Non-365 Guest Presenter in Team Live Event Meeting
I don't really understand Microsoft to block Non-365 Guest Presenter in Team Live Event Meeting. Because of this strange decision we have to stick with Webex or Zoom...
You can do this by inviting the guest user's email address to a Team (which creates a guest account in Azure AD in the background), then inviting the guest user to the live event.
However, it's really easy to get this wrong on accident. There's another request to streamline the process and enable guest presenters simply by inviting their email address right from the Live Event details.
And here is the current documentation for guest presenters in Live Events:
While this user voice may have partially fulfilled what we need - https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/36613579-guest-presenter-in-team-live-event-meeting
- some organizations don't allow guest access to Teams. We need a solution to add guest presenters similar to how it was done with Skype Meeting Broadcast. No prerequisite. I send the guest the core meeting link, they join via lobby, I admit them and off we go.
Mario Longhi commented
I worry that MS thinks that this has already been deployed with their "Guests can Present" change, but that's not what's being asked here.
This is a fundamental functionality in the Live Events. It shouldn't be that hard.
Unfortunately we have to evaluate other solutions.
As a teacher on a University that uses Teams, is very important the ability to invite outside Researchers and Professionals to participate in LIve Events. It's rude and annoying to "invite" and demand the use of Teams app. Even worse is to make it impossible to this "guest" not to enter the Live Event as a presenter if there is no 365/Teams account.
Sometimes the presenter just need their camera on... This is very disappointing. Hope you can solve this. Specially in this COVID world...
I can even understand that the "producer" have to be using the app... But the guest...
Chris Thomas commented
As the president of a user group, we will be evaluating hosting platforms soon. As a Microsoft-based user group it would make sense to lean in and purchase a tenant for ourselves and use Teams Live Event ... but if we cannot have remote presenters without licensing them ... then it lessens the appeal to me and we'll have to lean toward WebEx. Don't make Donna sad too! :-(
Nathan Ziehnert commented
As the president of a user group focused heavily on Microsoft technologies, it saddens me that this isn't available. We would like to invite guest presenters from organizations which may not have enterprise or education licensing, but right now have to resort to other platforms and software to handle these presentations.
Donna Ryan commented
Please don't make us use WebEx. :(
I find it hard to believe that this isn't possible. We are a top university who invite speakers from all over the world and collaborate with other educational and scientific establishments - it doesn't make sense that Microsoft would restrict this. Or am I missing something??
This is a major concern for us. We would like to use Teams to host live regularly scheduled public discussions with guests from outside our institution but we are unable to do so unless the guest happens to already have some sort of O365 account. It's definitely a barrier that will force us to look for other solutions (Zoom, Skype, etc). Please consider opening up live events so you can send invites to external guests just like you would with a regular Teams meeting.
Dave Moore commented
If you want a guest to be a presenter in a LIVE event, that guest will need to have an E1, E3, E5 before they'll be able to join and present. That important information is nowhere on Microsoft's documentation. I wonder if the product team even knows about the problem. How does the product leave the door configured that way?
You must allow all federated or guest users to be presenters. It doesn't matter if they have an AAD user account or a MSA account, or an E* license, or O365 Essentials, or Teams (free) license.
This will only result in us adopting another product.
Dave Moore commented
Here's where they lie about the feature's availability.