Are you suddenly unable to create a Teams meeting in Outlook? You no longer have the option to create a New Teams Meeting in Calendar view? You’re not alone!
The general issue in play has long affected Outlook – You’re notified that Add-in XYZ is too slow, do you want to disable it? It took a half second to load and there’s red on the screen! Hmmm sounds bad, better do that – I need to read email and go to meetings! Only to realize later that you can no longer do XYZ, maybe should have fully read that dialog box. Now it’s time to click around Outlook madly searching for your beloved Add-in, search the web, reboot (twice!), open a ticket, call IT, blame patches and demand a rollback! Waste… time. C’mon didn’t you know it’s a COM Add-in!? But… the current issue with Teams that started in early 2023 is different – it appears to happen randomly and to Microsoft’s own Add-in for Microsoft Teams. Want to scheduled a meeting? Ha-Ha! (Nelson voice from the Simpsons)
The issue: You can’t create a Microsoft Teams meeting. Because… Microsoft Outlook has disabled Microsoft Teams, due to performance issues? Who makes these things!
- Click File
- Click Manage COM Add-ins
- Expand Options
- Choose Do not monitor this add-in for the next 30 days
- Click Apply
- Click Close
- The Add-in should be back, if not – close and re-open Outlook
More details about the issue and more options to resolve from Microsoft.com – they state the issue should be solved in… the first half of 2023 (yeah I coughed too).
- Can’t create a Teams Meeting in Outlook because the Teams Meeting add-in has become disabled
“The Teams and Outlook Product teams are fixing issues that cause the Teams Meeting add-in to be disabled by Outlook for various performance reasons. Immediate fixes are included in the latest builds and there is ongoing work to address this class of issue with code changes and instrumentation. The ongoing work is expected to be completed in the first half of 2023.”