Share live location
I really like the location feature in 2016 Business Skype. It know when I move between my two facilities at work and it also remembers my home location. This should be a feature in Microsoft Teams.
This is desperately needed. The set status message is good as a workaround but it's no good for the long term. Give us a text field that you can put in your location.
This is a critical flexible working feature that in the times of COVID when traditional business are looking to relax 'be in the office' policies - having a solution to reduce locational anxiety would be a welcome enabler.
The functionality in SFB was good enough for this, but it would be even better if i could load an IP zone or Wireless SSID map to location name table in for work addresses and have staff and students set their home and other locations on the fly.
This probably doesn't even need to be a specific mapped location identifier.
A semi customisable field of "Working from..." and the user can set a handful of choices, like;
Office .. or...
No need for an address. Heck, most probably don't want anyone knowing their precise home address especially.
Tore Uthus commented
This worked great from SfB.
So why didn't they just include it from the beginning?
In these Covid times when back and forth between home and office, this would have been great to include now when the transition from SfB to Teams is on its way.
We need this!
fully agree that it is on add-on to share the location
Dan Smith commented
Is there any information on where this feature request currently stands? It's been under review for well over a year now. Thank you!
Torren Manson commented
If these addresses populate from LIS, then this would be very helpful to identify if LIS is configured properly.
Patrick Brunner commented
I am familiar with the location feature from Cisco Jabber. What is important is that the location feature be automatic by the point of connection the user makes. Where Jabber fell short was it did not tell the location when showing "Away".
This would really improve communications and keep other team members in the know. Especially, now that most organization are working remotely
Jose R commented
Need this for users that are moving and to provide users the capability to change locations like in skype
Christian V commented
And check the search for "Location" suggestions here on UserVoice... That would probably add another couple of hundred votes!
Christian V commented
Where is this at? Skype is being phased out next year, and Microsoft is pushing for us to go to Teams. But when basic and widely used functionality is missing it impacts the work efficiency, particularly in these times where people are working everywhere. I need to understand where my colleagues are...
Our company is decommisioning skype for business, changing to teams. Everyone uses the location status, particularly due to Covid. We are also encouraging agile/flexible work desks so it's definitely a bonus to easily find where a person is working on any given day. Would love to see this feature available in teams!
Girish Kana commented
Important for us now due to Covid-19. If a person works from a particular office location on a particular day and time, they can be easily traced if someone has tested positive for Covid-19 and was in the office at the same day and time.
Ted Garrison commented
Such a basic feature that needs to be implemented. We're currently working from home on a rotating basis. Knowing who is in the office on a given day was so simple with Skype.
Or at least make it possible to set manually: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/40013551-work-from-home-status-icon
Christian Meißner commented
Also for us, we have changed from skype for business to teams (both are under the roof of Microsoft) and we really miss up this location status. Our Organization is going to foster flex-desks in future, so it's definitely an add value to us - especially in that Covid19 times.
Michele K commented
Now that we have moved to Teams, we are really missing the location feature that Skype for Business had, it updated when team members moved locations. This would be a great feature for Microsoft Teams, hoping this can be added soon, thanks!
Echo with Dale! This is handy for companies with flexi-desk or work from home.