Everything you Need to Know Before Attending a Live Event in Teams

As an attendee of a live event in Teams, you can watch live events and participate in the moderated Q&A. You can't share audio or video.

VIA's webinars are all hosted through Microsoft Teams Live Events.

By Suzanne Whetton


Watch below for an overview of attending a live event in Microsoft Teams.

Attend a Live Event in. Teams

Before attending a live event

  • Make sure your browser allows third-party cookies.
  • Ensure your browser supports Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Azure Media Player.

Join the live event

Click the live event link, to join the event.

For the VIA webinars, you will have received a confirmation email after registering as well as countdown emails, which all contain links to join the live event.

VIA Webinar Example

All VIA webinars are open to the public:

  • If you're already signed in to Teams, you'll join as an authenticated user.
  • If you're not signed into Teams, you'll join anonymously on the web.
  • If you're attending the live event on the web, use a media-source extension(MSE)-enabled web browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. Safari is not currently supported.

Please note:

  • If you open the event from Teams, you'll join the event in Teams.
  • If you open the event from Outlook, you can join from the web or open the event in Teams.
  • If the live event hasn't started, you'll see the message "The live event has not yet started."

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Watch the live event later

Once the live event is over, VIA will make the recording available on our YouTube channel. If you registered for a webinar, whether you attended or not, you will receive a link to watch the webinar back.

VIA Webinar on YouTube

If you are registered on a VIA live webinar, experiencing issues joining and have read the above article, please call VIA support on +44 333 344 2464.

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