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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 ?

    291 votes
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      42 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      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

    • 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.

      171 votes
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        15 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        162 votes
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          17 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          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

        • Skype chat - both ways

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

          162 votes
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            62 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            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

          • 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.

            119 votes
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              17 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              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

            • 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).

              92 votes
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                29 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                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

              • 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.

                70 votes
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                  19 comments  ·  Tabs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  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.

                • Planner Checklist

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

                  70 votes
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                    10 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    68 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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.

                      63 votes
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                        we have this!  ·  18 comments  ·  Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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 →
                        • Add search to channel

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

                          57 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            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

                          • 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.

                            54 votes
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                              10 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add personal planner

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

                              49 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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.

                                41 votes
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                                  18 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  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

                                • 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…

                                  37 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Privacy and Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    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

                                  • Show team members.

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

                                    37 votes
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                                      16 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Display the date and time of whena message was sent

                                      I'd like to see the time next to the message if it was sent today. And I would like the date and time for any older messages.

                                      35 votes
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                                        we have this!  ·  9 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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. 

                                        34 votes
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                                          16 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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".).

                                          33 votes
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