Aug 28 2019 06:47 AM
Aug 28 2019 06:47 AM
Recently we started to use Microsoft Teams at work. I love it. I've also added Teams to my Samsung Galaxy S10.
I'm on vacation for the rest of the week. However, I'm still getting notifications from Teams as my coworkers post messages there. Is there a way for me to place myself into a "On vacation" status, much like is done with Outlook, so that I won't get notifications on my phone? Or do I have to do that on the Teams app on my phone?
Aug 28 2019 06:59 AM
@Rod Falanga Set your status to do not disturb while on vacation and then set your status message to "Out of office returning on X." We don't have the mobile app deployed yet, but it should respect the dnd settings.
This might be a cool feature to have a vacation status where it just makes sure that you go through all these steps though.
Aug 28 2019 07:02 AM
Aug 28 2019 07:22 AM - edited Aug 28 2019 07:24 AMSolution
Your best bet is a combo solution here. Set Automatic Replies via mobile Outlook and set your Teams to Quiet Hours for the vacation. This will put your status as Out of Office to everyone and show your message to them in Teams when they try to mention or chat with you and also suppress notifications.
Hope this helps.
P.S. I wrote a blog awhile back about some presence updates and it has a link to the original Out of Office setup if interested: https://webbtech365.blogspot.com/2019/02/updated-teams-out-of-office-presence.html
Aug 29 2019 08:40 AM
@Chris WebbI really appreciate your excellent discussion on Out of Office in the blog post you did! Excellent!!
I've got a follow-up question for you. We do use Microsoft Exchange Server, so OWA is involved, as well as the Outlook desktop app. But I'm wondering if the version of Exchange is significant? I ask because even though we've got Office 365 for Business at work, we do not have a current version of Exchange Server. We're using Exchange 2013. Back in 2013 Microsoft Teams wasn't even a gleam in the eye of the engineering group that developed Teams. Given the fact that we're using an old version of Exchange doe that mean what you've described in your blog post will not work?
Aug 29 2019 09:18 AM - edited Aug 29 2019 09:19 AM
Unfortunately no, not from what I have seen. There isn't any documentation about it anywhere, and the information I've heard and seen is that the auto presence doesn't work when it comes to Exchange on-prem.
When it comes to hybrid scenario with Teams, Exchange 2016 CU3 is recommended at a minimum to get most of the features allowed.
Article about Exchange interaction with Teams: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/MicrosoftTeams/exchange-teams-interact
Aug 29 2019 03:15 PM
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