Performance has been and continues to be a big focus area for Teams. One main area we have made improvements in is responsiveness for the most frequent user actions of switching between Chat, Channel, and Activity. We are also focused on reducing resource consumption and application load time. More improvements are on the way.
This is in the works! Fill out this survey if you want to influence the feature: https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esTxHdABLQxKLvn
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.
Hey Microsoft, I was just reviewing some of your training videos, and I found something intriguing in this "Onboard your teams" video: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/video-onboard-your-teams-702a2977-e662-4038-bef5-bdf8ee47b17b?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US#ID0EAABAAA=Transcript
Starting around 1:10, it's explaining Channels, and on the screen it shows a "People" column, which looks to be indicating the # of people in each channel? This hints at exactly the kind of functionality we need, to include/exclude people from various channels.
Please let us know when this is available - hopefully soon! We're just trying to migrate users to Teams, and this is the most requested things; it hurts my team to tell our users "no, it can't do that". And most of our staff aren't even prior Slack users, so I hope they don't find out another product actually offers this. Come on Microsoft, I really want to root for you guys here.
We have been iterating on different designs and are starting to test internally. I don’t have a timeframe but will keep you posted.
We’re currently working on defining a compact mode experience. I will post more details when we have more to share.
Our users' primary concern is the density. Removing white space would be very helpful. There's too much need for scrolling. It almost discourages conversation.
As for the compact mode, at least on a PC, there's one thing I would suggest, which was in the Skype PC client. And that was the ability to use Windows task bar to manage different conversations, so you could individually switch between conversations (or focus on more critical ones) using Windows and alt-tab. The task bar notifications also worked well as they would call attention to the specific conversations with activity.
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`”
This item is still under review by the feature team. I have no details as to when a decision might happen.
This is a very confusing thing for our users, who are trying to learn/understand Teams. In short, how do they know where they have unaddressed messages or info. The activity indicator not being congruent with the individual teams/channels status doesn't help. Also, the bold font on the channel isn't immediately obvious either. If not a message count, at least give us a more obvious visual cue, whether collapsed or not.
This request is still in the works. And it appears most people are interested in the ability to pin multiple items. I’ll circle back to the feature team and give them your additional feedback.
This is a must-have for busy teams and channels. Some information just needs to be highlighted as important for all. Yet another feature where Slack has Teams beat, come on Microsoft, I really want to root for you guys here.