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  1. Add the Standard Edition Front End Role to Skype for Business 2019

    It was announced at Microsoft Ignite 2017 that there would be no Standard Edition Front End role in Skype for Business 2019. Enterprise Edition using a full SQL back end will be the only option going forward. While this is a clear pain point for many small and medium sized organizations, even very large organizations use Standard Edition server in branches and offices where survivable branch options do not provide enough functionality. I would like to see the Standard server live on to meet this smaller footprint need.

    372 votes
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    • Requesting entry and exit tones apply to all Conference participants regardless of modality

      Requesting entry and exit tones apply to all Conference participants, regardless of modality. This is to address gap in blended experience.

      506 votes
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        69 comments  ·  Meeting - Audio Conferencing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 265 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Mac : Keep conversations in same thread

          Skype for business usability is BAD.
          Keep the same behavior as regular Skype.

          CONVERSATIONS
          Keep the conversations on the same thread. Stop creating separate threads for no reason.

          HISTORY
          Keep history of the conversations. So we know what we were talking about when we open the chat again.

          ADD PEOPLE TO CONVERSATION
          As in Skype, adding people should create a new chat.

          MESSAGE SEARCH
          As in Skype, let me search my messages history.

          That basic usability features anyone would want. If Skype can do it. Skype for business can do it was well.

          DO IT GUYS.

          126 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Client - Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Keep the conversation history with one person in one conversation, stop creating different conversations while talking to the same person.

            Keep the whole conversation with the same person in one window, stop creating 100 different ones everytime a new conversation starts. It's so annoying to see 100 different chat conversations with the same person throughout the day.

            27 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Provide an SBA option in Skype for Business 2019

              At Microsoft Ignite, it was mentioned that there will not be a new Skype for Business SBA in the 2019 release. This is very concerning for our company since we really need a branch site resiliency option.

              Specifically, it was mentioned that the SBA will remain unchanged and will just use the 2015 version. This indicates that Microsoft is phasing out the SBA as an option and we still need that option.

              55 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Voice - Enterprise Voice  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 1,902 votes
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                  21 comments  ·  Manageability - Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • There should be a way to leave message when someones not online

                  When someone is not online you should be able to message them

                  4,329 votes
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                    17 comments  ·  Client - Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • central management of Skype Groups

                    Central management of Skype Groups: admins should be able to create adn push groups to their endusers. it would be ideal if the groups could be tied to Active Directory. so that if a user is in a certain OU or a member of a particular AD Group that they automatically were added to a group in Skype.

                    52 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Manageability - Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Skype For Business Awful Feedback

                      We did a company poll and Skype For Business was one of the topics surveyed. We received some very negative feedback. I spoke with your support department and the directed me to here. I will share some of our feedback.

                      Skype for Business often shows other members of my department as offline when they are in the office, and sometimes others do not receive messages I try to send through Skype. The previous system we had was much more reliable.

                      Skype for Business does not always work. It logs off and signs back on in the background a few times…

                      45 votes
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                        6 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Skype IM persistence should be instant across all device

                        Right now, Office tries to determine which device you're "active" on before messages are routed there for Skype IMs/conversations. This is supremely annoying and not productive. For example, I start a conversation on my phone, then switch to the web or a PC. my message doesn't exist everywhere... I don't see the history immediate on my Skype client on PC... and sometimes if Office hasn't determined I'm active on the PC, the next few responses may go to my mobile only without ever making it to the PC or the web. It's really frustrating. All IMs, ALL THE TIME, should…

                        26 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Client - Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Indication that the receiver has "SEEN" the message.

                          Indication that the receiver has "SEEN" the message.

                          2,262 votes
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                            17 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Make audio/video settings intuitive in SfB Web App

                            Ability to change audio/video options in a clear and concise way, without the user having prior knowledge of an app to use.
                            Today it's hidden behind a couple of icons once you've joined the meeting, making it difficult for users to correct the settings if they cannot hear or be heard in the conference.

                            Suggestion: Audio options could be displayed under a text heading making it crystal clear where to click to check/change the settings.

                            These controls should also be present while in the lobby, enabling users to verify their audio connection before entering the meeting.

                            21 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Client - Web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Make Skype for Business accessible for deaf people

                              According to Action on Hearing Loss, 70% of deaf people in the UK feel that their deafness prevents them succeeding in the workplace while it's been found that deaf people earn on average £2,000 a year less than hearing people. Skype for Business with Translate would enable us to enter the corporate world with more confidence, armed with the tools to help us interact with global teams and enter jobs otherwise out of our reach. It would be life changing for people like me, who have stayed in lower jobs for the 'safety' of it. I recently pushed myself out…

                              92 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Manageability - Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add a client for Linux

                                Please add a client for Linux. Am unable to access Skype for Business.

                                52 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Possibility to point on presenters screen

                                  When discussing a drawing for example, it would be helpful that also the clients can point on the screen and their mouse position is shown.
                                  This will give a Feedback to all participants above what detail the client is talking.
                                  Mouse is shown only if the client press the mouse button. Each client has its individual pointer (name, colour).

                                  630 votes
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                                    4 comments  ·  Meeting - Meeting Experiences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Enhance idle/away settings for Mac

                                    Please allow Skype for Business for Mac users to adjust the amount of time it takes for the status to appear as "away" when the computer is idle, or to turn that feature off completely. Sometimes, my job entails reviewing hard copy documents. I may not be using my computer, but I am still working (and available). I would like to be able to adjust this setting or turn it off. It looks like this is an option for PC. Why not Mac?

                                    21 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Client - Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Display mute status in menu bar with toggle option

                                      Please display the mute status in menu bar. For long calls, Skype is often minimized and it’s important to be able to see mute status (and quickly toggle it). I can’t always have the mini viewer on screen, so it would be nice to have the mute/unmute option in the menu bar.

                                      15 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Client - Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Screensharing from iOS device

                                        We would appreciate possibility to do screensharing of iPad/iPhone screen directly from SfB on iPad during skype for business meeting.

                                        13 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Client - Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Stop screen share automatically when the voice call ends.

                                          When I end a voice call where I've been sharing my screen I'd like the screen share to stop, or at least Skype to alert me that it is still sharing. There is a very serious risk of the previous caller seeing something sensitive or confidential because the screen share is still running.

                                          1,701 votes
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                                            16 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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