Warning: "live event" option missing
For some people, the "live event" option is missing when creating a meeting from the Teams calendar. This is because Microsoft has removed its availability from the current licence offering. IT Services is in the process of moving everyone in the University over to a new licence where the "live event" option will work, however, this will take some time to move every member of the University. If you need this service and find that you do not have the option, please contact the Service Desk using the help request form and ask to be moved across manually, with the subject line: Team live event licence.
Teams Live Events is designed to be used for large-scale information dissemination such as town hall meetings, departmental updates, broadcasting keynotes or online training at scale.
Team Live Capacity
Please be aware that there is a maximum limit of 50 Team Live events that can be run at the same time in the Nexus Tenancy. This is a temporary increase provided by Microsoft and this will revert back to the default limit of 15 concurrent Team Live events on October 1, 2020.
We would recommend that you continue to use standard Teams meeting where possible and only use Live events if the audience numbers will exceed the 300 maximum participant limits for a Team Meeting.
Scheduling a Teams live event
Please see the following Microsoft Guidance for scheduling a Teams live event. For further information on Team Live events, the event roles and who can attend a live event please see the getting started with Microsoft Teams live events guide.