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    1. Support for Apple AirPods

      Skype does not support AirPods on Windows or Mac effectively. Users are reportedly either unable to speak to the other caller but can hear them, or unable hear the other callers but speak to them.

      2,132 votes
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      201 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    2. Better identify a speaker in the Speaker View

      When the speaker is a PSTN (phone/mobile) user, they will NOT show up in the Speaker View. The thumbnail of the last person connected via full experience will stay on top of the content, even if they are not speaking any longer, which is CONFUSING - it looks like someone else is speaking while they're not.

      There should be at least a way to pin PSTN user thumbnail to the Speaker View and hide the last-speaking USB user who's not presenting at that time. Otherwise it looks like someone else is presenting...

      57 votes
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    3. change notification to include “(user) received your message, but is now using Teams. For a richer experience, switch to Teams..."

      When a user sends a message to a user using only teams, a notification is presented “(user) is not using Skype for Business. For a richer experience, switch to Teams or start a Skype Meeting". This message implies to the user of skype that the message was not delivered. We suggest changing it to read "(user) received your message, but is now using Teams. For a richer experience, switch to Teams or start a Skype Meeting." as this more clearly states the situation and does not imply the message was not received and the user should use teams if they…

      27 votes
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    4. 1,630 votes
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      64 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    5. Make the Call/Answer button GREEN.

      There's no excuse not to. It makes literally the most sense.

      Currently, when we receive calls, 3 round and equally sized buttons appear on the computer screen. The left one (Answer Call) is blue, the center one (Settings?/Message? I don't remember) is the same color blue as the left one, and the right button (Hang Up) is red. When we get a phone call, we all expect to find a green button to press to answer. This is because any modern day cell phone follows this logic. A green button is the worldwide symbol for answering any phone call or…

      23 votes
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    6. Skype for Business Basic 2019 Installation via C2R

      If you want to use Office 2019, you cannot install different version of Office via C2R, so you have to choose MSI instead, however C2R is much easier to install applications. Thus, I suggest you make Skype for Business Basic 2019 to be installed via C2R instead of MSI.

      9 votes
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    7. Skype for business/ skype broadcast - NDI

      Microsoft recently included NDI in recent update to the consumer skype version. Is there any plan to bring this to the skype for business client. As an E5 customer, Using this in conjunction with Skype broadcasts would be fantastic. To be able to use mutilple inputs with skype broadcasts via the skype for business client would be brilliant.

      79 votes
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      9 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    8. The group to which I made, I want to copy to other people.

      The group to which I made, I want to copy to other people.

      18 votes
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    9. Adjustable Hotkeys / Keyboard Shortcuts

      Hotkeys / keyboard shortcuts (e.g. for microphone mute) should be adjustable by the user to preferred key combinations.

      16 votes
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    10. Want to inform system administrators when we shared files to external users

      I would request a notification feature for Skype for Business to send alerts or e-mails to system administrators if we shared files to external users.

      10 votes
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    11. I want to set the custom conference policy in the GUI.

      I want to set the custom conference policy in the GUI.

      10 votes
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    12. 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!

      3,651 votes
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      244 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    13. SfB Offline Message Status for SfB clients (from MSI installations)

      please add SfB Offline Message Status for SfB clients (from MSI installations) not Only for Click to Run SfB Clients versions.

      7 votes
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    14. Cannot switch in between two cameras of the same model/name

      Hello,

      I have Skype for Business 64-bit 16.0.10730.20264 on Windows 10.

      I have connected two identical cameras. They are both shown in the video device selection of Skype as two entries with the same name (Logitech BRIO).

      When selecting one of the two in Skype cameras, I see the picture/video of this one. When selecting the other camera, Skype still displays the picture/video of the first one selected.

      The cameras work flawlessly in any other application on the same Windows 10 machine, and they can be selected and switched.

      It seems that Skype cannot differentiate in between the two physical…

      7 votes
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      3 comments  ·  Client - Windows Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    15. Animal emojis

      Dear people
      We probably all know that humans aren't the best creatures, but all the other animals are.
      So my idea is to erase all those human-like stupid emojis and only add other animals.
      Why? Beacause Animals rule! That's it.

      If you don't like my idea... how about just more animal emojis and let the filthy human-emojis live on? There are no snakes, birds, worm, koalas, alpacas, different cats, bugs, rats, hamsters, different cats, cows, real bears, owls ... baby snakes, baby birds, baby worms, baby koalas, baby alpacas, different baby cats, baby bugs, baby rats, baby hamsters, different baby…

      12 votes
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    16. Ability to reuse poll from meeting to meeting (import/export)

      Ability to reuse poll from meeting to meeting (a kind opf export/import) so that I don't have to retype my poll each time.
      For instance I'd like to conclude my presentation by a feed back poll (ROTI like) Would be great to have it stored somewhere and being able to call it from any meeting

      56 votes
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    17. Skype for Business - Expand video gallery to support more than the 5 most active participants

      Need Skype for Business to support more than the 5 most active participants in gallery view. Host and presenters having a visual feed to all video participants to ensure that participants are fully engaged.

      This is functionality that is offered by Zoom.
      Zoom - Overview

      Gallery View lets you see thumbnail displays of participants, in a grid pattern, which expands and contracts as participants join and leave the meeting. Depending on your CPU, you can display up to 49 participants in a single screen of the Gallery View. If more than 49 attendees are in the meeting, 49 thumbnails are…

      79 votes
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    18. Co-existence of Skype for Business and Office installed via Microsoft Store app (Centennial)

      Office applications are deleted when you install Skype for Business in the PC which already has Office installed via Microsoft Store app. As a workaround, you can re-install Office desktop app version. However, this can be a big burden if you have many devices to re-install. Thus, I would request you to make co-existing mode of Skype for Business and Office installed via Microsoft Store app (Centennial) without reinstalling Office.

      4 votes
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    19. Block accessing the legacy client such as Lync 2013

      Users still can access or sign-in to Lync 2013 even if they set co-existing mode to “Teams only”. I would like to block users from accessing legacy client Lync 2013 or Skype for Business 2015 when setting a mode to “Teams only”.

      4 votes
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    20. Enable sending large amount of Emojis in 1 message

      Hi All,

      When I was sending an entire message in Emoji's, I saw that the emojis are automatically blocked. Try it yourself, you'll probably come across the same issue.

      E.g.: (car)(car)(car)(car)(car)(car)(car)(car)(car)(car)(car)(car)

      The idea is to have enable the functionality to send more than 8 emojis in one message. This will allow for my team to send messages across. We use it in our daily meetings to rate each others performance, and to describe certain problems to each other.

      Thanks for your vote and support.

      18 votes
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