Teams Meetings with conference lines should display auto-dial number in the Location field
When you use the Teams plugin for Outlook to create a Teams Meeting invitation, and Teams is setup to use a conference line, the full conference number and meeting ID should be displayed in the Location field so that it enables one-touch dialing of the conference line for mobile users.
Kevin McCarron commented
This is something that appears to be a minor corner case, but tends to be the sort of thing that can define the viewpoint of Teams for senior leaders of organizations, big and small.
I understand that on the surface, that sounds ridiculous/over the top. However, the senior leaders who affect buying decisions often lack technical skill at an end user level, and tend to have a sense of being personally insulted when technology doesn't operate as they expect it to, especially when that technology affects their ability to collaborate or communicate.
This next comment will also likely seem over-stated for those not close to these technologies, but I would argue that this feature - simplification of audio dial-in to online meetings - is one of the primary reasons that Zoom developed a reputation of being "user friendly" back when Zoom and Webex were the two biggest rivals in this market. That, and Zoom's ill-fated choice to allow static personal meeting room IDs, something that later as exposed as the security issue it always was.
I hope that Microsoft recognizes that this functionality is critical path. Whenever COVID-19 stops being a barrier to in-person business as it is today, the in-room and on-the-go aspects of online meetings will once again become critically important. Teams has gained so many excellent features this year (2020), and this one is a minor change by comparison.
Katie Long commented
Agreed the location field of the invite should also auto populate the phone # and conference id # for easy reference so you do not need to manually look it up.
Travis Furrer commented
The Outlook meeting from Teams that I'm getting doesn't have the external dial-in number at all. It's supposed to be there, and the help information here says it should be... but it's not there for me! Frustrating!
Is there any plan for one Tap dialing in Teams Conference?
Same concept different suggestion:
Scott Maddux commented
This used to work in Skype for Business and would be a huge improvement to the usability of Teams. Please add/fix!
Octavio Diaz commented
this is a necessity. Also, the teams meeting invite is formatted in HTML and the hyperlink does not work for phone users. it would be nice to have a one click dial option like Zoom, Skype and other meeting sites provide.
Jill Davis commented
This is even helpful for those on PCs - it is a pain to have to look into the appointment to find the call in number and code. Much better to have it in the Location field.
This would be very helpful not only for internal mobile callers but for calls with external participants who might not have Teams and need to dial-in from a mobile phone.