Using Microsoft Teams to Video Conference

A secure, streamlined solution to quick communications from anywhere.

Microsoft Teams — think of it as Skype, but for business use with enhanced security and control — is a fantastic way to communicate remotely. And in today’s age of coronavirus, communicating from abroad is becoming more important by the day for many organizations.

This post is a follow-up to the information we posted about earlier in the week regarding our concerns with Zoom service security and privacy.

Setting up a video conference is pretty simple. Once you have an Office 365 or Microsoft 365 account (ask us how!) here are the steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams on your Windows or Mac computer.
  2. Click “Calendar” on the left side.
  3. Click “Meet now” to begin a meeting.
  4. Type a title for the meeting, choose your options, and click “Join now.”

Useful options on step 4 include:

  • Enabling or disabling the webcam.
  • Enabling background blur on the webcam.

To schedule a meeting for a later time:

  1. Click “New meeting.”
  2. Add a title, required/optional attendees, date and time, and location (if applicable) along with any other details.
  3. Confirm the date and time, and click “Save.”

Live Events in Microsoft Teams

If your security settings in Office 365 allow, you can schedule a “Live Event” in Teams. This is useful if you want to meet remotely with clients, vendors and customers, especially if they have a different e-mail domain (“outlook.com” instead of “jurrens.com” for example.)

The configuration is similar to scheduling a meeting. Once the event is scheduled, you will be presented with a link that can be sent to individual attendees.


It is important for businesses to adapt to change. Jurrens & Associates specializes in helping organizations succeed by optimizing their technology, and combining well-known options with company needs and goals.

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