Take Control of your Teams Meeting with Meetings Options

Teams provides the meeting organizer with many options when it comes to defining the roles and permissions for online meeting participants. For example, you can choose to enable a meeting lobby, which lets the organizer define when and who is admitted into the meeting. You can also designate who can present, mute attendees, and start/stop recordings, by defining the presenters

When scheduling a meeting, you can have extra control of the meeting by clicking on the meeting options.

 

This will open a website that allows you to select the different the options. Make sure, you change the meeting options prior to starting the call.

 

Who can present?

What happens
Everyone Anyone who has access to the meeting link will join the meeting as a presenter.
People in my organization Only people in your org will be presenters. External participants will join as attendees.
Specific people Only people you choose from the list of invitees will be presenters. Everyone else will join as attendees.
Only me Only the organizer will be a presenter. All other participants will join as attendees.

A couple things to keep in mind:

  • You’ll need to send your meeting invite directly to anyone you want to select as a presenter.
  • You won’t be able to select someone from a different org as a presenter.

Use Microsoft Teams “Call Me” Feature to Join a Conference Call

I wanted to continue sharing with you quick tips on how to better use Microsoft Teams. Today, we will be learning about the “call me” feature.

In Microsoft Teams, the “Call me” feature gives users a way to join the audio portion of a meeting by phone. This is handy in scenarios when using a computer for audio might not be possible. For instance, in situations where the computer’s audio is not working. Users will get the audio portion of the meeting through their cell phone or land line and the content/video portion of the meeting through their computer, without having to dial the number of the meeting or meeting ID.

To join a meeting by using the “Call me” feature. Click Join to join a meeting, and then click Phone audio on the Choose your audio and video settings screen.

 

On the Use phone for audio screen, the user enters their phone number, and then clicks Call me. The meeting automatically calls the user and joins them to the meeting.

Hope you enjoy this feature as much as I do!.

Microsoft Teams Rich Text Editor

Following with our tip to better work from home using Microsoft Teams, today I would like to you show how to add rich text content to a chat or teams/channels.

I have accidentally press “Send” while creating a message by just hitting “enter”. To avoid this, Microsoft Teams has a rich text editor that lets you add a multiple lines, a title, mark the message as important, and add other rich text options such as bullet points, highlighting etc.

You can access the Rich text Editing tool by clicking on the “A” symbol at the bottom left corner.