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  1. Add caracters for pictures

    Add photos saves from teams

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  2. organize contacts

    Add an ability to re-organize contacts by dragging and dropping. Current setup requires users to manually add a contact to the new group and then remove from the old group.

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  3. Filter contacts

    Add a feature to filter contacts to view only online contacts/hide offline contacts.

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  4. Don't skimp on the abilities of each app

    I created an excel sheet in my desktop app, then I upload it to TEAms so everyone can collaborate on it. The only thing is, Teams does not support all the capabailites of excel so my workbook gets messed up. Why?

    that's my question- why? why even make teams if doesn't talk to desktop apps correctly? why even make online apps if they don't offer the same features as the desktop apps? Just why?

    For my processes- it takes up my time to start aproject in the online app only to realize that what I need is only available in…

    1 vote
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  5. Allow a user/presenter to select a record meeting view.

    This would allow the person who initiated the recording to control what is being recorded for future sharing use. It would limit the view to display the people pinned by recorder and presentations shared to the meeting. A bit more like screen recording, instead of letting MS teams default view take over.

    2 votes
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  6. Share ipad screen on Teams

    Avoir la possibilité de partager un écran ipad pendant une visioconférence avec Teams (comme Zoom le permet) en utilisant Airplay.

    2 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Notify assignee of new tasks in Planner in Teams for GCC

    I am astounded that Planner in Teams does not send any notification to the person assigned that they have a new task. Confoundingly, if anyone comments on any task, EVERYONE in the Team gets an email. Please fix this fundamental flaw that prevents Planner from functioning correctly in Teams for GCC.

    38 votes
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  9. GCC HIGH

    Please enable Teams Rooms for GCC High environment.

    2 votes
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  10. 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…

    1 vote
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  11. Chat menu should have a collapse/expand all contacts

    Contacts listed in the chat menu list should default to collapse all by group. There should be a shortcut to expand/collapse all.

    2 votes
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  12. Group Chats - Allow users to reply to a comment like in Team Channel chats

    I would like the option to reply to a comment from a private group chat like we can in Team chats. We keep group chats to stay connected but they have no connection to any project in Teams. It would be helpful because we have several people talking at one in the chat and it's so easy to follow along when everyone is moving the thread along.

    4 votes
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  13. Find unsent messages (GCC)

    Add "unsent messages" to Teams filter or other method to find messages not yet sent. How many times do you get busy in Teams and click away from a message in progress and then forget that you didn't finish? 

    2 votes
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  14. Allow admins to create a banner in Teams to display to all users

    We need to message all users that their information in Unclassified and that files should be stored outside of Teams as it is not secure.

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  15. Hide online status from specific people - GCC

    Need the option to stay invisible for specific people or visible for only specific people. There are many use cases for when you may only want to be visible to your supervisor and no one else or your team and no one else. This should only increase productivity which should be a high priority for Teams functionality.

    The following programs already have this functionality. There are probably more.
    Facebook Messenger
    Sametime
    Webex

    2 votes
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  16. Enable Automatic switching of Camera to current speaker in Live Events

    When holding a live event, the video options available for the producer are a single pane, or a large pane with a smaller pane next to it. Whilst these are sufficient for a rigidly scheduled event, it does not work so well if attempting to broadcast a more fluid meeting. The producer spends rather a lot of time having to switch manually between the cameras of those who are talking, especially where a debate is taking place and the next speaker may be anyone in the event.

    An option should be made available to automatically stream the camera of the…

    3 votes
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  17. Need permanent and timed statuses - GCC

    There are times when you are working heads down on a project next to your computer so not actually away. In cases like these we should not be forced to check on our computer every 15 min to change status back to green. It causes context switching and prevents deep work. We should be able to force a green status or set custom timers on green.

    2 votes
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  18. Allow for presenter to see chat and hand raised

    In Teams meetings, the presenter cannot monitor the chat box or the hands raised, which makes presenting really clunky. Inevitably someone needs to monitor the chat box and interrupt the presenter rather than allowing the presenter to handle it when they want.

    22 votes
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  19. GCC Teams Web Connector

    So, we need to be able to allow the creation of the "Web Connector" like we do in the commercial application. That is, if we select a channel and say we wan to make a web connector, we should be able to do so. And then call that web connector with an active card and have it show up in the channel. This is how it works in the commercial deployment and we just want the same thing. If there is AAA that you need to do for GCC/DOD ... fine ... then just let us know what we need…

    3 votes
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  20. GCC

    Change the notification text that posts when a meeting attendee leaves an active meeting. Currently the following posts in chat viewable by all participants: "(Host name) has removed guest from meeting" leaving the impression that the host is actively kicking people out of the meeting. Recommend stating "(guest name) has left the meeting" or similar. The current notification is very problematic and disruptive in a high-tension meeting where the possibility does exist that the host may need to remove an uninvited guest from the meeting. If this is actually the case, the action should not viewable by all.

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