Microsoft Teams is a great messaging service built for groups large and small. We offer several ways to see your Simple In/Out board and information inside Teams itself. You can also update your Simple In/Out status if you have permission to do so. You can integration Simple In/Out with Microsoft Teams via the Microsoft AppSource here.
You can add the Simple In/Out connector inside Microsoft Teams by selecting the Apps tab and searching for Simple In/Out:
Clicking on the search result for Simple In/Out will bring up the interface to add Simple In/Out to a team. Click the Add to a team button to continue:
Simple In/Out Board
View your Simple In/Out board directly from within Microsoft Teams. First, click the three dot icon on the left and choose Simple In/Out from the list. You may need to type in the Find an App area if you have a lot of apps installed.
This will add a Simple In/Out tab on the left. To keep this tab available at all times, right-click on the tab and select Pin.
Once you have the Simple In/Out tab on the left, click on it to use Simple In/Out. You must log in with your Simple In/Out email/password to begin. Click the Log In with Simple In/Out button and enter your credentials.
Once you've logged in, you're all set! The Simple In/Out board is here and will automatically refresh your data throughout the day.
Simple In/Out Status Updates
Update your Simple In/Out status directly from within Microsoft Teams. Do note: this status is different than any Microsoft Teams presence/availability information, which is separate. Simple In/Out's status is the status that you appear on the Simple In/Out board, and within all the Simple In/Out apps and on simpleinout.com. We now have an integration which sends your Microsoft Teams presence with Simple In/Out, which you can activate within the Settings tab (and can read about further below).
To update your status, you can type an optional comment to add additional context to your update. You then click the send button (little paper plane) to send the update to Simple In/Out. After sending, both the Board and Status tab will reflect your status update, along with all the other places you can view your Simple In/Out board.
We also provide one-click options via Quick Picks using your favorites, your company favorites, and recent status updates. Clicking any of these links will instantly update your status with the status/comment combination indicated.
Microsoft Teams Presence integration
Utilizing this integration, Simple In/Out can consume your presence information from Microsoft Teams (and everything that affects that status, such as Outlook). When your Microsoft Teams status changes, Simple In/Out will change its status to match.
A note about calendars. Simple In/Out offers calendar integration as well, which works on the industry-standard iCal format. We wouldn't advise having both this calendar integration and Microsoft 365 integration enabled at the same time. In our experience, Microsoft Teams will update your status both at the beginning and end of events on your Outlook calendar if Microsoft Teams is also open at the time. This makes the other Calendar integration somewhat redundant.
Microsoft has a number of additional statuses that Simple In/Out does not support (such as On a Call, Do Not Disturb, etc). In these cases, Simple In/Out will do its best to match those to either an IN or OUT with an appropriate comment. Currently Available, Busy, and Do Not Disturb are considered IN, while the rest are considered OUT.
Enabling our Microsoft 365 integration
We offer two places to enable our Microsoft 365 integration: simpleinout.com and from within the Microsoft Teams integration.
When logged into your Simple In/Out account on our website, click Settings in the upper-right, followed by Third Party Apps on the left. Here you will click the button to Sign in with Microsoft. This will take you through the steps to authorize Simple In/Out access to your Microsoft presence information.
From within the Simple In/Out integration within Microsoft Teams, click on the Settings tab. Here, you can click on the button to Sign in with Microsoft. This will take you through the steps to authorize Simple In/Out access to your Microsoft presence information.
When completing either of the above, you may receive a screen similar to the below. This will ask you if it's Ok to share your Microsoft profile and presence information with Simple In/Out. You must accept this in order for us to read this information. If you're an administrator of your Microsoft 365 account, you'll also have the ability to consent on behalf of your entire organization.
In order for presence to work, you must have App Role Assignment disabled within your Azure/Teams administrator for Simple In/Out. This settings is disabled by default when integrating, but if you enable this requirement for Simple In/Out then all Teams presence updates will not succeed. Make certain that any setting for App Role Assignment or Assignment required with regards to Simple In/Out is set to NO.
Simple In/Out Connector
Simple In/Out provides a connector that you can use to integrate Simple In/Out status updates into your Teams channel of choice.
Your Microsoft Teams administrator will need to make sure that Third-party apps are enabled in the Microsoft Teams admin center in order to add the Simple In/Out connector.
Next you will choose which events you'd like to send into Teams and for which users (which utilizes Simple In/Out's Groups).
Choose your settings and click the Save button. Once your connector has been created, it will begin working immediately. You can click on your Configured connectors to edit your choices afterwards.