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Thank you for j
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We will put together a summary document of what was covered during and share it in this group. See you

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Is there a recording of the session available?  Unfortunately I was unable to make it live?

Thanks!

Thanks!

Thanks guys, Teams is a nice product and looking forward to all the things coming, keep up the good work!
Thanks everyone!

Hi All! At Ignite it was announced that Teams usage metrics were being released Mid-October in Admin Center. Do you have an updated release time? Daily, I log into admin center hoping that the options will be there under reports!

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It should be out in the next month or so. Please watch the release notes! Thank you for checking in

@Karuana Gatimu do you know of an update on this?

What is the timeline for Yammer being an option in a Teams channel? We have been adding them as websites, but it would be easier for users to be able to see a Yammer Tile in the options. Although Teams is great for a large group, Yammer is still valuable

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This is an excelent Blog Post that describes how to integrate Yammer in a Tab using the Yammer Embed Feature. https://buildbod.com/2017/10/02/adding-yammer-feeds-to-a-microsoft-team

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I am surprised it is not already an option to add a Yammer tab. If a team has already adopted Yammer and using it regularly I would want them to be able to continue right

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"Although Teams is great for a large group..."

 

This sounds a little bit opposite of how MS began pushing Teams and Yammer at Ignite. Teams is for the small group...your I

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Agreed, would love to see Yammer integrated into Teams.

Hey Sarah, this is a great suggestion! It is something we are looking into but I don't have a timeline for it.

There is currently support to view document libraries in a tab, but not a native SharePoint list. Has there been any thoughts on this?

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+ 1 for this request but I think this is going to be solved with the SPO integration improvements coming to Teams, correct?
Hi Sherman, you can do this by using the Website connector for now as a work around, but I could see a benefit of having a more streamlined list form item. Ideally the Po... Read More
Hi Sherman, we are considering this. Can you help me understand how you see you or your team using this?

We're having problem getting the App icon "number notification" (the number indicating number of  received/unseen messages) on some phones (Android). Other phones/tablet (also Android) do receive these. Any guidelines available on specific phone settings

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I can't see the active participants on Teams and I'm unable to copy and paste from Teams. Please advise.
Are the users active in the Desktop App?

I'm concerned about what happens to Teams if a 365 group is deleted. What is the retention or archival story for Teams?

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If an Office 365 Group is deleted, we will sync that to Teams and the team will get soft deleted and then, hard deleted. We will be launching Retention Policies soon, in ... Read More
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Because the Surface Hub can only run Windows Store apps, the current incarnation of the Teams app cannot be used on Surface Hub.  Is there a Store version of the Teams client coming?


If so, will it be available for use on all Windows clients, or only on Su

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This is on our roadmap and likely to be available by end of Q2 of 2018
Same - roadmap released yesterday mentions Edge support as well as Surface Hubs. Roadmap here https://skypeandteams.blob.core.windows.net/artefacts/Skype%20for%20Business%20to%20Teams%20Capabilities%20Roadmap.pdf... Read More
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Great question. I’m interested in the answer too. I expect that MSTeams might also work with Edge browser on the Hub soon.

I think the ability to have shared notebooks is really an awesome feature of One Note and it has really driven adoption of OneNote over Evernote within our organization. I was excited to see the way OneNote is integrated in Teams, but see the ability to l

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Hi Phil,

 

I'm a Product Manager on the OneNote team and just wanted to chime in to say that we'll be releasing an update to the OneNote tab very shortly (expected early

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That's definitely something we want to look at. As with other feature ideas, please submit them via the feedback button in the lower left of Microsoft Teams.

 

This idea

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Is there an ETA for the ability to add pre-existing OneNote items as separate tabs within a channel?

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Thanks for the workaround!  Can't wait til this is fully operational!

We would like to request this feature as well. 

 

Does anyone know if you could create a new Onenote NoteBook in Teams and then just copy all of the existing content from t

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While I know that everyone is waiting for an update as to when this feature would be available, I would like to define the use case a little more:

 

1. I have an existing O

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We're working on this! Its a highly requested feature. Sorry for any trouble its causing. As a workaround, you can post the OneNote as a website or just a link on your Wi... Read More

My developers miss the ability to format their pasted code like they used to in HipChat. Any plans on adding this soon?

 
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Although there is a way to paste pre-formatted code, it would be nice if this feature actually supported syntax highlighting like slack / hipchat.

If you paste in the text of the code into the message box and then click on the Expand compose box for formatting button on the bottom left (it looks like an A with a pai

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This feature is now available.

Use markdown syntax such as  `code` or 

```

code

```

 

(ie backticks)

Checking back on this feature request, any timeline?  Once this hits, we can say goodbye to HipChat forever.

Yes, this is one of our most highly requested features and we will be adding support for code formatting very soon. Stay tuned! :)
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When will there be tools to manage Teams:

  • PowerShell
  • Team Naming Policy
  • Retention and Legal holds

As far as I can see, I don't even have a way to see how many Teams have been created on my tenant.

 

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The official PowerShell module for Teams got published today

https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/MicrosoftTeams

 

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We are actually quite close to shipping a rich set of PowerShell cmdlets for team/channel provisioning, plus GraphAPI support (which the cmdlets are based on). Should be ... Read More
If you make Teams a proper UWP application, notifications will work like charm. Further, it will be possible to drag & drop files from applications like Outlook, and have... Read More

I suggest also checking out this PowerShell module

https://github.com/sanderdewit/teams-module

 

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Using the SharePoint Online Management console as a Tenant Admin you can filter SPOSites by template type 'GROUP#0'

The 'meat' part looks like this (obviously you can pick

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Hello,

Is there a way to create Teams template ?

If already planned when ?

 

Regards

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Great. Any availability date ?

We're working on team templates. We're also currently working on a feature which would allow you to use an existing team as template and allow you to use the channel stru

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When will we be able to give a parent access to view the student's assignments

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Great request. Parent access is a feature are we've investigated quite a bit and have some ideas, but nothing concrete planned at this time. We would probably build it on... Read More

Hello! I'm Alison from the UNC Office 365 Team. A question we received recently from one of our customers is whether you can create a direct link to a channel within a Team? The use case is this: A student has a question about an application they use that

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Hi Allison - Channel links exist. Go to your Teams, hover on the channel name, click on the ellipsis (...) and you should see "Get link to channel"
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I almost forgot one of our biggest requests--the ability to set custom email addresses for each channel, preferably within our own domain.

 

Is this feature planned, and if so is there any timeframe avaiable at the moment?

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I have come across this request today in our organization specially because of the domain name used in the email address and it totally make sense to have a team.channel ... Read More

I'd like to see tighter integration with Office 365 on this.  When creating an email address for a channel on teams, the ideal email address format should be <teamname>.<

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I can see this being a valuable option.  Is it possible to at least specify the domain that the email address is created in?

 

BTW, I think this uservoice item may be what

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I'd look at adding an entry in the Global Address List for a channel email. Try the naming convention [Team].[Channel].
Then it doesn't matter what the address looks like.

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Someone else noted that because of the non-org domain of the address, emails into your Team wouldnt be processed by Exchange Online Advanced Threat Protection, if you had... Read More

When will there be APIs available to create a team through code? Will it be possible to create a new team and connect it to a already created group through API? Can we create all types of teams (education) through API?

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Posh is out, and you can use MS graph as well on the beta endpoint. http://www.techmikael.com/2017/11/programmatically-enable-teams-on-office.html Read More
We're very close to shipping a set of PowerShell cmdlets and Graph APIs for creating/provisioning teams and channels. That will include adding a team to an existing group... Read More
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Do you plan to enable the option for notifications upon a new message in a team (not just a mention or reply)? If so, do you have an ETA for this? This is super critical for us as currently people miss messages. And finally a word of appreciation, we are

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This is needed ASAP.... how effective is a communication tool if it doesn't notify you.

 

So as of now, I have to specifically mention someone everytime I want to let them

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Right now if you follow the specific channel you seems to get banner notification like in Slack. Problem is you would have to instruct the user to do so. In terms I agree

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Having no idea when/if this gets implemented, I personally feel this is a user training issue.

 

Making use of @team mentions or @channel mentions will get the attention

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This is an acute pain point for our team. Can you please tell us when this issue will be resolved?

 

 


 

Yes, this is at the top of our list of next notifications features! We will allow you to turn on notifications for a channel which will alert you anytime anyone says some... Read More
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When will it be possible to perform a full text search in a Wiki or OneNote page on a Teams channel?

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This is a really important piece - Microsoft, we need this...

This isn't ideal as an answer to your question, but I find that working with the OneNote pages in OneNote directly is a much better experience for me today. The channels

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Hey Scott! This is a set of features we're definitely thinking about, feel free to post this feedback on UserVoice so that we can get feedback from other members of the c... Read More

When the announcement was first made at Ignite that Microsoft would be folding all their Unified/Intelligent Communications into Microsoft Teams and eventually getting rid of S4BO, it seemed like Microsoft was also telling us to go ahead and try Teams out

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https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/office-365-licensing

 

The following Office 365 subscriptions enable users for Microsoft Teams:

Small Business Plans Enterpr
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You would have to get a suite license for Teams E1, E3, E5 or one of the medium business skus.

A challenge I have is that not everything fits into the Teams window.

As an example if I use a web site link to a wide SharePoint list (lots of columns) it won't fit into the little box.

Can you add an "Open in new window" option for the Web Site tab (and a

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I think this could be even more generic that this. When you have just one window in and you flip between teams, channels and tabs you constantly lose the context of what

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Hey team - we should also support internal web sites (that are not internet-routable), and http if I insist that it's safe.
Thanks for the feedback Christopher. I’ll take that back to the team for consideration. Idea is to help manage and access content without leaving the context. But great f... Read More

Great feedback and good UX suggestion. I'll feed it back to the team as they contionuously refine and adddress user feedback and future asks.

When you add a website as a tab, you can navigate through the site, but there is no "Back" button go back to a previous page. Is there any plan to add that functionality?

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I concur with the SharePoint "Page" only redering, it's like it has some kind of code to strip off quick launch etc. from the page. Hoping the new SharePoint connector wi... Read More
Hey Sarah, this is a great request. At the moment there's no plans to add this functionality to the website tab as we believe the Website Tab serves the purpose of pinnin... Read More
Yes please. I expect that will also help when the SharePoint site tab is addeded too. We will want to browse more than the single page that is tabbed into a channel.

After hosting some meetings using Teams, I recognize it's really annoying when someone of the participants with noisy background sound doesn't mute his microphone.

 

How / when can we start using the "mute all participants" functionality? Are other features

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We're just hitting this issue too. Some of our users tried to run a mass presentation in Teams - wanting to be clever about the nicer collaboration features and introduci

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Hey Harold, 

The 'Mute All Participants' feature is coming this quarter. 

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Why does it always auto-select -- and prevent deselecting -- the entire team when scheduling a meeting hosted within a channel? 

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Yes this is a *REAL ISSUE* and it is *absurd* the way that Teams handles this today.

I think this happens because Teams meetings are based on Group meetings so there is not such a concept o channel meeting...the meeting is crated in the Team, while it's t... Read More

It's been a while since we've seen the WhoBot. I'd be interested in understanding what the delay was. Is the concern on the data in peoples profiles in normal customer tenants not making this feature very useful?

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I'm guessing WhoBot might be curious about LinkedIn too...
WhoBot is coming soon, so stay tuned. WhoBot will help customers to identify subject matter experts in their organization.

The scenario is hybrid AD with Office 365 for Single Sign on.  Using many Office 365 workloads including Exchange, CRM, Yammer and Teams and Skype for Business Server.  Want to use Teams for Team based collaboration but maintain Skype for Business Server

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We also just Need koexistance and want to Keep Skype 4B as a Platform integrating what we wand and do not Need a Teams Colaboration Client to replace Skype 4B Client and

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Best place to start this journey is aka.ms/skypeandteams. 

Are there plans for a Do Not Disturb or Sleep hours for Teams on mobile?

 

We had a situation where a team member was in a different time zone and posted at 4am UK time - is it possible to mute notifications if chosen by a time period?

 

I can then get some s

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What do you do with all our other notifications on your mobile? I use DND at the iOS level on my iPhone, in combo with the silent switch on the side. Seems to stop all no... Read More
Yep! Both do not disturb and quiet hours are on the roadmap for mobile. Totally understand the pain point right now :(
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Can you consider either more 'friendly' email addresses for channels (maybe the ability to define them ourselves?)

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Friendly as in one of our tenant email domains.
Quick follow-up - do you want friendly in terms of the name before the @ sign, and/or friendly in terms of the domain name? Which would be more important?
Thanks for the feedback. We are looking into this area but cannot give any confirmation yet.

Hi. What're your plans around making better use of the viewable space in a chat channel? Things get scrolled off way too quickly and it's a huge complaint for us.

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Full width. Hide image previews. Collapsible posts. Auto-collapse or filter posts/noise from connector feeds (like VSTS builds or work item comments).
big-time, was just talking about this with our management today.
Agreed... if we're not going to use the grey space on both sides of the conversation, and we at least see a design or user-supplied image behind to dress it up a bit?

Can we Hide Teams in Teams and also can we Hide them in the GAL?

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Thanks Dan for the info!

We're looking into that. You can unfavorite a team so it shows under "More" in your UI. But it is still visible to its members, until/unless it is deleted.

 

Currently yo

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(EDIT: The Summary has been attached below)
Thank you for j
oining us and voicing your questions and feedback during this fun and action-packed hour.  

 

We will put together a summary document of what was covered during and share it in this group. See you

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Is there a recording of the session available?  Unfortunately I was unable to make it live?

Thanks!

Thanks!

Thanks guys, Teams is a nice product and looking forward to all the things coming, keep up the good work!
Thanks everyone!

Hi

We're using Microsoft teams with a small IT team and started using the Wiki tab intensely.
But after a while people stopped using it because the experience wasn't that.

I'm not talking about markup, etc... it's great the latest update brought tables to wi

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@Matt Wade we currently don't want to add another thing to maintain and back-up (MediaWiki). I wasn't aware that sharepoint wiki and teams wiki were not the same product ... Read More
Hey Jelle, thanks for trying out our Wiki experience, we're working in conjunction with SharePoint to improve this experience. Hope to win you back soon!

On this note, I'd love to hear the reasoning behind providing a second wiki in Office 365. SharePoint wiki is okay, but not anywhere near the quality I get with MediaWiki

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Just to add to this, wiki on mobile is a missing capability

Are there any plans to support ethical walls in Teams / Skype for Business online?

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Any Updates on this 

Hello Dan, 


Thanks for this question. From talking to customers in the Financial Services Industry, Ethical walls has come up as a big ask. We are definitely thinking abo

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Is there a way to view the calendar as a monthly view for students to see what is going to be due in the future easier?

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Hello  Brian

 

Thanks for the feedback. Our product team is currently working on a list/agenda view which will allow you to quickly scroll through the assignments to see

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Some teachers are getting a delay when distributing a page to students. Some students get it and others it may take up to 24 hours before they get it.

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We see you in the help system now. Thanks for emailing.
Can you send a mail to classnbk@microsoft.com and we can create a support ticket to help get to the bottom of the issue. Can you reply back with the ticket number once yo... Read More
Hey Brian, thanks for bringing this up. I'll make sure the Team investigates this issue

Still waiting...

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Hi Barry! I am Lisa Ruff and I work for H3 Solutions - (We are long time SharePoint and Office 365 consultant and solution builder) I saw you asked about a bot in teams 

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Hey Barry, WhoBot is under active development and should be coming soon :)

I would like to have a small meeting with a few team members in a channel. I want the meeting in the channel so that it is *visible* - but I only want to invite the people I specify.  I do not want the invitation to show up for everyone else on the team (

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to avoid this, you can also use the scheduled meeting functionality in Microsoft Teams, where you can setup a meeting from within Teams. 

 

Please goto the meetings icon

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I think you are referring to the ability to have private channels. We are actively working on this, but you should weigh in on user voice. In the meantime you can have pr

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When adding members to a team, an active directory group gets expanded so the individuals are made static members. This is very bad for us. We need it to be like in VSTS where a group can be a member of a team so that any changes to the group are reflecte

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This would be GREAT and spare us a lot of work.

Is there a mechanism for archiving team spaces when they are no longer needed? This would be important as part of a document retention or  enterprise discovery conversation

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We are working on developing a feature to archive/shelve a team,

Would need Archive on all activities; Teams, Channel, Conversation, Chat...

We are switching to Slack because they support archiving to Global Relay. Goodbye Teams.

A MUST need.  I have a ridiculously long list of teams, etc. that is becoming unuseful to me....

This is a must have feature!

I've been using Teams with my classes for a couple of months now. In order to organize the material, I've created channels for every chapter. What I would like to see is Group TABs, so I can collect all my ppt's under the same PPT tab, all my demo movies

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Is a group tab just a subset of files? Like a folder? Or are you thinking more than that?

Hey Eric, this is not something we are currently tracking. But it is a great idea, we will investigate :)

Microsoft has been running a TV add featuring a whiteboard in the add. In fine print it indicated the whiteboard will be available soon. Is there any information on the Teams whiteboard and/or availability? 

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Greg, you might be thinking of Microsoft Whiteboard available for the Surface Hub?

Can Teams users talk to Skype for Business Online users (and Skype users)?

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I was under the impression that IM between Teams and SFB was hit or miss and being worked on.  Is that accurate?

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