Microsoft extends temporary limit increases for Teams live events until June 2021

Rabia Noureen

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Earlier this year, Microsoft announced it has temporarily increased the standard attendee limit for live events hosted with Teams, Yammer, or Stream. This week, the company has announced via Microsoft 365 Admin center that it’s extending the temporary limit increase for Microsoft 365 live events until June 30, 2021.

In recent months, Microsoft 365 live events have been put in the limelight as people can no longer gather for in-person events. In order to meet the growing needs of its service, the company has reviewed and extended this limit several times.

To help better support customers’ needs, live events run through Teams, Stream, and Yammer will continue to support up to 20,000 attendees, 50 events per tenant, and a 16-hour duration. The organizers can also take advantage of the live events assistance program to host a live event for up to 100,000 attendees.

Microsoft specifies that event hosts will need an Advanced Communications license to host events for more than 10,000 participants and durations longer than 4 hours after June 30, 2021. If you’re interested in having permanent access to increased limits, be sure to check out the Microsoft Teams support article for details.