This item remains on the backlog, while we work on other higher priority Meetings features. Thank you.
Same as how Skype for Biz works too. I can be in a Skype meeting (even with a screen share) and also remain in other Skype meetings (without audio) and see screen sharing for several different meetings. Yes sometimes things get that busy and we have to do that. :)
We acknowledge the demand for this capability and are exploring the best possible solutions to enable this.
Make it work like web browser. Dragging the chat window creates a new window. Dragging it back into Teams, re-adds it as a tab.
Why doe so many chat programs avoid doing this? It's incredibly helpful! Finally Slack created that a couple of years ago. It's like the first thing to do, why is it so hard to see the usefulness?
And yes, again, as with other things, follow suit with what something like Slack does so that when people switch they don't feel like they are crippled and entering a totally different world. It's kind of like the nonsense that was DOS. :) UNIX syntax had been around for years before DOS but MS had to make up their own syntax. Stupid.
Keyboard focus is terrible. If I'm typing in Teams (anywhere) and I Alt+Tab to look at something and come back, I should be right where I left off. Instead I have to re-click every time. And aside from that, the default focus should always be in the chat (or configurable by each user!) and some kind of keyboard shortcut to have you start typing in the global search/command window. Kind of like in Visual Studio Code. Don't your teams ever talk to each other?
This item is still under consideration by the feature team.
The Tray icon should indicate the notification, not your presence! Should do it like Slack does to be similar rather than making up your own way because it's confusing. But it would also address the persistent notification thing. Very simple.. Red dot means a message directed at you. Orange dot perhaps means new messages (in channels you care about.. which should be configurable). Green dot indicates new messages period. Flashing could indicate a difference between message directed at a group that includes you or reply to your post, versus a message that specifically has you mentioned or a chat.
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.