Making Teams available for everyone

With COVID-19 continuing to impact people and countries around the world, teams and schools everywhere are moving to remote work and distance learning. Get Teams for free and learn how to get started.

What’s included in the free version of Teams

Download the Teams app to get free unlimited chat, video calling, file sharing, storage, and more.

Unlimited chat and search

Communicate with your team and always stay up to date with free chat and search app capabilities.

Video calling

Get your whole team on the same page with free, built-in group and one-on-one audio or video calling.

Team and personal file storage

Enjoy 10 GB of team file storage and 2 GB of personal file storage per person.

Real-time collaboration with Office

Work together using your favorite Office apps for web including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.


Compare Teams plans

Compare Teams plans
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Microsoft Teams (free) Office 365 Business Essentials Office 365 Business Premium
 

Microsoft Teams (free)

Free
(no commitment)

Office 365 Business Essentials

AU$6.90 user/month
(annual commitment)
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.

Office 365 Business Premium

AU$17.20 user/month
(annual commitment)
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.
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Chat and collaboration

Chat and collaboration

Included
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Includes Microsoft Teams

Included
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Maximum number of users

included

Unlimited

included

300

included

300

Unlimited chat messages and search in Teams

Included
Included
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Guest access to Teams

Included

Included

Included

File attachments in chat

Included

2 GB per user

Included

1 TB per user1

Included

1 TB per user1

File sharing within teams and channels

Included

10 GB across all teams

Included

1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license2

Included

1 TB per organization plus 10 GB per license2

Collaboration on Office documents in Teams

Included
Included
Included

250+ integrated apps and services for Teams

Included

Included

Included

Meetings and calling

Meetings and calling

This feature is partially included
Included
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Online audio and video calls

Included

Included

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Screen sharing

Included

Included

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Scheduled meetings

Not included

Included

Included

Meeting recordings

Not included

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Host online and video conferencing meetings for up to 250 people4 and online events for up to 10,000

Not 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

1 TB per user

1 TB per user

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

Not included

Included

Included

Desktop versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher3

Not included

Not included

Included

Business apps including Bookings, Invoicing, MileIQ

Not included

Not included

Included

Security and compliance

Security and compliance

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Included
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Microsoft Teams data encryption at rest and in transit

Included

Included

Included

Single sign-on to all Office 365 apps and services

  

Included

Included

Enforced multi-factor authentication

  

Included

Included

Advanced auditing and reporting

  

Included

Included

Administration

Administration

Not included

Included

Included

Administration tools for managing users and apps

Not included

Included

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Usage reporting for Office 365 services

Not included

Included

Included

Configurable user settings and policies

Not included

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Support

Support

Not included

Included

Included

99.9% financially backed uptime guarantee5

Not included

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Phone and web support around the clock

Not ncluded

Included

Included

 
Microsoft Teams (free)
Free
(no commitment)
Office 365 Business Essentials
AU$6.90 user/month
(annual commitment)
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.
Office 365 Business Premium
AU$17.20 user/month
(annual commitment)
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.
 

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"Teams (free) has been really great for us as we learn and grow slowly as a small startup; mostly because of the flexibility and convenience of the platform."

Rachel Choe, Co-founder, Bondfire


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How your email address is used.

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Get started with Teams (free)

You’ve created a team! Use these videos and resources to get started using Teams (free).

Video tutorials

Watch some quick videos that answer frequently asked questions about Teams.

Tips and tricks

Try these helpful tips and tricks to get started with Teams.

Frequently asked questions

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Yes! The free version of Teams includes the following:

  • Unlimited chat messages and search.
  • Built-in audio and video calling for individuals, groups, and full team meetups.
  • 10 GB of team file storage plus 2 GB per person for personal storage.
  • Integrated real-time content creation with Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
  • Unlimited app integrations with 140+ business apps to choose from, including Adobe, Evernote, and Trello.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with anyone inside or outside your organization, backed by Microsoft’s secure, global infrastructure.

No, your account will not expire.

Several Teams features are only available in the paid version in Office 365. The full-featured, paid version of Teams includes:

  • Additional storage, with plans starting at 1 TB file storage per user.
  • Rich file collaboration in the Office desktop apps.
  • Meeting scheduling and intelligent video capabilities.
  • Additional first- and third-party app integrations.
  • Advanced IT controls.
  • Enterprise-level security and compliance.

 

Compare Office 365 paid plans.

The individual who created the tenant (i.e., the person who signed up for the free version of Teams) can upgrade directly from the Teams free product by clicking on your profile in the top left-hand corner. Upgrading from the free version of Microsoft Teams also unlocks the full set of Teams capabilities, including scheduled meetings, calendar, 1 TB of file storage, and advanced administration features.

Yes. Customers who purchase Office 365 Business Premium or Business Essentials directly from the free version of Teams will not lose any data. Customers needing to purchase Office 365 enterprise plans can work with some of our trusted partners to migrate their data to their new paid plan.

Anyone with any corporate or consumer email address can sign up for Teams today. People who don’t already have a paid Office 365 commercial subscription will have access to the free version of Teams. If an existing Office 365 commercial customer tries to sign up for free, they will be routed into a managed experience for their existing tenant. Existing customers who don’t have a Teams license as part of their Office 365 or Microsoft 365 plan will soon be eligible for a one-year free trial.

Get Microsoft Teams today

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

1. ​​​​​​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 per user of OneDrive for Business storage, 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.

2. 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.

3. Access and Publisher are available for PC only.

4. For HD calling, compatible HD hardware and broadband connection with at least 4 Mbps required.

5. For more information, see the Microsoft Online Services Level Agreement.