Live event recording policies in Microsoft Teams

You have several options for recording a Microsoft Teams live event. The recording options are set using recording policies. This article describes the various settings.

The recording options are set using the PowerShell command Set-CsTeamsMeetingBroadcastPolicy.

Scheduling and option behaviors

There are two organizer options while scheduling a live event recording:

  • Recording available for producers and presenters

    • Recording file: Provides a recording file that producers and presenters can download after the event is over.
  • Recording available for attendees

    • DVR: A digital video recorder (DVR) allows attendees to rewind and pause during the event

    • VOD: A video on demand (VOD) allows attendees to watch after the event is over

Broadcast recording policy setting

As part of the broadcast policy, there's a setting that you can toggle to turn recording on or off for a live event.

Recording available for producers and presenters Recording available for attendees
Always record Disabled and selected Enabled and selected
Organizer can record or not Enabled and selected by default Enabled and selected by default
Never record Disabled and not selected Disabled and not selected

Storage and persistence behavior

Option State DVR VOD Recording
Recording available for attendees Selected DVR is available and the Azure Media Services (AMS) asset is stored for 180 days Attendee can access and watch the event
Not Selected DVR is available and the AMS asset is stored for 180 days Attendee won't get access into the event after it's over
Disabled (Not selected) DVR is available and the AMS asset is deleted after the event Attendee won't get access into the event after it's over
Recording available to producers and presenters Selected An MP4 is created and stored
Not Selected No file is created