Enable screen sharing without audio/video call
Enable an option to start a screen sharing session without starting a an audio.video call. This is a common use case in our organization.
UPDATE: I have confirmed with the feature team that this is, in fact, functioning as you expect – you can share your entire desktop or a specific window directly from a private chat session, without starting audio or video. The mute microphone button is enabled so you are able to easily add audio by “unmuting”, but we realize this is causing confusion. We are working on further experience improvements.
Please feel free to respond to email@example.com if you are still seeing issues.
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Vittorio Sozzi commented
Still happening to a colleague of mine. MS Teams does not work, but Skype for Business does. Version 1.0.00.22051
Adrien PAILHES commented
Still experiencing the same issue.
Still experiencing the same issue.
Doug Powell commented
Today, I observed a small bug. As was suggested in the discussion, I modified my Teams shortcut to be Windows 8 compatible until this topic is updated. I am on a fully updated Windows 10 computer with up to date Office 365.
Today, I ran a Teams meeting and did a screen share on monitor #2. When the meeting was over I simply hung up the meeting without first explicitly closing the screen share. The red border around the monitor remained active until I completely closed the Teams application.
Seems minor but thought you should know.
Any word on when the fix will be rolled out?
Marvin Solon commented
Compatibility might only work under Windows 10 users, what about the Windows 7 users? Do you guys encounter the same?
We often share screen with our team members that are overseas to share our ideas. However, not all of us have webcam. Like what we do on Skype, we do voice calls then start sharing screen. It will be very helpful if this is available so we can eliminate Skype, Slack, Evernote & Trello and just collaborate in Teams!
replied to Jorge Salvador Caffarena
06-23-2017 06:55 AM
Guys, I found a temporary workaround until Microsoft can fix it...Close Teams, go to desktop look for microsoft teams, right click, properties, compatibliity mode, run this software as: and select Windows 7. Apply, ok, and run Teams again. This works at least in all the W10 computers on my company. Good luck! BR, Federico Argote
I am also experiencing this same bug. Can't consistently use my webcam (Logitech HD C615) during Teams calls. Please let us know when this bug is ID'd and fixed!
The issue is that when Teams first "boots up" the Primary Display needs to be on a direct-connected display (laptop display, or monitor connected DIRECTLY to the laptop).
So if you're having this issue, you likely have your primary display set to a monitor connected to your USB 3.0 dock.
Hello Suphatra, can you please update your post to include the following work-around:
The work-around is to start Teams BEFORE YOU CONNECT TO YOUR DOCK. Then once Teams is running, connect your dock.
This fix should hold you over until Microsoft releases an update to fix the core issue.
i am having the same issues on my hp laptop g3, win 10 64 bit
Keep us posted. Good news.
Scott Francis commented
+1 for this feature. Our Ops team is complaining... they created a business process in Skype - to initiate screen sharing while in a group chat, without phone call - and are expecting / requesting this functionality in Teams. Thx!
I'm having this same issue on a Lenovo E550 ThinkPad running Windows 10 64-Bit.
Yeah, typical Microsoft, blame another third party software for breaking their own **** code. If you know what proper testing is, this would not have happened!
Anyway, don't need your help anymore, works perfectly fine in Windows 7 compatibility mode.
All the thanks goes to the online community!
Carl Painter commented
We typically use our office phones, so this feature will be very useful.
Mohamed Hassan commented
Any updates please?
I am using a Dell Precision 3510.
I'm seeing this on my late 2011 model MacBook Pro, everything is up to date with my software/OS.
Any fix yet? Thanks!
Gerson Santos commented
That is great news. Looking forward to it.
Tricia Marcolini commented
Issue on my Dell Latitude E6440