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.).
I’m excited to announce that this feature is in internal testing, and should be coming soon! Thanks!~ Alex
Definitely not a Must-have (just having tagging is much more important), but: I wish that I could tag someone for a question later and add note text. I often have multiple people that I need to track down at once for different things and would be great to tag someone, add a reason and then have that note reappear next to the status change would be awesome.
Very helpful feature when people on your team are in different time zones. Please add.
Hugely important--managing multiple projects with diverse constituents, this can be one of the only ways to get ahold of particularly calendar-heavy people. As I get deeper integrated into Skype for Business, this is becoming more of a daily driver for me (~2-3 year user of SfB)
I would like Teams to monitor a persons availability status and alert me when they become available. This works kind of like an automatic redialer. It saves me the problem of monitoring someone's presence "manually" when I am trying to get in touch with them.
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Lynn Parsons commented
Without this feature I don't see us moving from S4b to Teams as it is heavily used and makes communication more effective/efficient. We are trying teams but happily have S4b running to keep up on status.
Yes, status change alerts are very helpful to manage interaction and expectations. Have used those always in Skype (Classic), Skype for Business and other IM tools.