This feature request has been declined.
Currently if you have the Teams app set to run in the background upon clicking the “X” in the upper right, the app stays active only in the system tray. If you receive chat messages, it still remains in the SysTray.
However, if you get an @mention, the focus pulls it to the Taskbar. This is by design since you are getting directly mentioned and some action is typically expected. This is a key design element which the team does not wish to deviate from.
We appreciate the suggestion but will respectively decline it at this time.
Thank you for the feedback and suggestion.
hmmm. it does stay in system tray, and it should promote to app bar on chat notification. Currently if the app is in the system tray, and I receive a chat, i get a popup message, but, if I do not notice this at the time of the popup. there is no visible indication that it needs attention.....
Sorry for the delay on an update on this one! I’m hunting down the status for you and will update once I have it.
Also, if you are interested in participating in testing or surveys for this, just tweet me at @skprufo.
I'm new to Teams... I absolutely cannot believe my teams calendar is not my primary Outlook calendar. this is crazy. I can only assume Teams was purchased by Microsoft, and shoehorned into Exchange/Outlook....