Microsoft Teams Premium is now available with features powered by OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 AI language model. The new premium tier of Microsoft Teams includes an intelligent summary feature that automatically generates notes, tasks, and meeting highlights thanks to GPT-3.5, in addition to proprietary meetings, custom meeting templates, and features such as watermarks to better protect meeting content.
Intelligent Digest is the big new addition to Microsoft Teams Premium, and it may entice users to pay the introductory price of $7 per month per user ($10 per month starting June 30) to get a sense of how useful it will be are. Intelligent Summary uses OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 model to generate meeting notes and highlights, even if you weren’t in a meeting.
It makes catching up a lot easier when meetings are held at inconvenient times or when employees are in different time zones or out of the office. Notes, citations, and a full transcript are all available, highlighting each speaker’s contributions in a neat timeline of topics and chapters. If a colleague mentions you in a meeting, you even get personalized timeline markers to quickly see what was shared and discussed. While most of the intelligent summary features are available today, Microsoft says some won’t be available until Q2 2023.
Microsoft is also taking some Teams features and making them Premium only. Live translated captions, custom organization of Together Mode scenes, and some virtual appointment features are now only available for Premium. Live translated subtitles are available for a “60 day grace periodfor existing Microsoft Teams users, and virtual appointment features are only available for 30 days.
The other features of Microsoft Teams Premium that might appeal more to businesses are advanced meeting security. This includes a number of protections, such as watermarking and labeling sensitive content during meetings, or the ability to prevent users from recording meetings and copying text from the meeting chat. Microsoft says these features can “prevent leaks” or keep discussions private.
Microsoft Teams Premium also includes webinars so businesses can host events with registration waiting lists, customizable start and end times, and virtual green spaces.
Microsoft launched a 30-day trial of Teams Premium in December as a preview of the features 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 will return to the standard price of $10 per user per month.