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MC297030: Microsoft Teams: Anonymous user join policy

Administrators will be able to control the ability for anonymous users to join a Microsoft Teams meeting using a new per-organizer policy. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 87503.

Teams meeting policy that controls allowing anonymous users on meeting organizer level.

MC297030: Microsoft Teams: Anonymous user join policy

When this will happen

We will begin rolling this out in mid-November and expected to complete in late November.

How this will affect your organization

This policy will provide administrators more granular control by enabling them to allow specific users, or groups of users to admit anonymous users into meetings they organize.

The new per-organizer policy is controlled using the -AllowAnonymousUsersToJoinMeeting parameter in Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy This comes with Teams PowerShell version 2.6.0 and later.

To assist with the transition from the old tenant-wide setting to the new policy, there are two phases to this rollout.

  • Phase 1: The new policy has rolled-out and can be set by administrators. During this phase, the old tenant-wide setting will still exist and can be changed by administrators. Administrators will need to understand how the tenant-wide setting and the policy work together.
  • Phase 2: The old tenant-wide setting will be retired. The new per-organizer policy will fully control anonymous join.

You learn read more about the co-existence of the setting & meeting policies during Phase 1 here.

What you need to do to prepare

Please consider updating policies for your users and updating your internal documentation and training guides.

Message ID: MC297030
Published: 08 November 2021
Updated: 19 November 2021
Effective: November 15, 2021
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Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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