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  1. Support device call controls

    Support call controls for popular 3rd party headsets (handup, mute) like Plantronics 740-M or Jabra.

    849 votes
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    259 comments  ·  Devices (Headphones, Cameras)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. PSTN Reverse Number Lookup (show username from Address book not PSTN number) in Teams Toast and Call History

    When a PSTN user calls you on Microsoft Teams, if the number is in the address book I would like to be presented with the users name on the toast, not just the PSTN number. The same for call history or anywhere else a PSTN number appears in the client

    712 votes
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    54 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Search Public and Private Teams

    Users report its very difficult for their peers to find a team that they have created. This hinders their ability to increase team membership.


    Other users report its frustrating that they can't just search ALL the teams at their organization -- that only a small fraction are surfaced to them in their "Suggested" view.


    The capability to view Public Teams when you click on "Create Team" is great.

    HOWEVER... it would be a better user experience if there was a prominent button or link called "Search for Teams".

    Teams needs this discovery capability to avoid the duplication of Team areas…

    694 votes
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    104 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    Unfortunately we hit some snags and this has moved back to “working on it”. The team is working to make some corrections and I hope to have a release date in the near future. I’ll keep you posted with what I hear.
    -Warren

  4. Enable Macbook Pro Touch Bar controls for Teams

    Would be great to do clever shortcuts in Teams using the touch bar on Macbook Pros

    675 votes
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    109 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Allow sending audio and video message

    Allow users to send Audio and Video message just like WhatsApp and other messages tools.

    585 votes
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    98 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

    Great news! We just started working on this for the AUDIO portion. We are still trying to determine feasibility for the video portion of your request.

    -Suphatra

  6. Search results should show the full thread

    Searching for something works (mostly), however if the thing you're search for is sufficiently far back in time, then it's nigh impossible to actually get results back. Clicking the message says "go to chat to see the rest", but clicking on that does nothing but take you back to the chat at the current time, rather than the target message. If you bookmark the message and try to get at the location in chat via that, then the client just lags and eventually crashes. (while chewing up 100% CPU) Tried the desktop client (developer preview), web client Chrome, web client…

    548 votes
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    69 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. @Tag without selection

    Current when @Tagging someone you have to type @PartOfTheirName then wait for the dialog to pop up, then hit tab or enter click the desired name (Person, Channel, Team). If you fail to use the dialog the @Tag fails to work even if you match the name perfectly.

    What we'd like to see is typing @Name or @ChannelName or @TeamName just works even without using the dialog.

    460 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

    I’m excited to share that I got to use this in our experimental settings the other day. We’ve built it and are testing it internally. I’ll let you know once it moves up in the validation rings!

    Suphatra

  8. Links/attachments in chat

    If you attach an item to a chat it will be saved in the files section of the channel. But if you are chatting about a document and you want to reference it you do not want to save it to the channel as it is already in another folder of the SP Site. To create a copy in the channel does not make sense as you are creating duplicates. a link would be the solution.

    437 votes
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    57 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is still in the works. No additional details are available at this time.
    -Warren

  9. Browser/OS independent desktop notifications using HTML5

    Not sure about the desktop clients because there isn't one available for my operating system. However, the web app is essentially unfit for purpose because I can't tell when anyone is trying to contact me unless I sit there, constantly staring at the app.

    386 votes
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    51 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This is still being worked upon and making good progress! Stay tuned for additional updates.

    -Warren

  10. 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...

    385 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Bots  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still being worked upon.

    I am still trying to get details on what we could expect for Cortana in Teams and will share examples once something is available.

    -Warren

  11. Metadata / Customized Views in Files Tab

    Show Metadata in the Files Tab to easily see, add and change metadata. (It seems that now you have do all that in Sharepoint)

    382 votes
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    46 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. View Pinned Chats in mobile app

    Showing pinned chats t the top of the Recent Chat list works great in the desktop app. It is especially nice for pinning named group chats. But this functionality doesn't appear in the mobile app. Users should also be able to view pinned chat groups in the mobile app.

    306 votes
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    46 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Windows app should be in the Windows store

    Even if there won't be a modern UWP app for Teams, the Win32 app should be available through the Microsoft Store so it is discoverable by Windows 10 users (that's where I looked first, with no luck of course).

    301 votes
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    46 comments  ·  Windows 10 S (Preview)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is still in the works. There was some adjustments to the overall strategy.
    I’ll try to get some additional details and share them with you.

    -Warren

  14. data retention

    on the settings there needs to be something for enterprise data retention. e.g. after 60 or 90 days data is purged off, or conversations roll off.

    281 votes
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    working on it  ·  46 comments  ·  IT Pro  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Sharing Desktop Zoom in and out capability

    Participants should have the capability to zoom in on the user who's sharing their screen with the participants.
    this functionality is available on Skype for business, it's called Actual Size / Windows Fit

    231 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

    We are actively working on developing a solution for this. I will update when this gets to testing/validation.

    -Suphatra

  16. Battery life on iOS & Android

    According to iOS Battery report, Teams is responsible for 24% of my battery usage. I am not actively running or using the program, so I assume this is related to background tasks / notifications.

    229 votes
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    69 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Dark theme problems!

    See thread for issues related to dark theme. Here are some that are noted:


    1. In dark theme, the warning messages are quite unreadable in the private messaging window


    2. When an email is sent in from Outlook on the Web when I’m using the dark theme, the text in the email is very dark as per the original email. When viewing this email with Teams using the default (light) theme, it looks great.


    3. In Teams chat, no way to turn text back to WHITE, when using the dark theme.


    4. Using the dark theme, I have to hunt around a bit to…

    227 votes
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    59 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still being worked upon. No additional status to share

    Items still in the works:
    2), 4), 5) and 7)

    Items we cannot repro:
    6) and it doesn’t appear people are hitting it, but let me know

    Items that are completed and in the public release:
    1) and 3)

    -Warren

  18. Teams Meetings appear to take a lot of CPU (avg 32%)

    When running a Teams Meeting on my Surface Pro i7 (2017), my screen-sharing, video meeting used about 30-32% of my CPU constantly. This seems different than Skype for Business. My battery life went from 100% to 35% over the 2 hour meeting.

    220 votes
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    21 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. Shifts - Date localisation

    Ability to localise dates - In at least AU and UK we use DD/MM - its becomes confusing quickly when half the dates are in local and the other half are in US format

    215 votes
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    working on it  ·  28 comments  ·  Shifts  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. "What's Changed" overlay (Coachmarks)

    You should have a "what's changed" overlay everytime it updates, or at least a pinned topic on this page with a summary of the changelogs.
    Given that it is a new product, some updates might include the missing feature that a team is waiting to switch over to Teams and it would be good to be able to discover this.

    209 votes
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    19 comments  ·  Getting Started  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Suphatra responded

    I’m super excited about this one! This should help the daily user experience tremendously. Looking forward to bringing this to you.

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