MS Teams Meeting Delegation
For a meeting scheduled using Teams, it would be great to be able to delegate the organizer role so that someone else can reschedule the meeting during my absence. For instance for Executive Assistants or PTO.
This feature is on the backlog. We’ll update when we have more details.
Teams certified Handset interface is missing the delegate setting, and Call groups and change Voicemail greeting :(
Xavier Lantin commented
I look forward to this feature to cut other services. Please update status :-)
Ronald Fischer commented
Teams Meeting Delegation is available since the beginning! It works the same way as delegating outlook calendar/conctacts etc...so as soon as a delegator defines a delegate in Outlook for their calendar, the delegate is able to take control over all calendar appointments (incuding Teams Meetings).
Any updates on this feature?
Christopher Cullum commented
In many large enterprises, the same people who make decisions and control the money are the same ones who DON'T manage their own meetings and schedule. Not having this and actually backlogging this feature 16 months after it is suggested is basically telling those people that Microsoft isn't considering them as users of the Teams platform. Very disappointing.
Our EAs need it strongly, please make it realized A.S.A.P, thanks a lot!
This is needed to go from Skype to Teams.
Please add this capability as soon as possible. It is going to force my whole company to another platform.
Kent West commented
Microsoft said Teams was at feature parity with Skype for Business?..
Why cannot my Chairman of the board's administrative assistant setup a teams meeting for him as a delegate like she can with Skype for Business? this is not acceptable and without a workaround?!.
Please update me on this.
Preston Lathrop commented
We still use Skype f. B. A user called me today about how she can administer her boss's meeting in a certain situation. I thought through how this would work in Teams and realized DELEGATION for scheduling meetings in TEAMS will help avoid situations where users are tempted to share passwords (the sysadmin's recurring nightmare).
I realize that tech-savvy Microsoft employees probably schedule most of their meetings for themselves. In other industries, delegating scheduling tasks has well established workflow that people to not necessarily want to dismantle, because more goes into scheduling a bunch of active professionals than just sending the appointment.
Vikki McLaughlin commented
My organisation has recently rolled out Microsoft teams as the newest communication and meeting tool. However, as a Personal Assistant, it is a pre-requisite that I am able to amend the calendars of others and that I have the functionality to be able to organise or re-schedule appointments for others, using Microsoft Teams. As I'm not currently able to do this, I am noticing a large business impact, in that meetings are delayed and as 'delegate authority' is not implemeted, I'm also not able to accept appointments on behalf of others. Microsoft should not have rolled out this application for implementation, before it had the full functionality of Skype - It's currently useless to me!
Andrew Camizzi commented
This is a MAJOR need for my organization! We need this feature desperately.
-- Semi Retract.. Just saw that if the user is a Teams Delegate, and a Delegate in Outlook it works. Our Admins are used to this and this seems to work for our needs.
Now that the Skype For Business retirement program is official - will this be completed before 2020?
Wow this is not good. I guess my meetings will have to be re-created by my covering admin. when I take a vacation. Ridiculous
Tim Ingram commented
It would also be great if the delegate had an E3 license but the person delegated FROM had an E5 license and that E3 user can schedule Teams meetings that include the E5 licensed features specifically audio conferencing.
You now have 2 years to implement this before Skype is retired.
Hope it could be implemented really soon, our Company insists to use it, this is a really missed 'standard' option... and become a Show stopper as well. Go ahead please.
Gordon Brown commented
Really dumb that a feature in Skype hasn't made it into Teams. But everyone is being forced to use Teams. Thanks for that.
Please fix this ASAP
Henry Dix commented
How could this have been overlooked? There's not going to be adoption without this feature. Who's the product Manager of Teams? Big fail...seriously.. I'll check again in 4 years and see if there's been any progress. Also backlog? Is that a joke? What else are you working on if not this?