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  1. Background.

    Please can you add a import photo where you can blur your background? Then we can import our own photos and have them as our background.
    Also can you please make a setting where we can change the background of where we type?

    42 votes
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  2. outlook in teams

    The outlook mail client should be an app in teams. If it is really going to be one program to run all others under, let us put our outlook client into Teams.

    42 votes
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  3. private chat

    Private chat

    so now u can private chat and also make ur own chat so u can join a meeting put only for u and ur friends

    37 votes
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  4. Notifications

    In the settings, Notifications section - add an option to put a notification into the Windows 10 'notifications' because the current banner notification is easily missed if you are not looking at the screen. Also, other apps put their notifications there (IE: Outlook, Slack) so it's a nice 'one location to look' and see all notifications.

    37 votes
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  5. Recurring Tasks in Planner app > Schedule

    In the Planner app, create feature for recurring tasks. Use Outlook Calendar Recurring events/appointments as an example.

    36 votes
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  6. Add email button to teams sidebar that integrates with 365

    Add an email button to the sidebar where I can view my exchange email. I use Teams and Outlook in my browser in two separate tabs. Integrating email and teams would allow for me to manage everything in one area. That would be awesome. Great work so far. Thanks!

    36 votes
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  7. Add whiteboard capabilties

    There is often a need to draw on a whiteboard. This is still a key area for classrooms and meetings.

    In a channel, it could be very useful to allow multiple whiteboards. This way a person can draw something out, and leave it (the "Do Not Erase" model in real conference rooms). But then also allow others to add/modify/comment, etc.

    Skype for Business fell way short, as whiteboard does not function for Mac OS.

    Whiteboard app on MS Hub will release for Win 10, but no verdict on support in Teams or Mac OS.

    35 votes
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  8. Sync Distribution Lists with TEAMS

    Can you please have distribution lists in outlook merged with TEAMS so they update automatically?

    34 votes
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  9. show a raised hand while sharing screen

    The raised hand idea is great but the teacher cannot see the raised hand when he/she is sharing the screen. That would be a good feature

    32 votes
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  10. Voting in Teams

    I would like to propose "voting model" in Teams. Sometimes team need to vote, even secret ballot. We use third party aplications - but to have voting possibility in Teams would be better.

    32 votes
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  11. kicked out

    you should add a feature where if some one kicks it show who did it

    32 votes
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  12. Enable posts to be pinned within a Team.

    Allow owners posts to be pinned at the top of the feed so that they do not get lost, an 'important' announcement gets lost when you have 100+ users commenting.

    31 votes
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  13. Planner gantt chart view

    Ability to view planner tasks in a gantt chart view.

    30 votes
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  14. Unmute

    I would like to be able to unmute my pre-k students.

    29 votes
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  15. Connect outlook and TEAMS

    Please consider a connection between outlook mail and teams. Most users (educators, students, and corporate) are accustom to receiving notifications in the outlook email. While I love the ability to narrow the focus to a single team, when appropriate, it is still much more efficient for users to have a single location to receive all notifications.

    29 votes
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  16. Install Teams App per Device

    Currently the Teams app installs per user instead of per device. For schools that are interested in using Teams on the desktop this is not ideal. There should be a way to install the Teams app on a device and then prompt the user to login when they open the app or allow them to open the app via Teams in Office 365, similar to the functionality in Word Online.

    29 votes
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  17. Sound alerts

    Can you add the option of an alert sound option instead of just a banner or an email?

    28 votes
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  18. Warning Message for Deleting a Team

    Please integrate a pop-up message when an owner tries to delete a Team. In an education setting, sometimes administration and teachers are transferred from one school site to another. We have seen multiple occasions where an owner will transfer to another school site and they will delete a Team thinking that they are deleting the Team from their Team list. As you can imagine, this can cause many issues and some downtime until the Team can be restored. Perhaps in the pop-up their can be some verbiage similar to: "Deleting "Team name" will delete all material and all other owners…

    27 votes
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  19. Enabling raise hands, 3x3 grid view,request control,blur background and background effects for linux users also.

    Please enable raise hands, 3x3 grid view, request control, blur background, and background effects for Linux users also.

    25 votes
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  20. Chat Function

    Create a setting where the owner of the TEAM can prevent students (members of the team) from chatting with each other. Students can only chat with teacher or members that teacher approves. My son's school has disabled the chat function because of bullying, and it's only a matter of time before our board does the same. It would be a shame to lose this function, since it's fantastic to give quick feedback/responses.

    25 votes
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