Erwin Bierens

Knowledge is Power

Microsoft Teams Premium is generally available - What is in it for you?

2023-02-02 3 min read Microsoft Teams

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)

Meetings protection

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

Meetings reporting

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

Virtual Appointments

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.

Feature Grace Period
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.

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