+1 for this.
One annoyance we've spotted is that with the screen lock policy we have in place calls are getting missed because someone might have turned away from their computer to chat to a colleague, their screen locks, and they don't see the incoming call. Incoming calls do ring wired / wireless headset and external speakers, but it would be better if the computer speaker could be selected to ring too (with a volume setting) and transfer audio to the headset / external upon answering.
This is similar to the other UserVoice suggestion at https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/36641473-phone-ring#comments
+1 for this. We have a screen lock policy which means calls are getting missed. Incoming calls do ring wired / wireless headset and external speakers, but it would be better if the computer speaker could be selected to ring too (with a volume setting) and transfer audio to the headset / external upon answering.
Calls from chat are logged under call history in the Calls app, including the time of call and duration. Please try this and let us know your feedback.
Hopefully this is a relatively simple one to implement.
In the meantime you can use this workaround - Create a user account with appropriate and configure that account to put calls straight for voicemail (with email of a voicemail set to go to an
individual or team).
I'm leading a Teams for telephony pilot in the UK, and provide weekly updates to 51 universities and research organisations around the world. If it wasn't for the lack of call queue group functionality we'd likely have implemented - if the features can't be provided, can APIs to allow third party integrations to work?
The key requirements here are to have hunt groups which are capable of:
- Ringing all members of a group at once (which Teams can do).
- Ringing members of a group in a range of serial models:
--- Ring members in a strict pre-determined order (taking in account anyone who’s opted out of the group).
--- Ring members in a random order.
--- Ring members in an most-idle order - whereby the first person to get the call is that person who has been longest off the phone or hasn’t picked up a call for the longest period.
- Escalating calls through groups. For example, a call comes to one group and doesn’t get answered so moves to another group. Where we’ve used this is a our service desk where engineers phones ring all at once, if no one picks up it’ll ring a broader group (the original group plus senior engineers).
- Allowing members of the group to easily opt out of receiving calls to the group - when they’re on lunch, not on duty, etc.
We are working on a better experience in Teams when a user is not connected to the internet. No timeline to share at this point, but we will keep you posted.