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  1. Permission based meeting recordings for Legal/Lawyers and their staff

    I work in the Legal/Enforcement Division of a state government. I am stunned that Teams does not have permission based recording that is controlled by the meeting creator.
    During a Teams meeting I had a laptop fail during a confidential meeting with attorneys, and I had to rejoin that meeting using the Teams App on my phone and when it launched somehow it began recording the meeting. I cannot emphasize enough the issues this creates. Immediate issues: A) I did not know I had started recording the meeting B) I had no idea how to stop the recording, and C)…

    5 votes

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  2. Spotlight - ability to spotlight multiple particpants

    We need a way to allow Teams meeting organizer to spotlight multiple users. During virtual proceedings, there is a need to keep the judge's video and whomever is speaking at that time on the screen. There is also a need to be able to hard mute all attendants and only allow them to speak when it is appropriate.

    19 votes

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  3. 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.

    76 votes

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  4. Allow for presenter to see chat and hand raised

    In Teams meetings, the presenter cannot monitor the chat box or the hands raised, which makes presenting really clunky. Inevitably someone needs to monitor the chat box and interrupt the presenter rather than allowing the presenter to handle it when they want.

    38 votes

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  5. Allow users to see other peoples calendars in MS Teams, same as in Outlook Currently

    Allow users to see other peoples calendars in MS Teams, same as current functionality available in MS Outlook.

    4 votes

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  6. Disable email notifications for comments on Planner Tasks

    I want an option to disable whole group email/notifications for new comments. You can't disable this and it is causing inbox spam.

    Comments are not needed to be shared to the entire group, I don't see a reason why anyone would ever want this, especially when there can be multiple plans per group. If I want a single group for my department, we will want multiple plans to track all of our projects. Users want to be able to add comments to track changes and issues along the way, without email blasting everyone in the whole group.

    It would be…

    29 votes

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  7. hide participant name

    Ability to hide or mask participant or meeting host names.
    We have sensitive interviews that we need to hide the interviewer's names that are tied to the GAL and Teams contact and are showing during the Teams calls which is causing privacy issues.

    4 votes

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  8. Meeting Options - add ability to disable chat for specific meetings

    With the release of hard mute in meeting options, there are many public meetings we are using Live Events for that could truly be handled with a Teams meeting with hard mute. During public meetings, the public can view/listen to the meeting, but cannot speak or have unsolicited comments be seen by all. Having the ability to mute attendees solves part of the problem, but now we need the ability to disable chat for specific meetings so we can use this solution since it solves many complications we have with live events and external presenters.

    12 votes

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  9. pop out chats

    With multiple chats going on at any given time and the inconvenience of jumping within Teams to various ongoing chats or other work, would really appreciate the ability to pop out chat sessions.

    50 votes

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  10. Large Gallery don't return

    We lost an important functionality in the updates carried out in May/2021. Being in a large gallery, when highlighting a participant, in the return we only have 9 participants on the main screen. Before the update, it returned to the large gallery, not losing the configuration.

    2 votes

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  11. 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.

    25 votes

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  12. 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),…

    64 votes

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  13. Meetings - screen sharing - switching screens/apps

    When sharing a screen and changing from sharing an app to a screen, or an app to an app, or a screen to an app, you shouldn't have to end the sharing session to change so that the transition is less jarring.

    123 votes

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  14. Call Quality Reporting

    The Teams call quality reports currently only looks at average values (packet loss, latency, jitter) when flagging possible problems with media quality and because of this, meetings that have high amounts of maximum packet loss, latency or jitter are being rated as Good which in turn makes it very difficult to track down possible problems without having to drill down into each user's meeting connection. The Teams call quality reports need to take maximum values into account when rating media quality.

    Also, it would be extremely beneficial to have a new in-between rating (e.g. "Impacted") to help rate those calls…

    3 votes

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  15. Create an archive feature for Teams channels, conversations & files

    It would be great to see features that allow us to archive channels & conversations that no longer used but instead of deleting can archive for documentation purposes.

    1 vote

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  16. Show the history of meetings taken, attendance and duration.

    Show the history of meetings taken, attendance and duration.

    2 votes

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  17. Allow multiple users to share their screen during a meeting

    Currently, one meeting participant can share their screen, and everyone else can view it.
    It would be helpful and cool if several meeting participants could share their screens simultaneously. Everyone in the meeting should be able to see all shared screens.
    This would help facilitate collaboration.

    3 votes

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  18. caption

    ask for LIVE captioning to override AI captioning options for meetings.

    1 vote

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  19. caption

    streamline a process to allow for expanding or correcting AI captioning.

    1 vote

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  20. Make new messages standout

    I would like the new messages to show up separate from the stream of messages that never delete and are always in view. This makes it very cluttered and hard to easily recognize where the new message is. Can older chats go in one tab and then new messages show in an inbox tab until you view them and then they return to the archived tab?

    The clutter makes it hard to see which chats have new messages in them and scrolling through all are time consuming. Also archive would be better then keeping them in the chat screen.

    1 vote

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