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Outlook missing Teams-meeting button

Microsoft Outlook allows users to schedule Teams meetings directly from within the Scheduling calendar, but for most users this button is missing. This is because the Teams Meeting button is a feature only included with Office 365 licensed products and UiO has typically utilized Volume Licensing instead for the Microsoft Office products. This tutorial outlines the steps necessary to switch from Volume Licensing to Office 365 Licensing so that the Teams Meeting button will properly populate in the Outlook Client.

In order to appear, the Teams Meeting button requires Microsoft Office to be Office 365 licensed, Outlook to be configured with your UiO account, and Microsoft Teams desktop client to be installed and signed into with the same UiO account.

What Office License Version do I use?

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. In the top-left corner, select the Outlook menu and click About Outlook.

    Screenshot of the Outlook About window showing Volume License
     

Switching to Office 365 Licensing

  1. Quit any Microsoft Office applications that are currently running (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams).
  2. Go to Managed Software Center and navigate to the Office category or search at the top for Remove All Microsoft Office Licensing. Click Install and wait for the script to finish which will completely remove all licensing from your Microsoft Office products (the applications themselves and user data will not be changed).

    Screenshot of the Remove Office License tool in Managed Software Center
  3. Launch any Microsoft Office application (Word, Outlook, Excel or Powerpoint) and you will be prompted to Sign in to activate. Enter your username@uio.no, then click Next.
  4. Enter your UiO credentials.
  5. Upon successfully entering your credentials, Office 365 will activate!
  6. Now open Outlook. In the top-left corner, select the Outlook menu and click About Outlook.

    Screenshot of the Outlook About window with MS365 subscription
  7. Go to the Calendar view in Outlook and click the Meeting button. A Teams button should now appear.

    Screenshot of Outlook with Teams button
Published June 21, 2021 11:04 AM - Last modified July 5, 2021 10:37 AM