Change the settings for a Microsoft dial-in conferencing bridge

When you are setting up dial-in conferencing in Skype for Business Online, you will receive phone numbers for your users from what is called a dial-in or audio conferencing bridge. A conferencing bridge can contain one or more phone numbers. These phone numbers are used when callers dial into a meeting. The phone number is included at the bottom of the meeting invite.

The conferencing bridge answers a call and prompts the caller with voice prompts using a meeting auto attendant and then depending on your settings can play notifications, ask callers to record their name and controls the PIN settings. PINs are given to a meeting organizer that allows them to start a meeting when they are aren't using a Skype for Business client.

Note: A PIN is only required for the meeting organizer when a Skype for Business client user hasn't already started the meeting. If everyone is dialing in to the meeting, then the PIN is required for the meeting organizer to start the meeting.

Change the settings for a Microsoft dial-in conferencing bridge

Set up the meeting experience when callers join a meeting
  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. Go to the Office 365 admin center > Skype for Business.

  3. In the Skype for Business admin center, in the left navigation go to Dial-in conferencing > Microsoft bridge settings.

  4. On the Microsoft bridge settings page under Meeting join experience select:

    • Enable meeting entry and exit notifications to be turned on This is selected by default. However if you uncheck it, users that have already joined the meeting won't be notified that someone enters or leaves the meeting.

      When you select Enable meeting entry and exit notifications to be turned on you can select these options from the Entry-exist announcement type drop down:

      • Phone numbers When a user dials in to a meeting their phone number will be played when a user joins a meeting.

      • Tones When a user dials in to a meeting a audio tone will be played when a user joins a meeting.

        Note: Playing audio tones are available only to preview customers.

    • Ask callers to record their name before joining the meeting This is selected by default. However, if you uncheck it, callers won't be asked to record their name before they join a meeting.

  5. After you make your changes, click Save.

Set the PIN length meetings
  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. Go to the Office 365 admin center > Skype for Business.

  3. In the Skype for Business admin center, in the left navigation go to dial-in conferencing > Microsoft bridge settings.

  4. On the Microsoft bridge settings page > Security > PIN length and enter the number of digits you want for the PIN and then click Save.

    Important: The PIN can only be from 4 to 12 digits.

Select whether to send email to your users
  1. Sign in to Office 365 with your work or school account.

  2. Go to the Office 365 admin center > Skype for Business.

  3. In the Skype for Business admin center, in the left navigation go to Dial-in conferencing > Microsoft bridge settings.

  4. On the Microsoft bridge settings page, check or uncheck Automatically send emails to users if their PSTN dial-in configuration changes then click Save.

    See, Emails that are automatically sent to users when their dial-in conferencing settings change

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See Also

Dial-in conferencing in Office 365

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