M365 Changelog: PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint Web App

MC247656 – Updated August 17, 2021: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This new PowerPoint for the web feature release will provide access to PowerPoint Live in Teams and with just one click, will make it easier for presenters to present their presentations from PowerPoint directly to their remote meeting audience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80600.

When this will happen

Microsoft will begin rolling this out in early May and complete rollout by mid-November (previously end of July).

How this will affect your organization

While in a Teams meeting, users will be able to present their slide presentations with one click of the Present in Teams button in PowerPoint for the web to the remote audience in Teams in PowerPoint Live mode.

There are two access points users can choose from. One is in the top right corner and the other is under the Slide Show tab.

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  • Install Teams Desktop app
  • Files must be stored on SharePoint or OneDrive for Business
  • Presenter must join a meeting or a call before clicking the Present in Teams button in PowerPoint

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.