Contact functionality

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Occasional Contributor

Hi,

 

Does anyone know if the contacts functionality will be fixed or improved upon in the near future?

 

In Skype for Business you could add Office 365 distribution groups to your contacts list, and this would automatically import all those people as contacts within that group, and it also meant you didn't need to worry about adding or removing people since those groups are managed by company administrators (e.g. a group for London employees, one for All, one for Interns).

 

Even for teams, you don't always want to be messaging in channels, you want to be able to see the members of the team and message them individually (without having to go via "Manage Team"), I'd rather add the team to my contacts list and have the members of that team come and go from that group automatically based on who is actually in the team.

 

When using Microsoft Teams, these groups that I added to or created in Skype for Business show up, but empty. They're just lists I can add people to but have no relation to their Active Directory counterparts.

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It leaves a lot to be desired, no other way of putting it. My biggest issue is with external contacts, but there are tons of other deficiencies, which me and fellow MVPs are constantly bringing to the Teams folks. We've received some confirmations that this is being looked at, but when and what exactly will happen in this area, I cannot tell.

And it's still an issue unfortunately :(

 

So basic yet so useful to have.

@Daniel Rogerson This is still issue in 2020, anyone who has an update on this?