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  1. Ability to see who is in a channel

    Ability to see who is currently in a channel. Hipchat and Slack have this feature

    5,533 votes
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      249 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • More status options, custom status, and Out of Office

      MORE STATUS
      I like the status options in S4B, and so does my boss. It will be important to my boss before accepting the use of MS Teams widely to have a broader range of statuses. Missing statuses are:
      * In a meeting
      * In a conference call
      * In a call
      * Presenting
      * Be right back
      * Off Work

      Particularly of importance are "Be right back" and "off work". "Do not disturb" is probably sufficient for "in a meeting", "in a call" and "presenting". But, it sure is nice that S4B auto-detects those three statuses (for the most…

      1,646 votes
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        151 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Blynclight for Microsoft Teams

        Expose user presence in Microsoft Teams through an API so that the Embrava Blynclight can subscribe to the current users status and display this status on the Blynclight.

        www.embrava.com

        513 votes
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          153 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Use the user Alias instead of DisplayName in mentions

          Hi,
          When mentioning someone with @, is it possible to use the user alias instead of the Display Name? In Slack for example, it is possible to choose whether to display the full name or the user name when being mentioned. Could be great to have it on MS Teams because it is shorter in messages where many mentions are provided.

          414 votes
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            42 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Integrate Presence in Outlook contacts from Teams

            Whenever Team is running the presence should show on the Outlook contacts. When composing emails and adding users, it should show the presence of Team. It currently works only for skype for business.

            395 votes
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              46 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Tag for status updates

              Skype for Business supports tagging for status updates. It's a really buried feature, but one that is really helpful when trying to get in touch with someone. Would love to make this more easily available in Microsoft Teams to be better able to catch people as they become available (e.g. know when they come in in the morning, when they finish their current meeting, etc.).

              326 votes
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                50 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • group chat picture

                Allow users to set pictures / display pictures to represent group chats so it is easier to differentiate them

                235 votes
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                  5 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • chat sort

                  The ability to sort your favorites list under the chat tab by status.

                  169 votes
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                    33 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Teams Presence should be 'real-time'.

                    Having presence delays of up to 4 minutes makes presence largely useless. Having to resort back to typing 'are you free now' after calls, because I can't tell if they are still in the meeting, or have started another meeting or call. Or trying to call somebody and get rejected and a message saying "I'm in a call"

                    165 votes
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                      17 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fun custom status features

                      Ability to enter a custom status like “working from home” or “on vacation” or “out sick” with fun icons to go along with the status.

                      159 votes
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                        23 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Do Not Disturb unexpectedly changes to Available

                        I set myself to "Do Not Disturb"
                        I send a message or a chat.
                        Teams decides I'm available, and changes me to "Available."
                        NO, DND means JUST THAT. Please STOP changing my availability!

                        157 votes
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                          35 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Once your tenant is using UPS (unified presence service), you should no longer have issues where DND changes back to available.

                          If you are on UPS, and are experiencing this issue, it would be super helpful if you can capture logs by typing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + 1, and send the file from your downloads folder along with any details to teamsml@microsoft.com.

                          Thanks all!

                        • Integrate Outlook Calendar Meeting Presence

                          In Cisco Jabber and other IM agents, you can link your Presence Status to all meeting types, not just Skype or Teams meetings. The functionality of showing that "I'm in a meeting" on my status indicator in Teams would be very beneficial for transitioning teams to this service over something like Cisco Jabber or Spark.

                          152 votes
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                            10 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Edit display name

                            When I @mention a team member it displays them as Last Name, First name which really interrupts the conversational flow. Slack lets me edit my display name.

                            88 votes
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                              21 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Options to change display name format

                              Currently for Enterprise SSP users, display name appears as it is configured in Active Directory (ex LastName, First) -- would be great to have the ability to customize via options or settings whether names appear as LastName, First / FirstName Last / FirstName L. etc. as preferred by the end user.

                              74 votes
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                                8 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Distribution Lists in Teams

                                In Skype for Business client I can add a Distribution List as a Contact Group.

                                Can we have this feature in Teams?

                                64 votes
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                                  8 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add "What's happening today?" Status

                                  Skype for Business has a "What's happening today?" custom status under their name which users can write custom messages such as "Teleworking" or "At Lunch". Teams should have this also.

                                  54 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Alert when available

                                    I would like Teams to monitor a persons availability status and alert me when they become available. This works kind of like an automatic redialer. It saves me the problem of monitoring someone's presence "manually" when I am trying to get in touch with them.

                                    46 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Lets make contacts great again!

                                      Can we please have an awesome next-level contacts interface and management!? Pretty sure we were promised cool stuff in SfB that never came :(

                                      While contacts management might seem like a pretty boring feature (because it is), its one of the most pivotal parts of the app. The whole point of the app is to communicate. So if you can't find or interact with contact information easily, it can be very frustrating!!!

                                      The first thing that needs to be resolved is the fact that the "Calls" tab is the central location for contacts. That doesn't see right or make sense…

                                      43 votes
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                                        4 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Separate Status and Presence like Skype - they are not the same thing.

                                        Keeping Status and Presence separate is IMPORTANT - we use Status for things like "working from home today". Really big feature that we lost when our company went away from Skype, but now with Teams we may have an opportunity to get some great functionality back.

                                        41 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Lag In Presence/Status Update

                                          The presence update is laggy, even in very simple scenarios. I made a call which changed me to "On a Call", then hung up. It took about a minute after the call for my icon to change back to Available. Strangely, I could see the correct status if I pulled up my profile.

                                          40 votes
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