MS Stream vs Skype for Business video call or broadcast

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I would like to use the Live Event option available in MS Stream, however I need to know what the advantages are instead of using S4B video call.


Many thanks,


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best response confirmed by MartaGuerrero (Occasional Contributor)
Hi @MartaGuerrero,

See here for more information on Live Events in Microsoft Stream

It is recommended to use Live Events in Stream/Teams/Yammer as Skype for Business is being phased into Teams. Currently, organisations under 500 users are being migrated by Microsoft to Teams from Skype. Ultimately, Skype for Business is being phased out of Office 365.

In terms of a Live Event compared to a video call, they are slightly different things. Whilst a video call is like a Team meeting where all members can contribute, Live Events are one to many events, such as a seminar - very similar to a Ted Talk. The limit of a Live event is much higher than a standard video call/meeting. Live Events is, broadly, the new version of Skype for Business broadcasting in the new world.

Hope that clarifies and helps to answer your question.

Best, Chris

@Christopher Hoard 


Hi Chris,

Many thanks for your reply, it's been very helpful,