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

Teams Premium licenses (Trial) available

Trial licenses for Teams premium are now available for self-signup for users. These licenses are valid for 60 days. Teams premium licenses includes a lot of enhancement for teams like:

  • Customization of meeting templates for your organization
  • Organization branding in to meeting lobbies
  • Customization of meeting backgrounds and applying custom scenes for Together mode throughout your organization.
  • Live translated captions during meetings
  • Translation of post-meeting transcriptions
  • Advanced Virtual Appointments
  • Advanced, high-quality webinars
  • Help safeguard confidential information with enhanced protection for your organization
  • Meeting recap
These are all great features, and innovative employees might already have signed up for these licenses. But not all organizations appreciate the self signup of features they are not yet ready to support the new features. For companies who wants to disable this feature, the self signup can be controlled through the MSCommerce PowerShell module, not just for Teams premium bot a few others as well.