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Change Outlook Calendar Invite to set Teams Status to Do Not Disturb

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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

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Best Response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)
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Hi,

Uservoice open for this here

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/20605528-scheduled-do-not-dist...

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

Best, Chris
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@Christopher Hoard - That's amazing, thank you Chris! :)

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@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.

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That's a great idea - I will try this too!

 

Thanks for your help :)