Join Teams work meetings from Microsoft Teams (free) and vice versa

Microsoft Teams (Free) users can currently join Teams for work (or school) meetings only as guests, which requires them to use a browser and results in a sub-optimal experience. The new feature rolling out will allow these users to join Teams for work (or school) meetings in one click, without being redirected to the browser or asked to fill in their name/surname. They will also be able to continue collaborating with the meeting organizer and other participants via meeting chat after the meeting.  The feature will work in the opposite way as well, so Teams for work (or school) will just as easily be able to join meetings hosted by a Teams Free user with one click. This is associated with Roadmap ID: 167326

Tags (or Targeted communications) is coming to Microsoft Teams

Early next year, there will be a new way to organize and target specific people for @mentioning them within Teams. The new tagging feature will allow you to group people by roles, function or whatever you need, and tag them within Teams.

The targeted communication, as road-map 57651 calls it, is managed through the Teams admin center, but can also be controlled on the Teams level. The Teams admin can allow both Team owners and members to add Teams, as well as create a set of default Tags across the organization.

On the settings page of a Team, the Team owner can control who gets to add tags in that Team. Once again, I recommend some user training on the subject, and maybe a high level discussion on how your organization wants to use this feature.

Admins can also create new tags and add members to the tag from the ""Manage Tags" on the drop down menu.