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April 13, 2021

Microsoft Teams webinar capabilities will be available to everyone in April

While it keeps getting stronger, Microsoft Teams now seems to be beating the webinar industry in the latest update.

The video conferencing platform will soon be able to support interactive webinars for people inside and outside an organization with up to 1000 participants.

The feature was announced at Microsoft Ignite in March 2021, but the company now says it will be available to users in a few weeks.

Large scale

The new Microsoft Teams feature helps users support fully interactive webinars from start to finish, providing tools such as custom registration, expanded presentation options, host controls such as the ability to disable attendee chat and video, and post-event reporting.

If your webinar reaches more than 1,000 users, Microsoft Teams can switch to offering a 10,000-person broadcast experience.

This follows the release of Microsoft Teams Connect on Ignite 2021, which allows users to invite external parties (e.g. customers and partners) to a single shared channel instead of adding them as a network guest.

The service allows external contacts to take advantage of all of Teams’ collaboration capabilities – including chat, meetings, document co-authoring, etc. – while the host organization gains more control over how users access data.

The launch also comes shortly after Microsoft revealed that joining a Teams conversation will become even easier – via a tool heavily influenced by one of its biggest rivals, Zoom.

Source: tech radar

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