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    We are getting closer, and are still working thru some bugs, but hope to release this as part of a Public Preview pack in early 2021! (Windows 10 released with the December 2020 pack this week)

    You can learn more about the new Microsoft Teams Public Preview program here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreview, and Teams administrators can find documentation to manage which users will see the Public Preview option here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreviewAdmin

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    This is a huge problem for me as well. I'm using Teams to manage classes this year and it is completely impersonal to refer to a student as "Lastname, Firstname - UserID". Had I noticed this before I went to the trouble of adding all of my students, encouraging their interaction, and setting up a bunch of features in Teams I would not have chosen Teams at all and frankly, will not use it next semester if this isn't fixed by then.

    A great educational experience starts with a great classroom environment. If Microsoft wants to market Teams as "for education" stuff like this needs to be solved and quickly. Again, I will switch to Slack for next semester if this is still an issue, because its a deal breaker for me.

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    under review  ·  Justin Chando responded

    Great suggestion for all STEM classes! I’ve moved this feature to ‘under review’.

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    1926 comments  ·  Public » Emojis and GIFs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback! We are excited to announce that an expanded set of emojis are included in our May 2021 Public Preview pack and will be available to users who opt into Public Preview. This update includes over 800 new emojis, along with skintone options, different genders for applicable emojis and new emojis featuring people with disabilities.

    Please see feature details here: Now in public preview: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-public-preview/now-in-public-preview-expanded-emoji-picker/m-p/2282145

    You can learn more about the new Microsoft Teams Public Preview program here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreview, and Teams administrators can find documentation to manage which users will see the Public Preview option here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreviewAdmin

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    2918 comments  ·  Public » Account Access (Sign-In)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The engineering team is continuing to work on adding support for multiple accounts on desktop clients. We will first launch support for 1 work/school account and 1 personal account so users can enjoy Teams for work and personal side-by-side. Windows and MacOS. Support for multiple work accounts is still being worked on and will come at a later date.

    You can track status via the roadmap here: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=68845.

    Thanks!

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