02-22-2019 07:00 AM
02-22-2019 07:00 AM
So, i've been talking with few firms adopting Teams and we haven't figured out yet the usage of Teams and Channels.
Bottom line, the goal is to be able to share files, chat and have calls.
Chat is great, also meetings are easy to schedule, but Channels are still unknown.
We are using today Skype for standup, scrum calls and also for chatting about various issues.
In Teams, i can setup a meeting, chat within that meeting and make a call, but that meeting doesn't show up regularly on the side bar.
So i thought the Channel would be great place for that! have a channel to have the files, chat and have a call! but NO, calls cannot be made from channels. WHY?? Do i need to replicate every group of people that i have in Channel to be in the chat, to make calls?
Also i don't want to schedule a meeting every time i want to call the team about something. Again, it works from chat but doesn't work from the Channel.
Anyone has a solution for that? What would be the best practice here?
02-22-2019 07:08 AMSolution
02-22-2019 07:10 AM
03-19-2019 01:54 PM
so we started using channels to manage our internal communication and this raises another related question: With chats i see on the left side "chat" with number of unread messages, so i know i haven't read all messages, but with Teams i have no indication i have a unread messages so it's difficult to find the threads and conversations i'm missing. Any idea about it?
03-19-2019 02:17 PM
03-23-2019 06:06 AM
03-25-2019 05:49 AM
@Steven Collier i expect that if i'm following a channel and it's in my favorites, instead of just showing a notification popup on my desktop with "you have notification at XXX channel" it will actually show the message that was sent, otherwise it's worthless and requires me to click the notification and read the message only in the channel.
The behavior for followed channel to be exactly as a chat i'm part of in terms of notification content and UX.
Coming back from a product forum in NYC, we're one of the few FinTech companies that adopted Teams (80% claimed they're using Slack), and we really try to make an effort to stick with it, but we need more support from Microsoft to make it work.
03-25-2019 02:54 PM
@Yossi Leon So far I can see 28 votes on UserVoice for this, I suggest you vote too ...
There are actually 149 people voting to remove the message from instant messages ...