Webinars in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams previously offered two main web conferencing features that served two distinct use cases.  Meetings was available for connecting one-on-one or with small groups and Live Events for broadcasting to a large audience. In a meeting, all participants can turn on their microphone and camera and engage in the conversation.  By contrast, interaction is highly limited in a Live Event, and participants can only engage through a moderated Q&A field.  Microsoft recently released webinar, a third option that combines functionality from the other two.  Webinars are essentially meetings that have been scaled up to reach more participants, include a registration form, and have additional controls for audience interaction (e.g., disable attendees’ audio and video).  For a comparison of the different features and information about how to schedule a webinar, visit the Knowledge Base.