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  1. Have end users change participant settings (lobby settings) for Teams meetings

    Just like with Skype for Business have a setting that allows our end users to change the participant settings for Teams Meetings as described here for Skype for Business: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/change-participant-settings-for-skype-for-business-meetings-9175e297-de5f-43b2-8e0f-85cc05e24986

    652 votes
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    110 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Developer API to read/create teams and channels in them.

    Slack has dev api to list teams/channels and perform bunch of management operations. It would be great if there's something similar available in Microsoft Teams as well.

    633 votes
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    97 comments  ·  IT Pro  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. screenshare without audio

    In Skype for Business it's possible to share your screen without using the audio feature. This is important for us, because we use a different conf bridge. Using Skype/Teams audio in that scenario just gets in the way (echo, unwanted audio through PC, etc).

    Bottom line, it would be nice to be able to share your screen in Teams without using the voice/audio feature.

    618 votes
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    70 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I have confirmed with the feature team that this is, in fact, functioning as you expect today – you can share your entire desktop or a specific window directly from a private chat session, without starting audio or video. The mute microphone button is enabled so you are able to easily add audio by “unmuting”, but we realize this is causing confusion. We are working on further experience improvements.

    Please feel free to respond to teamsml@microsoft.com if you are still seeing issues.

    Thanks,
    Alex

  4. Notification for connectors

    I am not getting any notification when a connector post to a channel. For example a JIRA post to a channel, I would like to get notified by this.

    This is checked on Windows 10 Mobile app.

    565 votes
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    117 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Andrew responded

    Its here! Thanks for all your patience on this feature as we worked out the kinks and got it out the door. Connector notifications are now live and there is no additional configuration you need to do to enable them. If you follow a channel, you should already be seeing notifications trigger for messages posted by connectors to those channels. If not, go ahead and follow a channel with a connector in it to see it in action. Please let us know if you run into an issues and we hope this helps your teams work more efficiently!

    INSTRUCTIONS:
    To get notifications for your connectors, just click on any channel that you want to follow and select the ellipses next to the channel name. Then choose “Follow channel”.

    Please make sure you have your notifications setting set to actually GIVE you notifications! To do that, click on your avatar…

  5. Visual notification in systray of unread message (for both Mac and PC)

    When there is an unread message, it would be very helpful if the systray icon could have a visual indicator that something is unread.

    530 votes
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    67 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Get a link to a conversation

    There should be an option to create a link to a conversation, thus enabling pinging of folks with a direct link, requesting their inputs.

    565 votes
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    77 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. dismiss mobile notifications when marking them read on desktop app and vica-verca

    Notifications on the mobile should disappear once read on another device.

    494 votes
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    61 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    Thank you all for your feedback! This feature request has now been completed. :)

    Enjoy!
    -Warren

  8. Hyperlink any text in chat

    Allow any text to be selected and a hyperlink added to it, both using Ctrl+K (standard across Office applications) and by providing a hyperlink button in the expanded compose box.

    469 votes
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    60 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    You can now hyperlink any text.

    To do so click on the “A” icon just under the compose box, this will expand the compose box.
    From the expanded view, you can type the text you wish, select the text then click the chain icon at the top of the compose box.
    This will allow you to add a hyperlink to the selected text. You may also enter the text into “text to display” field in this pop up box.

    Thank you for the suggestions and keep that feedback coming!

    -Warren

  9. Make planner available in the mobile app

    Please make it possible to access assigned taks in the mobile app

    464 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Add "What's happening today?" Status

    Skype for Business has a "What's happening today?" custom status under their name which users can write custom messages such as "Teleworking" or "At Lunch". Teams should have this also.

    462 votes
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    70 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Configure app start up behavior

    It would be great if I can decide how the app starts up, like start up at boot but minimized, start up at boot maximized, do not start up at boot, etc..

    462 votes
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    121 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    Switching status to “completed” from “We have this”.

    Hi everyone,

    We do have this feature!
    In order to have the Teams application start in the background you will need to set these two items.

    Under Settings, within Teams, you need to select both of these options:
    1) Auto-start application
    2) Open application in background

    If those two are selected, upon restart of the OS when you first login in, the Team app should start in the background and only appear in hidden application bar and not on the main Taskbar.

    Please NOTE: If you exit the Teams application, then click the Teams’ icon to launch the app, it will now load in the foreground. The background start up is only when you first log into the OS and the application automatically launches in the background.

    -Warren

  12. Let me and the team owner delete messages.

    One user asked:
    If I wrote the message, I should be allowed to delete it, regardless of a time limit (right now we're only allowed 24 hours to delete our own message). There should be no limit.

    Another user asked:
    The team owner should have moderating access to their own teams. In its most basic form, team owners should be able to delete messages posted by other members.

    It is a basic functionality that other popular services like Slack allow. It also helps keep a team's conversation clean.

    For example, a new member of our team is still getting familiar…

    447 votes
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    52 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

    We have removed the 24-hour limit on all messages. We have also added the ability for owners to delete messages. HOWEVER, on the latter function, this is not on by default — the IT admin needs to enable the feature to allow team owners to delete any message.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    Suphatra

  13. Video meetings (Smartphone)

    It would be great to participate on video meetings via smartphones (Microsoft Teams application). Most of the people have a smartphone with a camera.

    447 votes
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    45 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. copy & paste pictures

    Would be nice to make it possible to post pictures directly into a Team channel form anywhere (browser, files, etc)

    409 votes
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    28 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    I’ve gotten feedback from the feature team that copying images into chat should work, but different than you would expect with external images. External images pasted into a message will show up as a link. Prior to the update, pasting an external image simply broke.

    If you wish to paste an external image and not have it appear as a link, then you will need to past it into the clipboard and then copy the image from the clipboard into the message.

  15. Tie "Team" environment to "Planner"

    Issue:
    Files/Notes/Tasks created in Microsoft Teams are not integrated with Microsoft Planner

    Steps to Reproduce:
    Open Teams and then either (1) Create a new Team, or (2) associate an existing Outlook/Sharepoint Group/Plan

    Expected:
    When a File, Note, or Task ("Planner") is created in either Teams or Planner, it should be totally integrated and accessible from both programs

    Actual:
    Items created in Teams are totally separate and independent of the actual MS Planner(s) located in https://tasks.office.com

    Result:
    It is confusing that work created in one space is not visible in the other and vice versa

    406 votes
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    32 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Teams Meeting in Outlook

    It would be nice to be able to create a Teams meeting directly in Outlook similar to what Skype for Business does now.

    406 votes
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  17. See all planner tasks assigned to me

    It would be nice if all planner tasks assigned to me were aggregated somewhere, instead of requiring me to go into each individual team and then each individual channel to find out what I'm responsible for. To-dos could get lost in the shuffle very easily that way.

    405 votes
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    18 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. While in a call, add another person to the call

    While in a call, you should be able to add another person (or more than one) to the call, to instantly create a group call. Similar as in Skype by clicking the "+" button.

    402 votes
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    42 comments  ·  Calling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This feature has been released and will now be flagged as completed.

    Thank you all for the feedback!
    -Warren

  19. It's distracting to get a chat message when a meeting has started or ended

    This should be a notification option that you can turn off. Currently you see a chat item for your attention. You go to it only to see that the meeting you just started, or just ended, started or ended. You already know that, and the notification is just wasting your time.

    394 votes
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    36 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are happy to announce this feature is released. By default meeting chats will be muted until send a message in the chat, or join the online meeting. To change these defaults, go to your profile picture at the top right of the app, select Settings > Notifications. From there, scroll to the meetings section and open the menu next to Meeting chat notifications.

  20. Allow service numbers from a SIP trunk via Teams Direct Routing

    Could you please add support for service numbers (usable with auto attendant or call queues) that come from a SIP trunk connected via Direct Routing? It doesn't make sense to support BYOT with Teams Direct Routing but not having the possibility to use the numbers on the SIP trunk as service numbers for an auto attendant or a call queue.

    382 votes
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