The team is working on #2 (and has been for awhile). We will update as soon as we have more news.
ThanksJW Walton commented
Federation is a must to move away from SfB!
We acknowledge the customer demand for Private Channels and have been hard at work on it. Private Channels is currently in preview with a select group of customers. We expect to release the feature to the public later this Fall, and will update here when we are starting to roll out to all customers. We appreciate all the feedback you have provided to us on this forum and thank you for your patience.
Hi — My apologies for the delay in updating this item. We rolled out a fix a year ago for a specific issue of status changing to away in Teams when you were still active on the device. We thought this had fixed the “incorrect status” issue. From comments below, it sounds like people are still seeing issues.
If you are still having issues, it would be super helpful if you can capture logs by typing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + 1, and send the file from your downloads folder along with device info and detailed repro steps to email@example.com.
Thanks all!JW Walton commented
Yes, this is still a two part issue: 1. The Teams status should follow the SfB logic for what constitutes Active, Away, In a Meeting, etc. and 2. the client takes a long time or specific action(s) in the client to update status.