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Stay connected and share content any time to learn, plan, and innovate—together. Get more with Teams Essentials or get Teams online as part of Microsoft 365.

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Microsoft Teams Essentials

Originally starting from £3.30 now starting from £3.30

£3.30 £3.30

user/month

(Annual subscription—auto renews)1

  • Unlimited group meetings for up to 30 hours

  • Up to 300 participants per meeting

  • 10 GB of cloud storage per user

  • Phone and web support

  • 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

  • Microsoft Whiteboard

  • Hundreds of collaborative apps

  • Collaborative annotations in Teams meetings, so participants can contribute to shared content

  • Team meetings recordings with transcripts

  • Standard security

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Originally starting from £4.90 now starting from £4.90

£4.90 £4.90

user/month

(Annual subscription—auto renews)1

  • Everything offered in Microsoft Teams Essentials, plus:

  • Live captions in meetings (more than 30 languages)3

  • Teams meetings recordings with transcripts

  • Web and mobile versions of Microsoft 365 apps 4

  • Expanded cloud storage of 1 TB per user 

  • Email hosting with custom domain address and business email

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Originally starting from £10.30 now starting from £10.30

£10.30 £10.30

user/month

(annual subscription—auto renews)1

  • Everything offered in Microsoft 365 Business Basic, plus:

  • Desktop versions of Microsoft 365 apps with premium features

  • Webinar hosting

  • Attendee registration and reporting tools

  • Customer appointment management

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Most popular

Microsoft Teams Essentials

Originally starting from £3.30 now starting from £3.30

£3.30 £3.30

user/month

(Annual subscription—auto renews)1

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Originally starting from £4.90 now starting from £4.90

£4.90 £4.90

user/month

(Annual subscription—auto renews)1

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Originally starting from £10.30 now starting from £10.30

£10.30 £10.30

user/month

(Annual subscription—auto renews)1

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Meetings and calling
This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included
Online meetings (calling and video)5
This feature is included
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Participant capacity
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300 participants

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300 participants

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300 participants

Maximum meeting duration
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30 hours

This feature is included

30 hours

This feature is included

30 hours

Screen sharing
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30 hours

This feature is included

30 hours

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30 hours

Customized backgrounds
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This feature is included
This feature is included
Together mode
This feature is included
This feature is included
This feature is included
Scheduled meetings
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This feature is included
This feature is included
Meeting recordings and transcripts
This feature is included
This feature is included
This feature is included
Live captions3

English only3

Over 30 languages3

Over 30 languages3

Breakout rooms
This feature is included
This feature is included
This feature is included
Microsoft Whiteboard
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This feature is included
Noise suppression
This feature is included
This feature is included

Available with Azure Active Directory identity

Webinars that include attendee registration pages, email confirmations, and reporting 
This feature is included
This feature is included
This feature is included
Default Outlook calendar view
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No account needed to join meetings 
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This feature is included
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Collaborative annotations
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This feature is included
Chat and collaboration
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This feature is included
This feature is included
Maximum number of users
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300

This feature is included

300

This feature is included

300

Unlimited chat messages and search in Teams
This feature is included
This feature is included
This feature is included
Guest access
This feature is included
This feature is included
This feature is included
File attachments in chat
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2 GB per user

This feature is included

1 TB per user6

This feature is included

1 TB per user6

File storage
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10 GB

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1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license 7

This feature is included

1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license 7

Real-time collaboration in the Microsoft 365 mobile app10, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 
This feature is included
This feature is included
This feature is included
Over 250 integrated apps and services for Teams
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This feature is included
This feature is included
Chat between work and personal accounts
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This feature is included
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Productivity apps and services
This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included
Web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
This feature is included
This feature is included
This feature is included
Exchange email hosting with custom email domain address
This feature is included
This feature is included
Personal file storage and sharing with OneDrive
This feature is included

1 TB per user

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1 TB per user

Additional Microsoft 365 services, including SharePoint in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Viva Engage, Microsoft Planner, and Microsoft Stream 
This feature is included
This feature is included
Desktop versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher8
This feature is included
Greater customer ease scheduling and managing appointments with Microsoft Bookings 
This feature is included
This feature is included
Outlook and Skype contact import
This feature is included
Security and compliance
This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included
Microsoft Teams data encryption at rest and in transit
This feature is included
This feature is included
This feature is included
Single sign-on to all Microsoft 365 apps and services
This feature is included
This feature is included
This feature is included
Enforced multifactor authentication
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This feature is included
Advanced auditing and reporting
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This feature is included
Administration and support
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This feature is included
Administration tools for managing users and apps
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This feature is included
Usage reporting and analytics for Microsoft 365 services
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This feature is included
Configurable user settings and policies 
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This feature is included
Financially backed 99.9% uptime guarantee9
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This feature is included
Phone and web support
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Most popular

Microsoft Teams Essentials

Originally starting from £3.30 now starting from £3.30

£3.30 £3.30

user/month

(Annual subscription—auto renews)1

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Originally starting from £4.90 now starting from £4.90

£4.90 £4.90

user/month

(Annual subscription—auto renews)1

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Originally starting from £10.30 now starting from £10.30

£10.30 £10.30

user/month

(Annual subscription—auto renews)1

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Originally starting from £18.10 now starting from £18.10

£18.10 £18.10

user/month

(annual subscription—auto renews) 1

  • Includes everything in Microsoft 365 Business Standard, plus:

  • Advanced security.

  • Access and data control.

  • Cyberthreat protection.

Frequently asked questions

  • Teams Essentials is designed for a small business in need of an affordable, professional, easy-to-use meeting solution with video and audio calling. Meet all day up to 30 hours, host up to 300 participants, and get 10 GB of cloud storage with Teams Essentials.

    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 based on the apps you need, 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 through a provider, Microsoft Teams Essentials with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) Identity includes 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.

  • [1] Cancellation policies for paid subscriptions may vary based on factors such as your customer status, your product, and your domain selections on Microsoft. You may cancel your subscription at any time in the Microsoft 365 admin center. Certain subscriptions may incur a cancellation fee. Learn how to cancel your Microsoft 365 subscription. 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 anytime to stop future charges.
  • [3] Live captions are available in the English language with Microsoft account identities and more than 30 additional languages with Azure Active Directory identities. For more information, see the live captions support article.
  • [4] 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.
  • [5] For HD calling, compatible HD hardware and broadband connection with at least 4 Mbps are required.
  • [6] OneDrive storage is used for file sharing in chat, so OneDrive storage limits apply.Qualifying plans for subscriptions of five or more users include unlimited personal cloud storage; all other plans are limited to 1 TB per user. Microsoft will initially provide 1 TB of OneDrive 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. Beyond 25 TB, storage is provisioned as 25 TB SharePoint team sites to individual users.
  • [7] Teams runs on a SharePoint in Microsoft 365 back end for file sharing, so SharePoint storage limits apply to the Files section within a team. Learn more about storage limits and specifications for Microsoft Teams.
  • [8] Access and Publisher are available for PC only.
  • [9] For more information, see the Microsoft Online Service Level Agreement.
  • [10] Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.

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