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Microsoft Teams Premium preview is now available for testing and here are the features coming soon


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Microsoft’s AI-enhanced Teams Premium subscription is now available in preview as a limited trial for commercial customers.

Microsoft announced the Teams Premium add-on for $10 per user per month in October and is now ready to test some additional features with commercial customers.

The Teams Premium add-on includes features that will benefit all types of meeting participants and organizers — whether they’re in-person, virtual appointments, or town halls and meetings. discussion on the web.

As originally planned, Teams Premium features would begin rolling out in December as part of this preview. General availability is planned for February 2023.

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Teams Premium delivers branding across meetings, organizational settings, and organizational scenes together. AI features include live translation of subtitles and summary features, such as automatically generated chapters. There are also AI-recommended action items and insights to catch up on missed meetings.

On the security front, Premium offers end-to-end encryption for meetings, watermarks and sensitive labels for meetings, with options to prevent copying and pasting in-meeting chat, and control who meeting can be recorded.

For webinars, Teams Premium offers manual approval and registration waiting lists. It also provides a virtual green room before the event for presenters isolated from attendees. Presenters can ensure that attendees only see the shared content and that the participants are brought to the screen.

For end-to-end virtual appointments, Teams Premium features text reminders, custom-branded virtual appointments, and a Virtual Appointment dashboard to view schedules, queues, and analysts to monitor absenteeism and wait times.

Interested customers can register Click here for a preview of Microsoft’s Teams Premium.

When GA is reached in February 2023, customers with existing Microsoft 365 or Office 365 licenses can purchase Teams Premium as an add-on to their existing Microsoft 365 services. Microsoft notes that the features in the smart summary will begin rolling out in the first half of 2023.

Microsoft has published a long blog explaining how each Premium feature works for participants, meeting organizers, and Teams admins.

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Custom Brands will launch in preview in January and will allow organizations to customize the pre-meeting, lobbying, and in-meeting experience with their logo and brand image.

Microsoft officials explained in November that the subtitles are translated directly will be temporarily available to all customers until February 2023, after which a Microsoft Teams Premium license will be required. But the license seems to be tied to the meeting organizer.

“If the organizer has Teams Premium, all meeting attendees can enjoy live translated subtitles,” Microsoft’s Holly Lehman takes note in a blog post.

Live translated captions are “temporarily available to all customers”, but after February 2023 they will require a Microsoft Teams Premium license. But the license seems to be tied to the meeting organizer.

“If the organizer has Teams Premium, all meeting attendees can enjoy live translated subtitles,” Microsoft’s Holly Lehman Notes in a blog post.

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