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Plamen Gavrailov
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It is possible for users (same org) synched to AAD but with no license assigned to join Teams meeting organized by Teams enabled user?
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No they will get an error that they must be licensed. They could be invited as guests from personal accounts but this technically is against license terms ;).

I’d recommend an F1 license for these types.
Solution

Depends. If you have the "Anonymous users can join a meeting" setting toggled, they can just access the meeting without having to login, and without any license requirements. We cannot control this on a per-meeting basis however, yet.

Ops. I swore this said join a team. My bad! Problem is thou if you have any SSO configures etc. or they are authenticated when clicking that join link you’ll run into issues. So people will have to be trained to do incognito when using the links etc most likely.

Thanks @Chris Webb and @Vasil Michev for the replies. Let me extend my question a bit. Imagine the organiser is a Teams Only user and the user that is trying to join the meeting is hosted in SFB on-prem (Hybrid environment). The user has its identity synched to AAD but that is all, no license or if it has a license the Teams option is turned off. Is there a way for the user to join the meeting other than anonymous? 

No because the identity will exist in AAD therefore it will find a match and check for a license. Anonymous is your only option.

@Chris Webb but then what should I do to give SFB users an option to join Teams meetings created by Teams only users ? Surery, there must be a better way of maintaining interoperability during a migration scenario, where you still have users hosted in SfB on-prem with no Teams license assigned to them. 

Unfortunately the only supported coexistence scenario is Hybrid setup with on-prem, and that requires licenses in 365 to configure properly. Therefore if you setup a proper hybrid configuration with your on-prem, then you would have a licenses available for those users in order to join.
If Hybrid is in place, and the on-prem SfB users do have E3 licenses but with Teams & SFBO turned off, will it works? I mean, will on-prem users be able to join Teams meetings?
We have the setup with most users not having a Teams license and the org-wide setting set to SfB only. For Teams users we assign the Teams license and assign them the Teams only mode and custom policies. The SfB users can be invited with their corporate account (synced to AAD) to the Teams meeting and join as anonymous users without getting a license error even if we have single sign-on.
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