11-02-2018 10:00 AM
11-02-2018 10:00 AM
We're using Teams with minimal PSTN services. In short - peer to peer is the predominate use of Microsoft Teams meetings. We're noticing that Teams Meetings don't end if the organizer leaves the meeting. In fact - everyone must leave the meeting for the meeting to end. This is concerning because we're toying around with Audio Conferencing and shudder to think what the cost will be for meetings where attendees never disconnect. Looking at the Teams admin portal - there doesn't appear to be a setting or policy that controls the length of time a meeting channel can remain open. We'd like to put a limit on it on the premise that people will forget to disconnect and leave the call ongoing for an unknown length of time.
Can we expect some sort of control for meeting session length?
11-02-2018 12:41 PM
How are you licensing Audio Conferencing? If its through the add-on cal or E5 then there isn't a per-minute fee at all to worry about.
I think the consequence of a meeting ending when an organiser leaves could be pretty bad, imagine them driving under a bridge and everyone being thrown out of a call ...
11-04-2018 06:07 AM
Thanks Steven .. We're licensing via add-on to our E3. And, yes, I agree about the consequences; however, I would expect that the meeting would survive its predetermined duration (e.g., if the meeting is an hour long and meeting creator gets disconnected at the 35th minute the meeting should carry on for the additional 25 minutes - at least). I'm not really lobbying to sever the meeting .. just lobbying to kill the meeting if it is Nth minutes past the expected duration. Or, simply state that meetings can't last longer than 8 hours (something like that).
11-04-2018 11:25 AM
Check here, it's clearly answered ...
I think a point to note is that thousands of companies use Microsoft's audio conferencing service, it all just works and we don't end with any bill shock.
05-28-2019 12:49 PM
@Steven Collier Licensing & $s aside, one should be able to "End" a meeting they organized. That's available in Skype for Business. Why's it not available in Microsoft Teams?
This is a good illustration of my problems with Teams. Why aren't "all" the useful functions in Skype for Business not fully available in Microsoft Teams?
Another example is that I'm unable to select a Contact in Outlook Desktop App & call that person on the phone using Microsoft Teams. I could offer several more examples! Did none of the relevant Microsoft Teams developers ever use Skype for Business?
05-28-2019 01:02 PM
05-28-2019 03:20 PM
@Chris Webb At first glance, your reply makes sense. However, when I think about it for a moment, it doesn't. Why then is Microsoft marketing Teams as a replacement for Skype for Business? Why does any web-based attempt to purchase a Skype for Business Calling Plan, etc. take you back to a site stating: "Teams in Office 365 provides business calling for people on a global scale, combining Phone System with Direct Routing and/or Calling Plan."?
But it's cool... I realize it's the "New Normal", i.e. replace a stable product with a "new" product that has incomplete feature-sets & use paying customers as involuntary Beta-testers. Bottom-line: Teams sucks as a Phone System & it shouldn't have been released or marketed as such until it didn't suck as a Phone System!
05-28-2019 04:01 PM
05-30-2019 07:46 AM
@Donovan Lewis why do you want to end a meeting, what business need is this fulfilling for you? When my previous organisation with 7,000 audio conference users used SfB we never found any particular need. Skype for Business had gained functionality for years, things were only added, there were lots of features that were rarely used and Microsoft telemetry told them what to prioritise.
Teams is the replacement for SfB, 100% correct, but it's not a version bump, it's going back to the core requirements and rebuilding them in a new modern toolset.
Also, if you user is in Teams Only mode you can place calls from Outlook, just like SfB.
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