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

Have you tried out the new scenes for Teams Togethermode?

Features keep coming out for Teams in high speed these days. Just the other day my company Teams client was able to change the scenery for "together mode". If you turn on your together mode, you should be able to click a "change" button in the bottom left corner of the meeting window. 

For now you can select between a couple of presets provided by Microsoft. Please note the following important notes:

  • Some backgrounds have participant limitations (but the number of active participants are listed in the image)
  • When you change the background, everyone who uses the together mode will see the same image
  • Presenters may change the images, attendees may not.