Teams for Government

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  1. 10 votes
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  2. 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

    10 votes
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  3. Add contact list in government tenants.

    Currently there is no contact list in MS Teams on government tenants. Can this be added?

    10 votes
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  4. Planner and Smartsheet availability in G3

    When will planner and smartsheet available for G3 ?

    10 votes
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  5. Please add a pause recording button in Teams.

    Hello, Please add a pause button to the recording feature. I need to pause when making How-To videos to reset the screen, take a break, etc. I am sharing these instructional videos with colleagues and team members.
    Thank you!

    9 votes
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  6. 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.

    9 votes
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  7. GCC

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

    9 votes
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  8. Add Publisher application to TEAMS application

    Add Publisher application in TEAMS. I am currently in a Newsletter team made up of four individuals. It would be nice if we could all create/access and update the newsletter in TEAMS as we do with other applications. Not all team members are able to access certain drives so it complicates matters at times. Thank you for your consideration.

    9 votes
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  9. Let Schedule Meeting invite entire team vs individual users

    When scheduling meetings, add the ability to invite an entire team versus individual users. As of right now, you can only select what channel to meet in.

    This does not allow for individual users to accept/decline/tentative the scheduled meeting and the scheduled meeting does not show up in individual user calendars.

    9 votes
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  10. Allow administrators to block "call me" options in Teams meetings while allowing organizers to call attendees.

    The 'call me' option for attendees in teams is costing a fortune in PTSN calls. Administrators need the ability to turn this option off, while still allowing meeting organizers to add dial out to phone users/numbers.

    9 votes
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  11. Rename option for all associated parts of a Team.

    Need for an Admin to be able to rename Team name, OneNote, Planner, O365 Group, OneDrive, E-Mail.. etc . Basically one option for all associated parts of an O365 / Team.
    I opened a case with Microsoft Support and the answer was this is not an option and not recommended.

    9 votes
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  12. Function about choosing invitation email format

    The format of invitation email is HTML,but we just can read all email in plain text duo to outlook Group Policy.
    The invitation email is hardly to read,it's really nice to have a function can choose HTML format or text format.

    9 votes
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  13. Missing Government Tenant Features

    We (GCC, GCC High, DOD) need a central place to go where we can see all the GA features not currently released to us and their status. The roadmap is useful but not for items not on it such as Tags, channel email, pinning channels, whiteboard... that have been in GA for months but are not on the roadmap. It would be very helpful to know (generally) as an administrator why they are not available and if they are being considered or not for future release.

    8 votes
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  14. Shifts Manager permissions for someone who is not a Team Owner

    Allow a permission setting that lets users manage a schedule in Shifts without making them an owner of the underlying team. Needed for scheduling larger teams.

    8 votes
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  15. 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.

    8 votes
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  16. Please add ability to promote attendee to presenter live in a MS Live Event for GCC

    Please add ability to promote attendee to presenter live in a MS Live Event for GCC. Having a live attendee list visible to presenters and producers would also be helpful. Downloading a spreadsheet during an event is not ideal.

    Thank you!

    8 votes
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  17. Calendar View

    Is there a way to change the calendar view in Teams from a list view to a Month view like it is displayed on the Sharepoint site

    8 votes
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  18. Sequential order of "Raising of the hand" to follow non presenters in meetings

    We currently represent a Government IT department (Provincial Parliament in South Africa). We are using Teams predominantly in our remote work scenario since Covid 19 took stage. We have had great success with introducing Teams as a vehicle to facilitate our Parliamentary Sittings and meetings for Members of Parliament and staff. It works very well but for a few feature issues:
    Raise your hand feature:

    • Very good feature which predictably organizes the sequence of input from meetings.
    • Issue raised: For Attendees joining the meeting, there is no sequence of “raising the hand” to let the Chairperson know the…

    8 votes
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  19. Presenter having option to turn on video and Unmute attendees when required

    Presenter having option to turn on video and Unmute attendees when required

    8 votes
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  20. 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.

    8 votes
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