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.
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.