03-27-2017 08:00 AM
03-27-2017 08:00 AM
I have what may be a silly question. I assumed that you could hold meetings with everyone in a specific group/team including all the people in that team without size restrictions.
However, I ran across this https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Frequently-asked-questions-about-Microsoft-Teams-%E2%80%93-... that specifies meetings only hold 80 people.
I was getting ready to do company-wide meetings up to 250 people, which we could do in SfB, so assumed we could do that in MS Teams.
The above info caught me off guard, so I wanted to see if anyone had more info on this before scheduling a meeting for 250 people in an 80 seat capacity space.
03-27-2017 10:41 AM
03-27-2017 10:44 AM
@Pieter Veenstra thanks for the response! Thankfully, we don't do video :) I have had 60+ in a few meetings already and it has performed very well overall. We are a completely distributed environment all over the US.
We have ~200 employees and I was about to schedule a full company meeting, but saw that and thought wow, that would have been embarrassing if only 80 people could join.
03-27-2017 02:24 PM
03-27-2017 03:51 PM
That limit is accurate currently as far as I know. Keep in mind that this is a brand new product, and not meant to be a replacement for Skype for Business. They are not feature equal, and currently this is one of the primary differences.
I would expect that limit to increase over time as they beef up their infrastructure based on the success of the product, but that is just my opinion. :)
03-27-2017 11:03 PM
03-28-2017 08:45 AM
I don't think we have granular enough information to answer that question. You're assuming that Teams is using the same next gen infrastructure that S4B Online is using, but it may very well be the same technology in different infrastructure for all we know.
Need more details before we can determine if this is a technical limitation, or a marketing limitation :)
01-15-2018 07:01 AM
I have a similar set of questions. We have a requirement for Web meetings of 100 to 200 people. We have tried to use Skype Broadcast with it's Q&A and Pulse integrations but the delay experienced by attendees was a significant issue for us. There was also no slick option to bring in audio from attendees to run an audio Q & A. As I understand it a normal Skype meeting can do up to 250 and Teams can currently do a much smaller number of attendees. Both seem to present quality challenges at higher numbers.
What are people's thoughts? There doesn't seem to be a satisfactory solution within the Microsoft stack to tempt our users away from Webex.
03-09-2018 11:40 AM
My company shares the same issues. We have webex as a solution for large open townhalls, all hands on deck departmental meetings and so on. Skype's(O365) 250 person limit does prevent us from a consistent approach and standardization.When asked, we get pointed to broadcasts, but thats not a solution for bidirectional meetings.
Also on Broadcasts - other broadcast tools outside of microsoft are mobile ready (presenter) and capable of handling professional equipment integrations. That remains a gap we see as well as compared to FBW streaming and other live broadcast solutions.
03-10-2018 02:29 AM
Teams limit is 80, but it's in the roadmap to bring that up to be roughly the same as Skype for Business at 250 by the end of June. I'vde certainly been on Teams calls with nearly 80 people, and the experience is certainly starting to get there as features like controlling muting have come in.
There is a roadmap presented at Ignite last year for development of the Skype Broadcast feature, I would suggest watching it here, but below are the new features advertised.
There are certainly some welcome additions, we use Broadcast a great deal, and I think supporting screensharing into the meeting is going to take a HUGE amount of complexity out of our process if it's implemented well. Today we use the app ManyCam on our producer machine, to allow us cut/mix between a usb webcam and a feed from the rooms AV with screen and audio.
04-15-2019 02:28 PM
@Steven Collier we are about to have our WW FY20 APB Planning cadence kick off and the DL's for requested attendance is in the 100's. Prior, Teams only had a capacity for 80 persons to join the conference call has this been expanded to 250 persons (similar to SFB)?
04-15-2019 10:21 PM
03-28-2020 03:09 PM - edited 04-01-2020 06:04 PM
@adam deltinger We will potentially run into an issue with the 250 user Teams meeting limit. Especially lately, as the amount of employees that are telecommuting has increased dramatically. We are holding weekly town hall meetings using Teams meetings with the Administrative staff joining via MS Surface Hub. Everyone can either join using the teams app, teams web, or the dial-in conference line. Teams Live Event would work, but our CEO doesn't want to limit it to Teams app users, as nobody can dial-in. Is there a way around this limitation? Is it possible to add a dial-in option to a Teams Live Event or a way to merge two Teams Meetings, thereby increasing the limit to 500 users?
Edit: Actually ran into this issue with 200 attendees (I thought 250 was the limit).