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    605 comments  ·  Public » Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

    ~Alex

    eric commented  · 

    If you had any focus on performance at all you wouldn't be using javascript/electron..

    Its ok for you to say "we don't care about performance, all we care about is that we can hire interns to write the app"

    Then we can at least make plans for how to handle it rather than hoping you somehow decide to overhaul and replace the entire thing..

    eric commented  · 

    Its been a couple of years now and this still hasn't improved. Its probably time to consider this electron experiment a failure and move on instead of investing more development time in a solution that isn't working and probably cant be fixed.

    eric commented  · 

    Get rid of all the javascript and create a native client for windows. You can keep the terrible web/electron client for other oses.

    eric commented  · 

    I just tried to do a search and like always it locks up the client and I had to kill it from task manager. But then when it relaunched it tried to bring back the application state which in this case was the same search so it would just immediately lock up the client again. I had to kill the client and delete my teams cache files to clear out the client state and get it to launch without hanging.

    This is amazingly bad.

    eric commented  · 

    I don't think its a memory leak, its just horribly inefficient code. If the search were done correctly it would be server side and there would be no client resources required beyond displaying the search results. So either they've messed that up so amazingly bad or they're doing something even worse like handling the search client side.

    Terrible client side searching seems more likely as the current search behavior of hanging the client and using tons of ram smells like a javascript-based client side indexer.

    eric commented  · 

    Its time to give up on javascript and just write a native client for windows. You're throwing money at trying to make javascript work when it never ever will. Every single electron based application sucks and has the same horrible performance.

    Or maybe if you guys don't care about client performance, then create a client API so people can write 3rd party clients that actually work.

    eric commented  · 

    You're never going to get a high performance client until you abandon javascript. Its understandable that you want to avoid the extra development time in managing multiple clients, but the performance is just abysmal because the UI locks every time it has to compute the dom. Maybe consider maintaining the js client for web/osx/other and then make a better client for windows since that's probably where most of your users are.

    eric commented  · 

    Its probably not gonna get better until you ditch node.js.

    eric commented  · 

    The delay when switching chats is obnoxious. It reloads the chat every time you switch which sucks when you're going between separate chats frequently.

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    4 comments  ·  Public » IT Pro - Controls and Knobs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    eric commented  · 

    Pop up banners are extremely annoying even on dual monitor setups. The banner constantly pops on the first screen even when the app is on the second screen. They also aren't useful since most people are constantly chatting and a popup for each message is totally worthless.

    Add the ability to move the pop up banner and the ability to disable the banner entirely. Disabling the banner should NOT disable the icon flashing on the start menu. The flashing icon is a much better new message notification and should really be the default with banners requiring manual user activation.

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    working on it  ·  62 comments  ·  Public » Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Banner notifications are terrible and get in the way of things constantly. The ability to have the task bar icon flash with sound would be way better.

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    200 comments  ·  Public » Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    declined  ·  Warren responded

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news. This item has been declined. There will be no work to hide or remove the reply button.

    As many people have commented, a big ask is to help improve how people distinguish between giving a reply and starting a new message.
    For that the focus will be on this item. “Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`”
    http://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/19224826

    eric commented  · 

    This is fine. Nobody in my org even uses team chats because they're totally pointless on top of the confusing and terrible UI. We'll just stick to regular chats

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    eric commented  · 

    Also you should be able to punch to zoom on images. Right now pinch to zoom seems to rescale the teams client UI which is bizarre.

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    404 comments  ·  Public » Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    eric commented  · 

    The problem is a chat is the conversation. To create a new conversation would be to create a new channel for your team. Threaded chat makes absolutely no sense and should be removed from the product.

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    259 comments  ·  Public » UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is still being reviewed by the feature team. No decision has been made yet. I’ll keep you posted.

    -Warren

    eric commented  · 

    My team ends up using a multi party chat instead of a team room because team rooms are under a separate tab and muti party chat is 95% the same as team rooms.

    Users are going to spend the majority of their time in the chat tab so the teams tab will be ignored unless they are forced to use a team. Since we aren't forced to use the teams tab, nobody here uses any teams.

    So not only should you move team rooms along side chats so that team rooms are indistinguishable from chats, but you should probably eliminate multiparty chats to avoid confusion between these two features which are almost identical.

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    67 comments  ·  Public » Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    eric commented  · 

    Why is this under review? This is the entire reason theres a notifications system in windows 10. If people need to control how, when, and what sends notifications its much nicer to do it from a central system in windows rather than per app. Theres no reason teams should be using its own notifications instead of the native ones, especially with the plans for continuity stuff in upcoming versions of windows.

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    eric commented  · 

    The current notifications are a pop up window that exists as part of the teams app, rather than being part of windows. this leads to some goofy functionality where the notification shows up in the window list e.g. it is an alt tab target.

    There are other weird things too like sometimes it isn't a tap target when using a touch screen.

    Even without the wonkiness, the windows 10 notification center was added specifically to unify this kind of thing into one place because its a much better experience.

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    75 comments  ·  Public » Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Warren responded

    This item is still under review by the feature team. I have no details as to when a decision might happen.

    -Warren

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    1000 comments  ·  Public » Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

    ~Alex

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