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Make this feel as if it were the Google Docs of whiteboarding. That should be the gold standard.
Additionally: Build this *as a platform*... If you are going to build interactive elements, build a platform that developers can use to create their own shared experiences for users.
I’m excited to announce that this feature is in internal testing, and should be coming soon! Thanks!~ Alex
As a PM, this is huge--I use this several times a week when I have tough-to-track-down devs/PMs that aren't local to me (aka I can't just go stop by their office) and are frequently not available
Definitely not a Must-have (just having tagging is much more important), but: I wish that I could tag someone for a question later and add note text. I often have multiple people that I need to track down at once for different things and would be great to tag someone, add a reason and then have that note reappear next to the status change would be awesome.
Hugely important--managing multiple projects with diverse constituents, this can be one of the only ways to get ahold of particularly calendar-heavy people. As I get deeper integrated into Skype for Business, this is becoming more of a daily driver for me (~2-3 year user of SfB)email@example.com shared this idea ·
This would be very helpful actually. As a minimum, I'd like to be able to define someone as a "Partner"/"Stakeholder" *on the Outlook group level* to be able to send emails to that tier whenever we have a larger announcment as opposed to "Admins"/"Working members". This also would make it easier for people to identify who in a group is a regular and who just depends on the group, etc.
Hi folks, we are collecting feedback on this so we can determine prioritization and user need.
Please comment in the thread below about how this affects you, how you currently add members, and who you think would benefit from this in your organization.
Do DL updates automatically perpetuate to the team? If not then this story isn't fully wrapped up. I've been feeling this already where we've added a DL to our team, but anyone new we have to remember to add--and remove if people leave.
I’m switching the status to Partially Done.
The request for a Preview Team is still in the works. No new information is available at this time.
Team Discoverability is still being worked upon, no details are available at this time. If you support this idea please navigate over to the main topic and vote for it! https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/
Change Prompt: this has been completed
Next level would be to recommend top teams based on your AAD structure/role. Don't spam here: suggest only top teams with a certain threshold.
Many of these hierarchically-based teams you should be automatically added to if it's from a DG. :(
This item is still under review by the feature team. I have no details as to when a decision might happen.
This is still in the works. I don’t have a timeline yet, but I hope to have some more details to share in the coming weeks.
I know how important this and am working on getting more feedback for you.
Performance has been and continues to be a big focus area for Teams. One main area we have made improvements in is responsiveness for the most frequent user actions of switching between Chat, Channel, and Activity. We are also focused on reducing resource consumption and application load time. More improvements are on the way.
Definitely still a resource hog. :(
This feature is still being reviewed by the feature team. No decision has been made yet. I’ll keep you posted.
Two thoughts here:
(1) Switching back and forth between chats and teams feels heavyweight and slow. I agree that there needs to be better continuity here, honestly probably just on one tab.
(2) The Activity tab is extremely heavyweight feeling. I don't think that it should be a tab, to be honest, but would much better be suited as a notification flyout, similar to how facebook handles their three notification areas. Being able to click on that, see activity, click on it and go to that place would seem much lighterweight, even if it still had a control or two for filtering, etc. Right now, it just feels too big and slow to justify being a full tab.
Thanks to everyone who volunteered for testing the Office 365 group calendar. The TAP team will be reaching out as we are closer to being ready.
Don't use this feature much and haven't yet felt a need for calendar integration.
This feature item is still in the works. We will keep you posted as we have new info from the feature team.
Just thought of a definite use case: trying to find someone who is around who could answer a question. Right now this is tough virtually and it would be helpful to be able to quickly see--who is active from this channel (Where I know people that might be able to answer this question) that I can quickly message? This would help answer that question. Right now, it's tough and after recognizing it, this is a big gap in making this sticky/useful.
(1) First off, for fun, to feel that you are actually together in a place.
(2) It's impossible to tell who's in a channel, how to add / remove them. I honestly never have an idea, don't feel confident that an @ mention "adds" someone to a channel.
(3) Could be helpful to know how likely you are to receive a message, whether the right people are listening.
Two implementations that I see:
(1) It *could* actually show who is on *this channel*, right now, not just in Microsoft Teams. (who is actively participating in conversations, though this may be a lie becuase people can jump back and forth around channels. Perhaps a person's presence actually trails them through channels, meaning that they show up in a channel (a) if they're looking at it right now OR (b) if they've commented/been on the channel in the last two minutes UNLESS they've truly closed Microsoft Teams or have knowingly left. I kind of like that and it does show where someone is present in a more real sense as you frequently may be moving across channels, not just in one)
This could be interpreted as "whoever is "nearby"/has recently been here (and hasn't fully left". This is the group that likely will see what you're posting unless you @mention the channel.
(2) It could show, which members of this channel have Microsoft Teams open right now (who will get a notification right now if you @mention the channel)
There are dangers here that some people may not want to post if certain people are / are not present, etc. But they may not be hugely tangible. Just be aware that this introduces real-life social issues in a new way that may be worth a little consideration.
Both to see who all is involved in a channel and who is currently present.
We acknowledge the customer demand for Private Channels and have been hard at work on it. Private Channels is currently in preview with a select group of customers. We expect to release the feature to the public later this Fall, and will update here when we are starting to roll out to all customers. We appreciate all the feedback you have provided to us on this forum and thank you for your patience.
I would need to use this more to give very good feedback.
Private channels may still be important. It is way too heavy to create this many private teams on the fly. :( Channels are supposed to be more light way, ways to have a conversation on the fly. Perhaps the encouragement should be towards group chat instead? Though there some might lose needed functionality that a channel has?
The feature team is still reviewing, there is lots of discussion about this item and I hope to have a decision soon.
Not sure I would want this. Don't rebuild Outlook, not at this point. Just encourage Outlook to keep getting more modern for now.
We know you are patiently waiting for this feature. This feature is being implemented in stages. Fast tenant switching is currently in testing both internally and with early customers. We expect to release to the public in the Fall. I’ll post an update once it’s rolling out.
Full multi-tenant, multi-user support will be added after fast tenant switching.
Not just a single instance. This would be really helpful for getting things done just in Microsoft Teams but working with multiple documents/chats at once.
Adding any emoji as a reaction remains under review.
I am marking this as partially done to let you know a new reactions bar with Like, Heart, Laugh, Surprised, Sad, and Angry has begun rolling out to all users.