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  1. Add screen capturing feature

    Copy/paste feature is a rather lengthy process. Adding a simple screen capture feature to the tools (such as attaching files, emoticons, etc) would be very helpful when needing quick discussions and actions.

    9,375 votes
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      89 comments  ·  Manageability - Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add GIFs

      Add option to save and send GIFs besides smileys and emoticons. Lotus Sametime has GIFs and it is one of it's best features.

      5,127 votes
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        26 comments  ·  Manageability - Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Save and send an IM when someone is offline

        Save and send an IM when someone is offline. Sometimes you don’t want to send an email or you want to say something like “give me a call when you get in”. Having to ability to send an IM to someone offline that would “Auto send” once they come online would be useful. Especially when working with people around the world.

        3,148 votes
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        • Add “Be back around XX:XX”.

          Add “Be back around XX:XX”. It would be nice to have an option for “Be back around XX:XX” under my status where you could specify the time you will be back. If I look someone up and their status is be right back, I have no idea how long they have been away and when “right back” will actually be. People have a tendency to change their status back to Available when they return so one never knows. The function to state a time and have it go back to available automatically would be very useful, IMHO.

          3,114 votes
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          • conversation history search

            Bring back the conversation search like Skype Public has.

            For example if I know that I got an IP address off of a co-worked, I should be able to go to a chat window of this person and search with keywords so that I can find it again.

            Why has this feature been removed? I use it almost daily in Skype Public, or any other UC tool.
            Right now I have to try remember a date range of when it was discussed and go into each chat history separately to find it, and worse even is I can't search within…

            532 votes
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            • 437 votes
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              • Make It single log in with Outlook.

                Make It single log in with outlook So that When we log in to outlook we will directly connected to Skype. And add disable option for those who do not want to be connected directly in one go .

                373 votes
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                • chat history

                  Chat History should be stored in the Skype. Suppose I closed a chat window, I open chat window again. I want to see my previous conversation very easy way. So introduce Chat History Option in the chat window, That should show all the chat history information based on the date. So that will help me to get my old chat informations to everyone.

                  349 votes
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                  • Allow multiple log-in or multiple users

                    Allow two log-in's from two user names, or allow multiple instances of SfB open (with differing log-in's).

                    304 votes
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                    • Automatically add all/some contacts from within your own organisation.

                      The ability to move all of our users over to Skype for business away from Skype is really hindered by the fact no one will have each other added. The only way we can see this working out is if everyone manually adds each other after signing in.

                      There really should be a way to find all users within your organisation so you can tick who you wish to add, or just a "Select all" tick to add every one.

                      External addresses could be added from this point on wards.

                      262 votes
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                      • Possibility to share a screenshot or a part (window) of your screen

                        Possibility to share a screenshot or a part (window) of your screen

                        229 votes
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                        • Group and contact sharing

                          Allow someone to share the premade groups/contacts. I work in an office and we have 15 different facilities. I created a "group" for each of these facilities with each contact from that facility in that "group." I want to be able to share my group and contact settings so everyone does not need to create all these groups on their own. Simply upload and have all the contacts and groups on their skype for business contacts.

                          219 votes
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                          • Convert sefautil.exe to standard shell cmdlets.

                            Sefautil is a nice tool for configuring call forwarding, delegates, group call pickup, etc. But it's quirky, lacks good reporting and error handling, and just plain difficult if you don't use it often. Having standard cmdlets to perform these tasks would be a blessing.

                            191 votes
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                            • 189 votes
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                              • Ease Of Use! Shortcut to open a private conversation within group conversations.

                                Add an option within group conversations to double click a participant's profile to open a private conversation with them.

                                185 votes
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                                • Conversation History

                                  There is no way to retrieve conversation history with this messenger. The outlook messenger kept a continuous history in outlook itself, as well as your recent conversation when you opened an IM to someone you were having a conversation with that day.

                                  146 votes
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                                  • Turn off Availability Alerts

                                    It can be handy to have availability alerts if you are waiting for one person in particular, but I would like to have the option to turn off notifications alerting me when each person becomes available.

                                    130 votes
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                                    • Group and Contact Organization

                                      I would like to have the ability to Sort groups Alphabetically and DELETE Skype default groups like Other Contacts and Favorites.

                                      118 votes
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                                      • IM SCREENSHOTS

                                        Add the ability to send and view screen shots over IM. This feature played a very important role in the last system our company used. Please add this feature ASAP as our company has completed the migration to outlook and will be taking down the old system within 1 year. I love Skype for Business, but I still have to open the old IM sytem simply because it has screenshot capabilities.

                                        108 votes
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                                        • Return of traditional skypeid instead of CID-(-xxxxxx...)@outlook.com for skype accounts without MS account association

                                          SIP addresses of all consumer skype contacts without MS account association turned into CID-(-xxxxxx...)@outlook.com.
                                          This is an absolutelt unusable format. Please return the format to traditional skypeid which can be something like skypeid@skypeids.net

                                          105 votes
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