Microsoft Teams Rooms

Last year, Microsoft announced Teams Premium, a new Teams plan that will offer several new AI-powered features including Intelligent recap, live translations for captions, meeting guides, AI-generated tasks, advanced webinars features and more. Microsoft Teams Premium is now available in preview for commercial customers as a limited trial.

When Microsoft Teams Premium becomes generally available in the coming months, some of the current Teams features including Live translated captions will move to Teams Premium plan.

According to Microsoft’s official documentation, the following features are moving to Teams Premium:

  • Live translated captions.
  • Timeline markers in Teams meeting recordings for when a user left or joined meetings.
  • Custom organization Together mode scenes.
  • Virtual Appointments: SMS notifications.
  • Virtual Appointments: Organizational analytics in the Teams admin center.
  • Virtual Appointments: Scheduled queue view.

When Teams Premium becomes generally available to purchase, there will be a 30-day grace period for Teams regular plan customers to purchase Teams Premium. After the 30-day grace period, customers will lose access to features previously available in Teams without the Teams Premium add-on.

The following table compares features between Teams and Teams Premium.


FeatureTeamsTeams Premium
Host and attend Teams Meetingsxx
Experience Teams’ standard look and feelxx
Use standard and custom meeting backgrounds at the user levelxx
Read live captions during meetingsxx
Customize meeting templates for your organizationx
Add organization branding to meeting lobbiesx
Customize meeting backgrounds for your organizationx
Customize Together mode scenes for your organizationx
Read live translated captions during meetingsx
Translate post-meeting transcriptions (coming soon)x
Turn on real-time data storagex
Turn on eCDN for Live Eventsx


FeatureTeamsTeams Premium
Require attendees to registerxx
Assign a co-organizerxx
Limit the number of people who can registerxx
Turn on Q&A for webinars with up to 1000 attendeesxx
View attendance reportsxx
Integrate with Dynamics 365xx
Set up a green room for webinar presentersx
Manage attendees’ viewx
Send reminder emails to registrantsx
Create a webinar wait listx
Manually approve registrantsx
Limit the day and time when people can registerx
Allow registered users to bypass the lobbyx
Use RTMP-In for Webinars (coming soon)x

Meetings protection

FeatureTeamsTeams Premium
Manage meeting lobbiesxx
End-to-end encryption for one-to-one callsxx
Moderate meeting chatsxx
Control who can presentxx
Add watermarks to meetingsx
End-to-end encryption for meetings with up to 50 attendeesx
Control who can recordx
Prevent copy/paste in meeting chatsx
Assign Microsoft Purview Information Protection sensitivity labels for meetings*x
Custom user policy packagesx
Turn on advanced meeting monitoring and alertingx