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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Jed Boulton commented
in company people complained that you had to send an IM before a screen share request in skype4B, can't imagine the griping if a video call is required before a screen share.
Joe C commented
ETA for this feature? Had a false alarm that is functioning today....
Also experiencing the same issue
I would very much like to be a beta tester for this feature.
Jeff Davis commented
Put in a case/ticket with Microsoft and was unable to get a solution.. They did say fix was set to come out in November, not feeling like that that is a acceptable solution for us, I took it upon myself to search even further on a chance that others have had this issue and someone might have come up with a solution out side of Microsoft, even if it is a quick and dirty fix..band aid - whatever you want to call it. I was running through another forums that has a ton of others having the same issue, with and with out two video cards.
I have put together the step-by-step below - (should work for Win 8, 8.1 and 10)
Step-By-Step Fix for Unable-to-render-video-or-screen-share:
Open up explorer and go to C:\User\<User Folder\appdata\local\Microsoft\Teams\Current
Right mouse click and go to properties.
Select Compatibility tab.
Put a check in the radio square box for - Run program in compatibility mode for.
In the down box below select WINDOWS 7 for the OS verson.
Now select Apply
You should now be able to restart teams and it should allow the Camera and screen share to work.
Hope this helps others with this issue.
Lot of times we are on a phone call or a bridge and need to screen share. Ends up having issues when you have some people on the call that dont have a mic on their computer and other that do. Needs to work like Skype for Business and also need screen controls as our IT team uses this to help users with computer issues.
September is almost halfway over, can we please have an update on ETA? In our use case, this is a major feature that is lacking and is holding back the uptake of Teams within our organization.
Any news or updates on this? This is a pretty important feature for our decision in moving into Teams or not.
Pete Haag commented
Anything that makes work process easier and more productive without losing any compute & network security nor eating up resources makes for a better way to get things done.
Rob Grafrath commented
I downloaded today’s update and tried a video call. I am still getting the message “We are currently unable to render video or screen share. Please ensure your video drivers are up to date and try again.” I have Microsoft Teams Version 1.0.00.24351 (64-bit). It was last updated on 9/11/17.
Niels Johansen commented
I've managed to workaround this by running teams in compatibility mode for windows 7
still happening for me.
I have MS TEAMS version 1.0.00.23451(64bit) last updated on 6/09/2017 .
I use a HP Probook 470 G2 on a Windows 10 Enterpise
Is there any update on Teams having screen sharing available without having to have microphones and webcams?
[Deleted User] commented
I have this bug when I try the video call or when someone shares their desktop with me. Version 1.0.00.22051 (64-bit). It was last updated on 8/31/17.
Still broken on 1.0.00.22051 (64 bit) using a Kensington USB3 dock.
Issue still happening here, even after update. I’m on a Dell Precision 3510, Windows 10 Pro, version 1703, Build 15063.540. My Microsoft Teams version is 1.0.00.22051 (64 bit).
Here's what we've experienced in our environment:
We are using Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10 (KES), and it appears to be blocking webcam access in Teams. After pausing protection in KES, video begins working in Teams. The strange thing about this is that if you re-enable protection (immediately, 10 minutes, 1 hour later, 5 hours later, etc.), video continues to work in Teams--this time with KES running. However, when a user signs out and back into Windows (e.g. the next morning upon boot), the issue begins again until protection is paused and re-enabled.
Has anyone else experienced with Kaspersky or any other antivirus program?
Stephen Brown commented
It was fixed for one of my users, but another is still having the issues on version 1.0.00.22051 64-bit
Yury Apollov commented
OS X 10.11.6 (15G1611)
Still nothing here
Victor O. commented
The issue is still here, all the users with docks that use displaylink drivers are unable to screenshare or video chat, so idk what fix did you put through but it's not fixing anything.