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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Promote Channel to Team

    I would like the ability to promote an existing Channel so that it becomes a Team (similar to being able to promote a Planner checklist item to a Planner task). Conversely, being able to demote a Channel into a Team would be useful.

    6 votes

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  4. Add background option in mobiles

    This app is draining my battery
    I will rate Microsoft teams when background option will come in mobile

    1 vote

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  5. DOD

    Make Contacts a dedicated feature in MS Teams that look and act more like Skype for Business. I don't know why you threw away all that functionality for this embarrassment of a contact list buried in Teams Chat with no useful features.

    1 vote

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  6. 2 votes

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  7. Start in the background for Mac

    Hi,

    The Microsoft Teams on Mac does not have the start in the background feature

    Thanks,
    Jassim

    www.emiratesangels.org

    3 votes

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  8. Stay signed in

    I use the teams chat for an important group and I am constantly signed out of teams. I rely on a lot of these notifications for my job and aprproving risk assements. When I have been signed out I don't get any notifications. Make it an option to stay signed in! And make more than one option to verify your account.

    2 votes

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  9. Support blocking presence from included or excluded list of users within the same tenant and/or federated tenant.

    DoD needs the block presence capability IAW UCR and as worded currently in Teams: i.e. "When you block someone, they can't call you from a one-on-one chat, @mention you in a one-on-one chat, or see your presence." This is not supported in DoD or GCC as stated in the application.

    2 votes

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  10. Wenn Sie Teams im deutsprachigen Raum anbieten, dann machen Sie Ihren Rückmeldebogen auf Deutsch.

    Lassen Sie die gleichzeitige Ansicht von Chat und Präsentation bzw. Teilnehmenden zu. Lassen Sie verschiedene Handzeichen zu. Lassen sie Chat zwischen einzelnen Teilnehmenden zu. Teams ist viel zu wenig interaktiv! Die schlechteste aller digitalen Sitzungs-Apps!

    1 vote

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  11. Allow additional 2-way authenticators

    I work in a building that doesn’t allow cell phones & unauthorized electronic devices. We also alternate teleworking in the schedule.

    There is no way I can use my work phone as an authenticator & still be able to use text authentication at home. Give us the option to choose. Right now I’m forced to reset two-way authentication every time I switch between work/home & it’s a real pain.

    1 vote

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  12. Allow channels to be formatted as chats rather than conversations.

    allow team channels to be configured as "linear" or "conversation" mode, where "linear" mode is similar to a chat type experience where messages are sequential rather than being "form posts+reply" style.

    1 vote

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  13. Enable Automatic switching of Camera to current speaker in Live Events

    When holding a live event, the video options available for the producer are a single pane, or a large pane with a smaller pane next to it. Whilst these are sufficient for a rigidly scheduled event, it does not work so well if attempting to broadcast a more fluid meeting. The producer spends rather a lot of time having to switch manually between the cameras of those who are talking, especially where a debate is taking place and the next speaker may be anyone in the event.

    An option should be made available to automatically stream the camera of the…

    3 votes

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  14. Prevent Team Owner from renaming Team

    Our Teams are currently created by the Teams admins.
    Their names are carefully chosen.
    The Team Owner should NOT be able to change the Team from the name the Teams Admin has set, especially in Government tenants.

    In the mean time, the Teams admin in government tenants should have an alert/report that shows when Teams have been renamed.

    1 vote

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  15. New posts in teams mobile

    In teams, Chat on mobile shows the number of new or unread posts, but it doesn't tell me which ones they are. I have 3 new items, but can't figure out where they are. I have about 12 that are bold, some of those are old meetings , not sure why they are still bold. I can't filter to just show the 3 new ones either. How do I find the new ones?

    1 vote

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  16. Resigning in every 18 hours

    Resigning in the morning delays response time and communication effectiveness if I need to ensure everyone gets a message early in the morning teams is not the app I use

    1 vote

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  17. Linux client for GCC-High

    The Linux client currently does not (seem to) work in a GCC-High environment - can you assist with a road map ETA?

    6 votes

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  18. Wiki Search

    Information within the Wiki feature of Teams does not appear to be searchable.

    Wiki is a great tool and I love it, however, we have stopped using it because it is so difficult to find things when you get a lot of content.

    Please include Wiki pages in Teams search.

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  19. Make the caption show more than 2 lines at a time

    Make the caption show more than 2 lines at a time so if the user looks away for a few seconds he is not lost.

    1 vote

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  20. GCC

    Would like to see channels on Teams have a pop out feature. Some users have asked if they can have a channel pop out as a new window to reference documents or other material as needed without leaving their primary channels that are being worked on.

    2 votes

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