How To Set Up An Audio Conference Bridge On Microsoft Teams

by | Jun 22, 2020 | Business IT News and Information For Small to Large Companies In Polk County

Do You Know How To Set Up An Audio Conference Bridge On Microsoft Teams?

Microsoft Teams has a lot of features and capabilities. Learning to take advantage of them does take a little time and effort, but it will help you and your team become more effective users.

Setting Up An Audio Conference Bridge

Double Check The Features Available In Your Region:

While audio conferencing is available in Florida and across the US, there are certain features (automatic phone number assignment and toll numbers) that have limited availability based on city and region.

Get The Right Licenses:

Those scheduling or leading any audio conferences will need a license, which costs $4/user.

Assign Licenses:

Make sure to only give licenses to those that need them. This would be team leaders, managers, and the executive level or leadership of the business. There’s no sense in paying for a license for an entry-level employee that won’t be scheduling or leading meetings.

Find Service Numbers For Conference Bridges:

You can’t use specific phone numbers, so you will have to get toll or toll-free service numbers, via one of three sources:

Set Languages:

Your next step is to make sure your auto-attendant will be speaking the correct language for your attendees. You can do so in the Admin Center:

  • From the Dashboard, go to Meetings > Conference bridges.
  • Select the conferencing bridge phone number, click Edit, and then choose the default language.

Configure the Conference Bridge Settings:

Make sure to review the default settings, such as entry/exit notifications, PIN length, etc. If they don’t suit your needs, you can modify them in the Admin Center:

  • From the Dashboard, go to Meetings > Conference bridges.
  • Select Bridge settings. This will open the Bridge settings pane.

Set Up Dial-In Numbers For Meeting Leaders:

Anyone who you expect to lead or schedule meetings will need their own dial-in number:

  • From the Dashboard, click Users, select the user from the list, and select Edit.
  • Select Edit next to Audio Conferencing, and then in the Audio Conferencing pane, choose a number in the Toll number and Toll-free number lists.

Customize Meeting Invitations:

If the default meeting invitation doesn’t work for you, you can add additional text and links as needed by visiting the customize meeting invitations page.

Need Assistance?

Have you harnessed the full range of capabilities offered by Microsoft Teams? This communication platform can do a lot to boost your productivity in a work-from-home model.

Click here for expert assistance with Microsoft Teams or call 863-709-0709 to get in touch with the Alltek Services team today.