Enable Skype Meeting Broadcast


Skype for Business Online is retiring on July 31, 2021, at which time access to the service will end. We encourage customers to begin the upgrade to Microsoft Teams, the core client for communications and teamwork in Microsoft 365.

Before the people in your organization can use Skype Meeting Broadcast, you need to enable it. To do this, you need to know how to use Windows PowerShell. If you don't know Windows PowerShell, consider hiring a Microsoft partner to do this step for you.


The Microsoft Teams admin center has replaced the Skype for Business admin center (Legacy portal). All settings for managing Skype for Business are now in the Teams admin center. You must be assigned the Azure AD admin role of Global admin or Skype for Business admin to manage Skype for Business features in the Teams admin center. To learn more, see Manage Skype for Business settings in the Microsoft Teams admin center.

Enable Skype Meeting Broadcast using the Skype for Business admin center

An icon showing the Skype for Business logo Using the Skype for Business admin center

  1. Sign in with your global admin account or Skype for Business admin account at https://portal.office.com/adminportal/home.

  2. In the admin center, go to Admin centers > Teams.

  3. In the Teams admin center, go to Legacy portal > Online meetings > Broadcast meetings, and then select Enable Skype Meeting Broadcast.

Enable Skype Meeting Broadcast using PowerShell

  1. Verify that you are running version 3.0 or higher of Windows PowerShell.

  2. To verify that you are running version 3.0 or higher: Start Menu > Windows PowerShell.

  3. Check the version by typing Get-Host in the Windows PowerShell window.

  4. If you don't have version 3.0 or higher, you need to download and install updates to Windows PowerShell. See Windows Management Framework 4.0 to download and update Windows PowerShell to version 4.0. Restart your computer when you are prompted.

  5. You will also need to install the Windows PowerShell module for Skype for Business Online that enables you to create a remote Windows PowerShell session that connects to Skype for Business Online. This module, which is supported only on 64-bit computers, can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center at Windows PowerShell Module for Skype for Business Online. Restart your computer if you are prompted.

  6. From the Start Menu, choose Windows PowerShell.

  7. In the Windows PowerShell window, connect to your Microsoft 365 or Office 365 by running:

    $Credential = get-credential
    $O365Session = New-CsOnlineSession -Credential $credential
    Import-PSSession $O365Session
  8. Confirm your current Skype Meeting Broadcast configuration by running:


    Verify that the parameter EnableBroadcastMeeting is set to False.

    Skype Meeting Broadcast Enable Organization cmdlet.

  9. Enable Skype Meeting Broadcast for your organization by running:

    Set-CsBroadcastMeetingConfiguration -EnableBroadcastMeeting $True

    You can confirm that the setting is enabled by running Get-CsBroadcastMeetingConfiguration again.

    Skype Meeting Broadcast Enable Organization Cmdlet.


    After you make the change, it may take up to an hour to take effect in the Skype Meeting Broadcast portal.

  10. Your users can now hold broadcast meetings with other users in your business. To get them started, point them to What is a Skype Meeting Broadcast?

Configure your network to broadcast meetings with external attendees

If you have a firewall, and you want to hold broadcasts with people outside of your business (who are not a federated business), you need to configure your network using these instructions: Set up your network for Skype Meeting Broadcast.

If you aren't experienced with configuring your firewall, consider hiring a Microsoft partner to do this step for you.

To skip this step and instead add another business to your federation, see Allow users to contact external Skype for Business users.

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