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  1. Add a hand-raising function for Teams meetings

    Add a hand-raising function to Teams meetings so a moderator or meeting leader can designate who is next to speak. In large meetings, having multiple people trying to speak over each other is disruptive. Chat is fine for short questions and comments, but not the best way to allow people to discuss more involved topics.

    209 votes
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  2. Increase the number of videos during Team meetings from 4 to around 25.

    Currently only 4 cameras are shown during a Teams meeting. We need to have up to 25 people showing instead of them rotating as they speak.
    Also we need to be able to mark at least 4 people as always showing if the number of attendees goes over the max limit, such as the suggested 25 viewers.

    163 votes
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  3. See more video callers

    Please allow users to see more participants in a video call. At the moment we can only see 4.

    53 votes
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  4. 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…

    38 votes
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  5. View or export a list of users who attended a meeting

    Currently, there is no method of viewing a list of meeting attendees after a meeting has ended.

    Meeting organizers should be able to view or export a list of attendees, including enter and exit times, duration, etc.

    You are working on testing this for the public, it is also needed on the government accounts.

    34 votes
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  6. Enable up to 500 attendees in Teams meetings

    Skype rolled out testing on meeting attendees last year to increase from 250 to 500 attendees. The same needs to occur in Teams meetings. The difference between 250 attendees for Teams meetings and 10,000 Live Event attendees is too great.

    28 votes
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  7. Freeze Chats in Meetings

    Please give meeting organizers the option to freeze meeting chats after the meeting is concluded. Owners can post a redirect back to an actual channel. Allowing meeting chats to linger on causes confusion and cannibalizes attention on channels.

    28 votes
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  8. 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.

    23 votes
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  9. Would like the ability to turn off entering and exiting sounds during a meeting.

    Entering and exiting notification sounds are extremely distracting during a meeting - especially when the meeting is configured to allow everyone to pass thru the lobby. We need the ability for presenters and organizers to mute all entering and exiting notification sounds when the meeting has begun and the ability for the organizer to set a meeting to not have entering and exiting audible notification sounds.

    19 votes
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  10. Create meeting in meeting

    To be able to divide the group into smaller meeting rooms for workshop purpose. Zoom can do this and it is a fantastic feature.

    14 votes
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  11. Presenter camera should be prominent and should be pinned

    We have 50+ participants and shared screen but when stopping shutting desktop share we don't go back to presenter view

    13 votes
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  12. Enable participant to remove their own video from their screen while still being visible to others.

    If you could toggle off the video screen showing while still keeping the video feed for others it would mean one more team member was visible to you. Many people find their own video disconcerting and distracting. If they could toggle it on and off it would actually enable more natural behaviour. An icon would be required to let them know they were still steaming with it toggled off.

    11 votes
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  13. Need the ability for Presenters to Unmute all during a meeting.

    We would like to be able to unmute all at times during a meeting.

    10 votes
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  14. Allow the ability to have a confidential discussion during a public live event

    We need the ability to switch to private mode for internal confidential discussion during a public Teams live event and then back to public mode. During the private discussion time, we should be able to have a message being displayed on the screen for example streaming will proceed soon.

    9 votes
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  15. 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.

    8 votes
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  16. Provide ability to remove users added to recurring meetings' chats

    Reposting another users suggestion from the Public User Voice

    We have the following scenario that cannot be remedied without deleting a recurring meeting:
    1. User A and B have a recurring weekly meeting in Teams.
    2. User C is invited to join the call on this meeting during one instance.
    3. Even though User C has not been invited to the recurring meeting, User C now has access to the Teams chat of the subsequent recurring meeting instances.
    This seems like a huge bug that you cannot remove a user from seeing the chat of a meeting to which they…

    7 votes
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  17. Mic default to off

    As mentioned in the non-gov Teams idea lists, the mic should default to off when people are joining a meeting. At the very least, make this a user option.

    A related, nuanced option would be to give an admin control to pin certain people (presenter) to on, so that they are untouched by the "Mute All" button.

    7 votes
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  18. Delete call history

    Add button to delete call history and chat history

    7 votes
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  19. Create a report which will list all attendees and log in / log out times

    Would like ability to see attendee report which includes all attendees and their log in/log out times.

    7 votes
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  20. 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.

    6 votes
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