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  1. Customize away timeout

    I wish you could control how long it took before teams changed the status to away. It changes very quickly and it is odd that this can't be controlled by the user.

    3 votes

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  2. Make participants' camera videos un-dockable, or dockable to other parts of the screen. (Excellent reason in description)

    People have their web cameras located in different locations around their computer monitor, but most commonly in the top center. If you want your video to appear like you are looking at the camera, while you are talking to someone ------ then the video of the person you are talking to should be near your camera. This creates the best "eye-to-eye" interchange. THEREFORE, if you would make the video feed of the people talking un-dockable or at least able to select where on screen (Top, Bottom, left, right) ---- then when you are looking at people and talking, your eyes…

    1 vote

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  3. I need user controlled availability - not automated.

    User controlled manual availability is a must. Not automated like it is today.

    1 vote

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  4. Please allow me to set a time-out period on my status

    Teams changes to "away" after about 5-10 minutes of me not clicking on it.. This is terrible because it sends the message to my superiors that I am slacking off when in reality I am just working on another screen.. I am going to have to write a script to move my mouse around every couple of minutes just to keep from looking like a bad employee..

    3 votes

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  5. 2 votes

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  6. Customizing presence in Teams

    *English follows Japanese

    ■Title(件名):
    Microsoft Teams のプレゼンスのカスタマイズについて
    Customizing presence in Teams


    ■Description(内容):
    現在、Microsoft Teams のプレゼンス情報は、カスタマイズできず既定のプレゼンスのみ選択できるが、ユーザーごとにカスタマイズしたプレゼンス情報を入力し、使用できる機能の拡充を要望いたします。

    Currently, there is no way to customize presence information in Teams, and you can only select from default presence states. Please make it possible to input and use customized presence information.

    1 vote

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  7. Better control on status notifications

    The number of people whose status you may follow using status notifications is limited. If you hit that limit, you have no simple way to find the people you may untag, as they are not listed anywhere.
    Even if you still know, there is only one place to do this change (in the chat) instead of having this feature anywhere connected to that person.
    So please: Let us have the possibility to list the people we are following and allow to toggle the notification from anywhere you ineract with people.

    1 vote

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  8. Time and Activity Time Tracking within Teams Chat Rooms

    Is there any talk about adding an activity tracker with timer to Teams integration? Currently investigating the app Clockify, but there is no connector or other integration with Teams.

    For my use case, I'd like users to be able to click a timer to start tracking time spent working on a specific task (client, ticket, administrative, training, etc.) with an option to add "project" and "tag" for granularity. I would also require reporting of some type, both summarized and detailed, by User, Project, Tag.

    1 vote

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  9. Availability status control by user (timeouts, outlook sync, presenting mode 'busy', etc)

    Visible status to other users should be in control of the user.
    Setting myself as "available" only for this status to be changeg automatically to "away" after an indertermined timeout is bad.
    As a user, I should be able to decide if I want to appear as "away" or not after a certain timeout, and I should be able to configure this timeout duration.
    Syncing with outlook calendar should be optional, and private/public events should be taken into consideration.
    Receiving notifications or not while presenting / attending a meeting should be optional.
    All in all, more control over availability status,…

    1 vote

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  10. Simple, Stop marking me away when i'm not.

    I am not running teams on any other computers
    I have no meetings scheduled in outlook
    I have reset my status in teams
    I manually click Available status
    I manually click Reset status after 1 Week
    I alt-tab away from Teams, continually using the computer
    Within 5 minutes, Teams marks me as away
    When I move the mouse over the teams window, I become available again
    Presence notification telling users I am away whenever i'm using any software other than Microsoft Teams is a complete joke. The internet is rife with complaints about this, Different computer, same issue. Different account,…

    1 vote

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  11. Set time dependent or calendar based status

    Hi, functionality shall allow user to set-up repetitive pattern for status; example off for out of working time; every working day from 8-10 - do not disturb ... etc. secondary option can be to display availability based on calendar entries.

    1 vote

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  12. Allow users to set the "Off Work" start and stop time

    It would be useful to be able to set an "Off work" period that is automatically set every working day. (e.g. from 06:00pm to 08:00am)

    1 vote

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  13. Device Specific Presence

    As an IT manager I need to keep on top of issues and have Teams installed on my iPhone. Unfortunately I am not Away available or Away even when my laptop is OFF.

    This sets an expectation from users that they can reach me any time.

    I want to GET all the messages, but do not wish to appear "Off-line" when my computer is off.

    This request is for the ability to set a device to be considered AVAILABLE or NOT AVAILABLE for Presence. This would not impact the devices ability to see chats or get calls, just the device…

    5 votes

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  14. Show the current time of people who are living in different time zones when messaging them

    Working with people around the world, it can help to see what time it is for them. Our team consists of people from at least 5 different time zones and it's hard to keep track who is able to react at certain times and who isn't. With more teams becoming international this could be a really useful feature (slack has already implemented this).

    1 vote

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  15. Allow users to display status message only in private chat/DMs

    Currently when you check "show when people message me" checkbox in status message settings, it displays your status message when someone opens a chat window with you, but it also displays the message in all the group chats that you're in.

    I want a way for users to set a status message that'll only be displayed when someone is sending a private message to a user.

    7 votes

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  16. An old issue has resurfaced. Teams presence changes to Away when working in other apps.

    We started noticing this week (Aug 3, 2020) that our Presence status is automatically changing to away when we are working in other apps and not active in Teams. This is very annoying, especially since most of our employees are remote. It changes to away if we are in meetings - status goes from busy to away. And it changes even if we manually change status from available to busy. The only status that doesn't change automatically is the away status.What changed to cause this issue to reoccur?

    7 votes

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  17. Programar estados de presencia en Microsoft Teams

    Sería conveniente permitir la programación del estado de presencia de Microsoft Teams. Por ejemplo, que un usuario pueda programar manualmente y convertirlo de forma periódica (como cuando generamos una reunión en Outlook) el offline hours en Teams por motivos particulares y personales, en el caso de que esté fuera del horario laboral, y así no recibir ningún tipo de mensaje, llamada o notificación en un dispositivo móvil, en la aplicación de escritorio, etc.

    1 vote

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  18. Please add "orange" color to "Busy" status. Let the "Red" be for "on call".

    Please add "orange" color to "Busy" status. Let the "Red" be for "on call".

    5 votes

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  19. Add ability to chat window to get notifications when someone is available.

    It's several clicks deep in the Settings to get to where you can add people to get notifications when they become available. Add that functionality to their chat page so I can quickly be notified when they become available. Make it way less clicks.

    2 votes

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  20. Allow users to manually override availability and to set time outs manually.

    Stop teams showing I am inactive when I am not. I work in two computers. The one with teams on shows I am inactive after 5 mins, which I am not. There needs to be a manual override of this feature or allow users to manually set the inactive time out.

    6 votes

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