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Announcing intelligent event capabilities in Microsoft 365

You can now produce live and on-demand events for teams and across the organization. Live events enable producers to curate and control the content that is broadcast to an audience. Attendees can participate in real time, with high-definition (HD) video and interactive discussion, or catch up later with powerful AI features that unlock the content of the event recording.

 

You can create a live event in Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams or Yammer—wherever your audience, team, or community resides. The event can be as simple or as sophisticated as you’d like. For casual presentations and panels, you can use webcams, content and screen sharing.  For more formal events, you can stream a studio-quality production.

 

Attendees get event notifications and can join the event across devices, on mobile or web. While watching the live event, you can participate in discussion with other attendees and presenters and use to express yourself in the language of your choice. During the event, producers can monitor views and engagement.

 

After the event, in the video on demand, with intelligent features including:

  • Speaker timeline uses facial detection to identify who is talking, so you can easily jump to a particular speaker in the recording.
  • Speech-to-text and closed captions
  • Transcript search and timecodes let you quickly find moments that matter in a video.

 

Live events, integrated with Microsoft 365, enable new scenarios for employee engagement and communications. For example, at the Employee Engagement Summit, we shared how Microsoft uses technology to drive transformation at scale, by connecting employees worldwide with our leadership team, who conducts monthly company-wide “Q&A” events, and fosters sustained engagement and dialogue in Yammer.

 

Live event capabilities will be available for preview beginning in the coming weeks. During the preview, these capabilities will be rolled out to Stream, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams, we will improve the richness and robustness of the capabilities based on customer feedback, towards general availability later this year.

 

You can learn more about live events in Streamlive events in Yammer, and live events in Teams.

 

This video gives you a technical overview of live events and other recent innovations in Stream.