Distribution Lists in Teams
In Skype for Business client I can add a Distribution List as a Contact Group.
Can we have this feature in Teams?
This is needed so badly.
Took a look at the Contact Group Lookup and is useless as we don't have an Azure subscription, this needs to be included.
Kyle K commented
There is no reason this shouldn't be available in teams.
this is really needed
please please please.
This worked so well in Lync, and S4B. I miss this feature a lot.
It is baffling that contact groups are not integrated into MS Teams by default.
The Contact Group Lookup app is not appropriate for the average end user to attempt to install, and in fact it is not a solution for the tens or hundreds of thousands of people whose whose organization locks down admin and installation privileges. My organization alone represents 76,000 of those users. Furthermore, the app requires an Azure subscription for something that should have been included in Teams in the first place.
I guess most of you want below functionality in MS Teams;
The Contact Group Lookup app provides a convenient and useful approach to creating, accessing, and managing your organization's contact groups, formerly known as distribution lists or communication groups. Users can quickly view and chat with group members, view member status, and create a group chat with selected members in the contact group, all within the Teams environment.
Introduction video to 'Contact Group Lookup':
Credits to Kiran Thomas (Microsoft) | @NotKiran
I hope this is helpful for most of you.
We need this as well. Or, tell us what its being replaced with? Is there a newer type of group we should be using that people can share?
Thierry Nullens commented
Hello ... In our case, it is crucial to have the possibility to have the status of the members of a
distribution list (generally including the members of a team or a department) and to be able to reach the people who are not busy (on call, status busy, in presentation ...)
This was used in Skype.
Thierry Nullens - Proximus
Charles Tomlinson commented
being able to add a distribution list to contacts is a greatly needed feature. Skype let you do that...Teams needs to add this ability.
Is this even on the radar yet? No DLs in teams is a big issue for adoption AND migration. People have been doing this for years so it's a problem to take away. Guess what?! Persistent chats are not always better. A lot of my team like that the chats go away in Skype but can be searched for when needed.
Microsoft! You're killing us! PLEASE let us use Outlook distribution lists as a contract group in Teams.
Manjunath Nagasomasundaram commented
This is such an obvious feature to be there. when MS is touting Teams as ultimate collaboration platform, it will never come close without such a basic feature. How can you remove an obvious feature from the product you have replaced it with.
Nate Norman commented
This was a huge problem for us with getting the adoption rate up. They were loosing this functionality when moving from Skype.
The ability to tag a distribution group in a chat or meeting is one of the bigger barriers to adoption of Teams. It seems so odd to have this feature in SfB but not in Teams.
I'm now paying extra for a contact group look up app template to replace functionality that should have been built into teams from the start. Grumble. Starting to miss Lotus Notes Sametime
This is such an obvious basic feature and is destroying our migration from IBM notes of all **** things. We have a thousand distribution lists that users used to be able to email or chat with, without joining a group and gaining access to their files and other content they should not have access to.
Each user is forced to create and maintain their own groups by looking up who belongs in the group and manually creating it just to say good morning, can you answer this question.
without the ability to chat with distribution unless we also don't have an easy way to see who's available in a specific team, again without joining the team and gaining access to their personal resources.
Distribution Lists in Teams , now please
Microsoft, you need to enable this functionality ASAP. We're a large metro hospital with various teams that are used to using Skype for Business and dist. lists to do group chats with each other. We already have supervisors who are expressing some frustration with not having that functionality.
Oliver S. commented
so many use cases for this functionality - must absolutely have!
Why can't I use a Teams Group email address as a Distribution List? This feature is a must!