M365 Changelog: Virtual Events – Green Room License

MC688639 – There are two new updates to the current Green Room feature experience.

  1. Green Room will be available on Office/Microsoft 365 Enterprise E1/E3/E5/ and Education A1/A3/A5 licenses. It will no longer need a Teams Premium license to be used in your organization’s meetings, webinars, and town halls.
  2. Green Room will be turned on by default for Teams webinars. When a webinar is joined, organizers and presenters will join the webinar in the Green Room and attendees will wait in the Waiting Room until the event starts.

When will this happen:

This feature is currently available.

How this will affect your organization:

If your organization does not have Teams Premium licenses but has an Office/Microsoft 365 Enterprise E1/E3/E5/ or Education A1/A3/A5 license, then Green Room will be available to use. 

Additionally, all webinars will be started in Green Room with organizers and presenters. You can turn this off for your specific event in Meeting Options. 

What you need to do to prepare:

Verify the Office/Microsoft 365 license that is available to your organization.