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

Teams for life on Desktop is rolling out

Teams for life was enabled on mobile devices earlier this year, but now the update is coming to the desktop client as well.

Although there is no date for this roadmap item yet, a message in the message center appeared last week. This message described how an organization admin could control or restrict access to this new feature when it arrives. Take a look at the documentation on how to handle Teams sign-in in order to prepare.

Using this feature will also make changes to how the org switcher works for users. According to MessageID MC226759 in the message center, this will happen in December, and will move the switcher to a second level instead of being available right from the bar where it is today.