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  1. 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.

    40 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. customize Teams admin roles

    Currently we cannot customize Teams admin roles. For example, if i only want the admin who has the right to change the settings of the auto-attendant, the Teams admin or Teams communication admin will give too many permissions to this admin. This is inconvenient for management purpose. Can we enable this in in the future?

    4 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow Teams Custom Apps/Bots in GCC

    Allow GCC customers the ability to upload custom apps/bots to Teams and enable the 'Manage Apps' section for GCC customers under 'Teams Apps' in the admin portal. Third party apps are now available (apparently), but custom apps aren't, doesn't make sense....

    50 votes

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  4. 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…

    52 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Provide ability to remove users added to recurring meetings' chats

    Reposting another users suggestion from the Public User Voice

    We have the following scenario that cannot be remedied without deleting a recurring meeting:
    1. User A and B have a recurring weekly meeting in Teams.
    2. User C is invited to join the call on this meeting during one instance.
    3. Even though User C has not been invited to the recurring meeting, User C now has access to the Teams chat of the subsequent recurring meeting instances.
    This seems like a huge bug that you cannot remove a user from seeing the chat of a meeting to which they…

    33 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Would like the ability to turn off entering and exiting sounds during a meeting.

    Entering and exiting notification sounds are extremely distracting during a meeting - especially when the meeting is configured to allow everyone to pass thru the lobby. We need the ability for presenters and organizers to mute all entering and exiting notification sounds when the meeting has begun and the ability for the organizer to set a meeting to not have entering and exiting audible notification sounds.

    45 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Interchangeability of calendar and invitation/reminder functions in Teams and Outlook

    Need full access to Outlook calendars and an option to have email invitations and reminders for meetings interchangeable/in-sync with Outlook.

    Interchangeability of Outlook and Teams calendars and email invitations/notifications for meetings needed; Teams lacks the full suite of options available in Outlook, but the calendar/invitation/reminder function of Teams should really be fully interchangeable and compatible with Outlook. Otherwise, it leads to confusion.

    40 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Create a report which will list all attendees and log in / log out times

    Would like ability to see attendee report which includes all attendees and their log in/log out times.

    40 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Team planner expansion

    You need to expand upon the planner and it’s capabilities as a self planner as well as tasking groups of people or individuals to a task and tracking their progress both as an individual as well as a group

    32 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Add Azure DevOps apps in Teams for GCC

    Is there any ETA when Azure DevOps apps like 'Azure Boards',, 'Azure Pipelines' etc will be available for Teams for GCC. Currently there is nothing in M365 Roadmap regarding that: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=GCC

    33 votes

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  11. Please add functionality to Team application

    I work in state government and we use Teams. I have also used a different meeting application in my non-profit role. There are some features I really miss when I'm in Teams. Please add: whiteboard functionality and breakout room capability. You recently added the ability to see 9 videos at once, but you can't scroll through screens to show more individuals who have video on. I would love the ability to see all video participants.

    21 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Allow GUI export of Team membership, including guests, in GCC

    Currently, there is no way to export the list of a Team's Owners, Members and Guests. This is very important for large Teams where membership must be audited regularly.

    11 votes

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    4 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow call queue members to see call queue call history including missed calls from Teams client

    Please add a feature so that members of a call queue can look at the call queue history, including missed calls, from within the Teams desktop client.

    33 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Add month view for calendar and multiple view for mobile app.

    Need a month view for all platforms. Need multiple calendar view for mobile platforms.

    42 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Allow transcription-gcc-bot to be hidden in meetings

    Why does the transcription-gcc-bot take up valuable real estate during a Teams meeting? Please enable a way to hide the bot so more human participants can be seen.

    6 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Please add a pause recording button in Teams.

    Hello, Please add a pause button to the recording feature. I need to pause when making How-To videos to reset the screen, take a break, etc. I am sharing these instructional videos with colleagues and team members.
    Thank you!

    13 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Pin an App for Easy Access - GCC

    Being in the GCC for several years now, I understand that there are delays for features and apps coming to the Government Community Cloud. One feature that has been available for more than 6 Months on the Commercial Side is the ability to for users to Pin Apps (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/pin-an-app-for-easy-access-3045fd44-6604-4ba7-8ecc-1c0d525e89ec). It would nice to be able to have that feature in the GCC. I have the option turned on within the Teams Admin options, yet am still unable to pin any Apps (besides the ones I want to do Org-Wide).

    3 votes

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    0 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Identify who mutes another participant in a meeting

    Identify who mutes the microphone of another participant and / or block this option so as not to interrupt. Thank you.

    25 votes

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    2 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. MS Project integration with Teams

    I’d like to be able to integrate MS Project online with MS Teams such that the Project application is made available through the Teams “add a tab” functionality. Currently, searching for “project” yields no resulting apps that I can add as a tab. Planner does show up, but not Project.

    14 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Apps, Connectors, Messaging Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. Remove the limit of Private Channels within a Team

    Why is there a limit on the number of Private Channels in a Team? And if there is going to be a limit, 30 is WAY to low. Not everyone in a Team is involved in every project or task, so the need to have many Private Channels is a high priority for us.

    3 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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