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  1. Complete Skype for Business Integration into Teams

    Honestly, this is a tall order due to the fact that Teams was not launched this way in the first place, but my real world experience, and feedback from the field, is that having Skype-for-Business-like functions in Teams (chat/Presence/etc) be separate from Skype for Business itself is not only confusing for many users, but inhibits adoption. Users want to consolidate the number of apps they use, not increase it. I personally find this to be true.

    Teams is an incredible tool with so much potential, but living and breathing in Skype for Business, like so many of us do, Teams…

    4,221 votes
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      125 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enable screen sharing without video call

      Enable an option to start a screen sharing session without starting a video call. This is a common use case in our organization.

      4,048 votes
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        328 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Skype integration (Consumer Federation)

        It would be nice to integrate public Skype (not Skype for Business) into Teams. I am able to chat with Skype for business users within my organization but when working with external clients I still have to go back to public Skype. If I could even just simply chat and call with Skype users as well that would allow me to use Teams as my sole communication platform.

        362 votes
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        • Have video OFF by default in a team call.

          Should have to opt IN to turning on video for a team call. It seems to be this way (off by default) for a video in CHAT, just not in a TEAM call.

          66 votes
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          • Audio call recording in Teams

            How about recording a audio call when initiated as Skype for Business does ?

            63 votes
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            • Audio and Video Settings

              There is no way to view, test, or modify the audio and video device settings from within the app.

              Commentary: it's astounding that the makers of Lync (and purchasers of Skype) don't include their prior product's key features. Skype personal edition continues to be more user-friendly and reliable than Skype for Business or Teams for video and audio calling.

              47 votes
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              • Support Skype hardware peripherals (like Polycom)

                We have a major investment around the company in various Skype for Business compatible hardware, such as Polycom speakerphones, headsets, etc.

                I notice that Teams uses these as standard external speaker/mic devices, but doesn't support their volume, mute, and disconnect buttons like SFB.

                As we use SFB less, and Teams more, this is increasingly frustrating.

                Please make Teams support Skype hardware peripherals like SFB.

                46 votes
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                • Audio calling from browser

                  From day 1, there is no way we can make audio calls from the browser. This is a very much required features quite a few users use Linux and there is no way we can use Teams with them.

                  38 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    The request for 1:1 calling Chrome support is currently “under review”.

                    1:1 calling works in Edge.
                    Group calling and meetings works for Edge & Chrome.

                    I’ll keep this topic update as I get more information.
                    -Warren

                  • Adjust video panes

                    Need to be able to move video panes and reorganize them on the screen. I.e. if 4 people are in a video call, two will appear in roughly square panes on one side, and another will be in an elongated pane on the left. The left pane is in portrait and we cannot see the group and if this pane were on top, it would be landscape oriented. I mean, just have an option to make it like google hangouts where I can click who to focus on or it auto-senses based on who's talking.

                    31 votes
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                    • Ability to check call quality ahead of calls/meetings

                      Skype for Business has a way to check your call quality so you can hear how you sound. Teams really needs this as well. I've had a few calls where I can hear the audience clearly, however they say my audio quality is poor.

                      I'd like the ability check and see how I sound before I join a Teams meeting or make a call.

                      30 votes
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                      • Audio Testing Within Teams

                        There doesn't seem to be a way to test audio within Teams. This would be a helpful addition to test input as well as playback before a meeting.

                        26 votes
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                        • Allow users to enable push to talk in group meetings

                          Allow the users to configure to enable push to talk in group meetings.

                          24 votes
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                          • iOS Team conference calls

                            iOS Team conference calls. We can make 1:1 calls but not group calls in iOS. This is making it difficult to push adoption of Teams.

                            23 votes
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                            • full screen only one person from the call

                              On a call with more than 2 persons, unless someone is actually presenting his/her screen, the screen is usually split between the others on the call. Its always a split screen, up to four seperate window. But if someone uses its web cam, lets say to show us a white board... we can't make that specific person's web cam presentation full screen.

                              23 votes
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                              • Meet now Video button

                                In a Channel, when you click on the Meet Now video button and then click on "Meet Now", the camera is automatically turned on. Please set this to disable so the camera is not automatically turned on, people may not want to start a video call and may just want to do a Screen share.

                                22 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Video and Phone Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  When you click the “Meet Now” button in a channel, you can click the little “Off” or “On” that appears in the window next to the word “Video”, and this will either enable or disable video before the call starts.

                                  Please note we currently allow screensharing only when the video is enabled. If you would like to be able to screenshare without a video, please vote here: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16936774-enable-screen-sharing-without-video-call

                                • Video and Calling in Web UI

                                  The Web UI has has the buttons for Video and Call however these are still not available and have been "Coming Soon" for months.
                                  Given there is no Linux client this is critical to ours teams adoption and would be a suitable stop gap until a Linux client is available with video and calling.
                                  I'm posting this in a hopeful attempt that it moves up the list and gathers a response from the Teams support so we can see the progress of this feature.

                                  21 votes
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                                  • Video conferencing on web client

                                    I'm trying to get people here to migrate slowing from Skype for Business to Teams. Unfortunately the install able app tends to crash often, so more people are using the web client which is more stable, faster, and cross platform.

                                    Unfortunately it seems a lot of the functionality we need isn't there, like video conferencing. It seems Microsoft keeps trying to push apps instead of web apps and that seems to be a mistake. I'm sure it's easier to implement, but being able to work completely off the Office 365 website without any installed apps is a much preferable method…

                                    21 votes
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                                    • Add the ability to call the group within a meeting in the Meetings tab

                                      We have the list of attendees listed under each meeting. Add the ability to start a call with this group. Seems odd that this is missing.

                                      21 votes
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                                      • undocking video window

                                        allow for the small video window in the top left to undock for multimonitor support. If I want to chat, or make updates, but I also want to see someone elses screen, or video in a large picture, it would be very helpful.

                                        20 votes
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                                        • Wide-angle web cams are cropped

                                          We have a wide angle webcam for our conference room. When we have more than 1 person join a meeting, it crops the video feed of our conference room. Microsoft Teams recognizes the wide angle aspect ratio just fine but crops it based on how many other users join the meeting. Either the right or left side of the video is cut off depending on which position the video is placed in the meeting screen.

                                          Having a setting to maintain aspect ratio would be really helpful. We are loosing video of people who are presenting if they aren't in the…

                                          17 votes
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