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  1. 2,271 votes
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      427 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone, I need some help from you on this. Can you add to the conversation thread on UserVoice —

      What is more important to you, having the presence be different (i.e. reflect your machine activity and not just your Teams activity) or having it be synchronous to Skype for Business?

      Why are you using Skype for Business and Teams at the same time? (I’m not being facetious, this is an actual user research question so I can understand your use case/scenario.)

      Thank you for your help. The more info I have, the better I can represent your voice to engineering!

      Sincerely,
      Suphatra
      Microsoft Teams

    • Status not accurate

      Used to be that I showed as green when I was active. Now it's constantly yellow, making it look like I'm not active.

      214 votes
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        62 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi everyone, thanks for the additional comments after I marked this as “completed.”

        I’ve looked through the comments and elevated this to the dev team. They have informed me they are working on this and are starting testing now. So, presence will soon be more active to your machine activity and not just your Teams activity.

        Thank you for keeping this ticket alive so we can truly “complete” this issue!

        Suphatra
        Microsoft Teams

      • "Share Your Desktop / Screen" like Skype for Business

        "Share Your Desktop / Screen" like Skype for Business is one Vital feature where i still prefer TeamViewer over Skype for Business as Teamviewer is a much better with one big feature "If the shared screen requires admin credentials skype for business hides that while Teamviewer allows me to enter my credentials" Please provide this for remote management

        32 votes
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          3 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.

          27 votes
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          • I am getting "You've got new notifications in Microsoft Teams" emails about messages I've seen and responded to hours ago

            Seems like this just started today. I am getting "You've got new notifications in Microsoft Teams" emails about messages I've seen and responded to hours ago, so as today has gone on I am continually getting these emails. It seems like Teams server doesn't realize I'm logged in and using Teams (Win 10 desktop) client and have viewed all messages I've received.

            19 votes
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              8 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Please give us the option to say why we are away

              Please give us the option to say why we are away
              Example:
              Away - At Lunch
              Away - Break
              Busy - Gone for Day
              etc

              14 votes
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              • change status automatically to busy when in a meeting

                after all it does that when i am on a call ...

                14 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Custom availability statuses

                  Hi,

                  I'd be extremely useful for me if I could have an extra bit of text that I place on my availability status. I find that the statuses are fine, but that there are time where I'd like to provide more information about why I'm unavailable or how to get ahold of me if needed. Case in point "I'm going on a run, please call if needed".

                  Thank you

                  12 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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…

                    9 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Tracking hours spent on tasks in planner

                      I am not able to capture the amount of time I spend everyday on a particular task. We usually break down the task to as small a possible and work on more than one task on any given day. It will help if we can capture the amount of time we spend on a given task on a daily basis.
                      It will also help if we can plot the effort spent (individually and cumulatively). My intention is to have a scrum board for my team.

                      7 votes
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                      • Need ability to add a custom status message.

                        Let's say I want team to know that I am working from home or unavailable for certain period, in skype we used to add it in "What's happening today?" field.

                        6 votes
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                        • Be able to create our own status, eg: In a meeting, Gone for Lunch etc

                          Be able to create our own status, eg: In a meeting, Gone for Lunch etc

                          4 votes
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                          • Auto-away feature and schedule-based statuses

                            Auto-away on desktop should be enabled if more than x minutes of iddle time (same behaviour as Skype)

                            A separate setting should enable a user to set a certain status during certain hours. For example on my mobile I should be able to say set my status to DND between 10pm and 7am

                            4 votes
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                            • invisible

                              can we get an "invisible" status, pretty please?

                              4 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.

                                2 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.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Way too much duplication

                                    Skype, Skype for Business and Teams?

                                    Couldn't this be a single app for business?

                                    Skype for Business is useless without access to all Skype addresses, so I have to use two apps and now a third Team app to duplicate functions in Skype for Business.

                                    This is what I hate. No one wants to use any of this unless its integrated. So every still uses plain old Skype and doesn't have time for the rest.

                                    1 vote
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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.).

                                      1 vote
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                                      • Name change in AAD does not reflect in Teams name display

                                        If a user's display name is changed in Azure Active Directory, the display name does not change in Teams

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                                        • Ability to manually set my presence status

                                          I use teams on multiple platforms so I am always available. I want to be able to manually set my status to Available -- would be great to incorporate the same options that are available in Skype.

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