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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…

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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

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  3. Not as user friendly as the old Microsoft Classroom.

    All the new features seem like they will cause more distractions in the classroom (students using chat feature for side conversations, stickers getting out of control, not a nice view for assignments). I LOVED Microsoft Classroom, but this new Teams seems more like a social media than an instructional tool. All the channels and tabs are too confusing to keep straight. This would be great for high school, college, and the business world, but my middle schoolers will struggle using this format. I would love to see this become more user friendly for younger students. As is, I will not…

    10 votes
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  4. The class code is to difficulte to create - there are too many clicks

    This is a feature that teachers use often and today we need to make to many clicks to create a class code.
    this feature should be 2 clicks Max (like = to click the teams '3 dots' > 'create class code')

    5 votes
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  5. Notification that work

    Start working on notifications more diligently - Android has tight security on notifications, so if you want Teams to succeed, you've got to make it work, immediately, without fail. We can't afford to miss crucial messages at our organization, and it needs to be more than just consistent - it needs to be simple to setup.

    1 vote
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  6. Show other teams with unread messages while viewing a team

    My institution creates multiple teams (many departments have their own team), and each team has many channels to organize discussion. When I view a team, though, I cannot see other teams I'm a part of, and don't see an indication of new discussion in another team without clicking back to "< All teams".

    It would be great if a small list of all my teams were present at the top of the desktop app when viewing any team, perhaps above "< All teams". Their icons could be translucent until a new message is posted in any channel, and maybe outlined…

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  7. Redesign the UI

    I find the layout completely incomprehensible. It's just an assortment of material design components barfed all over the canvas. There's so much UI hidden behind and under stuff, frames without borders so you don't know where the menu ends, the content begins or where the scroll bar is at, which itself is TINY and doesn't scroll all the way to the bottom of what appears to be the content window. It just hurts to use it.

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  8. Multiple channels selection - to set same settings all in one go

    It would be very helpful if we could select multiple channels in Microsoft Teams by holding SHIFT or CONTROL and clicking.
    This would help when setting the same channel notification settings all in one go for the selected channels, rather than having to do it individually for every channel one by one.

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  10. Automatic switching to dark mode on Mac

    When the sun fades, macOS can automatically switch to dark mode. So do all other applications, including Mail, Outlook, Word etc - except Teams. Teams should respect macOS UI principles and switch automatically

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  11. allow users to personalize the view

    I would like to see this have a feature similar to the Microsoft Outlook email inbox where you can switch views while looking at the chat conversations. It would be helpful to stack the list of contacts above the chat window so you can make it slim and vertical instead of bulky and horizontal.

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  12. A dedicated intergrated screen recording tool in Windows 10 PLEASE :)

    Please Please Please we need a proper UI intergrated screen recording tool in windows. NOT Gamebar! I need to show the screen for desktop file explorer and other screens which do not appear. We need this much like OSX has this inbuilt and iOS has screen recording

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  13. Shifts - Flexibility and Order

    Make open Shifts automatically reorder by time OR allow for dragging and dropping (rearranging) the open shifts to be in any order desired.

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