Why can Frontline Workers not add a Teams meeting to their meetings?
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May 31, 2023 11:55 AM

Why can Frontline Workers not add a Teams meeting to their meetings?

by HubSite 365 about Ellen van Aken

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The other day I received a comment on my post “Some quirks of the F3 license“. The commenter’s Frontline Worker F3 colleagues do not have the option

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The blog post is about a problem faced by some Frontline Worker F3 license holders who can't see the option to "Add online meeting to all meetings" in their Outlook web app. A fictional Microsoft365 detective, Teams Thorne, investigates the issue to identify if it's user-related, admin-related, or license-related

  1. User-related Issue: Teams Thorne, who has a Small Business License similar to the F3, tested the Calendar in Outlook Web and concluded that the issue wasn't user-related. His own settings allowed him to add online meetings, even though it wasn't automatically checked when creating a new event.

  2. Admin-related Issue: Teams Thorne then investigated the Teams Admin Center, looking at the Meeting Policies. He disabled the Outlook Add-In in the settings, logged off, and when he logged in again, the Teams box was missing from the new event page. From this, he concluded that the Outlook add-in is needed for the "Add online meeting" option to appear in Outlook. However, he noted that the default Global Policy for organizations allows the Outlook Add-I

  3. License-related Issue: Teams Thorne checked the Policy Packages and found a Frontline Worker Policy where the Outlook add-in was turned off, which could explain the issue faced by the commenter's Frontline Worker colleagues. He also noted that changes to Policy Packages require a Teams Premium or Advanced Communications licens


In conclusion, the problem appears to be tied to the Frontline Workers Meeting Policy that has the Outlook add-in turned off. This prevents these workers from adding a Teams meeting to their scheduled meetings. Teams Thorne is baffled as to why Frontline Workers would be excluded from adding a Teams meeting, but that remains a separate topic.



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