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

1000 channels in Teams, sending an invite to channel meeting participants and Automatic transcription of videos

If you have a meeting recording but forgot to add transcriptions, it might be good to know automatic transcription will be added to files uploaded to SharePoint, Yammer or This feature is currently rolling out and should be generally available by late August. The feature is ON by default, but can be controlled by the set-SPOTenant command. If you are not familiar with how transcriptions work, here is a blogpost to get you up to speed.

Not the most technical update, but still an update that will be appreciated. According to roadmap item 127496, the number of channels per team will increase from 200 standard and 200 shared channels to 1000 channels combined + 30 private channels.  This should give organizations great flexibility within their teams. The feature is currently rolling out in preview, and should be generally available by the end of September.

Organizers of channel meetings should soon be able to also send invites directly to participants of the channel by a turn of a toggle in the invite. This will send invites directly to members' mailboxes, and the chances of missing a scheduled channel meeting should be something in the past. Roadmap item 142405 should be rolling out some time during August.