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Blynclight for Microsoft Teams

Expose user presence in Microsoft Teams through an API so that the Embrava Blynclight can subscribe to the current users status and display this status on the Blynclight.

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    Embrava Pty Ltd shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  AdminAlex (Admin, Microsoft Teams) responded  · 

    Thanks for the suggestion! We have been hearing this request from more users, so it has been raised with the feature teams. I’ll keep you updated as I learn more.

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      • Eric Richards commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yeah, this really should be cobbled on somehow. Graph API doesn't seem to have any great way to do real-time subscriptions like you used to be able to do with UCMA or UCWA, but if it was possible to get a user's presence state on-demand as another field on the /user resource, that would go a long way.

      • Casper Niebe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Having successfully implemented/integrated our B2B virtual PBX through cloud-based virtual SBC from Audiocodes to provide businesses with a fully cloud based telephony solution with integration from mobile phones, SIP-phones etc. this feature is one of the major obstacles we face. We have no way to prevent calls from being made to a user's mobile phone while he's on a call through his Teams client without presence-information. Neither can we prevent a call to a user's Teams client when busy on mobile device. Needless to say, this feature is absolute paramount in a lot of the advanced voice services we offer and I'm absolutely stunned that this wasn't introduced when voice-enabling Teams.

        If you want users to move to Teams from old school land lines or even Skype for Business, do speed up the process of providing API access to users' presence status. I can't imagine this should be rocket science.

      • James Thompson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 for Presence API. We rely on kuando BusyLights and can't consider a Teams move from Skype for Business without Presence support.

      • Gana commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A complete suite of Presence related API would be helpful to build more client oriented applications and track our Organization users. Request you to please include this at the earliest.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We will have several hundred thousand users on Teams in the near future and would like to see this API support products such as the kuando Busylight and Embrava Blynclight.

      • Chris Crawford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +1 for the core requirement. If I could pile on: The ability to see if camera and mic are live is also important for the best possible status-light capability. These were observable in the S4B client API, and it really helped my implementation of a client-status-indicator. (E.g. Yellow was in call and muted with Red as in call with either microphone or camera live.)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        + several hundred on this! We had invested in these while using S4B (and other platforms). I would assume MS very much wants to deliver this and I'm shocked it's not already there!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Since Teams does not have a secondary ringer, we need an API for Teams to do Visual indicator and Audio alerting.

      • Marina Sea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My company has hundreds of these devices but we can't use them anymore since Teams replaced Skype for Business. Please add this feature!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please do this. My company recently forced us to switch from S4B to Teams, and the loss of my Blynclight is obnoxious.

      • Wayne Stuebing commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is one of the items that is holding us back form using teams as a phone platform today. How this did not happen when PSTN was added is a huge mistake.

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