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    1. when sharing screen, enable laserpointer from just like when in presentaions.

      when I share a PowerPoint presentation, the others can click the screen, an we all got a small laser dot with their name next to it, so we all can see where they click.
      That feature is disabled for anything else than PowerPoint,
      We want it for all presentations mode, especially when we just share the desktop.
      that would enable a lot better collaboration and quicker meetings :)

      4,015 votes
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        139 comments  ·  Meeting - Meeting Experiences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • "Message is to long to send"

        For people that work on serious projects.
        Why can't I send long messages.

        3,670 votes
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          122 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Be able to use .GIF's besides smileys and emoticons, like Lotus Notes :)

          Be able to use .GIF's besides smileys and emoticons, like Lotus Notes :)

          3,651 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow to skype for business multiple user accounts

            For example i have users they are advisors on some companies and have your corporate account and they have one account on other company, both using Office 365 or Lync server, the actual client only allow add one account, the user have to logout from one account and loggin to another. Can you provide some way to configure more than one account on Skype For Business? Like outlook does.

            3,626 votes
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              192 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • More emojis

              Love the current emojis, I feel like freshening them up always adds some fun to the word day

              3,415 votes
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                55 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Import Contacts from normal Skype

                Provide a way to export contacts from a normal skype account to a business one.

                3,409 votes
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                  191 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • When entering a meeting you should be able to see the history of the chat

                  When adding people to a meeting conversation, they should be able to see the history of the conversation, when I add people it's blank for them

                  3,369 votes
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                    22 comments  ·  Meeting - Audio Conferencing  ·  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!

                    3,349 votes
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                      221 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Indication that the receiver has "SEEN" the message.

                      Indication that the receiver has "SEEN" the message.

                      3,308 votes
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                        88 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ping attendees who haven't yet joined the meeting

                        As a meeting organizer I find myself reaching out to meeting attendees to see why they aren't yet in the meeting. It would save me a ton of time the meeting organizer had a 'ping' button that would either send email or a private IM message to any attendee that accepted the meeting invite but has not yet joined the meeting.

                        3,282 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Meeting - Meeting Experiences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 3,200 votes
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                            79 comments  ·  Manageability - Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Save and send an IM when someone is offline

                            Save and send an IM when someone is offline. Sometimes you don’t want to send an email or you want to say something like “give me a call when you get in”. Having to ability to send an IM to someone offline that would “Auto send” once they come online would be useful. Especially when working with people around the world.

                            3,176 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Manageability - Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add “Be back around XX:XX”.

                              Add “Be back around XX:XX”. It would be nice to have an option for “Be back around XX:XX” under my status where you could specify the time you will be back. If I look someone up and their status is be right back, I have no idea how long they have been away and when “right back” will actually be. People have a tendency to change their status back to Available when they return so one never knows. The function to state a time and have it go back to available automatically would be very useful, IMHO.

                              3,146 votes
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                                9 comments  ·  Manageability - Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • AutoCorrect like Microsoft Word

                                Some chat text gets automatically replaced be own defined rules, like for example "+5" get replaced by "Sorry for being late, meeting starts 5 minutes later". AutoText should be editable as in Microsoft Word.

                                2,990 votes
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                                  20 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • An option to block a phone number

                                  An option to block a phone number within Skype for unwanted callers like telemarketers should be added as a feature. There is already an option to change Privacy Relationships on users, you would think this would be a simple function Microsoft can add.

                                  2,896 votes
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                                    133 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Disable pop-up notifications

                                    Allow users to disable desktop pop-up notifications at all times rather than only when status is set to do not disturb.

                                    2,879 votes
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                                      178 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Group call with normal skype members

                                      At the moment you can only have one on one calls with users from the ordinary skype but it would be great if you could have conference calls with more than one skype user as a lot of people I conference with are ordinary people who already use and love Skype. I understand skype for business is new but please try to merge skype and sfb more and as quickly as possible because if not many people would simply not make the conversion. I've seen online that I'm not the only one who is trying to make the move from…

                                      2,881 votes
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                                        83 comments  ·  Meeting - Meeting Experiences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ability to send and view screenshots in the IM window without having to save, attach, open files or start a meeting.

                                        Add the ability to insert screen shots into an IM window and have it be fully viewable to all parties involved without having to save it as a file and attach to the IM where it may or may not open for the chat partner. Yes, one could start a meeting, but depending on what is on the desktop being shared, a person may not want the chat partner to be in full view of anything else that may be open or toggled through at the time. IBM's Sametime system has this function and it was quite effective in case…

                                        2,791 votes
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                                          18 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • More emojis

                                          More emojis please. Bring back the sheep and the wilting rose. Oh and holiday emojis too

                                          2,789 votes
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                                            20 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Recording in Skype for Business 2016 for Mac

                                            I miss the option to record my meetings in SFB 2016 for Mac, it would be a really good facility to get.

                                            2,731 votes
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                                              158 comments  ·  Client - Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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