Team name alias
In the Microsoft Team GUI the favorite team names show up on the panel on the left. The name of the teams here are same as the team name you create. But there are situations where you want a standardized team name across the company or organization. While you want a more descriptive and adhoc name show up in the favorites panel. For eaxmple, team name need to be a standard 5 digit number say 10200. This team may be doing "Product A development". So when you see the team on the favorite panel we would like to see "Product A Development" rather tan 10200. Couple of ways this can be achieved:
1) You have an alias for the team. This alias is what shows up on the Favorite panel. Alias can be customized for each individual members the way they want it to read. "Rename" the team name just in the Favorite panel view.
2) As we hover over the team name "10200" it shows a tool tip pop up "Product A development". Or the description of that team shows up in the pop up.
Michael Dougherty commented
Needed in the M365 tool in the DoD cloud.
Unfortunately this doesn't seem to be high on the features list, should be a very welcome addition!
Chip McCullough commented
This is much needed functionality. As our teams are growing rapidly, this is a must for easy organization and to identify what they are to each individual.
This also helps the scenario where Admins insist on a hierarchical Team naming standard - e.g. <company>-<division>-<group>-Managers The name gets so long you can't see the really relevant bit at the end, especially on mobile client. We've resorted to customising every icon so we can see which Team we're using... An alias would be better as it lets the user name the Team as THEY see and use it.
A. W. Burnett commented
This would be extremely helpful to manage multiple project teams.
Sean Ellis commented
That's actually a good idea to apply to all items - you should be able to rename them locally. Skype has a similar thing where you can rename people locally so that "james_p_davis_1962" could just be "Jim".