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Microsoft Teams meetings offers several options to increase the security and privacy of meetings. Scheduled Teams meetings have a Meeting options link to allow the organizer to adjust settings for the meeting lobby, as well as who can present during a meeting. To access the meeting options, the meeting organizer can click on the Meeting options from the Teams meeting details, or from the meeting information in the calendar event.with the meeting launched go to More>Settings>Meeting Options.  

  • Meeting Options:
    • Lobby Bypass – The safest option for this is Only Me. That means each person who is invited to the Teams meeting will have to be let in by you (the originator). Secondly you can choose to allow People I Invite (Turn off Allow Forwarding in the meeting invite). Only those individuals who you have invited will be able to join.
    • Always let callers bypass the lobby – Set this option to NO so that each attendee must be admitted by the host
    • Announce when callers join or leave – Set this option YES so you can hear when an attendee enters or leaves the meeting
    • Who can present? – Set this option to Only me and you can determine who can present when the meeting starts.
    • Allow mics for attendees? – Use this to turn ON or OFF microphone abilities to begin the meeting for all attendees.
    • Allow camera for attendees? – Use this to turn ON or OFF camera abilities to begin the meeting for all attendees.
  • Meeting organizers can remove attendees, mute attendees, or change attendee or presenter status during a meeting.
    • Select Show Participants in the meeting bar, Hover over the attendee’s name in the list: Select More options (…) Select the appropriate option, including Mute/Unmute, Remove, Make Presenter