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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

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  • Brian Critchlow commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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!

  • Lasse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Having OOO set in Teams should be enough to prevent incoming calls. Why would this just not work?

  • Ryab commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It is nice to know someone is out, but need to give the context (out for how long.......or at least until when).

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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

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