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  1. 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.

    155 votes

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  2. Set preferences for captioning on in Teams

    Enable captioning feature to be on when entering or starting a Teams meeting/call. This eliminates having to select the ellipses and turning on captions every time.

    8 votes

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  3. Please make all policy/settings to be able to be applied to groups.

    Some of the settings can be applied to groups, but some are only applied to users (at least through the gui). An example is the Team Apps Setup Policy. As new users are provisioned too many things have to manually applied. This would also apply to retention policies. We have multiple retention policies that are dependent on which OU you are in.

    8 votes

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  4. Release Power BI Tab for GCCH

    Please release the Power BI Tab /app for GCCH. Power BI is currently fully available for GCCH, yet the Teams connector and available to add as tab is not available, and there is no mention of development on the roadmap or documentation.

    Documentation lists this feature as "[...] not available in the environment and we don't have an estimated time frame for delivery."

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/admin/service-govus-overview

    8 votes

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  5. 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.

    91 votes

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  6. Release Tasks app in Teams for GCCH (Microsoft To-do)

    Please release the Teams Task that is available in commercial tenants. This replaces the current "Planner" tab that is visible in GCC High

    Ideally this will sync with the release of Microsoft To Do for GCC High as well

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-the-tasks-app-in-teams-e32639f3-2e07-4b62-9a8c-fd706c12c070

    4 votes

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  7. Please roll out the Whiteboard feature

    This will help us to innovate and collaborate in a vertical environment. We are forced to use applications such as Mural supplied by contractor instead of something inside our already existing platform.

    In addition, when this access is rolled out it would be great to have a video to accompany it so that we can reduce the on boarding and adoption time to use this application.

    The other ask is add the ability for the whiteboard to be converted to a pdf. That would be most helpful. Thanks.

    11 votes

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  8. 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.

    138 votes

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  9. Create a meeting in a new window

    I'd like to have the funktion to create a meeting in its own window. I often begin to book a meeting and discover I need information from another place in Teams (for exemple a chat). Then I have to close the booking to get the information and my draft is deleted. And I have to start from the beginning with my booking.

    8 votes

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  10. 911 ringing

    When our users are dialing 911, they don't get a ringtone. This causes them to get confused and hang-up thinking the call isn't going through. They resort to using their cellphones to call 911 each time this happens. Ringing should occur with every call no matter if it's emergency or non

    5 votes

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  11. 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.

    111 votes

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  12. Planner for private channel

    Allow to use planner within private channel

    52 votes

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  13. GCCH Allow download of attendee list after meeting has ended

    In GCCH, please allow download of attendee list / attendee roster / attendance reports after meeting has ended

    It appears this is being coded for commercial under the following roadmap item
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?&filters=Microsoft%20Teams%2CIn%20development&searchterms=66459

    5 votes

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  14. Live Annotation Tools

    Having live annotation tools for Teams Meetings/Workshops where the attendees can give live input on the screen, similar to whiteboard capabilities. This would be helpful for keeping meetings and workshops interactive and brainstorming ideas.

    82 votes

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  15. 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.

    103 votes

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  16. 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…

    156 votes

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  17. Allow documents to be uploaded to a SharePoint document repository via teams

    Although there already exists a way to upload documents to teams and have them go to a folder in an associated SharePoint, it will only go to a single default folder. Along with this, there already exists a way to link a SharePoint document repository to a Teams group. But there is not a way to directly upload a document to a specific folder in the SharePoint repository through Teams. (Below are some screenshots taken on the Android mobile app showing the default Teams file upload location, how we access the Teams document repository, and the currently available upload/add-to options…

    5 votes

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  18. Live Captions for GCCH

    Hi,

    We have some Team Members that are hard of hearing and use hearing aids. With our increased need to use Microsoft Teams for meetings, it would be very helpful to have Live Caption available for these Team Members.

    I see the option to disable or disable with user override in the Admin Panel, however this option is not available in the Teams client.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-live-captions-in-a-teams-meeting-4be2d304-f675-4b57-8347-cbd000a21260

    Thanks,
    Brandon

    15 votes

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  19. Add option for text-to-voice speaking aloud of chat messages

    Add an option to have a specific chat message spoken aloud into the audio stream using a text-to-speech program. This could be from the chat sidebar, or from a separate entry. I am a deaf user, who makes great use of the Live Captions and Transcription feature, but this is currently one-way only and I have great difficulty participating in conversations. I usually have a co-worker voice my chat messages aloud, or schedule a relay interpreter with its own difficulties. Having the ability to voice for myself would give me improved involvement with teams meetings.

    Aside from the use case…

    2 votes

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  20. Keep pinned posts visible in channel

    When a post is pinned in a channel, keep that post visible at the bottom of the channel at all times.
    Pinned posts are used for important announcements and information, and hiding them in information pane of a channel does not allow for using them as an effective announcement. Pinned posts in a channel should be shown to all users immediately when they open the channel.

    15 votes

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