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  1. Create a "People" tab in the far left column, so that I can view all (or some) members

    Create a "People" tab in the far left column, so that I can view all (or some) members. The "People" button could be placed right under "Teams" and would display a page of all members listed with their profile pictures (enlarged thumbnails) and names. This option could also allow filtering to view certain groups of people (e.g., depending on the Team they belong to, I might only want to view all the members and their pictures from Team Alpha). This would enable users to better acquaint themselves with members in the organization within a virtual environment.

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  2. Enable more custom "view" options such as condensed view for Chat history

    There are few options in MS Teams, and that includes customizing the way the app displays on the desktop screen. I would like to be able to drag various windows to resize displays, change back and forth from "expanded" view to "condensed" view in the Chat window, etc.

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  3. Allow Search of Help FAQ in the Teams App

    Please add a Search function to the Teams Help button. The Browse / FAQ format assumes you know what will be asked. Please add the ability for customers to search help topics from either the main Search Bar or give the ability to search within the Help/FAQ Section.

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  4. Policy to Enable/Disable "Rejoin" Button in Policy

    We've noticed if a participant exits the meeting themselves, and "rejoins" with the button, they will bypass the lobby and join the meeting again. If they are removed by an attendee, they cannot rejoin (but they can access the link again and get back into the lobby, which is expected). So either force all guests to go into the lobby and/or allow us to disable/enable the "rejoin" function via policy.

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  5. Contacts in Phone System

    Since a couple of years we are using MS Phone system, which works really well.
    Now – because we are being forced - we are/were about to make the transition from SfB to MS Teams.
    For testing we bought an Yealink T55A, nice phone but it does not show the contacts from an Teams account.
    Turns out MS haven’t implemented the "Contact" features on the application yet.
    Forwarding incoming calls is hard because of this.
    We want to forward calls to an contact (telephone number), not necessarily to an Teams account!
    Phonesystem is more or less useless for us in…

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  6. Pin chat

    Ability Pin a chat on the Teams smartphone app.
    This exists in the desktop app but isn’t reflected on the mobile app.

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  7. Allow Teams To Be More Military/Rank-Oriented With Military Rankings In Naming Conventions

    Microsoft Teams seems to use a

    <First Name> <Last Name>

    system, especially in the mobile versions. For military/government organizations, it is more rank oriented and people's names are structured:

    <Rank> <Last Name>

    In the mobile versions, when speaking, your name shows up as:

    PFC X.
    Sgt Y.
    Capt Z.

    And it's hard to differentiate exactly who is doing what activity or who is speaking because of naming conflicts. For example, there are 5 people who have the rank of "Sgt" with a last name beginning with "K" and they all show up as "Sgt K.".

    Can we have some sort…

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  8. Can there a way we can set up an announcement/beep when people join Teams meetings?

    Can there a way we can set up an announcement/beep when people join Teams meetings?

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  9. Add a text notification for when someone new joins the call

    Add a ‘joe bloggs just joined the call’ silent pop-up notification whilst on a team call when someone joins the call

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  10. Please make the slider bars wider

    Please make the sliders wider. I routinely- unexpectedly -rearrange pinned chat lines in the main chat zone; when in meeting unable to move quickly up and down the chat; and moving up and down a page in a Team/ channel requires an effort to snag the thin line with the mouse. Thank you.

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  12. Chatvenster losmaken

    Net zoals messenger bij Facebook, zou het een voordeel zijn wanneer het chatvenster los kan worden geplaatst naast de Teams, zodat je kan chatten met iemand in 1 venster en ondertussen een bestand kan bewerken of iets anders kan bekijken in het Teams-deel.

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  13. Delete the entire app

    Ive never seen a more disorganized and non functioning app from a corporation that is abundant in these issues and more, take a page from the microsoft playbook and just rip off the exact same design from Zoom or even Discord, and revamp this entire mess.

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  14. It should work

    Zoom and Skype are better, more stable platforms. I haven't had a Teams meeting yet that didn't drop a connection.

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  15. Notifications

    Please fix your notifications!! My soldiers are not receiving notifications when messages in chat... also need to add a notification for when an individual is assigned a task in the planner!!

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  17. login company warning acceptance window for hipaa during microsof teams signin

    warning window for the user to accept wen they log in each time into the teams app.

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  18. Phone list

    We need to see phone numbers relevant for The group.

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  19. Number pad not shown

    The number pad is not showing up when in a meeting. Therefore we can’t add external clients to a meeting. More information is required to help clients determine how to enable this function. It works great in skype for business.

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  20. Hide talker icon

    In skype, during a presentation, we can hide the ‘Active talker’ screen…

    AND we can pop it out, and hide it.
    In teams, it always seems to take up space.

    Can we hide this… it takes up a lot of real estate

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