How Do I Add Audio Conferencing To Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is a tool that allows you to stay connected with your team. You can also have access to your documents and apps. Microsoft Teams also has integrations with PowerPoint, Excel, Word, and other apps to meet your business needs.
With Microsoft Teams, you can make organization meetings easier. Unlike other platforms, Microsoft Teams also features audio conferencing. It allows anyone to participate in an online meeting by phone. In this article, we will reveal to you how do I add audio conferencing to Microsoft Teams in just simple steps.
Setting up Audio Conferencing in Microsoft Teams
Determine if Audio Conferencing is available in your region or country
You can proceed to Country and region availability for Audio Conferencing and Calling Plans and choose your region or country to get information availability about Audio Conferencing, Calling Plans, Phone Systems, toll, and toll-free numbers, as well as Communications Credits.
Avail and assign licenses
Take note that Audio Conferencing requires a license to set up dial-in meetings. You can view in Microsoft Teams add-on licensing to know the license you need to purchase for Audio Conferencing.
After the purchase, you must assign them to the people in your organization who lead or schedule meetings. It is also a good idea to assign Communications Credits licenses to similar people with your assigned licenses.
Get service numbers for conferencing bridges
You can’t use phone numbers for users in Audio Conferencing. So, you need to get service numbers. You can avail of toll or toll-free service numbers for your conferencing bridges. The following are the methods to get toll and toll-free service numbers:
- Port your present service numbers
You can transfer or port your present service numbers from your phone carrier or existing service provider to Microsoft 365 or Office 365.
- Utilize the admin center of Microsoft Teams
In some regions, you can get service numbers by using the Microsoft Teams admin center.
- Use request form for new numbers
There are some instances that you can’t get service numbers with the Microsoft Teams admin center. So, you need to use the new numbers request form.
Assigning service number to your conferencing bridge
After you get the toll or toll-free number to conferencing bridge, then you must assign the numbers to use during meeting invites. You can assign a service number to a conferencing bridge through the following steps.
Use Skype for Business admin center:
- Proceed to Microsoft 365 admin center > Admin center > Teams > Legacy portal.
- Choose Voice > Phone numbers.
- Choose the phone number and tap Assign.
Setting the default and alternate languages for conferencing bridge
Use the Microsoft Teams admin center:
- In the Dashboard, you can proceed to Meetings > Conference bridges.
- Choose the conferencing bridge phone number, tap Edit, and then select its default language.
Set the conferencing bridge settings
You can now set the conferencing bridge settings like PIN length and entry/ exit notifications. Use the admin center of Microsoft Teams:
- Go to Meetings > Conference bridges.
- Choose Bridge settings.
Assign dial-in phone numbers to those who lead meetings
Once you made an Audio Conferencing bridge, set your users’ toll and toll-free numbers.
Setup meeting invitations
You can now set up meeting invitations for the users.
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With over 25 years of experience in Information Technology and Management Consulting, Errin O’Connor has led hundreds of large-scale enterprise implementations from Business Intelligence, Power BI, Office 365, SharePoint, Exchange, IT Security, Azure and Hybrid Cloud eﬀorts for over 165 Fortune 500 companies.