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Sunday, June 27, 2021

Use the Teams Add-in for Microsoft Outlook


You'll be able to see the Teams status of contacts Teams status as part of their avatars. To the lower right of the contact's picture you'll see a badge, and its color will mirror that of their status in Teams. For example, green means available, while red means currently in a meeting. You can hover your mouse over the badge to get a tooltip of the precise status in case the color alone isn't enough.


You may also know that hovering over the contact's picture or avatar provides a pop-up with their information, such as title or email addStarting an audio call or text chat with your contacts from the pop-up when you hover over their avatars.


Finally, you can quickly add a dedicated Teams space to any meeting you create in Outlook by clicking the Teams Meeting button that appears in the Ribbon toolbar for new Meetings (as shown below).

New Outlook Meeting with Teams Option Button

Checking the Outlook Teams Add-in

If for some reason you're not seeing the features described in the last section, there may be an issue with your Add-in. Fortunately, checking on it is straightforward.

  1. 1. First, click the File tab on the Ribbon toolbar to go to the Backstage area.

    The File menu highlighted in Microsoft Outlook.
  2. 2. Next, select Options towards the bottom of the menu on the left.

    The Options option highlighted in Microsoft Outlook.
  3. 3. Now select Add-ins from the left side of the dialog.

    The add-ins options highlighted in Microsoft Outlook.
  4. 4. You'll see the screen shown below. Make sure the Microsoft Teams Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Office is not listed in the Disabled Application Add-ins section of the list.

    The Outlook Options Add-in Dialog with an item highlighted.
  5. 5. If it is, select Disabled Add-ins from the Manage dropdown and click Go.

    The Outlook Options Add-in Dialog with the Manage menu highlighted.
  6. 6. Find Microsoft Teams Meeting Add-in for Microsoft Office in the list that appears, select it, click Enable, then click Close.

    Once reactivated, you should get all the great Teams features the next time you re-start Outlook.

    The Disable Items option in Microsoft Outlook.

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