Multi-window chat is in testing. I hope to have great news regarding rollout to the public rings soon.
We are working to ensure that multi-window and other future multi-window experiences are of the highest quality when they release.
As mentioned in the prior status, the channel limit was raised from 100 to 200.
In the near future a retention limit will be set so you can still go back and reinstate a channel you had deleted. Once the retention period has expired then the channel will get a hard delete which will free up the space and no longer count toward the 200 channel limit.
This will help with some of the issues you have voiced in the comments below.
But I understand many of you wish the limit to be further increased. I will continue to provide your votes and comments to the feature team.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/limits-specifications-teams says the hard delete will free up the channels. Our IT company says their MS Devs are telling them it is still a lifetime limit. What is the real answer?
So.... Partially done still?
"In the near future a retention limit will be set so you can still go back and reinstate a channel you had deleted. Once the retention period has expired then the channel will get a hard delete which will free up the space and no longer count toward the 200 channel limit."
Is the "near future" still in the future - because that would explain my issues.
I just hit the max limit but I am only at a little over 100. The ones that have been deleted in the past are a long time ago so when does the hard delete happen?
This feature is still in the backlog.
As stated in the last update, the ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is being implemented in stages for Desktop. Faster tenant switching functionality on the Windows client has been rolled out to the public ring fully, and Mac will begin rolling out soon. Work is in progress on cross-tenant notification improvements, and support for multiple accounts on desktop will follow. We’ll keep you posted!
Note: The ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is supported on iOS & Android today.
Alex & the Teams team
BTW - I have a support thread going on over here-> https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/cannot-unfavorite-teams-channel/31ee0295-5e48-4e1a-affa-c73bb8bb43d7
I am having this same issue.
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This would be a huge addition. Right now we put links to sessions in a tabbed OneNote page.
If you open any Office document to view it from within Microsoft Teams just go to the File menu and hit Print. No need to download, screenshot or open in the rich client app.
I just hit a roadblock getting our CEO to buy-in to Teams because of this. After explaining how easy and better it is to organize the files and information he wanted to print something... So, then it was time to stutter... Just download it is not a viable answer.
This would really clean up the channel and make the email feature even more useful - especially for those people who are slow to get with the Teams program.
Updating the status to “Try this instead” and have added the clarification that after 30 days the name is once again available.
The reason for this decision was that Channels can be restored 30 days after being deleted. During this time, we intentionally don’t support creating a channel with the same name. After the 30 days, the name is available.
You can workaround this by restoring a deleted channel, renaming it, and then deleting the channel again. The previous name is then available for use.
This workaround has already been mentioned in the comments and if an immediate reuse of a Channel Name is required, this is the recommended solution.
Again, please clarify this. I have channel names more than 30 days old that I cannot use again, nor can I reuse and delete.
Does this mean I just have some legacy forever not-reusable names? But moving forward I should be good to go?
I just confirmed that is the case. I tried to create a channel with the same name as one deleted more than 30 days ago and it says Channel name already taken. I do not have that channel listed in my deleted channel area.
Your post makes it sound like it would only be during the 30 day restore period it cannot be reused (which certainly makes sense). But now after 30 days, what are we to do?
What if it is longer than 30 days? I have tried to reuse a name from a deleted channel that does not show up in my deleted channels list and it still says I cannot. How can I restore it, to delete it, if I don't see it to restore?
I know there are several posts in here about this but I could not fine anything that clearly answered or addressed the issue.
I have a channel that was deleted more than 21 days ago. When I look at my channels I do not see it under deleted. When I tried to create one with the same name it says it is used already. Where is it used if I do not see it? How do I know how many channels and channels names I have if I cannot see them? How on earth am I supposed to administer what I cannot see?
We have raised the priority of this work item, and it is currently being worked on. We don’t have any dates to share at this point, but will update when we have new status. Thank you!
As the last status states, we have been testing for several months. Although many people have asked for this feature, we received a similar amount of feedback from other users that they prefer the Teams notifications and don’t want them changed. We are currently testing a feature for users to choose between Teams notifications & Windows notifications.
We will update you as work progresses.
Due to a priority shift this request has slipped to the backlog. I hate to bring bad news. I will continue to provide the feature team your feedback and votes.
Hopefully this will move back up in the queue soon.
Improvements to day/work week/week view are in the public ring. Our focus now is a new scheduling experience and scheduling assistant, appointments and more.
For feedback related to Group Calendar please see this User Voice item: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16933204-include-office-365-group-calendar-in-teams.
if you have an existing post that you want to show in a different channel, you can edit the message and cross-post. This will add the top-level post to the different channel, but will not include the full set of replies. We will keep this request in mind as we evolve the cross-posting feature in the future and update if the status changes.
Details on cross posting can be found here: https://support.office.com/article/cross-post-a-channel-conversation-in-teams-9c1252a3-67ef-498e-a7c1-dd7147b3d295.
This feature is on the backlog. I will update you when we have more details to share.
This is working today in the web client on Edge & Chrome. The team is actively investigating feasibility in the desktop client.
Great performance and user experience remain a topmost priority for us. Application launch time has seen improvements in the recent build. We will continue making improvements across the product including channel to chat switching and overall resource consumption.