How to create or modify live event policies using Teams admin center

Live events in Microsoft Teams allow organizations to host virtual meetings and events for large audiences. These events can range from webinars, product launches, and internal meetings to external events, such as conferences and presentations. To ensure a smooth and successful live event experience, it is important to have a clear set of policies in place. In this article, we will guide you through the process of creating or modifying live event policies using the Teams admin center.

Introduction to Live Events in Teams

Live events in Teams are designed to make virtual events and webinars more accessible and engaging for attendees. Teams offers a range of features and tools that help organizations host seamless virtual events, such as screen sharing, live Q&A, and real-time polls. By using Teams, organizations can ensure that their events are accessible and professional, while also providing attendees with a high-quality viewing experience.

Accessing the Teams Admin Center

The Teams admin center is the central hub for managing Teams policies, settings, and services for an organization. To access the Teams admin center, you will need to have the necessary permissions, such as global administrator or Teams service administrator. Once you have access, you can navigate to the Teams admin center by logging in to the Microsoft 365 admin center and selecting Teams from the list of services.

Creating a Live Event Policy

To create a new live event policy, follow these steps:

  1. In the Teams admin center, select Live events.
  2. Click on the “Create policy” button.
  3. Enter a name for the policy and select the type of live event you want to allow.
  4. Configure the policy settings as needed, such as screen sharing and recording options.
  5. Click on the “Save” button to create the policy.

Modifying a Live Event Policy

To modify an existing live event policy, follow these steps:

  1. In the Teams admin center, select Live events.
  2. Select the policy you want to modify.
  3. Make the necessary changes to the policy settings.
  4. Click on the “Save” button to apply the changes.

Assigning a Live Event Policy to Users

Once you have created or modified a live event policy, you can assign it to specific users within your organization. To assign a policy, follow these steps:

  1. In the Teams admin center, select Users.
  2. Select the user you want to assign the policy to.
  3. Click on the “Policies” tab.
  4. Select the live event policy you want to assign.
  5. Click on the “Save” button to apply the policy to the user.

Best Practices for Live Event Policies

When creating or modifying live event policies, it is important to keep in mind best practices to ensure a successful event experience for attendees. Here are a few best practices to keep in mind:

  • Set clear policies for recording and sharing events to protect sensitive information.
  • Encourage attendees to turn on their cameras and microphones to increase engagement.
  • Provide clear instructions for attendees on how to join the event and participate.
  • Have a backup plan in case of technical difficulties during the event.
  • Monitor the event to ensure it is running smoothly and address any issues as they arise.


In conclusion, creating or modifying live event policies using the Teams admin center is a straightforward process that can help organizations host successful virtual events.

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