Microsoft unveiled its plans to launch Microsoft Teams Premium as an add-on at its Ignite 2022 conference. Now, the company has announced that the new offering is available in public preview for commercial customers.
Microsoft Teams Premium is a new version for organizations that need some additional capabilities to make the meetings more personalized, intelligent, and secure. First up, IT admins can now brand the meeting experience with custom templates, themes, meeting backgrounds, and together mode scenes.
Additionally, Microsoft Teams Premium includes AI-powered features such as intelligent meeting recaps, live translations, meeting guides, as well as live translations for captions. The new offering also supports AI-generated tasks and insights to help users quickly catch up on missed meetings.
Microsoft also mentioned that Teams Premium supports advanced webinar capabilities. These include a custom logo, manual approvals, registration waitlist, registration date & time limit, presenter bio, and a virtual green room. In B2C environments, Teams Premium helps customers manage advanced virtual appointments with SMS notifications, branded lobbies, scheduled and on-demand appointment queues, and analytics.
Lastly, Microsoft’s new Premium offering improves the security of Teams meetings with end-to-end encryption. It also allows users to add watermarks to protect sensitive information shared during meetings. Moreover, it’s possible to use sensitivity labels to prevent participants from copying/pasting the meeting chat and recording meetings.
To get started, head over to the Microsoft 365 admin center and navigate to the Purchase services section. Now, search for Teams Premium under Collaboration and communication. Once enrolled, IT admins will receive 25 free trial licenses for 30 days that can be assigned to end users in their organization.
Microsoft notes that some Teams Premium features (intelligent recap and custom branding for meetings will be rolled out in a staggered manner through January next year. The company expects to make the new offering generally available in February 2023, and it will be priced at $10 per user per month.