Start Meet Now from Outlook desktop client (Windows)

New Feature: Teams

From Microsoft Corporation

MC233463 · Published Jan 9, 2021

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Message Summary

We’ve made it easier than ever to start a Teams meeting through the addition of the Meet Now button in Outlook.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68838

When this will happen

  • Rollout for production and GCC tenants begins in late January and should be complete in mid-February 2021.

How this will affect your organization

Users who

  1. Have both the Teams desktop client and Outlook desktop client installed on a Windows machine, and
  2. Also have the Teams add-in enabled in Outlook

will see a new Meet Now button in the ribbon of the Calendar Tab in the Outlook.

Teams Meet Now button in Outlook

Clicking on the Meet Now button will launch the meeting in Teams client.

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What you need to do to prepare

Users will only be able to use the Meet Now button in the Outlook ribbon if the AllowPrivateMeetNow policy setting is set to True.  

You might consider updating your user documentation and training materials.

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