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Grow your business with Microsoft Teams

Stay connected inside and outside your business with communications software that makes it easy to work, plan, and innovate together.

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Small business software made for all the ways you work

Streamline business communications with your customers and team. Create documents, share ideas, and store files in a single cloud-first platform.

Meet from anywhere

Schedule online meetings with high-quality audio and video—or start one instantly. People inside and outside your company can join from anywhere.

Bring your team together

Send messages, create subgroups, coordinate events, and share ideas. Manage everything from project updates to team events, all from one app.

Get things done in one place

Keep everyone in sync. Collaborate on documents in real time, keep the conversation going in chat, and easily access shared files across your devices.

Stay secure and productive

Collaborate with confidence knowing sensitive information is encrypted in all chats, calls, meetings, and files—so you can focus on what matters.

Meet, chat, call, and collaborate

Remove barriers between spaces, places, and people with small business software that empowers teams to work together, all in one place.

  • A Q&A Session being held over a Teams video call with a presenter and a presentation.

    Host meetings of all kinds from anywhere

    Virtually connect one on one, lead a team training, or host an interactive webinar for up to 1,000 attendees. Explore online meetings and webinars.

    A Teams video call in together mode.

    Feel closer to your team

    Create a more engaging meeting experience with together mode. Focus on faces, pick up on nonverbal cues, and easily see who’s talking.

    A Teams call showing 10 participants with their video on, 9 participants with video off, and a presenter in the bottom right corner with video on.

    Get the best view

    Dynamic view intelligently arranges meeting elements for optimal viewing. When people join or present, Teams automatically adjusts the layout.

    A Teams video call in Presenter mode showing a Sales Analysis presentation and the participants.

    Transform your presenting experience

    Engage your audience, present seamlessly, and give attendees more control to personalize their experience.

    Annotations placed on content being shared by a presenter in a Teams call.

    Collaborate on content shared on screen

    Collaborate in real time on content shared by the presenter on screen. Anyone in the meeting can add text, sticky notes, reactions, or digital ink.

    An attendance report for a meeting on Teams showing number of attendees, a list of who attended, the length of the meeting and more.

    Easily set up and deliver webinars

    Showcase your brand with a customized registration page and keep attendees informed with confirmation emails. Measure impact with attendee reports.

    A Teams webinar for a Q3 Sales Report.

    Delight and engage webinar attendees

    Host fun and interactive webinars for up to 1,000 attendees with dynamic presenter views, real-time polls, and live reactions.

     A Teams video call with four participants displaying closed captions and a live transcript

    Provide readable text for all

    Help foster inclusivity among team members by offering closed captions in multimedia presentations.

    People in a Teams video call while an Excel sheet is being shared and edited in real-time through the call.

    Edit workbooks together

    Transform real-time collaboration during Teams meetings with Excel Live.

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  • A text conversation in Teams where coworkers are settling on a time to have a meeting.

    Collaborate more effectively

    Improve productivity, save time, and get more done by keeping everyone in the loop and ensuring everyone has a voice.

    A text chat in Teams in an Events channel.

    Connect instantly

    Send a message, make a video call or clip, leave notes to yourself, and screen share. Customize your text, tag people, and use different apps in chat.

    Files being stored in Teams and the dropdown menu to share, edit, and open files in other programs.

    Get everyone on the same page

    Share files, coauthor, and edit content simultaneously. Automatically save everyone’s changes and ideate together in Microsoft Whiteboard

     

    A GIF showing a private channel conversation being started and a presentation deck being shared.

    Create focused spaces

    Set up private spaces for collaboration within your teams. Communicate, collaborate, and manage access to files and notes.

    Collaborate with others as one extended team

    Work with other organizations in shared channels to chat, meet, and share or coauthor documents for flexible and focused long-term collaboration.

    A Teams video call with 10 participants where live captioning is being used

    Offer readable, real-time automated captions

    Make digital media more accessible by offering captions in real time with live captioning.

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  • A Teams video call with both remote attendees and a group of attendees sitting in a conference room together.

    Empower everyone to participate

    Bridge the gap between in-person and remote attendees with Teams Rooms, so everyone can be seen and heard, and fully participate.

    A Teams video call and a one-touch join device.

    Join a meeting with a single touch

    Get started with one touch to join online meetings from any device, without switching between apps or interrupting your workflow.

    A Teams video call and the live transcript running on the side of the call.

    Make conversations easy to follow

    Identify and differentiate the voices of up to 10 people talking in a Teams Room with intelligent speakers.

    A video call in together mode on Teams where participants are collaborating in real-time on a Microsoft Whiteboard.

    Brainstorm together, wherever

    Draw and write together on the same digital canvas from the room on a Surface Hub 2S or a remote location using a personal touchscreen device.

    A mobile display of the room remote in Teams.

    Control the room

    Limit meeting interruptions and enjoy a touch-free experience by turning on features with the room remote experience in the Teams mobile app.

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    Make the most of Teams

    Quickly bring up Teams on your PC screen, join meetings, or check missed calls using Teams-certified headsets and speakerphones.

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  • A mobile display of a Teams video call with many participants and one participant is being highlighted.

    Make and receive phone calls

    Get the virtual calling features you need to stay productive, manage calls, and connect reliably with Teams Phone.

    A video showing two calls being merged on Teams.

    Bring calls together

    Whether you need to add someone else to a group call or you have an incoming call, merge calls together to talk to everyone at once.

    A video showing a call being transferred seamlessly from a laptop to a mobile phone.

    Seamlessly move calls between devices

    Transfer calls, including those from your laptop or phone, without interruption in call service or quality with endpoint transfer.

    A video showing a voice-enabled channel being set up for a helpdesk in Teams.

    Make multitasking easier

    Ideal for scenarios such as IT help desks or HR hotlines, connect a call queue to a channel in Teams with voice-enabled channels.

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    Read what was said

    Make meetings more inclusive with live transcription, allowing people to follow and review conversations alongside the meeting audio in real time.

    A video showing how to find and select call quality reports in Teams.

    Manage call and meeting quality

    See the network-wide view of call quality across your small business with the Call Quality Dashboard.

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  • Collaborate using apps to work the way you want

    Thrive in hybrid work with apps designed to help you connect with the right people and data, all while streamlining processes.

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    Run more engaging meetings

    Use collaborative apps in meetings to boost engagement, like driving decision-making with live polls or initiating teamwork with games and icebreakers.

    A GIF of a user creating a workback schedule from a message in Teams.

    Make your chats actionable

    Make conversations more productive by bringing in content directly from your apps.

    A care profile in Dynamics 365 in Teams.

    Use your line-of-business apps and processes in Teams

    Work quickly and effectively by bringing together your business-critical apps and people in one place.

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  • A person smiling and using a laptop while working in a public space.

    Stay secure and up to date

    Meet regulatory, legal, and organizational needs with industry-leading security and compliance offerings to collaborate with confidence.

    The Manage apps tab in Teams with a list of current apps being used.

    Manage your favorite apps

    Manage your most used apps in one place from the Teams admin center.

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    Simplify device management

    Manage and monitor a variety of personal and shared Teams devices from a single place.

    The Messaging policies tab and options in Teams.

    Enable a more secure environment

    Enable secure communication and collaboration experiences in Teams with granular controls via messaging policies.

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    Protect your content

    Help classify and protect sensitive content without hindering collaboration with sensitivity labels and data loss prevention.

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Find the right Microsoft Teams plan for your small business

There are several ways to get Microsoft Teams for your small business. Compare plans and pricing to find the small business software solution that works best for you.

Microsoft Teams Essentials

Originally starting from USD$4.00 now starting from USD$4.00

USD$4.00 USD$4.00

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 meetings3

  • 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 USD$6.00 now starting from USD$6.00

USD$6.00 USD$6.00

user/month

(Annual subscription—auto renews)1

Everything offered in Teams Essentials, plus:

  • Web and mobile versions of Microsoft 365 apps4

  • Expanded cloud storage of 1 TB per user

  • Business-class email

  • Guest access

  • Email hosting with custom domain address

Microsoft 365 Business Standard

Originally starting from USD$12.50 now starting from USD$12.50

USD$12.50 USD$12.50

user/month

(Annual subscription—auto renews)1

Everything offered in Business Basic, plus:

  • Desktop versions of Microsoft 365 apps with premium features

  • Webinar hosting

  • Attendee registration and reporting tools

  • Manage customer appointments

Stay in the flow of work with Microsoft 365

Learn how Microsoft 365 and Teams works seamlessly with collaborative apps to help small businesses stay connected, protected, and productive.

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Expand your reach with Microsoft Teams Essentials

Learn how Every Morning Consulting used Microsoft Teams Essentials to not just weather a difficult business environment but to thrive—reducing costs while expanding access to new markets.

Add to Microsoft Teams

Teams Phone

Get the virtual calling features you need to stay productive, manage calls, and connect reliably.

Microsoft Places

Modernize the office with a connected platform that optimizes physical spaces for hybrid work.

Microsoft Viva

Support an inclusive work culture with spaces for conversations, company news, and shared interests.

Coming soon—Microsoft Designer

Create professional visuals and graphics in a flash with the help of AI.

Need help?

Teams support

Find how-to articles, tutorials, FAQs, and instructional content to help you get started.

Documentation

Explore guidance and learning resources to help your small business get the most out of Teams.

Video trainings and tips

Subscribe to the Microsoft Teams YouTube channel to learn more about the latest features.

Quick start tutorial

Get up and running in Teams with the basic info you need to be productive right away.

Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, the free version of Teams includes the following:

    • Chat messages and search.
    • Built-in online meetings and audio and video calling for individuals and groups.
    • Seamless file sharing and file storage with OneDrive.
    • Ability to communicate and collaborate inside and outside your organization, backed by a highly secure, global infrastructure from Microsoft.

    We recommend that businesses select one of the paid versions of Teams to take advantage of a wider range of features, expanded storage, and increased security. Explore plans and pricing to compare options, and get started with a one-month trial of Microsoft 365 Business Basic or Business Standard.

  • Yes, Microsoft Teams Essentials is a standalone offering designed with small businesses in mind.  Explore plans and pricing to find out what’s all included in Teams Essentials.

  1. Once your paid subscription begins, cancellation 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 Microsoft Entra ID (formerly 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.
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