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  1. 352 votes
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      33 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add Cortana

      Imagine this chat conversation between two users:

      Patrick : Sales is doing great now...
      James : Yes but I wonder where we are growing?
      Patrick: @Cortana Show me revenue by country in October 2016
      Cortana: [Shows a graph with top selling countries with a link to the Power BI report]
      James: @Cortana What product sells best in Sweden?
      Cortana: [Answers with text] "Superduper Sport Shoe" has most revenue in Sweden for October 2016.

      Now imagine adding in a bot that can answer questions about inventory or even a procurement bot...

      266 votes
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        6 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow on premise bots

        By allowing bots which are hosted "on premise" (behind a company firewall), one allow to access systems from that company.
        This is the situation for many companies where the infrastructure or services which need to be reachable by bots is not on the public internet.

        Some scenarios:
        - A bot is running behind a company firewall
        - The bot connects to MS teams, joins a channel, and "listens" to conversations (outbound connection to the internet)

        This enables interactions like:
        - @bot, list defects (from an in-house issue tracker)
        - @bot, add capacity to applicationx (after an authorization phase, on-prem application…

        237 votes
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          34 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Delete bot messages

          With the Polly bot, sometimes a member of one of my Teams will make an error while writing out a poll. Currently it is not possible to remove this poll, or, as far as I can tell, any message that is created by a bot.

          It would be great to be able to delete messages created by bots.

          193 votes
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            32 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Remove Bot Mention Requirement

            It seems as though currently all bots only work if you @mention them, so my assumption is that this is a requirement of the api used to develop the bots.

            Many people from my organization are used to IRC/Slack style bots where an explicit @mention isn't required for bots to parse a message and respond.

            Sometimes there is fun functionality that can be added for a lot of bots and having to @mention a bot really detracts from the user experience of some bots.

            I can also see this getting out of hand when using a lot of bots, so…

            143 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add scrum/agile stand-up bot

              It would be nice if there was Stand-up bot for Teams.

              82 votes
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                7 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Make Polls / Surveys / @Polly - Native / Integrated in the product

                Surveys were added to the product through 3rd part integration using Bot @Polly. However, as mentioned by some of the users, companies block bots due to their policies and on top of that, the bot asks to access some user information and no one mentioned if it is covered by the same privacy, security, compliance standards that we expect with our subscription to office 365?

                It would be much better to have it as a native feature

                61 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • whitelist specific bots

                  We would like the ability to whitelist specific bots at an organisation level, so that users can only add/use approved bots.

                  At the moment if bots are enabled there are no restrictions on which bots users can use. We've had to disable bots at this stage due to this missing functionality which is available in products like Facebook for Work

                  55 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Bots but not other 3rd Party Apps

                    Allow Bots but not other Third Party Apps

                    There recently was a new setting added to "Enable/disable default apps". There is a product limitation though in that Bots are considered 3rd party apps but if one disables sideloading then the 3rd party default apps can't be enabled/disabled.

                    We would like to be able to both sideload bots and prevent the use of other 3rd party apps!

                    33 votes
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                      7 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Let me delete the T-Bot chat.

                      It's annoying that there is no option to delete the T-Bot chat from chats, only enable and disable, and when it's disabled it still doesn't remove it from the chat.

                      29 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Polly highly inadequate as polling solution

                        The Polly offering for Teams is in beta. They don't have simple things like multiple choice answers, recasting a vote, retracting your vote or even deleting a poll that was created.

                        Poor choice for a polling solution.

                        29 votes
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                          9 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow asking questions to bot inside channel

                          Imagine this conversation inside the channel:

                          Me: @Bot: Can you tell us what is the current load on our live site service?
                          Bot: 1245 TPS for last one hour.

                          Right now this conversation works when done in private chat but doesn't work inside the channel.

                          22 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Scheduled auto-post messages/notifications on channels

                            Our teams posts routine updates/notifications on our channel (mainly posting who is the POC for the team on that day). It would be nice if we can schedule a specific message to be posted on specific timings (or even better if customizable messages for different timings) for automation.

                            21 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Integration of Microsofts Q&A bot into team-channels

                              Microsoft has a Q&A bot-maker.
                              There should be the possibility to create/integrate a Q&A bot within a channel/team.
                              The Q&A bot should scan questions in the channel and answer questions that where previously already answered.

                              18 votes
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                                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Build in QnA bot into Teams

                                It would be great if you could build in your QnA bot into Teams and have it digest the channels SharePoint (files) for Questions and Answers?

                                I'm thinking something like.

                                1. I ask a question.
                                2. It returns results
                                3. I say "not found"
                                4. It posts it to channel as a Question that needs answering
                                5. Once answered Bot asks requester if it answers question
                                6. If so answer added to share point as something (word doc? excel? List? I don't know.

                                Also some options to update/expand answers, or mark them as needing to be re-answered?

                                https://qnamaker.ai/

                                Then you…

                                18 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • whobot

                                  When's Teams getting WhoBot as seen in the initial preview?

                                  16 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to set a scheduled notification (alarm) to go off in a channel or chat via T-Bot

                                    It could be nice to have T-Bot remind a channel or chat at a certain time about something. Been a couple situations where I am in a chat with multiple people and we schedule an informal meeting and forget about it. T-Bot could do reminders for things in channels.

                                    Scrum Master: "Remember to update your tasks (4:00PM)"
                                    Me: "Remember our meeting at 4PM"

                                    14 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • service now

                                      Please add Service Now as a connector to MS Teams. Would be great to get notifications and or perform actions like approve, start, assign, closed etc.

                                      12 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Bot Permissions Contract

                                        Kind of like installing an app on a phone, bots should list the permissions they expect to be able to use (i.e. don't give all bots the same permissions by default, make the developers choose what they need) and the Teams user that's adding a bot can decide whether or not they want to use the bot based on permissions requested by a bot.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Create bot to pull inventory and procurement information

                                          Create/Add a bot that can answer questions about inventory or even a procurement.

                                          11 votes
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