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  1. More status options, custom status, and Out of Office

    MORE STATUS
    I like the status options in S4B, and so does my boss. It will be important to my boss before accepting the use of MS Teams widely to have a broader range of statuses. Missing statuses are:
    * In a meeting
    * In a conference call
    * In a call
    * Presenting
    * Be right back
    * Off Work

    Particularly of importance are "Be right back" and "off work". "Do not disturb" is probably sufficient for "in a meeting", "in a call" and "presenting". But, it sure is nice that S4B auto-detects those three statuses (for the most…

    1,091 votes
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      101 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • group chat picture

      Allow users to set pictures / display pictures to represent group chats so it is easier to differentiate them

      210 votes
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        5 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Use the user Alias instead of DisplayName in mentions

        Hi,
        When mentioning someone with @, is it possible to use the user alias instead of the Display Name? In Slack for example, it is possible to choose whether to display the full name or the user name when being mentioned. Could be great to have it on MS Teams because it is shorter in messages where many mentions are provided.

        175 votes
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          19 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Do Not Disturb unexpectedly changes to Available

          I set myself to "Do Not Disturb"
          I send a message or a chat.
          Teams decides I'm available, and changes me to "Available."
          NO, DND means JUST THAT. Please STOP changing my availability!

          154 votes
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            34 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thank you to those of you who sent logs. I have a solid repro for “Do Not Disturb status changing to Available”, and have passed it onto the feature team for investigation.

            Note: There are other suggestions regarding the functionality of the app when your state is “Do Not Disturb” – so this is specifically regarding resetting to Available.

            ~ Alex

          • Integrate Outlook Calendar Meeting Presence

            In Cisco Jabber and other IM agents, you can link your Presence Status to all meeting types, not just Skype or Teams meetings. The functionality of showing that "I'm in a meeting" on my status indicator in Teams would be very beneficial for transitioning teams to this service over something like Cisco Jabber or Spark.

            118 votes
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              10 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Tag for status updates

              Skype for Business supports tagging for status updates. It's a really buried feature, but one that is really helpful when trying to get in touch with someone. Would love to make this more easily available in Microsoft Teams to be better able to catch people as they become available (e.g. know when they come in in the morning, when they finish their current meeting, etc.).

              104 votes
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                under review  ·  12 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Options to change display name format

                Currently for Enterprise SSP users, display name appears as it is configured in Active Directory (ex LastName, First) -- would be great to have the ability to customize via options or settings whether names appear as LastName, First / FirstName Last / FirstName L. etc. as preferred by the end user.

                58 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Integrate Presence in Outlook contacts from Teams

                  Whenever Team is running the presence should show on the Outlook contacts. When composing emails and adding users, it should show the presence of Team. It currently works only for skype for business.

                  55 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Edit display name

                    When I @mention a team member it displays them as Last Name, First name which really interrupts the conversational flow. Slack lets me edit my display name.

                    53 votes
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                      14 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Fun custom status features

                      Ability to enter a custom status like “working from home” or “on vacation” or “out sick” with fun icons to go along with the status.

                      49 votes
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                        11 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Lag In Presence/Status Update

                        The presence update is laggy, even in very simple scenarios. I made a call which changed me to "On a Call", then hung up. It took about a minute after the call for my icon to change back to Available. Strangely, I could see the correct status if I pulled up my profile.

                        30 votes
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                        • Separate Status and Presence like Skype - they are not the same thing.

                          Keeping Status and Presence separate is IMPORTANT - we use Status for things like "working from home today". Really big feature that we lost when our company went away from Skype, but now with Teams we may have an opportunity to get some great functionality back.

                          26 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Different team members for different channels

                            I want to have different team members for different channels under one team.

                            23 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 'Status Unknown' for many users

                              A large number of users on many of our user's Teams app shows people as 'Status uknown' when these users are actually online, or even actively engaged in a conversation. Fix this!

                              19 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Unified Presence between on Prem Skype for Business and Teams

                                Unified Presence between on Prem Skype for Business and Teams

                                19 votes
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                                • My Out Of Office presence does not show in teams.. would think that would be pretty basic.

                                  Make out of office scheduling from outlook show in the presence. People are assigning me work when im on pto.

                                  18 votes
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                                  • disable automatic status

                                    Add option to disable automatic status. I do not want other people to know what I am doing. I would like to see an option that complete disables the automatic status update.

                                    17 votes
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                                    • Alert when available

                                      I would like Teams to monitor a persons availability status and alert me when they become available. This works kind of like an automatic redialer. It saves me the problem of monitoring someone's presence "manually" when I am trying to get in touch with them.

                                      17 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Have a read to badge for all teammates that have read a conversation. As well as show which user is typing.

                                        Being able to see if a user is typing or has seen a certain conversation in a channel would be really handy. When team members don't respond I'd like to know if they at least saw the conversation to that point to know if I need to reach out to them again or not.

                                        16 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  People/Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • switch status from taskbar

                                          I want to change my status from the taskbar.
                                          I now can only see my current status when I right klick the icon in the taskbar. Would be nice to be able to switch status right in that context menu without having to start teams just for that

                                          BR

                                          15 votes
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