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Webinars coming to Microsoft Teams, no additional licence needed

Webinar features are coming to Microsoft Teams. No separate subscription, E3 or Business premium or higher. Setting up a webinar is just like scheduling a meeting. The feature should start rolling out to tenants this month.

Webinars will support up to 1,000 interactive attendees, with an “overflow” experience to a 10,000-person view-only broadcast experience.

Microsoft talks about “meetings”, “virtual events” and “webinars”. The distinction here is virtual events are using tech like NDI and mixing in complex AV.

Organiser Experience

Webinars can be organised just like scheduling a meeting

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Set up your event

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Options for no registration, for org and guest or everyone

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Setup Registration Page

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Attendee Experience

After attendees register, they get an email to join.

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Presenters can use the person over content mode

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Attendees can send live reactions

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Real-time polls

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Chat and/or moderated Q&A

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Attendee controls are available to presenters

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Post Event Reporting for the organiser

Who joined, who didn’t

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Option to export data from Webinar for Teams to Dynamics 365. This will come later in the year.

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From Dynamics 365 (additional product/licence) you can do email campaigns and other CRM activities.

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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

Tom stays up to date with industry developments and shares news and his opinions on his blog, Microsoft Teams Podcast and email list. He is a regular speaker at events around the world.

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