A live event can vary in size and is determined by the need and the audience type. A live event can also simply be produced using a webcam. Typically, an event lasts 30 minutes to an hour, but the conversations can continue in Yammer after the live event is finished. Employees who missed the event can watch the recording or chime in on conversations.

Live event examples

  • An online event for a team, customers, partners, or the public: Enable attendees from inside and outside the organization to join a live event where presenters share webcams and screens. Moderated question-and-answer (Q&A) enables attendees to ask questions that the producers and presenters can then select to answer, via text or as part of the event itself. Learn more about creating an online event for a team, customers, partners or the public.

  • A company-wide event: Bring people together from across teams and across the organization for a “town hall” style meeting with open discussion and Q&A. Conversations can begin before the event, to solicit questions and spark engagement around your topics. Produce a broadcast—from simple to sophisticated—that reaches remote employees and share the recording for those who couldn’t attend in real time. Continue to foster sustained engagement between leaders and employees within the online community. Learn more about creating a company-wide event.

  • A custom experience for a large-scale live event or announcement: Host your broadcast on any web page for an experience customized to your organization, customers, or community. Attendees can also catch up from the beginning if they join late or view the on-demand recording later. Learn more about creating a custom experience for a live event or announcement.

Teams and Yammer live event features

Teams live events

Yammer live events

  • Internal and external viewers can participate

  • Questions and answers can be shared in the live event chat

  • Features moderated Q&A

  • Can be produced using the Teams app

  • Only internal viewers can participate

  • Conversations in the Yammer chat are unmoderated and ongoing after the event

  • Can be produced using 3rd party services

  • Ideal for large audiences


Get started with Microsoft Teams live events 

Organize a live event in new Yammer 

Schedule and produce a live event in new Yammer using Teams 

Virtual event best practices

Teams live event organizer checklist

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