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  1. Assign members to channels

    I might have a team called IT and channels of IT projects. So assigning members to channels would be great, since it's not the same for each project (channels).

    126 votes
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      40 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone, can you provide more information on this request? I want to understand if this is the same ask as the ask for public/private teams, or if this is the common issue we get with people unaware they can invite people into a team using a distribution list email address. If you can respond to the thread here or tweet to me at @skprufo, that’d help a lot!

      Suphatra

    • 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.

      1,771 votes
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        172 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Many of you have posted that this feature is broken for you. Eeek! We want to fix this ASAP. Please send us your feedback on this, especially your user logs. Here’s how:

        1. Copy paste the following into your Windows run bar: appdata\Microsoft\teams\logs.txt

        2. It will open the text file.

        3. Save this file and email it to Darya at this email address: daryav@microsoft.com

        Thanks everyone. We’ll get this fixed for you in a jiff.

        Sincerely,
        Suphatra

      • 1,590 votes
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          159 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          This gained a lot of traction five months ago and seems to have tappered off. Now that we’ve created “Follow a channel” — do you still have a business need for this feature? If so, could you share that information in the thread here on UserVoice, under this item.

          Thank you,
          Suphatra

        • Remove the need to constantly log in

          Something has changed, but over the past 2 weeks, each time I reboot, or even resume from sleep, I'm presented with the SSO/ADFS signin page within Teams. As most users don't even notice this, most remain perpetually logged out, defeating the purpose of Teams.

          949 votes
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            128 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            HI again everyone, I got your messages that this is not working for some of you on Android.

            For the Android app, can you confirm that you’re on the latest build?

            We shipped an update on Apr 6th (version 1416/1.0.0.2017040402) that should have fixed the repeated log-in issue. If you’re still getting logged out of the android app everyday, please let us know.

            Thanks!
            Suphatra

          • Move channels into other teams

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

            613 votes
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              89 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              I wanted to give you all an update on this.

              So, we have been reviewing this item and we’ve found that its a very difficult to do, given how our product is currently built.

              We are interested in hearing any workarounds you have done in order to meet this need (moving content around), as this may help us think of new ways to solve for this. Please add your thoughts in the reply chain.

              Thanks for your help, and the great ideas.

              Sincerely,
              Suphatra

            • 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…

              697 votes
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                59 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for your feedback. You submitted this just six weeks ago and brought it to our attention, and we’re happy to report its now complete!

                However, we have some follow up questions for you though:

                1 — We want to improve how people first join Teams. Would you be interested in sharing your experience? Please add to the thread below exactly what your experience was when you first joined Teams and wanted to get started. Where you went, what your instincts were, what you were trying to achieve, etc.

                2 — Would you want to talk to one of our researchers to share your thoughts? If so, sign up here and note “Join a Team” as your research interest. https://1drv.ms/xs/s!AryUNzh1ogZzif8pDcOcx2pW45I87w

                Thanks again for your engagement — you are helping us make Teams better and better!

                Sincerely,
                Suphatra

              • 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.

                688 votes
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                  23 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi everyone,

                  For this item, we’re still working on this and you have likely already started to see updated Planner and SharePoint integrations over the last two months (namely, the ability to “Bring your own SharePoint Online” and also Planner updates outlined here: https://medium.com/@mansoor.malik/a-few-updates-to-planner-integration-in-microsoft-teams-6e9683d1e085). There’s still more to come though!

                  Why I’m writing is because I need your help on a related, but different item. Another team, that specializes in our third party integrations, was interested in hearing what tools you like to use and would like to see in Teams.

                  Just enter your favorites here:
                  https://1drv.ms/xs/s!AryUNzh1ogZzif9Ba8ln1ps_y4Z_eA

                  That will help us tremendously! THANK YOU for your continued support of Teams.

                  Sincerely,
                  Suphatra
                  Twitter: @skprufo

                • Incorrect status in teams

                  We have noticed that our Teams statuses are consistently incorrect. Even when some team members are active in Teams they are shown as "away" or "offline". For example, although I can see that my status is "active", my colleagues see my status as "offline".

                  Can you please fix this bug?

                  19 votes
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                    9 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks to the folks who have confirmed this is still happening. Can you please send reproduction steps and your logs directly to Niraj — he’s the engineering manager who’s team is fixing this for you. His email is: Niraj.Khanchandani@microsoft.com.

                    HOW TO GET YOUR USER LOGS:

                    Copy paste the following into your Windows run bar:
                    appdata\Microsoft\teams\logs.txt

                    Windows run bar:

                    2. It will open the text file

                    3. Save this file and email it to Niraj.Khanchandani@microsoft.com

                    Thank you again! We’re hoping to have this resolved for you ASAP!

                    Suphatra

                  • Importing from Slack, Hipchat, Flowdock, Basecamp, etc.

                    Hi,
                    We are using Slack for a long time and now we are thinking to transition to MS Teams. In Slack it is possible to export all channel content's in JSON with links to files uploaded to slack.
                    It could be very useful to have the ability to import the slack history into MS teams.

                    620 votes
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                      54 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi everyone,

                      I know this feature will make migrating to Teams much easier for so many of you - and that’s why its an important feature. We’re having trouble implementing it because it requires access to information and functionality not yet exposed (create teams, channels, write messages, “imitating” real users, etc.). So, we first are working to make this functionality available-namely, providing a “Create Teams” API, which is difficult and complicated, and thus going to take much longer than we anticipated.

                      Thus, I am interested in crowdsourcing your creative brains for alternative solutions that could work temporarily while we work on this feature. If you have any ideas or hacks you’ve done to import data from another productivity tool, please share!

                      Thanks so much, especially for your support of Teams.

                      Sincerely,
                      Suphatra

                    • 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.

                      462 votes
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                        34 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks everyone for the messages and tweets in response to my last message. I think my brain is still jet lagged from hosting Teams events in Australia and I got confused on our own pill count structure!

                        I’m hearing a lot of different suggestions about what you’d like to see, and it’s a bit difficult to understand them verbally. If you are feeling artistic, can you send a sketch of exactly where you’d like to see numbers? I’ve already gotten a couple and they are EXTREMELY helpful. If I could get a whole bunch, I could send it over to the notifications team. (Just email it to me at sparavi@microsoft.com or tweet at @skprufo).

                        THANK YOU for being awesome, helpful, and engaged in this product. We appreciate your support, and helping us make Teams better!

                        Sincerely,
                        Suphatra

                      • Configure app start up behavior

                        It would be great if I can decide how the app starts up, like start up at boot but minimized, start up at boot maximized, do not start up at boot, etc..

                        398 votes
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                          89 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hey folks, is this still not working for you? We pushed an update that may have fixed it. Please log in/out, then select one of the start up config options, then see if it works for you when you launch again. If it does NOT, then please email me your user logs. You can find them here:

                          C:\Users\YOUR NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams

                          My email address is sparavi (at) Microsoft (dot) com. I’m sorry this is causing such a hassle for you all! We’ll get it fixed, I promise.

                          Sincerely,
                          Suphatra

                        • Link group to AD Group

                          Why we cannot use our group in Active Directory to create group in Teams?

                          43 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi everyone, I wanted to check in on this ask because it’s died down since GA, and also because the ask is not totally clear to me.

                            Right now, we provide a way during the team creation process for you to select an existing Office 365 group. Are you asking to be able to do this same thing, but outside of Teams?

                            Do let me know!

                            Sincerely,
                            Suphatra

                          • Don't auto fly-out the sidebar if application isn't focused

                            The Teams desktop window's hidden side bar auto-opens at inappropriate times. When I'm not using the Team's window (not focused) but my mouse pointer passes over it the side bar flies open and then immediately closes as the pointer is no longer over the window. The effect is a sort of flicker if your pointer is moving quickly.

                            The effect is very distracting as I'm interacting with multiple applications and Teams happens to be between them. I like to keep the window visible and positioned in a "handy" area so see what's going on and quickly interact with the team,…

                            2 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              This is very valuable feedback. Can you please provide logs?

                              You can find them here: C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams

                              I’d like to send this to our Performance team.

                              Thank you for the feedback! We’re listening and appreciate your support.

                              Sincerely,
                              Suphatra

                            • Making the dekstop install not so buggy

                              I have had to install, uninstall, and reinstall both the 32 and 64 versions of Teams on my desktop at least 4 times now. It will work for a day maybe 2 at the most and then go through a spiral of trying to login, closing the program, and trying to login again. This cycle would repeat for an entire 8 hour work day if I didn't force shut down the program. I can't in good conscience roll this out to even a test team in the company if they can't get the download to function properly

                              2 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                needs your feedback  ·  swatijhaswatijha responded

                                Thanks for sharing information. Would you mind sharing your machine spec and names of any major software you are running on it (Office, VSO, etc.) so that we could try to recreate similar machine/environment and see if we can repro the issue?

                                Appreciate your inputs!
                                Swati Jhawar
                                Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Teams

                              • Half of my screen goes missing

                                sometimes it scrolls down and I get a gigantic footer that takes half of my screen. The upper half still shows the content but when i scroll only the upper part scrolls the content. I have to ctrl +R to fix the problem temporary.

                                I can share a screenshot if that helps...

                                2 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  needs your feedback  ·  swatijhaswatijha responded

                                  Hi,

                                  Thanks for sharing the feedback. Could you please share some screenshots of what you are experiencing when you scroll? Also would appreciate if you could call out is it happening on Web or Desktop?

                                  Thanks!
                                  Swati Jhawar
                                  Senior PM, Microsoft Teams

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