In today’s hybrid work landscape, organizations are constantly seeking ways to enhance their communication strategies and engage their audiences effectively. To support this goal, Microsoft has announced the release of Town hall, a new live event experience that will replace Teams Live Events. Town hall will be generally available starting October 5th, 2023. 

We are thrilled to announce a significant update from Kollective Technology, one that underscores our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions in the world of enterprise communications and collaboration. In line with Microsoft’s recent announcement, we are excited to share our perspective on the new Microsoft Town Hall offering and how Kollective will be supporting it as a third-party Enterprise Content Delivery Network (ECDN). 

Microsoft Teams has become an integral tool in how organizations connect and collaborate in the modern workplace. With the recent introduction of Town hall in, enterprises are witnessing yet another leap forward in enhancing the capabilities of this platform and extending its reach. 

The Power of Microsoft Town hall

Microsoft Town hall is designed to provide organizations with a seamless and engaging way to host large, interactive, one-to-many events that enable leaders to communicate with their teams on a grand scale. The release will not only simplify the process of hosting live events but also elevate the overall experience for both hosts and attendees. 

New feature highlights of Town hall include: 

  • Attendee capacity 
  • Simultaneous event hosting 
  • Event duration 
  • ECDN support
  • Virtual green rooms 
  • Attendee view management 
  • Participant controls 
  • Structured Q&A 
  • And more: View the full list  

Kollective Technology as a 3rd Party ECDN

As part of our dedication to supporting Microsoft Teams and its Town hall release, Kollective Technology is proud to announce its role as a third-party Enterprise Content Delivery Network (ECDN) provider for Town hall. ECDNs are essential in ensuring that live events and large-scale broadcasts within organizations run smoothly and efficiently. 

Kollective is geared towards optimizing the delivery of video content, enabling large, dispersed audiences to view live events without straining network resources or compromising the quality of the stream. Additionally, Kollective’s integration with Town hall equips organizations with the ability to observe real-time viewer and network insights, analyze collaboration trends and leverage intelligent telemetry that continuously improves network performance. 

Teams Live Events will be retired on September 30, 2024, providing customers with a twelve-month period to transition off Teams Live Events. Kollective will continue to support ECDN integrations with Teams Live Events during the End-of-Life phase as Microsoft maintains compatibility. As a current Microsoft partner, Kollective is readily available to assist organizations as they begin using Town hall while migrating off Teams Live Events. 

Kollective is enabled for all your Teams Live Event and Town hall needs. Contact us for guidance on which Town hall offering best suits your enterprise. 

Key Benefits of Kollective’s ECDN Support

  1. Scalability:

Kollective’s ECDN solution can seamlessly scale to accommodate thousands of viewers simultaneously, making it ideal for organizations of all sizes. 

  1. Network Optimization:

Our technology minimizes the impact of video streaming on your network, ensuring that critical business applications continue to run smoothly. 

  1. Improved Quality:

With Kollective’s ECDN, you can expect enhanced video quality and reduced buffering, resulting in a more enjoyable viewing experience for your employees. 

  1. Analytics and Insights:

Gain valuable insights into your network performance and audience engagement through our comprehensive analytics tools. 

A Collaborative Future

The integration of Kollective Technology as a third-party ECDN for Microsoft Town Hall is a significant step forward in fostering collaboration and communication within organizations. By ensuring that large-scale live events are delivered seamlessly and efficiently, we are contributing to the success of hybrid and remote work strategies. 

At Kollective Technology, we are excited about this partnership with Microsoft and look forward to supporting organizations in their journey towards enhanced collaboration and communication. As the workplace continues to evolve, we are committed to providing innovative solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the digital age. Stay tuned for more updates on Town hall and live event technology as we continue to innovate and empower businesses in the world of enterprise communications and collaboration.