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    1. Enable screen sharing to Consumer Skype Users

      Please allow Skype for Business users to share their screen with consumer Skype users. Many people use their personal Skype account for business activities and it's a real limitation of SfB to not be able to share a screen with them.

      908 votes
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        58 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Ability to export Skype contacts and import to Skype for Business

        Ability to export Skype contacts and import to Skype for Business.

        824 votes
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          10 comments  ·  Client - Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • File attachment option for Skype for business Mac 2016

          The file attachment option is not available for Skype for Business in Mac 2016. We need this capability so we can send files in Skype.

          813 votes
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            38 comments  ·  Client - Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • change spell check language

            How can I change spell check from swedish to english?

            780 votes
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              80 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Increase the emoji skin tone options

              Please increase the skin tone options for emojis to go beyond just pale skin tones, particularly for the thumbs up and similar. I can't believe I have to even suggest this...really, no one thought about this?

              778 votes
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                79 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Persistent Chat on the MAC Client

                The MAC client that is being worked on, NEEDS to have Persistent Chat included. The fact that the PC side has had this for 5+ years, while the MAC has not, is VERY SAD. Please include Persistent Chat on ALL clients going forward. Also, please MODERNIZE it. It hasn't been improved in YEARS. So, even the clients that DO have it have a very mediocre PC experience.

                Our users have been asking for years, they are giving up and using Slack and other systems since we have not been able to provide a usable solution.

                Please wake up and make…

                758 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Client - Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Persistent alerts (always on top)

                  The alert feature is not very easy to configure. I'd like to see an alert system that can:
                  1. Stay on top of your screen until dismissed (currently, it minimizes to the task bar).
                  and
                  2. Break through the sleep function (if we are in a meeting/conversation and our computer goes to sleep, we miss front-desk alerts in our office).

                  753 votes
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                    51 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to disable emoji for recipient.

                    When writing a message I don't want the (k) in 401(k) to turn into a kissy face. This is unprofessional, embarrassing, and should be very easy to solve! I can currently only turn off emoji on my own screen, but this will not prevent others from seeing unintended kissy faces.

                    Moreover, it should not be a surprise to me that I will send a kissy face if I currently have my options set to enabled for sending emoji. As I type, when the text changes, it should be scanned for anything that will be turned into emoji, and replaced BEFORE…

                    721 votes
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                      27 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Voicemail in shared mailbox

                      It would be nice if in the Auto-Attendant function we could redirect calls toward a voicemail attached to a shared mailbox.

                      718 votes
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                        24 comments  ·  Voice - Enterprise Voice  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Make Skype for Business the same as Skype

                        I don't understand why 2 clients have been made for this, especially when both names are so similar, makes things very complicated.

                        I think all the features that separate Skype for Business and Skype should be on one program! OR all contacts should be allowed to speak with each other with no restrictions.

                        Skype for Business should have 1 thing extra which would be to be a presenter (meaning you can share files and screen with all other users but regular skype users can't share theirs) and it should be the account type that you pay for.

                        Currently there is…

                        701 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • CarPlay & Android Auto

                          I would like to have the Skype for Business iOS & Android app with CarPlay / Android Auto functionality. To ensure a safe driving experience.

                          You have added the app to the Volvo 90-series, which makes the business case for CarPlay / Android Auto even more compelling, you will reach an even bigger audience with these additions.

                          693 votes
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                            18 comments  ·  Client - Mobile  ·  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.

                            672 votes
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                              11 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Ability to change the default layout

                              Please provide a new option (that is configurable as an in-band provisioning setting) that allows users to change the default layout. Many of our users don't like that Speaker View is the default setting, and they have to change that setting every time they join a meeting.

                              665 votes
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                                39 comments  ·  Meeting - Meeting Experiences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Live stopwatch or countdown timer for meetings

                                In virtual meetings, it would be great to have a timer function that everyone could see. For example, "write down as many ideas as you can in 60 seconds"and it would show the countdown on the screen (preferably with buzzer or sound at the end).

                                665 votes
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                                  41 comments  ·  Meeting - Meeting Experiences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  659 votes
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                                    76 comments  ·  Meeting - Audio Conferencing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Push to talk option and keymapping for Skype for Business.

                                    Have a push to talk option for Skype for Business audio meetings. This would allow people to chew/drink without the entire meeting full of people hearing it.

                                    Likewise add a key mapping feature for this option. This way any keyboard key could be used to toggle talk on and off. Talk would be off by default and would be toggled on with the keyboard key. A double tap could lock the talk feature on or off depending on it's previous state.

                                    646 votes
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                                      23 comments  ·  Meeting - Audio Conferencing  ·  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).

                                      647 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  Meeting - Meeting Experiences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Rule based call forwarding

                                        The user should be able to forward calls based on different criteria:

                                        • Caller number

                                        • Caller is in the user’s contact List

                                        • The presence status

                                        • Caller Privacy Relationship

                                        • Time

                                        • Out of office (Exchange) status

                                        • Etc.

                                        The forwarded calls should be able to be transferred to the following destinations:

                                        • Other Lync user

                                        • UM voicemail

                                        • PSTN/mobile number

                                        • RGS

                                        • Team call group

                                        • Etc.

                                        647 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  Voice - Enterprise Voice  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Automatically accept meeting content

                                          We use Skype for Business to collaborate on a daily basis. Sometimes we'd like to start sharing content, and somebody misses the "Accept content" prompt. I'd like to be able to make so that if one of the other people starts presenting something, I automatically accept it.

                                          642 votes
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                                            32 comments  ·  Meeting - Meeting Experiences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • Skype for Business screen sharing screen small

                                            found that whenever we share screen in Skype for business we just had some gaps and the screen size showed small, no user was able to get a maximized screen view. We use Go To Meeting right now, and would like something similar in user experience where you can get a full screen view of users desktop but also still have access to your toolbar, etc.

                                            642 votes
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                                              57 comments  ·  Meeting - Meeting Experiences  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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