Hey Microsoft Teams users — I want you to weigh in on new features around channels and group chats. The engineering team and I have put together this survey to find out how you want to see channels improve. You can fill it out here: https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esTxHdABLQxKLvn
And I’m still waiting on approval to get you a good update about Private Channels. I can say that we ARE working on it, fervently.
I'd like to add that for my organization (and many others), this isn't simply a matter of convenience. It's a dealbreaker that will force us to another solution, because we have a security requirement to segregate sensitive content. I need ALL users to have access to about 80% of the material that is shared, but I can only allow a subset of those users to access the other 20%. It has nothing to do with whether the content is interesting or relevant. They're just plain not allowed to see it, and they shouldn't be part of any conversations around that content.
The workaround is to maintain at least two if not three separate teams for each collaboration effort. This simply doesn't scale once you get beyond the first handful of projects. I am looking at a use case that is repeated 25+ times per year, usually with a unique group of participants.
Right now it's much easier for me to just use Slack for conversations and manage the content separately on SharePoint as if we were stuck in 2007.
This feature request is still on the backlog. I’m waiting to hear more that I can share.