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  1. Interchangeability of calendar and invitation/reminder functions in Teams and Outlook

    Need full access to Outlook calendars and an option to have email invitations and reminders for meetings interchangeable/in-sync with Outlook.

    Interchangeability of Outlook and Teams calendars and email invitations/notifications for meetings needed; Teams lacks the full suite of options available in Outlook, but the calendar/invitation/reminder function of Teams should really be fully interchangeable and compatible with Outlook. Otherwise, it leads to confusion.

    36 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Calendar  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. notification

    So you know how you can turn on the notification "all activity" for a channel in a team. It would be nice to be able to turn on and off "all activity notification" for one whole team that is separate from other team. Not notifications for the whole app.

    Example : Click on the 3 dots beside the team name ( drop down menu - manage team, add channel, add member etc..) not general and have an option that states "turn on all notification" in that drop down menu that way you don't have to it individually for each channel.

    33 votes
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  3. Team planner expansion

    You need to expand upon the planner and it’s capabilities as a self planner as well as tasking groups of people or individuals to a task and tracking their progress both as an individual as well as a group

    31 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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.

    31 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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…

    30 votes
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  6. Planner for private channel

    Allow to use planner within private channel

    29 votes
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  7. Allow call queue members to see call queue call history including missed calls from Teams client

    Please add a feature so that members of a call queue can look at the call queue history, including missed calls, from within the Teams desktop client.

    29 votes
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  8. 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.

    29 votes
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  9. 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

    28 votes
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  10. 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.

    28 votes
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  11. 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.

    27 votes
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  12. choose breakout

    Create a breakout room option where attendees can choose which breakout room to go to, and a setting to allow participants to move in between breakout rooms.

    26 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. 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.

    26 votes
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  14. Convert a team into a channel

    If we didn't plan ahead, or if needs change, we should be able to convert a team into a channel then move it to another team. Rather than have Team A, B, C, and D, it would be nice to have Mgmt Team with Channels A, B, C, D. However, it seems once you've created the separate teams you are stuck with that structure.

    26 votes
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  15. Ability to see all assignments from all teams at once

    Ability to see all assignments from all teams at once

    26 votes
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  16. Features global administrator to disable the team

    Features global administrator to disable the team

    We are a global administrator managing 70,000 users.
    If there are many users, many teams are abandoned and inactive.

    If there are many inactive teams in a tenant, there is a risk of information leakage.
    However, deleting a team risks the loss of information or business impact.

    One thing the global admin wants to do before deleting a team is to disable it and watch it.

    26 votes
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  17. Switch calls between devices

    A user should have the ability to start a call on one device and transfer the call the another device to continue the conversation without having to disconnect the call

    25 votes
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  18. Allow for presenter to see chat and hand raised

    In Teams meetings, the presenter cannot monitor the chat box or the hands raised, which makes presenting really clunky. Inevitably someone needs to monitor the chat box and interrupt the presenter rather than allowing the presenter to handle it when they want.

    22 votes
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  19. Move the tool bar

    Need the ability to move the Teams meeting tool bar to a different location. When a person is presenting, the tool bar hides a portion of the slides being shown.

    22 votes
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  20. Sorting contacts in chat.

    Put contacts listed as available at the top of the contacts list. Add the ability to sort contacts.

    22 votes
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