We do have this feature!
In order to have the Teams application start in the background you will need to set these two items.
Under Settings, within Teams, you need to select both of these options:
1) Auto-start application
2) Open application in background
If those two are selected, upon restart of the OS when you first login in, the Team app should start in the background and only appear in hidden application bar and not on the main Taskbar.
Please NOTE: If you exit the Teams application, then click the Teams’ icon to launch the app, it will now load in the foreground. The background start up is only when you first log into the OS and the application automatically launches in the background.
Settings --> Application --> Open application in background
Does not seem to actually do what you think it would do.. Every time I log in TEAMs slowly logs in and is in my face blocking my whole desktop.
Thanks for the feedback.
We are considering a number of ways to better integrate experiences across Teams, Outlook, and other apps. However, we don’t have any specifics to share on this request.
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 item is actively being worked upon.
There are several dozen separate update pieces being worked upon that will provide an overall performance boost. As these updates get closer to completion I’ll provide a timeline as they prepare to roll out.
There is a lot of good progress, as I get more details I will share them. The survey was a huge help in pin pointing how we can best serve you with these updates.
Thank you for taking the time to provide additional feedback. The current survey has now been closed.
Our feature team will review the feedback and I hope to provide some additional info in the near future. For now this item will still be flagged as “on the backlog”.
I already provided feedback to the Feature Team about the question of ‘what chat applications you currently using’ only allowed a single selection to be chosen. As well as being clear that the ask is for sharing one’s screen without the need for video calling.
We appreciate your feedback and together making Teams a better product.
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.
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
Top comments from internal testers at work.
Why do I need to install another app, I already have Skype for business installed? Or Why do I need Skype anymore?
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!