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How to enable or disable announcement in Skype for Business client?

How to enable or disable announcement in Skype for Business client?

You can enable announce people name when people enter and exit Skype for Business / Lync Meeting. This is good feature however sometime this feature is annoying because its keep disturbing meeting in middle if someone join or leave the conference.
Here is the useful information to control the same feature as end user and as Administrator.
As an end user you have control to allow or block announcement in Skype for Business client.
1.    You can use outlook 2013 to enable announcement and remember the same setting for future meeting invite. Outlook 2013 > Calendar > New Skype Meeting > Meeting Options.

2.    You can enable entry and exit announcement using Skype for business client for specific meeting.
A.    In Meeting click on more option > Skype Meeting options.
B.    Select ‘Announce people enter and leave.
Refer below screenshot. 

Above options are available for end user however if Administrator want to control announcement then they have to use Lync Management Shell to control conferencing configuration.  
How control announcement using Lync Server 2013?
First you have to check the existing dial in conferencing configuration:
You can use GET and SET command let together for enabling the name recording in dial in conferencing configuration setting.
Get-CsDialInConferencingConfiguration | Set-CsDialInConferencingConfiguration -EnableNameRecording $True 

Modifies the EntryExitAnnoucements property for the dial-in configuration settings for the specific site.
Set-CsDialInConferencingConfiguration -Identity site:ABC_Site -EntryExitAnnouncementsType "ToneOnly" 

You can creates a new collection of dial-in conferencing configuration settings that are applied to the Redmond site. In addition, the optional parameter EnableNameRecording is included in order to set the EnableNameRecording property to False.
New-CSDialInConferencingConfiguration -Identity site:BMy_site -EnableNameRecording $False 

Use below command let to remove one or more collections of dial-in conferencing configuration settings.
Remove-CSDialInConferencingConfiguration -Identity "site:My_site1" 

You remove all site wise collections of dial-in conferencing configuration settings using Filter:
Get-CSDialInConferencingConfiguration -Filter "site:*" | Remove-CSDialInConferencingConfiguration 

Remove the dial-in conferencing configuration settings that do not use name recording: 
Get-CSDialInConferencingConfiguration | Where-Object {$_.EnableNameRecording -eq $False} | Remove-CSDialInConferencingConfiguration 

Apply to: Skype for Business 2015, Lync 2013.

Thank you.


  1. can you customize the announcement? Say, they don't want to know the name or anything, just a sound when someone joins or leaves?


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