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That’s right, free. As in $0. Work together with features like chat, file sharing, and video calling.
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Teams brings everything together in a shared workspace– letting you work from anywhere and making it easy for your team to chat, collaborate on files, and work with favorite apps.

Create a team

Sign up, create a team name and description, and decide who you want in the group.

Invite your crew

Ask people to join your team and welcome them with an @mention and Giphy in the General channel.

Pick a project

Choose a project to work on together. Share files and use team conversations to track feedback.

Connect on the go

Download the app for your phone. Start video calls to connect face-to-face from coast-to-coast.


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

$5.00 user/month
(annual commitment)

Office 365 Business Premium

$12.50 user/month
(annual commitment)
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Chat based collaboration

Chat based collaboration

This feature is partially included
This feature is partially included
Included
Unlimited messages and search
Included
Included
Included
Guest access
Included
Included
Included

300 maximum users

Need more than 300 users?
Included
Included
Included

Web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote in Teams

Plus desktop versions

Exchange email hosting and custom email domain
Not Included
Plus a web version of Outlook
Plus web and desktop versions of Outlook
OneDrive, SharePoint, Planner, Yammer, and more Office 365 services
Not Included
Included
Included
140+ integrated apps and services
Included
Included
Included
File storage
Included
2 GB/user and 10 GB of shared storage
Included
1 TB/user
Included
1 TB/user
1:1 and group online audio and video calls
Included
Included
Included
Channel meetings
Included
Included
Included
Screen sharing
Included
Included
Included
Scheduled meetings
Not Included

Meeting recording—available with Microsoft Stream

 
Not Included
Audio conferencing
Not Included
Not Included
Included

Available as add-on

Availability in more than 150 markets and 44 languages
Security & Compliance
Security & Compliance
This feature is partially included
Region-based data residency
Data encryption at rest and in transit
Enforced multi-factor authentication for all users
Not Included
Single sign-on to all business apps and services
Not Included
Advanced auditing and reporting
Not Included

Administration & Support

Administration & Support

  

24/7 phone and web support

  

Admin tools for managing users and apps

  

Usage reporting for Office 365 services

  

99.9% financially-backed SLA uptime

  

Configurable user settings and policies

  
 
Microsoft Teams (free)
Free
(no commitment)
Office 365 Business Essentials
$5.00 user/month
(annual commitment)
Office 365 Business Premium
$12.50 user/month
(annual commitment)
 

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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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FAQ

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Yes! The free version of Teams includes the following for up to 300 people.

  • Unlimited chat messages and search
  • Built-in audio and video calling for individuals, group, and full team meetups
  • 10GB of team file storage plus additional 2GB per person for personal storage
  • Integrated real-time content creation with Office Online, including built in 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 1TB file storage per user
  • Rich, file collaboration in the Office desktop apps
  • Meeting scheduling and intelligent video capabilities
  • Additional 1st & 3rd 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. When you upgrade from the free version of Microsoft Teams, the subscription 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.

Any person 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 tried 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 plan will soon be eligible for a 1 year free trial.

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