The Outlook settings to delay or disable "Mark as read" had value, they would have the same value in Teams.
FYI - All team members can already edit channel meetings, which have the team itself as organizer. The key to doing this is to open the meeting from the teams calendar (not your calendar), then change attendees, rooms, date and time, details, etc.
So create a channel meeting in Teams, then finish editing the meeting in Outlook to resolve attendee and room conflicts, edit details, etc. where the environment is much nicer - a separate issue to improve. :)
We had someone report posts missing from a channel on Teams desktop after they renamed the channel. The posts were there for others on the team and for this person when accessed via Teams web.
Thanks for following our suggestion to vote this up on SharePoint. It worked! SharePoint has confirmed that they have already started working on this and I’ll be getting an ETA from them after the holidays. -Suphatra
This request has been accepted by the feature team and is now on the backlog!
The handling of participant video in Teams is a step back when compared to Skype for Business, which allowed you to pop out a participant's video, resize it and/or reposition. Teams does not permit those functions, which means we are stuck showing someone's video in a very small window and positioned where Teams think it should be, Sad that we can't take advantage of multiple monitors or very large monitors with LOTS of screen real estate that could be used to enhance the experience.
The OWA team has added a “Teams meeting” toggle in the new meeting item, as a preview feature. If you’d like to try it out, please turn on ""the new Outlook" toggle in the upper right corner. We’ll set this to completed once it’s fully released by the OWA team.
This is available if you have "The new Outlook" enabled. Once done, you make a meeting a Teams meeting via a selection under "Add online meeting".
Microsoft Admin: Please set status to let people know this is available right now (as of Dec 2018, I think).
Unfortunately due to re-prioritization this item has slipped back onto the “backlog” for the time being.
I hope to see it move back into “working on it” soon and will continue to engage the feature team with your feedback.
I believe the value of archive is to inhibit visibility, both in the channel list and when searching. Proposed specification for archived channels:
o A Archived folder is listed at the bottom of the more channels view.
o The channel folder Archived lists all archived channels.
o A filter for "Include archived channels" is added to the filter forms for channels, unchecked by default.
o A SharePoint folder called Archived is added and the folder for an archived channel is moved under that subfolder.
This feature request has moved to the planning stage. There have also been several small updates that have gone out already, as well.
I’ll keep you posted as I hear more about coming updates.
Why do so many post about Teams not having search? It has search and it searches within messages, people and files, including OneNote. I believe improvements are needed, but search is there and it works.
I've seen numerous people search for something within a file and, when the messages tab doesn't show the file results, they conclude Search doesn't search within files; they don't realize you have to click on the Files tab to see those results. Perhaps that is happening to many?
o Change search results to show all results in one list.
o Replace search result tabs with check boxes to show/remove unwanted results; i.e. Messages, People and Files all checked by default, uncheck those you want to remove.
o Provide result count next to each category (e.g. [x] Messages (12) [x] People (0) [x] Files (3).
o Default Filter to current Team and Channel when a search is initiated from a Channel. The filter is displayed at the top of search results and it is a single click to remove the filters.
o Channel should be added as a Files filter.
So happy to share that this is off the backlog and we are actively working on it!
Read Receipt follow what is done with mail; i.e. it should require more than just being presented on the users screen. The user should either have to click something to generate the read receipt or click OK on a OK/Cancel dialog asking "Do you want to send a read receipt for message ***?".
A message should have a visual indication when it is marked with read receipt with different presentation for read receipt requested and read receipt sent. You would only prompt to send a read receipt if the message was marked as unread and a read receipt has not already been sent. Users would need the ability to manually send a receipt if one was requested and has not been sent (via more....)
Workaround: A way to do this now is to have users Like a message to acknowledge they've read it or performed some action. The advantage to that is that it doesn't generate new activity and noise for everyone, as happens if people post "read it" or "did it" responses. I explicitly put a request message at the end of a post to request this be done and to make clear whether "like" means read or done, e.g.:
Please add your vacation days to the team calendar so I can create on call schedules for December. Like this message when done with your calendar entries.
I can then hover the Like glyph to see who has completed the action. This obviously doesn't scale well, more than a dozen or so users is probably not very manageable.
1) We also want & for R&D and are using RnD in the meantime.
2) Characters which result in bad behavior should be invalid and not accepted, rather than accepted and then problems encountered.
BTW - Are the problems with various characters documented somewhere? If yes, where?
3) Please allow all characters in names, even if you have to filter them out of URLs or file names.
Others at my company (Liliana and Courtnee) showed me how to do this. It's slightly cumbersome, so I consider it a workaround, not a fix, but it works:
Steps to get a link to someone else:
1. Open online Teams, click on Chat.
2. Start a chat with the person for whom you want to create a chat link.
3. Click on tab Organization (done to get off of tab Conversations).
4. Hover over their image (upper left), when the popup is presented, click Chat.
5. Copy the resultant URL, which will have the form:
You can't initiate a chat with yourself, but you can manually create it by getting your orgid and pasting it into the above URL.
Steps to get your own orgid:
1. Open online Delve
2. Click on Me (upper left, below Home).
3. Copy your orgid from the URL shown, which is of the form:
You can then create a chat link to yourself by pasting your orgid into:
Configuring this into a mail signature and adding to a web page for contact are excellent examples of where this would be useful.
The activity feed entry should remain, but the content of the feed entry should say "Message deleted" and a popup should say "Message deleted" when the feed entry is clicked.
I've wasted time on multiple occasions trying to figure out why a message wasn't highlighted when I clicked on the feed.
A reason to delete a message is because it may have confidential information inadvertently posted to the wrong location; that content should not remain visible in the activity feed after the message was deleted.
Admin, Moderator, Developer (anyone with authority) - Shouldn't this suggestion be closed (or whatever status stops voting), since the functionality already exists?
Admins - Shouldn't this suggestion be closed (or whatever status stops voting), since the functionality already exists?
Hi Everyone – thank you for your patience. As was commented by someone below, Suphatra is no longer at Microsoft, but rest assured we are working on this feature.
Private Channels are visible to team members, but only accessible to channel members.
Secret Channels (if provided) are only visible and accessible to channel members.
Team owners are also owners of all Private and Secret channels.
Create content elsewhere if you want it hidden from one or more team owners.
Owners of a channel may add/remove members and set channel ownership.
Team owners cannot be removed from a channel or changed to just member.
You can be a team member (not team owner) and a channel owner.
Channel membership changes (add/delete/owner) are logged to the channel.
Workaround (while we wait): Create a named group chat; you can't add tabs, as you can for a channel, but you have tabs for Conversation and Files, which might be "good enough" for many instances.
Name a group chat in Teams: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/name-a-group-chat-in-teams-c2172f07-9c05-4591-b344-1b86238fea4d
Note: I reposted this workaround to include mention of the Files tab and add a link to instructions on naming a group chat.
When (if?) done, please include whatever gui enhancements are done at:
Better visual delineation between `Reply` and `Start a new conversation`: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19224826-better-visual-delineation-between-reply-and-sta
It would be very helpful for chat and channel chats to look and feel the same.