Microsoft has introduced a new feature called Town Halls to Microsoft Teams, replacing the previous Teams Live Events feature, which will be discontinued in September 2024.
Town Halls support large-scale meetings, accommodating up to 20,000 participants who can join and listen simultaneously. It also allows for up to 50 parallel events and offers a maximum live streaming duration of 30 hours.
Furthermore, several other features have been developed to support comprehensive large-scale meetings. These include the Green Room, where speakers can prepare with organizers before speaking, a Q&A system for interactive exchanges, video recording capabilities, communication to notify attendees about upcoming events via email, and a statistics and audience analysis system.
Town Halls will be available starting from October 5, 2023.
TLDR: Microsoft Teams introduces Town Halls, a new feature offering enhanced capabilities for large-scale meetings, replacing the previous Teams Live Events feature. This update allows for higher participant capacity, parallel events, extended live streaming, and additional features such as the Green Room and audience analysis. Available starting October 5, 2023.