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Categories: Teams

November 16, 2020

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Announcing Forms polls in Microsoft Teams meetings

From Microsoft Coporation

MC225995, Stay Informed, Published date: Nov 6, 2020
Admin impact, New feature, User impact


Action required by Nov 19, 2020

Major update: AnnouncementApplies To: All

By integrating Teams and the Forms app, we are creating a new way for meeting presenters to poll attendees. Adding a Forms poll in Teams Meetings uses the customized meetings experiences outlined in MC224434 (October 2020).Key points

  • Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68837
  • Timing: begins mid-November through early December 2020
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Control type: user control and admin control
  • Action: review and assess by November 19, 2020

How this will affect your organization

This feature is available on Teams desktop (Windows and Mac, version 1.3.00.30829) and Teams on the web.

Any meeting presenter can add the Forms app as a tab in the Teams meeting.

Before the meeting, the presenter can create draft polls. During the meeting, the presenter can create and launch polls that any attendee can view and answer. All attendees will be able to see the results in real time, and respondents can respond to a poll after the meeting if the poll has not been closed.

attendee view

Attendee view of Teams meeting poll that has been launched

After the meeting, meeting presenters can evaluate responses in the meeting tab; export responses to an Excel workbook; or review responses on the web in the Forms app.What you need to do to prepare

Meeting organizers can set who should be a presenter when creating a meeting or after a meeting has begun.

If you would like to manage who in your tenant should have the presenter role, adjust the default value of the Who can present? setting in Meeting options in the Teams client.

If you do not want presenters in your tenant to be able to poll meeting attendees using the Forms app, you will need to block the app in the Microsoft Teams admin center.

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