Outlook to create Teams meeting by default when you schedule a meeting
Possibility to select an option so that every meeting you schedule in outlook is a Teams meeting and contains the information to join
This should be available for the user to configure but also for the admin to force for all users in the organization
There should be a setting you can turn on now if your company uses Teams or Skype for business.
This is something your admin can turn on for your entire organization as well.
The MS response above misses the nuance - the option is there to select, the ask is that the default is the last selection. In our case 99% of meetings are via Teams - but for other orgs not in that position retaining the last used is likely to be just as effective too.
Global Admin commented
The setting can be set using powershell or from the OWA settings > Calendar, but this only works when the meeting is created from Outlook on the web.
Please make it that when we create meetings from Outlook client/app, it sets the meeting to Teams meeting as well.
You can turn it on through powershell :
Connect to exchange first
Set-OrganizationConfig –OnlineMeetingsByDefaultEnabled $True
Daniele Pedriali commented
"This is something your admin can turn on for your entire organization as well."
Where is it this option for admin ?
I can't find this setting suggested by admin. Any help will be appreciated.
where is this setting?
Admin - you say this is completed by don't provide any instruction for the end-user or at minimum a link to the help article on it. It's also unclear if the end-user can activate this or if it's only activated by the company admin. Glad you got this fixed, but your response is less then helpful.
"There should be a setting you can turn on now if your company uses Teams or Skype for business.
This is something your admin can turn on for your entire organization as well."
You have stated this is possible, are you able to add more detail on how are where this is done?
Erik Olausson commented
Please send a link to dokumentation regarding this because I cant´t find the setting anywhere.
Does this need to be done by company admin? Is there something I can do myself to turn this setting on?
Edson Bagio commented
I do not understand Microsoft, it must be some schizophrenic architect that designd the request to add Teams link by default to instead add Skype, the application that Microsoft is saying will be phased out and should be migrated to Teams. Damm Microsoft! How difficult to do it right!
Awesome feature, happy to see it :goes to enable: but... it defaults to SFB meeting? with no way to select Teams? WTF?
The majority of my meetings are with external organizations that do not use Teams. How is it going to recognize which meetings have a companion teams link, what channel they are corresponding to, and whether or not all attendees have access?
Edson Bagio commented
Instead of enable Teams Microsoft decided to first enable Skype for Business, a application that Microsoft recommends to be replaced by Teams and it is being phased out.
Is it a joke from any schizophrenic architecture manager?
This is starting to be deployed, which could be great, but ...
But it defaults to Skype meeting systematically. However I'm only using Teams. This is frustrating, as I still have to select "Teams meeting", just as before.
If Outlook could remember the last selection of the user, that would make the trick !
Michael Crozier commented
This feature was briefly available, then it disappeared. Is it coming back?
This really needs to get to the top priority. By default if it is a teams meeting even tho they don't use it, there's no harm. I always forgot to toggle that button some how!
Mary VanHevele commented
I work more in OWA email than Teams and optimally the calendar invite process should mirror the other for a more consistent experience.
Tom Rose commented
Creating a Teams meeting by default would be extremely useful. Nearly all of the meetings I create leverage Teams and I often forget to hit that slider button.
Also exclusively use OWA. Don't even have that bloated Outlook client installed on my machine.