The Microsoft Groups Premium beta is accessible as a free 30-day trial
Microsoft Groups Premium is now obtainable for public preview, enabling customers to check AI-powered sensible options resembling reside translations, customized assembly branding, and superior assembly protections.
Microsoft Groups Premium is an add-on for the Microsoft Groups conferencing service that introduces a bunch of recent options that make conferences on the platform “extra customized, clever, and safe,” in accordance with a new Microsoft blog post. The preview is accessible as a 30-day free trial through the Microsoft 365 Admin Center.
Options obtainable to check out embrace reside translation of 40 languages into captions, customized assembly templates, and superior webinar experiences (which incorporates registration of as much as one thousand attendees, interactivity with Q&A, and attendee reporting). The preview additionally contains options to guard delicate content material resembling watermarking and labels, and end-to-end encryption for conferences. These assembly protections will also be used to limit customers from recording conferences and duplicate/pasting the assembly chat.
Not each Groups Premium function teased back in October will likely be instantly obtainable to check out in the course of the free 30-day trial. Customized branding for conferences (permitting organizations to set branded backgrounds and place company logos throughout the assembly foyer) is coming to the preview trial in January, whereas different options resembling clever recap — an AI digital assistant of kinds that shares assembly highlights and routinely generates chapters and insights — are merely listed on the weblog announcement as unavailable for the December preview of Microsoft Groups Premium. Should you’re fascinated by making an attempt out a particular function, you may test availability over on the Microsoft Tech Community blog.
Microsoft will in any other case be rolling out options for Groups Premium all through December and January, and customers can join a mailing list for extra updates. As soon as the 30-day free trial ends, customers will lose entry to Groups Premium options. Normal availability of Groups Premium is scheduled for early February 2023, and is presently anticipated to value $10 a month.