Comprehensive Guide to Teams Phone Number Assignment in your Organization
Published Oct 02 2023 05:00 AM 2,473 Views
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New feature: Assign phone numbers in Teams Phone  

 

We’re pleased to announce a new feature to the Plan and implement your ‎Microsoft‎ ‎Teams Phone‎ deployment guide to make it easier for you to assign your users Teams phone numbers.  This feature gives you a comprehensive view of all available user phone numbers within your organization and allows you to easily handpick the users you want to assign to each number. 

 

Please note that this feature is only available in the Microsoft 365 admin center for commercial tenants, so you will need to login as a tenant admin when clicking the above link 

 

Summary 

 

How it works  

You can access the new guide in the “Advanced Deployment Guides & Assistance” section of the Microsoft 365 admin center. Select “Plan and Implement your Teams Phone Deployment” and follow the steps.    

 

You’ll see a new user interface that simplifies assigning and setting up user phone numbers. You can view all the available phone numbers in your organization and filter them by phone number, service provider, or location. You can also assign multiple emergency addresses and users to specific phone numbers.  Note, this selection is limited to users with a Microsoft Calling Plan license who haven't been assigned a phone number.  

 

Benefits of the new feature  

This feature solves the top feature request from admins, to simplify and streamline the process of setting up phone numbers. It also saves you time and effort to seconds by reducing the number of portals and interfaces you need to navigate through and helps you avoid errors and inconsistencies by showing you all the relevant information in one place.   

 

Try it out!  

We hope the new deployment guide will make your Teams Phone deployment easier and faster.  To try it, go to the Microsoft 365 admin center and select the Plan and implement your Teams Phone deployment guide.   

 

 

 

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 Feature Detail 

 

This feature is especially helpful for trial and new customers interested in setting up a pilot project rapidly.     

 

 

Step 1: Select country or region.

 

 

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 Step 2: Use filters if desired.  

 

 

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Step 3: Select the user you want the phone number assigned to. 

 

 

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Step 4: Select or modify the emergency address. 

 

 

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Step 5: Select Assign to complete the phone number assignments. 

 

 

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Step 6: You’ll receive a confirmation notification. 

 

 

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