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  1. 265 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  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 →
      • 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 →
        • 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 →
          • 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 →
            • Bring back "Contact's Local Time" feature for All Skype Clients - Show contact time / time zone in individual/group chats & contact profiles

              Please bring back the "Contact Time" / "Local Time" / "Time Zone" for Contacts feature for at least one-on-one chats for Skype for Desktop, as well as all other versions/platforms for the Skype client.
              Also, as others have requested, please show this Contact's Local Time on the Contact Profile page, as well as next to each user's name in Group Chats.

              I - like *many* other users, as detailed below - was very unhappy to see this feature removed in recent versions of Skype for Desktop.

              Now, before contacting someone, I end up having to check the user's profile, and…

              132 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Screen sharing bar needs to be made smaller

                1) Screen sharing bar is too huge vertically spanning from 1 end of the screen to the other. As a result it takes up a lot of unwanted space and as a result it needs to be auto hidden. There is nothing on the bar other than the text showing 'Currently Sharing' and 2 buttons at the very other end of the bar.

                So, the size of the bar should be reduced to a small round bar which will take up very less of space.

                Also, this button should be moveable across the screen so that it is not necessary…

                12 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Wrong timestamp issue in missed Skype conversation

                  I noticed the time stamp in missed Skype conversation is not the same with my current local time. I'm not alone and there are few users in my organization reported the similar issue. Do you have any solution for this issue?

                  26 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Fast-forward an audio file while playing it in a meeting from powerpoint presentation in skype for business.

                    There is no option to play an audio or video file in Skype for business directly. As a result we need to play it by adding it to a PowerPoint presentation and sharing it in the meeting.

                    However when we do this there is no option to fast-forward it.

                    Looking forward to get this feature added soon as its a must while presenting any audio or video file in a meeting!!!

                    12 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • The dance emoji is more disco than the disco emoji

                      The dance emoji is clearly more disco than the disco emoji. My colleagues and I find this unacceptable. Please fix

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show resource accounts when choosing presenters in meeting options

                        You cannot add Skype-enabled room resource accounts as presenters to scheduled Skype meetings in Outlook when choosing “Who’s a presenter” in Skype meeting options.

                        With the proliferation of Surface Hub, Skype Room System and other Skype-enabled endpoints, it is important for planners of large or secured Skype meetings to be able to choose rooms as presenters in addition to individual users.

                        5 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Stop bringing in text formatting on paste!

                          Stop bringing in text formatting! I always want to just paste in plain text. copy+paste from emails with white text are invisible, eg

                          1,210 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Resolve the issue with SFB on Windows 7 crashing when a USB headset is unplugged

                            There is a known issue with SFB when running on Windows 7 which has occurred since a recent Office update. SFB crashes whenever a USB headset is inserted or removed.
                            I have been through Microsoft support and they have provided a DLL file which resolves the issue however I would like this to be included in an official MS product update. They have advised that I need to log it on here in order to try and get it resolved.
                            Links to post about the issue;
                            https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/baee964c-84ad-4485-a6c3-0db1fc0bc523/client-crashes-when-usb-headset-ist-unplugged?forum=sfbfr

                            https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_sfb-mso_winother/skype-for-business-crash-when-disconnecting/04336260-75a3-44b9-9610-ab9fbb0dc68f

                            37 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • The ability to send screenshots/pics/graphics in Group chats for SFB, simple and basic functionality on any business chat should have!

                              The ability to send screenshots/pics/graphics in Group chats for SFB, simple and basic functionality on any business chat should have!

                              12 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Many things

                                All these are already pointed out, but I am going to mention them anyways because I'm desperate.

                                1. Messages in the same thread
                                - It should be like the normal Skype messenger, Stop creating new threads for everything.

                                2. leave the group option in menu
                                - Rather than auto leave on closing or being away, its annoying when we create a chat/ conference for a particular topic and message doesn't reach the person and he/she have to go through outlook to know which message the didn't receive.

                                3. Option to rename conversation.
                                - it's possible to create a conversation same…

                                3 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Bring the same "Black" theme to Skype for Business that you can get in Outlook 2016 (O365)

                                  Bring themes to Skype for Business to allow to change the color of the client. The new "Black" color in Outlook bring "dark mode" to outlook, now bring it to Skype for Business!

                                  538 votes
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                                    9 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • zoom

                                    Think it would be great to have a zoom in and out feature when viewing content. The actual size feature can be replaced with zoom in/out.

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Camera switching Skype for Business 2016

                                      Looking to have a camera switch added to the call/meeting Window for devices that have multiple cameras. Similar to the phone app but targeted for Surface Devices. Link below to more information.

                                      https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_o365admin-mso_sfbonline-mso_o365b/switching-cameras-in-skype-for-business-with/ebb7b89a-b609-4471-8cec-66474ad1765b

                                      13 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Fix the slow screen update rate issue when using fit to window

                                        When I click "Fit to Window" when I'm watching someone who is presenting, the screen update rate slows to about one update every 10 seconds. Furthermore, at the time of an update, an obvious vertical screen tear occurs, in which case about the right two thirds of the screen represents the new content while the left third of my screen shows presentation content from before the update. This persists for several seconds until finally the left portion of the screen represents the currently presented information. This issue is not present when viewing it in "Actual Size". In that mode, I…

                                        9 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Two way screen sharing

                                          Two people should each be able to share their screen at the same time with each other. Currently only one person can share, so people are forced to constantly switch screen sharing back and forth.

                                          This would obviously be more useful for people with 2+ screens, but that happens to be 95+% of my office environment.

                                          168 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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