Note: The information in this topic applies to the public preview release of live events supported by Yammer, Teams, and Stream.

You can create, produce, and host live events for people in your Yammer network, with built-in discussions that can be used before, during, and after the event. You can choose to keep the event online after it's over, so that participants who can’t make it at the scheduled time can still view the video and comment in the discussions.

This article instructs you to create a live event and produce it in OBS Dashboard.

Step

Purpose

When a group admin creates the event in a Yammer group, they are taken to Teams to complete this step. Scheduling the event through Teams creates an event in Yammer.

Let everyone know about the live event. You can get the link to the event page from Yammer, or from Teams in event details, under Get link.

This step includes starting the event, videoing the presenter, moderating the discussion, and ending the event.

Continue to moderate the Yammer discussion.

Who can create live events in Yammer?

You need to meet the following requirements. Your IT admin can provide more information.

  • You must be a group admin in the Yammer group in which you create the live event.
  • You can't be a guest user on the Yammer network.
  • You must have an Office 365 subscription that includes Yammer, Teams, and Stream (Office 365
    Enterprise E3, E5).
  • Your organization must have enabled Teams and Stream for you to create the event. To check if Teams is enabled, click the Office 365 app launcher and see if there is a Teams icon.

Which groups can have live events?

You can host a live event in any Office 365 connected group.

If you are creating an event that is open to all employees, use a public group so that any group members or non-members can view and participate. If you want to restrict who can join and participate in the event, use a private group, and then only those with membership in the Yammer group can participate in the event.

Further requirements to create “external encoder” events

  • To create “external encoder” events, you need to have permission to create live events in Microsoft Stream.

Step 1: Create your live event in Yammer

  1. In Yammer, go to the group in which you want to host the event.
  2. In the group, under Group Actions, click Create a Live Event.

    Note: If you cannot see the Create a Live Event link, that means your account or the group does not satisfy the requirements. Please contact your IT admin for help.
  3. This opens Teams to a details page for the live event.

    You are automatically made a producer of the event in Teams.
    Fill in the title, dates, start and end times, and details for the event.
    In the Invite people to your event group box, add the names of your event group – the people who will be producing, presenting, and moderating the event.
    Click Next.
  4. Under Live event production type, choose External encoder.

    Click Schedule.
  5. The last view shows the summary of the event.

    Note: After you close it, you can re-open it in Teams.

Step 2: Publicize the event

  1. Click Get attendee link on the event summary page.


    Then click one of the links on the dropdown menu.
  2. There are many methods to let people know about the live event. Use multiple ways to promote the event so that you match the working styles of everyone who you're trying to reach.
    • For public groups, post an announcement in the group with a link to the event page. For wider reach, you can also post an announcement in the All Company group.
    • For private groups, post an announcement in the group with a link to the event page.
    • Send an email with the link.
    • Send a meeting invite containing the link.

Step 3: Produce the event in OBS Dashboard

  1. On the event summary page, click Join.

    Note: The Teams calendar only goes 15 days into the future. You can also join the event by selecting it from your Outlook calendar and clicking Join live event.
  2. Copy the value Server Ingest URL. It will be used to configure OBS.

    Click Start setup.
    Note: Setup might take some time to complete.
  3. Wait until the event is ready to connect.
  4. Open OBS Studio.
  5. Click Settings, then click Stream.

    Paste the Server Ingest URL to the URL input box
    Input a Stream key: 123456
    Click OK.
  6. Add scenes and sources, then click Start Streaming.
  7. Go back to Teams, wait until the event is ready to go live.

    Click Start event.
  8. Click Chat in the right panel to talk to other producers or presenters.

    When the event is over, click End event.

Step 4: Follow up after the event

The Yammer conversation remains open after the event for follow-up questions and comments.