New Teams features Available on Aug. 19

As we continue to work from home, members of the Ohio State community have been using Microsoft Teams. We’ve been working to add features to make Teams more agile and valuable to you as a collaboration tool.

On Wednesday, Aug. 19, we will enable PC-to-PC calling and dial in audio conferencing. Microsoft will notify users by email once these features are active.

  • PC to PC calls enable one-on-one or group calls with anyone in your organization directly from a chat without having to host a team meeting. It enables you to use audio and video delivered through your Internet connection. We have posted instructions in our knowledge base so you can learn to use this feature. It is available for Ohio State faculty, staff, guests and students and for COTC accounts.
  • Audio Conferencing gives meeting attendees the ability to join a Teams meeting from a regular phone by dialing into a meeting phone number. This can be very useful for users who, for any reason, can't attend a meeting using the Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams app on their laptops or mobile devices. Click here for more information about audio conferencing. This feature is available for Ohio State faculty and staff and for COTC accounts.

The screen shot below shows how to access these features from the Chat screen in Teams.

screenshot of teams video and audio icons