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  1. Custom Status Message API

    One can currently set a custom status message for when someone sends you a chat or mentions you in a channel. Please provide an administrative control to disable this by policy. And/or allow for the custom status message to be cleared/set by PowerShell or Graph API.

    Use case: In the EDU sector students can (and do) abuse this with inappropriate status messages. Currently, the only control is an Acceptable Use Policy, and to clear it requires taking control of the account and manually clearing it.

    31 votes

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  2. Incorporate time into status, i.e. "away 10 minutes"

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

    31 votes

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  3. 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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  4. Status based on Skype Status

    If we are sharing something on Skype and the Skype status shows up as busy, the Teams status should also show up as busy automatically. Can this be done?

    30 votes

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  5. 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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  6. User presence reports

    We would like to run presence reports on individual users. Also, we would like to schedule the reports to run automatically.

    29 votes

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  7. In Call (Mobile) Presence When In Cellular Call

    I am not sure if this is possible, but it would be wonderful for presence within MS Teams to reflect availability or presence based on whether or not a user is active on their phone -- and in particular if the user is in a cellular call.

    29 votes

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  8. Option to disable presence feature

    Allow me to set presence information to "Disabled" or similar, because it has too many inaccuracies to be useful and wrong information is worse than none.
    Further, colleagues interested in that information can get it from Skype for Business.

    29 votes

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  9. Allow hiding “Get app” “App” ”Help” options

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    "アプリを入手" "アプリ" "ヘルプ" の各項目を非表示にできるようにしたい。

    Allow hiding “Get app” “App” ”Help” options


    ■Description(内容):
    Microsoft Teams の画面左下に表示される、"アプリを入手" "アプリ" "ヘルプ" の各項目を非表示に設定できるようにしたい。特に "アプリ" はストアアプリの為、ユーザーに対し制御できるようにしたい。

    The options displayed at the bottom left of Microsoft Teams screen, “Get app”,”Apps” and “Help”, should be hidden from users. Especially the “Apps” we need to hide it from users’ screens since those apps are the store apps.

    28 votes

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  10. ooo status is stuck, it's not possible to update my status

    ooo status is stuck, it's not possible to update my status

    28 votes

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  11. Status

    As soon as I start Teams I put my status to not available. Please make it possible to define that as my default status so that I don't need to put it to not available every day and every time I re-start the system. Thanks in advance.

    28 votes

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  12. Allow setting idle time to avoid constantly appearing "Away"

    Now that we are working from home, we need to appear as available all time, or at least for more time that 3 minutes even when you are not actively using the computer.

    27 votes

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  13. A new presence icon would be useful, to reflect the status "in a call", currently a mouseover is needed

    A new presence icon would be useful, to reflect the status "in a call", currently a mouseover is needed to see, if a user is just busy or in a call.

    27 votes

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  14. Channel access customization required. Access should be diff. for Channel and for team.

    Team view/access should be given to diff. people and for channel diff. their must be customization to give access required.

    27 votes

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  15. 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?

    26 votes

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  16. Allow someone to put in times of availability and during that time it should show that the person is available even when idle.

    Allow someone to put in times of availability and during that time it should show that the person is available even when idle.

    26 votes

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  17. external chat with more functionality

    Chat with external users needs to have added functionality in order to replace Skype for Business. Images, formatting and emojis are a bare minimum of what is to be expected in a modern application.

    24 votes

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  18. Provide the ability to bulk add contact information for chat in Microsoft Teams

    *English follows Japanese
    ■Title(件名):
    Teams のチャットの連絡先を一括で登録したい

    Provide the ability to bulk add contact information for chat in Microsoft Teams


    ■Description(内容):
    現在の Teams の機能では、チャットの連絡先に一人ずつメンバーを追加することはできるが、個々で操作をする必要があるため、手間がかかる。
    そのため、Office 365 で作成したグループのメンバーを一括で追加する機能や管理者が連絡先を一元管理する機能を要望します。

    It takes time and effort to add members to chat contact information one by one.

    For improvement of usability, provide the ability to bulk add multiple members in a group created in Office 365. Or allow admins to manage contact information centrally.

    Thank you for your consideration.

    25 votes

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  19. Add a "Buddy List"

    Many/most of the chat clients I have used over the years have the option to add people to a personalized "buddy list" (it has different names, but pretty much the same functionality). This is NOT the same as a Team. These are people you want to have frequent conversations with, but may not work on the same things you do on a regular basis. For instance, the administrative assistant is not going to be on the Team for various projects, but we still need to get in touch with her frequently.

    Someone mentioned to me that you might be able…

    24 votes

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  20. Teams presence includes when i'm on my mobile

    It would be great if Teams recognised when I'm on my mobile phone and set my press busy on a call

    23 votes

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