Present in live event from web browser
We frequently produce webinars with outside presenters. While guest presenters are not supported in Teams, we can work around this by adding guest presenters to a special O365 group. However, we cannot assume that these guest presenters have the Teams desktop app, or even have the capability to install it (because this may depend on their IT support and policies). Presenters need to be able to access the meeting AS presenters from the web browser before we are able to use the Live Events feature at all.
Being able to have extrenal presenters is critical and we cannot guarentee that they will have the Teams App, so we need the facilty to preseny via a browser
Recently had problems presenting at an event because of this restriction - I can use it in the browser but can't install the app on my work laptop. This is especially relevant now given that so many events are temporarily or possibly permanently moving to online first.
Neil Milliken commented
Frequently people outside of my organisation require to participate from the browser.
This is required so our executives continue to use Microsoft Live Events instead of Zoom or WebEX for Town Hall events when an external presenter is going to present using a MAC or some other browser.
Augustus Ruby commented
We have a similar issues at UT Arlington, we have many users trying to move to Microsoft, but with issues like this they are regularly falling back to other webinar/meeting tools.
Philippe Jeanjean commented
We wanted to have an external speaker (a client) present some slides during one of our weekly meetings, and we had to go back to using Zoom as the client was not part of the company. Why can't a speaker external to the organization be allowed to join as a presenter?
I Fully agree with this requirement. Not everyone uses Teams and many companies restrict the ability to install such applications. We often have external partners and suppliers presenting at our webinars and have to look to alternative solutions to get around this.