There are two parts to this topic:
1) Completed: Bypass the lobby for PSTN: The ability for admins and organizers to be able to specify a meeting option to bypass the PSTN lobby independently of the VoIP lobby.
2) On the backlog: Ability for an organizer joined via PSTN to admit users from the lobby with a PIN. If you enable “Always let callers bypass the lobby” in your meeting options, people calling in by phone will join your meeting without having to wait for someone to admit them. See details here: https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-participant-settings-for-a-teams-meeting-53261366-dbd5-45f9-aae9-a70e6354f88e
Please Note: In Q2CY20, we launched a new default in for the Teams meeting policy (https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=63388). If tenants have not modified their default meeting policy, lobby is now enforced.
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Our CEO has an executive assistant who helps manage her calendar. We have assigned licensing to our admin assistant to allow her to schedule MS-Teams meetings for customers, vendors, investors, etc. who may or may not have access to log into MS-Teams, and therefore would dial-in using the PSTN option.
We have instances where, however, our CEO would like to hold private meetings with her managers, and she is concerned about the privacy of someone gaining access to our internal meetings. I know we could do this by modifying licensing, or creating a custom meeting template. However, it would be convenient if we could do this during the meeting setup.
- Allow Dial-in users (or not)
- Allow Dial-in users, and allow them directly into the meeting
- Allow Dial-in users, but place them in the lobby until access is granted by the meeting host.
With these options, we would have better control over who is granted access to public meetings vs. private meetings.