What you need to know
- Teams Pro is a new service plan that will be available to organizations with select Microsoft 365 and Office 365 licenses.
- Teams Pro will include webinar capabilities and meeting intelligence.
- It will be available sometime in mid-March 2021.
Microsoft will roll out a new service plan called Teams Pro in mid-March. A message sent through the Admin Center describes Teams Pro and which licenses it requires. Teams Pro is available for organizations with Microsoft 365, Office 365, and Microsoft 365 E5, E3, A5, A3, Business Standard, and Business Basic licenses.
The message in the Admin Center doesn’t tell us much, but it does say that Teams Pro will roll out to Teams in mid-March and will include “meeting intelligence” and webinar capabilities.
esa Nopanen, a Microsoft MVP, shared an image of the message on Twitter:
As stated by ZDNet, the message does not specify whether these features will be free or paid add-ons. ZDNet also emphasizes that there are now possibilities within Microsoft Teams for webinars, but that they are not user-friendly.
Webinar functionality can be a big boost for Microsoft Teams. With millions of people working and studying from home, having webinar capabilities can keep some people staying with Teams to present.