The option to Turn Off Emojis is still in the works.
No additional details at this time.
We continue to work towards the S4B convergence.
Official roadmap for the convergence: https://skypeandteams.blob.core.windows.net/artefacts/Skype%20for%20Business%20to%20Teams%20Capabilities%20Roadmap.pdf
This should be put on a very high priority. It isn't fun to support both products with so much overlap, and neither work awesomely. Different teams only use Skype...Others only use Teams. Please completely integrate to avoid all the fuss and confusion. Then polish the heck out of it, and iron out all the major bugs.
No new updates at this time.
I will continue to voice your feedback to the team and provide updates as possible.
Just build all the features into the browser including video, calling, etc. That would eliminate any need for a thick client. I thought this is why the web was invented, no?
Don't forget an IRC gateway like Slack has. Not Linux specific, but generally related.
This feature request is still being actively worked upon.
No additional information is yet available but I will keep you posted as more information becomes available.