MultiJoin for Microsoft Teams
Last updated September 3, 2021 Microsoft
On this page:
- About MultiJoin for Microsoft Teams
- How to integrate Teams meetings with Microsoft Exchange and StarLeaf
- How languages are supported
- Known limitations
MultiJoin is an interoperability feature that, when configured, lights up the green join button on StarLeaf room systems invited to third-party meetings. When a user schedules a meeting using a third-party platform, they can add a StarLeaf room system from their room resources to the location field of the meeting invite.
When a user schedules a meeting in MS Teams, they can add a StarLeaf room system from their room resources to the location field of the meeting invite.
Microsoft auto-completes the room’s Microsoft Exchange address. In the example below, a user chose the room Belfort and Microsoft auto-populated the location field with Belfort’s email address (email@example.com).
To cause the green join button on StarLeaf room systems to light up for third-party meetings, a user must invite the .call.sl address of the StarLeaf room system to the meeting. However, users are unlikely to know this address.
The solution is to integrate third-party meetings with MS Exchange room booking and StarLeaf. In this way, users can continue to invite rooms to their meetings (as they usually do) and the Exchange system will redirect the meeting invites to the StarLeaf room system.
There are two steps involved:
- Configure the StarLeaf room system with the Exchange email address
- Configure the MS Exchange mailbox to redirect meeting invites to the room’s address
- StarLeaf Enterprise Room Subscription
- CVI gateway must be provisioned that enables you to dial into MS Teams meetings from StarLeaf room systems. This gateway could be from Pexip, Poly, or BlueJeans
- Your StarLeaf room systems must be configured as room mailboxes in your Microsoft Exchange Server (see here for more information).
For Teams meetings using Poly RealConnect as the gateway provider, the Alternate VTC dialing instructions in the meeting invite text must link to a page in the following format:
For Teams meetings using Webex CVI as the gateway provider, the Alternate VTC dialing instructions in the meeting invite text must link to a page in the following format:
- Ensure that your organization allows room systems to be configured with an email address. If it does not, you will need to contact StarLeaf Support to have this feature enabled.
- Go to StarLeaf Portal > Room systems > Edit room system.
- In the Email address field, add the room’s Exchange email address.
In the example below, the meeting room’s Exchange email address is firstname.lastname@example.org:
and the room’s .call.sl address is email@example.com.
- Log in to the Exchange admin enter (as an admin).
- Go to Mail flow > Rules.
- Create a new rule.
- At the bottom of this screen, select More options.
- Set Apply this rule if… and add the following two rules:
- The recipient is… and select the name of the room account
- The message properties… > include the message type and choose Calendaring
- Go to *Do the following… > Cc the message to…
- Enter the .call.sl address of the room using Check names.
- Select Save.
After you have redirected meeting invites to the room system’s .call.sl address and you have configured the StarLeaf room system with the exchange email address for that room, test that this works. For example, invite the meeting room to a meeting using the room’s email address and see if the green join button lights up for the meeting.
When a participant uses the join button to join a Teams meeting, they will be greeted in the language appropriate to the location of the data center in which the organization’s StarLeaf account is hosted. For example, if your StarLeaf account is hosted in StarLeaf’s data center in Germany, you will be greeted in German.
|28439||StarLeaf green buttons for Microsoft Teams meetings that use Pexip as the Teams gateway provider, will not work with invites using certain custom domains as the joining link. For StarLeaf green buttons to work, Pexip links must include either onpexip.com in its address, or have an instructions string attached to either the pexip.me or pexip.com domains.|
|28733||StarLeaf green buttons for Microsoft Teams meetings that use BlueJeans as the Teams gateway provider, will not work with invites using custom tenant names and domains as the joining link. For StarLeaf green buttons to work, BlueJeans links must include teams.bjn.vc in its address.|