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  1. Block change picture

    In Skype for Business we were able to prevent users from uploading pictures for their avatar. This was done from a PowerShell script that modified the OWA policy. We should have the same option with Teams. Hopefully in UI instead of PS.

    509 votes
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      101 comments  ·  Admin Settings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Integration for Microsoft Project

      Enable integration with Microsoft Project to see a project timeline, work breakdown, schedule, and dependencies. Additionally, teams could provide notifications to members about dates in the project.

      496 votes
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      • Embed Media

        If you paste a link it should embed the media right in the chat (Gif, mp4, youtube, Vimeo, Soundcloud etc.)

        495 votes
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          60 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Persistent notification

          I'm using Mac and one annoying thing is that I'm not getting notified of new messages in team channels (whether I'm mentioned or not) because I missed the banner in the top right of the screen, either from being away from my desk or focusing on my second screen. The red icon is added to the actual application icon in the dock menu when I get a direct chat but there should be something here to indicate that team chats have new messages

          489 votes
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            35 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add option to make emoticons smaller or be turned off

            Would like the ability to turn off all emoticons. Every chat application I've ever used (Skype, Lync, Slack, Hipchat) allow this option. Or/and make the emoticons smaller.

            It would also be nice to have the option to minimize an emoji or resize an emoji within the chat feed once a user has posted it. Currently ‘edit’ or ‘delete’ is available per message, possiblly if ‘minimize’ or ‘collapse’ option would make this possible? This would enable the viewer of the feed to create their own visual experience/not have to look at emoji if they don’t want to.

            484 votes
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              64 comments  ·  Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              The ability to turn off emojis is still being worked upon.

              Also, there is work to create a compact mode which will also help reduce white space… which in turn will impact some of the complaints are far as wasted space from the emojis as well, that have been voiced in the comments.

              Stay tuned for more details.
              -Warren

            • Add the ability to " Quick Print " a file without having to download or open in sharepoint

              I want to have the ability to print a file without having to download it or opening Sharepoint. A "Quick Print" option would be 100% great

              482 votes
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                93 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                The feature team is still digging into the details of this item. I don’t have an update yet, but all your feedback and votes are shared with the feature team every month.
                I’ll keep pushing this item and hope to have more details soon.
                -Warren

              • IMPROVED Markdown Support

                IMPROVE actual markdown:

                Disable auto-formatting of markdown
                *italic* not *bold* or _italic_
                Make it the SAME as GITHUB
                https://guides.github.com/features/mastering-markdown/
                which is closer to DaringFireball
                http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/

                IMPROVE for mobile:
                Please add markdown support for Android client.

                IMPROVE for other languages:
                Currently the code formatting doesn't work for german keyboard users due to the system expecting another character after the `
                Due to that, Teams does not recognize the ` and interprets it as any other character.
                I think that needs to change.

                478 votes
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                  71 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  We’re fixing bugs identified in the comments, and other user reports we’ve received around markdown, but we’ve decided we’re not going to fundamentally change our markdown support.

                  This is the first time we’ve declined a request, and it didn’t come easily. We weighed this against other important features we’re working on to deliver and we had to make some tough choices.

                  Really appreciate your understanding on this, and please feel free to ping me if you have any questions, complaints, or need to rant.

                  Suphatra

                • Integrate Presence in Outlook contacts from Teams

                  Whenever Team is running the presence should show on the Outlook contacts. When composing emails and adding users, it should show the presence of Team. It currently works only for skype for business.

                  469 votes
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                    47 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Multiple Screen Sharing Option

                    Allow multiple people to share their screen at one time, similar to how hangout does it.

                    464 votes
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                      12 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Webhook needs to support forced notification a la "@channel", "@team", "@person"

                      Webhooks should have a property to force notification a la "@channel", "@team", "@person". I have been using Slack webhooks for notifications out of our monitoring platform and can use "@" tags to make sure that the correct channels get the data and if the condition is severe, notify "@channel".

                      464 votes
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                        60 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Merge/consolidate channels

                        We changed the mind about the way we used some channels. We decided that some of the channels need to be merged. It would be nice to be able to do this without using history. We want history to be merged.

                        452 votes
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                          49 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Would like the ability to create a reminder or task from a message

                          In Slack there is an ability to click message options and set a reminder to take action on that message at some later date, e.g., remind me about this tomorrow or in 1 hour, etc. I think they use their "slackbot /" commands to create this reminder. In Teams, it would be nice to have this ability or to create a task to take action on a message at some later time. Thanks!

                          449 votes
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                            49 comments  ·  Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            I really like the suggestion of creating an alarm on a message, so you come back to it. I’ve passed this on to our engineering team.

                            Meanwhile, here’s another feature you can utilize for the same purpose — use our “bookmark” button, which is in the upper right corner of every message. This will save that message or thread directly to your profile. To access your saved messages, just click your face in the upper left corner of the product. You’ll see a tab in the left rail that says “Saved.” This is like a list of little reminders.

                            Hope that helps! :-)

                            Suphatra
                            Microsoft Teams

                          • Gantt view for Planner Tasks

                            When using The planner tasks TAB, we would to have the possibility to have a gantt view of our planificated tasks

                            443 votes
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                              46 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Connect with "Groups" conversation in Outlook

                              I was surprised that conversations within Teams doesn't show up inside the conversation thread in Outlook Groups. Please consider at least connecting the "General" channel with the Outlook Conversation.

                              435 votes
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                                53 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for the feedback.

                                We are considering a number of ways to better integrate experiences across Teams, Outlook, and other apps. However, we don’t have any specifics to share on this request.

                                -Warren

                              • Make it possible to remove and/or rename the default tabs (files & notes)

                                It would be really great if we would be able to remove / rename the default tabs. A lot of times files / notes are too generic names for the tabs, so renaming would be really helpful then. :-)

                                421 votes
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                                  72 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Remove suggested contacts

                                  Please remove/turnoff Suggested contacts from bottom left

                                  418 votes
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                                    138 comments  ·  Getting Started  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow copying whole chat conversations

                                    Currently, it's not possible to select & copy more than one message in a chat. When I try to select two or more messages, the focus stays on the first message making it impossible to copy whole chat.

                                    There are some really ugly workarounds like: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Copying-conversations/td-p/62849 which I don't consider a solution of the situation.

                                    I want to be able to select multiple messages at once and copy them by hitting CTRL+C.

                                    416 votes
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                                      73 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Proofing tools (spell check, theasaurus, autocorrect)

                                      One of the defining features of office down the years has been the proofing tools (i.e. Spell checker, theasaurus, autocorrect, grammar checker). I would love to see these come to Teams.

                                      The way I envisage this working is as I'm typing a message the famous red/blue/green squigglies that we've all become familiar with should show up.

                                      Most of all I'd like autocorrect (i.e. a spelling correction that I've used previously automatically gets applied as I type). Stretch goal for this, have a single set of autocorrects that work across all of Office 365, including the client apps.

                                      Some people might…

                                      414 votes
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                                        44 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Hi everyone, the engineer working on this item has left the company and we’re working on replacing him. I wanted to give you that heads up because the work has paused, which extends our shipping date.

                                        I really appreciate your patience as we work to get this back to actively worked on.

                                        Suphatra

                                      • Quoting previous Messages

                                        A collegue of mine discovered this in markdown formatting (if you include a ">" before a paragraph it formats it as a quote, then 2xShift+Return to exit quote). This is a useful feature when trying to give context to a response that occurs later in a conversation thread.

                                        Quoting should be a more integrated feature. I'm picturing a "quote" button below the message window that when you select it, it opens another window where you can select a message you want to quote. The tool should automatically date/time stamp the quote, format it the same as the markdown method, and…

                                        402 votes
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                                          28 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Tag for status updates

                                          Skype for Business supports tagging for status updates. It's a really buried feature, but one that is really helpful when trying to get in touch with someone. Would love to make this more easily available in Microsoft Teams to be better able to catch people as they become available (e.g. know when they come in in the morning, when they finish their current meeting, etc.).

                                          391 votes
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                                            63 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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