Live events in Yammer

To bring the members of a community together centered around an event, Yammer group admins can host a live video event including Yammer conversations before, during, and after the event. Live events can be held in a public group to reach all employees or in a private group so that only those with membership in the group can participate.

This article lists the Yammer network requirements, licenses, and permissions for organizing and participating in live events.

Types of live events

To understand how Yammer, Stream, and Teams work together in live events, see Overview of live events. Live events can be created and viewed in Yammer, Stream, or Teams. This article explains the requirements for creating and viewing a live event in Yammer.

There are two ways live events in Yammer can be produced. The requirements depend on which video production methods you intend to use in your organization.

  • Use an external encoder to produce your live event:

  • This type of event is typically used for large scale events such as executive town halls, where a single stream from a media mixer is broadcasted to the audience.

    • This type of event uses Stream to encode the broadcast stream.
    • You need to use an an external encoder to produce the event.
    • Attendees can view the event in Yammer.
    • The Yammer Live Event feed can be viewed in Yammer, Streams, and Teams.
  • Use Teams to produce your live event:

    This is used for simple events when all you need are the audio and video devices connected to the presenter's computer, or when you're inviting a remote presenter for the event.

    • This type of event uses Teams to encode the broadcast stream.
    • Use Teams to share content from the presenters webcab and screen.
    • The Yammer Live Event feed can be viewed in Yammer, Streams, and Teams.
    • Attendees can view this event in Teams only.

Yammer network and group requirements

Requirements for live event attendees

  • Everyone who attends a Yammer live event must have an Office 365 subscription that includes a license for Yammer (Office 365 A3, A5, F1, E1, E3, or E5).

  • Everyone with a Yammer license can attend live events in public groups.

  • For live events in private groups, attendees must be members of the private group in which the live event is hosted.

  • For attending a live event in Teams, a Teams license is required. For attending a live event in Yammer, a Yammer license is required.

Permissions for scheduling, creating, and producing live events in Yammer

Yammer has partnered with Teams and Stream to provide the best technology for running your live event. Because of this, creation and production of live events require Stream and/or Teams licenses and specific permissions. These permissions are not controlled in Yammer settings. The requirements depend on the production methods you plan to use.

  • Scheduling:

    • A Teams license is required to schedule a Yammer live event.

    • Only Yammer group admins can create and schedule a live event.

  • Producing:

    • Events produced using an external app or device: For external app or device events, the person who presents or produces the event must have a Stream license and permission to create live events. By default, only Microsoft Stream administrators have permission to create live events. Use the Stream admin settings to give permission to specific users. For steps to grant or remove permissions in Stream, see Administration controls for live events in Stream.

    • Events produced using Teams: The person who presents or produces the event must have a Teams license and specific policies set in Teams. For requirements, see Who can create and schedule live events in Teams. For steps to set policies, see Set up live events policies.

Restrict creation of live events in Yammer

You can prevent creation of live events produced in teams, live events produced with other tools, or both.

  • To prevent creation of live events produced in Teams, remove permissions in Teams for live event scheduling. If a user does not have a license or permission to create a live event in Teams, when they create a live event in Yammer, the produce in Teams option is unavailable.

  • To prevent external production for live events, don't give Stream permissions to any users. If a user does not have a license or permission to create a live event in Stream, when they try to create a live event in Yammer, the external production option is are unavailable.

  • To prevent both types of live events, make sure Yammer users do not have permission to create live events in Teams and in Stream.

FAQ

Q: How many participants can view a live event at once?

A. Currently the limit is 10,000 participants.

Q: What media player is used for live events?

Events produced using Teams use the Azure Media Player.

Events produced using an external app or device use the Stream player.

Both work on desktop, web, and mobile devices (iOS and Android).

Q: How can I make it easy for my event organizers to get help?

In Office 365, you can customize the help pane that comes up when users click the Help icon to add contact information for your local support staff. For more information, see Add customized help desk info to the Office 365 help pane.

See also

Organize a live event in Yammer

Microsoft Teams live event overview

Microsoft Stream live event overview

Get help producing a live event