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Online meetings

Work from anywhere with the conferencing and communications capabilities of online meetings software.

Enable flexible, hybrid work with online meetings

Achieve more together—anywhere and anytime—with online meetings software such as Microsoft Teams.

Video conferencing

Make teamwork feel more personal by communicating face-to-face in online meetings.

Virtual events

Hold secure web meetings and webinars for up to 1,000 attendees and broadcasts for up to 10,000.*

Audio conferencing

Join meetings with a mobile device, a dial-in number, and an online meetings app such as Microsoft Teams.

Meeting devices

Get additional capabilities from devices such as a speakerphone or room system designed specifically for online meetings.

Stay in the flow of work with online meetings software features

Get a quick look at some of the online meetings features that help with everything from scheduling to follow-up.

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Get ready to meet

Set your meeting up for success by following a few simple steps using the features of online meetings software.

Schedule and share

Send invites, share the agenda, and chat with attendees prior to meeting.

Invite guests

Share a web link with anyone who has a valid email address. Joining is simple through a web browser.

Know the context

Prepare by reviewing notes and recordings from prior meetings.

Have a productive meeting

Make the most of your time, engage others and work as a team, and keep a record of your progress.

Start meetings quickly

Get started on time with one-touch join on many online meetings devices and start sharing content with attendees everywhere easily.

Make it personal

Turn on video to engage on a deeper level even if you blur your background for privacy.

Share content

Communicate visually in online meetings to save time and foster collaboration.

Record your meeting

Capture audio, video, and content by recording the meeting to share with those who couldn’t attend and for future reference.

Keep the momentum going

Follow up after the meeting and set up future meetings to build on your progress.

Share meeting notes and recordings

Keep a single source of information from your meeting. Upload recordings and notes—all in the same online meetings app.

Discuss further

Chat with attendees and provide updates on the agenda.

Set the cadence

Schedule another meeting or establish a series more easily with an online meetings app.

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Read more about online meetings in Microsoft Teams

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Bring friends and family together with online meetings in Microsoft Teams

Stay connected to people even when you’re apart. Get together virtually—anytime and anywhere—with a video conference.

Have fun with together mode

Host your online meeting in a virtual shared space. Choose from locations such as cafe, resort, or lounge and see everyone in the same place with together mode.1

A Teams call in together mode.

Invite anyone, anytime, anywhere

Start an online meeting and invite anyone to join, even if they’re not on Microsoft Teams. Online meetings makes connecting virtually almost as much fun as being there.

A Teams video call with seven participants.

Microsoft named a leader by various researchers

Gartner report

2020 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Meeting Solutions has Microsoft as a Leader.2

Forrester report

Microsoft named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Unified-Communications-As-A-Service (UCaaS) Providers, Q3 2019.

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An online meeting is between two or more participants and provides audio, as well as optional video, input and output. Video provides the added benefit of being able to see the expressions and reactions of other people in addition to being able to hear what they’re saying.

Online meetings enable real-time collaboration, increase productivity, save time, and help people who are working remote feel less isolated and more engaged. If participants in a group web meeting, don’t feel like being on camera, they can always opt to turn it off and just leave their microphone on. Some online meeting platforms even allows people to blur or change their background to add privacy without losing the ability to connect face to face.

Hybrid work, remote work, and working from home have increased dramatically so being able to communicate and collaborate in real time with an online meeting fosters productivity, participation, and morale.

There are many benefits to using an online meetings software application (online meetings app) developed specifically for real-time online collaboration such as audio and video conferencing in addition to other capabilities including file sharing and calendaring. That’s because the software is designed specifically to create a better overall experience for people who want to chat, call, and collaborate online—anywhere and anytime. What’s more, online meetings software that’s integrated seamlessly with an entire suite of productivity apps—versus a stand-alone app—provides additional timesaving, workflow, and ease-of-use benefits.

Participating in an online meeting is easy. You just need a device with an online meetings app such as Microsoft Teams. When you’re invited to an online meeting, join using your PC, tablet, or mobile device at the predetermined time. Learn more from a guide to hybrid and remote meetings.

Learn more about Microsoft Teams

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* During this time of increased remote work, take advantage of view-only broadcasts for up to 20,000-attendees through the end of this year.
1. Available on desktop only.
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