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Introducing Microsoft Teams Premium to the market

With the whole world market experiencing economic turbulence currently, it has become even more important than ever before for businesses to discover new ways in which to optimise their IT investments and refocus their workforce to help deliver critical business goals. 

Microsoft has been at the forefront of innovation for many years with AI powered capabilities now being implemented into Microsoft Teams to allow us to revolutionise the way that we work. 

This was recently brought to the market by Microsoft who launched Microsoft Teams Premium. This innovative solution, integrated into the current Microsoft Teams interface, makes use of the latest innovations in technology to enable your meetings to be much more intelligent, personalised and most of all secure. 

In our latest blog article, we will delve deeper into each of the three elements of Microsoft Teams Premium: intelligent, personalised and secure. 


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic back in 2020, the time spent on meetings per week has increased by a whopping 252%. Granted, if these meetings are useful then lots of admin will be required to ensure that activities are put into action. This is where Microsoft Teams Premium comes in to help as its game changing AI capabilities such as Intelligent Recap will enable you to automatically generate meeting notes, recommended tasks as well as personalised highlights meaning that even if you aren’t in the meeting, you will still have the outcome of the meeting at your fingertips. 

On the off chance that you wish to go back over the meeting, the use of AI-generated chapters enables you to focus on the content within the meeting that is most relevant to you but allows you to split the meeting up into sections. 

Having everything accessible when you need it is part of Microsoft’s mantra in hybrid working environments, we find ourselves in as we’re collaborating even more with people all over the world, which can present language as a significant barrier.  

You will already find that within Microsoft Teams you can view live captions which enables you to see real-time captions in the spoken language. However, Microsoft Teams Premium takes this one step further with AI now used to give you live translated captions in over 40 spoken languages enabling attendees to read captions in their chosen language therefore making meetings much easier than ever before. 


It goes without saying that meetings are not universal, and they do vary greatly as a result of the audience, location as well as purpose. When using Microsoft Teams to organise a meeting, many of us make use of the default setting rather than going deeper into the other meeting options that are available as it takes up too much of your time to do so. Let’s just imagine, there was a feature that could enable you to select which experience you preferred for that meeting? 

This is already available in Microsoft Teams Premium as you can now choose from several meeting templates that enables you to personalise different guides for different meeting types to allow you to operate faster and make it much simpler to pick the right meeting. The best thing about this is the fact that these templates are built by IT and can control which users are able to record, the encryption settings, watermarks and much more to make sure that all meetings follow company best practices and policies. This has particular relevance for those businesses that are always organising confidential meetings that need certain criteria's to be met. 

So, what happens if you must take an urgent call during a meeting or want to go over what was discussed at the previous meeting? It can be tricky to get back up to speed in meetings, however this is solved through the use of personalised time markers in Microsoft Teams Premium. You can select the moments you joined/left the meeting in a meeting recording so you can catch up on what you missed. 


Like most things, virtual meetings can present data and information protection challenges. It is now the case where business conversations aren’t now happening in the office but are happening in Microsoft Teams where screen grabbing or access control issues to sensitive recordings are susceptible to both security and compliance risks. 

There is no need to worry as the management and protection of information shared during meetings is now much more straightforward thanks to the advanced functionality built within Microsoft Teams Premium. These guidelines can easily be applied to confidential meetings without ruining the overall meeting experience. Some of the new features that come as part of Microsoft Teams Premium include watermarking which applies the viewer's email ID on top of shared screen/video feed which looks to prevent users from leaking any sensitive information. 

For any business that holds a Microsoft 365 E5 license can take advantage of Microsoft Teams Premium to expand the reach of the Microsoft Purview Information Protection sensitivity labels for Teams meetings. Better still, meeting organisers are able to take advantage of sensitivity labels to automate relevant meeting options. 

Next Steps? 

If you are a business that is looking to take advantage of the intelligent, personalised and secure elements of Microsoft Teams Premium or wanting to get extra Microsoft Teams training then please talk to our IT experts now to discuss all the licensing options that are available. Also, for a limited time only, you can receive 30% off the standard price! 

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