At the beginning of this year, Microsoft launched Teams Premium in general availability. It’s a new tier built on Microsoft Teams that is designed to enhance the tool’s meeting experience more personalized, intelligent, and secure. The offering is powered by GPT-3.5, OpenAI’s language model.
The Teams Premium Microsoft 365 add-on subscription ships with features such as real-time translation of captions, recommended tasks, personalized highlights customized meeting templates, watermarking, recording capability limiting, branded meetings, and more. And now, Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Intelligent meeting recap feature in Teams Premium.
The COVID-19 pandemic saw a lot of organizations transition to hybrid work in a bid to mitigate the spread of the virus. As such, most of organizations became dependent on online communication tools like Microsoft Teams, though the process hasn’t been as smooth. “55% of people report that next-steps at the end of a meeting are unclear, and 56% report that it’s hard to summarize what happens in a meeting,” explained Microsoft in the blog post.
But with the general availability of the Intelligent meeting recap feature in Teams Premium, Microsoft will be able to counter these issues. It generates meeting notes, recommended tasks, and personalized highlights automatically.
Additionally, it will help users cut down on unnecessary administrative work like taking notes or figuring out important takeaways that shift their focus from what truly matters. In turn, you are able to work smarter rather than harder.
What’s more, you can even use the automatically generated meeting notes powered by GPT-3.5 as well as highlights to catch up with important details shared during the meeting in case you were engaged elsewhere at the time.
Additionally, Teams Premium makes it easier for you to quickly review meeting recordings. The offering features a neat tool, AI-generated chapters which splits the recording into sections based on the meeting transcript.
Aside from that, Microsoft has also indicated that it’ll be revamping the meeting recap experience for all Teams users. Users can already catch up on all the meeting contents via the ‘Details’ tab of a meeting which includes links to the meeting transcript, recording, and any manual notes that were taken.
The new meeting recap experience will now be incorporated into the ‘Recap’ tab where users can catch up on meeting recording directly within Teams, as well as provide co-created collaborative meeting notes, meeting transcripts, and content shared. However, it is worth noting that not all Teams users will have access to the AI-powered insights that ship with the intelligent recap feature. You’ll need a Microsoft Teams Premium subscription for that.
To access the Intelligent meeting recap feature and more, Microsoft is offering an introductory fee of $7 per month that will be valid till June 30. From July, users will be required to make a payment of $10 per month. Be sure to check out our detailed post highlighting what Teams Premium is and how you can leverage its capabilities.