Microsoft Teams Premium | What’s in it for you?

February 5, 2023

Microsoft Teams has changed the way we work and communicate - and now the Premium version is finally available. The latest update vows to take meetings to the next level with the addition of AI technologies.

So what do we have to look forward to? Well, to start with, you get advanced meeting capabilities, such as natural language processing and the ability to automatically capture key takeaways and action items. The benefit? Time savings and reduced administrative burden for meeting participants.

Webinars, virtual appointments, and meeting intelligence are all available with Teams Premium, making it easier to #DoMoreWithLess. It contains the following items:

  • More personalized and intelligent meetings and webinars
  • Enhanced protection for meetings
  • Advanced management and reporting capabilities for IT
  • Advanced Virtual Appointments

Interested to learn more? Here’s the complete round-up:


  • Customize meeting templates
  • Add organization branding to meeting lobbies
  • Customize meeting backgrounds
  • Customize ‘together mode’ scenes
  • Read live translated captions during meetings
  • Translate post-meeting transcriptions (coming soon)
  • Turn on eCDN for live events


  • Set up a green room for webinar presenters
  • Manage attendees’ view
  • Send reminder emails to registrants
  • Create a webinar waitlist
  • Manually approve registrants
  • Limit the day and time when people can register
  • Allow registered users to bypass the lobby
  • Use RTMP-In for webinars (coming soon)

Meetings Protection

  • Add watermarks to meetings
  • End-to-end encryption for meetings with up to 50 attendees
  • Control who can record
  • Prevent copy/paste in meeting chats
  • Assign Microsoft Purview Information Protection sensitivity labels for meetings (E5 license)
  • Custom user policy packages
  • Turn on advanced meeting monitoring and alerting

Meetings reporting

  • Navigate meeting recording with auto-generated chapters (coming soon)
  • View time markers in meeting recordings when you joined or left a meeting (coming soon)
  • Search meeting transcripts with speaker suggestions (coming soon)
  • View and act on autogenerated tasks from meetings (coming soon)
  • View when you were @mentioned
  • Virtual appointments

Virtual Appointments

  • Customize the lobby waiting room with themes and logos
  • Send SMS notifications
  • Chat back and forth with attendees in the lobby waiting room (coming soon)
  • Organizational and departmental analytics
  • View and manage scheduled appointments in the queue
  • View and manage on-demand appointments in the queue
  • Send post-appointment follow-ups (coming up)

What will disappear from the normal Teams license?
While all of these new features are great, it’s important to note that some features are going to disappear from the normal Microsoft Teams license. There is a 30 or 60 day grace period, which should give you enough time to get organized. Here’s what’s going away.


Grace Period

Live translated captions

60-day grace period

Timeline markers in Teams meeting recordings for when a user left or joined meetings

60-day grace period 

Custom organization Together mode scenes

30-day grace period 

Virtual Appointments: SMS notifications

30-day grace period 

Virtual Appointments: Organizational analytics in the Teams admin center

30-day grace period 

Virtual Appointments: Scheduled queue view

30-day grace period 


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