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  1. 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,…

    13,031 votes
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      1090 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hey guys, guess who’s back from maternity leave? Your favorite Teams PM, Suphatra! I’ve been back for a few weeks and catching up on where we’re at in Engineering.

      Private channels is still actively in development, and I am hoping I’ll be given clearance to share with you some more details. What would be great is if you can post in this thread any specific questions you have about the feature, besides just an inquiry on the release date.

      You can also email them to me at sparavi@microsoft.com, as well as any other concerns you might have.

      It’s good to be back, and good to be posting on here again. I hope you are all doing well!

      Sincerely,
      Suphatra

    • 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.

      6,833 votes
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        335 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This request is still being worked upon by the feature team, but I don’t have any additional details to share at this time.
        I do know there is a lot of work going into this and I hope to have some projected timelines soon.

        -Warren

      • Please create a professional compact chat layout!

        I really like Teams. I do. But the current chat layout is not suited for professional chats. It's way to space consuming. It looks like something imported from MSN with smiley's that take half of the screen. I would say that Slack have nailed it because they focused on the ability keeping a tight window with lots of chat text visible. In Teams the window is full and starts scrolling after like 10 sentences.

        6,350 votes
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          727 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Ability to see who is in a channel

          Ability to see who is currently in a channel. Hipchat and Slack have this feature

          5,023 votes
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            234 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 4,157 votes
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              281 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Teams uses 600MB and is super slow!

              Quotes from various users about memory usage and slow performance:

              "Team is a memory hog! 100s MB! Slack is about 50."

              "The memory consumption is over 300MB!!! This should be a priority."

              "Just started evaluating teams, 500+ MB and 10-15% CPU. This is in a citrix VDI. Does teams use hardware rendering? If so is there a way to turn it off? I had to do this with the rest of Office."

              "I dont understand why my Teams application only uses 70MB when other people in my organization are towards half a gig! What is causing this Teams?"

              "Make it…

              3,982 votes
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                415 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                The feature is still being worked upon. Many different changes are going into Teams and will provide a slow but steady pace to our performance increases.

                I don’t have any new details at the moment but hope to get some additional feedback in the next several weeks.

                -Warren

              • Integrate fully with Planner, Sharepoint, and Outlook Tasks, Calendar

                Please integrate more with Planner (hopefully soon with Kanban and timeline visualisation channels for tasks) and/or with sharepoint web parts that do this, so all tasks linked in one place. And Outlook as well (for calendar and emails pertinent to chats and tasks). Until then in effect Teams is yet just another tool to use that is not completely integrated for communication + coordination.

                2,475 votes
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                  47 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Multi-window for chats and more

                  I want to have separate top-level windows for each person I'm chatting with, rather than tabs.

                  2,011 votes
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                    250 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Teams needs a REAL Calendar!

                    Would love to have a Calendar to allow those in the same team to view each other's availability and whereabouts. Would make it a lot easier to create appointments/meetings.

                    The calendar could be a tab in a channel (so then you could have multiple calendars in one team) or could be an icon on the left app bar, instead of "Meetings" which is helpful to no one.

                    Could also be helpful to add a way for us to add a SharePoint Team calendar.

                    1,958 votes
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                      90 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Still being worked upon but it looks like we are getting closed to the finish line. I hoping to switch this item to “testing” in the following weeks. :)

                      I’ll keep you posted as I hear more from the feature team.

                      -Warren

                    • allow any emoji as a reaction, not just thumbs up

                      Slack has this: get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/206870317-..

                      1,816 votes
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                        104 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a whiteboard.

                        Add a whiteboard to share.

                        1,776 votes
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                          This feature request is still being actively worked upon. Good progress is being made, but I cannot share any additional details at this time.

                          While we work on our Whiteboard you can also try the third party whiteboard app Freehand by Invision that can be found by clicking the Store icon from within Teams and go to the app gallery.

                          Thank you for all the feedback and suggestions.
                          -Warren

                        • Rename of Team Channel doesn't rename associated Sharepoint files Folder

                          When renaming a Team Channel, the associated Sharepoint folder continues with it's previous name. This could lead to confusion.

                          1,529 votes
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                            107 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Integrate with Windows 10 notification center

                            Use Windows 10 notification center for notifications

                            1,508 votes
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                              40 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Integrate tasks in planner with Outlook Tasks & Calendar

                              Every time you create a task in planner via Microsoft Teams and assign it to someone in your organisation/team it would be nice to see that task in outlook as well. I want to know and to be alerted that I have a task assigned to me without having to lon on to Microsoft Teams.
                              It would be great to have a place to see how many tasks have been created in a team/channel and the status of each one.

                              1,409 votes
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                                86 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`

                                It's very confusing to new users that there is a difference between replying to an existing conversation and starting a new one within a channel. This is a visual thing as much as anything else. The 'reply' buttons are not naturally attractive if you just want to start typing a message. There should be a logical gap between the bottom of a conversation and 'start a new conversation'. 'Start a new conversation' needs to be separated visually, as if it's a second order command rather than a first order...reply.

                                1,354 votes
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                                  152 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Use built in notifications for macOS

                                  Notifications built into the OS (which all apps I've seen use other than Outlook and now Teams) are more functional and allow for more user control. Most importantly, they honor Do Not Disturb settings, which is critical.

                                  1,335 votes
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                                    146 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  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!

                                    1,165 votes
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                                      109 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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

                                      888 votes
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                                        98 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thank you all very much for the great response. The survey is now closed. The feature team will be reviewing all the data that was gathered and responded based on the findings.
                                        Again, thank you for helping us make Microsoft Teams the best it can be.
                                        -Warren

                                      • More than 20 participants in a chat

                                        We would like to use group chats for conversations that are not team/work related. However, the 20 participant limit keeps us from using the feature to it's full extent. Please increase the participant limit for group chats from 20 to 100.

                                        781 votes
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                                          141 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          This request is still in the works.

                                          I don’t have any details to share. If I had more information I would happily post it. I’ll keep asking until I get some details and I’ll post them here as soon as I know the scoop.

                                          -Warren

                                        • Guest access should be implemented at the Channel level

                                          Once I enabled guest access on the tenant I can enable guest access to a team, but I can't give guest access to a single channel. There should be a way to do this as I will now need to create a guest team and an internal team when I share teams with customers.

                                          749 votes
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                                            45 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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