX client updates, we get a "An update is ready to install. Microsoft Teams is trying to add a new helper tool." authentication request, then the app quits. Or sometime the app just quits on it's own without any notification. When it launches again, the "loading" box then sometimes doesn't disappear. I really want to roll this out for our teams to start playing with, but having the app quit on us ~10 times a day without notification makes it unusable.

                                        #2
                                        On most Macs I’ve tried, the automatic update framework is…

                                        91 votes
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                                          31 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi everyone! Sorry about this experience. I’ve sat down with our Desktop Mac team and found out some more info for you.

                                          First, to unpack this idea, there are really three things being reported.

                                          1. Requiring admin credentials
                                          2. App “quitting” after update
                                          3. Getting stuck on the loading box

                                          For the first item, we are looking to move to a new method that will no longer require you to put in your admin credentials. This is on the backlog.

                                          For the app “quitting” after the update — the app is actually not quitting, it is minimizing. The reason we do this is so we can force updates often without having to force you to select “update” every time you close your app (similar to the way your computer will prompt you to install updates right before shutting down). Since we deploy updates so frequently, we don’t want to make…

                                        • 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…

                                          77 votes
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                                            26 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hi everyone,

                                            Thanks for your feedback on this item. I know its counter intuitive to not be able to just see a full list of all the teams at your company, or easily find the team you just created. I talked with engineering and they shared that the reason for this is because —

                                            “The creation of a public team does not show in the suggested view instantaneously. It takes quite a while as Exchange needs to process that to determine if a Team is relevant based on the members that are in it before we would get those results to display in Teams. Users can opt to search for the team directly using the search bar on the top right by using typing in the exact name of the Public Team.”

                                            I know, we’re over-thinking ourselves here. So, we understand its important for you to be able to find…

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