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.


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.

Configure your Live Event

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 in Stream, 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.

Set up your broadcast in Socialive

  1. Copy the Server Ingest URL from Microsoft Stream

  2. In Socialive, under Microsoft click Add RTMP

  3. Paste the Server Ingest URL from Stream into the Server URL field in Socialive

  4. Enter the word live as the Stream Key in Socialive.

  5. Click Save

Once you've set up your Timeline you can Start your Broadcast.

Back in Microsoft Stream, ensure that the broadcast is coming through clearly and Publish to your audience when ready.

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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