Microsoft Teams: New Audio (IPAudioMode) and Video Policies (IPVideoMode)

New Feature: Teams

From Microsoft Corporation

MC217887, Stay Informed, Published date: Jul 2, 2020

We are adding a new setting to specifically control IP audio (IPAudioMode) as well as a new control for IP video (IPVideoMode) to allow IT administrators more control over how audio and video is managed in Teams meetings and group calls. In November 2019, we proposed changes in internet protocol (IP) policies for both video and audio in Teams meetings and group calls; based on your feedback, we revised the proposed changes. We apologize for any inconvenience that this delay in rollout may have caused.

This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 57082.

When this will happen

  • We’ll be gradually rolling this out in late July 2020.
  • The rollout will be completed in early August 2020.

How this affects your organization

Meeting policies are used to control the features that are available to meeting participants for meetings that are scheduled by users in your organization.

We are adding a setting to specifically control IP audio (IPAudioMode) as well as a new control for IP video (IPVideoMode). These new settings will take effect at the participant level and will work with existing AllowIPVideo setting. Tenant administrators can use these new settings to manage bandwidth.

Because these new policy settings are becoming per-participant, there will be additional restrictions based on these new setting configurations.  What you need to do to prepare

If you have changed the current AllowIPVideo setting to False, we will honor that setting. However incoming video and audio will be enabled unless you change those default settings.

If you have not made changes to the current AllowIPVideo setting, your participants will have access to incoming and outgoing IP video as well as IP audio. If AllowIPVideo is set to true but IPVideoMode is set to disabled, both incoming and outgoing video will be blocked because IPVideoMode is the more restrictive setting.

Settings table

If you would like to customize how your tenant handles IP video and audio, please familiarize yourself with the new policy options.

To learn more, see Manage meeting policies in Teams.