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  1. add phone extensions to names for ease of call transfer

    please add phone extensions to names in directory. this way you can transfer calls by looking up the name and thus see the phone extension to complete the call transfer,

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  2. filter/sort non-channel unread chat messages

    "/unread" should also reveal unread non-channel chat conversations.

    "Feed" should also include non-channel chat activity.

    Also, implement (or create option to) sort unread non-channel chat messages to above pinned messages that are not also unread.

    12 votes
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  3. #Teams

    Trending "hashtags" might help Teams ability to search for common terms that we use. If we can use the # we might be able to click on the term and see all of the other times our group or other groups did the same thing!

    12 votes
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  4. Please provide search option in the chat box like whatsapp.

    It would be nice and quick , if we can search any text in conversation or in chat windows

    11 votes
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  5. Search result should not show the deleted user in Teams

    Once you delete user A and recreate the same user in Teams, search result shows both deleted and recreated user when you try to find (search) user A.
    Therefore, you might send a message to the deleted user and it can cause miscommunication with the active user. I strongly request you to improve this behavior immediately. The deleted user should not be searchable in Teams.

    11 votes
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  6. search conversations

    The Search in Teams is not finding parts of keywords in the start of a conversation, only in the comments. If you search for the complete word, it will be found in the start of a conversation.

    You can find an example in my screenshot (sorry for German inside that screen).

    I expected that this is an error/incident. But Premier support told me, that this is "by design". So now we have to vote for a default function of every search...

    11 votes
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  7. Filter search results by private chat

    When filtering search results it's possible to filter by Team, Channel, and From. It would be great to have the option to filter my search results to all private chats.

    11 votes
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  8. Default to searching for people

    The search is kind of cumbersome. I would like it to automatically include contacts when I search, that's only what I use the search for. But currently it defaults to searching messages. It should default to searching contacts like the Skype for Business Search does.

    11 votes
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  9. improved search functions.

    searching channel specific wiki and file contents for key words does not appear to be implemented. An advanced search dialogue would be appreciated.

    11 votes
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  10. Ability to search a Team and a Channel

    Searching should be able to be narrowed and limited to the scope of what is currently selected. That would go for Chats, Teams level, Team level, channel level. It would also be nice to access the indexed content in OneNote and other Office files and text files.

    11 votes
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  11. Highlight the searched words on the right panel

    When we run a search on Teams, the search results displayed under the "Messages" tab will have the searched words highlighted and this is great.

    However, if we then click on the search result we were looking for, the relevant section or words of the selected result isn't highlighted on the panel on the right side, it just loads the discussion at its end. We have to scroll up and look for what we need manually to find the section/words we were looking for.

    It would be a great improvement for the Search feature to highlight directly in the right…

    11 votes
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  12. Hello, Please add a extended function in search which would allow to search folders :)

    Please add a extended function in search which would allow to search folders :)

    11 votes
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  13. We want to be able to use department names and furigana for searching users in Microsoft Teams search

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    Microsoft Teams 内の検索にて、部署名やフリガナを利用したユーザー検索をできるようにしたい
    We want to be able to use department names and furigana for searching users in Microsoft Teams search


    ■Description(内容):
    Microsoft Teams を利用していますが、検索ボックスにユーザーの部署名やフリガナを入れても、該当のユーザーが検索結果に表示されません。
    Skype for Business ではユーザーの部署名やフリガナを入れた場合にユーザー検索が可能であったため、同様の機能を Microsoft Teams でも実装希望です。​
    We are using Microsoft Teams, but even if we enter the user's department name and furigana, that user does not get displayed in the search results.
    As user search can be done in Skype for Business even when the user's department name and furigana is used, we hope that the same feature can be implemented in Microsoft Teams.

    10 votes
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  14. Search for meeting by name

    When you use the top search bar in teams, it doesn't appear to return the names of meetings or of the recordings associated with them. That makes it really difficult to find a previous meeting on a specific topic.

    10 votes
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  15. Create a search function for past chats and past files

    I think it would be a good idea to add a search function for the past chats and past files. This would enhance efficiency significantly.

    10 votes
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  16. Disable app suggestions in search bar

    I have literally never wanted to access/add/interact with OpsGenie, Informacast, App Studio, or any of the apps that appear in the search suggestions. What's worse, someone decided that app suggestions should float to the top of search results, which actively obstructs results I'm actually interested in.

    Please provide an option to turn this off!

    10 votes
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  17. see all available teams to join

    New employees want to find an join teams of interest in the organisation. as they are new the suggestions are empty so unless they are told what to join they are in the dark as to what is available. We also get duplicate teams set up simply because employees are unaware of the existence of teams.
    Please can we have a way on the join a team page to list all teams so people can request access to private or join public teams that look interesting.
    This lack of visibility is creating silos of data and pushing people to alternate…

    10 votes
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  18. Retrieve only deleted chat messages by Content Search in Microsoft Teams

    Contents search allows us to find all chats, however this function does not allow to search only deleted chats.
    I need to check the only deleted chats, so the current behavior annoys me to check which ones were deleted or not.
    I request you the search function is available to specifically find the deleted chats in Teams.

    10 votes
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  19. Search button scoped to the current active screen

    Everywhere you go in Teams, you should have a search button that automatically filters to the scope of the active screen. Then, whent he search is executed, an option to widen the search to beyond the initial scope.

    So in summary:
    1. Search command bar continues as it does today
    2. New Search button at the bottom of the conversation tab which pre-filters the search results to just that channel
    3. New Search button at the top of Files in the Files tab to search just that location
    4. New Search button at the bottom of the chat window to…

    10 votes
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  20. Fix search functionality

    Search is quite buggy:


    • disabled users are still searchable (even though their account have no license assigned)

    • not all people with same name are displayed in the result list

    • search in desktop version shows different results than in web version

    Please fix this, it's really hard to work without working search functionality.

    Thank you,

    10 votes
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