Out of Office
Show Out of Office or automatic reply in Teams Status like we used to have for Skype for Business.
It should show in the status Out of Office and then the message 'I am out of the office between X date and X date
Randy Savell commented
you ever wonder if they blocked the Teams developers from looking at all the great features in Skype...
Hans Eisenman commented
I set my Outlook automatic reply to respond automatically while I was out on Friday last week.
Teams saw that somehow and set an Out of Office (OoO) message in Teams.
Now I'm back. I turned off auto reply.
Teams still has the OoO message.
I can't seem to turn this off.
I've tried every manual setting. Nothing does it. I even Ended Task on Teams and restarted. Still saying I'm out of office today.
SUPER frustrating and taking away from my work time.
Agree with some of the previous comments. Please make this optional.
I'm absolutely not interested if someone in a project chat happens to be Out of Office, and definitely don't want to see a popup about that every single time I change to that chat window. Give us a way to disable the status popup.
In a more general view, all the things like this should be user configurable. Give us a way to disable and enable any behaviour as we wish. That would make the Teams client actually usable for power users.
Please make Outlook and Teams Presence(Status) sync instantaneously when Outlook Automatic Replies is manually Turned Off.
This happens when I do not wait for Outlook Automatic Replies to turn off by itself.
It takes about 30 to 45 minutes for Teams to transition from "Available - Out of Office" status to just "Available" if Outlook Automatic Replies is manually Turned Off.
Mail senders also keep getting the Out of Office replies, until 30 to 45 minutes have passed, if the Outlook Automatic Replies is turned off manually.
Please fix this
J. Warwick commented
Brian Critchlow commented
Rather than an auto-reply, I think there should be a small tooltip type message saying "Its outside this users business hours, they may not reply until they are back in the office"
Robert Y commented
This should be noted when you are being @ mentioned, too. Help people trying to chat or include you know that you aren’t going to see the message. Especially in chat and group chat!
Please, meke this Out Of Office notification optional. It gets very annoying when it pops up for a month every single time changing the chat.
Having OOO set in Teams should be enough to prevent incoming calls. Why would this just not work?
It is nice to know someone is out, but need to give the context (out for how long.......or at least until when).
And calls and notifications should not appear on Smartphone at the out of office time
Agreed... having my phone ring for a Teams call while on vacation is not fun. Normal Teams notifications on iOS are fine during OoO... but phone ringing, not so much.
Adam Skovron commented
Also, you could interpret the text of the out of office message, and extract the key from and to dates - then have a standard out and indicator if their message implied they would be checking messages or not while away.
James O commented
it would be great if it would look at one's calendar for OoO events and automatically switch to OoO status during those events (versus how Outlook requires a separate configuration for auto-replies vs calendar events)
Jayesh Patel commented
Setting your status as OOO in Outlook is not reflected in MS Teams. You will have to ‘sign out’ in MS Teams to appear offline. Is there a time line of when this will be in Teams like it was in Skype for Business