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  1. 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.

    14 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Multiple shared screens

    Medical teams are running clinical meetings. We want to be able to share multiple screens at once. Eg radiology, clinical portal. Might driven by two different people.
    When i am viewing a meeting i want spread views over multiple displays so radiology is large.

    13 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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!

    13 votes
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  5. 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.

    12 votes
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  6. 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.

    12 votes
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  7. reminder

    Setup the option to create automated reminders such as
    "meeting in 30 minutes"
    "Timecards are due at 2pm"

    Etc.

    Slack and other tools have a /remind command for this.

    12 votes
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  8. 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…

    12 votes
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    1 comment  ·  People  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Not easy to move materials from SharePoint to Teams

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

    12 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Have a set of key words for alerting

    I understand the Search and Filter functions, but am suggesting being able to set key words and get alerts when those words are posted.
    The ability to set key words that alert you if mentioned by anyone within any of the channels to which you subscribe.
    The ability to set key words in specific channels that may be different than and in addition to the main set of key words.

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Foreflight plug in for military and civilian aviation

    Foreflight plug in to allow aviators to have enhanced mission planning capabilities within Microsoft teams.

    11 votes
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  12. 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.

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Open to the oldest unread message.

    When there are multiple unread messages and you open Teams it goes to the most recent unread message, and then you have to scroll up to find the oldest unread message and start from there. That’s pretty dumb. Everyone is going to want to start with the first/oldest unread message. The app should open to that.

    11 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. 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.

    11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Apps, Connectors, Messaging Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Improve Sign Up/Sign Experience for New External Users

    I had a bad Teams day trying to get external users into Teams from a client project team.

    In terms of competitors, I think Basecamp is a good, clear and reliable user experience: 1) invite the user via email, 2) they verify and 3) they sign in. The email doesn't matter.

    The Teams external user experience is very far removed - please make it a simpler and better experience - it is after all usually the first experience a new user has of Teams.

    I always advocate either SharePoint of Teams on the projects I work on - but the…

    10 votes
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  16. Bookings access

    Bookings would be incredibly useful for Gov clients that need to schedule time with customers. Consultations, animal shots, and others would be wonderful.

    10 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  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!

    10 votes
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  18. MS Project integration with Teams

    I’d like to be able to integrate MS Project online with MS Teams such that the Project application is made available through the Teams “add a tab” functionality. Currently, searching for “project” yields no resulting apps that I can add as a tab. Planner does show up, but not Project.

    9 votes
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  19. 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

    9 votes
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  20. Allow phone / mobile and computer login simultaneously (multiple devices)

    Please make it possible to join a meeting simultaneously using a single account with multiple devices, enabling phone audio (with app mute controls) and computer for chat.

    9 votes
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