MS Teams: New Microsoft 365 Options for Europe


MS Teams: New Microsoft 365 Options for Europe

Microsoft is shaking things up for Microsoft 365 and Office 365 subscriptions in Europe. As of October 1, 2023, there’s a new way to get the tools you need, with more focus on user choice. Let’s break down what this means for you.

What’s Changing?

Previously, Microsoft Teams came bundled with most Microsoft 365 and Office 365 plans. Now, you’ll have two options:

  • New suites without Teams: These plans offer the familiar Microsoft applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint at a lower cost. They’re perfect if you don’t need Teams for collaboration.
  • Standalone Teams offering: For organizations heavily reliant on Teams, there’s a separate subscription available. This caters to businesses who need the advanced features of Teams for communication and teamwork.
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Who is this For?

Cost-conscious businesses: If your team doesn’t use Teams regularly, the new standalone structure lets you save money by opting out of features you don’t need.

Organizations with specific needs: Businesses with a strong focus on collaboration can invest in the standalone Teams plan to empower their workflows.

What about Existing Customers?

Don’t worry, if you’re already subscribed to a Microsoft 365 or Office 365 plan that includes Teams, you can keep using it as usual. You can also renew and add seats to your current plan without any changes.

More Choice for Europe

This new structure reflects Microsoft’s commitment to cater to the diverse needs of European businesses. With separate plans for core applications and Teams, you can now choose the perfect fit for your organization and budget.

Ready to Explore?

Head over to Microsoft’s licensing website for more details on the new plans: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/news/microsoft365-teams-eea

Stay tuned for further updates as Microsoft rolls out this new subscription structure across Europe.