Microsoft Teams Update - Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendees

Microsoft Teams: Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendees

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As per the Microsoft initial update dated 31st August 2020(latest update on 29th September 2020), the Microsoft teams meeting will support for 20,000 attendees which are really a piece of awesome news for the user, as more number of people have been working from home over the last many months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in this period – Microsoft team has been one of the most trusted communication channels, so, gradually, the demand of Microsoft Teams has been increasing.  At present, this feature is under development which is planned to release in October-November 2020, we will learn more about this feature in this article.

Key-highlights – what will you learn from this article?

  • The key points of “Microsoft Teams – Overflow meetings” feature status
  • Microsoft Update Number & Details
  • How will the “Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendees” feature affect your organization?
  • What will be the impact on view-only attendees with this update?
  • What will be the impact on meeting organizers with this update?
  • What should we need to prepare for this update?
  • When will this (Microsoft Teams – Overflow meetings update) be rolled-out?
  • With this update – what is the real benefit will we get as a user?

The key points of “Microsoft Teams – Overflow meetings” feature status

When attendees exceed the meeting attendee limit, the meeting will scale to accommodate up to 20,000 in an experience where they can watch.

Feature ID: 65952
Added to Roadmap: 7/8/2020
Last Modified: 9/29/2020
Tags: Worldwide (Standard Multi-Tenant), Windows Desktop, Microsoft Teams, General Availability

Microsoft Update Number & Details

MC221223, Stay Informed, Published date: Aug 31, 2020
Admin impact, New feature, User impact

Updated September 29, 2020: To ensure the best possible experience for our users, we are delaying some of our deployments to reduce the amount of change flowing into the services. Please see the updated roll-out timeline below

Teams will soon support up to 20,000 meeting attendees as view-only participants for tenants with the Advanced Communications add-on.

How will the “Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendees” feature affect your organization?

Currently, Teams meetings are limited to 300 users. If someone tries to join a meeting after it reaches capacity, they are unable to do so.

If you choose to purchase the Advanced Communications add-on, users who are assigned an Advanced Communications license will be able to host a meeting with up to 20,000 people as view-only attendees after a meeting has reached capacity.

  • The inclusion of view-only attendees will not impact the normal interaction available between regular attendees who joined before the meeting reached capacity.
  • Once the maximum Advanced Communications limit is reached, no additional view-only attendees will be able to join.

What will be the impact on view-only attendees with this update?

View-only attendees can use Teams in the browser or a Teams desktop app (Windows or Mac). We expect to support Teams mobile apps in mid-October; we will communicate that support via a new Message center post.

  • View-only attendees do not need the Advanced Communication plan to join the meeting in a view-only capacity. However, they do need permission to bypass the Lobby based on set Lobby Policies or Options.
  • View-only attendees will follow all lobby and security policy mechanisms.
  • View-only attendees will do so with limited access to capabilities. For example, view-only attendees will be able to listen to all audio and view a screen or window shared during the meeting. However, they will be unable to share audio or video, and they will be unable to see chat or other applications that are shared during the meeting.

What will be the impact on meeting organizers with this update?

Meeting organizers will not be able to see view-only participants in attendee counts or reports; this feature does not support the e-discovery of data. Organizers cannot remove view-only attendees from a meeting.

What should we need to prepare for this update?

If you have purchased the Advanced Communications add-on, this feature will be ON by default for users who have been assigned a license for the Advanced Communications plan. You may use PowerShell to disable this feature for your entire tenant while you prepare to assign the licenses.

Note:

The view-only attendance feature is provided using the Teams Live Events streaming services.

 

When will this (Microsoft Teams – Overflow meetings update) be rolled-out?

This feature will begin rolling out at the end of October and expect to be complete by the end of November (previously the end of September).

With this update – what is the real benefit will we get as a user?

As a Microsoft Team user, I could see a huge benefit in terms of handling the large audiences – for example, at present Microsoft Team can handle only 300 users, however, if you have larger audiences like teaching in universities, colleges or addressing to a large number of corporate audiences, then with the present capacity of Microsoft Teams, we cannot handle it – then we move to Microsoft Team live event from the meeting, where we see a lack in the communication as it is being one-sided communication – in the live team event, user can raise their questions thru the chats which get addressed by the speaker. Now, with this great upgrade, we can handle more than 300 (maximum 20,000) people in the Microsoft Team meeting itself where we can handle two-way live communication.

Summary:

Thus, in this article, we have learned when “Microsoft Teams – Overflow meetings update” will happen across the tenant with the Microsoft Update details, and as a user what we should prepare for these changes. And, also we have learned what will be a direct benefit to the corporate users with this upgrade – in short, we can summarize this article as below:

  • The key points of “Microsoft Teams – Overflow meetings” feature status
  • Microsoft Update Number & Details
  • How will the “Teams Meeting support for 20,000 attendees” feature affect your organization?
  • What will be the impact on view-only attendees with this update?
  • What will be the impact on meeting organizers with this update?
  • What should we need to prepare for this update?
  • When will this (Microsoft Teams – Overflow meetings update) be rolled-out?
  • With this update – what is the real benefit will we get as a user?

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