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  1. Make user presence controllable for internal users and external users

    It would be great if we can have Presence privacy mode feature like Skype for Business.
    Furthermore, internal users and external user are controlled at the same time in the Presence privacy mode.
    Therefore, a function to control the presence separately for those users would be appreciated.

    101 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Availability Status

    Dear Team, Thank you for this product. I've a challenge in my status, which is often changed to "Away" even in my presence, when am moved to other site it happens frequently. Hardly the status is changed to "Available" when I does it manually.Would like to hear the possibilities or any settings to be modified for this. Your response on this is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    95 votes

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  3. Integrate status message and status

    When I set a status message, I also want to pick a status to go with it (available, busy, away, etc.). But that's not currently an option in the UI.

    "Clear status message after" should apply to this status. When the time is up, the status should go back to what it would have been.

    91 votes

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  4. "Gamification" functionality, Rewards,

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

    87 votes

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  5. Add greenscreen background

    Add a feature to allow users to upload an image or animated gif to appear as a background behind their camera image. Using similar AI to the background blur effect, allow users to appear in front of a virtual background. This would be a fun feature that would drive engagement as well as allowing branding of corporate calls. Also, I want to appear with flames, dinosaurs and asteroids behind me to liven up conference calls.

    83 votes

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  6. 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…

    78 votes

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  7. Add the status for "Off work."

    The "off work" status was available in Skype for Business. This helps a leader identify which team members are temporarily out of office - "Away" status vs. which are gone for the day "Off work."

    74 votes

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  8. Add geolocation

    Add the geolocation possibility on the smartphone apps and on the desktop app as well.
    So the user can find out where other team members are located.
    The user must have the possibility to share his position or not with other members (for privacy or security reasons).
    When we click on the position of the user, the possibility to see the position on a map is also needed.

    74 votes

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  9. how long a person has been away

    Include how long a person has been away like skype for business had.

    72 votes

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  10. Quick Access to another person's calendar

    Would be great if there were a way in teams to quickly view another person's calendar. Initial goal is to understand the person's next available time. It should initially present a the person's Calendar "Day View" as is the case for one's own calendar.
    I'm sure there would be other use cases for this as well.
    The attached screen print shows a mockup of the Contact Card form and how the access point/button could be located/placed.

    69 votes

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  11. Unified Presence between on Prem Skype for Business and Teams

    Unified Presence between on Prem Skype for Business and Teams

    69 votes

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  12. 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.

    63 votes

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  13. A function for user to set preferred time intervals to switch presence status

    It would be great if users can set their preferred time intervals till their presence status become Away.

    61 votes

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  14. Having the app in background or on another monitor doesn't mean I am away

    If I have the teams app in the background or on another monitor does not mean I am away. Even if i don't move the mouse for some time does not usually mean I am away. Maybe I do other things, but still sitting at my desk and working.
    The status should only change to "away" if i lock my computer, because then I am really "away". Maybe there should be a way to configure the time after when the status changes and one of these options should be "only when locking the computer".

    60 votes

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  15. 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.

    59 votes

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  16. Allow emotes with /me

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

    52 votes

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  17. Teams presence syncing to OWA presence

    Would it be possible to improve the consistency with presence in TEAMS and OWA? We currently have intermittent issues with the presence indicator in Teams not being the same as OWA.

    50 votes

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  18. Different status color when user is busy/in meeting while different when in call

    Different status color when user is busy/in meeting while different when in call - It will help decide if user to be called directly (as of now it is not clear from status if user should be called)

    48 votes

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  19. 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.

    47 votes

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  20. 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.

    46 votes

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