Hey Microsoft Teams users — I want you to weigh in on new features around channels and group chats. The engineering team and I have put together this survey to find out how you want to see channels improve. You can fill it out here: https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esTxHdABLQxKLvn
And I’m still waiting on approval to get you a good update about Private Channels. I can say that we ARE working on it, fervently.
@Suphrata please change the status to Working on it and for Christmas give us at least a status update. Pretty please!
I agree completely with @bas
Like everybody the features in the survey might be nice to have but not as essential as private channel. Working on the features of the survey should not be a priority as far as I'm concerned. The feature that people want by a WIDE margin is private channel. You would have made my day if the survey had been about features related to private channel. No objection to being of help in orienting product development, Teams is a tool I believe in. In return can we get some news about where is the development team on private channel ;-)
Glad to see you back Suphatra! We missed you.
Would like to have a hint on how it will be implemented. Do the participant in a private channel need to be already part of the teams ? Will we be able to choose if the existence of a private channel is visible to non member of the private channel.
Really hope you will get that clearance soon!
Thank you so much Robert. This put it all in perspective.
Hello Warren, could we expect more than a "working on it" this month.
Thanks for the update Suphatra but the comment about the effect of guest access on this request and the fact that this is still under review mean that Microsoft is still not convinced that private channel are needed.
It is sad. I don't know what we need to do to convince Microsoft that we need this. The success of Slack should give you a clue.
And I agree with the last post. Does not need to be perfect on the first take.
I can already control document access via sharepoint. I just need to control chat access on a channel level.
Teams is the first product that got me and my organisation exited in a long time. It is simple, flexible, user friendly. Microsoft seem to be serious about O365 Groups and Teams. I think this comination can push adoption rate enough so an organisation like mine (1500 users) reap the benefits of implementing a collaboration suite such as O365. Private channel is essential unless you want to multiply teams. In mid to large organisation it is a must. If I need to get Slack over O365 it will offset my ROI enough to change the decision to go with 365. Many consultant in O365 deployment consider TEAMs a game changer and essential tools. Please Microsoft dont let us down on this one.
Hi everyone! I’m happy to share that we’ve been working on this and are at a point where we need your feedback.
We have designs for this multi-tenant feature and are collecting feedback this week. If you are interested in weighing in on this, keep reading…
If you would be interested in participating please contact the user researcher and generally fabulous coworker of mine, David Quiroz (his email is email@example.com). He will schedule you into a time slot and will be the person to conduct the interview. It would only require 30min of your time and would require signing and NDA.
We are looking for five people to participate in a 1:1 session with the researcher. We need people who currently use Teams with multiple tenants/different companies (at least two).
Thank you in advance for your help!
I’m so happy to share an update with you! The feature team has let me know that they are working hard at this and are aiming for a spring time release.
Please comment below if you might be interested in testing or TAP, and include the industry, company size, and location of your org. We would likely want to hit a very wide range of demographics.
This feature is still queued in the backlog.
Also working on my Asus C302 but without video or audio. But as Gary said it is a start. But the experience is better in the WEB app. It is visually better and I least I can do audio on the team tab (not on the chat tab). On my Android Phone everything work.
Or at least make audio and video call possible in the Chrome browser. For now it just work in Edge. And Edge isnt an option on a Chromebook. Teams is a good product, in fact one one of the best since a long time from Micfosoft. Adoption is linked to the number of plateform supported. And Browser base is a pretty BIG plaform. And Chrome is the dominant browser. I can't control wich tools my customers use but if I can use Teams to communicate with them it seem to me that Microsoft is winning. So make teams work on every browser and you solve a lot of problems.
This should be working via the web client.
Can users confirm if you are still having this issue? Please let me know in the comments below.
If Microsoft can make it work with Edge why not with Chrome!
Everything work with Edge on win10.
On Chrome in the chat tab, video is grey'd out. You can click on audio and a message will say that the functionality is unavailable. In the team tab, you can start a "adhoc" meeting. Video is still grey'd out but audio seem to be working.
It would be nice to know what is supported on wich browser on wich OS. On a Mac or a Chromebook Edge is not an option, and BTW, I am not going to change browser because it work on Edge. Teams is a tool to unite people and make them productive on whatever platform they use. It is placed to replace Skype and bring people to O365. So make it work on everything, particularly WEB base.
Teams is a good product, in fact one one of the best since a long time from Micfosoft.
Adoption is linked to the number of plateform supported. And Browser base is a pretty BIG plaform. And Chrome is the dominant browser.
I can't control wich tools my customers use but IF I can use Teams to communicate with them it seem to me that Microsoft is winning.
So make teams work on every browser and you have a universal chat and communication tool. Something that Microsoft never achieved with Skype.
I’m switching the status to Partially Done.
The request for a Preview Team is still in the works. No new information is available at this time.
Team Discoverability is still being worked upon, no details are available at this time. If you support this idea please navigate over to the main topic and vote for it! https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/
Change Prompt: this has been completed
Teams and O365 Groups are going to be a corner stone of O365 deployment. Many of them (departements) will be created by the implementation team. But one of the strongest point of Teams is how easy it is to create a Team. So we will probably end up with a lot of them. And having public Teams (inside the organisation) mean people need to be able to find rapidly what is relevant.
You already have Delve which do a wonderful job of finding what is relevant to me. Can't you do a similar thing for suggesting public Teams that are relevant to me.
Sure I would also like to have the search option or browse option.
In our pilot project with O365 though we find that people dont tend to explore or search. Inviting them get better result to bring their participation. Is it because the tool is new. Can't say for now.