Microsoft Teams Premium beta is available as a free 30-day trial

Microsoft Teams Premium is now available for public preview, allowing users to test AI-powered smart features such as live translations, custom meeting branding, and advanced meeting protections.

Microsoft Teams Premium is an add-on to the Microsoft Teams conferencing service that introduces a host of new features that make meetings on the platform “more personal, intelligent and secure,” according to a new Microsoft blog post. The preview is available as a 30-day free trial through the Microsoft 365 admin center.

Features available for you to try include live captioned translation from 40 languages, custom meeting templates, and advanced webinar experiences (including registration of up to 1,000 attendees, Q&A interactivity, and attendee reporting). The preview also includes features to protect sensitive content, such as watermarks and labels, and end-to-end encryption for meetings. These meeting protections can also be used to prevent users from recording meetings and copy/paste the meeting chat.

A Microsoft Teams meeting with a caption box showing the languages ​​available for transcription and translation.

Live translations allow users to see subtitles translated into the language they feel most comfortable with, with 40 languages ​​supported by the feature to date.
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Not every Teams Premium feature teased in October will be immediately available to try during the 30-day free trial. Custom meeting branding (allowing organizations to set brand backgrounds and place company logos in the meeting lobby) is coming to the preview trial in January, while other features like intelligent recap – a kind of virtual AI assistant that shares meeting highlights and automatically generates chapters and insights — will simply be listed in the blog announcement as not available for the Microsoft Teams Premium preview in December. If you’re interested in trying out a specific feature, you can check availability on the Microsoft Tech Community Blog.

Otherwise, Microsoft will roll out features for Teams Premium in December and January, and users can sign up for a mailing list for more updates. Once the 30-day free trial ends, users will lose access to Teams Premium features. General availability of Teams Premium is scheduled for early February 2023 and is expected to cost $10 per month.