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  1. 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.

    7 votes

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  2. 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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  3. Teams GCC Cloud

    Please bring back the purple side bar, or let that color be customizable. The icons blend in with the white and it's hard to see. Dark and high contrast are not good options.

    1 vote

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  4. Allow attendees to pop out video of participants while someone is sharing content

    Allow participants in a meeting where content is being shared to "pop-out" the gallery/participant view to view in a separate window (instead of small images down below at the bottom of the screen).

    3 votes

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  5. GCCHigh

    200 Channels per Teams is not enough. Please increase the number of channels to like 500 channels.

    1 vote

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  6. GCC

    Our audit and investigations teams maintain a public facing “hotline” for the general public to report fraud, waste and abuse. Being an easily found an accessible number we receive a lot of abusive type of calls from the general public which may or may not concern our office. We currently maintain a “list” of the repeat offenders and now it is responsibility of whoever is answering these calls to identify the number and send to voicemail. As you can imagine, there are issues with this manual process. I have inquired if we can simply block the callers and the response…

    1 vote

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  7. 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?

    6 votes

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  8. Add independent meetings to teams channel after meeting occurs

    Maybe I can connect the old Febraury meeting to my new teams channel - but I don't think so...
    I had a meeting about a project before deciding to proceed with project. At that moment there was no need to open a teams channel. However, a couple of weeks later, we decided to proceed with the project. Information shared in the initial meeting chat, meeting minutes, and files now resides in an unconnected meeting. The project team still references the information from that initial meeting. I can either copy everything from the meeting into the new teams channel, or keep…

    1 vote

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  9. Enable "closed" channels that members can choose to follow.

    Currently, Teams has public which is everyone and private which requires owner engagement to maintain. Getting multiple @[channel] notifications from all of the channels in a Team is too much for someone that may only need information from one of the channels. Recommend adding a "closed" channel option that anyone within the Team can join or leave so they can choose to monitor or participate in as needed. In a public channel, @[channel] gives notifications to everyone in the Team. A closed channel would allow @[closed channel] to notify only the people that choose to join that channel.

    2 votes

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  10. 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.

    4 votes

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  11. 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.

    0 votes

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  12. Give owner permission to delete chattposts

    There are certain circumstances when it would be good if owner could delete chattposts that another owner or member have made. Perhaps with approval from manager if thats is possible.

    For example. A member is no longer alive and it is hard to read the chattposts and constantly be reminded....

    1 vote

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  13. Team name alias

    In the Microsoft Team GUI the favorite team names show up on the panel on the left. The name of the teams here are same as the team name you create. But there are situations where you want a standardized team name across the company or organization. While you want a more descriptive and adhoc name show up in the favorites panel. For eaxmple, team name need to be a standard 5 digit number say 10200. This team may be doing "Product A development". So when you see the team on the favorite panel we would like to see "Product…

    1 vote

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  14. I want to have an option to pop out the Chat portion of Teams, which would be incredibly helpful.

    Expecting that everyone has the problem of finding your way back to where you were prior to looking at or replying to a chat. If it were still totally integrated but was capable of being viewed in it's own window, a great deal of efficiency and functionality would be the result.

    1 vote

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  15. ******** your app sucks ****

    shittty app i cant even sign in

    1 vote

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  16. Teans Breakout Room functions for all presenters

    Anyone identified a presenter in a Microsoft Teams meeting should have the ability to create breakout rooms and jump to different breakout rooms. Only allowing the creator of the meeting limits any support staff.

    2 votes

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  17. CVR

    Why can't I have the "Show Conversation" window and the "Show Participants" window open at the same time? Right now if I open one the other closes.

    I would lose nothing on my screen as my colleague's screen share only utilizes half of my 49" ultra wide monitor.

    1 vote

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  18. Add offline local Instant Messaging and Presence

    Add offline Instant Messaging and Presence via on-prem extension for locations that rely on Teams for collaboration but may have high risk for WAN disconnect, natural disaster, etc. - NOT having this ability could actually impair a team reliant on Teams from resolving issues effectively should BC/DR needs be triggered with WAN disconnect from MS cloud. I am aware of an SBC like local configuration to maintain dialtone, but this is inadequate in these scenarios.

    1 vote

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  19. Filter events in Channels by date of actual event/meeting time

    Need feature added so events in Teams/ Channels is by date of actual event.
    If meeting time link is added on Saturday to Teams Channel but actual meeting is not until Monday. Now have to search back through until you can find event that was added Saturday. If participants don't add to calendar its a mess to find.

    1 vote

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  20. Filter events in Channels by date of actual event/meeting time

    Need feature added so events in Teams/ Channels is by date of actual event.
    If meeting time link is added on Saturday to Teams Channel but actual meeting is not until Monday. Now have to search back through until you can find event that was added Saturday. If participants don't add to calendar its a mess to find.

    1 vote

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