Continuing Education/Training

Microsoft Teams Live Event

A presentation for Teams users wanting more detail about hosting larger scale meetings via Teams Live Event.


Microsoft Teams Community for Texas Public Sector

Microsoft Teams Live Event

Thursday, April 16, 2020 |  3:00 PM-4:00 PM 

Presented by Microsoft with Texas Department of Information Resources as an educational sponsor


This session offers an in-depth look of how to use Live Events and will cover:

  1. What is the Live Events platform and when should it be used instead of a traditional Microsoft Teams Meeting?
  2. How can Live Events be used for public-facing meetings with specific legal requirements for public participation, live streaming, and on-demand viewing after the meeting?
  3. What are the assistance services are available from Microsoft to help agencies plan, practice, and execute critical Live Events?
  4. How are Live Events scheduled and what are the options available during scheduling and how are they used before, during, and after a Live Event?
  5. What Accessibility features are available in the Live Events platform during the meeting and afterward for our attendees who need accommodations?

Virtual Meetings Options with Microsoft Teams


Microsoft Teams offers multiple ways to facilitate collaboration and host engaging, effective virtual gatherings 

Teams Meeting 

Collaborative video and audio meetings for 250 people or fewer

Teams Meeting is a great tool to enable interactive, collaborative meetings with both internal and external participants. Meetings can be scheduled in advance or kicked off with a moment's notice. Very easy to host, you can meet from anywhere, screen-share, and work together on documents in real-time while making use of accessibility features like live captions. For brainstorming sessions, the Whiteboard app brings ideas to life. Easily record the meeting for attendees unable to attend. And posted content and chats remain in the meeting on Teams, so you can return to it and easily find what you need. 

Teams Live Event

Broadcast-style meetings for up to 10,000 attendees

Live Events is a set of capabilities that enable "broadcast-style" video presentations, both live and on-demand, with distinct presenter and audience roles as well as interactions like moderated Q&As that don't require external attendee registration. With live events, you can use webcams and screen-sharing for informal presentations, or opt for studio-quality professional production for more formal events. Attendees can participate from any browser or device just as easily as attending a Teams meeting. 

  • To support customers during current circumstances, through July 1, Microsoft will enable custom events for as many as 100,000 attendees through its live events assistance program

 Additional Information

  • This session is being offered as a follow-up to the April Teams Community Meeting where users requested more detail
  • There is no pre-registration; connect via Teams at  (You do not need to have Teams in order to participate)
  • There is no cost to attend
  • The Microsoft contact point is Michael Kennedy <[email protected]

Microsoft Learning Resources

Date & Location

Date & Time

Thursday Apr 16, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT


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