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Problems Scheduling Teams Meetings in Outlook

September 20, 2022

If you are a Microsoft 365 user, you’ve probably noticed that you can no longer schedule a Teams meeting in Outlook using the app’s ribbon menu. According to a BleepingComputer post, that’s because the Teams Meeting add-in is disabled. Microsoft stated, “When you attempt to create a Teams meeting in Outlook Desktop you find that the option is missing on the ribbon.”

There is a workaround to get you back in business. Go to File -> Options -> Add-ins -> Manage and select “Disabled Items” and then Go. If one of the disabled items is Teams, select the item and click Enable. You’ll need to restart Outlook. The post also has instructions to modify the registry to block Outlook from disabling the add-in. Registry modification should be your last resort as there may be a valid reason why the add-in is being disabled.

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