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On 24th November 2020 we will be holding two MS Teams Live Events so you can have your say on our Corporate Plan, but you may be wondering what exactly is Microsoft Teams and how can you get involved?

What is a Microsoft Teams Live Event?

Microsoft Teams is an online platform which allows us to work together virtually. This can be from working on written documents to video meetings. A Teams Live Event is a video event where you can join as the audience and doesn’t require you to be on camera. You will be able to see the presenters on your screen, but they can’t see you.

Even off screen you can still have your say through the form of a moderated Q&A. A moderated Q&A means that the questions will be reviewed when they’re sent in. This is to make sure the same question isn’t being asked more than once and that the question is appropriate to put to our panel.

How do I join?

Before the Live Event on the 24th November you will be sent a Teams Live Event link. When you click on this link you will be given the option to join in the Microsoft Teams app, if you have it. If you don’t you can choose to join online.

You should then be able to see the Live Event window. If you join before the event has started a message will say “The live event has not yet started”. This will disappear when the event begins.

Which web browser can I use?

If watching on a web browser, you’ll need either Chrome, Firefox or Edge (Safari and Internet Explorer are not compatible).

Alternatively, you can download the Microsoft Teams app for your computer or laptop (choose ‘download for desktop’), or for your smart phone or tablet (choose ‘Download for mobile’).

How do I ask a question?

On the bottom left-hand side, you will see a text box. Here, you can write your question and press the button that looks like a paper airplane to send.

If you experience any technical difficulties when trying to join the event, please let us know at

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