Ability to convert an outlook meeting shown in the Meetings tab to a Teams meeting
It would be nice to have the ability to convert an outlook meeting shown in the Meetings tab to a Teams meeting
Can one only convert a outlook meeting to Teams meeting(include link) if you are the organiser?
Right now I can't even convert an existing calendar event within my Teams calendar, into a Teams Meeting.
Changing an ordinary Outlook meeting to a Skype meeting worked without a problem
Changing an ordinary Outlook meeting to a Teams meeting gives the error: -
"We couldn't schedule the meeting, Please try again later"
Andrew Cairns commented
You can use outlook 365 to change the meeting simply by just selecting an option in the edit pane.
Conrad Braam (zaphodikus) commented
Um, it's not really working for me. Any idea why Teams integration is just impossible on a meeting series?
I want to change a meeting time, and it's totally broken for doing this use-case.
And for some reason it seems to save my changes even when it pops up the crazy error message about the "teams meeting" metadata not matching the info in the invite. Different ways of skinning the cat, but the Teams way seems to create more work? Can we have more consistency in the controls in the dialogs?
Jason Nash commented
This is the biggest missed feature I constantly have to delete and resend meting invites i look like a muppet because of it
Please add this.
yes, that would be good but unfortunately, it cannot be done until today!let's hope that they add this feature!
Fernando Pestana commented
We face this doubt today. If Outlook do not show the "Teams Meeting" for you, so goes to the invite using the Teams app, insert some coment in the invite body and send a update using Teams App calendar. This worked for us.
John Cunningham commented
While converting a simple Outlook Meeting to a Teams meeting exists in cloud systems, it does not work if the existing meeting is a Skype meeting. When one clicks on the Teams meeting button, Outlook just says "We can't automatically convert Skype for Business meetings to Teams. To replace this meeting, cancel it and create a new Teams meeting." in other words, MS does not care that users have to spend large amounts of time ensuring that the new meeting details are the same as the old one. This lack of respect for users is unusual for MS. An Admin can move meetings from Skype to Teams (using MMS) but admins do not know whether THIS particular meeting can move or not, thus they really cannot do it in good faith.
Great for the simple Skype type Teams add-in from Outlook, but having a conversion to allow the linking to a Channel is what I would like.
Jos van Leeuwen commented
I am trying to do this from within Teams (on a Mac). It's nice that Teams can show my Exchange calendars and that I can edit the appointments there. But I really would love to see a checkbox or 'convert' button to change a regular appointment to a Teams meeting, in the Teams interface.
Edit: It appears that simply editing such a regular appointment in Teams and sending an update to all participants will automatically convert it into a Teams meeting. Great! :-)
Mark DePalma commented
This is working everyone. Simply do the following:
-Go in Outlook
-Open YOUR meeting (needs to be yours)
-In the top ribbon buttons click 'Teams Meeting'
This will then add a Teams meeting to your existing meeting.
Niklas Park commented
Seems irrational to not have this function. My calender is full, and I am currently in a situation where I have to recreate 3+ meetings a day. A scripted button would be nice.
There is a button in the Desktop Calendar, if you open the meeting, you click "Teams Meeting" at the top and it inserts the link in the calendar as a Teams Meeting.
Not sure about whether it's possible to do it for a stand-alone meeting, but was unable to change one occurrence of a recurring meeting in Outlook to a Teams meeting. Had to create a new Teams meeting invite just for that occurrence and cancel the existing invite.
I previously had Zoom listed in the Location for a number of upcoming meetings in which I wanted to switch to Teams.
I thought my only workaround was to create a new meeting, click the "Teams Meeting" button, and paste the unique Teams link into the existing meeting. However, I kept getting an error when I tried to copy-and-paste the link.
I tried switching a number of meetings over to Teams using the "Teams Meeting" button, and it FINALLY worked today. I'm going to keep monitoring it.
Also, if you have the Zoom add-in for Outlook and the Zoom meeting link was in your Location, you may have to cancel the Zoom meeting before adding a Teams meeting.
Elijah Sutton commented
For an existing on-site meeting scheduled via Outlook, I am able to Open the meeting and include a link to a Teams meeting in the body of the invite by clicking the Teams icon in the ribbon. To do this it seems you MUST be the meeting Organizer