Teams status does not reflect availability

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All calendar entries are visible within the Teams calendar, but unfortunately the Teams status does not reflect availability (free/busy status).


I thought if there is an appointment in my Outlook/exchange the Teams status changes reflecting the availability?


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Can anyone help me out here? Thanks


If you have items in your Outlook calendar they should carry over to Microsoft Teams calendar.  From what you are saying, you are seeing those items in the Microsoft Teams calendar.  In that case, your presence in Microsoft Teams should mirror your Outlook presence.  If you have a meeting at 9:00 a.m. that was scheduled in your Outlook calendar, it should show you as busy at 9:00 a.m. in Teams.


This doesn't sound right.  Please select the question mark icon on at the bottom left hand side of your client and report the issue to our team.  Here's some more information on how presence works:


Thanks for reaching out.

@Laurie Pottmeyer I have same issue. Teams status not reflecting Outlook calendar available/busy. Skype entreprise did. 




@Thomsch Same here. Super frustrating as people interrupt you when it should show me as unavailable.


Microsoft - please fix. This was a great feature of Skype for Business.  Otherwise I'm going to use Skype to set my free busy status from Outlook, and therefore colleague chat will launch in Teams instead of Skype....

Did you ever get a definitive answer on this?

Mine seems to work find and does reflect when I am busy in the calendar, when I am out of office etc, nut 2 anomalies -

1. I can never get my status to show "In a meeting" - only Busy it in a call
2. When I am Out of Office it makes me available

Anyone else had any issues?

Try clicking your profile pic, then the status drop-down menu, then "Reset Status."



@mburkhardt You are awesome that fixed my issue

@mburkhardt Perfect! that fixed my issue