Sep 28 2020 10:56 AM
Sep 28 2020 10:56 AM
How can I use my calendar invites in Outlook to automatically change my Teams Status to Do Not Disturb?
I schedule out specific tasks in my Outlook calendar so I can plan and manage my day better & I would like my Status to be set to Do Not Disturb in Teams during these periods similarly to this "Focus Time" feature which MS have developed.
I do not want to use this generic "Focus Time" term / feature as I like to set time aside to give my attention to a specific thing - it also helps me to remember what I should be working on and when.
Any help would be appreciated as I know the "Show As" function within an Outlook Calendar invite you can use this to Change your Teams Status to Away or Busy, but annoyingly.....not Do Not Disturb.... :S
Sep 29 2020 12:34 PM - edited Dec 18 2021 04:12 PMSolution
Updated 2021, feedback under review
Enable Scheduled Do Not Disturb, like Slack · Community (microsoft.com)
Would recommend to vote on it to push it up the agenda. By voting on it, you'll be notified if Microsoft picks it up. I think that this would be a great feature and I would love to see it introduced so voted it up too
Oct 06 2020 08:56 AM
@nt_n15a I am actually looking for the opposite solution - how to turn off DND during Focus Time. Don't judge ;). It's a necessary evil at times. Any suggestions welcome!
Anyway - I rename and categorize (and move around) my pre-set Focus Time blocks. This allows me to earmark time for specific activities, while maintaining inclusion in Focus Time stats. Maybe this helps you too.
I am trying to solve for keeping the Focus Time stats + being available in Teams concurrently - struggling to find an existing solution.
Mar 31 2021 12:41 AM
@katyh432 - This feature is now available
Open MyAnalytics -> Config Settings -> Plan Configuration
Change "Silence Teams notifications during focus time?" to No
This leaves your status set as Busy.
Sep 16 2021 10:51 AM
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Oct 13 2021 08:49 AM
@nt_n15a In the meantime, I copy a focus meeting and repurpose it. It triggers the DND like it is a focus meeting, but can be renamed and date and time changed.
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Sep 14 2022 11:00 AM
@malcb13 - this is the opposite issue. We're asking to be able to set a normal meeting to DND vs. Busy/Tentative/etc. instead of having to set up a Focus Meeting and repurpose it.