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      939 comments  ·  Public » UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      planned  ·  Suphatra responded

      Hi everyone, thank you for your patience since the last update.

      We want to extend a huge thanks to all of you who have engaged with us on this topic of compact chat. Your input has been invaluable and helped inform our design and decision-making.

      As we look to 2019, we will be pursuing plans to continue to make the product more and more space efficient. We see this as a guiding design principle, as well as a backlog of requests from UserVoice that we catalogue, discuss, debate, brainstorm and problem solve.

      This principle is also why we will not be making a sharp design turn towards a permanently heavy dense design. Our user base is a wide range of people — such as high school students, the visually impaired, open source developers, and your every day knowledge worker. Because of our broad reach, we must maintain a standard of…

      Anonymous commented  · 

      Tone deafness seems to be a consistent issue with Microsoft products. There seems to be a complete misunderstanding of what the customer actually wants. Our Microsoft sales people keep pushing for us to use Teams, but the reality is that none of our users want to because the interface is terrible. I volunteered to use our premium support hours to "pay" for someone to show on site and listen to our concerns around Teams and other products and it seems no one cares. I repeatedly spoke with multiple PMs in the Teams group, and they all make sympathetic vocal responses, but nothing ever changes. Suphatra, you can thank us for part of #MicrosoftTeams but we are not, this is like a restaurant owner that insists that the right recipe of grilled cheese included anchovies and then wondering why no one is buying the sandwich. Promising that in the next year or so you will consider adding sardines to your meals, is not actually addressing the problem, we'll continue eating elsewhere.

      Anonymous commented  · 

      I wonder if this a spiritual sort of thing at Microsoft, with their love for wasted screen real estate and white space all over the place. The 365 admin interfaces are also getting nearly unusable from that, but Teams is probably the worst offender.

      Seriously Microsoft, whoever came with your whitespace use philosophy needs to not be in charge of interfaces, lets move on, we have 4k displays not 640x480 and we would like to be able to use these screens to show information, not light up the office with he background LEDs.

      Anonymous commented  · 

      So you made some updates to the interface and basically addressed ZERO of the interface complaints people have been expressing for 14 months? I don't think the location of the settings button was the biggest problem, but the lack of settings in it might have been. This is a really tone deaf way of dealing with your customers

      Anonymous commented  · 

      Does soon mean months from now? Because last time "soon" was mentioned about 4 months passed before we heard back.

      Anonymous commented  · 

      How is this still not done? it has been pretty much the first complaint I heard when Teams came out and it still looks someone just loves white space and hates content. When are we to expect this "improved" experience?

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        7 comments  ·  Public » Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        Anonymous commented  · 

        It is somewhat absurd this is even implemented this way. In large organizations, specially education, some users need to be hidden for legal reasons including stalking, foreign government targeting, etc. Exposing users this was (and via AAD in general) can actually endanger people's lives.

        Microsoft, fix this issue ASAP, it has been going long enough.

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          189 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

          Anonymous commented  · 

          Can you please define "soon"? For a application to which Microsoft has committed so much ink and presentation it seems to me that actually not that much effort is being made to address the users concerns.

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