Major Update: Live events in Microsoft 365

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Major Update: Live events in Microsoft 365

Live events in Microsoft 365 is a new capability that has been in preview and will become generally available in the next few weeks.

Live events enables users to broadcast video from Microsoft Stream, Teams and Yammer, and can be used for a wide range of scenarios, from screensharing and webcams, to studio-quality broadcasting that supports the use of third-party encoders.

Microsoft 365 Roadmap IDs 46607, 31090, 18503 and 24216

These changes do not impact Office 365 subscriptions in GCC.

Rollout begins mid-March and is expected to be complete by the end of the month.

How does this affect me?

Live events in Stream, Teams and Yammer will be on-by-default for users. Events can be created by Teams users that have meeting capabilities enabled, Yammer users that own or manage a group, and all Stream users that have licenses which include video upload capabilities.

If you have taken steps to disable live events during the preview these will be honored once the roll out begins.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?

As an administrator, if you would like to disable or manage access for live events across Stream, Teams and Yammer, visit the Stream admin portal to manage externally produced (formally external encoder) events and/or the Teams admin portal to manage events using the Teams in app production (formally quick start).

If your firewall blocks outbound traffic, you’ll want to ensure that the FQDNs listed on the Office 365 URLs and IP address ranges pages are on the allow list for Microsoft Stream.

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To learn more about other Microsoft Office 365 features, check out our blog: Top 7 Microsoft Office 365 Features