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Microsoft Teams Muting Problems

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Hello!

 

I am on a project to help teachers at my organization with Teams and have come across a unique problem. I have looked through the deployment guidance and the MTC forums to try to fix it to no avail. Participants have been muting each other and the presenters of meetings during calls (a problem many seem to be having). I understand that the "Meeting Settings" "Who Can Present?" tab does not yet allow "Only Specific People" to be presenters, "Only Me" will not work for our purposes because there has to be more than one presenter in each meeting (because of the nature of the meetings), and  the "Only people in my organization" setting does not work because outside participants logging-into the meetings are still given presenter status due to the nature of the Microsoft 365 policy which the entire organization has (making outside participants part of the organizational directory when they sign up with outside email addresses) and able to mute and remove participants. Could anyone provide guidance as to when the "Only Specific People" option will be available or anything else which could be of help to resolve this issue?

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Best Response confirmed by Juan Carlos González Martín (MVP)
Solution

@chansctt Hi Chandler, I believe you're looking for this https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=&searchterms=66575

 

You can also follow the progress here https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/599053-schools-and-universities/suggestions/39949276-har...

 

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@chansctt the meeting roles should be available already for you. You can see them here. You make everyone an attendee and they cannot mute others. 

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/roles-in-a-teams-meeting-c16fa7d0-1666-4dde-8686-0a0bfe16...

 

The response about hard mute will help keep people from unmuting themselves thou, but in your case setting the roles is what you want to do. But this also assumes you aren't using channel meetings since you cannot specify there. But if you use normal scheduled meetings you can do roles to restrict this. 

Great reply Chris, the ”there has to be more than one presenter in each meeting” made me link to hard mute though.