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  1. Teams Junior - Microsoft Teams is amazing but it is complicated for younger children to use a simplified version

    Teams Junior - Microsoft Teams for EYFS/KS1 would be amazing! with a more user friendly interface for our youngest learners.

    591 votes
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  2. 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…

    365 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

  3. 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

    159 votes
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  4. 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.

    66 votes
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  5. 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.

    65 votes
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  6. 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.

    52 votes
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  7. 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…

    48 votes
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  8. 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.

    43 votes
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  9. Fixed background in Teams

    Hi, I love the new options to blur your background with images. My favorite one is the classroom (I am a teacher) and I was wondering if it would be possible to make this a standard background. I have up to 15 sessions/meetings with students in small groups every day and each time I have to change the background again to this classroom picture. That is a lot of work. Having an option for a fixex setting would be great.

    33 votes
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  10. Pin apps we want to the left hand side

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

    31 votes
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  11. 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.

    30 votes
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  12. 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

    29 votes
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  13. 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.

    29 votes
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  14. Sound notifications: Customization options

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

    28 votes
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  15. 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.

    28 votes
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  16. Allow custom image for channel background

    Our workgroups each have their own Teams channel. As our channel becomes more like our digital clubhouse, we'd like to be able to personalize it by changing the background (the negative space behind posts), for example.We want to decorate it.

    26 votes
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  17. 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.

    26 votes
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  18. 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…

    25 votes
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  19. 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?

    25 votes
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  20. Teams in Alphabetical Order

    Could we have the teams arranged in alphabetical order as it would make them easier to find for those involved in a large number of teams?

    22 votes
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