Teams for Government

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  1. 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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    1 comment  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Not easy to move materials from SharePoint to Teams

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

    9 votes
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  3. Reliable Notifications!

    Notifications with an audible “ding” only occur approximately 50% of the time. This is extremely frustrating and has already lead to mistakes in our office and we a considering abandoning our use of Teams and just communicating via text as we did before. Pleas fix this!

    9 votes
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  4. Join teams together

    Most of our teams are low level operations and often interdepartmental. Sometimes how ever there is a higher level requirement and cross departmental. This currently means setting up a new team and having someone manage all the members. This is way to much work when you consider that the members are already there in the lower level groups, therefore I think there is a strong need for a tool that can group teams together.

    9 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.

    8 votes
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  6. 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.

    8 votes
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  7. White Board

    Add White Board to GCC subscriptions to enable a higher level of meeting and training interaction.

    8 votes
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  8. 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....

    8 votes
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  9. 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)

    8 votes
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  10. Function about choosing invitation email format

    The format of invitation email is HTML,but we just can read all email in plain text duo to outlook Group Policy.
    The invitation email is hardly to read,it's really nice to have a function can choose HTML format or text format.

    8 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Delete call history

    Add button to delete call history and chat history

    7 votes
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  14. Chat History function when adding +1 user to an existing one on one chat

    Allow "chat history" function when adding a single user to a pre-established 1:1 chat with another user. Right now I can only add or remove chat history once I already have a group of three or more, not when I add a single user to an existing 1:1 chat with another user.

    7 votes
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  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.

    7 votes
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  16. Add capabilities to email using Exchange/Outlook from within Teams

    Let's get a button in the Teams tool bar so we can access (read/write) our Outlook/Exchange email from within Teams.

    7 votes
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  17. 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!

    7 votes
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  18. Add contact list in government tenants.

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

    7 votes
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  19. Planner and Smartsheet availability in G3

    When will planner and smartsheet available for G3 ?

    7 votes
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  20. 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.

    6 votes
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