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    Anonymous commented  · 

    And why is there no option in Teams to add an Office/Microsoft 365 Group to the Contacts list (like there is in Skype for Business)?

    We have an All Staff group in Microsoft 365 that is always kept current with only the current employees. I always added it to SfB as a Contact list when setting up new user profiles - that way, the new staff member can see all of the names (and status info) for our organization (we only have 23 employees) and when the Group membership gets updated (when someone leaves or someone new arrives), that Contact list in SfB automatically gets updated too.

    In Teams, each and every contact list member has to be added (or deleted) manually. That doesn't sound like a very productive use of time to me (I thought Teams was supposed to be a productivity tool).

    This functionality exists in Skype for Business. How is it that Teams doesn't contain this same functionality?

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    That single pane of status information (name with either location or "What's happening status under it") in Skype for Business has become our in/out board for our staff.

    The fact that this feature is completely missing in Teams is going to be a productivity killer for our staff. I thought Teams was supposed to be a productivity tool? From what I've seen of Teams so far, unless it is totally managed, it is going to be a major mess and productivity killer.

    Why is Microsoft in such a hurry to EOL Skype for Business when Teams doesn't include some of the most basic productivity tools that we currently have in SfB?

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    Anonymous commented  · 

    The location feature in Skype makes sharing my status with our staff completely automatic for me. I don't have to think about updating my status unless I want to post an exception.

    I'm really frustrated that Microsoft left so much of this status/presence stuff out of Teams and I don't understand why we're being forced to move to Teams when it really doesn't even provide the same level of functionality that Skype does.

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    Really frustrated to find out Skype for Business is going end of life on 7/21/2021 when Chat in Microsoft Teams is not really as functional as Skype for Business is.

    We always set up Skype for our users initially to include an email distribution list as one of their contact lists - it's our All Staff list. This ensures this contact list is automatically updated for everyone as employees leave or new employees arrive in the organization (when I, as the administrator, remove and add members to the corresponding distribution list). There does not appear to be a corresponding function in the Teams Chat app (not even for using Microsoft/Office 365 groups as contact lists). What a pain - telling my users they have to add each employee individually to their own personal contact list (and then making sure their list remains current by deleting departing employees or adding new ones in the future).

    Also, when the Skype for Business panel is displayed on our desktops (most of us keep it docked on the right side), we can easily see everyone in our All Staff contact list and we can see at a glance the status each person has chosen to provide in either the Location or "What's happening today" fields - it's always been the perfect In/Out board. And yet, Microsoft, you're taking that away from us in Teams Chat.

    I don't get it - shouldn't a new version of software provide more new awesome features, not cripple us by removing features we depend heavily on?

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