M365 Changelog: Microsoft Teams: Manage Do Not Disturb presence status when screen sharing


Microsoft is introducing a new Teams feature that allows users to disable the automatic Do Not Disturb (DND) status during screen sharing. This feature, linked with Roadmap ID 393228, will roll out from early June to early July 2024, requiring no admin action.

MC791879 – Microsoft is introducing a user setting to prevent automatic transition to Do Not Disturb (DND) while presenting in a Microsoft Teams call on web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 393228

When this will happen:

Targeted Release: Microsoft will begin rolling out early June 2024 and expects to complete by mid-June 2024.

General Availability (Worldwide and GCC): Microsoft will begin rolling out mid-June 2024 and expects to complete by early July 2024.

How this will affect your organization:

Traditionally, when a user is engaged in screen sharing, Microsoft Teams automatically switches their presence to DND during a call or meeting. While in DND mode, users do not receive notifications of calls, meetings, or chats, except from priority contacts. This automatic presence transition is aimed to help users concentrate on their tasks without interruptions. Based on customer feedback, Microsoft is now introducing this new feature for increased flexibility while working to receive notifications and messages while in presenting mode.

The setting will be available by default. Users must toggle the DND setting off to enable this feature.

 What you need to do to prepare:

This rollout will happen automatically with no admin action required. You may want to notify your users about this change and update any relevant documentation as appropriate.