06-22-2018 03:25 PM - edited 06-22-2018 09:30 PM
06-22-2018 03:25 PM - edited 06-22-2018 09:30 PM
Some of you may have had that moment, when you are presenting and have a banner notification rudely interrupt you with some not so safe for work messages :). Outside of quitting Teams or turning off all your notifications, you really didn't have any options previously to suppress these pop ups.
Now with the latest presence updates that are currently rolling out, the Do Not Disturb status has come to the rescue. When presenting if your status doesn't auto switch to a DnD status, you can switch your status to Do Not Disturb which will suppress your Teams notifications until you turn it off! Previously you could use this, but the presence didn't work correctly and it would always switch back to available when it detected activity and you would end up getting banner notifications anyway.
Below is a snippet I sent out to my organization about using Do Not Disturb and how to set it when presenting. Keep in mind this won't be true for everyone until the latest presence updates are on your tenant "Out of Office/Chat Contact Groups". Using "Focus Assist" with Windows 10 will be a another alternative once that gets released, until then Do Not Disturb is the quick easy option!
Let me know if you have any questions!
Do not Disturb - If you set your status to "Do not Disturb" this now will keep you in that mode and not switch back to available like it did previously before the update. You can use this status when you are focusing on a project and do not want to get notification popups from Teams. You can also use this status to prevent pop-up distractions from Teams during presentations!
You can set your status to "Do not Disturb" by doing the following:
11-14-2018 04:25 AM
11-30-2018 01:04 AM
Yes, is there a way to set Teams so that it would go automatically to Do Not Disturb when in a meeting (or even when presenting) instead of busy?
I love Teams, but I hate these pop-ups during meetings.
01-03-2019 10:43 AM - edited 01-03-2019 10:46 AM
Why can't the Teams software just work in accordance to Apple OS's "do not disturb" functionality and reduce a step for users to go into DND mode? It seems to block every other app from popping up except Teams.
01-03-2019 11:16 AM
04-01-2019 08:34 AM
@Chris Webb all when we joined team meeting it disables windows notification and toast notifications.
04-01-2019 08:36 AM
@Chris Webb all when we joined team meeting it disables windows notification and toast notifications. any idea
04-01-2019 08:37 AM
04-19-2019 05:33 AM
hi @Christopher Webb we're running into the issue, that you can't change your status in the mobile Teams app, from Out of Office (based on a calendar event with that status) to Do not Disturb. This can be done via the desktop Teams client, but it does not sync through the mobile app 🤷:male_sign:
04-19-2019 05:37 AM
04-19-2019 07:09 AM
@Chris Webb thanks for your reply!
It's really difficult to educate users the right way in how to use their presence in Outlook and Teams nowadays. We have a handful customers using PhoneSystem(cloudpbx) with Teams. One might expect that they don't receive calls when their calendar is set to, Out of Office. Nope, in order to not receive incoming phone calls, you need to set your presence to DND.
04-19-2019 07:17 AM
04-19-2019 08:06 AM
@Chris Webb Nope, quiet times, only blocks notifications. Calls do come through. Best way for vacation is to sign off at this moment 🤞🏼
05-29-2019 05:48 AM
@Chris Webbdo you know if there are any planned updates regarding the presence. No info visible on the roadmap.
05-29-2019 06:12 AM
05-30-2019 02:05 AM
@Chris Webbyes I can :)
-presence sync between desktop app and mobile, sometimes works instant, but not every time. Do you perhaps know what the amount of minutes/delay can be?
-unable to change presence on mobile device to DnD in case a calendar appointment has the status Out of office
-when presenting, presence is set to Presenting, but still receive incoming phonecalls.
-when having a appointment schedules and my presence it set to Busy, still receive incoming phonecalls.
05-30-2019 01:17 PM
05-31-2019 06:31 AM
@Chris Webbgreat to hear, that the first 3 items are in progress :crossed_fingers:
i've added it to a current UserVoice post, https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/16958344-more-status-options-c...
08-22-2019 05:37 AM - edited 08-22-2019 05:38 AM
@Christopher Webb I'm not sure if this is intented or not but. You can break through a Do Not Disturb & Mute when using the "Important" and "Urgent" messages. This can be annoying as sometimes you're presenting for an audience and really do not want any pop-ups. Is the only solution then to shut down teams?
08-22-2019 05:52 AM
09-05-2019 02:44 PM
@Chris WebbWhat about the other way around? When I'm on my mobile phone and in a Teams call (because I'm away from my desk and the Teams call rings through), is it possible to set the phone (meaning my cell carrier) to not disturb my Teams call? It's really a bother when I'm in a Teams call on my cell phone and someone calls my cell phone.
09-05-2019 08:36 PM