Microsoft 365 Live Events How To and Deep Dive QA Webcast

Published Apr 06 2020 12:59 PM 3,794 Views

Microsoft Teams Live EventsMicrosoft Teams Live Events

The last several weeks the number one request I have had has been around Microsoft 365 Live Events. As organizations are rapidly enabling a mixed workforce of remote and on premise the ability to deliver rich, at scale messaging, has risen in importance. The requests culminated this weekend with a lengthy exchange on Twitter addressing some Q&A.

To meet organizational questions around Live Events at scale I decided to deliver another Live Events webcast with my colleagues Samantha Brown and Pete Anello. The session will be at 12 noon eastern next Tuesday the 14th. During this Microsoft Teams Live Events webcast I will cover:

  • 3 basic methods of delivering/consuming Live Events
  • Live Events Administration and network considerations
  • Live Q&A with virtual whiteboarding

The bulk of the session will be dedicated to the Q&A plus virtual whiteboarding so that your questions can be addressed. I hope you will join me and share this invite with your colleagues as well. To join the event you can either click the link below on the day of the webcast or choose the next link to download the calendar invite .ics file and add it to Outlook.

Pete Anello, Samantha Brown, and Michael GannottiPete Anello, Samantha Brown, and Michael Gannotti

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Michael GannottiMichael Gannotti

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Hi Mike and Team,


Great video ! My organization has a need to have an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter on screen at all times during our MS Teams live events, for the obvious benefit of our hard-of-hearing/deaf staff. Each live event will have 4 or 5 different presenters (excluding the interpreter), so the interpreter must remain on screen as we cycle through the presenters. How can we do this using MS Teams Live Events ? Thanks


@Hamilcar King Hi thanks for the question! You would need to run a split screen view if doing all mixing via Teams native and have the interpreter in the video window and content in the right. If not you would need to do mixing outside of Teams then use a device like a Magewell to bring in to Teams


@Hamilcar King As an fyi if you tune in on Tuesday this would be a great question to ask and I can go in to more depth


Hello Mike,


We are also facing this issue of needing to have an ASL Interpreter live on screen during live events. Do you have any written instructions on how this can be accomplished? Our IT department is at a loss. I did send them your response to the previous question, but not sure if you had documentation regarding the exact steps. We value access for our Deaf staff. 


Thank you so much!


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We have the same problem, we need more than one screen for the event, since we have sweat in the company. Using a third tool is complicated as users with basic knowledge will be operating.


@Lisa1342 and @aelongo To have a person in real-time you you would need to have the video going through an external encoder, probably on a secondary machine, then getting served up to Teams Live Events via a device like a Magewell or Elgato. If an internal event and using an external encoder (hardware or software) then that is already baked in with ability to have picture in picture. No one tuned in and asked this question during last webcast as near as I can tell or I would have addressed then. As to documentation any documentation that is specific to accessibility will be under the closed captions capability for Microsoft Teams Live events which has this for both hearing impaired as well as non-native speakers. I am pretty buried the rest of this week. Would love to address but with all the work piled on my head if you want me to do an actual full post on this I am going to need your help. Please ping me directly on LinkedIn and expect to need to hit me up this week and next. I would love to be able to put aside for this but unfortunately this is crunch week for me with a number of projects I need to get done that will directly affect my year end comp so please help me help you. I am on LinkedIn and can connect there at 

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