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  1. 4,343 votes
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      514 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      The unified presence is getting closer to release! It is still in development and planning to launch in Q1 of 2018! (The Office 365 Roadmap can be found at: https://products.office.com/en-us/business/office-365-roadmap?featureid=24191#abc )

      When unified presence ships users will then have an aggregated presence across both Teams and Skype for Business. This means that if you answer a call on Teams, your status will be “In a call” both in Teams as well as in Skype for Business. These scenarios will also work the other way (if you take a call or start presenting from Skype for Business). There is no requirement for you to run both clients – this simply makes the presence more accurate for those who do happen to run both clients simultaneously.

      This update will also bring Teams presence calculation more in line with the Skype for Business logic you may be used to, meaning that your presence…

    • Ability to see who is in a channel

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

      3,063 votes
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        166 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • don't switch to "away", just because I'm using a different application (i'm still at work!)

        The availability status should indicate whether or not someone is available, which means they are available to chat.

        So it does not make sense to switch my status to away, just because I'm answering email or do something else on my computer.

        1,285 votes
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          175 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          I am excited to let you know that the fix for this issue has started rolling out. It is a backend fix, and will continue to roll out over the next several days. Hopefully some of you have noticed the new behavior already! I will post an update after the rollout is complete.

          Enjoy!

          Thanks,
          Alex

        • 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…

          666 votes
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            80 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            The additional choices (similar to what you see in SfB) will be available as we work on the SfB convergence.

            Custom “Notes” that give details will be coming as well, though I don’t have a release timeline for that. Notes will be similar to the notes you can use for SfB. An example would be, your Status may be marked as “Out of Office” and your Note could be a custom message such as “On vacation until September 1st”.

            Custom Status will being coming eventually, though I have no timeline for that. But Custom Status values would be controlled by your Administrators.

            Thank you for all your feedback.
            -Warren

          • do NOT disturb -- I mean it!

            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!

            73 votes
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              15 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.).

              29 votes
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                under review  ·  3 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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.

                26 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show Status Indicator on Taskbar

                  I keep forgetting to change my status back to active after being away. I don't always leave the Teams window open and there's no status indicator in the Windows Taskbar to catch my eye and remind me to change my status back to available. Skype has an indicator on the taskbar, so it's much easier to remember to change your status back.

                  26 votes
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                    2 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.

                    23 votes
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                      4 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.

                      15 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • sync outlook and teams

                        hello, have you ever thought about a partnership with outlook calendar? this is a great app developed by microsoft, don't know if you've heard about it - it'd be nice to have presence sync'ed between these.

                        13 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Have a read to badge for all teammates that have read a conversation. As well as show which user is typing.

                          Being able to see if a user is typing or has seen a certain conversation in a channel would be really handy. When team members don't respond I'd like to know if they at least saw the conversation to that point to know if I need to reach out to them again or not.

                          12 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  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.

                            12 votes
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                            • Presence Status in Tray Icon

                              Have an indicator on the Teams taskbar icon and tray icon that indicates your current status

                              10 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • allow option to modify/customize status

                                The status settings should allow a user to customize their status settings. For example, if a user wants to tell others they are "in training", not just Away/Busy/DND

                                10 votes
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                                • I need a way to let my team members know I am out on vacation some kind of auto responder to put in a message?

                                  I am on vacation for a week it would be great to set a master out of office notification for all members to see in any channel the time for being out etc.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • "Gamification" functionality, Rewards,

                                    It would be great if there can be some "gamification" functionality to reward activity and participation in relation to task completion.

                                    8 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • time zone status

                                      Our Teams members travel between different time zones often.

                                      Aside from knowing the status of my Team member, knowing in which time zone they currently reside would be beneficial.

                                      Especially, being able to see the time zones for all the team members on the team members tab.

                                      8 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • show it user status is on mobile

                                        It would be great to see a status/presence of when a user is signed in only on their mobile. It helps other users to realize if the person they are contacting may have a delay in responding because they may not see the details on their mobile (perhaps they are driving).

                                        8 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • OneNote Meeting Details (outlook) integration

                                          Currently there is a "Meeting Details" feature in OneNote or "Meeting Notes" feature in outlook. This feature allows you to link a OneNote page to a meeting, it pulls in the meeting details, and using skype it automatically tracks who is in attendance.

                                          Please expand this feature to Teams so that it automatically tracks who is in attendance. It would also be nice to expand upon this feature to have it automatically create pages when a meeting is scheduled for that team.

                                          7 votes
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