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they should just unify the two threads, they could still mark them inside to show some were skype and some were teams, but really the users don't care and shouldn't need to be bothered with that info
I agree, we don't need more apps at work, we need less and more streamlined apps, teams seems so close to right, but for now skype just has more functionality, particularly screen sharing without voice/video, screen control and conversation history in outlook (makes it searchable). Skype is also smaller so if you are chatting it doesn't take up your whole screen where teams seems to be an app you work in exclusively
Thank you SO MUCH for your response to the call for more feedback! This has moved into planning. I’ll share more info once I get it. :-)
our organization has many teleworkers, most of which work in home offices and some of which are rural without amazing internet speeds. Video puts people on the spot who will be working from home all day and generally are comfortable and don't want to do video in their home. Video takes a lot of bandwidth so it's also avoided for that reason. Lastly, chat is how most conversations start here and many times we want to share a screen or have someone control/take control like in skype.
You may have already heard this because we announced this date at our public release of Teams last month, but I thought I’d email everyone just in case they didn’t get the news. We’ve publicly committed to a date for this feature, and it is June!
Its a difficult feature to pull off, and we want to make sure to get it right for you. Thank you for your patience and most of all, thank you for bringing this idea for us! We’re excited to soon be able to mark the #1 UserVoice item as complete. :-)
Start off your weekend with good news: we’re working on this!
Thanks to everyone who brought this feature to the forefront and shared feedback on their use case scenario. Very helpful!
I wrote some more product updates on today’s Teams blog in my weekly column, “Weekend Reading” —