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  1. Mood Message

    We were coerced into using MS Teams instead of Skype. One of the missing Skype features is the ability to enter custom status messages through what Skype called the "mood message." I made great use of that to tell people if I was at lunch, out sick, etc.

    That feature is SORELY missing

    8 votes
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    • status away

      Skype shows a status of how long someone is away so at a glance I can see where people are. I have to hover over each person's name in Teams to see same thing. It's not terrible but I hate it when features are taken away and there appears no way to enable them. Knowing how long a status is flipped is actually quite useful. The Skype designers apparently knew this.

      7 votes
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      • Ability not to show Disabled/Blocked users

        Presently users of "Blocked", "Unlicensed" and even Shared Mailboxes all show up in the search / can try to converse with them. Can these be filtered out / a setting to remove them from the teams search?

        7 votes
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        • 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.

          7 votes
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          • Unify contacts from calls and chat tabs

            There are contacts in the Calls tab (A-Z come from Outlook contacts) and Contacts in Chat tab (from Skype). It would be better to unify those - why do we need both? Also favorites and Speed dial contacts could be the same?

            7 votes
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            • Notify when session has expired and I need to log in again

              Often I will open Teams from the notification area only to discover my session has expired and I need to log in again. I never know how long I was signed out and unable to receive messages.

              7 votes
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              • Drag and drop Contacts from one group to another

                You should be able to Drag and drop Contacts from one group to another and Alt/Option Drag and drop to copy a contact from one group to another.

                6 votes
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                • Add an option not to change status based on calendar information

                  Teams automatically changes your presence to "In a meeting" any time there is something on your calendar. When it sets this it also overrides any presence setting made in Skype for business and it will not allow you to change the presence in Skype until you have set the presence in Teams manually to Available. In Skype for Business this was an option that we did not use for most of our employees as many of them have items on their calendar that have nothing to do with if they are actually available on their device to receive messages. There…

                  6 votes
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                  • Status

                    It seems my status is always available when I have the app active on my smartphone. I’d like to be able to control this

                    6 votes
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                    • Let Group Owner View Member Login Activity

                      As a group owner, I'd like to be able to see member login analytics including the last date/time that a member logged in.

                      6 votes
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                      • Syncronize exchange and teams so that calendars sync to the user's status

                        Can we get the ability to see a calendar item title on smeone's status as well as marking them busy if they have an item in their outlook calendar? Cisco Jabber does this.

                        6 votes
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                        • Chat

                          All the chats that I had added to my Favorites disappeared after I came back from vacation. Presumably, this is because chats are auto-hidden after an expiration time of some kind? I was able to find the chats by searching for the people.

                          My suggestion is to persist the chats indefinitely in the Favorites list by default. And let the user decide whether they want to Hide the chat or remove it from the Favorites list.

                          6 votes
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                          • delay messages for "busy" contacts

                            The contacts that have set their presence as "busy" or DND should not get notified/disturbed by the messages. If someone tries to send messages to a busy contact, MS Teams should ask if the message is really critical, with options "urgent, send now", "automatically send later when the contact is available", "dont send".
                            Its such a basic feature, it ought to be there

                            6 votes
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                            • 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.

                              5 votes
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                              • Skype for Business shows available even if client is not running

                                At the moment it seems that if you are running Teams client, but have Skype for Business client turned off, Skype for Business is still showing the available status. I suspect this issue appeared with the unified presence.

                                I would expect SfB showing offline, if I have that client off. At least until the co-existence is working properly that Skype messages would reach me at Teams. Now I'm receiving "you've missed a conversation" emails, because I'm actually not online on Skype for Business.

                                5 votes
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                                • Out of office and available status at the same time

                                  In Skype for business when someone comes online while being out of office you can see that they are online (large green dot and small purple one). In Teams you can only see the out of office status with no apparent way to tell if they are online or offline.

                                  I think you should fix this so that the out of office is a bit separate from online/offline status as OoO could just mean you are working from home. If this is intentional I think it should be solved in a different way by adding the concept of invisible status…

                                  5 votes
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                                  • The ability to set availability per team differently from global

                                    Sure would be groovy to have a global availability option and then something more granular for individual teams. For example, appear busy to the masses, but for Team XYZ (my immediate crew) appear available.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Company directory information should be available from within teams.

                                      It would be nice to see information on other employees from the contact card in teams. For example, mailing address, phone numbers, etc. Sometimes I need to send something to someone or find their mobile number and I need to leave teams where I do my other communication to get that info.

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Go offline without logging out

                                        I want to be able to set both the desktop and mobile apps to show me as offline but don’t leave me in a state where in need to fully authenticate again. I don’t want people to think I’m avIlable for chat if I’m actually off work. At least S4B remembered my credentials when I signed out go offline; Teams requires several steps to re-login with the same creds I used last time.

                                        5 votes
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                                        • create a Focus prescence that can be time boxed and a 'while you were away' summary pop-up

                                          We would like to be able to set our presence to Focus (to allow time to focus on an issue or task) where we would not be disturbed.

                                          Once the time expires, we would like the presence to resume where we were.

                                          And we would like to have a summary pop-up that shows what happened while we were away so every post does not have to be read.

                                          Additionally we would like to have a summary pop-up that tells what happened while the presence is offline, so when geting back online in the morning, there would be a summary to…

                                          5 votes
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