These two Microsoft Teams Premium new features are coming soon

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Have you been longing for Microsoft Teams Premium new features? If so, you’re in for some great news. 

As we’ve spotted on Microsoft 365 Roadmap sites, these two features revolve around SMS notifications and proactive monitoring. 

The first feature, titled “SMS Notifications in Virtual Appointments Template” on the site, allows external guest users to receive SMS text notifications regarding their appointments directly on their mobile devices. The notifications will include detailed appointment information and a meeting join link, enabling guests (exclusive to US) to easily join meetings from their phones with timely reminders 15 minutes before.

For administrators seeking to ensure optimal meeting quality, the second feature, “Proactive monitoring of meeting quality using Real-time telemetry,” offers a proactive monitoring capability within the Teams Admin Center (TAC). Admins will be able to identify audio, video, and app sharing-related quality issues while meetings are in progress. They can define specific monitoring parameters in the TAC and receive notifications to investigate users experiencing poor meeting quality.

As we’ve mentioned, features have recently been added to the Microsoft Teams roadmap, with the SMS notification feature having a worldwide release in the standard multi-tenant cloud instance. It will be accessible on desktop, Mac, and web platforms. The proactive monitoring feature will be available in the GCC and worldwide on the web platform, starting its rollout in August 2023.

The Premium version of Microsoft Teams requires a base Teams license and costs at least $7 per person monthly, and you can obtain it here.

Speaking of which, there has also been a notable amount of enthusiasm surrounding the most recent iteration of the application, known as Teams 2.0. This version boasts improved loading speed and operates with reduced energy consumption.

Have you taken Microsoft Teams Premium for a spin? Let us know in the comments!