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Incorrect status in teams

We have noticed that our Teams statuses are consistently incorrect. Even when some team members are active in Teams they are shown as "away" or "offline". For example, although I can see that my status is "active", my colleagues see my status as "offline".

Can you please fix this bug?

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needs your feedback  ·  AdminAlex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams) responded  · 

Hi — My apologies for the delay in updating this item. We rolled out a fix a year ago for a specific issue of status changing to away in Teams when you were still active on the device. We thought this had fixed the “incorrect status” issue. From comments below, it sounds like people are still seeing issues.

If you are still having issues, it would be super helpful if you can capture logs by typing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + 1, and send the file from your downloads folder along with device info and detailed repro steps to teamsml@microsoft.com.

Thanks all!

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  • Dominic Legori commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi,

    We are in Islands Mode and SFB and Teams have different presence(As per the mode) fyi- We are online for both SFB and Teams.
    However we have noticed that when many users sign out of Teams in all the devices. Their Status in Teams does not show Offline but still shows as "Available or Away" depending upon which one was in use before signing out.

    Is this issue related to the "Incorrect status in teams" Bug reported?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Status behavior, especially on the mobile app, is completely unpredictable now. When I am a guest in multiple orgs, and switch to another org, most of the time my status is listed as "offline" as are all the other team members. If I attempt to change my status, I get the brief error message that "Something went wrong" and my status is listed as "Unknown". For several days now my status in my home/primary org was stuck and listed me as "On a Call", resulting in incoming calls being missed.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    For a long time now I noticed a difference between Skype and Teams Status (Skype's one was always correct) but starting from yesterday I see all my Teams contacts in blank (status unknown) and they see me as blank also. Even better...

  • Susi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    same here...

    In S4B status changed automatically after a few minutes. Actually I miss this in Teams as well as network defined location.

  • Nate Arnold commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This happens all the time. S4B updates immediately while Teams shows me as away and doesn't update for several minutes. Pain in the neck for users in multiple locations - but I guess that doesn't matter since live location updates from S4B don't work in Teams yet either.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I use S4B as well as Teams. My Skype status updates automatically but my Teams status seems to default to Busy unless I change it.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is quite frustrating. As we are trying to push adoption of Teams and move to Team for our telephone communications, issues with basic functions like presence make it difficult to make the case for using the new tools.

  • the eternal misanthrope commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please make sure to add back an "invisible" status that is truly invisible, such that my presence is unknown even if other people tag me, and cannot see when I login or logout.

    I'd like to be able to use IM, but only on my own terms for information, instead of having people use IM to track my whereabouts like crazed stalkers.

  • whatAshame commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    one more feedback, but not sure they really care about ! Hey Microsoft It is still happening !

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Oh for goodness sake - how much longer is this nonsense going to carry on - the app is totally unfit for purpose without this working. Seriously regret having migrated from Skype for Business - how can we go back?

  • Jrom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why is this not fixed in a year? What is it you actually do here?

  • Greg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are in islands mode but anyone using Teams does not get updated status information. I am constantly chatting with team members who are showing "away" or "offline". This is basic functionality that should be fixed, but it appears that it takes over a year to fix a core issue like this.

    Teams migration is on hold due to issues like this.

  • Gio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    By the time this will be done slack will have a release out to talk to people on mars..

  • Klaudia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Guys really, how can it not be done by now? The problem is over year old now and it's a basic function for most of communicators. Really it's a shame...

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