How does one start a scheduled meeting in Teams Free ?

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This seems a silly question, but I cannot see any of my future scheduled meetings in my Teams Desktop, and without such I cannot start the meetings !  I am guessing that this is related to the lack of an integrated Outlook calendar or corporate Office365 account ? This would seem sensible, but I have not seen posts anywhere that confirm that. I am now trying to include 'schedule via Google Calendar' - the only option available - when I first attempt to schedule within Teams, but so far have not managed to do that..

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@robgoch This feature (scheduled meetings) has just been rolled out in Teams free! You couldn't do it two weeks ago.

 

Differences between Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Teams free

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/differences-between-microsoft-teams-and-microsoft-teams-f...

 

Getting started with meetings in Teams free

https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/getting-started-with-meetings-in-teams-free-f307d79a-11ce-4...

 

You can manually sign out and in if you're not seeing the options. The roll-out can take some time so be patient if no success!

 

See this as well! Schedule your meetings in advance 

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@bec064 Thanks for getting back; I can certainly 'schedule' meetings now - we've had a couple of successful ones since. But I still cannot see anywhere in Teams Free that lists any meetings I've  scheduled that are yet to start: I'm thinking specifically of the equivalent page in, say, the Zoom application where one can see any scheduled meetings and then choose to start one by pressing a button (-having already sent out the invite link).

 

I can start a meeting by (a) copying the link and emailing to myself; (b) scheduling in a Google Calendar (-I haven't got Outlook), then clicking the link that appears in there after saving. Both work, but aren't seamless, and feel a little clunky. 

 

It might be that Teams Free is not going to get that facility, which I think is a pity: it is good to have a place where one can see what's been arranged, and then start the meeting from there. 

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The Calendar app in the Microsoft Teams app will only display your calendar entries if your mailbox is hosted in Microsoft Exchange Online or Microsoft Exchange on-premises (latest version).
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@robgoch Hey, I hear you. As for the "full Teams scheduling experience" one would need to be enabled for a subscriptions including a mailbox. 

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@James Mallalieu Thanks, James: that's what I suspected: as I said earlier, we can get by with generating the link and then sending out. Cheers.

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@bec064 Thanks again; yes, it figures: I can at least grab the invite link and kick the meeting off from that. Thanks for confirming.

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@robgoch. How dissapointing. Im new to hosting meetings - and spent 10 minutes in increasing frustration before finding your post. 
Teams doesnt even help the user with any solution to this obvious problem. Imagine a piece of IT that lets you set op a meeting without letting you acces it afterwards !!!

Thx for the help