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Teams Live events are targeted at large-scale conference-style events where a collection of presenters can present information via Microsoft Teams, and participants can view, listen in, and ask questions via chat. Microsoft Teams Live Events can support audiences up to 10,000 people.

Teams Live Events are available to all staff with Microsoft Teams licenses at SIU. Here are some other points about Teams Live Events, and how to work with them.

  • Anyone can attend a live event without a license or Microsoft Account.
  • Available in the Americas, Europe, Africa, & Asia Pacific.
  • 10,000 Participants
  • 4-hour Events
  • 15 Concurrent events at SIU

Technical Event Flow

Attendees, Presenters,
& Producers

Teams Live Event Roles

Attendees can watch the event, and even pause the action using the DVR tools.  Attendees can also participate via the private chat tools (only with presenters and producers).  They can also join in the Q&A segments.

  • View anonymously via the Live Event Portal – No software required.
  • Join from any mobile device or computer.

Watch this video from Microsoft about attendees – Click here to open Microsoft’s support video.

Learn more about attending Live Events at support.office.com

Presenters are our content experts for a Live Event. They can use the tools that are common to most web-conferencing platforms, including •

  • Screensharing
  • Presentation Slide Decks
  • Video
  • Moderating the Q&A / Chat

Watch this video from Microsoft about Moderating a Q&A Session or Live Events Chat. – Click here to open Microsoft’s support video.

Learn more about event moderation with Microsoft’s Support Documentation

Producers run the event and control the order that materials appear to participants. They can also act as Presenters.

  • Queue up session content and presenters
  • Determine the show order and when action is sent to the live audience
  • Moderating the Q&A / Chat

Watch this video from Microsoft about Producing a Live Event. – Click here to open Microsoft’s support video.

Learn more about producing a Live Event with Microsoft’s Support Documentation.

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