Teams for Government

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  1. Make Classroom available for Teams for Government

    Please add the ability to create a Classroom style Team to Teams for Government.

    355 votes
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    75 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Increase the number of videos during Team meetings from 4 to around 25.

    Currently only 4 cameras are shown during a Teams meeting. We need to have up to 25 people showing instead of them rotating as they speak.
    Also we need to be able to mark at least 4 people as always showing if the number of attendees goes over the max limit, such as the suggested 25 viewers.

    332 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. View or export a list of users who attended a meeting

    Currently, there is no method of viewing a list of meeting attendees after a meeting has ended.

    Meeting organizers should be able to view or export a list of attendees, including enter and exit times, duration, etc.

    You are working on testing this for the public, it is also needed on the government accounts.

    184 votes
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    12 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Enable PowerApps, PowerAutomate, and Forms Apps in Teams for GCC/Gov Customers

    Please enable the 1st party apps for Microsoft PowerApps, PowerAutomate (Flow), and Forms for GCC/Gov customers. GCC versions of these services exist but the Teams integrated apps are missing for GCC.

    183 votes
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  5. Add functionality to move the "Presenting..." toolbar

    When sharing your screen in a Microsoft Teams video conference, the "Presenting..." bar is in the way of accessing items that require hovering over them to display.

    Can you please make it possible to move the “Presenting…” toolbar?

    For example, if you are sharing your screen to show a remote desktop session and the remote desktop bar is not pinned, it will be very difficult to access that bar because the presenting bar will appear before the remote desktop bar and remain in foreground much longer than the remote desktop bar.

    91 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. allow multiple instances of Teams to be open

    I'd like to be able to open multiple instances of Teams so that I can have each instance open on a different Team and perhaps another instance open to the Chat. Not being able to do this makes it hard to keep track of where I am when I'm switching tasks.

    157 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. pin multiple participants

    Teams iPad/iOS/GCC feature: Need the ability to pin multiple participants on the screen vs. just 1 currently. Also be able to show more than the 3+1 participants on the iPad. Ideally at least up to 9 participants.

    52 votes
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  8. Need reply to message option in chat

    Especially within a chat group, there needs to be a way to comment on or reply to a particular message within the chat history. This is useful when there are a number of simultaneous conversation threads (similar to how messaging is implemented in a channel), and is a common feature on other communication platforms.

    120 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Hide history of members leaving or joining the team

    Don`t show information about who joined or left the team. We are 19 000 users in our organization, big teams generate long lists of this information where we would rather want to see important information. Some teams have now vacated the General channel because of this problem.
    Maybe this technical history can be hidden og located in antother place?

    137 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. White Board

    Add White Board to GCC subscriptions to enable a higher level of meeting and training interaction.

    90 votes
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  11. Enable up to 500 attendees in Teams meetings

    Skype rolled out testing on meeting attendees last year to increase from 250 to 500 attendees. The same needs to occur in Teams meetings. The difference between 250 attendees for Teams meetings and 10,000 Live Event attendees is too great.

    96 votes
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  12. Delete chat conversation

    I don't want to keep meeting conversation times and history in chats tab. Please create Delete option. This shouldn't be saved at all. keeping conversation history includes highly confidential as well. I see no way it is secured one.

    259 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Add ability to archive or export private chats and team conversations in a local format such as Word Doc

    Although you may highlight then copy a team conversation manually and paste into Word, there is much to be desired for archiving important conversations in a local format. If an agency has retention set to 3 days, you are out of luck on day 4 and the saved messages vanish. It is crucial for us to be able to archive chats and conversations with the growing reliance on teleworking and remote collaboration.

    54 votes
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  14. Freeze Chats in Meetings

    Please give meeting organizers the option to freeze meeting chats after the meeting is concluded. Owners can post a redirect back to an actual channel. Allowing meeting chats to linger on causes confusion and cannibalizes attention on channels.

    82 votes
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  15. Add Breakout room capabilities like in Adobe Connect.

    In Adobe Connect you can have breakout rooms for people to attend. this would be a great feature to add to teams and teams live.

    56 votes
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    2 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Notify assignee of new tasks in Planner in Teams for GCC

    I am astounded that Planner in Teams does not send any notification to the person assigned that they have a new task. Confoundingly, if anyone comments on any task, EVERYONE in the Team gets an email. Please fix this fundamental flaw that prevents Planner from functioning correctly in Teams for GCC.

    23 votes
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  17. We need there to be some sort of portal for live meetings so attendees can register for the events like other webinar software has.

    Once you create a live meeting there is no way to know who plans to attend the event live. There is only the attendee engagement report once the meeting is over. I know that at my agency at the least, there is a requirement that they need to know who is coming to the event and what organization they work for. Without this feature we will never be able to utilize Teams for live events. We love every other aspect of Teams live events compared to other webinar software out there but those other software has registration portals. This is…

    99 votes
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  18. Create meeting in meeting

    To be able to divide the group into smaller meeting rooms for workshop purpose. Zoom can do this and it is a fantastic feature.

    63 votes
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  19. Ability to archive and file Chat conversations

    I would like to be able to archive chat into a place like Conversations in Outlook like Skype does.

    In the case of Channel Chats, it would be good to be able to attach them to Meeting Notes or archive the chat conversations into a document library.

    We deal with NEPA and contracting and would appreciate that capability.

    60 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Live polling and survey capabilities.

    We currently use MS Forms, but need the ability to post surveys live on the screen during a workshop and obtain answers immediately to show polling data/answers.

    49 votes
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