Microsoft Teams Premium has launched with features powered by OpenAI

Microsoft Teams Premium is now available with features supported by OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 AI language model. the A new premium layer from Microsoft Teams It includes a smart summary feature that automatically creates notes, tasks, and meeting highlights thanks to GPT-3.5, along with branded meetings, custom meeting templates, and features like watermarking to better protect meeting contents.

Smart Digest is the big new addition to Microsoft Teams Premium, and it might tempt users to pay the $7 per month per user introductory price ($10 per month from June 30th) just to get an idea of ​​how useful it can be. Smart Digest uses OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 template to create meeting notes and highlights even if you’re not in the meeting.

Smart summary is Teams Premium’s big new feature.
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It makes catching up a lot easier when meetings are happening at critical times, employees are in different time zones, or out of the office. Notes, mentions, and a full transcript are available, with each speaker’s contributions highlighted in a neat timeline of topics and chapters. If a colleague mentions you in a meeting, you’ll even get custom timeline tags to quickly see what’s been shared and discussed. While most of the smart summaries features are available today, Microsoft says some of them won’t arrive until the second quarter of 2023.

Microsoft also uses some Teams features and Which just makes it special. Localized live captions, Custom Organization Together Mode scenes, and a number of virtual appointment features will now be available to Premium only. Localized live captions will be available for “60 day grace periodFor existing Microsoft Teams users, the virtual appointments features will only be available for 30 days.

The default green room in Microsoft Teams Premium.

The default green room in Microsoft Teams Premium.
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Other features of Microsoft Teams Premium that may attract more companies are advanced meeting protection. This includes a number of safeguards such as watermarking and tagging sensitive content during meetings, or the ability to restrict users from recording meetings and transcribing text from a meeting conversation. Microsoft says these features can “deter leaks” or keep discussions private.

Microsoft Teams Premium also includes webinars so companies can host events with registration queues, customizable start and end times, and virtual green rooms.

Microsoft launched the 30-day trial of Teams Premium in December as a preview of what’s available today. Now that the subscription is generally available to all businesses, Microsoft Teams Premium is available at an introductory price of $7 per month per user until June 30 when it reverts to the standard price of $10 per user per month.

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