Good news. The feature, Unified Presence (aka same presence as Skype for business) is rolling out.
The feature update has started rolling out to customers.
PLEASE NOTE: Not everyone will receive the update at the same time.
You can read more about the March releases on the Teams Blog – https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-new-in-Microsoft-Teams-April-update/ba-p/179801
Thank you very much for all your feedback.
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Great we can manually set our availability but if we're using Teams and it's set to Available, it times out way too quick when switching to another app quickly to do something else.
Would be good to keep the availability settings fixed when set manually (as in, if I choose Available, it should stay that way until I either close Teams or switch to another status) or if it has to automatically switch to Away after a period of inactivity then let us specify a time period (15 mins, 30 mins, 1 hour etc) before doing so.
I had a few instances where colleagues emailed me because they thought I was literally away when all it was I was doing something else with Teams still running.
Anton Pettersson commented
What does it mean? Being able to send/receive messages to/from Skype users?
Must have =D
First things that came to my mind....
Andy Bocko commented
Deeper integration is a must in all Office apps. Teams should show up in SfB client. I don't want to have 2 IM/chat experiences from 1 vendor.
Charles Wallace commented
I believe integration with Skype for Business is certainly needed .... unless you are planning to move all of the features from Skype for Business (specifically voice features and meeting functions) into Teams.
I disagree. The goal should be to flush skype for business as fast as possible and any extra work that might delay Teams deployment or keep skype for b around longer is a bad idea and a waste of development. Its time for lync to be put to sleep.
Joerg Hochwald commented
A must have, in my opinion
sounds obvious to me but at the same time not suprised at all...