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.
Thank you for your continued feedback as this request remains on the team backlog. We will share an update as soon as one is available.
This would be very helpful.
hopefully it will get done...
Highlevel ETA September 2021
Leah Balzer commented
Well this seems to get attention once a year for the last three years so meet you back here in 2022
Simon Jackson commented
I wish I could vote 100 times for this.
Harsha Reddy commented
This would be a great help and many consider this as a basic feature. MS, can you please prioritize it so it moves from Backlog to Actively Working?
My company would benefit from being about to use extra named organizers also. We have a lot of high-attendee meetings across our hospitals, and it takes 2 people to run some of those meetings well.
~3600 E5-licensed people need this.
Tony Muscat commented
This would helpful also so that a delegate can access the Attendees list for a meeting
7,742 votes... What else do we need to do in order to get this planned & implemented? Seems to be stuck on the backlog. Has this really been on the board since 2018??? Come on let's get this done! :-)
This seems like such a simple fix that would make the calendaring in TEAMS so much more powerful. I do not understand how come this would not be something that is planned instead of on the backlog.
Many PA's in my UK org schedule Teams meetings but don't actually attend them. But Teams is setup so that the meeting scheduler is the Organiser, thus has rights for Breakout Rooms and Meeting Options. We need a solution so that the Organiser role can be delegated or 'reclaimed' as WebEx does with their 'Host' role. Also, some meeting organisers don't want to receive replies in their inbox or to be seen as a point of contact. We need the link to be in a shared calendar and the organiser role to be claimed or pre-assigned, as you can with Presenters in Teams meeting options.
Our PA/EA community are crying out for this, what's happening please?
How is this on the backlog? The other week a presenter in my organisation was sick and he organised 4 meetings that needed to go ahead. We organised someone else to run the meetings however they did not have the privileges to manage break out rooms or meeting options. It cause mass confusion and was extremely clunky. We also have a Zoom license that has this capability so we ended up using this. Cmon Microsoft fix this issue. We are in a pandemic after all - people get sick. There should be the option to assign more than one person as a host of a meeting with all access privileges!!
Andrew Moyer commented
Really disappointed to see this get put on the back burner again. This is fundamental functionality!
Jan Vanneste commented
This is indeed fundamental functionality. People leave an organisation all the time. They might have planned recurrent meetings. If they leave and the account gets deleted no one can administer the existing meetings.
Aarti Verma commented
It may be a good idea to give organizer if invitees can start the meeting 5 or 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time. Sometimes one of the invitee may start the meeting 15 minutes early which causes confusion and wastes time to wait for all attendees especially for a large group. Thank you
Really? We still have to depend on one specific person to carry out 'organiser' functions such as breakout rooms? Does the 'organiser' never get sick at Microsoft? Never arrange meetings for other people, or want someone else to manage the breakout sessions? Never have connectivity problems that stops the management of breakout rooms during a meeting?
Joff Cooke commented
This is very poor. 3 years for a basic UX function that is essential in the 'real world'. I urge you to accelerate this function please. It is a deciding factor in the future of platform choice for us and all our member organisations.
Michael Loeb commented
This really is embarrasing - I just opened a Service Request trying to get information if/when the feature will finally be implemented - or at least feedback about a good workaround - and on the same day I finalized the SR-description - it's (after 18 months marked as "planned") back at "On the backlog".