Good news. The feature, Unified Presence (aka same presence as Skype for business) is rolling out.
The feature update has started rolling out to customers.
PLEASE NOTE: Not everyone will receive the update at the same time.
You can read more about the March releases on the Teams Blog – https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-new-in-Microsoft-Teams-April-update/ba-p/179801
Thank you very much for all your feedback.
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Jimmy Andrews commented
Or, in the very least, have an option to always force delivery to Teams.
Jimmy Andrews commented
This is currently the Achilles heel of the product. Even when we have some users logged into teams, the system insists that they are on Skype, and deliver messages to that system, forever being lost in teams. This has to be fixed. I missed several Team messages because it forwarded them to Skype, which I do not use, nor want to use. Please Fix, MS.
Mark Jaskula commented
I actually like the simplified presence options.
Where's the down vote!
Marius Fjeld commented
Strange that Microsoft in the first place has lanced a product using presence and not include the connection to Skype for Business in the first place. I am sure Microsoft has planed to do this integration when launched in public later next year,
Maury Blair commented
yes I agree, skype messages should be integrated.
Mark Jaskula commented
Please deprecate SFB and put it all in Teams and integrate SharePoint/OneDrive/Groups/Project etc. integration. A one stop shop for Business instead or requiring a PHD on how to best use and integrate all this, even start merging in Outlook in ways. Please.
Dirk Slabbert commented
One up for using same presence as Skype for Business. I liked the fact that I could talk to a user via Teams to his Skype for Business client,
After inviting the user to test the Teams platform, I now sit with 2 Riccardos under Teams Chat. One SfB and one Teams. Should be just one.
Like were all this is going. This is much closer to how I imagined Groups would be.
The faster SfB dies, the better - It's a blight on the world. Bring it all together in Teams.
Matthew Wie commented
I agree either move the functionality of teams to SfBor vice versa. Two tools of which neither do everything we need, or everything well is a disappointment.
The system tray icon should have an indication of the user's status like Skype For Business does. This is a good reminder to undo "Do not disturb" status when it really no longer applies, for instance.
This is ridiculous that it wasn't already integrated. Not only do you have to manage an entirely separate information channel with Teams but you also must manage a separate presence as well. Teams, therefore, hinders productivity instead of enhancing it because it sits so far outside established communication channels.
Marc Wenning commented
yeah the desktop client shows you away if you are not active in teams, should be if you are actually away from your PC. I will be working in other apps with teams running on another screen or int eh background but I am still available
Prashant Singh commented
Should use the same status as SfB
I agree with @ansze, should be the same prescence, espescially as you can chat between the two platforms, but I disagree with @edev: let's keep S4B around as well! Sometimes I just want a light client for IM/Prescence/chat, sometimes I want the rich UI in Teams. For me the difference is if I'm adressing one person, or a group/team/department.
Take a look at Avanades great blog post here:
I agree with EDev, please flush Skype business off this world, it lacks of history, it lacks of alot of functions, please integrate the phoning capabilities into Microsoft Teams once and for all and force everyone to use Microsoft Teams as the next future platform.
You have too many platforms now doing the same thing and all of them are working till about 80% capacity
First of all, it was a nice surprise that messaging between Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business works nicely, even if it was not widely announced. However, I miss a presence indicator!
And I second the opinion of those who think that there are too many clients... Could Teams be the replacement for Skype for Business, leaving only Skype and Microsoft Teams? That would mean no more "two Skypes" (and three logon mechanisms which make possible three identities with the same email address!)?
Henry C commented
Having been hugely impressed by Teams so far, I would support the winding down of SfB.
Migrate the functionality, do Teams video calls on the mobile apps, and do away with the traditional Skype client. This is far nicer.
I agree with edev on this. The functions of the SfB client should be moved to Teams. This would give one place for chat/voice/video and eliminate a lot of duplication between the clients.
And currently I show as "away" if the client is minimized for too long. If it followed the same behavior as Skype for Business that would be super useful
This would greatly improve our workflow!