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    Daniel commented  · 

    There needs to be a way to give me more control about how I can override my status without Teams automatically changing it back. There are many good reasons why I might want to override my status. The current implementation doesn't improve team collaboration, it makes it worse.


    I might be doing something at my desk that doesn't involve my PC, and Teams forces my status to "Away". This causes people to not reach out to me even though I'm completely available to help them. Being inaccurately shown as "Away" when I'm actually available reduces collaboration, instead of encouraging it.

    During most of my meetings I can usually respond to a Teams communication without disrupting the meeting. I don't want to have to manually change my status to "Available" each time, there should be a way for me to have it default to staying available and I'll manually set it to "Busy" just for the few meetings that require my full attention. (There should be a sub-option to default to "Busy" and suppress notifications when I'm sharing my screen, but this should be optional too.)

    I might be using my mobile phone after hours to read messages and Teams automatically changes my status to "Available". I don't want people thinking it's okay to reach out to me during my off time unless I want them to. It's a nuisance to have to change my status back to "Away" every time I open Teams on my mobile device. There should be a way for me to control the default behavior.

    There is an option to set a duration when manually selecting a status - but Teams doesn't respect it in all cases. This isn't that difficult, just make the "Duration" feature do what it says it will do!

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