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  1. 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!

    15 votes

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  2. Please add Live Polling functionality to all Teams, Channels, Meetings, and Chats

    Teams should allow the ability to take live polls within any Team, Channel, Meeting or Chat; and then allow results to be posted to either the originator of the poll, or all participants (depending on settings).

    14 votes

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  3. change download folder

    We need the ability to change or choose save to download folder instead of the default downloads folder for file download in Teams and Stream recording files.

    14 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. 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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  5. Multiple channels/accounts on desktop account

    Add support for multiple accounts to desktop app. I use teams for multiple organizations and the only way to keep all accounts up is through a sandbox program. I should be able to tab back and forth like the mobile app.

    14 votes

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  6. Allow for private channels to utilize more than just the basic applications. For example the Planner app is only available within public cha

    Allow for private channels to utilize more than just the basic applications. For example the Planner app is only available within public channels.

    14 votes

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  7. 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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  8. Setting unique Notification & Ringtones for Teams (like you can for Contacts)

    Exhausted "searching" efforts to set a unique Notification tone for Teams chat, calls, etc (in both phone & app settings). Want to set my tones for Teams like I can for contacts. I must leave Teams running, but at times it's critical for my sanity (and productivity) to differentiate between Teams and other notifications (many meetings).

    NEEDED!...please help us :)

    14 votes

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  9. When scheduling a reoccurring meeting, add a repeat frequency for every other week.

    When scheduling a reoccurring meeting, add a repeat frequency for every other week.

    14 votes

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  10. 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.

    14 votes

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  11. 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…

    14 votes

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  12. 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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  13. Integrate fully with Planner, SharePoint, and Outlook Tasks, Calendar (GCC)

    Please integrate more with Planner (timeline visualization channels for tasks) and/or with SharePoint web parts that do this, so all tasks linked in one place and with Outlook as well (for calendar and emails pertinent to chats and tasks). Until then, Planner is just a to-do tool that does not notify members of the team of new or changes in tasks and is not fully integrated for communication and coordination (copied from another board but Government needs this functionality also).

    13 votes

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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    13 votes

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  16. 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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  17. Meeting Options - add ability to disable chat for specific meetings

    With the release of hard mute in meeting options, there are many public meetings we are using Live Events for that could truly be handled with a Teams meeting with hard mute. During public meetings, the public can view/listen to the meeting, but cannot speak or have unsolicited comments be seen by all. Having the ability to mute attendees solves part of the problem, but now we need the ability to disable chat for specific meetings so we can use this solution since it solves many complications we have with live events and external presenters.

    12 votes

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  18. Tag all in group chat

    It would be great if you could tag everyone at once in a Teams group chat similar to how you can tag a Team or Channel in the posts part of a Team/Channel. Right now you have to go and tag each person individually in a group chat

    12 votes

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  19. Walkie-talkie feature for GCC

    With thousands active government users in law enforcement agencies (GCC) cloud the push-to-talk (PTT) functionality would be a powerful tool that would greatly enhance ability to accomplish tasks set for our frontline users. Please add push-to-talk (PTT) feature to GCC.

    12 votes

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  20. Teams owner as Meeting Organizer

    I would like to have the option of having the TEAMS owners be the organizer instead of a particular person.

    12 votes

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