Microsoft announces a premium service for its teams Collaboration platform On the way as part of a phased rollout that will expire in 2023.
At this year’s Microsoft Ignite event, the company demonstrated its premium optional extra features Video conferencing software It will make meetings more personalized, smarter, and more secure.
Teams Premium preview will be available in December 2022. General availability will be available in February 2023, while more impressive features that take advantage of artificial intelligence (AI) will be rolled out in the first half of next year.
Microsoft Teams Premium Features
‘Smart summary’ will allow AI Transcription of meetingsUse the recordings to label important moments, as well as chapters in meeting recordings for easy playback of related sections.
AI will also support real-time meeting transcription in 40 languages. Microsoft says this will make the meetings more inclusive. This is undoubtedly true, but it is a shame that the feature is locked behind a paid subscription afterwards Previously announced for public publication.
Advanced security features, such as watermarking documents and limiting recording permissions, will protect companies from leaks. Microsoft 365 E5 customers will also be able to apply their existing Microsoft Purview information protection labels to meetings, and apply appropriate restrictions.
Setting up meetings will also be easier, as users can choose from a range of meeting types that will be customizable by IT teams, to get into meetings with the right settings in place faster.
Webinars, which can already be organized via Microsoft 365, are also worth an upgrade in Teams Premium. Users will be able to access a registration queue with manual approval, automated email reminders, a virtual green room, and control what attendees see.
But it’s not just the company’s internal meetings that will see reforms thanks to the new service. Business-to-consumer (B2C) engagement is also a win-win, thanks to an “advanced” personal appointment system that allows SMS reminders to be sent for meetings, a “branded lobby experience,” and the organization of scheduled as well as on-demand appointments.
It’s clear that Microsoft has made Teams Premium a good value for businesses of all shapes and sizes. However, what value is left to see, as Microsoft has yet to announce any price.