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  1. 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…

    44 votes
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  2. Make my status private

    I should be able to control what status I want displayed, including no status at all. I consider it a violation of my privacy that I can’t decline to display a status

    40 votes
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  3. Reset Status

    Where is the "Reset Status" option? When I go on DND, then I come back, how should I handle my status? This was straightforward in Skype for business with Reset Status.

    40 votes
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  4. Add presence to Teams desktop search.

    When searching for users on Teams in the desktop client it does not show the presence of the user until you click on their name and a chat is opened.

    39 votes
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  5. disable offline messages

    Would be nice to be able to disable the ability for people to message/IM you if you're offline! That's what email is for.

    39 votes
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  6. Allow emotes with /me

    Most chat software allows this, we just moved from HipChat and really missing this feature.

    39 votes
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  7. switch status from taskbar

    I want to change my status from the taskbar.
    I now can only see my current status when I right klick the icon in the taskbar. Would be nice to be able to switch status right in that context menu without having to start teams just for that

    BR

    39 votes
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  8. Seen by...

    It would be awesome to see who has seen a post, possibly by simply showing that on the post for everyone to see or a bitton (like ”like”) that only states that avspecific person has seen this post or comment.

    38 votes
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  9. Teams and Skype for Business Don't Communicate Status / Presence

    My status / presence (Available, In a Meeting, Presenting, Away, Offline, etc.) does not sync between Skype for Business and Teams. Overall, this is cumbersome when I want to manually change my status, as I have to change it in two places.

    Furthermore, this is especially problematic with the "Presenting" and "Do Not Disturb" statuses. When I am sharing my screen in Teams, the "Presenting" / "Do Not Disturb" status is not conveyed to Skype (and vice versa), so pings from Skype will pop up when I am sharing my screen in Teams. This is incredibly disruptive to the audience…

    36 votes
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  10. Sort Team Group Members by Indicator Status (Online, Offline)

    We hope to have a sorting for view member from Online to Offline

    35 votes
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  11. Button for scheduling a meeting from a contact card

    Just as with Skype for Business, when you hover or right click a contact in Chat, you have a "Schedule a Meeting" option. In Teams, this is not replicated. You have to go to meetings to schedule with that person whose contact card you were just looking at.

    34 votes
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  12. Add Option to Display Status in Contacts List

    In the settings, add an option which causes Status text to display adjacent to or beneath (maybe both) the name and picture of a Contact in your Favorites.

    33 votes
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  13. Hide offline contacts

    I miss the functionality of Skype where you can hide all contacts that are not online. The skype groups are much cleaner and consists only of my online contacts. The rest are either away or offline. This function is a must in Teams or else the groups will be cluttered with all the different statuses mixed. You can't get a good overview.

    33 votes
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  14. Disable pop-up notifications in Do Not Disturb mode

    I would like to disable pop-up notifications while I set Do Not Disturb mode, so that I can focus better without distraction from other users, exactly as it used to be with S4B.

    32 votes
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  15. Presence across Tenants

    Have presence across tenants. I am working with some users in one Teams site in one tenant but when I return to mine they cannot see my presence. Presence should be across tenant or configurable to be like that. Thanks

    32 votes
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  16. Link contact groups from Outlook to Teams

    Ensure that contact groups that have been created in Outlook are visible / can be used in Teams. Now I have to re-create certain groups in teams and instead would just like to copy from Outlook

    31 votes
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  17. Auto-reply based on status similar to, or integrated with, outlook

    Please add the ability to manage an auto reply based on status to alert others that you are away or set to do not disturb.

    similar things for comparison:
    -In outlook you can control auto replies
    -in outlook if you are emailing someone with an auto-reply enabled, it alerts you that you are sending a message to someone who is away

    31 votes
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  18. Team meber status should be updated according to the calendar events (similar to skype)

    Team member's status should be automatically updated in accordance with the Outlook calendar (similar to Skype)

    31 votes
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  19. Incorporate time into status, i.e. "away 10 minutes"

    Similar to Skype for Business, include time with the status. For instance, "Away 10 minutes".

    30 votes
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  20. Sort/Group contacts by presence

    When you have a list of contacts, it would be great to be able to group them by who is available, who is offline etc. At the moment it is hard to see who is available just by their different coloured icons.

    30 votes
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