As we announced at Microsoft Ignite 2019 this morning, we are excited to confirm that Multi-window capabilities are coming to Microsoft Teams, and will start rolling out to the public ring early next year!
Alex & the Teams team
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There are two parts to this topic:
1) Bypass the lobby for PSTN: The ability for admins and organizers to be able to specify a meeting option to bypass the PSTN lobby independently of the VoIP lobby — This is supported in the public ring now.
2) Admit from lobby for PSTN: Organizer having ability to admit PSTN attendees from the lobby, when the organizer has joined via PSTN with a PIN. – This is on the backlog. Please note: by choosing the meeting option to bypass the PSTN lobby, your attendees will join.
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.
This feature is still being reviewed by the feature team. No decision has been made yet. I’ll keep you posted.
To everyone who disagrees with this idea on the basis that Teams and Chat serve different purposes: you're not wrong. But it's very likely you switch between those tabs very often to reach specific people, and participating in your team discussions. There are much more efficient ways to display this separation in the UI without sacrificing their distinct purposes.
Slack and Hipchat do this extremely well. Switching between contexts is a breeze—I don't even have to think about it. In Microsoft Teams, it's a major hassle. It's wasting a lot of people's time clicking 2-3 extra times to get somewhere when it could just be 1 click every time.
Definitely approve of this idea. In my huge company, people are only a part of a small handful of teams, so having a dedicated "Teams" tab seems like a waste. Switching between them requires twice the amount of clicks and feels frustrating every time.
Not to mention, there's a 1-2 second latency switching between Teams and Chat that makes it feel even more cumbersome.
Just to clarify, you're talking about the text replacements you can setup in System Preferences > Keyboard > Text (tab), where you can setup shortcuts to expand text, right?
We are getting closer… the team is almost ready to rollout MacOS notification support internally for testing – we hope to have it to the public by the end of this quarter.
We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.