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Have you checked out the Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center? Microsoft has been gradually migrating settings to this app from both the current Skype for Business Admin Center and the Microsoft Teams experience in the Office 365 Admin Center. How can you find it? You’ll get a notification and directed to it in the new Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center.

The Teams Meeting Add-In is automatically installed for users who have Microsoft Teams and either Office 2013 or Office 2016 installed on their Windows PC. You can find the Team Meeting Add-In in your Outlook Calendar Ribbon.

Don’t See Team Meetings Here?

  • Unfortunately, if you use a Mac, the Teams Meeting Add-In isn’t available.
  • If you’re still using Windows 7, you won’t be able to use the Teams Meeting Add-In. (We hope you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 because the Windows 7 End of Life is coming soon. Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015. Extended support ends January 14, 2020.)
  • If you’re still using Windows 7 you must install the Update for Universal C Runtime In Windows for Teams.
  • If you’re using Windows 10 and you don’t see the Team Meetings Add-In in your Outlook Calendar ribbon, do the following, and in this order:
  1. Close Outlook.
  2. Close Microsoft Teams.
  3. Restart Microsoft Teams.
  4. Restart Outlook.

Now It’s Time To Authenticate Teams

To use the Teams Meeting Add-In, you must sign into Teams via the Modern Authentication. Here’s what Microsoft says to do:

  1. If you are using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), then first review the caveats with modern authentication published here.
  2. Use PowerShell to enable your Exchange Online service for modern authentication as described here and Skype for Business Online as described here. SharePoint Online is already enabled.
  3. Enable any Office 2013 users to use modern authentication as described here. Office 2016 and most other Office client software is already enabled as shown in the table below. Details about setting up Office clients is described here.

Also, note that to use modern authentication with Office 2013 you will need the March 2015 update patch described here.

For Office 365 administrators, we have documentation on enabling MFA here.

For Office 365 users, we have documentation on using MFA here.

Aren’t Using Modern Authentication?

If you don’t use Modern Authentication to sign in, you can still use Microsoft Teams but you won’t be able to schedule online meetings with the Outlook Add-In. You can fix this by doing one of the following:

  • If Modern Authentication isn’t configured for your organization, you should do so.
  • If Modern Authentication is configured but is canceled out in the dialog box, you must sign in again using multi-factor authentication (MFA).

All Microsoft Office 365 plans support MFA. Using it will increase your login security. What you have to do is enter your password and verify your identity by acknowledging a phone call, text message, or an app notification on your smartphone. After you identify who you are the 2nd time, you can sign in.

Want To Hold A Private Meeting in Teams?

To do this be sure to enable private meeting in the Teams & Skype For Business Center. Here’s how to do this:

Select “Meetings” > “Meeting Policies,” go to the General Section and turn on “Allow scheduling private meetings.”

If you don’t see the Teams Add-In that you need, don’t worry. It’s being rolled out in increments. Check the Microsoft Office 365 Roadmap to see when specific updates are being released. Some are coming up in November 2018. (They’re worth waiting for!)

Need help using Microsoft Office 365? The Microsoft experts at NT Connections are right here in Reston VA. Visit us on the Web at https://www.ntconnections.net

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