Microsoft Teams Premium is generally available - What is in it for you?
Microsoft Teams has transformed the way we work and communicate, and now its premium version is finally available to the public. This latest update promises to take meetings to the next level with the integration of AI technologies, including OpenAI’s GPT 3.5 model.
The new Microsoft Teams Premium offers advanced meeting capabilities, such as natural language processing and the ability to automatically capture key takeaways and action items. This saves time and reduces the administrative burden for meeting participants.
Gone are the days when organizations had to purchase expensive add-on products for webinars, virtual appointments, and meeting intelligence. With Teams Premium, these advanced features are now available at an affordable price of just $10 per user per month. This makes it easier than ever to #DoMoreWithLess.
So what do you get for this USD10 per user?
According to Microsoft it contains the following items
- More personalized and intelligent meetings and webinars.
- Enhanced protection for meetings.
- Advanced management and reporting capabilities for IT.
- Advanced Virtual Appointments.
In the following chapters you will find a listing of the Teams Premium features.
|Customize meeting templates for your organization|
|Add organization branding to meeting lobbies|
|Customize meeting backgrounds for your organization|
|Customize Together mode scenes for your organization|
|Read live translated captions during meetings|
|Translate post-meeting transcriptions (coming soon)|
|Turn on eCDN for Live Events|
|Set up a green room for webinar presenters|
|Manage attendees’ view|
|Send reminder emails to registrants|
|Create a webinar wait list|
|Manually approve registrants|
|Limit the day and time when people can register|
|Allow registered users to bypass the lobby|
|Use RTMP-In for Webinars (coming soon)|
|Add watermarks to meetings|
|End-to-end encryption for meetings with up to 50 attendees|
|Control who can record|
|Prevent copy/paste in meeting chats|
|Assign Microsoft Purview Information Protection sensitivity labels for meetings (requires E5 license)|
|Custom user policy packages|
|Turn on advanced meeting monitoring and alerting|
|Navigate meeting recordings with autogenerated chapters (coming soon)|
|View time markers in meeting recordings when you joined or left a meeting (coming soon)|
|Search meeting transcripts with speaker suggestions (coming soon)|
|View and act on autogenerated tasks from meetings (coming soon)|
|View when you were @mentioned|
|Customize the lobby waiting room with themes and logos|
|Send SMS notifications|
|Chat back and forth with attendees in the lobby waiting room (coming soon)|
|Organizational and departmental analytics|
|View and manage scheduled appointments in the queue|
|View and manage on-demand appointments in the queue|
|Send post-appointment follow-ups (coming soon)|
What will disapear from the normal Teams license?
Unfortunately, there are also some features that are going to disappear from the normal Microsoft Teams license. However, there is a grace period of 30 or 60 days, which you can find in the table below.
|Live translated captions||60-day grace period after Teams Premium GA|
|Timeline markers in Teams meeting recordings for when a user left or joined meetings||60-day grace period after Teams Premium GA|
|Custom organization Together mode scenes||30-day grace period after Teams Premium GA|
|Virtual Appointments: SMS notifications||30-day grace period after Teams Premium GA|
|Virtual Appointments: Organizational analytics in the Teams admin center||30-day grace period after Teams Premium GA|
|Virtual Appointments: Scheduled queue view||30-day grace period after Teams Premium GA|
Do you think you will buy the premium license? Let me know in the comments.