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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,…

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      1386 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hey Microsoft Teams users — I want you to weigh in on new features around channels and group chats. The engineering team and I have put together this survey to find out how you want to see channels improve. You can fill it out here: https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esTxHdABLQxKLvn

      And I’m still waiting on approval to get you a good update about Private Channels. I can say that we ARE working on it, fervently.

      Thanks and ping me any time, for anything at all: www.twitter.com/skprufo or sparavi@microsoft.com. I’m a little behind on email but catching up, so apologies for delays there!

      Suphatra

    • 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.

      1,675 votes
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        230 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Mass add users to a channel or team

        Please add mass add users to a channel or team.
        Like we use on other Office 365 services. email@domain;email@domain and (if possible) @everyone something like that.
        I'm using and loving Microsoft Teams :-)
        Thanks a lot.

        590 votes
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          81 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hi folks, I am collecting feedback on this so we can determine prioritization and user need.

          Please comment in the thread below and/or tweet to me at @skprufo about how this affects you, how you currently add members, and who you think would benefit from this in your organization.

          Thank you!
          Suphatra

        • Allow the central administration of Teams

          Currently an Admin cannot use the Admin app to centrally administer Groups, Planners and Teams. This creates a number of risks for an organisation: 1) unable to manage ownership; 2) unable to manage storage; 3) unable to manage information life cycles. Just to name a few. From a security and compliance point of view a central admin function is highly recommended.

          378 votes
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            39 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Hey everyone — Suphatra’s back! And I’m on the case with this item.

            I talked to engineering and I think they don’t understand this request. The requests says “Admin App” — do you mean Admin Center? The O365 portal?

            Also, what exactly do you envision for central administration — for example — what can you do now, can’t do, and would like to do with this new feature.

            Your feedback will help me get the team to put more resources into this. Thank you!

            Suphatra

          • Do Not Disturb unexpectedly changes to Available

            I set myself to "Do Not Disturb"
            I send a message or a chat.
            Teams decides I'm available, and changes me to "Available."
            NO, DND means JUST THAT. Please STOP changing my availability!

            157 votes
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              37 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Once your tenant is using UPS (unified presence service), you should no longer have issues where DND changes back to available.

              If you are on UPS, and are experiencing this issue, it would be super helpful if you can capture logs by typing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + 1, and send the file from your downloads folder along with any details to teamsml@microsoft.com.

              Thanks all!

            • Link group to AD Group

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

              152 votes
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                34 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

              • Notifications for teams

                I'm not receiving any notifications from teams.
                Each time I select anything in notification settings the selected setting disappears...

                141 votes
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                  28 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Audio conferencing not letting attendees into the teams meeting Unless they are authenticated by the Teams app

                  We have been experiencing a bit of a problem since last week and honestly at this point I am not really sure whether it has to do with some of the new teams policy features in teams or it is actually a tech. problem.

                  Basically as of last week when a user creates a meeting (with dialins) in the Teams addon in Outlook and he/she tries to join the meeting as the meeting host via phone the other invitees are just stuck in the lobby forever, as if the host never joined.

                  On the other hand, when the host joins…

                  103 votes
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                    14 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi There – First of all, we are so sorry that you are experiencing this issue. The engineering team is investigating and some information from users experiencing this would be super helpful.

                    If you are willing, can you please send the following to teamsml@microsoft.com?

                    1) How the meeting was scheduled – thru Outlook or Teams app
                    2) The join link + dial-in # shown in the meeting invitation
                    3) What time the issue occurred, and repro steps
                    4) Actual & expected results

                    Hopefully we can get to the bottom of this quickly. Thanks so much!

                    ~ Alex

                  • OneNote is broken on Teams

                    Late last week, OneNote on Teams stopped working whether you are using the desktop application or the web based. Creating a new OneNote tab on Teams, it still does not work as well. All we get for a message is:

                    "We can't access this notebook.

                    You might not have permissions to view it, but your IT Admin show be able to help you."

                    Previously, OneNote had been working. If OneNote is accessed directly with OneNote application, it will work fine.

                    This appears to be a bug on Teams as others are reporting the same issues as well. Could this be…

                    69 votes
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                      34 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      If you are hitting the document library of 20,000 items please try this solution.
                      It is a known issue for OneNote.
                      (Let’s try that again with the correct link :) ) https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/onenotedev/2016/09/11/onenote-api-calls-fail-with-a-large-number-of-items-in-a-sharepoint-document-library/

                      If you are experiencing something else, please let me know the error messages you are seeing in the comments below.
                      -Warren

                    • OSX client updates - app quits multiple times a day

                      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.

                      63 votes
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                        13 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Please email me your logs so I can have the development team investigate.

                        You can generate logs by using the shortcut CRTL+ALT+SHIFT+1

                        This will generate a txt file in your Downloads folder starting with the name “MSTeams Diagnostics Log……………”.

                        Please email the logs to: TEAMSML@microsoft.com and use the Subject line of “OSX client – App Quits”

                        Thank you!
                        -Warren

                      • Solution for guests accounts with an organisation account without Office365 tenant to be able to login at teams.microsoft.com

                        I have created several guest accounts following the instructions here:

                        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/guest-access

                        Basically,

                        1. Enabled Guest Access in Office365 Admin Center

                        2. Added guest account through Azure Active Directory

                        a. Guest account received email Azure AD "You're invited to the organization"

                        b. Guest follows the "Get Started" link in the email to create a password

                        4. Added guest to a Team through Microsoft Teams desktop application

                        a. Guest account received email Teams "You have been added to a team in Microsoft Teams"

                        b. Guest follows the "Open Microsoft Teams" link in the email to be sent to teams.microsoft.com

                        c. Guest is…

                        56 votes
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                          19 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Doesn't show Audio Call start, stop, and duration on Chat

                          For some reason Audio Calls stopped recording the start and stop times, as well as duration of the Audio Call, on the Chat window. There is no record whatsoever that we switched to Audio. I still run Windows 8, so maybe it's because you're trying to pull the plug on Windows 8? :)

                          49 votes
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                            17 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Video conferencing on web client

                            I'm trying to get people here to migrate slowing from Skype for Business to Teams. Unfortunately the install able app tends to crash often, so more people are using the web client which is more stable, faster, and cross platform.

                            Unfortunately it seems a lot of the functionality we need isn't there, like video conferencing. It seems Microsoft keeps trying to push apps instead of web apps and that seems to be a mistake. I'm sure it's easier to implement, but being able to work completely off the Office 365 website without any installed apps is a much preferable method…

                            46 votes
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                              19 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • fix notification settings

                              The notification settings in the current version are buggy.
                              Firstly all notification settings are blank, as you can see in the attachment.
                              Secondly when you try to set a setting it disappears again after a second.
                              Please fix that.

                              38 votes
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                                18 comments  ·  Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Desktop notifications

                                Don't send mobile notification when I am active on desktop. The was released awhile, but it still happens to me, as in yesterday it happen a lot.

                                38 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Battery life on iOS & Android

                                  According to iOS Battery report, Teams is responsible for 24% of my battery usage. I am not actively running or using the program, so I assume this is related to background tasks / notifications.

                                  35 votes
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                                    15 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    There have been some updates released in the past months that should help reduce battery drain.

                                    That being said, I need your feedback to find out if you feel it has improved or if you feel the drain is still pretty large. Please leave me comments and call out which mobile OS you are using.

                                    (NOTE: having notifications on and having a very active team and also greatly reduce battery life due to the constant notifications. You may wish to try and turn off notifications in some cases to help preserve battery. )

                                    Please provide me your feedback so I can communicate it to the feature team.
                                    -Warren

                                  • Onedrive for Business integration for mobile apps.

                                    Don't know why this isn't available by now. Would it be possible to have OneDrive for Business integrated with mobile apps?

                                    21 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Close the Notification Loop

                                      Notifications could be tightened up a bit.

                                      1) Sometimes when I read messages that cause notifications, the red notification lingers on the channel until I click the channel on the lefthand side.

                                      2) Sometimes after I read a notified message, the Teams icon continues to blink on my taskbar after I've read it.

                                      3) When I acknowledge a notification on the desktop application, the notification remains on my phone and vice-versa.

                                      16 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Teams crashing about 40% of the time when in calls

                                        Started doing this the last couple of weeks.Pretty erratic: sometimes it is when you share your camera or when you share both camera and screen. Hard to pinpoint what causes it exactly but straight up calls (without cams) seem to work fine.

                                        14 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Bugs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          If you are experiencing these crashes, we would like to investigate. Logs will help us do so.

                                          If you’d like to send logs, please:
                                          - type (windows key) + R
                                          - type “(percent) appdata (percent) \ Microsoft \ Teams \ logs.txt” into the open box (without the spaces, parenthesis, and quotes)
                                          - save the file
                                          - send the log file that you saved to teamsml@microsoft.com

                                          Thanks!

                                        • Remove limitation for max users in Teams chat and guest access from mobile phones

                                          Hi,

                                          We have started to use Teams and love the functionalities.

                                          We have a Team where we keep all our related stuff within every thread and project, but...
                                          One thing that we do miss is the ability to have the whole gang in the Chat, cause this is were stuff and short info gets out (or fun stuff).
                                          It is not that easy to use the threads and people are doing it wrong all the time, starting a new thread instead of answering the right thread. In the chat you see everything in a simple way, all expanded, not compressed…

                                          14 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            The request for a higher chat limit is already in the works and being tracked by this UV request – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/18544858
                                            If you support it, please go there and up-vote the topic.

                                            For this current topic, I am more curious about what the guest access request is… the summary didn’t delve into it in much details. If you could provide a better clarification on what the ask is around guest access, it would be appreciated.

                                            Looking forward to your feedback,
                                            -Warren

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