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.
Agree, we should have Away messages so users can share short-term details about when they can/cannot be reached (Ex. Away "Out of office in meetings for the afternoon" or Away "At Lunch back in 30 mins".
Yes please sync OOO with outlook
great idea and a direct message should also auto-reply with the OOO message
Would be a good feature to have the ability to set up a custom away message. Where you can put something like "Out for lunch'" or "Working from home" anything custom that'll allow your team know what your doing.
Donald Strand commented
We have a shared station here in the office, and it's very useful to be able to set a custom status. People at that one in the old system could put their name as their custom status so other users could tell who was sitting there.
Santosh Kushal Madireddy commented
One more variant of this would be to not push notifications to mobile device with teams installed if the person's outlook calendar says OOO for the day or specific time period.
Martin Widemann commented
i do not vote for more different status.
you should just synchronize the status with skype and outlook.
Peter Linton commented
out of office notification in Teams
Would be great feature if Teams could provide a notification back when a channel mention is made to a user who is out of the office and has their OOO notification set in Exchange. For both Online and Exchange hybrid solutions.
Be able to create our own status, eg: In a meeting, Gone for Lunch etc
Sara DeMuncy commented
Set up personalized away message so if your team mate is away from their desk, we have the option to see where they went and an ETA of return
Halley J commented
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.
Jamie Thomson commented
Auto-reply has been a feature of Exchange for years. i.e. Automatically send an email to someone when they send one to you. Typically this is used when one is out of the office and one wants those emailing to know.
I suggest bringing similar to Teams. i.e. When someone sends me a message I auto-reply with some pre-defined message. The message should be sent to each person once regardless of how many times they send me a message.
Even better, use the same auto-reply that is set up in Exchange.
Jon C. commented
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".
Daniel Chick commented
This is one of the few features holding back adoption at my company. Many people here think Skype for Business is a Godsend and won't switch to Teams until these features are implemented.
Don't forget to also be able to specify a duration. For example as in Slack being able to do "/dnd 20 min" is great for example when working with pomodoro or similar, where you have a 20 minute (or whatever) interval where you do not want to be disturbed and be able to focus on work. Then have all the notifications appear as it automatically reverts to online status.
To be able to add a message to the status in this case would be even better, for example "/dnd 1 hour I'm in a meeting".
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.
Jared Mahoney commented
I like the idea and agree with it, but if implemented, I would like to see it integrated with other MS services that have presence/status. Agree on one universal set of options that can be used for all of these services.
Bogdan Brezuica commented
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
The own online status should be fully controlable.
i.e. At the moment you set yourself as 'not available' and after the next windows logon you are automatically set to available.
So the status should be fixable.
BTW: The status is not always correctly synced to other team members (you are online and others see you as absent).
Custom statuses would be wonderful.