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M365 Changelog: Free for one year: users can join Team meetings via call-in number

Petri Staff

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MC224047  – Updated April 01, 2021: Microsoft have updated the expiration date of this offer below. Thank you for your patience.

You now have the option to activate one year of free dial-in Audio Conferencing for Microsoft Teams.

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When this will happen

  • This offer is available now.
  • It expires on June 30, 2021 (previously March 31, 2021).

How this will affect your organization

With Audio Conferencing, attendees can join Teams meetings from wherever they are, using a global dial-in number. This is useful when people need to join meetings from land line telephones or when they do not have internet access. The global dial-in number allows attendees to join via voice only.   

To take advantage of this offer, you acquire free licenses and then assign them users in your organization.

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What you need to do to prepare

Consider the benefits of activating this offer with your organization. 

  • If you do not choose to activate the free offer, there is no impact to your organization.
  • If you activate dial-in Audio Conferencing, when licensed users create Teams meetings, the body of the meeting invitation will include a phone number that people can dial to join meetings. The person using the dial-in number does not need a license.

To activate free dial-in Audio Conferencing, from within Admin center go to Purchase services > Add-ons and then select the free Microsoft 365 Audio Conferencing Adoption Promo. 

Then assign the licenses to users in your organization.

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If you choose to take advantage of the free offer, let the employees you have licensed know that their Teams meetings invitations will include a dial-in phone number.

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