Import Groups & Contacts from Skype for Business
With the integration of Skype's features in Microsoft Teams, is there a way to export/import your Contacts and Groups from Skype into Microsoft Teams?
For someone that has been using Teams for over a year now, this would be very useful tool.
As to perform this task of creating Groups, adding the people to them both internal and external manually would take several hours.
Let me know if I can assist.
yup, I need this feature
It would. Be worth the work to get.
Jovito H Chaves commented
Most of my users need this function to add a group so they don't need to add the accounts one by one.
My org need this feature......
Not acceptable to have such a minor feature spoil the experience
I've only just started using Teams, and I noticed that I could see the same two groups I have in S4B, one is a group I created and one is Other Contacts, but only the latter has anything in it. The group I created is empty.
Jenny Nichols commented
Now, it looks like if the name of the group in Skype for Business has spaces in it, it displays "%20" wherever there's a space. (ex: firstword%20second%20third)
Skype contacts appear to have synced to Teams but cannot move contacts to other contact groups in Teams; nor do they sync back the changes to Skype.
Greg Marts commented
Just a quick update because this is a feature that I've been waiting for too. The Office 365 message center posted an update regarding contact groups coming to MS Teams in April 2018 and the ability to import contact groups from Skype for Business. If you view the Office 365 roadmap, you will see the contact group features are in the process of rolling out to customer tenants.
You can find the roadmap here:
I can't believe that such a fundamental and important feature isn't built-in Microsoft Teams. We are an MSP and have so many clients that are looking into migrating from Other Phone companies to Microsoft - Teams/Skype for Business. The Teams client lacks so many needed and important features such as having the ability to see all your Office 365 contacts in Teams... C'mon Microsoft! Get this right!