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

Breakout rooms coming to Teams soon

This is one of the features I have been looking forward to, and will be most useful in remote teaching and training. With breakout rooms coming to Teams, we get a great way to split classes into smaller groups for collaborative work. All of them supervised by a teacher/trainer who can monitor all rooms at the same time, or easily pop in/out of the sessions for support or questions.

The feature is associated with the roadmap item 65332, and according to a message in the admin center recently, it should be rolling out this month. The doesn't come with separate administrative controls, but the users need the right to start private meetings and channel meetings in order to control these features in the meeting.