May 15 2019 05:39 AM
May 15 2019 05:39 AM
As I'm moving users from Skype for Business to Teams, one question that keeps coming up is how to search for other users in a specific department or with a particular job title. This was something that our staff used regularly in Skype.
Initial attempts to search for a department or title in Teams were unsuccessful. Is there a way to do this, or is it just not possible currently?
May 15 2019 05:54 AM
May 15 2019 06:24 AM
May 15 2019 07:18 AM
@Steve Whitcher Since we don't have Exchange Online we don't have a Who bot, so we use the organization tab display for a person. A poor substitute but helps at times. Search for someone you know is in the department you are looking for and click on the Organization tab . Or click on a user icon in a teams conversation and do the same thing. Handy unless your company has disabled viewing of organization structure. All you need for that to work is populate the manager field in your AD accounts.
May 15 2019 07:26 AM
@Robin Nilsson Thanks, I've actually suggested that to users as an option as well. In some cases, that works, but it's not ideal when they are used to searching for a department name and getting a list of everyone in the department. Especially when they don't know the name of anyone in that dept off the top of their head, and just want to find anyone in that dept.
May 15 2019 07:27 AM
There is a UserVoice request for this already, but with only a dozen votes so far. Please consider voting for it if you think it should be added:
Oct 14 2020 05:56 AM
I agree with @Steve Whitcher Please vote for this feature: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/35077552-add-location-ad-to-se...
Apr 28 2022 05:28 PM
Apr 29 2022 01:19 PM
@rbelt2020 I have seen nothing so far. Make sure to vote for this feature and hopefully enough people will request it so that we can get this done. It's one of the things I do NOT like about Teams and one of the things that workers have expressed displeasure over when moving form our old fashioned IM program into Teams.