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    18 comments  ·  Public » Interoperability  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    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:
    https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/conversations/8:orgid:<person's orgid>?ctx=chat

    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:
    https://nam.delve.office.com/?u=<your orgid>&v=work

    You can then create a chat link to yourself by pasting your orgid into:
    https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/conversations/8:orgid:<your orgid>?ctx=chat

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    Roy F commented  · 

    Configuring this into a mail signature and adding to a web page for contact are excellent examples of where this would be useful.

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    16 comments  ·  Public » Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Roy F commented  · 

    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.

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    2334 comments  ·  Public » Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your continued feedback. As many people have pointed out, this is available on mobile today. Support for replying to a specific message is on the backlog for desktop. I’ll let you know when we have progress to share. Thanks.

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    Roy F commented  · 

    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.

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    609 comments  ·  Public » Files  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    working on it  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still in the works. I hope to have more updates soon. I’ll keep you posted.
    -Warren

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    Roy F commented  · 

    The setting should be per user, not team; i.e. if I change the sort, it should stick for me, not the team.

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    784 comments  ·  Public » Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

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    Roy F commented  · 

    The workaround for not having this is that we have to break the thread to continue it elsewhere - ouch!

    Given that all channels are equal (no private or secret "yet"), it seems like this should be a simple idea to implement. Replies are children of a conversation. A conversation is a child of a channel. Add a selection to move a conversation to a different channel, reparent the conversation when done and poof, we are happy users.

    Of course, not knowing the implementation details means I'm unaware of how difficult this really is to implement, but I don't really need to understand the difficulty, just "git 'er done!"and make us happy. :)

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    731 comments  ·  Public » Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Roy F commented  · 

    Suggestion: Remove "start a new conversation field". Present a "New Conversation" button to the bottom left of the pane, which is always visible as is done for the current new conversation field. When that button is clicked, present the new conversation field in format mode.

    That will keep users from inadvertently creating a new conversation instead of a reply, it will give us a couple of lines of screen real estate when reading and it will encourage users to fill in the Subject field when starting a new conversation.

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    191 comments  ·  Public » Wiki  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still on the backlog. No new information to share at this time.

    -Warren

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    Roy F commented  · 

    BTW - I moved a wiki from one channel to another at the file level, and thought "voilà", but then got stuck when I couldn't create a wiki tab on the new channel to display that wiki. I then also noticed that the tab on the original channel still displayed the wiki, even though the file had been moved. So long story short, don't do that! Tab creation is confusing in Teams in that some tab selections create content (e.g. wiki), others link to existing content (e.g. Word) and others support creation or link (e.g. OneNote). It seems like they should all support create or link to existing.

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    Do admins ever update ideas to reflect comments and tweaks to the origical idea?

    For example, this idea is to move a wiki page to a different channel. Others have requested, via comment here, to move sections with a wiki and to move entire wikis. I suppose the "correct" thing to do would be to create additional ideas for those ideas, but since they are so closely related, an alternative would be to modify this idea to include those, perhaps renaming the idea to "Support moving a wiki to a different channel, wiki page to a different channel/wiki, wiki section to a different wiki/page".

    I went ahead and voted for this, but was debating if I should submit a consolidated request. It seems better to keep the original and expand it, but I'm wondering how the developers want us to work (I'll bend to the developer's will, if I know what they want).

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    7 comments  ·  Public » Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Roy F commented  · 

    You can already do this. Create the meeting in Teams, then edit the meeting from the group's calendar in Outlook, add the guest (non-team member) and/or room, save - voilà!

    It's a minor inconvenience that this cannot be done from within Teams, but it works and the Join Microsoft Teams Meeting link will work for the guest (that was unexpected, but I confirmed it works via testing).

    If not familiar with accessing the group's calendar, you do that via the vcalendar view in Outlook, bottom of left pane.

    Channel meetings are owned by the team and all team members can edit the meeting when opened from the team calendar.

    Adding a room replaces the Team/Channel shown in location, but from what I could tell, that had no affect on the channel meeting. (It could be that it had an affect and I just didn't notice it.)

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    26 comments  ·  Public » Notifications  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    we have this!  ·  Suphatra responded

    Just type “@general” in any channel in the team, and it will notify and alert everyone in that team of the message.

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    Roy F commented  · 

    I realized, after reading Suphatra's "We Have This" message, that @general notifies all team members because General is favorited for all team members and cannot be unfavorited. My understanding grows...

    That still leaves Vivek's request to @mention all members of a channel, but as I noted in my previous message on July 2, the closest thing we have to "channel membership" is those who favorited the channel, so @mention of a channel is sufficient.

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    There is no notion of channel membership. There are people who have a channel fovorited and there are channel participants. The closest analogy to membership is probably those who have the channel fovorited, since favorite/unfavorite can correlate to join/leave. If you considered participants as members then people would have to post once to join (which is a bit noisy) and once done, they could never "leave", ouch!

    When you @mention a channel, it notifies those who have favorited the channel, so if your convention for channel membership is to favorite the channel, @mention of the channel will work as you desire. While at it you should probably have them follow the channel as well, so they are always notified of channel activity.

    This then allows non channel members to post to the channel and not be considered a member.

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    8 comments  ·  Public » UX/Design  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Roy F commented  · 

    I'm new to Teams, so will hopefully get better at this, but a problem I have encoutered several times now is losing track of a draft message. I begin a message, go somewhere else in Teams, perhaps related to the draft, perhaps not, but then have trouble returning to the draft or, worse yet, forget to return to the draft. For short distractions, the back button in Teams usually gets me bak to where I was. However, I have returned to a thread days later to find a draft I had started is still there as a draft, I didn't finish it and send. It would be helpful if I got a reminder of drafts and if I could easily find my drafts, perhaps adding My Drafts to the Activity drop down, so selections Feed, My Activity, My Drafts.

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    10 comments  ·  Public » Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Roy F commented  · 

    You already have this...

    1. Click Format, to open the format toolbar.
    2. Click the Delete button.
    3. Click Discard when asked "Do you want to discard this draft?"

    However, I'm not sure that is needed, since you can simply delete the content of the message and it reverts to an unused state.

    I'm new to Teams though, so perhaps I misunderstood this suggestion.

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    140 comments  ·  Public » Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Roy F commented  · 

    Status change alerts and external calls are the only two things I use SFB for now. I'll be enabled for external calls in Teams in a couple of months. I'd like to have status change alerts in Teams before SFB is removed (not sure when we will do that, but it is on our roadmap).

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    4 comments  ·  Public » Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Roy F commented  · 

    If the meeting is scheduled from within Teams and a team/channel was selected, the team is the owner and any member of the team can cancel the meeting from the team calendar.

    1) Open the team calendar in Outlook via the calendar view, All Group Calendars, check the calendar of interest.
    2. Operate on the team instance of the meeting to edit, cancel, whatever you want.

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    1 comment  ·  Public » Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Roy F commented  · 

    I think you already have what you want.

    A channel meeting is auto-saved to the group's stream in Streams.

    A Teams Meeting that is scheduled from Outlook (which means you can't select a team/channel), is saved at some top level location of Streams, but it can be easily moved to a team's stream via the following steps:
    1) Open the recording from the chat pane of the meeting.
    2) Click View in Microsoft Streams.
    3) From there, click "..." >> Add to group/channel.
    4) Select the group or group/channel of interest.

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    under review  ·  23 comments  ·  Public » Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Roy F commented  · 

    Just to be clear, for anyone that gets alarmed by this (as I did); this only happens for those with priv to add members, assignment is restricted to current members if you don't have that priv. It happens as soon as someone is selected, even if you don't leave the task edit dialog with them selected. And there is no warning that the person selected is not a team member (as described in the original feedback post), so perhaps that has changed since te post was done.

    The fact that non-priv members can't do this is a huge plus, but this is still a bad security hole. Microsoft should consider this a significant security bug, not a suggestion.

    Suggestion: I like being able to add a member via task assignment, but it needs to require overt action, e.g. "You selected a non member; do you want to add them to the group and continue?"

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    151 comments  ·  Public » Teams and Channels  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    on the backlog  ·  Warren responded

    This feature request is still working its way through the backlog queue.

    -Warren

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    Roy F commented  · 

    From what I understand (I haven't learned how to create one yet), dynamic group and team membership is already available, but once a team is configured to use dynamic membership, it will not let you add static members; e.g. you have a group ofr an org, but want to manually add a manager not in that org. This suggestion would make the use of dynamic membership trivial for users (no special configuration required) and it would allow dynamic and static membership to coexist within a group/team.

    This just slightly alters the membership implementation in that having one or more dynamic groups as a member makes team membership dynamic (which is already supported) and the dynamic member list is the superset of the dynamic member groups and static members.

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    20 comments  ·  Public » Meetings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Roy F commented  · 

    I upvoted this, wanting the ability to mark some meetings and some channels as private. A meeting scheduled on a private channel would of course be private to that channel (by default, but could be opened). For example, a team has some leadership members. They want to discuss team sensisitive information (staffing, assignments, etc.) in a channel called Management and restrict it to 3 of the 20 team members.

    Workaround: Schedule private independent meetings, i.e. independent of Teams.

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    27 comments  ·  Public » Planner  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Roy F commented  · 

    You can view Team meetings as far out in the future as you want from Outlook Calendar. I assume then you saying you want the ability to move forward on the Teams Meeting page, which seems reasonable, but unless that page is drastically improved, I prefer to use Outlook.

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