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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Make it easy to add people to you Teams Contacts. Better yet, let users import contacts from outlook.

    Make it easy to add people to you Teams Contacts. Better yet, let users import contacts from outlook.

    As it stands, there is virtually no way to accomplish this and the global lookup is limited to 25 people.

    7 votes
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  4. Policy to Enable/Disable "Rejoin" Button in Policy

    We've noticed if a participant exits the meeting themselves, and "rejoins" with the button, they will bypass the lobby and join the meeting again. If they are removed by an attendee, they cannot rejoin (but they can access the link again and get back into the lobby, which is expected). So either force all guests to go into the lobby and/or allow us to disable/enable the "rejoin" function via policy.

    6 votes
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  5. Make BCC the default for sending to atendees

    Make BCC the default for sending to atendees for all versions of Teams.

    7 votes
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  6. Contacts in Phone System

    Since a couple of years we are using MS Phone system, which works really well.
    Now – because we are being forced - we are/were about to make the transition from SfB to MS Teams.
    For testing we bought an Yealink T55A, nice phone but it does not show the contacts from an Teams account.
    Turns out MS haven’t implemented the "Contact" features on the application yet.
    Forwarding incoming calls is hard because of this.
    We want to forward calls to an contact (telephone number), not necessarily to an Teams account!
    Phonesystem is more or less useless for us in…

    2 votes
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  7. Pin chat

    Ability Pin a chat on the Teams smartphone app.
    This exists in the desktop app but isn’t reflected on the mobile app.

    6 votes
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  8. Allow Teams To Be More Military/Rank-Oriented With Military Rankings In Naming Conventions

    Microsoft Teams seems to use a

    <First Name> <Last Name>

    system, especially in the mobile versions. For military/government organizations, it is more rank oriented and people's names are structured:

    <Rank> <Last Name>

    In the mobile versions, when speaking, your name shows up as:

    PFC X.
    Sgt Y.
    Capt Z.

    And it's hard to differentiate exactly who is doing what activity or who is speaking because of naming conflicts. For example, there are 5 people who have the rank of "Sgt" with a last name beginning with "K" and they all show up as "Sgt K.".

    Can we have some sort…

    1 vote
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  9. When scheduling a reoccurring meeting, add a repeat frequency for every other week.

    When scheduling a reoccurring meeting, add a repeat frequency for every other week.

    7 votes
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  10. pin a comment in a chat or channel

    Allow owners to pin a comment in a chat or channel so you can either direct people to another chat or channel. or lock a message. The pin locks the message at a point that is visible to all and doesn't move from the pin space when people scroll through the chat. Example: pin a notice that they are in an old chat and a new chat is on another <channel> or <chat> and this channel will not be monitored on a regular basis. And after a time the chat will be unavailable.

    34 votes
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  11. Let Schedule Meeting invite entire team vs individual users

    When scheduling meetings, add the ability to invite an entire team versus individual users. As of right now, you can only select what channel to meet in.

    This does not allow for individual users to accept/decline/tentative the scheduled meeting and the scheduled meeting does not show up in individual user calendars.

    8 votes
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  12. Identify who mutes another participant in a meeting

    Identify who mutes the microphone of another participant and / or block this option so as not to interrupt. Thank you.

    5 votes
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  13. Show all participants on the screen

    I would like to be able to see all meeting participants on my screen, rather than just the 3 who have most recently spoken.

    6 votes
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  14. Can there a way we can set up an announcement/beep when people join Teams meetings?

    Can there a way we can set up an announcement/beep when people join Teams meetings?

    5 votes
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  15. Add a text notification for when someone new joins the call

    Add a ‘joe bloggs just joined the call’ silent pop-up notification whilst on a team call when someone joins the call

    3 votes
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  16. Join a meeting in the app by copying a url

    When working from home we use citric workstation to enter the workserver. If i get an email in outlook with a invitation to a teams-meeting i cant use it through the server. Thats why it would be a great idea to be able to copy the link-url from the invitation and pasting it into the app outside the server to join the meeting.

    2 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Move the tool bar

    Need the ability to move the Teams meeting tool bar to a different location. When a person is presenting, the tool bar hides a portion of the slides being shown.

    18 votes
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  19. Live polling and survey capabilities.

    We currently use MS Forms, but need the ability to post surveys live on the screen during a workshop and obtain answers immediately to show polling data/answers.

    39 votes
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  20. Live Annotation Tools

    Having live annotation tools for Teams Meetings/Workshops where the attendees can give live input on the screen, similar to whiteboard capabilities. This would be helpful for keeping meetings and workshops interactive and brainstorming ideas.

    35 votes
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