Microsoft announces a new Teams client with a LOT of AI

Posted on Tuesday, Apr 4, 2023 by Chris Hayner

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This just in from the “Didn’t we hear about this in 2020 too” department: Microsoft announces a new release of Teams with 2 times the amount of performance. The tool has been rebuilt “from the ground up” and will also include the standard “a bunch of AI.”

Teams, as you may know, is by far the most widely used chat, video, productivity client in the business world. (Ed.- It’s amazing what Free will buy you.) It has also quickly become the only business client some companies want or need outside of Outlook.

The new tool’s Premium version, only available in public preview at the moment, will include AI features such as intelligent recap (where teams automatically summarizes meetings and creates suggested tasks lists), live translations for captions, and the M365 Copilot feature. Teams Premium is available for a 30 day free trial, after which it’ll MSRP for $10/user/month.