Today we are excited to announce the public preview of live events within Microsoft Teams. A live event delivers one-to-many video and content streaming to a large online audience while providing centralized control of the shared attendee experience. Live events now empower every organizer,
In this preview, Teams will have the ability for organizers to create an event with the appropriate attendee permissions, designate fellow event team members and invite attendees.
Live event production: Organizers will ultimately have multiple choices in production methods:
Planning live events in Microsoft Teams. Live events in Teams empowers multiple roles to successfully broadcast and participate in an event, including the following: organizer, producer, presenter, and attendee.
Organizer. The organizer manages the live event end to end. This includes creating the event with appropriate attendee permissions, choosing the production method, inviting event team members and attendees and managing event reports. Event reports will include both recording and attendance reports. With real-time captions & translation (coming soon), the organizer can also specify whether live event attendees can view captions in the supported languages.
Producer. As a host of the meeting, producers ensure attendees have a great viewing experience by controlling the media sources that are sent to the event. Additional capabilities include:
Presenter. Presenters send audio, video and/or screen sharing into the live event that uses quick start production method. A presenter can also moderate Q & A.
Attendee. Attendees can experience the event live, using DVR controls or on-demand. Attendees can also interact with the presenters using Teams Q & A or Yammer. Microsoft Teams users will be able to join the live event from the web, desktop and mobile clients.
Optimize Bandwidth for the Enterprise Network. Live events will support 3rd party eCDN providers including Hive, Kollective and Ramp (coming soon). These providers partner closely with Microsoft and ensure users have a high-quality experience over your network.
What’s next for Skype Meeting Broadcast. Live events with Microsoft 365 will replace the capabilities provided by Skype Meeting Broadcast. For the public preview release of live events, Microsoft will continue to support Skype Meeting Broadcast, with no disruption in service for new or future events. We encourage you to try out live event in Teams to leverage new features including desktop/window sharing and use of 3rd party software/hardware encoders.
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