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  1. Please stop making me log in every. single. day.

    Please stop making me log in every. single. day.

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  2. DOD

    Teams mobile app needs to allow you to seamlessly switch between chat view and most recently viewed Team conversation as in the desktop app.

    It's an unnecessary annoyance to have to select the team conversation you want again every time you switch from Chat back to Teams.

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  3. DOD

    Applies to Android Teams app.

    Chat view needs a way to view and select your contacts.

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  4. Multiple tabs open at once

    Currently switching between multiple chats, calendar, teams & teams files, but can only view 1 at a time & have to find other files each time. Would be ideal to have many tabs open at once to easy compare files, go back to frequently used pages, etc.

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  5. The attached image is too small when forwarding a team post to Outlook.

    Hi.

    The attached image is too small when forwarding a team post to Outlook.
    I would like to request an improvement so that I can see the attached image bigger.

    Thank you.

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  6. The attached image is too small when forwarding a team post to Outlook.

    Hi.

    The attached image is too small when forwarding a team post to Outlook.
    I would like to request an improvement so that I can see the attached image bigger.

    Thank you.

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  7. 1 vote
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  8. The Army CVR Login Process Has An Annoyance

    The policy for our cloud has been changed so that the user is logged out after 18 hours. This effectively means that every single day a user has to log in and they are logged out probably while they are sleeping getting ready for the next day. The 6 hours of inactivity is long enough for the CSRF tokens to expire, and I repeatedly forget that when I'm prompted to log back in at the start of my day, I'm going to type my secure 16+ character password and then have to type it again because "sorry, your session has…

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  9. GDPR Regulations and Right to Be Forgotten Correct Implementation

    Users cannot delete call history.
    If a Right to be forgotten was enforced we would be unable to wipe the User from our call log, there by breaching GDPR.

    This needs to be corrected.

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  10. DOT

    Please make an option to only show contacts that are online and with out all the chat history showing. Often I just want to look to see if an individual is online I don't need to fill my screen with all the other items. Really just give us an option similar to the skype window. It was small and only showed contacts. If we need to use more options in teams we can expand it.

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  11. Hello! We use

    Love the pop-out windows options!

    But possible to consider making the TEAMS pop-out windows dimensions more adjustable/resizeable - or perhaps introduce a more compact view?

    With multiple chats sometimes running, each pop-out window takes a substantial real estate on the screen (which can't be sized to small view) and it would be fantastic to be able to size it smaller or some other smart way other than stacking windows on top of other windows.

    Thanks!

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  12. DOD

    Kudos to opening a meeting in a new window, but the UI in the upper right corner is very inefficient. Meetings are filled with "Sorry, I was searching for the 'Mute' button." Return the UI to bottom center.

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  13. DoD

    The login process is a nightmare. I can't sign in on my govt laptop, so I follow links to update my alternatives. They never update and the process persists in sending a code to an email address that does not even exist. Awful.

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  14. Cvr.mil

    It would be great to have another choice for verification other than cell phone for those of us that work in vaulted areas in buildings with thick walls. By the time I pull my CAC card, exit the vault, get my phone from locked storage, walk around 100 meters to where I can start to get reception, By the time I can get back to the desk with a code, 95% of the time it has timed out. It would be great to have an email as a back up to the cellphone text.

    2 votes
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  15. Layout on Desktop App


    1. The layout of the desktop app is terrible. There is tons of unused empty space. On top of that, things are needlessly busy and contain too much oddly formatted information. This may be in part due to the naming scheme the gov't uses, but an option should exist to create and view nicknames.

    Because of this, there really isn't an option to minimize teams to a small area on your monitor. You need it maximized to be usable, but it clearly doesn't actually require that much space to be functional.

    There should also be a way to minimize it to…

    2 votes
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  16. cvr

    Dont make me reauthenticate my credentials 3-4 times a week.

    2 votes
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  17. 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.

    10 votes
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  18. Firenet.gov

    Un-Convolute The Cloud/Tenant/Team Mess

    What a convoluted mess. If an individual happens to be a member in multiple teams across multiple cloud/tenants and say has personal individual and business MS accounts, it is basically impossible to determine which account is in control at any given time. Combine app with browser, multiple browser profiles and every helpful login redirects it becomes near impossible. Step away for a day and, well mostly just give up.

    If you are a member of a team in a single tenant, great tool. Multiple tenants? One needs a new wig cuz the hair is being ripped…

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  19. Grid View in Live Events

    This has been suggested in other channels but wanted to make sure to suggest it here for Government. There needs to be a Large Grid View option for Live Events my users are nixing using Teams Live Event because of this shortfall. The only options are content/video or a combo of Content and small video. Adding a third option for Large Grid View would allow us to pin multiple presenter video to the grid. We could have a debate style conference or a team debate Style.

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  20. GCC - Teams Mobile App Cannot Override Out of Office Status

    Teams mobile app cannot override your status. If you are marked on your calendar as out of office, no matter how many times you try to change your status, the Teams mobile app continues to reset to out of office status. On the desktop app, you can set your status as available while out of office on your calendar. Please normalize this functionality between desktop and mobile.

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