• Feedback by UserVoice
  • Generally Available

    Tell us how we can improve Skype for Business.
    Please remember to select the appropriate category when submitting an idea.

    We have partnered with UserVoice, a third-party service and your use of the portal and your submission is subject to the UserVoice Terms of Service & Privacy Policy, including the license terms. Please do not send any novel or patentable ideas, copyrighted materials, samples or demos for which you do not want to grant a license to Microsoft.

    Tell us how we can improve Skype for Business

    You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

    There are two ways to get more votes:

    • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
    • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
    • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
    (thinking…)

    Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

    If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

    If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

    Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

    • Hot ideas
    • Top ideas
    • New ideas
    • My feedback
    1. Open Office, we go crazy people talking very loud when using Skype/SfB and Headset. A blinking red button when loudness is over average.

      Open Office, we go crazy people talking very loud when using Skype/SfB and Headset. Because they don't hear themselves.
      A blinking red button in Skype/Skype for Business would be nice when the Headset Microphone is detecting that the voice loudness is above average.
      This would save the life of people working in a open space office.

      72 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        3 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • how to remove message send in skype for business which is not available currently

        Need functionality to remove message in skype for business which is already available in consumer skype also need functionality to check files sent through skype for business under conversation history

        12 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • PSTN Calling Plan for UK

          PSTN calling plan for UK is outrageous.

          At the moment to take advantage of this service you need to be on Enterprise E3 which alone it self is a huge cost £17.60 p/m (annually) license and then you need an additional Add-on of Domestic: £15.10; International: £24.10 respectively. So, to use this service p/u p/m you are looking £32.7 p/m p/u (annually) thats excluding vat.

          The service is however a little better in US it supports E1, E3 AND 35.
          So, why a different setup in UK?

          Skype for Business Pricing Strategy is ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS AND VERY MUCH CONFUSING. (It…

          1 vote
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • When are you going to fix this utter shite?

            Seriously, as an IT manager I'm now in an impossible position with this utter piece of shite Microsoft has left us with.

            Skype is not fit for purpose anymore since you want everyone to use a Domestic Microsoft Account with it and Skype for Business is completely and utterly unusable, especially with executives who want it to work exactly like the original Skype they know. Why doesn't it?! Why does it send emails with no option of turning it off? Why is conversation history not continuous? Everything is ALL OVER THE PLACE. Why do messages send to one device but…

            1 vote
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Don't see notification number popping up on the skype icon for the muted people/group.

              I do not see notification number popping up on the skype icon for the muted people/group. This way messages go unnoticed for hours. In older skype, we used to get the notification number on the icon itself so that we know we have a message waiting to get responded to even for someone who is muted.

              1 vote
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • We've just moved to Skype for Business, and it's not good.

                We needed to move to Skype for Business for a number of reasons, GDPR and user management being two of those.

                Unlike regular Skype, chats are a complete and utter disaster, bits and pieces of conversations end up everywhere, full conversations might happen on one device and only some or none of it appears on the user's other devices. Users want to see their actual chats let alone having the option of one endless chat (which is a highly requested feature). People are missing messages from each other which is outrageous and unacceptable.

                You cannot search in chats in SfB…

                9 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make broadcast.skype.com API publicly available

                  Currently there is no public API available for creating/updating/deleting meetings with the broadcast.skype.com website.

                  However, there seems to be an API for it already, but it is not public.

                  Can you please make it public so everyone can use it, to create/update/delete meetings via external applications?

                  4 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    1 comment  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Chat session, have the ability to turn off flashing icon when chat is updated from participant.

                    Essentially, chats in the background, the icon flashes, beeps when your not actively in the chat instance. I would like the ability to disable the Flashing icon on the Task bar, or least disable the beeping noise per chat instance when the a chat is updated by one of the participates.

                    9 votes
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to react to an emoticon

                      I tried to react to my buddies emoticon where it gives you the finger, but was unable to. It would be useful to be able to give this a thumbs up or something.

                      9 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • The Anger Emoticon is a blackface trope and should be updated

                        The anger emoticon in Skype for business is a callback to blackface humour. Which when put in context is indubitably racist.

                        There is very little difference between this video:

                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRuZkCfQUgw

                        and the ‘anger’ emoticon in Skype 4 Business.

                        I believe that what the skype emoticon was / should be going for is ‘ashface’ as described here:

                        http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AshFace

                        Some perspective on blackface:
                        http://metro.co.uk/2017/05/31/no-blackface-isnt-a-tribute-or-a-compliment-its-always-offensive-6675054/

                        Need more perspective?
                        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/08/boglarka-balogh-blackface-offensive

                        I would really like to be contacted about this issue, with anyone who has the ability to affect change.

                        I would suggest perhaps a mushroom cloud or steam coming out of the ears.

                        Thanks…

                        40 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          8 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • skype for business online

                          We have a public facing website to capture leads and we are trying to use Skype for busines web sdk for communication aspect (audio, video, chat and etc.). In order to deploy the SFB conversation control on the page we have to Sign in with office 365 credentials to authenticate using azure active directory, which is not we want in a public facing site where anonymouns users will visit.

                          1 vote
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Chat list order by name

                            In the older Skype it was possible to order the list by name.
                            In my work I use 10+ group chats, and 50+ private chats and it is really difficult to find the correct one because the order is always changing according to the time/unread state... That is bad. And a search is extremely laggy and slow and buggy.

                            Please add back the order by name option.

                            3 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • How to use Skype for Business in Ubuntu 16.04?

                              How to use Skype for Business in Ubuntu 16.04?

                              1 vote
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Enable screen sharing between Skype (consumer) and Skype for Business

                                Enable screen sharing between Skype (consumer) and Skype for Business

                                7 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Skype getting blocked and suspended for no reason

                                  Hi there, it has happened to me 4 times this month, everytime I come back from the weekend or a holiday and I try to log into skype my skype is either blocked or suspended, there is a bug in the system that determines the reasons for suspension and blocking an account, I haven't done anything in the past few days and my account was suspended for no reason, this happens only in skype accounts recently opened and not in the old skype accounts of 4 years ago. please fix this very annoying bug

                                  1 vote
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add Play Menu options at Holidays

                                    It would be very handy to Add Play Menu options at Holidays so that after the holiday voicemail is played a menu option to redirect the call to the service shift for example is given. (Same as the after working hours options)

                                    1 vote
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Skype meeting - show who's talking

                                      Please add an indicator for who's talking.

                                      7 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide the option to separate DND function for audio and IM. (Allow DND to be applied for audio calls but not IM chat and vice versa)

                                        As Enterprise voice gets more adopted ,PCs are more apt to ring. We have a lot of requests to be able control when the PC rings. Ideally, users could decide to temporarily block phone calls but still receive IMs. The use case is when someone brings their PC to a meeting.

                                        3 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Handle SIP CANCEL messages properly to prevent spurious missed calls

                                          When using single number reach and an incoming call is picked up on a desk phone, the mobile client shows a missed call. The call manager is correctly sending a SIP CANCEL with cause=200 (call completed elsewhere) but Skype for Business ignores this. Please correctly interpret these SIP messages and avoid generating spurious missed calls on the client.

                                          https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/lync/en-US/f1111e1b-4eca-46a3-861f-5ac4e62f94d0/lync-2010-dual-forking-with-cisco-call-manager-and-missed-call-notifications?forum=ocsvoice

                                          6 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          • peer to peer file transfer block per domain

                                            It would be great to block file transfer with external federated domains individually.
                                            Case #618022791168100

                                            1 vote
                                            Vote
                                            Sign in
                                            Check!
                                            (thinking…)
                                            Reset
                                            or sign in with
                                            • facebook
                                            • google
                                              Password icon
                                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                              0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                            ← Previous 1 3 4 5 14 15
                                            • Don't see your idea?

                                            Feedback and Knowledge Base