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  1. 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.

    17 votes

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    0 comments  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    16 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Enable share system audio for Team Live Event on GCC, so that we can share a video with audio.

    The commercial cloud has this enabled already. You're able to share a video as content during a live event and include the system audio. However, GCC doesn't have this feature. Please enable this for GCC!!

    15 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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…

    15 votes

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    1 comment  ·  UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    15 votes

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  6. 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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    1 comment  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Pop-out Chat and/or Participants window options within Meetings

    As a Teams Meeting user, I would like the ability to enhance my options for viewing the Chat (or meeting conversation) and/or the Participants List with a "pop-out" feature.

    The ability to pop-out these areas (similar to the existing fly-out or pop-out option for a Teams personal chat) would allow users to:

    • Enable an option to utilize the Meeting screen real estate more efficiently when viewing and/or sharing content and video.
    • Permit users to resize the amount of space the pop-out chat or participant list takes up on their individual monitor(s) or screen(s) with ease.
    • Allow users…

    14 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

    14 votes

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

    Enable Planner to send an email via Outlook to owners when a due date is approaching for a task.

    14 votes

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  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.

    14 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Enable Better Eye Contact, Move Video Ribbon to Top During Screen Sharing

    When someone is screen sharing, videos of participants are move to a ribbon at the bottom of the screen. Most (though not all) webcams are positioned at the top of the screen.

    Moving the ribbon to top of the screen would allow for the appearance of better eye contact. At least when people are not looking at the shared content.

    14 votes

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  12. 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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  13. Pop out chat/channels/meetings

    Ability to segregate chat, channel, meeting and documents (especially when opening up doc).

    14 votes

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  14. 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.

    14 votes

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  15. Not easy to move materials from SharePoint to Teams

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

    14 votes

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  16. 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!

    14 votes

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  17. Live Captions for GCCH

    Hi,

    We have some Team Members that are hard of hearing and use hearing aids. With our increased need to use Microsoft Teams for meetings, it would be very helpful to have Live Caption available for these Team Members.

    I see the option to disable or disable with user override in the Admin Panel, however this option is not available in the Teams client.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-live-captions-in-a-teams-meeting-4be2d304-f675-4b57-8347-cbd000a21260

    Thanks,
    Brandon

    13 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Allow Microsoft Forms to be added as a tab in a Teams channel

    Allow Microsoft Forms to be added as a tab in a Teams channel.

    13 votes

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  19. NDI Video

    Microsoft Teams needs NDI support, like skype does. We need to be able to hold internal meetings, with existing Teams features, but we also need to be able to broadcast those meetings out to the public. NDI output compatible with OBS or other similar software would allow us to do that.

    13 votes

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  20. Allow Outlook attachments to be dropped directly into Files for upload

    Eliminates the need to save an Outlook attachment to the local computer before uploading it to Teams

    13 votes

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