Meeting Broadcast enables organizations to broadcast a Skype for Business
meeting on the Internet to up to 10,000 people, who can attend from a browser
on nearly any device. Meeting broadcast makes it easy to host large virtual
meetings like internal “Town Hall” style meetings and public webinars. The
service includes integration with Bing Pulse, for real-time polling and
sentiment tracking, and Yammer, to enable attendee dialogue during the broadcast.
Skype Meeting Broadcast roles
Organizer. Creates the meeting request and invites attendees. Reviews
Producer. Manages the meeting sources (live presentations, dial-in
presentations, audio, video, and PowerPoint decks), records the event, and
posts the recording to Office 365 Video.
Event team member. Participates in the meeting by
presenting live or dialing in from a remote location.
Attendee. Watches the event
anyone with the meeting link can join the meeting
attendees listed below can join the meeting
anyone from my company can join the meeting
Schedule a meeting:
Use the Skype Meeting Broadcast scheduling and management portal to schedule a
Manage an Event:
Upload PowerPoint decks, cue live feeds from Camera sources, activate feeds
and, switch sources during event. Users can have one feed providing audio and
another providing video.
Customize a meeting:
Add a Yammer feed or Bing Pulse to meeting so the audience can participate
during the event and the user can gauge their involvement and satisfaction
Large Meeting Capabilities
The Maximum audience Size is 10,000. The presenter can have the audio and video capabilities. The presenter can also present a PowerPoint show and also share the Desktop / app. Yammer, Pulse and Q & A can be used during the meeting to engage with listeners. The whole meeting can be recorded and stored on the cloud. Client side DVR controls like pause and rewind are allowed. The whole meeting can be branded. There is also a possibility of nominating somebody as a Meeting Producer.
Set up Skype Meeting Broadcast
Distribution of the media content of a broadcast
meeting utilizes Microsoft Azure's Content Delivery Network (CDN) to achieve
very high scale, supporting thousands of people watching a broadcast. The
chunked media content passing through the CDN is encrypted, and the CDN cache
has a limited lifetime. Skype Meeting Broadcast has been disabled by default
for all locations worldwide.
Customers with EU Standard Contractual clauses must
choose whether or not to opt into the service after reviewing the information
in Microsoft’s communication to them. In
the regions not affected by the EU Standard Contractual Clauses, the IT Admin
can manually activate the Skype Meeting Broadcast feature.
To setup …
Skype Meeting Broadcast for your organization: The O365 / Skype for Business Admin has to enable Skype Meeting Broadcast for the organization.
external access and setting up allowed domains: The Admin can use either Skype for Business admin center or the Office 365
admin center to enable external access and allow access.
The Skype Meeting Broadcast
portal can be found at portal.broadcast.skype.com.