The following question arose at a recent Office 365 administration course: “If we enable Skype meeting broadcast for our organization, can we restrict who can create new broadcast meetings?” Skype meeting broadcast is a new feature that enables your organization to move past the scale limits of regular Skype for Business Online meetings, potentially broadcasting a meeting to 10,000 attendees. You’ll find the Skype meeting broadcast portal here. The new feature is inactive until you choose to enable it. By default, once the feature is enabled, anyone in your organization with a Skype for Business Online license can create Skype meeting broadcasts, unless you choose to restrict who can create them. The first step is to install the “Skype for Business Online, Windows PowerShell Module” – from here. Then, connect to Skype for Business Online using PowerShell – using these instructions. When using the above instructions, use the OverrideAdminDomain parameter with New-CsOnlineSession to specify the original default domain for your subscription – this is the first domain that was created when you signed up for the Office 365 tenancy (it likely ends with: onmicrosoft.com). This is the type of command to use: $session = New-CsOnlineSession –Credential $cred –OverrideAdminDomain “mydefaultdomainname.onmicrosoft.com” Once connected to Skype for Business Online, run the following PowerShell command, with no parameters specified to see which features are enabled. The default setting for each feature is listed here. Get-CsBroadcastMeetingConfiguration The related command, Set-CsBroadcastMeetingConfiguration, allows you to manage the broadcast meeting functionality at the tenant level. In addition, broadcast meeting policies can be used to control permissions at the user level. Running the following command (with no parameters) will return a list of the available policies you can apply to a user. The list is pre-configured by Microsoft and cannot be changed or added to: Get-CsBroadcastMeetingPolicy Let’s look at a specific policy from that list: BroadcastMeetingPolicyDisabled. Here are its properties: Identity : Tag:BroadcastMeetingPolicyDisabled AllowBroadcastMeeting : False AllowOpenBroadcastMeeting : False AllowBroadcastMeetingRecording : False AllowAnonymousBroadcastMeeting : False BroadcastMeetingRecordingEnforced : False To prevent the user, Employee1@example.com, from using Skype Meeting broadcast, you would run: Grant-CsBroadcastMeetingPolicy -Identity Employee1@example.com -PolicyName BroadcastMeetingPolicyDisabled Skype meeting broadcast is relatively new, and its features or options may change over time. So, do keep an eye on our blog for further updates!