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.
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.
Brianna L. commented
hi I don't know if this will help anyone but you have to actually enable teams live in your tenant. I'm a Microsoft employee. Go to your admin center oh, go to teams, go to meetings, go to live events, and change your Global policy to "Everyone" it could take up to 48 hours to provision though. Is not something that just turns on automatically. if you kind of think about it for organization that does have 300 people teams is designed to be highly customizable for enterprises and if they just turned on teams live in a company's employees just started having live events and maybe that was something that the company didn't want to allow they might get ******. I discovered that because I run a small business and went looking to turn it on however it hasn't been 24 hours yet so I'm not sure if it will turn on but it's worth a try
It would be great if the not-for-profit Office365 Teams allowed Live events. I have a couple of charities who would like to move away from Webex for their talks.
Is this a posibility?
Jane Norrey commented
Ludicrous!! Pay for a Business licence and then discover that I am unable to use it for my business? In lieu of the current global situation this should be available to all, support small businesses, at the very least!!
I will be returning to Zoom and not recommending Teams to other users, despite the fact that I work within the NHS and their employees are being encouraged to utilise Teams, I shall be informing them that is a waste of time.....please get your act together Microsoft.
Marie Armstrong commented
We often have seminars from our research scientists or guest experts (especially now as they can't present in-person). It would be much easier to run these as live events for the Q&A section at the end, and also to automatically record and upload the video to Stream. Holding these seminars as meetings is much more clunky
M Hansford commented
This makes me so angry - I have just spent a lot of time pulling my users away from Zoom and persuading them to use TEAMS and then the first time I plan to do a live event, I waste time trying to troubleshoot why I can't, only to google and discover that my Business Premium licenses don't include it ! MS you should address this urgently or lose us all to Zoom.
Radosław Maziarka commented
I tried to create a live stream today and found that there is no option to create such. What a completely strange functionality plan. I pay for Microsoft Business and need to use Zoom Webinars for a webinar.
Omer Cote commented
Why wouldn't Live event be allowed for Non-profit versions of Office 365?
Businesses with Premium Licenses are no turning to Zoom!
Emil Bergwik commented
Seriously, Microsoft get on top of this! Obviously, Business Premium licenses should at least have access to some form of Live Events! Set a cap at maximum 100 live event participants or something for BP, since small business most likely won't have to hold massive online events with thousands of viewers!
set up a customer thinking business premium is what they are after and just added stream license. didn't work as it needs to be an E license. not helpful.
Nathalie de Jongste commented
I agree! Live events in Teams should be part of Microsoft Business Premium. It just doesn't make sense that it doesn't. You are forcing us to use other platforms this way.
Yes! I have just discovered that you have different availability of features within apps and especially annoying is the live events missing from Microsoft 365 Business Premium version of teams!
Trying to purchase the correct version of your product for my situation is challenging anyway and I thought I'd finally got it right by selecting Microsoft 365 Business Premium!