Disable Audio, Video, and Desktop sharing by user
Our users are spread across the globe, with varying bandwidth strength and local policies on video calling. We desperately need the ability to enable audio, video, and desktop sharing in Teams only to a subset of users (either by users or by location). We are able to do this with Skype, so makes sense to do the same in Teams.
With ADMX FIles, zoom 5.x allow to diseable Audio-Video and File Sharing feature with the installation client. Perfect solution with Citrix Env.
Wake Up Microsoft
Rajesh Angira commented
It would be better if presenter can take control of audio, video and sharing of content for the time being from different members or attendees for effective presentation and reduce the internet consumption too. please.
Still Waiting for these changes
Richard K commented
Abdul-Rahman WM, does this hard to find setting actually disable audio, video, and/or desktop sharing in Teams, which is what this thread is about?
Abdul-Rahman WMG commented
You can control who can present in a meeting:
You need to go to the calendar in MS Teams and, click on the invite, and go into the meeting options **after** you create the meeting/class. This button is slightly hidden right next to the timezone. Weirdly, it doesn’t let you set those options while creating the invite, but rather after you save it. It then redirects you to a web page. In these options, you can set the “Who can present?” option to “Only Me”.
The default settings can be changed to always start with “Only Me”, but that has to be done by the global IT admin of your Office 365 installation.
For those looking for this, maybe evaluate the teams policies you can apply in scenarios the users are on VDI. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-for-vdi
With this it lets you disable by user voice/video capabilities.
raymund c commented
Microsoft Program Managers, is there any thoughts on this? dozens of remote offices and not all have high-speed links.
At the school I work at, we use Teams to complement the classes. In grades 9-12, each student attends with a computer to class, there they take notes on OneNote and the teacher uses OneNote Class Note Book. Now we have a problem, the students use the video call service and get distracted. It would be nice to have the opportunity to disable this service so that students are not distracted in class.
This should have been a NATIVE feature day one. How can MS think to roll out a VoIP/Video Conferencing solution without the ability to control bandwidth or even the abilities at a per user level? To me, Teams is still in beta. Too many core functions are still missing.
Justin Marshall commented
this is very frustrating that i cannot disable screens shared by the presenter on my phone. if the quality is poor it prompts to switch to audio only but when i clicked that nothing happened. but i want to prevent it in the first place as i don't want to use the video data on my phone. i use my computer for the video (although having problems joining meetings there).
Additionally it would be great for a user with less than optimal bandwidth to disable the video of other participants during a meeting (the users with better bandwidth would still have video).
Any update on this Idea