Jul 13 2018 08:20 AM
Jul 13 2018 08:20 AM
Is there a way to update who the Teams Meeting Organizer is? I am setting up meetings on my Team's calendar, but will be departing from my organization soon and would like to assign someone else as the organizer.
What will happen to the meetings if I leave the Team channel and I'm still the organizer?
Jul 13 2018 09:47 AM
Its the same as doing it in outlook, when you leave someone should create new meetings, theres no concept of transferring ownership.
Oct 31 2019 03:45 PM
Apr 10 2020 03:23 AM
im interested as well
My assistant need to create meetings for some people of my organization, but Teams need the participation of the organizer (my assistant).
How can we avoid that? I did create a policy as you explained, but organizer is still needed to accept people...
Is there something to do after created the policy?
Thanks for you help and sorry for my english
Apr 13 2020 03:50 PM
Sorry for the delay in response, been busy with my companies global Teams rollout.
Since the meeting is actually managed in Exchange, I would suggest talking to your Exchange folks. I am not one of those super cool Exchange folks, so I cannot tell you the answer to that request.
Apr 13 2020 03:54 PMSolution
In Teams Admin Center, under Meetings->Meeting policies->Global, if you have "Automatically admit people" set to Everyone, then the first person who "Join Teams meeting" should actually start the meeting.
You can check out MS's docs for more info:
Apr 13 2020 07:38 PM
@christophercullum Also I have been caught by this: If the organizer is away and does not have online access and tries to dial in on a telephone to start the meeting, the organizer will need his/her numeric PIN number. So I have been putting my PIN number on all my invitations since I know the people and want them to be able to start the meeting if I am delayed or can not make it. This would probably make the security experts cringe, but it enables the meeting to be able to happen without its organizer.
Apr 14 2020 12:04 PM
Hi @DanHeaton , are the other members of your meeting in your Tenant? If so, and the organizers meeting policy is set to
then anyone joining the meeting using a Teams client can start the meeting. That would allow the meeting participants to have a meeting and stop your security folks from having a mild Myocardial infarction.
Apr 14 2020 02:16 PM
@christophercullum I will have to research what 'tenant' means... I am not a teams admin, I just try to use the stuff... No, I was on a military base, and I think others were just trying to dial in. And yes I set automatically admit people to everyone. I would love to be able to use Teams or Skype for Business with screensharing, with government clients, in these Covid times its a must. But most government people can not figure it out, even from their homes. Teams seems to work better inside companies, consultants works some but not great, government (clients) forget about it.... help? or sympathy?
Apr 15 2020 09:12 AM
Hi@DanHeaton , I understand your situation. I was a federal contractor for years, so I know how difficult it can be to use software that is not already widely used in the organization.
A Tenant is the organization that gets the bill from Microsoft, i.e. defence.gov would be for the Department of Defense.
Teams is more than just web meetings. It is a collaboration platform that allows for the ability to communicate, coauthor files, surface line of business data, and have web meetings. So, it can be overwhelming at first for new users who have not had training.
Teams can be used by people within a Tenant, but people outside of that Tenant can be invited to use Teams as well. Microsoft has a government infrastructure that most federal agencies must use when using Microsoft in the cloud. How outside guests are handled in that infrastructure may be different than non government infrastructure.
As far as learning a bit how to use Teams, you may want to check out "Coffee in the Cloud". Kaurana Gatimu knows her stuff.
Oct 15 2020 02:24 PM
Similar theme to many above: I am organizing the meeting (agenda etc) and would like to give others the ability to move time and add others per their schedule. This is functionality in Google Calendar. Is this likely to be a future feature? If not, is it a security issue?
Oct 16 2020 05:38 AM
@ClimberT8This may not be a direct answer to your question. I have been setting up meetings first in Outlook, because the features are more robust, and I can populate the addresses much more easily. With Outlook, all the functionality for others to forward the invite to others, suggest alternate times, etc is present in full force. Before sending the invite, I just click on the teams plugin in outlook to add the teams link information to the outlook invite. I do share my teams meeting orginizers pin so others can start the meeting by phone, if I am missing for some reason. And I change meeting settings so that there is no 'lobby' or other impediments to others starting the meeting.
The only hickup I have is the meeting does not show up in the Teams channel activity and sharing recordings of the meeting to people outside my organization seems to be difficult.