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  1. 159 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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?

    96 votes
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  3. allow multiple instances of Teams to be open

    I'd like to be able to open multiple instances of Teams so that I can have each instance open on a different Team and perhaps another instance open to the Chat. Not being able to do this makes it hard to keep track of where I am when I'm switching tasks.

    92 votes
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  4. Private channels for government gcc Teams

    Allow the same functionality present in Teams for non-gcc tenants. Private channels within Teams for GCC.

    74 votes
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  5. Add functionality to move the "Presenting..." toolbar

    When sharing your screen in a Microsoft Teams video conference, the "Presenting..." bar is in the way of accessing items that require hovering over them to display.

    Can you please make it possible to move the “Presenting…” toolbar?

    For example, if you are sharing your screen to show a remote desktop session and the remote desktop bar is not pinned, it will be very difficult to access that bar because the presenting bar will appear before the remote desktop bar and remain in foreground much longer than the remote desktop bar.

    42 votes
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  6. White Board

    Add White Board to GCC subscriptions to enable a higher level of meeting and training interaction.

    28 votes
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  7. Allow creation of meetings for a Private Channel ONLY

    Many folks in organization have private channels for management. From lower management executive private channels. We wish to create a video conference/meeting for a specific private channel only. Currently only Public Channels have this option. This is huge and I cant imagine others not needing this. We also hold specialized training for specific individuals who are part of a private group. We cant create these training sessions by simply sending meeting to specific private channel. Only work around is individually typing everyone’s name. We have over 35k employees. This seems like it would have been implemented from day one but…

    25 votes
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  8. Features global administrator to disable the team

    Features global administrator to disable the team

    We are a global administrator managing 70,000 users.
    If there are many users, many teams are abandoned and inactive.

    If there are many inactive teams in a tenant, there is a risk of information leakage.
    However, deleting a team risks the loss of information or business impact.

    One thing the global admin wants to do before deleting a team is to disable it and watch it.

    24 votes
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  9. 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.

    23 votes
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  10. Ability to see all assignments from all teams at once

    Ability to see all assignments from all teams at once

    19 votes
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  11. Switching channels from private to public or public to private

    Understanding that 'used' chats (any team/channel that has comments from other members besides the owner) may have privacy issues, it would benefit us (the owners/creators) that while figuring out how our team is to be built, we would be allowed edit rights to move channels from public to private, and private to public (especially when no one has submitted anything in there other than the owner). It's frustrating that one must go in and create a whole new channel with a modified name (because the old channel, regardless if it's been erased or not, is still using that original name),…

    15 votes
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  12. Join teams together

    Most of our teams are low level operations and often interdepartmental. Sometimes how ever there is a higher level requirement and cross departmental. This currently means setting up a new team and having someone manage all the members. This is way to much work when you consider that the members are already there in the lower level groups, therefore I think there is a strong need for a tool that can group teams together.

    12 votes
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  13. Have a set of key words for alerting

    I understand the Search and Filter functions, but am suggesting being able to set key words and get alerts when those words are posted.
    The ability to set key words that alert you if mentioned by anyone within any of the channels to which you subscribe.
    The ability to set key words in specific channels that may be different than and in addition to the main set of key words.

    10 votes
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  14. Designate presenters for TEAMS Channel meetings

    TEAMS meetings within a channel does not appear to allow restricting the presenters to a smaller selection. Allowing participants to move through powerpoint slides is very helpful but allowing anyone to "take control" appears to be a particularly bad idea.

    10 votes
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  15. Function about choosing invitation email format

    The format of invitation email is HTML,but we just can read all email in plain text duo to outlook Group Policy.
    The invitation email is hardly to read,it's really nice to have a function can choose HTML format or text format.

    8 votes
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  16. Convert a team into a channel

    If we didn't plan ahead, or if needs change, we should be able to convert a team into a channel then move it to another team. Rather than have Team A, B, C, and D, it would be nice to have Mgmt Team with Channels A, B, C, D. However, it seems once you've created the separate teams you are stuck with that structure.

    6 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Why are my Private channel video recordings made company wide publicly?

    Guys, I created a private channel no one but my group is invited I am the only owner yet the video became company wide publicly? was this the intended way of recordings to become public even when you have a private channel?

    5 votes
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  19. Channel moderators to "review" posts prior to them going LIVE?

    I noticed there are limited setting in the channels and we are utilizing a channel page for other team members to post to share thoughts and ideas. However, as the owners of the page or moderators, we would like to review the posts before they are submitted. Is there a feature for this? If not, please add this. This is a feature similar to how Facebook is set up in receiving notifications of posts on a timeline, etc.

    4 votes
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  20. Permitir videoconferencias en canal privado de un equipo

    Permitir que en un canal privado existan las videoconferencias.

    3 votes
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