Published April 23, 2021

Set out of office within Microsoft Teams

Reference ID: MC252199

MC252199 – With this update, end users can create an out of office message from within Microsoft Teams desktop or Microsoft Teams on the web. This out of office message will sync with the user’s Outlook calendar, presence, and contact card information.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68701.

When this will happen

Rollout will begin early May and is expected to be complete by the end of May.

How this will affect your organization

There are two ways to access the Out of Office setting:

1. Access the Out of Office setting through the “Set status message” panel accessible from the user profile image.

2. Access the Out of Office setting through the Teams application settings accessible from the user profile image.

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate. 

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