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MC252704: PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for Windows

This new feature release will bring the PowerPoint Live in Teams entry point into PowerPoint for Windows. Clicking the Present in Teams button in PowerPoint will be the only step you need to take to present the deck in your Teams meeting. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 80599.

Present your slides directly from PowerPoint for Windows into a Teams meeting via PowerPoint Live in Teams.

MC252704: PowerPoint Live: Present to Teams from PowerPoint for Windows

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft 365 suite
  • Microsoft Teams

When this will happen

  • We will begin rolling this out to Standard release in mid-May and expect to complete the roll-out at the mid-November (previously end of July).
  • We will begin rolling this out to Government at the mid-November (previously end of July) and expect to complete in at the mid-December (previously end of August).

How this will affect your organization

Users can click the Present in Teams button in PowerPoint for Windows to present their slides into an ongoing Teams meeting in the PowerPoint Live mode.

There are two entry points users can choose from, one in the top right corner and the other under the Slide Show tab.


  • Have the latest Teams desktop app installed.
  • Have the latest PowerPoint for Windows installed
  • Store the presentation on OneDrive for Business or SharePoint.
  • Join a Teams meeting before clicking the Present in Teams button in PowerPoint for Windows.
  • Be using an Office 365 E3/A3, Office 365 E5/A5, or Microsoft 365 for Government license.

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.

Message ID: MC252704
Published: 27 April 2021
Updated: 17 August 2021

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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