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Microsoft Teams (free)

Microsoft Teams (free) Free
(No commitment)
  • Unlimited one-to-one meetings for up to 30 hours long
  • Unlimited group meetings for up to 60 minutes
  • Up to 100 participants per meeting
  • 5 GB of cloud storage per user
  • Unlimited chat with coworkers and customers
  • File sharing, tasks, and polling
  • Data encryption for meetings, chats, calls, and files
  • Live captions in meetings (English)3

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Microsoft Teams Essentials

Microsoft Teams Essentials AU$5.50

user/month

(annual subscription—auto renews)1
Prices shown here and on following pages do not include GST. The “Payment and Billing” page will show amounts payable including GST (if applicable) before you purchase.

Everything in the free version, plus: 

  • Unlimited group meetings for up to 30 hours
  • Up to 300 participants per meeting
  • 10 GB of cloud storage per user
  • Anytime phone and web support

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Microsoft 365 Business Basic AU$8.20

user/month

(annual subscription—auto renews)1
Prices shown here and on following pages do not include GST. The “Payment and Billing” page will show amounts payable including GST (if applicable) before you purchase.

Everything listed in Microsoft Teams Essentials, plus:

  • Featured: Microsoft Whiteboard4
  • Hundreds of collaborative apps4
  • New: Collaborative Annotations in Teams meetings allowing participants to contribute to shared content4
  • Live captions in meetings (over 30 languages)3
  • Team meetings recordings with transcripts
  • Web and mobile versions of Office apps 5,12
  • Expanded cloud storage of 1 TB per user
  • Business-class email
  • Standard security

Office apps and services

  • MicrosoftTeams
  • MicrosoftExchange
  • MicrosoftOneDrive
  • MicrosoftSharePoint
  • MicrosoftOutlook
  • MicrosoftWord
  • MicrosoftExcel
  • MicrosoftPowerPoint

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Microsoft 365 Business Standard AU$17.20

user/month

(annual subscription—auto renews)1
Prices shown here and on following pages do not include GST. The “Payment and Billing” page will show amounts payable including GST (if applicable) before you purchase.

Everything listed in Microsoft 365 Business Basic, plus:

  • Desktop versions of Office apps with premium features
  • Webinar hosting
  • Attendee registration and reporting tools
  • Manage customer appointments

Office apps and services

  • MicrosoftTeams
  • MicrosoftExchange
  • MicrosoftOneDrive
  • MicrosoftSharePoint
  • MicrosoftOutlook
  • MicrosoftWord
  • MicrosoftExcel
  • MicrosoftPowerPoint
  • MicrosoftPublisher (PC only)
  • MicrosoftAccess (PC only)

Microsoft Teams (free)

Microsoft Teams (free) Free
(No commitment)

Most popular

Microsoft Teams Essentials

Microsoft Teams Essentials AU$5.50
user/month
(annual subscription—auto renews)1
Prices shown here and on following pages do not include GST. The “Payment and Billing” page will show amounts payable including GST (if applicable) before you purchase.

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Microsoft 365 Business Basic AU$8.20
user/month
(annual subscription—auto renews)1
Prices shown here and on following pages do not include GST. The “Payment and Billing” page will show amounts payable including GST (if applicable) before you purchase.

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Microsoft 365 Business Standard AU$17.20
user/month
(annual subscription—auto renews)1
Prices shown here and on following pages do not include GST. The “Payment and Billing” page will show amounts payable including GST (if applicable) before you purchase.
Compare Microsoft Office Product features
Feature name Microsoft Teams (free) Microsoft Teams Essentials Microsoft 365 Business Basic Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Meetings and calling

This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included

Included

Online meetings (calling and video) 6

Included

Included

Included

Included

Participant capacity

Included

100 participants

Included

300 participants

Included

300 participants

Included

300 participants

Maximum group meeting duration

Included

60 minutes

Included

30 hours

Included

30 hours

Included

30 hours

Maximum one-on-one meeting duration

Included

30 hours

Included

30 hours

Included

30 hours

Included

30 hours

Screen sharing

Included

Included

Included

Included

Customized backgrounds

Included

Included

Included

Included

Together mode

Included

Included

Included

Included

Scheduled meetings

Included

Included

Included

Included

Live Captions

English only3

English only3

Over 30 languages3

Over 30 languages3

Meeting recordings and transcripts

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Breakout rooms

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Microsoft Whiteboard 4

Not Included

Available with Azure Active Directory identity

Included

Available with Azure Active Directory identity

Noise suppression

Included

Included

Included

Included

Host webinars that include attendee registration pages, email confirmations, and reporting

Not Included

Not Included

Not Included

Included

View your default Outlook calendar

Included

Included

Included

Included

Join meetings without an account

Included

Included

Included

Included

Collaborative Annotations 4

Not Included

Available with Azure Active Directory identity

Included

Available with Azure Active Directory identity

Chat and collaboration

This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included

Included

Included

Maximum number of users

Included

100

Included

300

Included

300

Included

300

Unlimited chat messages and search in Teams

Included

Included

Included

Included

Guest access

Not included

Not included

Included

Included

File attachments in chat

Included

2 GB per user

Included

2 GB per user

Included

1 TB per user 7

Included

1 TB per user 7

File storage

Included

5 GB across all teams

Included

10 GB

Included

1 TB8

Included

1 TB8

Real-time collaboration in the Office mobile app , which combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint12

Included

Included

Included

Included

Over 250 integrated apps and services for Teams

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Chat between work and personal accounts

Included

Included

Included

Included

Productivity apps and services

This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included

Access web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Included

Included

Included

Included

Exchange email hosting with custom email domain address

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Personal file storage and sharing with OneDrive

Included

5 GB per user

Included

10 GB per user

Included

1 TB per user

Included

1 TB per user

Additional Microsoft 365 services, including SharePoint Online, Yammer, Planner, and Stream

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Desktop versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher9

Not Included

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Make it easier for your customers to schedule and manage appointments with Microsoft Bookings

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Outlook and Skype contact import

Included

Included

Not Included

Not Included

Security and compliance

This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included

Included

Included

Microsoft Teams data encryption at rest and in transit

Included

Included

Included

Included

Single sign-on to all Microsoft 365 apps and services

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Enforced multifactor authentication

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Advanced auditing and reporting

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Administration and support

Not Included

This feature is partially included

Included

Included

Administration tools for managing users and apps

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Usage reporting and analytics for Microsoft 365 services

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Configurable user settings and policies

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Financially backed 99.9% uptime guarantee10

Not Included

Not Included

Included

Included

Phone and web support around the clock

Not Included

Included

Included

Included

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

new price AU$30.20 user/month
Prices shown here and on following pages do not include GST. The “Payment and Billing” page will show amounts payable including GST (if applicable) before you purchase.

(annual subscription—auto renews) 1

Includes everything in Microsoft 365 Business Standard, plus:

  • Advanced security.
  • Access and data control.
  • Cyberthreat protection.
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Teams Essentials is designed for a small business in need of an affordable, professional, easy-to-use meeting solution with video and audio calling. Teams Essentials allows you to enjoy meetings all day up to 30 hours, host up to 300 participants, and get 10 GB of cloud storage.

 

To get the full Microsoft 365 experience, with access to apps like Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, as well as an email domain and Exchange calendar integration, try Microsoft 365 Business Standard.

 

Learn more about choosing the right subscription containing Microsoft Teams based on the apps you seek, knowledge required and data handling considerations.

Access premium benefits for Teams with the purchase of Microsoft 365 Personal, Microsoft 365 Family, any Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Business or Enterprise suite, or with a standalone offering of Teams Essentials for small and medium-sized business customers.

Teams Essentials allows you to pay on behalf of up to 50 users. In the Microsoft 365 admin center, select Invite people to Microsoft 365. Add each person’s first name, last name, and email addresses and choose Send. The people you added will receive an invitation email to add their user account information to Microsoft 365.

Credit cards are accepted. We don’t accept PayPal, Venmo, and other similar services.

No, once you upgrade and convert from a free account to a paid account, you can’t revert to the free version using the same email address. The email address associated with your converted account can no longer be associated with a free account. To create a new free account, use a different email address (both for the admin and for each user).

No, all users in your organization must be upgraded and will have access to the full version of Teams and all Microsoft 365 services. Learn more about upgrading from Teams free to a paid subscription (for admins).

Yes, you can purchase Teams Essentials through any cloud solution provider. When purchased via a provider, Microsoft Teams Essentials with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Identity includes some additional features at the same price as Teams Essentials purchased from our website. This is because Teams Essentials uses Azure AD instead of Microsoft Accounts. Additional features include Teams channels, Whiteboard, meeting recordings, real-time translation, breakout rooms, meeting notes, noise suppression, third-party app extensibility, and centralized management and configuration.

 

Buy Teams Essentials from a cloud solution provider..

Yes. A child can’t purchase Teams Essentials on their own.

See more options for Microsoft Teams

More Microsoft 365 options

  1. Once your paid subscription begins, cancelation policies vary based on your status as a new customer, product, and domain selections on Microsoft. Learn more. Cancel your Microsoft 365 subscription any time by going to the Microsoft 365 admin center. When a subscription is canceled, all associated data will be deleted. Learn more about data retention, deletion, and destruction in Microsoft 365.
  2. After your one-month free trial, you will be charged the applicable subscription fee. Credit card required. Cancel any time to stop future charges.
  3. Live Captions are available in the English language with Microsoft account identities and over 30 additional languages with Azure AD identities. For more information, see the Live Captions support article.
  4. Available only with Azure AD Identity.
  5. This plan works with Office 2021, Office 2019, Office 2016, and Office 2013. Previous versions of Office, such as Office 2010, may work with Microsoft 365 with reduced functionality. This compatibility with Office does not include the Office 365 F3 plans.
  6. For HD calling, compatible HD hardware and broadband connection with at least 4 Mbps are required.
  7. OneDrive storage is used for file sharing in chat, so OneDrive storage limits apply.
    Unlimited personal cloud storage for qualifying plans for subscriptions of five or more users, otherwise 1 TB per user. Microsoft will initially provide 1 TB of OneDrive for Business storage per user, which admins can increase to 5 TB per user. Contact Microsoft Support to request additional storage. Storage up to 25 TB per user is provisioned in OneDrive for Business. Beyond 25 TB, storage is provisioned at 25 TB for SharePoint team sites to individual users.
  8. Because Teams runs on a SharePoint Online backend for file sharing, SharePoint storage limits apply to the Files section within a team. See “Storage limits and specification for Microsoft Teams” for more details.
  9. Access and Publisher are available for PC only.
  10. For more information, see the Microsoft Online Service Level Agreement.
  11. Location permissions must be active; driving safety available only in the US, UK, AUS, CA.
  12. Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.