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Alex Paton
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Sorry, this is my first post here and I'm a linux guy so please excuse my general MS ignorance, but is there a way to send notifications in MS teams to smaller groups of members within a team?

We have about 100 members in one of our teams which includes four functional groups (network, app support, OS support, storage support). Often members will want to direct queries to a particular functional group, eg storage team, and not bother all 100 members with pop-up notifications. I suppose we could just list all the people in the storage team in a list:

@(storage user 1),@(storage user 2),@(storage user 3), etc

but it's not ideal, what we want is to be able to create an alias for each sub team. Is there a bot or something we could use to achieve this..?

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This is not a feature present Today in Teams
I mean you can basically do this now with the channels. Just have each team follow their channel and the others not follow them and or unfavorite. This would generally accomplish that. There is no automated way but this will work.

yeah, it's just a bit clunky doing it that way, I would have to ask around 90 people to unfollow each of the new channels I create. Just wanted to check to see if there was existing functionality or an easy way to get a bot to automate small groups of notifications. Many thanks for the response.

This is a very desirable feature and I am facing the same problem.  to achieve the same fluidity, we end up having multiple teams with people being left out (accidentally) from a given team - thus recreating the same stupid problem of being left off a cc list in email (which teams is supposed to sidestep with skype IM features).    Also need to be able to make an alias for certain members of the team that can be reset via the team UI.   We have a developer who is "on point" to solve problems, but the larger community doesn't know who is on point on any given day.   They can ask "hey @DevOnPoint " and get the person who is on point (which might be an alias for my user account).   

@Alex Paton 

Utilize a channel and @channel mentions. Have a channel called @DevOnPoint, and whoever is devonpoint "shows" that channel in their channel list, and or follows the channel when it's their turn. When they aren't on Point they can unfollow and or "hide" the channel.
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