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  1. Add ability to archive or export private chats and team conversations in a local format such as Word Doc

    Although you may highlight then copy a team conversation manually and paste into Word, there is much to be desired for archiving important conversations in a local format. If an agency has retention set to 3 days, you are out of luck on day 4 and the saved messages vanish. It is crucial for us to be able to archive chats and conversations with the growing reliance on teleworking and remote collaboration.

    87 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add Immersive Reader in Government Community Cloud (GCC)

    Immersive reader is a fantastic accessibility feature that is helpful for all users.It's available in commercial and EDU environments now. Needed in GCC, too!

    82 votes

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  3. Add Breakout room capabilities like in Adobe Connect.

    In Adobe Connect you can have breakout rooms for people to attend. this would be a great feature to add to teams and teams live.

    75 votes

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    4 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. pin multiple participants

    Teams iPad/iOS/GCC feature: Need the ability to pin multiple participants on the screen vs. just 1 currently. Also be able to show more than the 3+1 participants on the iPad. Ideally at least up to 9 participants.

    67 votes

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  5. 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.

    64 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. OneNote app is missing from Teams 365 G3

    OneNote app is missing from Teams 365 G3. Notebook is in SharePoint but no integration into Teams. Can not upload a .one extension file to create a notebook.

    62 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Apps, Connectors, Messaging Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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),…

    60 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    59 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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…

    55 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Notify assignee of new tasks in Planner in Teams for GCC

    I am astounded that Planner in Teams does not send any notification to the person assigned that they have a new task. Confoundingly, if anyone comments on any task, EVERYONE in the Team gets an email. Please fix this fundamental flaw that prevents Planner from functioning correctly in Teams for GCC.

    52 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Allow Teams Custom Apps/Bots in GCC

    Allow GCC customers the ability to upload custom apps/bots to Teams and enable the 'Manage Apps' section for GCC customers under 'Teams Apps' in the admin portal. Third party apps are now available (apparently), but custom apps aren't, doesn't make sense....

    52 votes

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  12. 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.

    50 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    50 votes

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  14. pop out chats

    With multiple chats going on at any given time and the inconvenience of jumping within Teams to various ongoing chats or other work, would really appreciate the ability to pop out chat sessions.

    48 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 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.

    45 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. 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

    45 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Add month view for calendar and multiple view for mobile app.

    Need a month view for all platforms. Need multiple calendar view for mobile platforms.

    43 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Meeting Attendance List - include email address (GCC)

    Can you add an additional column to the attendance list export to include the email address of the attendee.

    42 votes

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  19. Add a virtual, "I agree with this"

    Similar to the new hand raising option, which is really helpful, how about a way to say I agree with the current speaker. It could either be something switched on and off or you can press the button to "send" an agreement. Almost a virtual, "hear hear" - so people don't have to come off mute to say they agree whennthey don't have anything else to add to the conversation.

    42 votes

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  20. 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.

    42 votes

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