Free video conferencing

That’s right, free. Meet online face to face and collaborate in real time by sharing your screen, coauthoring files, and whiteboarding in Microsoft Teams.

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Included with the free version of Teams

Get online meetings, video calling, unlimited chat, file sharing, storage, and more. Download the Teams app to start video conferencing for free.


Compare Teams Plans

Product feature
 
Microsoft Teams (free) Microsoft 365 Business Basic Microsoft 365 Business Standard
 

Microsoft Teams (free)

Microsoft Teams (free), Free (no commitment)

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Microsoft 365 Business Basic, $5.00 user/month (annual commitment)

includes Microsoft Teams

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Microsoft 365 Business Standard, $12.50 user/month (annual commitment)

includes Microsoft Teams
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Meetings and calling

Meetings and calling

This feature is partially included

included

included

Online audio and video calls

included

included

included

Screen sharing

included

included

included

Customized backgrounds

included

included

included

Scheduled meetings

included

included

included

Meeting recordings

not included

included

included

Host online and video conferencing meetings for up to 250 people1

not included

included

included

Chat and collaboration

Chat and collaboration

included

included

included

Includes Microsoft Teams

included

included

included

Maximum number of users

included

500K

included

300

included

300

Unlimited chat messages and search in Teams

included

included

included

Guest access to Teams

included

included

included

File attachments in chat

included

2 GB per user

included

1 TB per user2

included

1 TB per user2

File sharing within teams and channels

included

10 GB across all teams

included

1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license3

included

1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license3

Collaboration on Office documents in Teams

included

included

included

250+ integrated apps and services for Teams

included

included

included

Productivity apps and services

Productivity apps and services

This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included

included

Web versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

included

included

included

Exchange email hosting with custom email domain address

not included

included

included

Personal file storage and sharing with OneDrive

not included

included

1 TB per user

included

1 TB per user

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

not included

included

included

Desktop versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher4

not included

not included

included

Business apps including Bookings, Invoicing, MileIQ

not included

not included

included

Security and compliance

Security and compliance

This feature is partially included

included

included

Microsoft Teams data encryption at rest and in transit

included

included

included

Single sign-on to all Microsoft 365 apps and services

not included

included

included

Enforced multi-factor authentication

not included

included

included

Advanced auditing and reporting

not included

included

included

Administration

Administration

not included

included

included

Administration tools for managing users and apps

not included

included

included

Usage reporting for Microsoft 365 services

not included

included

included

Configurable user settings and policies

not included

included

included

Support

Support

not included

included

included

99.9% financially backed uptime guarantee5

not included

included

included

Phone and web support around the clock

not included

included

included

 
Microsoft Teams (free)

Microsoft Teams (free), Free (no commitment)

Microsoft 365 Business Basic

Microsoft 365 Business Basic, $5.00 user/month (annual commitment)

includes Microsoft Teams
Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Microsoft 365 Business Standard, $12.50 user/month (annual commitment)

includes Microsoft Teams
 

Get Microsoft Teams for your organization today

Get Teams along with Office apps, file storage sharing, email, and more.

1. For HD calling, compatible HD hardware and broadband connection with at least 4 Mbps are required.
2. OneDrive storage is being 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. Request additional storage by contacting Microsoft support. 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.
3. 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.
4. Access and Publisher are available for PC only.
5. For more information, see the Microsoft Online Service Level Agreement.