New MS Teams Webinar feature

asked 2021-04-27T09:13:59.05+00:00
Ben Mollo 1 Reputation point

When will the new MS Teams Webinar feature be available? does anyone know ?
As I understand it there will be three options - meetngs, webinar, live Event

Any guidance is greatly received

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  1. answered 2021-04-27T14:01:00.63+00:00
    Pedro Petersen 171 Reputation points

    Hello @Ben Mollo

    According to Microsoft, it's scheduled to start being delivered at the end of this month (April 2021).

    This is the latest message shared by them:

    We are excited to announce the forthcoming availability of Teams webinar capabilities, beginning rollout at the end of April 2021, completing in May 2021.

    Associated features that apply to webinars and meetings, include:

    Registration page creation with email confirmation for registrants.
    Reporting for registration and attendance.
    These capabilities will be available to users with the following licenses: Office 365 or Microsoft 365 E3/E5/A3/A5/Business Standard/Business Premium. For the rest of 2021, we are offering temporary availability to Teams users to try the features with their existing commercial subscription.

    You can also follow up on the Microsoft 365 Roadmap:
    https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?rtc=1%26filters=&searchterms=80099

    Hope this helps.

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  2. answered 2021-04-28T01:46:10.227+00:00
    JimmyYang-MSFT 33,721 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Ben Mollo

    As PedroPetersen said above, you can follow up the progress of Webinar from the M365 Roadmap.


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  3. answered 2021-06-09T09:31:24.88+00:00
    Stefan 1 Reputation point

    It says that the roll-out was expected to be terminated by the end of May. Is that the case? We still don't see it.

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  4. answered 2021-06-15T12:58:41.023+00:00

    To have the Webinar Feature available you need to run a few PS commands:

    Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -AllowMeetingRegistration $True    
    Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -AllowPrivateMeetingScheduling $True    
    Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity Global -WhoCanRegister "Everyone"    
    Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -AllowEngagementReport Enabled    
        
    

    see https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/set-up-webinars and
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-powershell-install (to enable the PS to connect)

    However, at my tenant (region of my tenant Germany), I have different licenses assigned to users.

    At the E3 plan, there is a drop-down that clearly shows "Webinar" to start the settings for an MS Teams Webinar.
    But users with a Business Standard or Premium plan do not have a drop-down next to schedule a new meeting.

    So I wonder if the way to set up an MS Teams Webinar is simply different with a Business plan vs. E3.
    My assumption is, you can turn a "regular" meeting by enabling a registration page into a Webinar. At least it looks like this because while I was testing with the Business plan user that worked and I was able to set up a webinar. This is unconfirmed by Microsoft so far and there is no documentation. All documentation that I found show that next to scheduling a Webinar there is always a Live Event feature option, this however, is only available in enterprise licenses as the E3 plan.