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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,…

    9,447 votes
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      788 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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.

      4,755 votes
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        608 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  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…

        4,221 votes
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          125 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  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

          4,018 votes
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            201 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to archive channels

            Would be nice if we had the ability to archive channels. For example: we created a channel for a specific project. Once the project is complete, we can archive that channel or at least move it out of the primary view. I could see the channel list getting large and clunky quickly with multiple projects many of which are complete.

            Also, when a conversation in the channel is complete it should be archived or hidden.

            3,434 votes
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              172 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Updating feature title to reflect the work for Channel since the chat ability is available.

              The work on the channel archiving is still moving along though I have no additional updates to share at the moment.

              -Warren

            • 3,285 votes
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                261 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Auto scroll down when new messages come in

                It is annoying to have to click on the “New Messages” button or scroll down manually when new messages arrive. The suggestion here is to keep scrolling down to bottom and to provide a button to jump back to last unread message.

                3,237 votes
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                  340 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  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…

                  3,113 votes
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                    361 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    I want to assure you that overall performance, speed, cpu, memory, etc. are all being worked upon.

                    We want to get these improvements to you ASAP – and so are releasing fixes as they are made, which in turn will snowball into a larger improved feel. (As opposed to holding these in earlier rings, and then doing a big bang update.)

                    Please know that the feature team is hard at work on dozens of items to make these improvements. We’re seeing great gains in performance in earlier rings of deployment, and you will soon see these improvements as they’re released to further rings.

                    Again, it won’t be a single update that’ll address all the concerns, and it will take time. But gains are steadily and surely coming.

                    -Warren

                  • Code snippets

                    I would like code snippets with highlighting based on code language. And for snippets longer than X lines, a "show more" button (like slack)

                    2,897 votes
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                      118 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      1,719 votes
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                        39 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        We are actively working on this feature request.

                        We recently announced a Planner Web Part which covers the SharePoint request. Details can be found at: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/Use-SharePoint-web-parts-to-showcase-data-from-inside-and/ba-p/161584

                        There have also been some Outlook Calendar integration which you can read about at: https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2018/02/05/conquer-time-with-new-features-in-microsoft-planner/

                        More updates to come, so stay tuned!
                        -Warren

                      • Add quiet hours to notifications

                        I like having notifications on my mobile device, but would like the option to silence notifications for after hours and weekends. Potentially, selectively per channel/team.

                        1,440 votes
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                          40 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          This item is still being worked upon and has not made it to the public ring yet.

                          Also, for mobile please note that notification restrictions are handled by the mobile OS. You can disable notification via the mobile OS settings. And setting your mobile phone to do not disturb (turning on quiet hours) will force all apps, including Microsoft Teams, to no longer notify you during its duration.

                          OS X (Mac) notification quiet hours are still in the works.

                          I’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.
                          Thank you all for the feedback.
                          -Warren

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

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

                          1,411 votes
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                            99 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Read Only channel

                            Would like to create a Public/announcements Read Only channel so that only specified members can post. This allows for authorised personnel to make company announcements, but not everyone can post.

                            1,394 votes
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                              36 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  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.

                              1,392 votes
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                                76 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a whiteboard.

                                Add a whiteboard to share.

                                1,284 votes
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                                  This item is still in the works. The focus is ensuring a solid integration into Teams.

                                  And again, 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.

                                  Hopefully I’l have more details to share soon.
                                  -Warren

                                • Integrate with Windows 10 notification center

                                  Use Windows 10 notification center for notifications

                                  1,187 votes
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                                    33 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Joining a Team

                                    CHANGE PROMPT:
                                    Change "Add team" to "Add or join a team": I avoided this button because I thought it would always create a new team. It wasn’t evident to me that I could browse for existing teams there too.

                                    PREVIEW A TEAM:
                                    Provide the ability to preview a Team without immediately joining, to see what the reason for the Team is and what Channels exist. It’s a little cumbersome to have to join, realize the Team isn’t what you thought it was, and leave.

                                    TEAMS DISCOVERABILITY
                                    Presently you have to know the name of a team to be able to…

                                    1,018 votes
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                                      95 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      This request is still being worked upon.

                                      Change Prompt: the prompt has been updated to imply both “join” or “create”. This is available in the public ring.

                                      Preview Team is still in the works. Still no additional details at this time.

                                      Team Discoverability is still being worked upon though again, no details at this time. The suggestion covering this is found at microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/..

                                      -Warren

                                    • 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.

                                      1,017 votes
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                                        working on it  ·  65 comments  ·  Planner  ·  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.

                                        1,009 votes
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                                          120 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          1,004 votes
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                                            81 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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