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Microsoft Teams (free)

Microsoft Teams (free) Free

(no commitment)

  • 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
     

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Microsoft Teams Essentials

Microsoft Teams Essentials €3.40

user/month

(annual commitment)

Price does not include VAT.

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

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Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Microsoft 365 Business Basic €4.20

user/month

(annual commitment)

Price does not include VAT.

Everything listed in Microsoft Teams Essentials, plus:

  • Team meetings recordings with transcripts
  • Web and mobile versions of Office apps 2
  • Expanded cloud storage of 1 TB per user
  • Business-class email
  • Standard security

Office apps and services

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Microsoft 365 Business Standard €10.50

user/month

(annual commitment)

Price does not include VAT.

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

Microsoft Teams (free)

Microsoft Teams (free) Free
(No commitment)

New

Microsoft Teams Essentials

Microsoft Teams Essentials €3.40
user/month
(Annual subscription—automatically renews)
Price does not include VAT.

  

Most popular

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Microsoft 365 Business Basic €4.20
user/month
(Annual subscription—automatically renews)
Price does not include VAT.

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Microsoft 365 Business Standard €10.50
user/month
(Annual subscription—automatically renews)
Price does not include VAT.
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

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Online meetings (calling and video)3

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Participant capacity

100 participants

300 participants

300 participants

300 participants

Maximum meeting duration

60 minutes

30 hours

30 hours

30 hours

Screen sharing

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Customized backgrounds

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Together mode

Included

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Scheduled meetings

Included

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Meeting recordings and transcripts

  

  

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Breakout rooms

  

  

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Noise suppression

Included

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

  

  

  

Included

View your default Outlook calendar

Included

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Join meetings without an account

Included

Included

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Chat and collaboration

This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included

Included

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Maximum number of users

100

300

300

300

Unlimited chat messages and search in Teams

Included

Included

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Guest access

Not included

Not included

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Included

File attachments in chat

2 GB per user

2 GB per user

1 TB per user4

1 TB per user4

File storage

5 GB across all teams

10 GB

1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license5

1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license5

Real-time collaboration in Office mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Included

Included

Included

Included

250+ integrated apps and services for Teams

  

  

Included

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Chat between work and personal accounts

Included

Included

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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

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Exchange email hosting with custom email domain address

  

  

Included

Included

Personal file storage and sharing with OneDrive

5 GB per user

  10 GB per user

1 TB per user

1 TB per user

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

  

  

Included

Included

Desktop versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher6

  

  

  

Included

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

  

  

  

Included

Outlook and Skype contact import

Included

Included

  

  

Security and compliance

This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included

Included

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Microsoft Teams data encryption at rest and in transit

Included

Included

Included

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Single sign-on to all Microsoft 365 apps and services

  

  

Included

Included

Enforced multifactor authentication

  

  

Included

Included

Advanced auditing and reporting

  

  

Included

Included

Administration and support

  

This feature is partially included

Included

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Administration tools for managing users and apps

  

  

Usage reporting and analytics for Microsoft 365 services

  

  

Included

Included

Configurable user settings and policies

  

  

Included

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Financially backed 99.9% uptime guarantee7

  

  

Included

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Phone and web support around the clock

  

Included

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Included

Microsoft 365 Business Premium

new price €16.90 user/month
Price does not include VAT.

(Annual subscription—automatically renews)

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 new standalone offering of Teams Essentials for small and medium-sized business customers in December.

Teams Essential 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 Microsoft Teams Essentials (AAD Identity) through any CSP Partner. Microsoft Teams Essentials (AAD Identity) includes the same features at the same price as Microsoft Teams Essentials, but it uses Azure Active Directory instead of Microsoft Accounts to integrate with existing commercial subscriptions you may already have.

 

Download a comparison of Microsoft Teams Essentials from your partner.

Review detailed technical documentation.

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

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More Microsoft 365 options

1. After your one-month free trial, you will be charged the applicable subscription fee. Credit card required. Cancel any time to stop future charges.
2. 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.
3. For HD calling, compatible HD hardware and broadband connection with at least 4 Mbps are required.

4. 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 as 25 TB SharePoint team sites to individual users.

5. 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.
6. Access and Publisher are available for PC only.

7. For more information, see the Microsoft Online Service Level Agreement.
8. Location permissions must be active; driving safety available only in the US, UK, AUS, CA.
9. Availability of mobile apps varies by country/region.