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.
Dr Morthy commented
The organiser or presenter should decide who should be given access and not from whom to revoke. It should not be by default to grant and only later for us to realise and then, revoke.
Is this what you're looking for?
Before or during a meeting
Go to the Teams Calendar, click on the meeting, and select 'Meeting options', then use the dropdown menu for Who can present? to select 'Only me'.
This needs to change, allow the presenter to block this option
Dave Coley commented
This needs to happen
Neil Cribb commented
Concur with others this feature needs the ability to limit control to only those allowed by the initiator of the meeting.
Any update on this? It's really annoying and messes up the meeting when someone can take it easily during presentation.
@Ricky - This is not really a viable workaround when you have 200 people on a re-ocurring meeting. Good for smaller meetings.
If anyone still reads this, there is a way round it by right clicking the users in the meeting and click on 'Make an attendee' this removes their ability to share and take control of any presentations taking place
Problème pour protéger les supports de formations qui sont téléchargeables. Il faudrait pouvoir choisir les supports EXcel/word etc.. que l'on souhaite partager avec nos équipes et pouvoir protéger d'autres supports qui sont personnels.
On ne peut pas non plus faire de partage d'écran et voir les stagiaires qui suivent la formation. Pour que ce soit possible, il faut télécharger son support mais il n'est pas protégé.
Il n'y a pas eu de diagnostique en amont pour adapter les bonnes licences à ma pratique qui est semblable à celle d'un professeur, je me suis retrouvée avec une licence business qui ne s'adapte pas à ma pratique : création de groupe de formation etc....
At least move the take control option to a menu, certainly not between the slide browser and the 'To presenter' buttons. Where it is at the moment creates issues with almost every presentation as people browse through the slides
Gordon Splete commented
Has this functionality been fixed yet?
What the heck? This is the easiest, the most attractive way to present PPT in Teams, yet anytime you use it, ANYONE can take control of your presentation - completely take control of it! Guest users, tenant users. I am baffled! Please fix this!
Mark P. commented
I do agree as well!
There should be an option to give explicit permission to someone to take over control, in case it would be necessary for any reason.
For now, I have to work around that issue in using two screens, sharing screen 2 with the presentation running and still having the attendees of the meeting and the meeting chat on screen 1.
Dave Gorman commented
Agreed, absolutely crazy approach
This feature is unbelievably short-sited and incomplete in it's implementation. The ability to control whether someone takes control of a presentation is an extremely important feature and the ability for any user to hijack a presentation is quite unbelievable.
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.
Dave Gorman commented
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.