What are Microsoft Teams live events?

With Teams live events, users in your organization can broadcast video and meeting content to large online audiences. You can create a live event wherever your audience, team, or community resides, using Microsoft Stream, Teams, or Yammer.

Teams live events is an extension of Teams meetings, enabling users to broadcast video to a large online audience. These are meant for one-to-many communications where the host of the event is leading the interactions and audience participation is primarily to view the content shared by host. The attendees can watch the live or recorded event in Yammer, Teams, and/or Stream, and can interact with the presenters using moderated Q & A or a Yammer conversation.

Scheduling

Teams provides the ability for the organizers to create an event with the appropriate attendee permissions, designate event team members, select a production method, and invite attendees. If the live event was created from within a Yammer group, the live event attendees will be able to use Yammer conversation for interacting with people in the event.

Production

Video is the foundation of the live event and it can vary from a single webcam to a multi-camera professional video production. With Socialive, you can produce high-quality live broadcasts using with remote presenters, which can easily use their webcams and share their screen as input in the event.

After you save the live event, Select Configure manually and then select Start setup to create an ingest channel for live streaming. Wait for the setup to be complete. You will see a Ready to connect message on the screen.

Attendee experience

The attendee experience works across desktop, browser, and mobile (iOS, Android). Office 365 provides Yammer and Teams as two collaboration hubs, and the live attendee experience is integrated into these collaboration tools.

Tenant admins can view real time usage analytics for live events in Microsoft Teams admin center. The live event usage report shows the activity overview of the live events held in the organization. Admins can view event usage information, including event status, start time, views and production type.

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