Duplicate all the IM features of Skype
Users are being steered to Teams as a replacement for Skype. Microsoft just forced their own company to replace Skype with Teams.
BUT YOU DID NOT PORT ALL THE IM FEATURES OF SKYPE OVER TO TEAMS!!!
This is unacceptable! My company is soon to adopt Teams in favor of Skype as well, but its woefully inadequate as an IM replacement.
Teams notifications do a HORRIBLE job of notifying me of new messages. I don't get a blinking taskbar, I only get a quick banner as if it were a new email. Let's not forget the "I" in "IM". It's for instant, not "Forgetful Banner Messaging".
There are hardly any customization options in Teams for IM. Skype has 10x more options than Teams in this regard.
I cannot break out the chat window from Teams, so it constantly fills my entire screen! If I try to size my chat window down to a reasonable size, it eliminates my contacts list!
I also cannot break out my contacts list window like Skype does.
*I no longer have the option to "show contacts with away, offline and unknown presences in a separate group".
Please update Teams from the super-basic version that it is now to a fully fleshed out replacement for Skype if that's what you're going to bill it as.