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  1. Provide one-click Status change

    Suggest you provide capability for a one-click status change.

    Ideally, there would be the four status buttons on the left side menu, PLUS a new button for Be Right Back (BRB), so you could make a quick status change without having to click on your profile picture and then select a status.

    Then I could hit the BRB button quickly, as I dash out the door for a quick break! See attached sample for how this could look.

    2 votes

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  2. seperate contacts window

    I miss skype. I miss being able to just access a contact list, click on their name and see a chat window to talk to them.
    And to be able to keep that chat window open and still see my contact list so that I can monitor friends and buddies and easily see when someone is available.

    Can you please make teams behave like the long history of chat applications have from AIM to SKYPE and everything in between?

    I get that there are other features that are useful, but having to navigate through them just to use the chat…

    2 votes

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  3. 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.

    11 votes

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  4. DOD

    sound notification too short and too soft compare to skype (have maxed volume on laptop). Need an ability to increase sound notification length and make it louder or be able to change it like in skype

    2 votes

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  5. Walkie-talkie feature for GCC

    With thousands active government users in law enforcement agencies (GCC) cloud the push-to-talk (PTT) functionality would be a powerful tool that would greatly enhance ability to accomplish tasks set for our frontline users. Please add push-to-talk (PTT) feature to GCC.

    11 votes

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  6. DoD

    Allow mobile app to authenticate with fingerprint recognition. I get multiple teams messages throughout the day and the constant prompt for login and verification through text is frustrating. Especially when the app gives me enough time to read the message then the pop-ups for login and verification come up so i have to spend a few moments to log back in, verify, and then fi ally reply.

    This would maintain security with the end user as well as make the app more enjoyable.

    2 votes

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  7. Integrate fully with Planner, SharePoint, and Outlook Tasks, Calendar (GCC)

    Please integrate more with Planner (timeline visualization channels for tasks) and/or with SharePoint web parts that do this, so all tasks linked in one place and with Outlook as well (for calendar and emails pertinent to chats and tasks). Until then, Planner is just a to-do tool that does not notify members of the team of new or changes in tasks and is not fully integrated for communication and coordination (copied from another board but Government needs this functionality also).

    7 votes

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  8. 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 →
  9. 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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  10. GCC

    Enable Planner to send an email via Outlook to owners when a due date is approaching for a task.

    13 votes

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  11. 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!

    80 votes

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  12. Ability to see all assignments from all teams at once

    Ability to see all assignments from all teams at once

    27 votes

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  13. CVR

    Add better two step verification or give the option to opt out of two step. My cell phone service is terrible at my house so I constantly have trouble getting signed in, would be nice to get the access code sent to an alternate email address.

    2 votes

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  14. 6 votes

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  15. Registration for Live Events and Teams Meetings

    Currently a lot of users request to use Zoom due to their ability to allow a registration form to attend a Zoom Meeting. Microsoft Teams should allow that same functionality to improve the gap between the tools. Requesting registration form for Teams Live Events and Teams Meetings.

    3 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.

    28 votes

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  17. GCC - please include a social recognition app

    Include a social recognition app such as KudoBoard or Recognize in the Teams Roadmap. Employee recognition is essential to maintain morale and high levels of collaboration for effective change management. Our organization periodically hosts innovation challenges to guide change initiatives at all levels of staff based on input from the same levels. A social recognition integrated in teams would essentially allow owners to recognize successful channels, groups, or teams for successful integration of technology in promoting and guiding change in our organization. Recognition and change are interdependent, and integration will allow workflow to immediately share praise when milestones or outcomes…

    4 votes

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  18. 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.

    20 votes

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  19. Microsoft Teams Delegation

    For a meeting scheduled using Teams, it would be great to be able for my Manager to delegate the organizer role so that I am able to create meetings on their behalf and add the Microsoft teams when the team needs to meet via video etc. this link shows you can do this https://support.office.com/en-us/article/set-up-a-delegate-to-take-your-calls-75e8c522-dde0-45b3-8fd1-8341f19740f9 but we do not have that feature currently.

    16 votes

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  20. Ability to disable recording in breakout rooms

    Although attendees and external users should not have the ability to start a recording it is important to the integrity of the Hearing that no one be allowed to in the breakout room. An option for the Host to enable recording (for use cases other than Hearings) would be helpful

    2 votes

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