Exchange Online – You can now shorten meetings at the organization level

As you may be aware, Outlook clients (for Windows, mobile on iOS and Android or OWA) allow your end-users to shorten a meeting when organizing it.

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Well, Exchange administrators can now apply the shorten meeting settings at the organization level using Exchange Online PowerShell (use the V2 version available here https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/ExchangeOnlineManagement/)

  • Connect to your Exchange Online tenant

Connect-ExchangeOnline

  • Then set the settings for shorten meeting – ShortenEventScopeDefault, DefaultMinutesToReduceShortEventsBy, DefaultMinutesToReduceLongEventsBy
    • ShortenEventScopeDefault: define the activation scope.
      • 0 the option to shorten meeting is disabled (default)
      • 1 for end early
      • 2 for start late
    • DefaultMinutesToReduceShortEventsBy defines the number of minutes to shorten the meeting. Accepted values between 0 and 29, default is 5
    • DefaultMinutesToReduceLongEventsBy defines the number of minutes to shorten the meeting. Accepted values between 0 and 29, default is 10

Example to start late the meeting by 5 minutes both long (more than 1 hour) and short (less than 1 hour) meetings

Set-OrganizationConfig -ShortenEventScopeDefault 2 –DefaultMinutesToReduceLongEventsBy 5 –DefaultMinutesToReduceShortEventsBy 5

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2 thoughts on “Exchange Online – You can now shorten meetings at the organization level”

  1. Users in our org has already set some of these settings. How can I reset them to default so they inherit from the org-wide settings we create?

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