Microsoft Teams Presence Between Internal Teams User Now Updates In Near Real Time

It looks like Microsoft Teams presence between internal Microsoft Teams users is now nearly instant. (several seconds)

  • Internal Teams to Teams Users presence updates are immediate
  • External Teams user to another tenant is up to several minutes
    • I've noticed that presence will update in the header of the Chat window quicker than in the Contacts list (Chat | Contacts)
  • Teams to external Skype for Business users are still hit or miss when presence will work at all.

So if your users have gotten used to disregarding Microsoft Teams presence, you can  now start training them that presence is somewhat relevant again! I'm glad to see that Microsoft is focusing  Teams presence and is working on "making it great again". 😃

Announcement it was coming:

Presence API Coming