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  1. 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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    0 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Allow Guest Access in GCC

    An external user was successful in adding his personal account to a Team as a guest. However when he clicks on the link that was sent it will only open the Group SharePoint site and not in the Teams app nor the Teams website. Admin center shows this feature not available in GCC. Please update on roadmap or allow access to the channel or App.

    21 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Guest Access  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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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    1 comment  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    17 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Ability to archive and file Chat conversations

    I would like to be able to archive chat into a place like Conversations in Outlook like Skype does.

    In the case of Channel Chats, it would be good to be able to attach them to Meeting Notes or archive the chat conversations into a document library.

    We deal with NEPA and contracting and would appreciate that capability.

    16 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Ability to see all assignments from all teams at once

    Ability to see all assignments from all teams at once

    15 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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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  8. Add Azure DevOps apps in Teams for GCC

    Is there any ETA when Azure DevOps apps like 'Azure Boards',, 'Azure Pipelines' etc will be available for Teams for GCC. Currently there is nothing in M365 Roadmap regarding that: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=GCC

    13 votes
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  9. Create a different alert for reactions to comments. I would prefer to only be alerted if there is a new comment.

    In the toolbar I get alerts for new comments and also reactions to comments. If I am involved in several conversations, I only want alerts for new comments. Maybe create a different colored button or only alerted in Activity tab if there is a comment reaction.

    13 votes
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  10. 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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    0 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. 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…

    12 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. multiple identities access

    in my organization we use different identities in our communications and daily work. In a daily bases we need to connect to different MS teams instances using different identities.

    It would great if, as in OneDrive or Outlook, MS teams Allow to have different users setup. this will make the switch between organizations simple.

    12 votes
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    0 comments  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    11 votes
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  14. 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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  15. Fix federation! Closed federation should mean CLOSED.

    GCC tenant has closed federation configured. All domains blocked except explicitly allowed domains. Users are unable to search for or communicate with external organizations as expected, HOWEVER, they are able to join conferences and share media with external organizations. Example: external organization creates a Teams call. GCC user is not invited. GCC user is accidentally forwarded the join URL, GCC user can actually join and participate in the externally hosted call, even though they are not federated. It's as if the federation list is only applicable to P2P calls, and not for MCU calls. Please fix this! This is a…

    11 votes
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  16. 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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  17. You have to add an option for printing charts, schedules & tasks friendly printing. we can not report our plans to the CEOs.

    You have to add an option for printing charts, schedules & tasks friendly printing. we can not report our plans to the CEOs.

    10 votes
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. New customizable indicator like the the small circle that identifies your current status

    With distributed working becoming the norm and the workforce using different modes and tools to communicate, it would be great for coworkers to know how individuals can communicate. This could be done by adding another indicator like the exiting status indicator (but maybe a square). The organization would develop the 'legend' for the different colours. E.g., I am someone in the OPS that is ready and able to have a fully enabled Teams meeting = purple, I use Teams, but I'm new at it = light purple, I am currently only landline telephone enabled = blue, etc. etc. Potentially this…

    9 votes
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