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  1. 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.

    92 votes
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  2. 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.

    160 votes
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  3. 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?

    141 votes
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  4. White Board

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

    97 votes
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  5. Switching channels from private to public or public to private

    Understanding that 'used' chats (any team/channel that has comments from other members besides the owner) may have privacy issues, it would benefit us (the owners/creators) that while figuring out how our team is to be built, we would be allowed edit rights to move channels from public to private, and private to public (especially when no one has submitted anything in there other than the owner). It's frustrating that one must go in and create a whole new channel with a modified name (because the old channel, regardless if it's been erased or not, is still using that original name),…

    39 votes
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  6. pin a comment in a chat or channel

    Allow owners to pin a comment in a chat or channel so you can either direct people to another chat or channel. or lock a message. The pin locks the message at a point that is visible to all and doesn't move from the pin space when people scroll through the chat. Example: pin a notice that they are in an old chat and a new chat is on another <channel> or <chat> and this channel will not be monitored on a regular basis. And after a time the chat will be unavailable.

    36 votes
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  7. Allow creation of meetings for a Private Channel ONLY

    Many folks in organization have private channels for management. From lower management executive private channels. We wish to create a video conference/meeting for a specific private channel only. Currently only Public Channels have this option. This is huge and I cant imagine others not needing this. We also hold specialized training for specific individuals who are part of a private group. We cant create these training sessions by simply sending meeting to specific private channel. Only work around is individually typing everyone’s name. We have over 35k employees. This seems like it would have been implemented from day one but…

    43 votes
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  8. Allow muting channel conversations

    This is a feature that exists in the commercial version.

    Allow muting notifications for a conversation. If you've participated in a conversation, and it has a lot of activity, you get a notification for every post. I would like the ability to mute a conversation that I would normally get notifications for, temporarily. This shouldn't affect other conversations.

    15 votes
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  9. change download folder

    We need the ability to change or choose save to download folder instead of the default downloads folder for file download in Teams and Stream recording files.

    7 votes
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  10. Have a set of key words for alerting

    I understand the Search and Filter functions, but am suggesting being able to set key words and get alerts when those words are posted.
    The ability to set key words that alert you if mentioned by anyone within any of the channels to which you subscribe.
    The ability to set key words in specific channels that may be different than and in addition to the main set of key words.

    13 votes
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  11. Designate presenters for TEAMS Channel meetings

    TEAMS meetings within a channel does not appear to allow restricting the presenters to a smaller selection. Allowing participants to move through powerpoint slides is very helpful but allowing anyone to "take control" appears to be a particularly bad idea.

    19 votes
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  12. Convert a team into a channel

    If we didn't plan ahead, or if needs change, we should be able to convert a team into a channel then move it to another team. Rather than have Team A, B, C, and D, it would be nice to have Mgmt Team with Channels A, B, C, D. However, it seems once you've created the separate teams you are stuck with that structure.

    19 votes
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  13. Ability to see all assignments from all teams at once

    Ability to see all assignments from all teams at once

    24 votes
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  14. Missing Government Tenant Features

    We (GCC, GCC High, DOD) need a central place to go where we can see all the GA features not currently released to us and their status. The roadmap is useful but not for items not on it such as Tags, channel email, pinning channels, whiteboard... that have been in GA for months but are not on the roadmap. It would be very helpful to know (generally) as an administrator why they are not available and if they are being considered or not for future release.

    4 votes
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  15. Teams Rooms for GCCH

    Please add the ability to use Microsoft Teams Rooms devices with Microsoft 365 GCC High. We have several of the Logitech Tap with Intel NUC setups that we were using in Commercial Cloud that are no longer functional after migrating to GCC High over the weekend. We were going to roll out more of these next year to make video conferencing simple and easy for our users.

    Is there any possibility of this functionality coming in the next 6 months?

    https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/microsoft-rooms

    3 votes
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  16. 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.

    26 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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.

    5 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…

    2 votes
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