Enable Teams Live Events for O365 Business Premium Licenses
Please allow Office 365 Business Premium Licenses to use Teams Live Events. I was shocked to find out that E1 Licenses can use Teams Live Events but not Business Premium Licenses. If E1 Licenses can use Teams Live Events why can't Business Premium Licenses? Small Businesses of less than 300 users can definitely make use of Teams Live Events, especially for their customers and product/service announcements.
Don Wilkie commented
Come on now MSFT this is very not cool.
Carl Sudholz commented
Why would Microsoft limit this feature to Enterprise licences only?
Does Microsoft think that Small and Medium business don't run live events?
The fact that E1 has live events, but Business Standard or Business Premium licences does not, is a ridiculous.
Please fix this oversight.
Eric VanDerEems commented
Its bonkers to me that live events are not included with the Audio Conferencing add-on, or at minimum as a separate add on.
Its great that it comes with the enterprise license for those who shell out for that, but what about all of us other users? Now I have to go out and find another solution for a webinar.
Microsoft Office 365 Business Premium is my IT. Currently, its not meeting my expectations as a service provider. I would like to echo comments from many others and ask that our voices be heard and for Teams Live Events to be assessable by O365 Business Premium license holders.
Either it should be included or available as a sensible add-on. There doesn't seem to be a rational way to add this feature to business premium subscriptions.
What is the rationale behind this limitation on Business subscriptions?
It cannot be the price since E1 is cheaper than Business standard, not to mention premium.
We are an SME and being able to host Teams live events would really help us with our webinars, instead of having to use third party solutions.
Please make it available!
Quite a surprise that this is not included in Bus Premium
Microsoft please allow this for Microsoft Business Premium license. Thank you,
I was shocked too. I am a trainer in M365 en just switched to Bus Prem because of Intune. Now i cant show tis feature.
I hope they wil add it soon.
To assume that smaller companies would not have any value in Live Events is to limit such customers' potential use of O365. This undermines the apparent strategy of being the one-stop-shop for office needs.
Don't small or medium-sized companies have the right to hold live events? We make an effort to acquire licenses and live events can be an important part. Does anyone know if they are on the roadmap or has Microsoft said anything about it?
Matthias Wurz commented
we desperately need this feature to be available. this wasn't visible in the plan overview or anywere else. except hidden somewhere in the docs. I don't understand why there is this differentiation of teams licences. Would be ok to differentiate between live events of 1.000 / 10.000 / more for free and you pay to get a higher tier but not having it at all is quite strange.
What I find funny as a Business Premium subscriber, is that Microsoft have published the following docs article, indicating that a Business Premium subscriber can purchase an Advanced Communications add-on subscription, and can then utilise Live Events.
So I applied Advanced Communications add-on to my user, and guess what? No access to Live Events. Microsoft 365 support just informed me that the docs article is complete wrong....
What exactly is the point of the Advanced Communications add-on then....?
It would be great if someone from Microsoft could comment....
Manuel Vásquez commented
Our Organizations use Microsoft Teams only for Live Events and is not activate with the License Business Premium
This is unacceptable for us not to have access to Teams Live Events.
Richard D commented
Yes please. We are small size company with M365 Business Standard (Old O365 Business Premium) with lots of actual customers, so want to hold roadshow events using Teams.
Tony Buss commented
i would like to be able to create live events with my customers and partners without changing from M365 Business Premium to an E license. if you must, make a "cap" on event size for M365 BP licenses.
please, we need live events .
Peter Bull commented
I recently had to produce a one-to-many company event. I wanted moderated chat, disabled participant audio/video and recording of the event. I am very frustrated to find that I need an additional enterprise licence on top of my 200 Microsoft 365 Standard licences. And it was very hard to find that out too! I had to run a Microsoft Teams Meeting which was a poor substitute, especially when I discovered the recording had the presenter quarter screen. I could understand the producers/presenters needing a Business Premium licence, but all M365 tenants should have Live Events capability, even if you limited it to say twice the number of user licences. Maybe stop giving Teams away free and give decent feature sets to existing customers. Grrrrr.
Michael Egberts commented
I would like to be able to host Live Events using our Business premium license.
Thank you for your consideration.