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  1. Remove "Staff Notebook" from Microsoft Teams for Education

    I am not sure if this is a bug or not but we are using Microsoft Teams educational licenses. We want to use the Teams for our internal staff departments first. For some reason the setup of teams includes extra educational features like it force creates a OneNote tab called "Staff Notebook" in the General channel of each team. the OneNote includes a lot of classroom type customization that we do not want/need. Our departments have their own OneNotes. I cannot delete Staff Notebook tab or even rename it. I can add and delete other OneNotes but we want a…

    314 votes
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    Hi everyone! If you do not want to use the OneNote Staff Notebook or any of the other default tabs across the various team types, we suggest creating an ‘Anyone’ team instead.

    The ‘Anyone’ team will not include any add-ons by default and gives you the flexibility to use Teams however you would like. We understand that there are so many other ways you can use Teams that does not fit the Class/PLC/Staff team template. So ‘Anyone’ will be your best option!

    More information on the different team types in Teams for Education can be found here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/choose-a-team-type-to-collaborate-in-microsoft-teams-0a971053-d640-4555-9fd7-f785c2b99e67

    Feel free to reply back here if you have additional feedback.

    Thank you!
    Justin

  2. We really need a search function for chat - so we can find previous conversations easily

    We really need a search function for chat - so we can find previous conversations easily

    97 votes
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  3. Add multiple students at the same time using a semicolon

    When setting up a new class notebook, I can add multiple students when I separate my students usernames with a semicolon. This doesn't work in Teams, I have to add users one at a time. This is tedious when I have several classes of 45-50 students. I already have a trick I use to speed this up but it uses the semicolon separation functionality.

    42 votes
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  4. Branding of the Teams App. Allow for custom colors, loading a logo, etc.

    Would like the ability to customize the look and feel of the Teams App. Allow us to create color schemes, fonts, logos to the app.

    39 votes
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  5. Open multiple instances/windows

    Please allow the ability to open multiple instances of teams. This will help alleviate some of the back and forth click, and breaking of workflow, especially when working on something, and chatting with a colleague.

    37 votes
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  6. Separate functions and chat conversations into new windows

    It would be very helpful if we could open Teams items in a separate window. For example, in many meetings, we are using webcams, screen sharing, chat, and multiple channel tabs at the same time. It takes many clicks and a lot of waiting to switch from the chat to a channel tab to a file and back to the chat, and I can't see them all at once, which is really inefficient.

    It's also impossible to view multiple files at once, unless you open each one in a separate browser window or desktop program (which takes 15-30 seconds or…

    35 votes
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  7. Wiki Search

    The current search doesn't search from Team wikis.

    Currently we have several wikis in use for development, changes, link libraries etc and finding certain small wiki entry can be time consuming.

    29 votes
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  8. Team Search

    Team search only seams to search the first letters. The search doesn't search for other words in the title. This makes it hard to find Teams unless you know the exact title.

    28 votes
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  9. Sound notifications: Customization options

    Would you please entertain allowing for different sound notifications per user, per channel, or per conversation?

    25 votes
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  10. Public Team List

    We need a way to show all public teams. When users go to add a team the panel doesn't show anything until they search. It would be great if it just showed all the public teams so that they can browse the ones that they want to join.

    25 votes
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  11. Pin apps we want to the left hand side

    Be able to pin more Apps to the left hand side.

    23 votes
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  12. Multiple tabs

    I'd like to be able to view multiple channels/tabs at once--for example, I might need to see both the channel for my working group AND the channel for one of our projects at the same time during a meeting. Now I have to click back and forth, and since I end up on the Conversations tab each time I switch channels, I have to click 3 or 4 times to get to each location I want to visit.

    23 votes
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  13. Custom font style and color for team chat users

    It would be great to be able to customize the font style and color when using the persistent team chat. This would enable you to further distinguish between members chatting.

    23 votes
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  14. search within a channel or conversation

    Please consider allowing us to select specific teams, channels, or conversations to search within. If I search for a user in the search bar, it shows all of that user's posts in all of the teams and channels we are both a member of, plus all of the private chats we have had. That is not very useful if I need to find a post by a specific person within a specific channel. And since the conversation feed in a channel isn't chronological, it's nearly impossible to find a post by a specific person if it doesn't happen to be…

    21 votes
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  15. Make Teams searchable within specific date ranges

    Currently in teams when you search by date you have to use a predefined date range (today, yesterday, last week etc). You cannot search to find conversations which happened on a specific date.

    The only way to do this is currently is to keep scrolling through your chat, which is very slow, until you reach the date range you want. As we move more of our daily conversations into Teams, this becomes more and more of an issue.

    Please, please provide us a custom date field so we can navigate seemlessly to the desired historical chat.

    19 votes
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  16. Chat contacts listed by status

    In Teams, the chat feature does not sort your contacts by status. I always use this feature in Skype for business since our organization is so large. This feature takes the people I have added to my contact list and sorts them by Online (as a group), Away (as a group) and Unknown (as agroup).

    18 votes
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  17. Keep collapsed groups in Chat collapsed

    When I collapse the various groups in the Chat tab, keep them collapsed! Collapsing recent or suggested groups on the Recent tab and then switching to the Contact tab results in the collapsed groups on the Recent tab being expanded once again when I click back. This also happens with groups on the Contacts tab.

    18 votes
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  18. I would like to be able to reorder the channels - not just necessarily alphabetically

    I would like to be able to reorder the channels - not just necessarily alphabetically

    18 votes
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  19. Customize sidebar

    The ability to customize the sidebar with most used teams, apps, people, documents and more. I might use Planner more than Files so I would be great with quick acces

    17 votes
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  20. In Conversations, Drag and Drop Replies to Original Posts

    Sometimes participants post a reply as a new post instead clicking "reply" to a post. It can create a lot of "new posts" that were simply replies to existing posts. What if the owner can drag and drop new "reply" posts onto an existing post to fix this?

    17 votes
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