We are an Office 365 client with no on-premise Skype for Business architecture. We are seeing 30 second delays with the broadcast, regardless of the bandwidth and connectivity. This is a critical limitation to any kind of interactive capability during a broadcast meeting.
Rob Feltus commented
The S4B Broadcast delay is still highly disruptive even now in 2019. MS should probably kill this service if they are not going to maintain it.
Tim Nagels commented
This will be the death of the feature if MS doesn't get this sorted.
n joh commented
This delay during presentation is moving the business backward. Movies help to clarify the present-day presentation. With this delay, playing movies during presentation is impossible.
Don Campbell commented
The 30-60 delay renders this service next to useless for longer, info-heavy presentations. I'm shocked the delay is so long! Zero real-time interaction.
Ive had to turn to the countless other non-Microsoft platforms that DON'T have this problem.
The 30-60 second delay definitely hinders the benefit of real-time interaction and engagement during a live broadcast.
Emil Glownia commented
I spend a day trying to make things work and tried to find a workaround for 30s delays so I could engage properly with the audience in real time!
Overall it would not be too bad but Pools don't pop up (probably due to the delay) and I cannot ask open ended question (neither from pools nor from Q&As), and I would prefer to keep it simple and without Yammer. Not being able to share a desktop is also a little bit shocking.
Workaround? I decided to create a page on my website with live stream, and add Q&As + Pools widgets myself. Will take me less time than trying to my skype broadcast workable.
Peter Pales commented
I am experiencing even bigger delays! When making a ppt presentation using skype broadcast the delay between slides was cca 90 seconds! When i broadcasted using google hangouts i didn't even notice a delay!
The authors should really find a way to make it faster! I like the tools implemented in skype broadcast, but this delay makes it useless
David Monk commented
It appears the delay is by design, according to this page: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Manage-a-Skype-Meeting-Broadcast-event-c7b98cbe-d168-4cf4-b87f-867707b25811
"Note: On Windows devices, including Windows Phone, you'll experience a 30-second delay between what the presenter is doing and what the attendee sees. On Mac and iOS devices, the delay will be approximately 60 seconds. This delay is due to the time it takes to convert to various codecs and distribute the media to Points of Presence servers within the Azure Content Delivery Network."
However, I agree with at least the desire to reduce this. There is no such delay when participants are connected to the broadcast meeting via the SfB client. Please do something to reduce this delay for the web participants. 30 seconds is way too long of a delay. This delay needs to be closer to 10 or less seconds.