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  1. Add capabilities to email using Exchange/Outlook from within Teams

    Let's get a button in the Teams tool bar so we can access (read/write) our Outlook/Exchange email from within Teams.

    17 votes
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  2. Improve Sign Up/Sign Experience for New External Users

    I had a bad Teams day trying to get external users into Teams from a client project team.

    In terms of competitors, I think Basecamp is a good, clear and reliable user experience: 1) invite the user via email, 2) they verify and 3) they sign in. The email doesn't matter.

    The Teams external user experience is very far removed - please make it a simpler and better experience - it is after all usually the first experience a new user has of Teams.

    I always advocate either SharePoint of Teams on the projects I work on - but the…

    10 votes
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  3. 15 votes
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  4. shifts

    Please bring Shifts into GCC High/GCC Office 365 Teams! Greatly appreciated, if possible.

    5 votes
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  5. 4 votes
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  6. Hide history of members leaving or joining the team

    Don`t show information about who joined or left the team. We are 19 000 users in our organization, big teams generate long lists of this information where we would rather want to see important information. Some teams have now vacated the General channel because of this problem.
    Maybe this technical history can be hidden og located in antother place?

    112 votes
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  7. 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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  8. Rename option for all associated parts of a Team.

    Need for an Admin to be able to rename Team name, OneNote, Planner, O365 Group, OneDrive, E-Mail.. etc . Basically one option for all associated parts of an O365 / Team.
    I opened a case with Microsoft Support and the answer was this is not an option and not recommended.

    5 votes
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  9. Sensitivity labels management for Teams within the administration portal

    It would be really helpful to be able to manage sensitivity labels for Teams within the Teams administration portal compared to only being able to manage them in the Teams client currently. Our organisation manages the creation of Teams for the business and does not have a direct user driven creation process, this allows the organisation to enforce policy standards and compliance.

    3 votes
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  10. encrypted voicemail to email

    Not sure if this one is already available, but are voicemail that being sent to email be encrypted?

    4 votes
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  11. reminder

    Setup the option to create automated reminders such as
    "meeting in 30 minutes"
    "Timecards are due at 2pm"

    Etc.

    Slack and other tools have a /remind command for this.

    12 votes
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  12. We need there to be some sort of portal for live meetings so attendees can register for the events like other webinar software has.

    Once you create a live meeting there is no way to know who plans to attend the event live. There is only the attendee engagement report once the meeting is over. I know that at my agency at the least, there is a requirement that they need to know who is coming to the event and what organization they work for. Without this feature we will never be able to utilize Teams for live events. We love every other aspect of Teams live events compared to other webinar software out there but those other software has registration portals. This is…

    76 votes
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  13. Missing critical feature

    My team aatwork, in New York State government, is trying to use teams, for 24/7 communication needs, however there is no option to turn on sound, and we miss each other’s critical messages. Please add a sound feature to the mobile apps ASAP

    5 votes
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  14. Status Dashboard for parity with non gov teams features

    Various connectors (Forms, 3rd party app connectors, one note until recently) are missing from Teams in Gov.
    We know that Gov teams lags behind the non-gov version, but the lack of a roadmap or page which clearly provides a status of what is and is not working in gov is making user support difficult.
    Our users read official Microsoft Teams documentation, see no additional insight about gov tenants, and expect features to work (like @forms quick-polls in chat, integration thru 3rd party connector to on on-prem git, etc, etc)

    9 votes
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  15. Allow Outlook attachments to be dropped directly into Files for upload

    Eliminates the need to save an Outlook attachment to the local computer before uploading it to Teams

    6 votes
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  16. 3 votes
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  17. Login schedule for android mobile app

    Would be nice to apply schedules when your teams app is logged in or out. Use case Same principle like email apps have for syncing working hours/ peak hours.

    3 votes
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  18. Meetings - screen sharing - switching screens/apps

    When sharing a screen and changing from sharing an app to a screen, or an app to an app, or a screen to an app, you shouldn't have to end the sharing session to change so that the transition is less jarring.

    48 votes
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  19. Permitir o apagamento de mensagens.

    Apagar mensagens permite controlar o fluxo de mensagem lidas, deixando apenas as importantes. Num grupo o fluxo de mensagens é intenso. Fica difícil saber onde paramos a leitura.

    3 votes
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  20. Overall dashboard for planner in teams

    In teams it would be nice to have a consolidated roll up of planner events. If it showed just a percentage and the name of the planner group would be helpful.

    24 votes
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