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

More Microsoft Teams updates coming out of preview

The new Teams client was implemented with the "new channel" experience, so this might not be news to everyone. But now is the time to prepare for the new experience in the old client as well. The biggest change is probably how the feed in every channel will change to hae the latest post on top, and to have the creation of new posts on top (instead of on the bottom). Thinking about it, this is something users recognize from other social media services, and it will hopefully prevent the common mistake users do when they want to reply toa post, but inadvertatly creats a new post instead. The roll out should be completed by mid July.

Shortly after the rollout of the new experience, the new search experience will also be introduced to the client. Instead of using the searchbar on top of the client, it will soon be possible to search within the context of a spesific channel or chat on the right hand side of the thread. Hopefully, this change is implemented by the end of August.

Another enhancement to the chat layout is the "compact" mode for chat, saving users some space in the application. The feature should be in the works, and is listed as "rolling out" in the roadmap.