Microsoft Teams to add a Restart option for Live Events

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Microsoft is planning to add support for restarting Live Events in Teams. The feature was recently added to Microsoft 365 roadmap and will be available for both desktop and web clients.

Currently, producers can’t stop and restart the Live Event later, and they need to schedule a new event for attendees. With the new feature, producers or presenters will see an option to restart their Live Event after encountering a problem or accidentally ending it. As noted on the Microsoft 365 roadmap, the capability is expected to roll out in June this year.

Along with it, Microsoft is also adding the ability to opt-out of the multi-window producer experience for Live Events. The software giant announced multi-window support for managing Teams Live Events last month. However, it does not provide access to the Call Health Panel for now, and this issue could prove particularly frustrating for some users.

The company is recommending Office 365 admins to revert their tenants to the single view experience until the Call Health Panel is available in the end of June. “If you wish to continue with the current Multi-Window Producer experience there is nothing you need to do. If you would like to opt-out, please send mail to [email protected] with your tenant ID,” the company announced in a message on the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.

Microsoft Teams continues to thrive in this new hybrid workplace era. The firm has recently rolled out many new features, including a new Calling experience and support for interactive webinars for up to 1,000 attendees. The app has also introduced an option to share content directly from a mobile screen to Teams Rooms devices.