Great news everyone, we have made a first step towards a professional compact chat layout.
We have released density changes including updates to how message threads collapse. :)
There are more changes in the works to bring you a true professional compact layout.
Thank you all for the support and feedback!
After everybody keeps asking to make it like Slack you still don't know what to do and need more feedback? How sad....
I'm pretty sure Discord is used more in professional environments than Teams at this point. M$ is so slow to make basic UI improvements.
For real how freaking hard is it to remove the left and right margins from the conversation view?
Our employees can't stand the layout anymore. We are switching our 300+ person company to back to Slack because it's apparently too difficult for Microsoft to get anything done.
" We spent months testing designs with users, reiterating concepts, and reading through your feedback, to make sure we could meet as many of your common needs as we could."
All you had to do was re-create Slack's compact layout....
Wow, there was a UI change and it somehow got worse.... Seriously how hard is it to do what people want and copy every other chat app? Discord, Slack, HipChat, RocketChat. They all have basically the same layout and they are the top chat platforms. Instead you guys try to do your own thing and your users hate it and we keep asking for the same thing so you keep doing different things. The people in charge really shouldn't be in charge.
Been a month now since the Twitter Q&A (useless btw, you just have to look at Slack), any update?
No new updates. We continue to work towards the S4B convergence.
Official roadmap for the convergence: https://skypeandteams.blob.core.windows.net/artefacts/Skype%20for%20Business%20to%20Teams%20Capabilities%20Roadmap.pdf
Under Review for 4 months. Update?
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`”
Lol at the people freaking out about the removal of an annoying button somehow meaning the removal of an entire feature. You can still have threaded messages (3 dots like Slack) and not have a massive reply button that is bigger than some messages.
This feature request is still in the works.
No big updates to share, but the feedback has been a huge help. So thank you all once again. As more details emerge from the feature team on the work being done, I will be sure to share it with you here.
We understand how important this ask is to you all and we are working to ensure it is implemented in a fashion that will meet your expectations.
"evaluating ways we can implement this. It’s not an easy fix"
The way to implement it is the way people ask, don't pull a typical Micro$soft and implement something you think people want when they are asking for something very specific.
Also, it is kind of easy to implement. You already did it with teams so duplicate that functionality in channels. If it's not easy, you have spaghetti code.
Lol, "leave Slack and come to Teams because here at Micro$oft we don't implement what you want and do what we want instead."
No big update. However, the ask about speech to text meeting notes needs to be a separate request and therefore I have created a new suggestion for it. You can go here and up vote it! https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/33534778
As for recording of video meetings, this is still coming along nicely.
Recording of meetings is on the roadmap for the Q2 2018 calendar year.
This is still on the backlog. However, there is investigation into how we could make this happen. There are some complicated issues, but we are digging into it.
I’ll provide feedback as more insights are provided.
3) does it matter? you have people requesting the feature. As Nike states, just do it.
This is still being worked up. We are making progress which is good, but it’s not ready yet.
As I get more information I will be sure to update you all.
@Ilya, at 200 lines you should be pasting that in a text file instead of a chat message...
IMO, I would much rather see other features implemented before syntax highlighting. With plain code snippets we can get by, but other things such as compact views, meeting integrations, etc should take precedence. However, this would be a very nice feature.
This is still under review.
As Suphatra mentioned, a lot of things will need to come together as this is a complex piece. I hope to have further details to share, but a this time it is still being investigated.
Thank you for all your feedback. I hope to have more news soon.
Good news, this feature request is being actively worked upon.
No timeline is available yet, but I’ll keep an eye on this item and post more updates as they come in.
Thank you all for the feedback!
Still actively being worked upon. I don’t have a timeline but it is getting good traction.
I’ll post more info as it becomes available.
I'm really confused why you keep coming back and asking users why they want features. Here's the deal, Slack does most of the things people keep requesting. It doesn't matter why, just make the features people ask for or else you will not get conversion from a superior application to the inferior Teams. I want to see what users are in a Team/Channel. It's not hard to do.
No new updates, we are still working away on this.
The unified presence is getting closer to release! It is still in development and planning to launch in Q1 of 2018! (The Office 365 Roadmap can be found at: https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-roadmap?featureid=24191#abc )
I’ll keep you posted as more information is shared!
No big update, but we are getting pretty good traction on making this work in a more consistent and expected fashion.
I hope to have a timeline to share soon.