Allow multiple video/camera feeds at same time in Live events
With everyone moving to remote these days, it's important for our executive team to provide the same sort of all-staff meeting experience. We currently use 3rd-party tools and want to use Teams, but the Q&A is a cumbersome experience AND our executive cannot each individually show their camera at the same time live as they are answering the questions that come in through the Q&A.
This seems like a gimme sort of feature, but I can't find it anywhere.
Dan Eriksson commented
A must in these Corona-times. Having a debate or Q&A with two persons remote from their home is far from OK today. Having a 2x1 and potentially 2x2 would add a lot of flexibility and value.
Prince M commented
The whole world is waiting for this feature for too long and what is Microsoft doing but it?
Ray M commented
I am very surprised that this needed feature is not available as it it is in the App. We need to see all students to confirm attendance. This is very important.
Had this same request come through from a customer doing a live event, they wanted to stream two speakers in a debate / QnA format side by side and also wanted an interpreter feed in a side by side view of the speaker.
Given the number of votes, I'm surprised this isn't already available. Is the Teams team working on this?
I added something similar into the Accessibility feed - this is a much needed feature for colleagues who need a BSL interpreter for meetings. I am also interested in the 'work around' mentioned and welcome further information.
David Carswell commented
Our Executive Team have been asking for this feature - especially for Q&A sessions in Company-wide Events. This would make the Live Event experience mirror a an actual in-person meeting...
I am curious about the "work-a-round" mentioned. Using MS Teams in the MS Live event. Would like more information.
Mohd Shadab commented
Indeed Fully agree ! , While managing teams Live production environment, Multiple speakers on Teams production screen is very much needed as considering virtualization & huge movements of virtual events on teams. it will reduce time, cost, and other limitations from external vendors and improve stability .
Hassan Yassin commented
This feature is indeed needed for Live events producers and will bring Event production complexity to minimal since panel discussions are on high demand specially during these times! and with ability to directly bring multiple speakers on screen from Teams live production without using 3rd party tools will save a lot of time and cost , i think this should be in high priority.
Our executive team has been asking for this feature.. We're being forced to recommend other platforms that allow for this. Pretty please implement this feature!
Our current workaround is to feed a MS Teams Meeting's to an MS Teams Live Event.
Convoluted? Absolutely. Works? Yup.
We ahve the request from differents seniors managers that it's a total necessary feature to allow us to make round table events, or interview events. They are considering to use another platform that have this feature, we think is so important for Live events to offer it.
Richard Browne commented
Based on a quick search through the forum, this feature request has 3,175 votes in different threads (granted, 5 of those are me up-voting the different threads).
Because of the lack of this feature, I'm having to recommend Zoom webinar increasingly as our institution gets the confidence to take on more virtual events.
In an event with an interviewer/interviewee it'd be ideal to have a "two shot" split screen view, and/or select which panelists to be visible on a split screen so attendees can see them all at once during a panel discussion. Thank you.
Our organisation is using Live event for lots of Events but we need this feature. I dont want to buy a zoom license...
Matthew Mammola commented
having more layouts is essential.
this is so needed. Hopefully microsoft pick up on this
Needed for panel discussions where multiple people are discussing or co-hosting a topic.
At the moment, I am pushing our Execs to use Zoom instead of Teams Live for exactly this problem. Luckily, my company has access to both systems.
Very disappointed in Microsoft for dropping the ball on this.