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  1. Add User Current Timezone as Part of Status

    With team members traveling and often located across the world, it would be great to have an indicator of what timezone they are currently located in. Ideally, this would be based on their geographical location. If MSFT tracks this via internet connect or some other means, it would be great to display it as part of status or when hovering over the name/icon.

    163 votes
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  2. Request to implement presence privacy mode

    I would request to implement presence privacy mode in Microsoft Teams same as Skype for Business.
    Because I would like to prevent junior employees from seeing executive/senior members’ presence information when they search staff information.

    102 votes
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  3. Need a way to bulk add multiple Team members at once by copying a string of email IDs (separated by a delimiter)

    Need a way to bulk add multiple Team members at once by copying a string of email IDs (separated by a delimiter) ;
    At present I have to individually add each and every email Id separately; that's very very time consuming;
    I am surprise Microsoft failed to think about this in the first place.

    99 votes
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  4. WORK FROM HOME status icon

    This proposition is to simply add an extra status icon (top left of the portrait) to signify WFH. (like a Home pin)

    Given that so many people in the world are working from home, knowing that some are from home and some are from office would be great!

    83 votes
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  5. Status option

    There should be an option provided to select and set one particular status and it should remain same until changed manually (the way skype provides option to set availability).
    Also, timeline to set away status should be changeable.
    Sometimes app displays the duration for how long the person is away and sometime it just displays away status. This should be controllable.

    78 votes
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  6. Availability Status

    Dear Team, Thank you for this product. I've a challenge in my status, which is often changed to "Away" even in my presence, when am moved to other site it happens frequently. Hardly the status is changed to "Available" when I does it manually.Would like to hear the possibilities or any settings to be modified for this. Your response on this is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    76 votes
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  7. "Gamification" functionality, Rewards,

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

    76 votes
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  8. Add geolocation

    Add the geolocation possibility on the smartphone apps and on the desktop app as well.
    So the user can find out where other team members are located.
    The user must have the possibility to share his position or not with other members (for privacy or security reasons).
    When we click on the position of the user, the possibility to see the position on a map is also needed.

    72 votes
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  9. Integrate status message and status

    When I set a status message, I also want to pick a status to go with it (available, busy, away, etc.). But that's not currently an option in the UI.

    "Clear status message after" should apply to this status. When the time is up, the status should go back to what it would have been.

    70 votes
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  10. Add greenscreen background

    Add a feature to allow users to upload an image or animated gif to appear as a background behind their camera image. Using similar AI to the background blur effect, allow users to appear in front of a virtual background. This would be a fun feature that would drive engagement as well as allowing branding of corporate calls. Also, I want to appear with flames, dinosaurs and asteroids behind me to liven up conference calls.

    68 votes
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  11. Unified Presence between on Prem Skype for Business and Teams

    Unified Presence between on Prem Skype for Business and Teams

    66 votes
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  12. Add the status for "Off work."

    The "off work" status was available in Skype for Business. This helps a leader identify which team members are temporarily out of office - "Away" status vs. which are gone for the day "Off work."

    65 votes
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  13. A function for user to set preferred time intervals to switch presence status

    It would be great if users can set their preferred time intervals till their presence status become Away.

    56 votes
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  14. Having the app in background or on another monitor doesn't mean I am away

    If I have the teams app in the background or on another monitor does not mean I am away. Even if i don't move the mouse for some time does not usually mean I am away. Maybe I do other things, but still sitting at my desk and working.
    The status should only change to "away" if i lock my computer, because then I am really "away". Maybe there should be a way to configure the time after when the status changes and one of these options should be "only when locking the computer".

    55 votes
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  15. Quick Access to another person's calendar

    Would be great if there were a way in teams to quickly view another person's calendar. Initial goal is to understand the person's next available time. It should initially present a the person's Calendar "Day View" as is the case for one's own calendar.
    I'm sure there would be other use cases for this as well.
    The attached screen print shows a mockup of the Contact Card form and how the access point/button could be located/placed.

    53 votes
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  16. Make user presence controllable for internal users and external users

    It would be great if we can have Presence privacy mode feature like Skype for Business.
    Furthermore, internal users and external user are controlled at the same time in the Presence privacy mode.
    Therefore, a function to control the presence separately for those users would be appreciated.

    51 votes
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  17. how long a person has been away

    Include how long a person has been away like skype for business had.

    51 votes
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  18. Teams presence syncing to OWA presence

    Would it be possible to improve the consistency with presence in TEAMS and OWA? We currently have intermittent issues with the presence indicator in Teams not being the same as OWA.

    46 votes
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  19. Device Notification-Shows which device is being used for replies

    Show which device is currently being used for replies. ie-mobile, web, desktop.

    45 votes
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  20. Opt-out of "Notify when available"

    In the previous Skype for Business you had the option to "Tag for Status Updates" and Teams similarly implemented "Notify when available" in the spring of 2019. This has been a big ask for people, but at the same time, it's a feature which in my experience has been ripe for abuse at worst, and encouraging poor etiquette at best. If you've ever gotten 5 messages the moment you sat down and unlocked your PC in Skype for Business, you know what I'm talking about. This feature is also a privacy nightmare, and in environments where there are privacy concerns…

    43 votes
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