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MC285905: Join meetings anonymously from Teams desktop app (across clouds)

Updated May 13, 2022: We are removing this message as it is a duplicate of MC335634. Please refer to MC335634 moving forward. Thank you for your patience.

Updated March 24, 2022: To ensure an optimal experience we have decided to make some changes prior to rolling out this feature. The rollout timeline has been updated below. Thank you for your patience.

Updated December 17, 2021: To ensure an optimal experience we have decided to make some changes prior to rolling out this feature. The rollout timeline has been updated below. Thank you for your patience.

Today, if you want to join a meeting hosted in a different cloud to one of your tenant, you are directed to use the Teams web experience. We are improving the experience to allow users to join meetings across clouds from their desktop app anonymously. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86311.

Join meetings in other clouds anonymously from your Teams desktop app (across clouds). We will be enabling this in three phases. First, Commercial and GCC customers will be able to join meetings in GCC-High and DOD clouds. Next, we will enable GCC-High customers to join Commercial, GCC and DOD meetings. Then, we will enable DOD customers to join Commercial, GCC, and GCC-High meetings.

MC285905: Join meetings anonymously from Teams desktop app (across clouds)

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft Teams

Key points

  • Timing: We will begin rolling this out in late April (previously mid-March) and expect to complete rollout by late May (previously late April). There will be 3 phases as part of this overall rollout:
    • Phase 1: Standard and GCC customers will be able to join meetings in GCC-High and DOD clouds.
    • Phase 2: GCC-High customers will be able to to join meetings in Standard, GCC and DOD clouds.
    • Phase 3: DOD customers will be able to join meetings in Standard, GCC, and GCC-High clouds.
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Action: review and assess

How this will affect your organization

Once this rolls out, users will be able to join meetings in other clouds anonymously from their Teams desktop app (across clouds).

This change honors the existing setting for Anonymous users can join a meeting.

What you need to do to prepare

Review your existing settings for Anonymous users can join a meeting to ensure the correct experience is enabled for your organization. Additionally, consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.

Message ID: MC285905
Published: 18 September 2021
Updated: 13 May 2022
Effective: 14 March 2022

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