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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are still seeing issues.
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Carole Bennett commented
Same issue, Asus X556UQK laptop, Win 10.0.14393
Adrien PAILHES commented
Exactly same issue (Win10 + E6540 + v1.0.00.15151, 64-bit)
Same issue on Dell Precision 3510.
Same issue on 2 Lenovo Thinkpads (T460s and X250), Windows 10 Pro 1703, Microsoft Teams Version 1.0.00.15151 (64-bit).
same...started with the .15151 version on our win10 users. win7 seems to be okay.
This is also a problem on MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 for two of our users. They previously had no issues joining video calls.
Laszlo Molnar commented
And I can confirm that the problem occurs on Mac OS as well.
I'm running MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 with Teams: You have Microsoft Teams Version 1.0.00.14454. It was last updated on 5/31/17.
Patrick Teas commented
We're experiencing the same problem on multiple laptops, one of which is also a Dell Latitude E6540. See Office 365 Support Request #5877367 for more info.
Yes this is affecting me too. I also cannot use my webcam 'Microsoft Lifecam HD-3000' anymore!
After a recent update to Teams, several people in our company are getting an error "unable to render video or screen share, please update your video drivers."
It's happening to more than one user, and on completely different laptop hardware versions. Is this a known issue?
When initiating a video call, I receive an error message which states video and screensharing will not work for me and that I should check my video drivers. I have the latest version of Microsoft Teams (v1.0.00.15151, 64-bit) and my webcam works for other video call and screensharing services, so I'm confident my video drivers are up-to-date. Some users I work with do not have this same problem, but I am aware that others are experiencing the same issue I am. I am running Windows 10 on a Dell Latitude E6540 laptop.
Tim Cappel commented
Ha. As long as it's not January :0
c b commented
In typical Microsoft fashion, aiming for completion by the end of a month that starts with "J" sounds to me something like January, 2019.
But hoping the MS Teams product team is not quite as paralyzed as other teams like Skype for Business of Outlook Web.
This is really important for user experience, especially as we're trying to convince our team to move away from Skype and HipChat, which has super easy one button screen-only share. This functionality is critical in meetings where you need to discreetly and quietly message a co-worker to find an answer to an issue without audio and video, or scrambling to mute them. In fact, I'm sitting here right now in a Microsoft-led Teams demo, and we just ended up with weird audio echo during the demo of this feature.
Please provide screen remote control as part of this.
I see Skype for Business recently added this. Nice Feature to have!
Please drop everything else and get this done right now!
Jorge Salvador Caffarena commented
Without this my company won't likely switch to use Teams sadly. Screen sharing (with or without video, or voice for that matter) is critical for collaboration between remote teams.
To be honest, we've been holding video calls in order to share screens, but its not working, even when everyone is sharing video.