Type of meeting
Number of participants
Up to 20,000*
Participants up to 1,000 have fully interactive equal meeting capabilities
Participants over 1,000 have View-only capabilities
Up to 1,000
Increased limits with View-only capabilities coming soon
Participants up to 1,000 have fully interactive capabilities.
Audience interaction configurable
Can specify presenters
Teams Live Events
Up to 20,000*
Broadcast to large audiences
Can specify producers and presenters, also external presenters
Supports more advanced production capabilities
* The usual 10,000 is increased to 20,000 until June 2022
** The usual 10,000 is increased to 20,000 until June 2022.
Microsoft Teams is how we connect with each other at DSM when meetings in real-life are not possible.
Teams offer three types of meetings: Teams Live Events, Teams Webcast and Teams Meetings. Functionalities and services are added by Microsoft continually and we are therefore linking you Microsoft's webpages for the latest guidance.
For Teams Live Events, you may need the support of a trusted external production company. DSM maintains a list of the companies here. Assigned Suppliers | DSM Brand Center.
For many of us, Microsoft Teams has become an essential communications channel. It’s ideal for all kinds of meetings and discussions – whether one-and-one or in groups. And you can easily share content and record sessions. The biggest drawback: have we all had a little too much of Teams?
If this a stand-alone initiative, then go ahead! However, if this is part of a wider initiative, you might want to take a step back and look at the broader communications perspective. A good starting point is our 9-step approach to creating your communication plan - which includes an overview of all the internal channels and tools.