There's exciting news for anyone who wants to learn more about their experience with Microsoft Teams, after the company revealed that its new "premium" offering is now available for trial.

Officially called Microsoft Teams Premium, the new version of the video conferencing platform offers a range of enhanced features, along with more customization and customization options.

"Today, we're excited to share that we're making Microsoft Teams Premium widely available in preview as a limited trial for our business customers through the Microsoft 365 admin center," wrote Margi Desai, Microsoft Teams Product Manager, in a blog post. (opens in a new tab). "Features in this offer began rolling out in December and will continue through January."

Microsoft Teams Premium

First revealed at the company's Ignite event in October 2022, Microsoft Teams Premium has sparked curiosity in the tech space and promises to make meetings more personalized, smarter, and secure.

The new release will allow companies to add their own branding, custom backgrounds, and Together Mode scenes to increase their presence in meetings. Setting them up will also be easier, as users will be able to choose from a variety of meeting types that IT teams can customize, getting started with the right setup much faster.

Other new features include “smart summarizing”, which uses AI to transcribe meetings and can even translate them in real time into 40 different languages, helping make meetings more inclusive. The AI ​​can also tag important moments and add chapters to recorded meetings to easily replay relevant sections.

Advanced security features such as watermarking on sensitive documents and limiting recording permissions will protect businesses against breaches. End-to-end encryption for meetings is also offered, along with sensitivity labels to prevent unauthorized duplication of meeting chats.

Webinars are also getting a facelift, with Microsoft Teams Premium set to offer new host and event management controls, including a registration waitlist, manual approval, and custom registration start times and end times, as well as green rooms. virtual and advanced virtual. equipment.

A full guide on how to sign up for the preview can be found on the Microsoft blog, with general availability scheduled for February 2023, when customers with existing Microsoft 365 or Office 365 licenses can purchase Teams Premium as an add-on to their existing services. from Microsoft 365.

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