Now you can organise and hold interactive meetings and webinars for up to 1,000 attendees with Teams. Use end-to-end webinar support that's as simple as setting up a Teams meeting—including custom registration pages and attendee emails, rich presentation options, host controls, such as the ability to disable attendee chat and video, and post-event reporting to understand participation and to follow up with attendees.
Ordinary meetings generally include a lot of back-and-forth among the participants: discussions, sharing, assigning and accepting tasks, making plans, maybe coming to a consensus.
Webinars, on the other hand, are more controlled, and the participants have clear roles: One or several experts (the presenters) share their ideas or provide training to an audience (the attendees).
Webinars can be used as an alternative to Eventbrite and other event management tools.
The main features of Microsoft Teams webinars are:
Before the webinar
Note: People can join webinars on iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices, as well as on their computers.
During the webinar
After the webinar:
By default, anyone who can schedule a Teams meeting can schedule a webinar. If you're unable to schedule one, check Teams is on the latest version by clicking your photo in the top right of the Teams app then 'check for updates'.
Note: Currently channel meetings and recurring meetings don't support attendee registration. Each webinar will need to be created individually to have a registration form.
By default anyone (internal and external) can register. You can also choose to restrict registration when you schedule the webinar.
Full step-by-step guidance on how to schedule webinars can be found on the Microsoft Website.