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  1. Collapse All Teams

    Please give me an option to collapse or expand all Favorites

    73 votes
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  2. Advance Whiteboard Features

    Advance whiteboard features would add massive value to remote teams like icon & photo finder, wireframes templates, idea voting,web page capture or via URL, prebuilt templates (eg.Strategy, Agile, ideation, mind maps, sixsigma tools...)... A good inspiration can be found in Realtimeboard or Mural.

    65 votes
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  3. 'Fully' threaded conversations, not just reply-to-Topic

    While I know we can reply to the top-level topic we can't reply to a post replying to this topic.

    Currently I have to pull out each reply like this as a separate Topic which is cumbersome and loses the original context.

    I 'simply' want to Reply to *any* Posts in Teams, be that a top-level topic or a response to that Topic, so that I can have a fully threaded, contextual conversation.

    61 votes
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  4. Show me the number of channel followers

    In Slack I can see the members of a channel, but I also know at a glance how many people are in the channel. With Teams I can see the team members but it is hard to get a quantity. Also, I don't know how to see who is following a given channel in the team. If I have a dead channel I want to know so I can remove it.

    60 votes
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  5. Copy paste markdown text should do proper formatting

    Although markdown works as you type things in by hand, it should also format text that is pasted into Teams.

    We often have markdown docs or other existing assets that we're discussing, and being able to copy-paste markdown into Teams would help make that process a lot easier than retyping everything by hand!

    57 votes
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  6. Multiple chat windows Multitask

    Feature from Skype for business when I am in a meeting where screen share is occurring I typically like to continue to engage with chat discussions with people that are not part of that current running meeting. With Teams you have to stay in the share or the chat session directly and not able to easily to multi-task. The best thing I could say is needed is ability to pop out a chat window with additional members without having to flip back and forth so I can put my meeting that is shared on a 2nd monitor while being able…

    55 votes
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  7. Show Teams with external users in a different colour scheme

    It would be good to have Teams with external users (guests) show up in a different colour scheme so that users are aware about internal/external groups at a glance. It will also help if there is a feature akin to Outlook Mail Tips which will indicate that content being shared in such Teams is visible to external users.

    55 votes
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  8. Ability to undock the "Chat" function in the Teams window

    Would like to see the ability to undock the "Chat" function in the Teams window - like the Skype for Business interface, so that I can work in "Teams" and view documents while answering questions for folks. Too often, someone asks me a question, to answer it I have to leave the chat and find the document and then go back to the chat and then re-find the document. I also may want the chat up and visible while I'm working in other applications without wanting the heavier/larger total Teams UI on top.

    55 votes
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  9. Manual Away Settings and Status Text Box

    The R/G/Y status indicator doesn't work. It seems to drive itself which is pointless. We need to be able to manually set it like Skype.

    Of greater importance is the status TEXT. We MUST have this to show if we are traveling and when in the next 2 days, and when we have PTO. If we're heads down and don't want contact but will accept contact if needed, we need to set to Green and have that text in there. We're a 100% remote team and must rely on Teams for this.

    PS - We're planning on sunsetting Slack for…

    54 votes
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  10. Channel background picture

    Allow upload a picture to change the Channel header background. Will help users to differentiate between channels.

    53 votes
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  11. Quicker way to find contact and start conversation

    Starting new conversation with colleague via teams (4-6 seconds, 7+ steps):
    1. Mouse click on pinned MS Teams on taskbar
    2. Wait for 1-2 seconds for MS Teams window to open
    3. Mouse click on "Search"
    4. Enter contact name
    5. Mouse click or down+enter to open chat
    6. Mouse click/focus message field
    7.Type + enter, message sent

    Compared to Skype for business (1-3 seconds, 4 steps):
    1. Double click on taskbar Skype icon - window opens instantly
    2. Start typing contact name ("Search" is focused automatically)
    3. Press enter (first match chat window is opened, message field is focused) …

    51 votes
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  12. Need ability to sort team members by FIRST name, not last.

    Please allow us, when viewing members of a team, to sort the list of team members using FIRST NAME as the sort criteria, rather than last name.

    Attached a screenshot of the view I'm referring to. I don't know everyone's last names right off the top of my head. It's very confusing trying to make heads or tails of this list when sorted by last name.

    50 votes
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  13. Allow for multiple windows and improved searching

    Allow for multiple windows and improved searching

    48 votes
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  14. Add the option to disable message previews in the Favorites and Recent IM windows.

    In the Chat tab, my boss complains that he can't open Teams while in screen sharing applications (such as WebEx) because if he does then the last thing said to each of his contacts is visible and may compromise confidential info. He'd like the option to turn off the preview and only show the names of the people without any message preview.

    47 votes
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  15. Make the design and layout more compact

    Please make the design and layout more compact

    46 votes
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  16. Remove 'speech bubbles'; increase message density

    Teams UI is beautiful, but the message density is very low because of all the beautiful speech bubbles hogging my screen space. This is literally the only thing preventing my entire dev team moving to Teams from Slack; an option to toggle the visual display theme would be great!

    46 votes
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  17. More than 15 pinned conversations

    Why limit it to 15 pinned conversations? are we in the 80's? we should be able to pin any number of conversations. Now, I can't find with my team.

    Teams is supposed to make our life better not hate the product.

    44 votes
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  18. Make a Contact List View

    Make a Contact List View

    44 votes
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  19. Chat heads

    Can you make a chat head feature like what we have in Facebook? It would be easier to go back and forth with your chat messages while you are doing something on other areas of MS teams (i.e. channels).

    43 votes
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    under review  ·  Warren responded

    We are looking into having multiple windows for Teams.

    And thank you for the interesting idea!
    -Warren

  20. Add ability to separate call/meeting into new window

    If all our team communications are in the same app as our Wiki and Notes, we really need to be able to have calls and meetings pop out in a separate window so that we can keep the call visible (e.g. full-screen on a secondary monitor) while still accessing our notes and conversations.

    43 votes
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