Great performance and user experience remain a topmost priority for us. Application launch time has seen improvements in the recent build. We will continue making improvements across the product including channel to chat switching and overall resource consumption.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
Its probably not gonna get better until you ditch node.js.
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.
This item remains on the backlog.
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.
The team is working on addressing remaining issues.
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.
This continues to be on our backlog due to prioritization of other work items. We will update when there is more to share.
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.
This feature remains on the backlog. We will update you when we have status changes to share.
We have been iterating on different designs and are starting to test internally. I don’t have a timeframe but will keep you posted.
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.
This feature is still being reviewed by the feature team. No decision has been made yet. I’ll keep you posted.
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.
As the last status states, we have been testing for several months. Although many people have asked for this feature, we received a similar amount of feedback from other users that they prefer the Teams notifications and don’t want them changed. We are currently testing a feature for users to choose between Teams notifications & Windows notifications.
We will update you as work progresses.
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.
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.
This item is still under review by the feature team. I have no details as to when a decision might happen.
Hey multi-taskers, we’ve put this into planning. If you’d like to be a test driver of this feature, just sign up here: https://1drv.ms/xs/s!AryUNzh1ogZzif8pDcOcx2pW45I87w
As stated in the last update, the ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is being implemented in stages for Desktop. Faster tenant switching functionality on the Windows client has been rolled out to the public ring fully, and Mac will begin rolling out soon. Work is in progress on cross-tenant notification improvements, and support for multiple accounts on desktop will follow. We’ll keep you posted!
Note: The ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is supported on iOS & Android today.
Alex & the Teams team
Adding email as a left tab panel remains under review. We are working on adding several Teams and email integrations:
- Share to Teams: Share a copy of an email and any attachments into a chat or channel directly from Outlook
- Share to Outlook: Share a copy of a channel or chat conversation via email directly from Teams
- Actionable Teams Activity Emails: Teams missed activity emails display the latest replies and allow you to reply directly from Outlook
See this post for more information:
A view of just my inbox or maybe pinned folders would be nice. The inbox (or any pinned folders) would show up on the left hand navigation bar next to activity/chat/teams/etc... and then when clicked the list of items would be to the right in the list pane and then to the right of that would be the currently selected email. Effectively the same as how the current meetings tab works but with inbox or other folders instead.