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🔴 How can you enable and use Live events for Microsoft Teams ?

Do you want to technically enable live events in your Office 365 tenant in order to host external events? Then follow the steps below!

This is to do a city council , for example, or to host a live event.

What license do you need for Teams live events?

  • Office 365 Enterprise E1, E3, or an E5 license
  • Office 365 A3 or A5 license
  • Microsoft 365 E1, E3 or E5

Ref: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams -live-events/plan-for- teams-live-events

Activate live events in the Office 365 administrator panel

You no doubt know this screen below when you come out to this blog. Is it not possible to select public? Then follow the steps below to activate public live streaming.

  • Click on Global - Edit
  • Change to: Everyone
  • To all
  • It may take several hours before this policy will become active.
  • After you have done this activation, it is possible to select Public in the Live Events creation wizard.

How to schedule a live event with Microsoft Teams

  • Launch from Microsoft Teams calendar to create a live event
  • Press Live Event
  • Add a 2nd presenter or moderator on the right side
  • give the event a nice name
  • Select public
  • Copy and share the link or send the link in a calendar invitation.
  • Invite additional moderators or producers to the meeting.
  • You can't add anyone else during the meeting .

Automatic translation during the live event

Select Captions while creating the live event.

Supported platforms for live events

ref: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/get-started-with-microsoft-teams -live-events-d077fec2-a058-483e-9ab5-1494afda578a

Live events does not yet work on iPad or other mobile devices

  • Added as an invitee. You have been added as an invitee. live event producer experience will soon be available for ipad, Android and other mobile devices.
  • So it is not yet possible to enter live events as a producer. Regrettable but understandable.
Added as an invited live event Microsoft Teams Supported platform -

Restarting a teams event - reset

Previously, it was not possible to restart a Microsoft Teams event. Since 2021, this possibility is there. Stop the event before restarting.

After finishing the Live Event, you can use 'Restart Event' to restart the event.

Public enablement in Teams live events?

Do you get the message: Unable to schedule a "Public" Live event in Microsoft Teams

Then you can change this teams policy via admin center.

Navigate to: Live events policies - Microsoft Teams admin center

Change the default policy - Who can join scheduled live events -> everyone.

Microsoft has created an event playbook with 157 pages of best practices & tips!

Microsoft released a full 157-page virtual events playbook in mid-September! Take a walk through. 

Microsoft Virtual Event Playbook

When is it best to do a regular meeting, when a live event?

On page 22 you can see the combinations between Live Events & Teams Meetings.

Video: How to use Live Events. (English)

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