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

Collaborative Notes, Intelligent recap and "Front Row AI" coming to Teams Meetings


This is one of many AI related updates we can expect for Teams. As roadmap items 95267 and 122554 starts rolling out, teams room systems with version 4.18 or newer, and with 4 cores or more will have this new feature (policy) turned on by default. With the use of AI, the background will be removed from incoming video-feeds. This will remove distracting elements, and at the same time create a unison look for the participants in the room. According to the message center this will become available late August or September.

Subscribers of the "Teams premium" license should by now have access to Intelligent Meeting Recap. The feature is currently available only to meetings recorded (and transcribed) in English. Other languages are expected later this fall. Also, the feature has been added to EU hosted tenants.

Meeting notes in Teams is getting more tightly integrated with the rest of the M365 tools and services as "Collaborative meeting notes" become available. The feature is a Loop component, and will also integrate with Planner and ToDo. Organizers can create notes and attach it to meeting invites, making it easier to prepare for all participants. And assigned tasks will sync into users ToDo list. This according to roadmap item 101509

You might also notice that all Tasks in Loop components will start syncing to planner and ToDo. This according to roadmap item 124928