Microsoft Teams Attendance Report is here

The long await is finally over. Yes, Microsoft has rolled out the much-awaited participation report for a meeting. This feature is long due as getting an attendance report is indeed a must in a meeting specially for Educators. The feature has now come up as a workaround to general availability.

Thank you for the feedback and waiting for this feature with patience. We have enabled the shortterm fix to allow download of a meeting attendance list during a meeting (from the roster view). This is released for general availability.” – Alex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams)

Now let’s see the look and feel;

For this to work, you need to be the meeting organizer. If you are, while you are on the meeting, navigate to the peoples pane and check the top right corner section and you will see the Download icon.

However, there is a catch as of now. The participation list download will only be available while the meeting is going on for the meeting organizer only. So if you are the organizer you might want to download the attendance list right before you exit the call.

That’s it. It’s that simple.

For Administrators

However, if you are an administrator and would like to see the Enabled or Disabled status of the feature to your tenant. You can use the below methods.

Step 01: Open your PowerShell and type

Import-Module SkypeOnlineConnector

Step 02: Run the below command and enter your tenant administrator credentials;

$userCredential = Get-Credentials

Step 03: Create connection to CS Online modules using the below commands;

$sfbSession = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential $userCredential

Step 04: Import CS PowerShell session

Import-PSSession $sfbSession

Step 05: Now that we are connected to the CS online for your tenant, let’s use the below command to view the Global policy settings;

Get-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -identity Global

Keep a note on the setting highlighted above AllowEngagementReport. In our case this setting is already Enabled. Microsoft is rolling out this feature Enabled by default so you shouldn’t need to worry about it. However, if you are unable to see it yet, you might want to have a look at this setting.

Step 06: In case your setting is shown as Disabled or you want to change it, you can use the below command;

Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -AllowEngagementReport Enabled

That’s it! Your new settings will now be applied. Additionally, you might want to try below options if you still cant see;

  1. Sign-out and sign back in.
  2. Update your Teams app
  3. Wait: yes, give it few days as the global roll-out has already started and it will come to you soon.
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