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Presence Status API coming for Microsoft Teams, targeted for H2 CY2019

In Skype for Business, there are client-side “hooks” developers can use to get your presence. These have been used for different desktop side integrations, arguably the most popular being “Busy Lights” or “Status Lights”

These are lights users have on their desks so people can see their presence at a glance in the Office.

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Unfortunately, Microsoft Teams offers no such client-side or service side hook or API.

Embrava, one of the vendors of these products, lead a charge of user voice feedback to ask for such an API

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Source: UserVoice

And from a recent Tech Community Post from Larry Jin, PM/Product for the Microsoft Teams Developer Platform, it looks like Microsoft are targeting the 2nd half of 2019 for an API

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Great news for customers, partners and developers.

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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

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