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    136 comments  ·  Public » Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re happy to announce that an option to choose between Windows 10 Native Notifications and Teams Notifications is included in our Dec 2020 Public Preview pack, and will be available to users who opt into Public Preview.

    Please see feature details here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-public-preview/now-in-public-preview-windows-10-native-notifications/m-p/1973102

    You can learn more about the new Microsoft Teams Public Preview program here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreview, and Teams administrators can find documentation to manage which users will see the Public Preview option here: https://aka.ms/TeamsPublicPreviewAdmin

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    @Alex, any update on when this is likely to move out of preview to general release?

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    @Alex, the current response that other users want Teams to retain its own notifications isn't really a rational response. If those users don't like the MS Windows notification system, then that's valid feedback for the MS notification system, not an excuse for Teams to break from the system and go its own way. One of the most frustrating features with MS is lack of consistency. Consistency and standardization are their own virtues in UI and UX design, being more important than a feature being great in its own right, but unique and non-standard. Further, it is purely to MS advantage to embrace this: each app that uses standard features helps users become familiar with and accustomed to that feature. Once used to it, they prefer it, helping MS across all its offerings relative to competing products or operating systems. Lack of consistency just makes it harder for MS to achieve a critical mass of users caring about a particular feature, hurting all the other MS apps and value of the OS compared with alternatives.

    I don't mind as you say, that there will be an option for users to select, but PLEASE keep working for standardization and consistency with all other MS apps and OS. The other comments that Teams should be in the MS Store is another example of this. All of those are examples of Teams acting like it doesn't need to be part of the ecosystem. Very frustrating and missing the opporutinity to help the rest of the MS ecosystem.

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    2787 comments  ·  Public » Account Access (Sign-In)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The engineering team is continuing to work on adding support for multiple accounts on desktop clients. We will first launch support for 1 work/school account and 1 personal account so users can enjoy Teams for work and personal side-by-side. Windows and MacOS. Support for multiple work accounts is still being worked on and will come at a later date.

    You can track status via the roadmap here: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=68845.

    Thanks!

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    This can't come soon enough for multiple work accounts. In the roadmap, it looks like the release scheduled for February is only the one announced above to add a Personal account. If the sequencing is a technical one -- it's easier for MS to build the UI and code to support multiple simultaneous accounts via a personal account, so that's just a stepping stone to get to multiple work accounts -- that's fine. Otherwise, it's more like slap in the face. I have not heard ANYONE ask for that. On the other hand, about 1/3 of the people I work with desperately want the ability to run multiple Teams WORK accounts at the same time.

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    Alex, here's another new twist on why this is so critical and urgent (took me a while to figure out this was the cause of the problem):

    Scheduling Meeting through Outlook and using the Teams Meeting button in Outlook to generate a link for the meeting creates a meeting that no one can join (even the meeting organizer is sent to the Lobby until another non-existent organizer admits him or her) IF user who created the meeting through Outlook has Teams currently connected to another Microsoft 365 tenant/account than the account holding the Calendar in Outlook.

    This is a common scenario for all of us who do consulting. I have accounts at several tenants and need to (painfully) switch Teams between them. If I don't remember to switch Teams to the right client tenant before scheduling a meeting in Outlook (note that Outlook works seamlessly with all tenants at the same time like Teams SHOULD, which makes it easy to forget that Teams is the weak link in the chain) then the result is a broken meeting which is not noticeable until the meeting starts and no one, regardless of M365 security settings can join. Everyone who tries is told they'll be in the lobby until admitted (including the organizer).

    This is a big and serious problem that can cost a lot of time and money when dozens of important meeting participants are all affected as we scramble to reorganize the meeting after it has started. Obviously, I agree with all the other comments here about the importance of supporting multiple simultaneous Work accounts. However, maybe this added reasoning will help with the prioritization: it's not just a nuisance, it's effectively a serious bug, because of this problem that directly results from Teams not playing properly with Outlook profiles, which do support multiple simultaneous Work accounts.

    Be sure your fix for this includes the Outlook plugin and the puts the meeting both in the right calendar and provides a link that works for accounts in that tenant.

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    I echo the other comments that multiple work accounts is my key need: I have multiple clients, each a different tenant and need to be able to move between them without having to sign out to access another. For personal use, which rarely requires video calls with many colleagues, the web client is fine. The problem is that the web client isn't sufficient for work use for many reasons (e.g., only 1 video feed at a time in a meeting, badge with notification count in Taskbar, full settings options, just to list a few), so we NEED to be able to have multiple work Teams running at the same time.

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    I think where people are saying account switching is needed on Android or iOS, they're referring to where companies have implement device security through Microsoft InTune and force the Teams accounts to run separately. When that level of security is not required, multiple Teams can be active at the same time in Teams. This is not a problem limited to Teams, but most of the MS services on mobile devices when InTune MDM is active -- e.g., try to have an integrated calendar in Outlook that shows multiple calendars from multiple clients with InTune device security all overlayed on the same display at the same time. Not possible as far as I know.

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    59 comments  ·  Public » Devices (Headphones, Cameras)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The engineering team continues to actively investigate reports of camera issues.

    Some things to try/be aware of:
    1) Resolved: Windows Insider build 19592 had a regression that caused cameras not to work in Teams. As others on this thread have stated, this has been resolved in 19603 – thanks for confirming!

    2) Issues on Windows 10: When your camera isn’t working in Windows 10, it might be that the drivers are missing after a recent update. It’s also possible that your anti-virus program is blocking the camera or your privacy settings don’t allow camera access for some apps. This help page has a virtual agent to help resolve those issues: https://support.microsoft.com/help/13753/windows-10-camera-does-not-work

    3) Issues on Mac: Many times the issue is that Teams doesn’t have access to the camera. Please see this apple support article to resolve.
    https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/control-access-to-your-camera-on-mac-mchlf6d108da/mac

    4) If you are still encountering problems, and are willing to give…

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    I have this problem and get that error message in web browsers in Windows 10 following the 20H2 update. Works fine in the Teams application and in other apps, just not with Edge browser.

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    753 comments  ·  Public » Devices (Headphones, Cameras)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    That this is missing seems so serious as to effectively be a bug. It prevents us from talking to people -- an absolutely core function of Teams, especially for working remotely. For some, Teams adjusts the mic volume up and too loud, for others (me) it lowers the gain on the mic so no one can hear me. I have a **** pro mic and mixer -- I NEVER want any app changing my mic gain, because it can't possibly do it as well as I do.

    There are lots of features I would love to see added to Teams, but this is the only defect that actually prevents me from using Teams to perform its core function without implementing complicated work-arounds. This should be an absolute top priority.

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    OK, I get it -- not all users know how to set their mic gain/levels properly, so if their mic is turned way down (very low volume when analysis thinks it detects speech in that data or audio clipping at the other extreme), then adjusting the mic seems to make sense. But for anyone who knows how to set the mic levels, a person can always do a better job than an automated system, because the automated system has no way of knowing if the person is trying to speak loudly, quietly, if it's a TV or something in the background, etc. And Teams, like all apps that attempt to auto-adjust the mic, get it wrong more than they get it right.

    Further, I use the same mic with other apps, and when Teams adjusts the levels in the OS, it screws up the mic for all other apps too. When Teams changes the mic levels, it's doesn't tick a few percent, it moves it between 50 and 100 (seemingly randomly), a huge swing that ensures either clipping or that people can't hear me at all. As this post describes: Give us an option to keep Teams away from the Mic Settings.

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    This is a killer. Skype, Skype for Business, and just about all other apps that use the microphone for talking with others include this ability.

    Frankly, I don't understand why anyone would ever want an app to auto-adjust the mic. If anything, do some volume normalization in the software for LISTENERS not mic adjustments for the speaker, which will never work perfectly.

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    3 comments  ·  Bug Reports » Client - Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    With some Internet searching, I see a lot of people are having this issue. This solution posted by a bunch of them also worked for me: add 'EnableFrameServerMode' 32-bit DWord to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Media Foundation\Platform, leaving the value at 0 (the default).

    MS, if this registry change fixes it, could you incorporate that automatically?

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    28 comments  ·  Public » Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    needs your feedback  ·  Warren responded

    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.

    -Warren

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    Web client only supports a single video feed, instead of many like the desktop client. Also, screen sharing doesn't put a border around a shared window, making it impossible to know if a screen/window share has been done successfully.

    This problem is compounded by the inability to be connected to multiple Microsoft 365 accounts at the same time -- desktop client only supports one at a time, so need to use web for others, but web is severely limited when it comes to meetings.

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    670 comments  ·  Public » Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    I think it should honor the user's selections, where any Channel setting for a landing tab is just the initial default. After the user changes tabs, it should always return that user to the last Tab that user was in, and maintain that tab's state for instant access. I suspect this could increase memory requirements and hurt performance across the rest of Teams if the user is moving around between dozens of tabs, so maybe limit it to the past x tabs accessed (not sure what x should be, probably something between 5-10). This is especially important because you can't have multiple Teams windows open for each active tab.

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    I love the new Pop-Out feature for Chat, but it doesn't appear to work for Meeting chats. Please keep going with this: allow different Teams in different windows, pop-out for meetings, etc.

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    1829 comments  ·  Public » Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your continued feedback. We are in the process of testing the downloading of the attendance report after the meeting has concluded. For status updates, please view the roadmap item here, https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=Microsoft%20Teams&searchterms=66459.

    Download of the meeting attendance list during a meeting is released for general availability. Please note this feature is turned off by default, and needs to be enabled via admin policy. To learn more, please visit our support page at https://support.office.com/article/download-attendance-reports-in-teams-ae7cf170-530c-47d3-84c1-3aedac74d310.

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    GraniteStateColin commented  · 

    Good news that this partly arrived, and that you are still working on download after meeting is done. For me, the ability to download a list during the meeting is meaningless: the whole point is to see who joined, not who is currently online, which will be different at different points during the meeting. At any one point during the meeting, I'm only seeing the attendees at that moment. I can't stop the meeting multiple times to take various snapshots in the hope of capturing everyone that was there.

    What would be even better in downloading after the meeting is done, in addition to a list of everyone who joined, is to include the number of minutes the person was in attendance.

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    94 comments  ·  Public » Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    What happened to this? Email still seems to be the only mechanism for Planner notifications. Integration between Teams and Planner remains weak. I'd also love to see the excellent Chat/Post feature in Teams used in Planner for Description and Comments, so we can paste images, use rich text, and edit/delete comments. Please better and more tightly integration Teams and Planner.

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    916 comments  ·  Public » Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    47 comments  ·  Public » Windows 10 S (Preview)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature is still in the works. There was some adjustments to the overall strategy.
    I’ll try to get some additional details and share them with you.

    -Warren

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    27 comments  ·  Public » Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Yes, this is a really annoying the way it works now (my single biggest complaint with the Planner/Teams integration), especially given that a standard Kanban board would be effectively "Group by Progress," but it resets out of that every time you leave the page. This forces either creating buckets to duplicate the Progress values or telling all users to remember to change the Group By to Progress every single time they come back to the Planner tab in Teams.

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