Ability to set who can take control of Powerpoint presentations
The new (July 2018) functionality for powerpoint in meetings is good. However, it allows ANY user (even external attendees) to take control of the presentation, without the original presenter able to stop it (other than taking back control). This is madness.
We should be able to set either whether this can happen at all, or who can do it, or at least have a request/approve function on it, like happens with taking screen sharing control.
Dear Microsoft, you simply can't publish a feature like this before you have given an option to separate actual presenters from regular attendees. We are better off without this function until then.
Agreed, this is a bizarre decision. The controls should be the same as sharing a screen. Request control and give control.
Didier CUNILLERA commented
Je ne sais pas se qui est le plus incroyable, que quelqu'un chez MS est eu cette idée stupide ou que personne ne l'est arrêté !?
Et aussi qu'il n'y est que 12 votes !!!
Lisa R commented
I agree as well - this is a terrible implementation. I have had people mis-click the "next slide" button when perusing my slide deck & inadvertently take control. Yes, I can take control BACK, but the meeting has been disrupted in the process.
The cleanest approach would be to restrict those who *can* take control, then I do not need to interrupt my presentation to *grant* control to the one or two other people who need to control the presentation. But using 'request' instead of 'take' would be an improvement.
Simon Bassett commented
Agreed. If we have a presentation with 20-25 attendees, not everyone one of those attendees should be able to take control.
AGREED. This is a showstopper.