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  1. 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.

    14 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Joining external meetings

    The join button should connect to the meeting and not have to use the in event link.

    6 votes
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  3. 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.

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Send To Lobby

    Send To Lobby

    Hi,
    I wonder if it's possible make an option to send someone to the lobby again.
    I'm using Teams to take some court hearing, and one can't hear what other is saying. Every time I need to remove the person, and ask to rejoin and wait again in the Lobby, but sometimes people doesn't understand and left the meeting... It's quite anoying.

    Another option would be to put someone in hold.

    Could you do this, please??

    Thanks

    14 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    3 votes
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  6. GCC

    Migrate Group Chat into Teams Channel. Create an ability to spin up a Teams Channel from a group chat and preserve the original discussion into the Channel.

    7 votes
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  7. Sorting contacts in chat.

    Put contacts listed as available at the top of the contacts list. Add the ability to sort contacts.

    22 votes
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  8. Chat History function when adding +1 user to an existing one on one chat

    Allow "chat history" function when adding a single user to a pre-established 1:1 chat with another user. Right now I can only add or remove chat history once I already have a group of three or more, not when I add a single user to an existing 1:1 chat with another user.

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

    Ability to see all assignments from all teams at once

    25 votes
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  10. Allow Microsoft Forms to be added as a tab in a Teams channel

    Allow Microsoft Forms to be added as a tab in a Teams channel.

    9 votes
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  11. Teams Calendar improvement

    There are several improvements that require the use of outlook calendar to have Teams.
    1) change busy/free/out of office in the event in teams versus in outlook
    2) month view
    3) integration of channel events and calendar. Especially now that channel events can be scheduled. If an event is held in a channel the members of that channel (or private channel) should get a calendar invite.
    4) stop the repeated updates sent to email after a new attendee is adding to a meeting.

    5 votes
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  12. Enable share system audio for Team Live Event on GCC, so that we can share a video with audio.

    The commercial cloud has this enabled already. You're able to share a video as content during a live event and include the system audio. However, GCC doesn't have this feature. Please enable this for GCC!!

    13 votes
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  13. Multiple shared screens

    Medical teams are running clinical meetings. We want to be able to share multiple screens at once. Eg radiology, clinical portal. Might driven by two different people.
    When i am viewing a meeting i want spread views over multiple displays so radiology is large.

    19 votes
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  14. 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

    4 votes
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  15. Add Immersive Reader in Government Community Cloud (GCC)

    Immersive reader is a fantastic accessibility feature that is helpful for all users.It's available in commercial and EDU environments now. Needed in GCC, too!

    66 votes
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  16. Add capabilities to email using Exchange/Outlook from within Teams

    Let's get a button in the Teams tool bar so we can access (read/write) our Outlook/Exchange email from within Teams.

    24 votes
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  17. Delete call history

    Add button to delete call history and chat history

    17 votes
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  18. Shifts Manager permissions for someone who is not a Team Owner

    Allow a permission setting that lets users manage a schedule in Shifts without making them an owner of the underlying team. Needed for scheduling larger teams.

    8 votes
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  19. Add Publisher application to TEAMS application

    Add Publisher application in TEAMS. I am currently in a Newsletter team made up of four individuals. It would be nice if we could all create/access and update the newsletter in TEAMS as we do with other applications. Not all team members are able to access certain drives so it complicates matters at times. Thank you for your consideration.

    9 votes
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  20. Paste a list of attendees emails into Teams Meeting invite.

    Have the ability to copy and paste a list of emails into the required attendees when inviting people to a Teams meeting. Major pain having to add one by one, especially when there are a large number.

    16 votes
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