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  1. GCC - Teams breakout room enhancement

    Allow for set up of breakout rooms prior to an event. Specifically, allow participants and documents to be added to a breakout room prior to an event.

    2 votes

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  2. GCC - Breakout room enhancement

    Allow multiple organizers so when using breakout rooms, more than one person can bounce from room to room without the one organizer having to manually move support from room to room. Having multiple organizers helps when there is more than one person delivering a training or facilitating a meeting/event.

    2 votes

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  3. Add independent meetings to teams channel after meeting occurs

    Maybe I can connect the old Febraury meeting to my new teams channel - but I don't think so...
    I had a meeting about a project before deciding to proceed with project. At that moment there was no need to open a teams channel. However, a couple of weeks later, we decided to proceed with the project. Information shared in the initial meeting chat, meeting minutes, and files now resides in an unconnected meeting. The project team still references the information from that initial meeting. I can either copy everything from the meeting into the new teams channel, or keep…

    1 vote

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  4. Enable "closed" channels that members can choose to follow.

    Currently, Teams has public which is everyone and private which requires owner engagement to maintain. Getting multiple @[channel] notifications from all of the channels in a Team is too much for someone that may only need information from one of the channels. Recommend adding a "closed" channel option that anyone within the Team can join or leave so they can choose to monitor or participate in as needed. In a public channel, @[channel] gives notifications to everyone in the Team. A closed channel would allow @[closed channel] to notify only the people that choose to join that channel.

    1 vote

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  5. Give owner permission to delete chattposts

    There are certain circumstances when it would be good if owner could delete chattposts that another owner or member have made. Perhaps with approval from manager if thats is possible.

    For example. A member is no longer alive and it is hard to read the chattposts and constantly be reminded....

    1 vote

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  6. Reply to specific message in Teams desktop client

    Is it possible to enable a feature that we can reply to a specific message on Teams Windows PC version. As on iphone, and in mobile versions it is enabled and an available feature where we swipe one message and it gets highlighted, then we type our reply

    2 votes

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  7. Team name alias

    In the Microsoft Team GUI the favorite team names show up on the panel on the left. The name of the teams here are same as the team name you create. But there are situations where you want a standardized team name across the company or organization. While you want a more descriptive and adhoc name show up in the favorites panel. For eaxmple, team name need to be a standard 5 digit number say 10200. This team may be doing "Product A development". So when you see the team on the favorite panel we would like to see "Product…

    1 vote

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  8. I want to have an option to pop out the Chat portion of Teams, which would be incredibly helpful.

    Expecting that everyone has the problem of finding your way back to where you were prior to looking at or replying to a chat. If it were still totally integrated but was capable of being viewed in it's own window, a great deal of efficiency and functionality would be the result.

    1 vote

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  9. ******** your app sucks ****

    shittty app i cant even sign in

    1 vote

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  10. GCC

    Give the ability of the team/channel owner to remove the general chat from a channel and set an app in its place. If you have a channel called daily reports of a MS Form, you don't want users to dig for that form, just go to that channel and the form is the first thing they see. There are so many use cases for this.

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    2 votes

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  11. CVR

    Why can't I have the "Show Conversation" window and the "Show Participants" window open at the same time? Right now if I open one the other closes.

    I would lose nothing on my screen as my colleague's screen share only utilizes half of my 49" ultra wide monitor.

    1 vote

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  12. Add offline local Instant Messaging and Presence

    Add offline Instant Messaging and Presence via on-prem extension for locations that rely on Teams for collaboration but may have high risk for WAN disconnect, natural disaster, etc. - NOT having this ability could actually impair a team reliant on Teams from resolving issues effectively should BC/DR needs be triggered with WAN disconnect from MS cloud. I am aware of an SBC like local configuration to maintain dialtone, but this is inadequate in these scenarios.

    1 vote

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  13. Filter events in Channels by date of actual event/meeting time

    Need feature added so events in Teams/ Channels is by date of actual event.
    If meeting time link is added on Saturday to Teams Channel but actual meeting is not until Monday. Now have to search back through until you can find event that was added Saturday. If participants don't add to calendar its a mess to find.

    1 vote

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  14. Filter events in Channels by date of actual event/meeting time

    Need feature added so events in Teams/ Channels is by date of actual event.
    If meeting time link is added on Saturday to Teams Channel but actual meeting is not until Monday. Now have to search back through until you can find event that was added Saturday. If participants don't add to calendar its a mess to find.

    1 vote

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  15. Features global administrator to disable the team

    Features global administrator to disable the team

    We are a global administrator managing 70,000 users.
    If there are many users, many teams are abandoned and inactive.

    If there are many inactive teams in a tenant, there is a risk of information leakage.
    However, deleting a team risks the loss of information or business impact.

    One thing the global admin wants to do before deleting a team is to disable it and watch it.

    27 votes

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  16. @mention specific list item in GCC chat or channel post.

    It would be great if a team member could @mention a specific list item in the context of the channel posts or a chat message. This would better integrate Lists with the rest of teams in a similar manner to how one can reference a document or a person.

    2 votes

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  17. GCC High Breakout Rooms

    We would like the breakout room capability in Teams for GCC High tenants.

    1 vote

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  18. Put Teams Templates into GCC

    Add the Templates function for Teams to the GCC like it is currently in Commercial Tenant

    1 vote

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  19. Enable cross Team tagging to share information.

    My current Team is the 'alpha' team, this is where I do the bulk of my work.

    However, I'm also a member of the 'bravo' team where I'm also heavily involved.

    For the most part, there is no need for the alpha and bravo team to collaborate or share files etc.

    However! On occasion there is the need for me to share what has been posted on the opposite Team.

    Hey @alpha, have you seen this cool info that @bravo have posted up?

    Currently MS Teams are very, very heavily siloed; it's equally right and appropriate to be a member…

    2 votes

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  20. GCC Teams Web Connector

    So, we need to be able to allow the creation of the "Web Connector" like we do in the commercial application. That is, if we select a channel and say we wan to make a web connector, we should be able to do so. And then call that web connector with an active card and have it show up in the channel. This is how it works in the commercial deployment and we just want the same thing. If there is AAA that you need to do for GCC/DOD ... fine ... then just let us know what we need…

    3 votes

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