The feature team is still reviewing, there is lots of discussion about this item and I hope to have a decision soon.
Yes this is still wanted. Dual integration where you can access your Outlook messages in Teams, and access your teams messages while in Outlook Online would be extremely helpful. Much like Skype messages are currently integrated into Outlook Online.
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`”
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.
Your "Try this instead" doesn't work for what we need. We want the ability to add users outside the team to a channel that is still within the team. For example. We have a Technology Team and an Integration Team. They sometimes work together on projects. Right now the Tech team can't see anything in the Integration Team's group, and vice versa. However they're working on a new Tech Project together, and members from both groups need to collaborate in a single channel. I don't want the teams to have unfettered access to every discussion they've both had, but I do want them to work on one channel together without having to create a separate "Tech AND Integration" team.
This request is still being considered by the feature team but a final decision has not yet been made. I’m still awaiting more details.
This request is still queued within our backlog. No new details yet.
I'm considering switching, but I hasn't spent much time in Teams yet. Can you expound on what it is you don't like about Teams?