M365 Changelog: (Updated) Generate unique join links for external presenters so they can easily join events

MC675281 – Updated March 11, 2024: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Organizers can set up events and effortlessly add external presenters, who will receive exclusive Teams join links. These links enable external presenters to directly enter the event, eliminating the need for organizers to manually admit them from the event lobby or modify their event role during the session. This creates a hassle-free event experience for organizers and presenters!

External Presenters are considered people outside of your organization, including guests (AAD/B2B/non-AAD), federated, unfederated, and anonymous users (non-AAD).

This feature is available for webinars only. This is not a Teams Premium feature.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 123149

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When this will happen:

Worldwide: Microsoft will begin rolling out late October and expects to complete by early November.

GCC: Microsoft will begin rolling out late November 2023 (previously late October) and expects to complete by mid-March 2024 (previously late February).

How this will affect your organization:

Microsoft suggest updating your internal documentation to include this new feature.  

The email template that external presenters will receive will look like the template below. 

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What you need to do to prepare:

This feature will appear on the webinar scheduling forms when it’s fully rolled out.