Teams for Government

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  1. 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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  3. Bookings access

    Bookings would be incredibly useful for Gov clients that need to schedule time with customers. Consultations, animal shots, and others would be wonderful.

    10 votes
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  4. Not easy to move materials from SharePoint to Teams

    Data cannot be synchronized to Teams easily.
    Access for different channels and different persons

    10 votes
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  5. Absencemodul

    We really enjoy Teams, it helps us a lot at School and in the lessons. But..as a teacher (and Teams admin) it would be really nice if you could implement a absencemodul in Teams. Then we teacher can register which absence a student have; in a time to time, day to day an week to week basis in the particular team/lecture. After each week then we could gather misc statistics of the absence.

    10 votes
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  6. Foreflight plug in for military and civilian aviation

    Foreflight plug in to allow aviators to have enhanced mission planning capabilities within Microsoft teams.

    9 votes
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  7. 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.

    9 votes
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  8. Open to the oldest unread message.

    When there are multiple unread messages and you open Teams it goes to the most recent unread message, and then you have to scroll up to find the oldest unread message and start from there. That’s pretty dumb. Everyone is going to want to start with the first/oldest unread message. The app should open to that.

    9 votes
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  9. 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…

    9 votes
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  10. 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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  11. Audio alert for chat is too soft to be heard in office environment.

    I need to communicate with my staff from Courtroom, but audio alert for chat messages is so soft they often do not hear it, especially if they are a few feet away at the copier or file cabinet. If we turn our speaker up to compensate, other audio blows us away. Please add volume control for alert, going up to VERY LOUD!

    9 votes
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  12. Add contact list in government tenants.

    Currently there is no contact list in MS Teams on government tenants. Can this be added?

    9 votes
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  13. Add Publisher application to TEAMS application

    Add Publisher application in TEAMS. I am currently in a Newsletter team made up of four individuals. It would be nice if we could all create/access and update the newsletter in TEAMS as we do with other applications. Not all team members are able to access certain drives so it complicates matters at times. Thank you for your consideration.

    8 votes
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  14. NDI Video

    Microsoft Teams needs NDI support, like skype does. We need to be able to hold internal meetings, with existing Teams features, but we also need to be able to broadcast those meetings out to the public. NDI output compatible with OBS or other similar software would allow us to do that.

    8 votes
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  15. Allow phone / mobile and computer login simultaneously (multiple devices)

    Please make it possible to join a meeting simultaneously using a single account with multiple devices, enabling phone audio (with app mute controls) and computer for chat.

    8 votes
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  16. Allow call queue members to see call queue call history including missed calls from Teams client

    Please add a feature so that members of a call queue can look at the call queue history, including missed calls, from within the Teams desktop client.

    8 votes
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  17. Paste a list of attendees emails into Teams Meeting invite.

    Have the ability to copy and paste a list of emails into the required attendees when inviting people to a Teams meeting. Major pain having to add one by one, especially when there are a large number.

    8 votes
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  18. 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.

    8 votes
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  19. Allow administrators to block "call me" options in Teams meetings while allowing organizers to call attendees.

    The 'call me' option for attendees in teams is costing a fortune in PTSN calls. Administrators need the ability to turn this option off, while still allowing meeting organizers to add dial out to phone users/numbers.

    8 votes
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  20. 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.

    8 votes
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