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A couple of users don't see any presence status from Teams within Outlook. The checkbox within Teams is ticked but the option in Outlook is greyed out. It's working at half of the users (option in Outlook is available and ticked) and at the other half of the users it's not working.

 

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Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

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@ThomasSteibl This could be part of the temporary adjustments Microsoft has made due to COVID -19. Check Message center..

 

 

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Hi @ThomasSteibl,

 

the option in Outlook from your screenshot will enable presence next to the avatar picture. For me, it looks like that MS changed the behaviour to not show the presence next to the picture in the latest Outlook releases. In this case, you have to hover over the contact picture to see the presence.

 

If your users are not seeing any presence in Outlook you should check if your users are enabled for TeamsOnly. If Teams is the only Unified Communication App in your environment this mode is for you. This will also enable an option in the Teams client which is called "Register Teams as the chat app for Office" You can double-check this under settings -> general.

 

If you already have the TeamsOnly Mode enabled you can check the registry for the DefaultIMApp value. It should be "Teams".

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IM Providers]
"DefaultIMApp"="Teams"

 

Regards,

 

Paul

 

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@Paul Lange as stated above. The Teams checkbox ("Register Teams as the chat app for Office") is enabled on all of the clients. But the weird thing is that the option in the outlook client app is greyed out. The registry is exactly the same:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IM Providers]
"DefaultIMApp"="Teams"
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I don't think that this has anything to do with it.
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Is click to chat and click to call working from outlook?
Is presence in general not shown in outlook or are you just missing the presence bubble next to the contact picture?
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@Paul Lange Click to chat is possible. Click to call is not, or I'm not able to do it.

We have not finished our hybrid setup yet.

 

What other presence information is there within outlook besides the presence bubble?

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@ThomasSteibl , maybe check the not here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/presence-admins

 

If you uninstall the Skype for Business client after you move a user to Teams Only mode, presence stops working in Outlook and other Office apps. Presence works fine in Teams. Workaround: To see presence in Outlook (and other Office apps), Skype for Business must be installed, even if you're running Teams in Teams Only mode. Microsoft is aware of this problem and is working on a fix.

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@MarcusB we haven't used Skype for Business. Never. We are only using Teams.