Have end users change participant settings (lobby settings) for Teams meetings
Just like with Skype for Business have a setting that allows our end users to change the participant settings for Teams Meetings as described here for Skype for Business: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/change-participant-settings-for-skype-for-business-meetings-9175e297-de5f-43b2-8e0f-85cc05e24986
This feature is fully rolled out to the public ring, including PSTN lobby bypass. For details, please see the documentation below:
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This is a must for efficiency, I do agree this should be treated as a defect.
This issue is causing a real negative impact for several companies that I work with, as they struggle to deal with the forced transition from Skype Business (no lobby) to Teams. So much time (which the incurs quite a cost) is being wasted with call leaders trying to find the door to the lobby to let people in. It really needs fixing urgently!
Yes - push for it!!!
The settings are already there in Microsoft Teams and since we were recently forced onto using Microsoft Teams, this should not be treated as a suggestion/ enhancement request but an urgent defect at this stage, shouldn't it?
Patrick Dillon commented
We use Teams for meetings and the presenter cannot periodically check the lobby for waiting attendees. Auto-admit is a needed feature.
Almut Sidow commented
yes please, this is an important feature
Totally agree, we see the push from Microsoft to use Teams, but some standard features are just not there.
Vesa Nopanen commented
Or perhaps a simpler Meeting settings
- lobby in use or not (defaults should be set on admin portal, as well as if user can change this option at all)
- mute audience on default (on or off)
- never mute specific persons -option (when you have a large internal meeting then there is always somebody with mic on and if you mute everyone the presenter gets muted as well. )
I know that many people has requested that participants can mute all other participants or accept people from the lobby in MS Teams virtual meetings.
However this is not something that everyone would like to have.
The host should be able to decide how he want´s to setup and configure his call. If it is a small round of 2 up to 5 participants it might be fine to let everyone else to mute but on meetings with more than 5 participants it´s a problem.
ASK: create a "Meeting Settings" menu where the host can define if others can mute, accept people in the lobby or even delegate that functionality to specific participants, e. g. assistante or co-worker.
Maybe it would be nice to have meeting templates, e.g. department team meetings, 1 to 1´s and big audience meetings.
For meetings with large groups, the presenter cannot monitor those waiting in the lobby to admit them. there should be a setting prior to the meeting to allow all, without needing to admit them.