More status options, custom status, and Out of Office
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
* 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 part).
Would like to create a custom status option, such as an out-of-office message.
This request is still queued within our backlog. No new details yet.
Guys, there is no feedback since 2018. I don't think Warren or any other "community manager" will reply to this.
Our corporate overlords don't like the feature, so no implementation.
Jaimie Tonks commented
Could we have an "At Lunch" option also?
I see most of these already
In a meeting is triggered by Outlook meetings; In a call triggers I think if you are, er, in a call.
I see 'be right back', 'appear away', and there's a custom status message that you can have displayed when people message you, and clear out after a specified time period. I'm not sure how long these have all been there, but I feel like it's a fair while. So I don't know what kind of update everyone still needs, but I think this is basically done.
Daniel Hubertus commented
Any update on this?
I really need the ability to create and save a custom status message - bonus points if there's an option to block notifications from everyone during that time. I do admin work and see clients and when I'm with a client I need to be able to reflect that in my status - just using "Away" or "Do Not Disturb" doesn't actually communicate this to my team.
+1 for a WFH status
Morten Sørensen commented
Don't forget - *At home office
Please prioritise this, it's super-annoying to us users when we lose functionality we used to have (in skype, for example)
I wish the statuses would be automatic, like I would like, during my lunch breaks that my status changes to Busy, out of office, leaving just a red circle in my status, letting people know that I'M ACTUALLY not available during my LUNCH ... duh ...
Custom statuses are really important as more people move to remote/flexible schedules. I use my slack status as a general communicator for when im available. People will have a hard time knowing and anticipating when i will be available without this.
It has been 2 years, why had this still not been worked on?
any move up the backlog from 2 years ago?
It would be great if we could have a setting so that when he have Shifts set up and you clock into a shift, the shift name becomes your default status.
Given the current COVID-19 world and the high occurrence of working from home, why is the status between Outlook and MS Teams not yet solved? I don't want to have to update my status in multiple places. Just from my calendar which updates everything else.
Absolutely agree that the curren list of statuses is rather restrictive. Perhaps each organisation should be able to set it's own set within the Teams Admin area.
Also, I find it very frustrating that I can set a timeout on status messages, but not on the status itself. If I know I'm not going to be availbale for a few days or hours why can't I set the Away or Offiline status and have it expire after a set time? The status is the one bit of information people can easily see at a glance so it's important that this should be able to accurately relfect what we are doing not what Teams thinks we are doing based on very little data.
Hashokmi Pheirim commented
Till such time Microsoft releases an update with this requested changes is there any workaround wherein we can manually make this custom presence status changes in the registry like how we can do it for Lync/skype for business.
I would like to also include the ability to set out of office calls for my regular day off. Since I'm on a 9/80 schedule which means I get every other Friday off and it would be nice to have it alerted every other Friday and allow for an off button when I have to do overtime on the Friday I am off.
Ryan Blake commented
Agree wholeheartedly with Nikki's comment.
In context of remote work, we need more custom presence options. Having the ability to mix presence and location - Working from home, In the office, At lunch, Taking a break, Custom presence. Better understanding of timeout. How to respect others flexible work schedules through presence and status.
Ryan Blake commented
Yes, having a Working from Home status would be great along with "On Break" or as others have said "At lunch" would be helpful. With the last update being 2018, that's a quite old status. Surely Microsoft can update us in 2020.