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  1. Introduce the O365 App Launcher in the top left corner

    Since Teams is a part of Office 365 why is there no App Launcher aka 'The waffle"in the top left corner ?

    297 votes
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    43 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    Hi everyone — we have implemented this on the web version.

    We will not be implementing it in the desktop app or mobile app due to other high priority engineering items.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    Suphatra
    Twitter: @skprufo

  2. Renaming a Microsoft Team

    Currently when you rename a Microsoft Team it changes the display name to the new team name however on the backend in Exchange the old email address and alias remain, and a new email address with the new team name does not get created. When a Microsoft Team gets renamed it would be nice if a new email address and alias get assigned, and the old email address get shifted to a secondary alias.

    189 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Skype chat - both ways

    If someone write from Skype, I can read and answer, but I cant start a chat with Skype users.

    180 votes
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    69 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    It looks like some people in the thread below have figured it out — we actually have this. You can start a chat both ways; the system will automatically recognize if this person is on Skype for Business or on Teams.

    Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.

    Suphatra

  4. Visual notification in systray of unread message (for both Mac and PC)

    When there is an unread message, it would be *very* helpful if the systray icon could have a visual indicator that something is unread.

    168 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Warren responded

    We have this!

    The system tray icon will show a red dot when new activity has occurred.
    When you see a red dot on the System tray icon and then mouse over the icon, a tooltip will display summarizing if you have a new chat or mention.

    -Warren

  5. Improve "add members" to team

    You have to add each member one by one in a team. It would be nice if it could be a grouping option to add multiple users with the same type of permissions (as if I insert a list of people with any delimiter, then check for names and click add) or import users from .csv / .xlsx file (users with roles).

    132 votes
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    41 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    Thank you so much for this feedback. I was actually sitting with a user yesterday who was struggling to add users to a channel because she was typing in names one by one, which is a normal inclination. I showed her that she can put any distribution list into the field (for example, all@mycompany.com) and it would invite everyone who is on that email address. Try it out and let me know if you have any more questions. I’ve also routed this feedback to design so they can implement a sign or something to show people that they can do this.

    Thank you for helping us make Teams awesome!

    Sincerely,
    Suphatra

  6. Edit badge logic in Taskbar Notifications

    When a new chat has come in add a red taskbar notification like slack does. I depend on it to know when I have a message.

    123 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Warren responded

    Due to the feedback I have created a new topic that targets the specific difficulty of the SysTray “red dot” not easily communicating presence or activity.
    Please vote up the new topic if you support it. https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34867705-teams-in-systray-does-not-distinguish-between-acti

    Most responses called out the wish to have a notification in the system tray and it looks like that is something we already have.

    If you get a message a red dot appears on the system tray icon and mousing over the icon provides a pop-up message stating “Microsoft Teams – New Activity” .

    Thanks,
    Warren

  7. Enable general view of the organization

    It would be amazing if we can see the Org Chart (Organization tab) for the whole company and not have it limited per team or manager.

    84 votes
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    26 comments  ·  Tabs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    Just hover over a person’s avator and click the org chart icon in the screen that appears. Or you can click the “Organization” tab in your 1:1 chat with them. If you want to move around your company’s org chart, just click the different people who appear in the chart.

  8. Planner Checklist

    We should be able to reorder items in checklist without having to delete items

    71 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    Thank you for this feedback! Fortunately, this feature already exists. Just drag and drop items in the order you desire.

    Let me know if you have any more questions on this!

    Suphatra

  9. Add a conference room, when scheduling a meeting

    When using the Teams "Scheduling a meeting" functionality, it would be really great, if there also was an option to review and book a conference room for the meeting, so that team members also had the possiblity to meet in person and online.

    70 votes
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    we have this!  ·  22 comments  ·  Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. share a specific application/window in screen sharing

    When sharing "screen", add an option to share specific application rather than share the whole screen. I've got a 34" ultrawide and sharing the whole screen with someone using a small 13" laptop screen is untenable.

    69 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Warren responded

    When you start a meeting and click the share button you are presented the option to share your whole desktop or choose a specific application to share.

    -Warren

  11. Add search to channel

    Add a search bar specific for a channel (with keyboard shortcut)

    59 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    You can search inside a specific channel by going to the channel, putting your search term in the search bar, then pressing enter on your keyboard. Then, you’ll see below the search bar a little tab that says “In this channel”. If you click that, you’ll see all the search results for the term in that specific channel.

    If you have any questions, just tweet me at @skprufo.

    Suphatra

  12. Folders inside of channels' file section

    Folders inside of the Files section of a channel would be handy

    58 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    Just click on “Files” tab from inside the channel, and then click the “New” button. A drop down will appear — select “Folder”.

  13. Add personal planner

    Have the ability to add a personal planner / to-do list embedded within Teams application.

    57 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    You can integrate Microsoft Planner or Trello as a tab in any channel in Teams. Just click the little + sign in your channel’s tabs section, and choose Planner or Trello from the pop-up window.

  14. Search previous messages

    I know this is new but "Search" is very fundamental to the success of any product. When messages gets pretty long and you remember that you had this conversation before, you search for it. Right now, I don't see a way to search previous messages.

    55 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    You can search your messages by typing your search term into the search bar, and then clicking the “messages” tab that is directly underneath the search bar.

  15. owners/admins need ability to delete messages of others -

    admins need the ability to delete users messages - this one thing is stopping me from leaving slack. need the ability to moderate.

    47 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Admin Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Warren responded

    There seems to be some confusion around how this works. First off the ability to delete messages is off by default.

    The IT Admin who setup the Teams environment will need to turn on the admin ability to delete messages. Once they have enabled the functionality, admins will be able to delete user messages.

    If your IT Admin as enabled it and you still are having troubles please let me know in the comments below.
    -Warren

  16. Ability to @tag all members of a team/channel in a message/post.

    Ability to use @everyone or @channel tags to mention everyone on the team or channel in my post.This way, I can ensure that everyone on the team, or specific channel are notified about my message/post (Specifically useful when members have their notification settings are set to "Send me notifications for: Mentions only".).

    41 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    Just type “@general” in any channel in the team, and it will notify and alert everyone in that team of the message.

  17. Backups, Archiving and History for Legal Compliance

    If we use MS Teams for firm wide chat, it is vital that all chat, for infinite history, is stored and recoverable, easily, for legal compliance reasons.

    For example, we close a project on which we used MS Teams to discuss and work on together as a firm. We close that project. A year later we enter into litigation for that project. We then need to recall and show proof of conversations regarding that project, and the MS Team chat/channel conversations.

    What functionality exists for this in MS Teams?

    How do we do the recall if available?

    AND How long…

    40 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    Hi everyone — here’s some clarity on our legal compliance.

    As of now, Chat history for a Team is stored infinitely and available for eDiscovery/Content Search. So, the answer to your question depends on what you mean by closing the project. If you close the project, but don’t kill the Office 365 Group/Team associated with, everything should be still searchable. You should be able to recall/search for all chat activity that happened within the Team by scoping your compliance content search to the appropriate group mailboxes. The data is not lost.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions! You can post a message here or tweet me @skprufo.

    Thanks,
    Suphatra

  18. Shorter Links !

    Just make the links shorter, when pasting a link to another location on the chat.

    It's always too poluted, We write down a 1 line comment and the link extension has 6 lines (!)

    Thanks

    39 votes
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    we have this!  ·  Warren responded

    You can create add a hyperlink to any text, which will allow you to avoid massive links being copied into the chat/channels.
    Expand the compose box by clicking the icon “A” with a pencil just below your compose line. Once in the expanded view you can create a link by clicking the icon that looks like a chain at the top of the compose box.

    You can also highlight your text and use this function to change your selected text into a hyperlink. Once the hyperlink dialog opens update the link location and modify your text if you so desire.

    -Warren

  19. Chat sort order

    Hi there
    is it possible to change the sort order of chat, so that the newest posts are displayed on top - and not as now the oldest. 

    39 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    We have this — your chats appear in most recent to oldest, EXCEPT your favorite chats, which currently appear in the order of which you have favorited them.

  20. Show team members.

    I have no way to know who else is in the team.

    39 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    Just click the ellipses next to the team name and choose “View team”. It will then show you a list view of everyone that is in the team.

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