Teams for Government

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  1. 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.

    18 votes
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  2. Planner for private channel

    Allow to use planner within private channel

    17 votes
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  3. 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.

    17 votes
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  4. Allow muting channel conversations

    This is a feature that exists in the commercial version.

    Allow muting notifications for a conversation. If you've participated in a conversation, and it has a lot of activity, you get a notification for every post. I would like the ability to mute a conversation that I would normally get notifications for, temporarily. This shouldn't affect other conversations.

    15 votes
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  5. 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

    15 votes
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  6. Delete call history

    Add button to delete call history and chat history

    15 votes
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  7. 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.

    15 votes
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  8. 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!

    15 votes
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  9. 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.

    15 votes
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  10. Allow presenter to be in presenter mode and also view the list of participants

    When I'm presenting and sharing my screen, I can't also see the participant list to know who's on, unmuted, etc. I would like to have the participant list open while presenting. Right now, I need to cut away from what I'm presenting to see the list... which interrupts the flow of my presentation.

    14 votes
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  11. Foreflight plug in for military and civilian aviation

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

    14 votes
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  12. 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…

    14 votes
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  13. Paste a list of attendees emails into Teams Meeting invite.

    Have the ability to copy and paste a list of emails into the required attendees when inviting people to a Teams meeting. Major pain having to add one by one, especially when there are a large number.

    14 votes
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  14. Please add functionality to Team application

    I work in state government and we use Teams. I have also used a different meeting application in my non-profit role. There are some features I really miss when I'm in Teams. Please add: whiteboard functionality and breakout room capability. You recently added the ability to see 9 videos at once, but you can't scroll through screens to show more individuals who have video on. I would love the ability to see all video participants.

    13 votes
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  15. Send To Lobby

    Send To Lobby

    Hi,
    I wonder if it's possible make an option to send someone to the lobby again.
    I'm using Teams to take some court hearing, and one can't hear what other is saying. Every time I need to remove the person, and ask to rejoin and wait again in the Lobby, but sometimes people doesn't understand and left the meeting... It's quite anoying.

    Another option would be to put someone in hold.

    Could you do this, please??

    Thanks

    13 votes
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  16. 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.

    13 votes
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  17. 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.

    13 votes
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  18. 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)

    13 votes
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  19. In add a tab in Teams we need to add a calendar or a custom web site to a calendar when will this be available in GCC

    In add a tab in Teams we need to add a calendar or a custom web site to a calendar when will this option be available in GCC

    13 votes
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  20. 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…

    13 votes
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