Turn on or off entry and exit announcements for meetings in Skype for Business Online
Skype for Business Online operated by 21Vianet in China will be retired on October 1, 2023. If you haven't upgraded your Skype for Business Online users yet, they will be automatically scheduled for an assisted upgrade. If you want to upgrade your organization to Teams yourself, we strongly recommend that you begin planning your upgrade path today. Remember that a successful upgrade aligns technical and user readiness, so be sure to leverage our upgrade guidance as you navigate your journey to Teams.
Skype for Business Online, excluding the service operated by 21Vianet in China, was retired on July 31, 2021.
For information about entry and exit announcements in Microsoft Teams, see Turn on or off entry and exit announcements for meetings in Microsoft Teams.
When you are setting up Audio Conferencing in Microsoft 365 or Office 365, you will get an audio conferencing bridge. A conferencing bridge can contain one or more phone numbers that people will use to call in to a Skype for Business meeting.
The conferencing bridge answers a call for a user who is dialing in to a meeting using a phone. The conferencing bridge answers the caller with voice prompts from a conferencing auto attendant, and then, depending on your settings, can play notifications, ask callers to record their name, and set up the PIN security. A PIN is given to a Skype for Business meeting organizer, and it allows them to start a meeting if they can't start the meeting using the Skype for Business app. You can, however, set it so that a PIN isn't required to start a meeting.
We are frequently updating how you can manage features found in Skype for Business Online, so the steps here might be a little different.
Setting meeting join options
In the Skype for Business admin center, in the left navigation, go to Audio conferencing > Microsoft bridge settings.
Under Meeting join experience, select or clear Enable meeting entry and exit notifications to be turned on. This is selected by default. If you clear it, users who have already joined the meeting won't be notified when someone enters or leaves the meeting.
Under Entry/exit announcement type, select Names or phone numbers or Tones.
Check or uncheck Ask callers to record their name before joining the meeting.
After you make your changes, click Save.
Want to know how to manage with Windows PowerShell?
To save time or automate this, you can use the Set-CsOnlineDialInConferencingTenantSettings cmdlet.
When it comes to Windows PowerShell, Skype for Business Online is all about managing users and what users are allowed or not allowed to do. With Windows PowerShell, you can manage Microsoft 365 or Office 365 using a single point of administration that can simplify your daily work when you have multiple tasks to do. To get started with Windows PowerShell, see these topics:
Windows PowerShell has many advantages in speed, simplicity, and productivity over only using the Microsoft 365 admin center such as when you are making settings changes for many users at one time. Learn about these advantages in the following topics:
An introduction to Windows PowerShell and Skype for Business Online
Using Windows PowerShell to manage Skype for Business Online
Using Windows PowerShell to do common Skype for Business Online management tasks
The Windows PowerShell module for Skype for Business Online enables you to create a remote Windows PowerShell session that connects to Skype for Business Online. This module, which is supported only on 64-bit computers, can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center at Download and install the Teams PowerShell module.