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  1. Mac : Keep conversations in same thread

    Skype for business usability is BAD.
    Keep the same behavior as regular Skype.

    CONVERSATIONS
    Keep the conversations on the same thread. Stop creating separate threads for no reason.

    HISTORY
    Keep history of the conversations. So we know what we were talking about when we open the chat again.

    ADD PEOPLE TO CONVERSATION
    As in Skype, adding people should create a new chat.

    MESSAGE SEARCH
    As in Skype, let me search my messages history.

    That basic usability features anyone would want. If Skype can do it. Skype for business can do it was well.

    DO IT GUYS.

    215 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Client - Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Enhance idle/away settings for Mac

      Please allow Skype for Business for Mac users to adjust the amount of time it takes for the status to appear as "away" when the computer is idle, or to turn that feature off completely. Sometimes, my job entails reviewing hard copy documents. I may not be using my computer, but I am still working (and available). I would like to be able to adjust this setting or turn it off. It looks like this is an option for PC. Why not Mac?

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      • Display mute status in menu bar with toggle option

        Please display the mute status in menu bar. For long calls, Skype is often minimized and it’s important to be able to see mute status (and quickly toggle it). I can’t always have the mini viewer on screen, so it would be nice to have the mute/unmute option in the menu bar.

        23 votes
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        • There should be a way to leave message when someones not online

          When someone is not online you should be able to message them

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          • Cannot send files via Skype if you have a Apple-device

            I use a Windows-Notebook with Skype for Business. A lot of my collegues use a Macbook with Skype for Business. Unfortuanately it is not possible to send dem files via Skype if the use a Apple-device. They are not able to send files to anyone (with apple or windows-device)

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            • Allow multiple conversations to be selected and deleted, or merged.

              In the current Skype for Business Mac desktop client, you'll often end up with a large number of conversations, even if they're with the same person. This seems largely dependent on your network state; if I turn my VPN on/off, new messages will often go into a new conversation. If this itself can't be fixed, so that messages always append to an existing conversation, please allow the user to select multiple conversations and delete them, or merge their contents. At this time, you have to select each conversation and delete it manually.

              If that can't be done, please store the…

              6 votes
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              • Skype for Mac / Response Groups

                At the moment it is not possible to take part within a response group via Skype for Business for Mac.

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                • VTDecoderXPCService high cpu usage

                  try to fix your app...

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                  • Design issue of Skype with MAC when having more than 2 active sessions/sign in

                    Hi MS team,

                    MAC users having multiple active logons/sessions simultaneously are facing a lot of unexpected issues on their skype.

                    For example: When chats /desktop sharing is working from one of the active devices and it does not work for the same connected user from another system. Error shows: Chat Disabled, Desktop sharing greyed out on one of the active devices or messages are being delivered to a person from one device but failing from another at the same time.

                    Though you close the user session or logout from one of the devices to make it work, it still shows…

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                    • Present files from Skype

                      I am using an Ipad and cannot present anything from Skype since it will not allow me to open any work or execl files. I can open and edit locally but not using Skype. No need for Skype if one cannot present anything other than voice.

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                      • Design issue of Skype with MAC when having more than 2 active sessions/sign in

                        Hi MS team,

                        MAC users having multiple active logons/sessions simultaneously are facing a lot of unexpected issues on their skype.

                        For example: When chats /desktop sharing is working from one of the active devices and it does not work for the same connected user from another system. Error shows: Chat Disabled, Desktop sharing greyed out on one of the active devices or messages are being delivered to a person from one device but failing from another at the same time.

                        Though you close the user session or logout from one of the devices to make it work, it still shows…

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                        • Change the status of the mute button icon to be consistent across platforms

                          Please change the status of the mute button icon to be consistent across platforms. On the Mac client, the icon is black when mute is active, and light blue (and moving) when mute is disabled. When you are using the IOS client, it is the opposite. The button is the same light blue when it's muted, and black when it's not. This is very confusing. The mute status is not clear.

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                          • MAC Client - Add a Meet Now button to the calendar tab, just like the PC Client

                            The Meet Now feature is "hidden" in the Conversation Menu, makes no sense for something you would want to start right away.

                            3 votes
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                            • Highlight the current meeting in the meetings tab

                              I would love to see meetings highlighted when viewing the meetings tab. For example if it's 1:59 and I open the meetings tab it would be helpful if the meeting at 2:00 was visually highlighted as the next "place" I needed to be at. Or another option would be to show a red progress line like Outlook calendar shows indicating the current time and where in the day you are in relation to scheduled events.

                              With a long list of meetings it's time consuming to search through that list for the right item.

                              3 votes
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                              • Picture in Picture for viewing shared screens/video

                                Add Picture-in-picture support for the Mac client during screen share/video viewing.

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                                • "duplicate chats"

                                  in skype for business on mac and windows , we are getting multiple chat windows for same account : 30126-6923451

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                                    • lower the call sound and not the system sound

                                      during a call, i want to lower the sound of the conversation and not the sound of my computer system.

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                                        • ADD ABILITY TO PAUSE SCREEN SHARE WHILE PRESENTING!!!

                                          PLEASE ADD THE ABILITY TO PAUSE SCREEN SHARING WHILE PRESENTING. THIS IS A CRITICAL FEATURE WHICH CISCO WEBEX/JABBER, ZOOM, AND ALL OTHER PROGRAMS HAVE. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

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