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  1. Sign in

    Multiple sign in options. I do not have access to my cell phone at work and I switch desks frequently. signing in is difficult due to the two factors authentication. I cannot sign in because I am never by the phone.

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  2. Move out of office prompt in group chats

    The out of office prompt is very annoying in group chats, we tend to use group chats for our smaller teams and when a team member is marked as out of office or with a status it just gets in the way when it is above the message field and gives a cluttered feeling when trying to read through messages, especially when it is bright grey and re-appears after dismissal.

    I think it would appear less cluttered if the notification was not near the message area.

    1 vote
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  3. 1 vote
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  4. Enable Better Eye Contact, Move Video Ribbon to Top During Screen Sharing

    When someone is screen sharing, videos of participants are move to a ribbon at the bottom of the screen. Most (though not all) webcams are positioned at the top of the screen.

    Moving the ribbon to top of the screen would allow for the appearance of better eye contact. At least when people are not looking at the shared content.

    6 votes
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  5. Pop out chat/channels/meetings

    Ability to segregate chat, channel, meeting and documents (especially when opening up doc).

    4 votes
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  6. Enable more custom "view" options such as condensed view for Chat history

    There are few options in MS Teams, and that includes customizing the way the app displays on the desktop screen. I would like to be able to drag various windows to resize displays, change back and forth from "expanded" view to "condensed" view in the Chat window, etc.

    2 votes
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  7. Allow Search of Help FAQ in the Teams App

    Please add a Search function to the Teams Help button. The Browse / FAQ format assumes you know what will be asked. Please add the ability for customers to search help topics from either the main Search Bar or give the ability to search within the Help/FAQ Section.

    2 votes
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  8. Please make the slider bars wider

    Please make the sliders wider. I routinely- unexpectedly -rearrange pinned chat lines in the main chat zone; when in meeting unable to move quickly up and down the chat; and moving up and down a page in a Team/ channel requires an effort to snag the thin line with the mouse. Thank you.

    2 votes
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  9. 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.

    23 votes
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  10. New customizable indicator like the the small circle that identifies your current status

    With distributed working becoming the norm and the workforce using different modes and tools to communicate, it would be great for coworkers to know how individuals can communicate. This could be done by adding another indicator like the exiting status indicator (but maybe a square). The organization would develop the 'legend' for the different colours. E.g., I am someone in the OPS that is ready and able to have a fully enabled Teams meeting = purple, I use Teams, but I'm new at it = light purple, I am currently only landline telephone enabled = blue, etc. etc. Potentially this…

    13 votes
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  11. Use Office Spellcheck

    Please integrate O365 spellcheck. The one what is currently in place is terrible.

    4 votes
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  12. Make Classroom available for Teams for Government

    Please add the ability to create a Classroom style Team to Teams for Government.

    231 votes
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  13. 4 votes
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  14. CVR Teams does not work thru DoD firewalls well

    Teams features such as Voice and video Do not work acceptably between folks on DoD networks such as AFNET and folks on commercial connections. We need Teams to not require network re-engineering to make it work

    4 votes
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  15. End use of third party cookies by Teams

    Teams in web browser needs third party cookies to work right, but that is a massive security hole that DoD will not allow. You can kind of work around it by Allowing sites, but this doesn’t work for many teams features (files, etc)

    4 votes
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  16. Skype like small window on top

    When the MS teams window is not on top, put a small window over other windows like Skype for Business

    5 votes
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  17. Easily toggle between shared images

    When viewing shared media (such as images or videos) within chats, there needs to be a way to switch back and forth between items with arrow buttons and/or the arrow keys. This is useful for comparing a series of shared images, for example.

    4 votes
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  18. Correct OSX Interface Inconsistencies

    OSX has user interface standards, please use them like you do for other applications. Specifically your notifications really have to be made part of the OSX standard notifications system. Same on Win10 actually. Other O365 Office apps already do this.

    Second, put the settings in the "Preferences" section under the app menu like the OSX standard requires. You can leave it in the image as well, but OSX users look for settings in the Preferences menu below the Application "Named" menu (first one after the system Apple menu to the right).

    The notifications thing is just awful both on OSX…

    2 votes
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  19. You have to add an option for printing charts, schedules & tasks friendly printing. we can not report our plans to the CEOs.

    You have to add an option for printing charts, schedules & tasks friendly printing. we can not report our plans to the CEOs.

    11 votes
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  20. 6 votes
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