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  1. 3,348 votes
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      470 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • don's switch to "away", just because I'm using a different application (i'm still at work!)

      The availability status should indicate whether or not someone is available, which means they are available to chat.

      So it does not make sense to switch my status to away, just because I'm answering email or do something else on my computer.

      818 votes
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        112 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi everyone, wanted to give you an update since it’s been a while.

        We did resolve this issue, and have this live in our internal rings — we are now starting to move it along our outer rings for more validation testing. It was having some validation issues before, which is why the fix didn’t come out sooner, but it should move much more smoothly now.

        I’m anticipating this will be done by the end of the month. I’ll make sure to update you once its complete. Thanks so much for your patience, and for helping us make Teams great!

        Sincerely,
        Suphatra

      • More status options, custom status, and Out of Office

        MORE STATUS
        I like the status options in S4B, and so does my boss. It will be important to my boss before accepting the use of MS Teams widely to have a broader range of statuses. Missing statuses are:
        * In a meeting
        * In a conference call
        * In a call
        * Presenting
        * Be right back
        * Off Work

        Particularly of importance are "Be right back" and "off work". "Do not disturb" is probably sufficient for "in a meeting", "in a call" and "presenting". But, it sure is nice that S4B auto-detects those three statuses (for the most…

        438 votes
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          61 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • do NOT disturb -- I mean it!

          I set myself to "Do Not Disturb"
          I send a message or a chat.
          Teams decides I'm available, and changes me to "Available."
          NO, DND means JUST THAT. Please STOP changing my availability!

          31 votes
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            10 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Disable Presence Status

            Implement a new presence status for people who don't like to share their presence status or a setting for users to disable presence status.
            As a German company, it is critical for us that users can decide to show their status or not.

            23 votes
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            • Show all Users in a Channel/Team/Room -

              Show a permanent display of which users belong to the current Channel/Team/Room. Possibly along the right side of the panel?

              This makes for a very convenient way to reference who exactly you are addressing, or not addressing, and also allows somebody to easily decide whether additional participants should be added or removed from a conversation. Not to mention whether or not a particular topic of discussion is appropriate for the audience.

              There is currently a feature that allows you to "View Team" - by selecting the ellipsis appearing to the right of a team, but that additional step could be…

              16 votes
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              • Tag for status updates

                Skype for Business supports tagging for status updates. It's a really buried feature, but one that is really helpful when trying to get in touch with someone. Would love to make this more easily available in Microsoft Teams to be better able to catch people as they become available (e.g. know when they come in in the morning, when they finish their current meeting, etc.).

                16 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Show Status Indicator on Taskbar

                  I keep forgetting to change my status back to active after being away. I don't always leave the Teams window open and there's no status indicator in the Windows Taskbar to catch my eye and remind me to change my status back to available. Skype has an indicator on the taskbar, so it's much easier to remember to change your status back.

                  14 votes
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                  • Edit display name

                    When I @mention a team member it displays them as Last Name, First name which really interrupts the conversational flow. Slack lets me edit my display name.

                    13 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow presence settings to be manually set - AND HELD

                      The presence setting drives me crazy.
                      Just because teams says I'm available, it doesn't mean I actually am. Team members message then get annoyed if I don't reply but it's because I'm working on something else. I want to be able to set DND and for it to be held until I chose to set to available (like with Skype)

                      11 votes
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                      • Have a read to badge for all teammates that have read a conversation. As well as show which user is typing.

                        Being able to see if a user is typing or has seen a certain conversation in a channel would be really handy. When team members don't respond I'd like to know if they at least saw the conversation to that point to know if I need to reach out to them again or not.

                        9 votes
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                        • "Gamification" functionality, Rewards,

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

                          8 votes
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                          • show it user status is on mobile

                            It would be great to see a status/presence of when a user is signed in only on their mobile. It helps other users to realize if the person they are contacting may have a delay in responding because they may not see the details on their mobile (perhaps they are driving).

                            6 votes
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                            • sync outlook and teams

                              hello, have you ever thought about a partnership with outlook calendar? this is a great app developed by microsoft, don't know if you've heard about it - it'd be nice to have presence sync'ed between these.

                              5 votes
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                              • Keep Status as Available While Working at Computer

                                I've noticed that Teams will often set me as Away while I'm still working at the PC; its not until I actively use the Teams app that I'm changed back to Available. This behaviour should be changed such that if I'm working on the PC I should remain Available until I change it myself (or leave the PC).

                                4 votes
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                                • Integrate Outlook Calendar Meeting Presence

                                  In Cisco Jabber and other IM agents, you can link your Presence Status to all meeting types, not just Skype or Teams meetings. The functionality of showing that "I'm in a meeting" on my status indicator in Teams would be very beneficial for transitioning teams to this service over something like Cisco Jabber or Spark.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Lag In Presence/Status Update

                                    The presence update is laggy, even in very simple scenarios. I made a call which changed me to "On a Call", then hung up. It took about a minute after the call for my icon to change back to Available. Strangely, I could see the correct status if I pulled up my profile.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Presence Status in Tray Icon

                                      Have an indicator on the Teams taskbar icon and tray icon that indicates your current status

                                      2 votes
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                                      • 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.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Grabs too much attention

                                          When Teams is the top-most windows (i.e. it is above every other window that is open) there does not need to be a "pop-up alert" nor a badge displayed

                                          2 votes
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