Microsoft has announced that its Teams Premium, a product designed to enhance productivity for online workers and managers, will be fully launched in early February, and that some of its features will be moved from the current version of Teams to the premium tier. The current version of Teams, which is available through Microsoft 365, will still be accessible to subscribers, however, some advanced features will only be available in the Teams Premium. The features that will be moved include:
- Live translated captions
- Timeline markers in Teams meeting recordings for when a user joined or left meetings
- Custom organization Together mode scenes
- Virtual Appointments: SMS notifications
- Virtual Appointments: Organizational analytics in the Teams admin center
- Virtual Appointments: Scheduled queue view
These features will be available in the non-premium version of Teams for 30 days after the full launch of Teams Premium in February. After that, the company will require subscribers to upgrade to Teams Premium to access these features. The pricing for Teams Premium is not officially announced yet, but it is suggested to be around $10 per user per month.