SOLVED

Breakout Rooms for Microsoft Teams

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1235505%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1235505%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F7730%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40James%20Skay%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F22236%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Nydia%20Cavazos%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F111927%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Yousaf%20Sajid%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F27835%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Karuana%20Gatimu%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3Bwanted%20to%20follow%20up%20on%20my%20post%20and%20see%20if%20anyone%20knows%20if%20this%20is%20being%20planned%20and%20what%20the%20timeline%20is%3F%26nbsp%3B%20THANKS!!!!!%26nbsp%3B%20I%20think%20this%20would%20not%20only%20be%20a%20great%20feature%20for%20Teams%20but%20even%20more%20so%20with%20so%20many%20remote%20workers%20during%20this%20coronavirus%20crisis.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1238860%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1238860%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BI%20completely%20agree%20with%20you.%20This%20is%20even%20more%20needed%20in%20these%20C-19%20days.%20If%20zoom%20can%20do%20it%20so%20can%20MS%20fingers%20crossed%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1238875%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1238875%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F587242%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Malene280%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3BI%20agree%20and%20daily%20now%2C%20I'm%20being%20asked%20to%20consider%20moving%20us%20to%20Zoom%20because%20of%20this%20especially%20in%20light%20of%20the%20Coronavirus%20and%20us%20all%20working%20from%20home.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1239041%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1239041%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EBreakout%20rooms%20would%20be%20greatly%20beneficial.%26nbsp%3B%20We've%20been%20using%20BlueJeans%20for%20several%20years%2C%20before%20Zoom%20was%20even%20around.%26nbsp%3B%20It%20works%20well%2C%20breakout%20rooms%20are%20a%20newer%20feature%20and%20will%20be%20good%20during%20these%20times.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1239842%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1239842%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F587281%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40R_Legal%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B-%20this%20functionality%20would%20be%20extremely%20useful%20-%20I'm%20trying%20to%20push%20Teams%20as%20I%20feel%20like%20it%20is%20the%20best%20solution%20going%20forward%20with%20the%20integration%20of%20existing%20Microsoft%20products%2C%20but%20this%20is%20a%20must-have%20as%20we%26nbsp%3Bwant%20to%20offer%26nbsp%3Ba%20similar%20experience%20to%20an%26nbsp%3Bin-person%20meeting%20and%20all%20of%20our%20stakeholders%20will%20be%20on%20separate%20connections!%20I%20think%20we%20will%20be%20reverting%20to%20Zoom%20or%20WebEx%20due%20to%20this%20lack%20of%20functionality%20(hopefully%20not%20for%20long...)!%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1241678%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1241678%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%20I%20just%20wanted%20to%20add%20my%20support%20for%20this%20ask.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20will%20plan%20on%20transitioning%20my%20class%20to%20online%20for%20this%20fall.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20was%20hoping%20to%20use%20Teams%2C%20because%20of%20the%20university's%20support%20for%20MS%20products%2C%20but%2C%20my%20classroom%20has%20group%20work%20and%20we%20will%20need%20breakout%20rooms.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1245243%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1245243%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EBeen%20looking%20for%20this%20feature%20as%20well!%26nbsp%3B%20Should%20we%20be%20creating%20separate%20Teams%20to%20emulate%20breakouts%3F%26nbsp%3B%20My%20issues%20is%20the%20cascading%20and%20sharing%20the%20same%20information%20to%20the%20larger%20groups%20based%20on%20the%20work%20the%20sub%20groups%20complete.%26nbsp%3B%20Namely%20work%20done%20in%20a%20subTeam%20rolls%20up%20to%20the%20larger%20Team.%26nbsp%3B%20Then%20I%20feel%20I%20can%20make%20%22breakout%20work%22.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1245822%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1245822%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%40Jeffrey_Allen%20I%20am%20also%20interested%20in%20finding%20out%20if%20there%20is%20timeline%20or%20plan%20to%20introduce%20breakout%20rooms%20to%20MS%20Teams.%20We%20are%20just%20starting%20to%20use%20Teams%20to%20teach%20online%20and%20with%20large%20cohorts%20that%20you%20want%20to%20have%20group%20discussions%20within%20a%20session%2C%20rather%20than%20as%20a%20separate%20session%2C%20break%20out%20rooms%20are%20a%20must.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1245918%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1245918%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EHi%20%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EAny%20response%20on%20this%20from%20Microsoft%3F%20I'm%20probably%20going%20to%20sign%20up%20for%20Zoom%20for%20my%20organisation%20in%20the%20mean%20time.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ERegards%2C%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EBill%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1246198%22%20slang%3D%22es-ES%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1246198%22%20slang%3D%22es-ES%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%20Also%20looking%20for%20breakout%20rooms%20in%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3ETeams...%20%3A(%3C%2Fimg%3E%20Any%20until%20workaround%20MS%20Will%20release%20the%20functionality%3F%20%3CBR%20%2F%3EI'm%20exploring%20creating%20different%20channels%20within%20a%20team%2C%20for%20each%20room....%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1246413%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1246413%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BI'd%20love%20to%20know%20if%20there%20is%20any%20update%20on%20breakout%20rooms%20being%20added%20to%20Teams%2C%20currently%20having%20to%20consider%20zoom%20as%20a%20better%20alternative%20to%20run%20virtual%20learning%20sessions%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1246446%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1246446%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3Bfor%20the%20time%20being%20solution%20with%20channels%20may%20work.%20Here%20is%20an%20instruction%20for%20the%20organizer.%20Includes%20document%20co-authoring%20and%20presentation%20of%20resulting%20poster%20in%20the%20main%20room.%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhUUbA53ouSo%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhUUbA53ouSo%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1246686%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1246686%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EI%20have%20not%20heard%20anything%20from%20Microsoft%20on%20this%20and%20I%20wish%20they%20would%20weigh-in.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1247239%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1247239%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EThanks!%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F433853%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Liina_Freivald%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3BI%20like%20that%20temporary%20workaround%20idea%20but%20it%20does%20limit%20to%203%20%22breakout%20rooms%22%20which%20might%20work%20for%20some%20of%20our%20users%20but%20I%20hope%20Microsoft%20adds%20a%20feature%20or%20at%20least%20ups%20the%20limit%20of%20meetings%20above%204%20(1%20norm%20and%203%20meet%20now).%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1247275%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1247275%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BI%20would%20also%20love%20an%20answer%20to%20this%20questions%20as%20well!%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1249793%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1249793%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EThanks%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F433853%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Liina_Freivald%3C%2FA%3E%20.%20That%20will%20help%20for%20the%20time%20being.%20I%20really%20don't%20want%20to%20introduce%20another%20tool%20in%20conjunction%20with%20Teams%20as%20i%20think%20this%20will%20confuse%20people.%3CBR%20%2F%3EI%20have%203%20short%20additional%20questions%3A%3C%2FP%3E%3COL%3E%3CLI%3E%3CSPAN%3ECan%20you%20start%20a%20recording%20in%20each%20channel%20simultaneously%3F%20%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3E%3CSPAN%3EWhat's%20the%20difference%20between%20opening%20the%20.ppt%20in%20Teams%20vs.%20browser%3F%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3E%26nbsp%3BWhen%20showing%20your%20screen%20in%20Teams%2C%20how%20can%20I%20get%20the%20sound%20to%20be%20played%20on%20the%20viewer%20end%2C%20ex.%20when%20showing%20a%20Youtube%20clip%3F%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3EIncidentally%2C%20%3CSPAN%3EI%20found%202%20companies%20in%20Sweden%20that%20are%20digital%20meeting%20place%20providers.%3CBR%20%2F%3EOne%20I%20know%20uses%20Zoom%20on%20the%20backend%20where%20you%20can%20rent%20a%20digital%20meeting%20room.%3CBR%20%2F%3EI%20believe%20this%20trend%20will%20continue%20so%20it%20would%20be%20nice%20to%20get%20some%20sort%20of%20timeframe%20from%20Microsoft%20on%20when%20breakout%20rooms%20may%20be%20coming%20in%20Teams.%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FLI%3E%3C%2FOL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1251498%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1251498%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F428850%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Billsmi%3C%2FA%3E%20thank%20you%20for%20your%20engaging%20questions%3B%20unfortunately%20it%20would%20be%20amiss%20of%20me%20to%20try%20to%20respond%20more%20as%20I%20do%20not%20work%20with%20these%20topics%20on%20a%20daily%20basis%20and%20would%20provide%20poor%20support.%20Was%20just%20browsing%20for%20a%20personal%20reply%20along%20the%20lines%20of%20breakout%20rooms%2C%20and%20thought%20I%20would%20share%20the%20brilliant%20video%20here%20as%20well.%20In%20addition%20to%20LinkedIn%20where%20I%20got%20the%20question%20as%20a%20direct%20message%20from%20a%20former%20colleague.%20Do%20you%20think%20you%20could%20engage%20with%20the%20creators%20of%20the%20video%3F%20It%20looks%20like%20they%20would%20be%20delighted%20to%20help.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1251823%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1251823%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F428850%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Billsmi%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E1.%20No%2C%20you%20(or%20any%20participant)%20need%20to%20start%20the%20recording%20manually%20in%20each%20room.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E2.%20Not%20sure%20if%20I%20understand%20you%20correctly%20but%20if%20you%20open%20the%20presentation%20in%20the%20browser%20and%20share%20your%20screen%20you%20are%20%22in%20control%22%20of%20the%20presentation.%20If%20you%20share%20the%20presentation%20directly%20in%20the%20Teams%20meeting%20the%20default%20setting%20is%20that%20the%20participant%20can%20move%20back%20and%20forth%20in%20the%20presentation%20on%20their%20own%20if%20the%20like%20to.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E3.%20There%20is%20a%20functionality%20to%20share%20system%20audio%20when%20you%20share%20a%20screen.%20There%20is%20a%20small%20icon%20in%20the%20bar%20at%20the%20top%20(appears%20when%20you%20move%20the%20pointer)%20when%20you%20share%20for%20activating%20system%20audio%20share.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1252647%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1252647%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F591486%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40LeAnne_H%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20would%20like%20to%20see%20an%20answer%20as%20well.%26nbsp%3B%20My%20colleagues%20are%20suggesting%20Zoom%20because%20of%20this%20functionality.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EMicrosoft%20Teams%20may%20lose%20out%20to%20Zoom%2C%26nbsp%3B%20particularly%20during%20the%20current%20situation%20when%20we%20need%20something%20easy%20without%20a%20lot%20of%20tech%20no%20how%20to%20get%20to%20continue%20working.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1252740%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1252740%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EThis%20is%20the%20killer%20feature%20of%20Zoom%20that%20draws%20people%20away%20from%20Teams.%20Teams%20is%20a%20versatile%20product%20that%20is%20both%20%22known%20or%20fixed%20team%20productivity%22%20(a%20la%20Slack)%20AND%20broad%20video%20chat%20(a%20la%20Zoom).%20The%20work%20around%20above%20of%20using%20channels%20sort%20of%20works%20in%20the%20fixed%20team%20model%20(although%20not%20really%20what%20Zoom%20does).%20That%20does%20not%20work%20in%20a%20broader%20video%20chat%2Fwebinar%20model.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EIn%20Zoom%20you%20can%20quickly%20break%20the%20whole%20group%20into%20break%20outs%20for%20a%20timed%20amount%20and%20automatically%20close%20the%20breakouts%20and%20bring%20people%20back%20together.%20I%20was%20only%20recently%20exposed%20to%20it%2C%20but%20it%20is%20FANTASTIC.%20It%20is%20100%25%20needed%20for%20offsite%20type%20meetings%2C%20Design%20Thinking%20workshops%2C%20facilitated%20sessions.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EIt%20is%20unfair%20to%20Teams%20to%20compare%20it%20to%20Zoom%2C%20as%20Zoom%20does%20not%20do%20all%20the%20things%20Teams%20can%20do.%20Buuuuut%2C%20if%20Teams%20is%20going%20to%20play%20in%20the%20broader%20video%20chat%20use%20case%20like%20Zoom%2C%20it%20needs%20to%20get%20this%20feature%20fast.%20Like%20yesterday.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EMy%20.02%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1255390%22%20slang%3D%22de-DE%22%3ESubject%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1255390%22%20slang%3D%22de-DE%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BThat%20would%20be%20nice!%20We%20handle%20it%20by%20creating%20one%20or%20more%20breakout%20channels%20in%20the%20class%20team%20for%20the%20purpose%3B%20ex%20meeting%20I%20meeting%20II%20...%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1259590%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1259590%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3CBR%20%2F%3EVote%20cast%20%3Athumbs_up%3A%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1274347%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1274347%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EAlso%20very%20interested%20in%20a%20MS%20answer%20to%20this%20question.%20It's%20a%20real%20weakness%20compared%20to%20Zoom.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1275172%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1275172%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EWe%20need%20this%20asap.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EStaff%20are%20turning%20to%20zoom%20against%20our%20advice%20and%20despite%20secturity%20concerns.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1275657%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1275657%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F606302%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Rob_Frank%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThat%20is%20what%20I%20am%20afraid%20of.%26nbsp%3B%20People%20at%20my%20work%20have%20already%20asked%20my%20opinion%20on%20Zoom.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20tell%20them%20that%20there%20are%20security%20concerns%20since%20we%20are%20a%20credit%20union.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20worry%20they%20will%20push%20this%20or%20do%20it%20on%20their%20own.%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1275660%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EBetreff%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1275660%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BCould%20you%20please%20go%20into%20more%20details.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20have%20been%20asked%20about%20breakout%20sessions%20also.%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1275669%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1275669%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F606302%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Rob_Frank%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EWhat%20are%20your%20concerns%20regarding%20security%3F%20I'm%20not%20an%20IT%20pro%2C%20se%20please%20keep%20it%20simple....%20for%20my%20simple%20mind!%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1275740%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EBetreff%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1275740%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F377167%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40PKeller80%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3Ba%20breakout%20room%20would%20allow%20you%20to%20assign%20people%20to%20a%20smaller%20group%20to%20meet%20for%20part%20of%20a%20session%20that%20would%20have%20audio%2Fvideo%20and%20screen%20sharing%20and%20then%20you%20can%20bring%20them%20back%20to%20the%20main%20meeting.%26nbsp%3B%20You%20could%20also%20in%20advance%20assign%20people%20to%20a%20particular%20break%20out%20group.%26nbsp%3B%20Posted%20above%2C%20there%20is%20a%20sort%20of%20workaround%20but%20it%20is%20limited%20to%203%20breakout%20groups%20and%20wouldn't%20necessarily%20allow%20you%20to%20sign%20users%20in%20advance%20to%20a%20particular%20group.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20hope%20that%20is%20what%20you%20were%20looking%20for.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1276079%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1276079%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F606302%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Rob_Frank%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F255408%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40JeffB%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F598231%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40marnel_runner%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ERob%20et%20al%2C%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20would%20not%20recommend%20using%20Zoom...while%20yes%20they%20have%20breakout%20room%20feature%2C%20it%20is%20tedious%20to%20manage%20if%20you%20want%20to%20assign%20people%20to%20specific%20breakouts%20and%20is%20NOT%20feature%20rich...meaning%20it's%20pretty%20basic.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20100%25%20agree%20with%20Microsoft%20needing%20to%20get%20the%20breakout%20room%20features%20in%20place%20asap%2C%20though.%26nbsp%3B%20In%20the%20meantime%2C%20I%20believe%20a%20better%20alternative%20to%20what%20Zoom%20currently%20offers%20(until%20Microsoft%20adds%20more)%20can%20be%20seen%20in%20demo%20video%20here.%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhUUbA53ouSo%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhUUbA53ouSo%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1277784%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1277784%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F606694%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40J4man%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BI%20personally%20like%20Zoom%20a%20lot.%20I%20am%20not%20really%20sure%20what%20you%20mean%20by%20%22not%20feature%20rich%22.%20I%20have%20all%20I%20got%20and%20actually%20the%20Breakout%20Rooms%20are%20easy%20to%20use%20if%20you%20have%20done%20it%20a%20few%20times.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EAnyway.%20Breakout%20Rooms%20are%20one%20of%20the%20major%20features%20that%20is%20missing%20in%20MS%20Teams%20when%20compared%20to%20Zoom.%20would%20really%20love%20to%20see%20it.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1279263%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1279263%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3Bthere%20is%20a%20roundabout%20way%20to%20do%20with%20as%20many%20breakout%20rooms%20%2F%20small%20groups%20as%20you%20want%2C%20but%20it%20must%20be%20set%20up%20in%20advance.%20I%20made%20%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dqo6yqh7erEY%26amp%3Bhd%3D1%22%20target%3D%22_self%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ea%20video%20tutorial%3C%2FA%3E%20aimed%20at%20teachers%2C%20but%20I've%20included%20the%20steps%20below%20too.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3COL%3E%3CLI%3EIn%20the%20Team%20where%20you%20want%20breakout%20rooms%2C%20create%20a%20new%20Channel%20for%20each%20breakout%20room.%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3EOpen%20the%20Outlook%20desktop%20app%2C%20click%20into%20the%20Calendar%2C%20and%20then%20click%20'New%20Teams%20Meeting'%20to%20generate%20a%20link%20to%20a%20new%20video%20chat.*%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3ECopy%20the%20'Join%20Microsoft%20Teams%20Meeting'%20link%20from%20the%20Calendar%20invite%2C%20and%20paste%20it%20into%20the%20first%20channel%20%2F%20breakout%20room.**%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3ERepeat%20this%20same%20procedure%20for%20each%20breakout%20room%20%2F%20channel.%20It's%20important%20to%20generate%20new%20links%20for%20each%20group%2C%20or%20else%20everyone%20will%20end%20up%20in%20the%20same%20video%20chat.%3C%2FLI%3E%3CLI%3EThe%20teacher%20%2F%20owner%20of%20the%20Team%20can%20see%20all%20of%20the%20private%20channels%20and%20enter%20any%20breakout%20room%20they%20want.%3C%2FLI%3E%3C%2FOL%3E%3CP%3E%3CU%3ESome%20caveats%3C%2FU%3E%3A%20this%20creates%20the%20video%20call%20as%20a%20'Chat'--the%20video%20calls%20aren't%20being%20hosted%20within%20the%20Team%20itself.%20So%20any%20transcript%20of%20the%20meeting%20conversation%20will%20live%20inside%20the%20'Chat'%20(not%20in%20the%20'Team'%20itself).%20Additionally%2C%20while%20it's%20possible%20to%20re-use%20the%20same%20breakout%20rooms%2C%20I%26nbsp%3B%3CEM%3Ethink%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FEM%3Eanyone%20who%20has%20ever%20entered%20the%20room%20at%20any%20time%20(a)%20will%20always%20have%20access%20to%20it%20from%20the%20Chat%20tab%20(even%20if%20you%20have%20removed%20them%20from%20the%20private%20Channel)%2C%20and%20(b)%20may%20get%20notifications%20showing%20the%20text%20conversations%20(even%20if%20you%20have%20removed%20them%20from%20the%20private%20Channel).%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E*We%20don't%20have%20Exchange%20Online%20accounts%2C%20but%20if%20you%20do%2C%20I%20believe%20step%202%20can%20be%20achieved%20more%20easily%20without%20exiting%20Teams%20by%20clicking%20on%20the%20'Meeting'%20button%20from%20the%20left-side%20toolbar.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E**I%20find%20that%20it%20works%20best%20to%20paste%20the%20link%20into%20a%20new%20conversation.%20I%20tried%20creating%20a%20new%20Website%20tab%20at%20the%20top%20of%20the%20Channel%20and%20pasting%20the%20link%2C%20but%20this%20added%20some%20steps.%20When%20I%20clicked%20the%20link%20from%20the%20Website%20tab%2C%20it%20opened%20the%20meeting%20in%20my%20web%20browser%2C%20and%20then%20I%20had%20to%20click%20'Open%20in%20Desktop%20App'%20(or%20something%20along%20those%20lines)%20before%20being%20brought%20into%20the%20video%20chat.%20Oddly%2C%20the%20only%20method%20that%26nbsp%3B%3CEM%3Eautomatically%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FEM%3Eloaded%20the%20video%20chat%20in%20the%20desktop%20app%20was%20pasting%20the%20link%20into%20a%20new%20conversation.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1279433%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1279433%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F608281%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40dm12345%3C%2FA%3E%2C%20thanks%20for%20the%20video%20and%20steps%20below.%26nbsp%3B%20One%20thing%20to%20add%20is%20that%20you%20can%20do%20channel%20moderation%20and%20you%20could%20limit%20conversations%20to%20moderators%20and%20restrict%20members%20to%20reply%20to%20channel%20messages%20from%20the%20moderators%20only%20and%20that%20can%20cut%20down%20on%20the%20chats%20and%20then%20you%20can%20have%20the%20chats%20area%20of%20the%20meeting%20be%20fore%20the%20conversations.%20I%20will%20relay%20this%20information%20to%20some%20of%20our%20staff%20who%20have%20been%20inquiring.%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1283754%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EBetreff%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1283754%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BThere%20is%20no%20limitation%20to%20three%20breakout%20rooms.%20The%20limitation%20that%20applies%20is%20that%20you%20can%20only%20be%20attending%20four%20meetings%20simultaneously%20(active%20in%20one%20and%20on%20hold%20in%20three).%20But%20there%20is%20nothing%20stopping%20you%20from%20having%20more%20rooms.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1284968%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EBetreff%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1284968%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F195259%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Par%20Linderoth%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3Bthanks%20for%20the%20clarification%20about%20attending%204%20meetings%20at%20a%20time.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1286805%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1286805%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EHas%20this%20happened%3F%20Does%20microsoft%20teams%20have%20break%20out%20rooms%20now%3F%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1286807%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1286807%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CSTRONG%3Eyes%20and%20zoom%20have%20been%20doing%20it%20for%20years%3C%2FSTRONG%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1288399%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1288399%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F611883%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40deblange%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3Bnot%20officially%20but%20there%20are%20workarounds%20listed%20in%20this%20thread.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1289866%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1289866%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EYeah%20we%20have%20the%20same%20problem%20at%20my%20org.%20Zoom%20was%20chosen%20due%20to%20breakout%20rooms%20being%20available.%20We%20have%20450%20people%20breaking%20out%20into%206%20or%207%20member%20groups%20as%20a%20main%20meeting.%20We%20are%20already%20rolling%20out%20Teams%20internally%20but%20in%20this%20emergency%20situation%20Zoom%20was%20chosen%20due%20to%20the%20lack%20of%20features%20in%20Teams.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1290466%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1290466%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F428850%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Billsmi%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3Bwhat%20about%20the%20security%20issues%20that%20have%20been%20reported%20in%20relation%20to%20Zoom%3F%26nbsp%3B%20Also%20the%20user%20experience%20is%20sub-par%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1296445%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1296445%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BI've%20just%20started%20trying%20this%20out%2C%20but%20it%20doesn't%20look%20like%20it%20is%20limited%20to%203%20channels.%20I%20was%20able%20to%20add%20at%20least%205.%20We%20are%20actually%20thinking%20of%20use%20this%20for%20a%20virtual%20happy%20hour%20with%20around%2020%20people%2C%20so%20that%20there%20can%20be%20more%20social%20interaction%20allowed%2C%20versus%20one%20person%20at%20a%20time%20talking%20to%2020.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1296932%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1296932%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EI%E2%80%99ve%20read%20through%20the%20suggestions%20here.%20There%20are%20some%20good%20ones!%20As%20I%20see%20it%2C%20there%20are%20three%20different%20workarounds%20for%20having%20breakout%20rooms%20in%20Teams%3A%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E1.%20Use%20channels%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThis%20would%20require%20a%20team%20to%20exist%20with%20the%20people%20in%20it%20you%20need%20for%20the%20session..%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EFor%20it%20to%20work%2C%20you%20would%20create%20the%20needed%20channels%20and%20then%20just%20add%20a%20scheduled%20meeting%20in%20each%20channel.%20No%20need%20to%20go%20to%20Outlook%20calendar%20for%20that%2C%20just%20schedule%20the%20meeting%20directly%20in%20Teams.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CSPAN%3EGreat%20if%20it%E2%80%99s%20a%20class%2C%20but%20maybe%20a%20bit%20overkill%20to%20create%20a%20whole%20team%2C%20if%20it%E2%80%99s%20only%20for%20one%20meeting%20with%20people%20who%20wouldn%E2%80%99t%20otherwise%20interact.%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E2.%20Schedule%20x%20different%20meetings%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EUse%20Teams%20or%20Outlook%20to%20schedule%20x%20different%20simultaneous%20meetings.%20Send%20out%20the%20links%20to%20all%20participants%20and%20when%20the%20time%20comes%2C%20just%20tell%20them%20to%20go%20to%20the%20appropriate%20meeting%20and%20use%20it%20like%20a%20breakout.%3CBR%20%2F%3EThis%20way%20you%20don%E2%80%99t%20need%20to%20create%20a%20team.%20Just%20use%20Outlook%20and%20you%20could%20even%20invite%20people%20to%20all%20of%20the%20breakouts%20or%20only%20select%20people%20so%20as%20to%20distribute%20them%20in%20advance.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E3.%20Call%20up%20from%20a%20group%20chat%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EYou%20could%20simply%20create%20a%20group%20chat%20for%20each%20group%20that%20need%20to%20talk%20to%20each%20other%20and%20then%20have%20them%20add%20voice%20-%20or%20you%20could%20have%20them%20create%20the%20group%20chat%20themselves.%20The%20advantage%20of%20you%20creating%20the%20chat%20is%20you%20can%20jump%20around.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThis%20approach%20has%20more%20of%20an%20ad%20hoc%20feel%20and%20still%20doesn%E2%80%99t%20require%20a%20team%20and%20channels%2C%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20do%20agree%2C%20however%2C%20that%20a%20more%20native%20way%20of%20supporting%20breakout%20rooms%20for%20a%20given%20meeting%20would%20be%20good%2C%20just%20as%20long%20as%20it%20doesn%E2%80%99t%20make%20the%20UI%20overly%20complex.%20But%20I%20also%20do%20feel%20like%20there%20ARE%20workarounds%20that%20could%20work.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%E2%80%99d%20love%20to%20hear%20thoughts%20about%20these%20suggestions%2C%20as%20I%20must%20admit%20I%20haven%E2%80%99t%20tried%20any%20of%20them%20yet.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1297322%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1297322%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EHopefully%20this%20Breakout%20rooms%20feature%20will%20be%20released%20with%20priority.%20I%E2%80%99ve%20been%20using%20the%20zoom%20breakout%20session%20feature%20and%20also%20teaching%20it%20to%20other%20people%20that%20are%20struggling%20with%20their%20businesses%20to%20reinvent%20their%20way%20of%20working%20and%20training.%20The%20way%20companies%20work%20nowadays%20with%20Agile%20makes%20the%20breakout%20session%20very%20productive.%20Together%20with%203rd%20party%20collaboration%20whiteboards%20Working%20agile%20from%20home%20is%20awesome!%20I%E2%80%99ve%20seen%20the%20benefits%20of%20this%20feature%20of%20making%20online%20education%20AMAZINGLY%20more%20effective.%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3ESpecialization%3CBR%20%2F%3EDid%20Microsoft%20went%20a%20different%20route%20when%20competing%20against%20Slack%20when%20creating%20a%20threaded%20way%20of%20collaborating%3F%20I%20can%20see%20how%20threaded%20working%20is%20a%20killer%20app%20feature%20that%20is%20important%20for%20businesses.%20I%20don%E2%80%99t%20see%20small%20businesses%20or%20consumers%20benefit%20from%20this.%20It%20did%20made%20Teams%20a%20much%20bigger%20application.%20Zoom%20on%20the%20other%20hand%20is%20light%20and%20does%20not%20have%20the%20treaded%20workspace%20and%20seems%20to%20be%20primarily%20focussed%20on%20effective%20meetings.%20At%20the%20moment%20It%20looks%20like%20Zoom%20specializes%20in%20Effective%20meetings%20where%20Microsoft%20is%20specializing%20in%20effective%20collaboration%20for%20businesses.%20Is%20that%20gap%20closable%3F%20I%20think%20yes!%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3EEase%20of%20use%3CBR%20%2F%3EMy%20experience%20with%20using%20the%20Zoom%20Breakout%20rooms%20feature%20is%20that%20its%20so%20easy%20to%20setup%20that%20technology%20is%20adding%20value%20here%20rather%20than%20technology%20is%20standing%20in%20the%20way.%20Its%20enabling%20people%20to%20use%20a%20complex%20feature%20very%20efficiently.%20No%20high%20user%20skills%20are%20required.%20There%20is%20also%20a%20very%20low%20learning%20curve.%20After%202%20test%20calls%20the%20skill%20is%20learned.%20Then%20the%20meering%20host%20is%20also%20able%20to%20join%20each%20room%20individually%20to%20check%20how%20things%20are%20going%20(%20huge%20opportunity%20to%20make%20this%20easier%20because%20its%20a%20little%20bit%20cluncky)%20The%20Break%20out%20eooms%20feature%20definitely%20is%20a%20killer%20feature%20and%20the%20workarounds%20suggested%20for%20teams%20to%20mimic%20this%20feature%20is%20way%20to%20clunky.%20Not%20scalable%20and%20very%20user%20unfriendly%2C%20it%20will%20distract%20people%20from%20the%20contents%20of%20the%20meeting.%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3EPrivacy%20concerns%20Zoom%20not%20blocking%3CBR%20%2F%3EEven%20the%20recent%20privacy%20concerns%20will%20not%20stop%20people%20from%20using%20it.%20Its%20crazy!%20I%20use%20Zoom%20every%20single%20day%20and%20it%20has%20been%20a%20way%20to%20bring%20people%20together%20in%20these%20times.%20These%20people%20previously%20never%20heard%20about%20zoom%20at%20all.%20Overall%20I%20think%20this%20is%20a%20humungous%20opportunity%20for%20Microsoft%20and%20the%20users%20of%20Microsoft%20Teams.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1297453%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1297453%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F590864%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Manu_Lanuza%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3Band%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3Bhave%20a%20look%20at%20the%20workaround%20that%20some%20of%20our%20Science%20Teachers%20discovered%20for%20this.%20It%20is%20a%20bit%20more%20set%20up%20on%20the%20front%20end%20of%20a%20Teams%20Meeting%2C%20but%20works%20way%20better%20than%20Zoom's%20breakout%20rooms%20(which%20can%20only%20record%20the%20main%20room%20but%20not%20what's%20on%20in%20the%20breakout%20sessions).%20%3CEM%3ENote%3A%20In%20order%20to%20achieve%20the%20editing%20pencil%20in%20%233%20you%20need%20to%20post%20something%20to%20the%20chat%20(i.e.%20expectations%2C%20instructions%2C%20etc.).%3C%2FEM%3E%26nbsp%3BHave%20a%20look%20and%20please%20share!%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1297535%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1297535%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EThanks%20Joe%20for%20your%20Reply%20and%20engagement.%3CBR%20%2F%3EI%20have%20tried%20that%20but%20its%20not%20user%20friendly.%20And%20my%20experience%20with%20these%20breakout%20sessions%20is%20that%20attendees%20don%E2%80%99t%20want%20to%20be%20recorded%20in%20the%20breakout%20sessions.%20The%20breakout%20sessions%20are%20mostly%20used%20for%20personal%20creative%20generation%20processes%20and%20recording%20them%20would%20negatively%20influence%20that.%20If%20you%20have%20not%20already%20why%20not%20give%20zoom%20a%20go%20to%20see%20how%20easy%20it%20is.%20The%20Teams%20workaround%20way%20sounds%20great%20because%20you%20can%20use%20the%20tools%20subscribed%20by%20the%20company%20policy%2C%20but%20its%20relies%20on%20to%20many%20user%20things.%20This%20needs%20to%20flow.%20At%20least%20that%20is%20the%20feedback%20I%20get.%20Also%20users%20are%20starting%20using%20their%20own%20tools%20like%20Zoom%20without%20company%20policy.%20Not%20good%20for%20DLP%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1297683%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1297683%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F608281%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40dm12345%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%20Thanks%20for%20this%20I%20will%20test%20and%20see%20if%20I%20can%20replicate.%20Once%20I%20figure%20out%20how%20to%20get%20the%20right%20licence%20enabled.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1300502%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1300502%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EI%20used%20Zoom%20with%20a%20group%20today%20and%20LOVED%20the%20breakout%20rooms%20feature!%26nbsp%3B%20One%20assignment%20had%20them%20breaking%20into%20groups%20and%20I%20was%20trying%20to%20figure%20out%20how%20to%20divide%20them%2C%20not%20knowing%20for%20sure%20who%20would%20be%20logged%20in%20at%20the%20time%20and%20the%20quick%20option%20to%20select%20how%20many%20rooms%20and%20then%20have%20them%20broken%20up%20automatically%3F%20Priceless!%20Would%20LOVE%20to%20see%20that%20in%20Teams.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1300756%22%20slang%3D%22es-ES%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1300756%22%20slang%3D%22es-ES%22%3EThe%20possibility%20of%20creating%20smaller%20teams%20so%20that%2C%20for%20example%2C%20they%20discuss%20during%20a%20meeting%2C%20work%20in%20small%20groups%2C%20so%20that%20later%20(with%20control%20of%20time)%20you%20can%20summon%20them%20back%20to%20the%20main%20meeting%20and%20bring%20conclusions%20or%20their%20group%20work%20to%20the%20main%20meeting%2C%20is%20paramount%20and%20is%20the%20big%20difference%20between%20zoom%20and%20teams%20when%20choosing%20the%20tool%20for%20team%20work%20and%20mainly%20in%20education.%20Microsoft%20is%20already%20taking%20a%20while%20to%20get%20up%20and%20running%20to%20deliver%20this%20functionality.%20In%20addition%2C%20being%20able%20to%20close%20all%20the%20rooms%2C%20with%20notice%20and%20countdown%2C%20still%20makes%20it%20more%20attractive.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1302470%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1302470%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EWhen%20looking%20at%20tools%2C%20you%20have%20to%20consider%20all%20of%20the%20requirements.%20Teams%20meets%20this%20one%20(for%20many%20teachers%20that%20are%20in%20this%20thread)%3A%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CEM%3EThe%20free%20service%20tier%20offered%20by%20Zoom%20has%20no%20assurance%20of%20student%20data%20privacy%2C%20and%20it%20is%20unclear%20whether%20their%20standard%20terms%20of%20service%20meets%20the%20requirements%20of%20Family%20Educational%20Rights%20and%20Privacy%20Act%20(FERPA).%20XYZ%20has%20confirmed%20FERPA%20compliance%20with%20Microsoft%20Teams.%20We%20have%20consulted%20with%20other%20school%20systems%20in%20the%20area%2C%20and%20they%20have%20all%20taken%20similar%20positions.%20While%20it%20is%20clear%20that%20vendors%20such%20as%20Zoom%20are%20extending%20these%20offers%20with%20the%20best%20of%20intentions%2C%20it%20is%20best%20to%20use%20the%20XYZ-%20approved%20tools%20that%20have%20been%20vetted%20for%20student%20use.%3C%2FEM%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1302515%22%20slang%3D%22es-ES%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1302515%22%20slang%3D%22es-ES%22%3EBut%20it%20isn't%20E2E%20compliance.%20Is%20a%20C2S%20Service%20and%20when%20calls%20are%20inside%20Microsoft%20datacenters%20is%20accessible%20by%20NSA%2C%20hackers%20and%20Microsoft%20employees%3F%20Data%20inside%20is%20not%20encrypted.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1302569%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EBetreff%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1302569%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F195259%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Par%20Linderoth%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BAh%20hah!%20%26nbsp%3BThank%20you.%20%26nbsp%3BI%20got%20the%20disappointing%20message%20the%20other%20night%20to%20hang%20up%20in%20order%20to%20start%20new%20room%20and%20thought%20it%20meant%204%20was%20max.%20%26nbsp%3BNow%20see%20that%20as%20TEACHER%20I%20can%20only%20be%20in%20no%20more%20than%204%20eg%20on%20hold%20while%20checking%20in%20with%20others.%20%26nbsp%3BEasily%20solved%20by%20hanging%20up%20in%20some.%20%26nbsp%3B%20Good%20to%20know.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1306538%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1306538%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F616632%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40BongeJoe%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3Bthanks%20for%20this%20breakdown.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20have%20created%20group%20chats%20before%20but%20didn't%20think%20of%20this%20as%20a%20way%20for%20breakout%20rooms.%26nbsp%3B%20I'll%20pass%20this%20along%20to%20the%20others.%26nbsp%3B%20I've%20been%20posting%20all%20of%20the%20various%20options%20that%20have%20been%20posted%20here%20to%20a%20Teams%20101%20channel.%26nbsp%3B%20Still%20hoping%20for%20official%20breakout%20room%20features%20but%20this%20and%20the%20others%20are%20great!%26nbsp%3B%20Microsoft%20is%20more%20secure%20than%20Zoom%20and%20more%20compliant%20so%20I'd%20rather%20stick%20with%20Teams%20than%20go%20with%20Zoom!%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1307057%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1307057%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F608281%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40dm12345%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BThanks%20for%20this.%26nbsp%3B%20A%20question....when%20you%20create%20the%20links%20to%20put%20in%20the%20channels%2C%20won't%20the%20meetings%20show%20up%20for%20the%20kids%20in%20their%20calendars%3F%26nbsp%3B%20It%20looked%20like%20you%20weren't%20paying%20a%20special%20attention%20to%20the%20time%20when%20creating%20those%20links.%26nbsp%3B%20My%20kids%20depend%20on%20the%20date%20to%20prompt%20them%20when%20to%20join.%26nbsp%3B%20By%20creating%20the%20group%20channels%2C%20I'm%20wondering%20if%20that%20will%20show%20up%20that%20they%20have%202%20meetings%3F%20and%20be%20confusing%20with%20the%20time%2C%20especially%20if%20you%20re-use%20the%20links.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20hope%20that%20makes%20sense!%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EThanks%20for%20any%20clarification.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1307086%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1307086%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F621544%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40kstreelman%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3Bthis%20is%20a%20great%20question.%20Our%20students%20use%20Gmail%20(we're%20hoping%20to%20transition%20them%20to%20Exchange%20Online%20soon)%2C%20so%20I%20don't%20know%20as%20much%20about%20how%20Teams%20connects%20to%20the%20Outlook%20calendar.%20This%20is%20worth%20testing%2C%20but%20I%20%3CEM%3Ethink%3C%2FEM%3E%20you're%20good%20to%20go%20as%20long%20as%20you%20don't%20add%20the%20students%20to%20the%20Outlook%20calendar%2Fmeeting%20invitation%20and%20simply%20close%20the%20calendar%20invite%20without%20saving.%20Once%20you%20copy%20the%20link%2C%20you%20can%20use%20it%20with%20people%20who%20haven't%20been%20specifically%20added%20to%20the%26nbsp%3B%20meeting%20invitation.%20So%20I%20use%20the%20Outlook%20calendar%20meeting%20button%20only%20for%20the%20purpose%20of%20generating%20a%20link%2C%20and%20then%20I%20discard%20the%20original%20meeting%20invitation.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1307092%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1307092%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CSTRONG%3EJust%20saw%20this!%3C%2FSTRONG%3E%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2Fforums%2F555103-public%2Fsuggestions%2F35000044-introduce-breakout-room-functionality%3Ftracking_code%3D6c904151c6ea9a107a42482e7811f9bb%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2Fforums%2F555103-public%2Fsuggestions%2F35000044-introduce-breakout-room-functionality%3Ftracking_code%3D6c904151c6ea9a107a42482e7811f9bb%3C%2FA%3E%3CSPAN%20class%3D%22lia-inline-image-display-wrapper%20lia-image-align-inline%22%20image-alt%3D%22breakoutrooms1.png%22%20style%3D%22width%3A%20966px%3B%22%3E%3CIMG%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fgxcuf89792.i.lithium.com%2Ft5%2Fimage%2Fserverpage%2Fimage-id%2F184368iFAB660BBE5DA5252%2Fimage-size%2Flarge%3Fv%3D1.0%26amp%3Bpx%3D999%22%20title%3D%22breakoutrooms1.png%22%20alt%3D%22breakoutrooms1.png%22%20%2F%3E%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1307103%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1307103%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EBreakout%20Rooms%20being%20made%20a%20priority!%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1310576%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1310576%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F608281%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40dm12345%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BI%20tried%20it%20today%20and%20just%20had%20the%20students%20click%20meet%20now%20(not%20available%20on%20iPads%20I%20heard)%20and%20it%20worked%20great.%20%26nbsp%3BThe%20only%20hiccup%20I%20had%20was%20there%20is%20a%20limit%20to%20how%20many%20rooms%20I%20can%20go%20between%2C%20but%20I%20just%20ended%20my%20participation%20in%20one%20meeting%20and%20joined%20another.%20%26nbsp%3BIt%20worked%20pretty%20well.%20%26nbsp%3BI%20can't%20wait%20until%20this%20functionality%20is%20introduced%20for%20real%26nbsp%3B%3CIMG%20class%3D%22lia-deferred-image%20lia-image-emoji%22%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fgxcuf89792.i.lithium.com%2Fhtml%2Fimages%2Femoticons%2Fsmile_40x40.gif%22%20alt%3D%22%3Asmile%3A%22%20title%3D%22%3Asmile%3A%22%20%2F%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1324429%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1324429%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3Bapparently%20they%20are%20working%20on%20it%20based%20on%20the%20user%20voice%20request%3A%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2Fforums%2F555103-public%2Fsuggestions%2F35000044-introduce-breakout-room-functionality%3Fpage%3D17%26amp%3Bper_page%3D20%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2Fforums%2F555103-public%2Fsuggestions%2F35000044-introduce-breakout-room-functionality%3Fpage%3D17%26amp%3Bper_page%3D20%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1335133%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1335133%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BHi%20I%20have%20been%20reading%20your%20string%20of%20comments%20re%20breakout%20rooms.%20Yep%20microsoft%20is%20way%20behind%20the%20times%20and%20Zoom%20is%20leading%20the%20way.%20We%20even%20managed%20to%20breakout%20into%20groups%20of%20six%20in%20our%20Zoom%20delivered%20church%20meeting%20on%20Sunday!%20I%20lead%20mid-sized%20workshops%20for%20the%20NHS%20and%20given%20that%20social%20distancing%20is%20going%20to%20continue%20for%20the%20remainder%20of%20the%20year%20I%20absolutely%20need%20a%20facility%20that%20provides%20a%20'breakout'%20function%20in%20a%20day%20long%20or%20two%20day%20workshop%20scenario.%20I'm%20very%20disappointed%20in%20microsoft.%20The%20lack%20of%20responsiveness%20to%20the%20thread%20of%20this%20conversation%20by%20microsoft%20is%20poor%20show.%20No%20point%20in%20facilitating%20conferences%20for%20upto%20250%20people%20and%20not%20have%20a%20breakout%20facility.%20Come%20on%20Microsoft%20give%20us%20some%20idea%20before%20I%20too%20opt%20to%20spend%20my%20%C2%A3%20with%20Zoom.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1339650%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1339650%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F635465%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Maria64%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BMS%20is%20working%20on%20it%20and%20considering%20that%20they%20didn't%20even%20have%20it%20planned%20prior%20to%20the%20pandemic%20I%20would%20say%20they%20are%20acting%20rather%20quick%20and%20responsive%20to%20customer%20demands%20at%20the%20moment.%20Remember%20that%20the%20tech%20community%20is%20not%20primarily%20where%20MS%20is%20communicating%20what%20they%20plan%20to%20do.%20That%20communication%20is%20done%20in%20UserVoice%3A%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2Fforums%2F555103-public%2Fsuggestions%2F35000044-introduce-breakout-room-functionality%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2Fforums%2F555103-public%2Fsuggestions%2F35000044-introduce-breakout-room-functionality%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1342159%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1342159%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BI%20completely%20agree%20with%20this!%20I%20work%20for%20Pinellas%20County%20Schools%20and%20we%20would%20LOVE%20the%20function%20of%20breakout%20rooms%20for%20small%20group%20instruction%20and%20having%20a%20focus%20on%20content!%20I'm%20really%20keeping%20my%20fingers%20crossed%20that%20this%20will%20appear%20soon!%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1344228%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1344228%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F639139%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40arriolaj%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3Byes%2C%20I%20hope%20it%20rolls%20out%20soon%20but%20the%20above%20workarounds%20in%20this%20thread%20are%20an%20option.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1344288%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1344288%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3ETrue!%20Thank%20you!%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1345449%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1345449%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F587242%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Malene280%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%20%26nbsp%3BAs%20someone%20who%20uses%20both%2C%20Zoom%20is%20INFINITELY%20better%20with%20breakout%20rooms%2C%20starting%20with%20the%20fact%20that%20you%20can%20create%20automatic%20immediately%20breakout%20rooms.%26nbsp%3B%20With%20Teams%20you%20have%20to%20manually%20create%20them%2C%20which%20you%20can%20only%20do%20after%20you%20have%20everyone%20in%20the%20meeting.%26nbsp%3B%20Zoom%20lets%20you%20create%20them%20automatically%20or%20manually.%26nbsp%3B%20As%20someone%20who%20frequently%20facilitates%20training%2C%20I%20absolutely%20DESPISE%20manual%20breakouts.%26nbsp%3B%20That%20Microsoft%20hasn't%20implemented%20this%20simple%20feature%20in%20Teams%20just%20boggles%20my%20mind.%26nbsp%3B%20For%20that%20reason%20alone%2C%20I%20hate%20to%20use%20Teams%20versus%20Zoom.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1350565%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1350565%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BThis%20recently%20just%20got%20bumped%20to%20%22Working%20On%20It%22%20-%20so%20let's%20hope%20that%20they%20get%20it%20done%20sooner%20than%20later!%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1363955%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1363955%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3Bhas%20anyone%20added%20to%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2F%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2F%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3Bthis%20is%20where%20most%20ideas%20are%20taken%20forward.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1364083%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1364083%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F340134%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40JennM%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BThere%20is%20actually%20already%20a%20user%20voice%20for%20this%20particular%20feature%20and%20has%20moved%20into%20a%20%22working%20on%20it%22%20state%20so%20at%20this%20point%20we%20know%20it's%20coming%2C%20we%20just%20don't%20know%20when.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2Fforums%2F555103-public%2Fsuggestions%2F35000044-introduce-breakout-room-functionality%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2Fforums%2F555103-public%2Fsuggestions%2F35000044-introduce-breakout-room-functionality%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1381135%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1381135%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EAgree.%20This%20is%20needed!%20Would%20love%20clarity%20of%20an%20ETA.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1433720%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1433720%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BNot%20sure%20if%20you%20know%2C%20but%20Microsoft%20is%20planning%20on%20breakout%20rooms%20-%20no%20timelines%20on%20when%20it%20will%20be%20released%20-%20more%20info%20can%20be%20found%20here%3A%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2Fforums%2F555103-public%2Fsuggestions%2F35000044-introduce-breakout-room-functionality%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2Fforums%2F555103-public%2Fsuggestions%2F35000044-introduce-breakout-room-functionality%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1470490%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1470490%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EWe%20are%20also%20in%20need%20of%20this%20feature.%20Our%20IT%20Team%20mentioned%20it%20may%20only%20be%20available%20to%20Education%20tenants%2C%20is%20this%20likely%20do%20you%20think.%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1470573%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1470573%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EHi.%20It%20has%20been%20confirmed%20that%20all%20relevant%20features%20like%20Breakout%20rooms%20and%207x7%20video%20will%20be%20coming%20to%20non-education%20tenants.%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1502120%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1502120%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EHi%20what%20you%20have%20put%20is%20very%20thoughtful%20but%20so%20clunky%20(no%20reflection%20on%20you%20but%20on%20MST).%20All%20my%20'students%20are%20non-employees%2C%20and%20will%20vary%20with%20each%20event%20I%20run.%20I%20do%20so%20wish%20MST%20would%20make%20this%20a%20whole%20heap%20easier%20than%20it%20is%20for%20those%20of%20us%20who%20run%20workshops%20and%20small%20meetings%20across%20multiple%20organisations%20and%20as%20independent%20facilitators.%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F608281%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40dm12345%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1502156%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1502156%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F635465%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Maria64%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3Bcoming%20in%20the%20fall%2C%20Microsoft%20will%20officially%20have%20breakout%20rooms%20as%20a%20part%20of%20Microsoft%20Teams.%26nbsp%3B%20They%20announced%20this%20last%20month.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1532419%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1532419%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EWe%20SO%20need%20this....%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EIt%20just%20opens%20a%20lot%20of%20possibilities%20for%20training%2C%20break%20out%20meetings%2C%20speed%20networking%20and%20so%20much%20more.%26nbsp%3B%20Hoping%20Microsoft%20delivers%20on%20this%20because%20it'll%20make%20things%20a%20lot%20easier%20for%20meeting%20facilitators%20especially%20where%20brainstorming%2C%20ideating%20and%20collaborative%20work%20is%20involved.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1561159%22%20slang%3D%22de-DE%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1561159%22%20slang%3D%22de-DE%22%3E%3CP%3EIs%20there%20any%20news%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20thought%20it%20was%20done.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F202727%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Helen%20Blunden%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1561837%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1561837%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3ECurrently%20yes%2C%20you%20can%20do%20breakout%20rooms%20in%20Teams%20but%20I%20still%20find%20it%20fiddly.%20Maybe%20I%20just%20need%20more%20practice%20to%20create%20the%20various%20sub%20team%20channels%20and%20click%20on%20the%20cameras%20and%20move%20in%20and%20out%20of%20them%20seamlessly.%26nbsp%3B%20Also%2C%20it%20doesn't%20allocate%20people%20randomly%20to%20breakout%20rooms%20either%20like%20Zoom%20does%20so%20I%20don't%20find%20it%20as%20easy%20to%20use%20-%20that%20is%2C%20it%20requires%20a%20bit%20more%20forethought%20and%20planning%20to%20advise%20people%20which%20team%20they're%20going%20into.%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F604286%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40FlorianKurrle%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1562570%22%20slang%3D%22de-DE%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1562570%22%20slang%3D%22de-DE%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F202727%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Helen%20Blunden%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20think%20this%20is%20only%20the%20workaround%20since%20the%20beginning%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EIs%20there%20a%20new%20function%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EMicrosoft%20had%20planned%20to%20create%20a%20real%20breakout%20function%3F%20Did%20it%20not%20plan%20that%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1592197%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1592197%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EYeah%20it's%20done%20now%20but%20you%20really%20have%20to%20hand%20hold%20people%20to%20get%20to%20them%2C%20when%20to%20come%20back%20to%20the%20main%20room%2C%20can't%20assign%20and%20change%20participant%20to%20B%2FO%20rooms%20easily%20and%20quickly%20-%20on%20the%20go%20(ie%20not%20pre-assigned).%20Anyway%2C%20yes%2C%20we%20have%20them%20and%20guess%20it's%20constantly%20being%20updated%20anyway%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F604286%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40FlorianKurrle%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1592725%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1592725%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EIt%20sounds%20like%20you%20are%20just%20talking%20about%20private%20channels%20within%20a%20Team%20is%20that%20right%3F%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1592991%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1592991%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F202727%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Helen%20Blunden%3C%2FA%3E%2C%26nbsp%3Bas%20far%20as%20I%20know%20official%20breakout%20rooms%20haven't%20rolled%20out%20yet.%26nbsp%3B%20Are%20you%20seeing%20them%20in%20preview%20or%20talking%20about%20something%20else%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1593045%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1593045%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EHi!%20If%20you%20see%20the%20breakout%20room%20option%20in%20Teams%2C%20be%20aware%20that%20this%20is%20probably%20due%20to%20a%20TAP%20tenant%20and%20also%20mean%20being%20under%20NDA%20for%20unreleased%20stuff.%20%3CBR%20%2F%3E%3CBR%20%2F%3ERegards%20%2F%20Adam%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1594586%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1594586%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BNo%20not%20at%20all.%20I%20haven't%20seen%20(or%20dabbled%20with)%20anything.%20Although%20did%20you%20see%20Jeff%20Teper's%20tweet%20this%20morning%3F%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fjeffteper%2Fstatus%2F1295432950675156992%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fjeffteper%2Fstatus%2F1295432950675156992%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EIn%20a%20previous%20life%20I%20was%20a%20virtual%20facilitator%20and%20used%20software%20such%20as%20Webex%20and%20Adobe%20Connect%20to%20run%20virtual%20classrooms%20pre-covid%20and%20break%20out%20rooms%20was%20one%20critical%20aspect%20of%20running%20a%20class%2C%20assigning%20people%20to%20it%2C%20getting%20them%20to%20do%20different%20activities%20within%20them%2C%20popping%20into%20them%20easily%20to%20give%20feedback%20and%20then%20convening%20in%20main%20room%20but%20also%20for%20participants%20to%20share%20their%20screens%20and%20show%20their%20brainstorming%20to%20the%20main%20group.%20It%20seemed%20a%20lot%20seamless%20and%20easier%20than%20Teams%20(which%20I%20feel%20is%20still%20a%20tad%20'clunky'%3F%20But%20it%20could%20just%20be%20me).%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ERecently%20I've%20seen%20how%20educators%20are%20doing%20it%20in%20Zoom%26nbsp%3B%20and%20although%20not%20perfect%2C%20it%20does%20seem%20to%20have%20an%20overall%20better%20user%20experience.%20Of%20course%2C%20it%20also%20depends%20on%20the%20educators%20too%20on%20how%20they're%20seamlessly%20using%20the%20functions%20to%20do%20their%20lessons.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20sat%20through%20a%202%20hour%20French%20conversation%20class%20on%20Zoom%20yesterday%20which%20was%20highly%20interactive%2C%20totally%20immersive%2C%20seamless%20experience%20of%20breakout%20rooms%2C%20screen%20sharing%2C%20presenting%20content%20back%20to%20main%20room%2C%20whiteboarding%20that%20made%20the%202%20hours%20seem%20to%20disappear%20really%20quickly%20and%20put%20us%20all%20on%20such%20a%20high%20that%20we%20were%20buzzing%20afterwards.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20think%20that%20may%20be%20an%20indication%20of%20excellent%20virtual%20facilitation%20skills%20and%20ease%20of%20use%20of%20the%20functionality%20of%20the%20program.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1594588%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1594588%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E-ERR%3AREF-NOT-FOUND-%40Jeffrey%20Allen%26nbsp%3BNo%20not%20at%20all.%20I%20haven't%20seen%20(or%20dabbled%20with)%20anything.%20Although%20did%20you%20see%20Jeff%20Teper's%20tweet%20this%20morning%3F%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fjeffteper%2Fstatus%2F1295432950675156992%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EIn%20a%20previous%20life%20I%20was%20a%20virtual%20facilitator%20and%20used%20software%20such%20as%20Webex%20and%20Adobe%20Connect%20to%20run%20virtual%20classrooms%20pre-covid%20and%20break%20out%20rooms%20was%20one%20critical%20aspect%20of%20running%20a%20class%2C%20assigning%20people%20to%20it%2C%20getting%20them%20to%20do%20different%20activities%20within%20them%2C%20popping%20into%20them%20easily%20to%20give%20feedback%20and%20then%20convening%20in%20main%20room%20but%20also%20for%20participants%20to%20share%20their%20screens%20and%20show%20their%20brainstorming%20to%20the%20main%20group.%20It%20seemed%20a%20lot%20seamless%20and%20easier%20than%20Teams%20(which%20I%20feel%20is%20still%20a%20tad%20'clunky'%3F%20But%20it%20could%20just%20be%20me).%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3ERecently%20I've%20seen%20how%20educators%20are%20doing%20it%20in%20Zoom%26nbsp%3B%20and%20although%20not%20perfect%2C%20it%20does%20seem%20to%20have%20an%20overall%20better%20user%20experience.%20Of%20course%2C%20it%20also%20depends%20on%20the%20educators%20too%20on%20how%20they're%20seamlessly%20using%20the%20functions%20to%20do%20their%20lessons.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20sat%20through%20a%202%20hour%20French%20conversation%20class%20on%20Zoom%20yesterday%20which%20was%20highly%20interactive%2C%20totally%20immersive%2C%20seamless%20experience%20of%20breakout%20rooms%2C%20screen%20sharing%2C%20presenting%20content%20back%20to%20main%20room%2C%20whiteboarding%20that%20made%20the%202%20hours%20seem%20to%20disappear%20really%20quickly%20and%20put%20us%20all%20on%20such%20a%20high%20that%20we%20were%20buzzing%20afterwards.%26nbsp%3B%20I%20think%20that%20may%20be%20an%20indication%20of%20excellent%20virtual%20facilitation%20skills%20and%20ease%20of%20use%20of%20the%20functionality%20of%20the%20program.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F17756%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Jeffrey%20Allen%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1595622%22%20slang%3D%22de-DE%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1595622%22%20slang%3D%22de-DE%22%3EYes%2C%20I'm%20still%20waiting%20for%20the%20official%20rollout!%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1596002%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1596002%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F202727%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40Helen%20Blunden%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3BThat%20French%20class%20sounds%20really%20fun%20and%20I've%20love%20to%20pick%20it%20back%20up!%20Is%20it%20open%20to%20anyone%20or%20is%20it%20associated%20with%20an%20institution%3F%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1597791%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1597791%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EIt's%20with%20the%20Alliance%20Francaise%20in%20Melbourne%20and%20they're%20all%20over%20the%20world.%20If%20the%20quality%20of%20their%20instruction%20online%20is%20anything%20to%20go%20by%2C%20I've%20decided%20that%20I'm%20taking%20further%20classes%20with%20them%20because%20the%20standard%20of%20virtual%20facilitation%20was%20excellent.%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fuser%2Fviewprofilepage%2Fuser-id%2F591486%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3E%40LeAnne_H%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1636070%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1636070%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EAccording%20to%20the%20roadmap%2C%20the%20official%20Virtual%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Teams%20rolls%20out%20in%20October.%20Also%2C%20here%20is%20a%20tease%20image%20of%20the%20new%20breakout%20rooms%20feature%20that%20was%20posted%20on%20Twitter.%3CSPAN%20class%3D%22lia-inline-image-display-wrapper%20lia-image-align-inline%22%20image-alt%3D%22BreakoutRoomTeamsTeaser1.jpg%22%20style%3D%22width%3A%20359px%3B%22%3E%3CIMG%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fimage%2Fserverpage%2Fimage-id%2F216615i0A844853AFD605F6%2Fimage-size%2Fmedium%3Fv%3D1.0%26amp%3Bpx%3D400%22%20title%3D%22BreakoutRoomTeamsTeaser1.jpg%22%20alt%3D%22BreakoutRoomTeamsTeaser1.jpg%22%20%2F%3E%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1646455%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1646455%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EHere%20is%20another%20teaser%20and%20a%20link%20to%20a%20blog%20on%20the%20upcoming%20feature.%3CSPAN%20class%3D%22lia-inline-image-display-wrapper%20lia-image-align-inline%22%20image-alt%3D%22create-breakout-rooms-teams-643x576.png%22%20style%3D%22width%3A%20400px%3B%22%3E%3CIMG%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Ftechcommunity.microsoft.com%2Ft5%2Fimage%2Fserverpage%2Fimage-id%2F217119i6C550B960A78C928%2Fimage-size%2Fmedium%3Fv%3D1.0%26amp%3Bpx%3D400%22%20title%3D%22create-breakout-rooms-teams-643x576.png%22%20alt%3D%22create-breakout-rooms-teams-643x576.png%22%20%2F%3E%3C%2FSPAN%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.onmsft.com%2Fnews%2Fmicrosoft-teams-breakout-rooms-feature-rolling-out-in-preview%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22nofollow%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.onmsft.com%2Fnews%2Fmicrosoft-teams-breakout-rooms-feature-rolling-out-in-preview%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1673660%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERe%3A%20Breakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1673660%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EWill%20this%20functionality%20work%20with%20Poly%20CVI%3F%26nbsp%3B%20For%20example%2C%20can%20Poly%20rooms%20move%20to%20breakout%20rooms%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1212601%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3EBreakout%20Rooms%20for%20Microsoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1212601%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EIs%20Microsoft%20planning%20on%20creating%20breakout%20rooms%20for%20Teams%20meetings%3F%26nbsp%3B%20If%20so%20when%3F%26nbsp%3B%20I%20noticed%20a%20post%20in%20uservoice%20and%20it%20says%20it%20is%20planned%20but%20no%20timeline%20and%20I%20don't%20see%20it%20on%20the%20M365%20Roadmap%2C%20so%20checking%20here.%26nbsp%3B%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2Fforums%2F555103-public%2Fsuggestions%2F35000044-introduce-breakout-room-functionality%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%20noopener%20noreferrer%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fmicrosoftteams.uservoice.com%2Fforums%2F555103-public%2Fsuggestions%2F35000044-introduce-breakout-room-functionality%3C%2FA%3E%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E%3CLINGO-LABS%20id%3D%22lingo-labs-1212601%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EMeetings%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3CLINGO-LABEL%3EMicrosoft%20Teams%3C%2FLINGO-LABEL%3E%3C%2FLINGO-LABS%3E
Highlighted
Super Contributor

Is Microsoft planning on creating breakout rooms for Teams meetings?  If so when?  I noticed a post in uservoice and it says it is planned but no timeline and I don't see it on the M365 Roadmap, so checking here.  https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/35000044-introduce-breakout-ro...

 

84 Replies
Highlighted

@James Skay@Nydia Cavazos@Yousaf Sajid@Karuana Gatimu, wanted to follow up on my post and see if anyone knows if this is being planned and what the timeline is?  THANKS!!!!!  I think this would not only be a great feature for Teams but even more so with so many remote workers during this coronavirus crisis.

Highlighted

@Jeffrey Allen I completely agree with you. This is even more needed in these C-19 days. If zoom can do it so can MS fingers crossed

 

Highlighted

@Malene280, I agree and daily now, I'm being asked to consider moving us to Zoom because of this especially in light of the Coronavirus and us all working from home.

Highlighted

Breakout rooms would be greatly beneficial.  We've been using BlueJeans for several years, before Zoom was even around.  It works well, breakout rooms are a newer feature and will be good during these times.

Highlighted

@R_Legal - this functionality would be extremely useful - I'm trying to push Teams as I feel like it is the best solution going forward with the integration of existing Microsoft products, but this is a must-have as we want to offer a similar experience to an in-person meeting and all of our stakeholders will be on separate connections! I think we will be reverting to Zoom or WebEx due to this lack of functionality (hopefully not for long...)!

Highlighted

@Jeffrey Allen   I just wanted to add my support for this ask.  I will plan on transitioning my class to online for this fall.  I was hoping to use Teams, because of the university's support for MS products, but, my classroom has group work and we will need breakout rooms.

Highlighted

@Jeffrey Allen 

Been looking for this feature as well!  Should we be creating separate Teams to emulate breakouts?  My issues is the cascading and sharing the same information to the larger groups based on the work the sub groups complete.  Namely work done in a subTeam rolls up to the larger Team.  Then I feel I can make "breakout work".

 

 

 

Highlighted
@Jeffrey_Allen I am also interested in finding out if there is timeline or plan to introduce breakout rooms to MS Teams. We are just starting to use Teams to teach online and with large cohorts that you want to have group discussions within a session, rather than as a separate session, break out rooms are a must.
Highlighted

Hi @Jeffrey Allen

Any response on this from Microsoft? I'm probably going to sign up for Zoom for my organisation in the mean time.

Regards, 

Bill 

Highlighted

@Jeffrey AllenAlso looking for breakout rooms in Teams… :(

Any workaround until MS Will release the functionality?
I'm exploring creating different channels within a team, for each room….

Highlighted

@Jeffrey Allen I'd love to know if there is any update on breakout rooms being added to Teams, currently having to consider zoom as a better alternative to run virtual learning sessions

Highlighted

@Jeffrey Allen for the time being solution with channels may work. Here is an instruction for the organizer. Includes document co-authoring and presentation of resulting poster in the main room. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUUbA53ouSo 

As our 'How to set up Zoom' videos were so popular, we thought we would do another one. Here is how to set up virtual breakout rooms in Microsoft Teams for v...
Highlighted
I have not heard anything from Microsoft on this and I wish they would weigh-in.
Highlighted

Thanks!@Liina_Freivald, I like that temporary workaround idea but it does limit to 3 "breakout rooms" which might work for some of our users but I hope Microsoft adds a feature or at least ups the limit of meetings above 4 (1 norm and 3 meet now).  

Highlighted

@Jeffrey Allen I would also love an answer to this questions as well! 

Highlighted

Thanks@Liina_Freivald . That will help for the time being. I really don't want to introduce another tool in conjunction with Teams as i think this will confuse people.
I have 3 short additional questions:

  1. Can you start a recording in each channel simultaneously?
  2. What's the difference between opening the .ppt in Teams vs. browser?
  3.  When showing your screen in Teams, how can I get the sound to be played on the viewer end, ex. when showing a Youtube clip?

    Incidentally, I found 2 companies in Sweden that are digital meeting place providers.
    One I know uses Zoom on the backend where you can rent a digital meeting room.
    I believe this trend will continue so it would be nice to get some sort of timeframe from Microsoft on when breakout rooms may be coming in Teams.



     
Highlighted

@Billsmi thank you for your engaging questions; unfortunately it would be amiss of me to try to respond more as I do not work with these topics on a daily basis and would provide poor support. Was just browsing for a personal reply along the lines of breakout rooms, and thought I would share the brilliant video here as well. In addition to LinkedIn where I got the question as a direct message from a former colleague. Do you think you could engage with the creators of the video? It looks like they would be delighted to help.

Highlighted

@Billsmi 

1. No, you (or any participant) need to start the recording manually in each room.

2. Not sure if I understand you correctly but if you open the presentation in the browser and share your screen you are "in control" of the presentation. If you share the presentation directly in the Teams meeting the default setting is that the participant can move back and forth in the presentation on their own if the like to.

3. There is a functionality to share system audio when you share a screen. There is a small icon in the bar at the top (appears when you move the pointer) when you share for activating system audio share.

Highlighted

@LeAnne_H 

I would like to see an answer as well.  My colleagues are suggesting Zoom because of this functionality.

Microsoft Teams may lose out to Zoom,  particularly during the current situation when we need something easy without a lot of tech no how to get to continue working.