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Ghost presence with Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business is back

A while ago, Microsoft fixed the Ghost presence with Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business issue, but now it is back!

In a Skype Call
In a Skype Call

When a user, like me, has both Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business the unified presence doesn’t work anymore.

No unified presence
No unified presence

Since October, more and more users reported that the status is no longer in sync between both clients. No I found out that the state is no longer in sync and that unified presence no longer works. And I found out the hard way: During a presentation!

Manual Busy state in Skype
Manual Busy state in Skype

And many, like me, depends on a Desk-Phone… And as long as there is no Microsoft Teams Client for my Polycom Phone i will mainly use Skype for Business for telephony.

DND in Teams
DND in Teams

But to be honest: I think that Microsoft doesn’t care that much about a broken unified presence, cause the focus is mainly on Microsoft Teams.

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