You may create Dedicated and Owned conference bridges for use in any domain. Note that the system distinguishes between dedicated (also referred to as 'shared') conferences and user-owned conferences. The Dedicated Conference type is a standalone conference with its own unique extension. The Owned Conference type is a user-owned conference that will be accessible through the user’s portal. Owned Conference type allows for basic users to monitor and add callers to their own conference bridge.
Dedicated Conference Bridge - a type of conference bridge that has its own extension.
Owned Conference Bridge - a type of conference bridge that is owned by a user.
Direct Dial - an option for an Owned Conference Bridge and allows for dialing directly into the conference bridge, similar to dialing a user’s extension.
- If type Dedicated Conference Bridge is selected and the desired extension already exists, the conference will override the “Forward Always” rule for that extension and direct it to the conference bridge.
- The Direct Dial option must be set for an Owned Conference Bridge to be dialed directly like a user extension.
- Owned Conference Bridge type must be chosen for the conference bridge to appear in the owner’s user portal.
Choosing the Dedicated Conference Bridge type is best for when you want a shared conference bridge that many can use. This Conference is managed by an Office Manager scope or higher. Choosing the Owned Conference Bridge type is best for when you want a conference bridge for an individual user. The owner can then manage the participants and settings from their user portal.