Setting your Out of Office in Microsoft Teams has become available, if you are in Public Preview. Take a look in this article and learn how you can set your Out of Office without having to open Outlook.

First – you need to make sure you are in Public Preview (situation in 25.3.2021). If you don’t see an option to enable Public Preview then you need to talk with your Teams Admin or responsible person and ask it to be enabled for you.

Setting Out of Office

Open Settings-menu to get into this view. You have to scroll down somewhat to be able to see the Out of Office option:

Once you hit Schedule you can can enable Out of Office (Turn on automatic replies) and start typing your message to others.

Once you have entered your text you can check boxes on Sending replies both options. You can customize message to external senders.

Once you have set everything you are done and you can enjoy automatic Out of Office!

Out of Office will appear in Microsoft Teams when people try to reach you out – but it will be also set to Outlook!

And when you come back to the main Settings-screen you can see it states the Out of Office has been scheduled.

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MVP for Office Apps & Services (Teams & Collaboration focus), Principal Consultant in Office 365 and Modern Work. Extremely passionate about Microsoft Teams's power to change how people work together. Helping and coaching customers to find benefits, solutions and value when adopting new tools, methods, ways or working and practices into daily work-life equation. I am always eager to challenge current situation and dig out new possibilities and ways to think and work. You could describe me as a jack of all trades but my main focus area and deep personal driver is Microsoft Teams since it has changed the way I work and did a giant step forward to make it possible to work from anywhere - the location does not matter even us much as it mattered before. Microsoft Teams opened the path for many organizations to rethink their practices, worklife, culture and start the change. That's why I am very passionate about Teams.

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