The ability to meet virtually is an important and cost-effective feature for businesses today, which is why Microsoft Teams is so topical. Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool that provides global, remote, and dispersed teams with the ability to work together and share information via a common space. Teams belongs to the robust Microsoft 365 platform. You’re not signing up for the average stand-alone solution such as Zoom. Microsoft Teams provides a versatile conversation experience. Every conversation you have within Teams automatically becomes information assets and are saved. Microsoft Teams gives you a view of your scheduled meetings, the timing, the subject, and a list of other persons who’ll be attending. There is a free version, which as per usual, has some limitations:
Teams free is designed for small to medium businesses and has the following features:
  • 300 maximum users
  • Unlimited chat messages and search
  • Guest access
  • Integration with apps and services, including the Online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
  • 2 GB of storage per user and 10 GB of shared storage
  • 1:1 and group online audio and video calling
  • Channel meetings
  • Screen sharing
The full version of Teams included with an Office 365 subscription provides the following features in addition to the features that Teams free provides:
  • No user limit (with an enterprise license)
  • Exchange email hosting and custom email domain
  • OneDrive, SharePoint, Planner, Yammer, and more Office 365 services
  • 1 TB of storage per user
  • Scheduled meetings
  • Audio conferencing
  • Enhanced security and compliance features, including multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, and advanced auditing and reporting
  • Administrative controls and support features, including 24 x 7 phone and web support, admin tools for managing users and apps, usage reporting for Office 365 services, service-level agreement (attached), and configurable user settings and policies
Limitations of the Teams Free version:
  • Customers can’t switch back to Teams free after you upgrade.
  • Customers can’t merge multiple Teams free tenants into a single paid tenant.
  • All users must be in the same domain. (All users will get a sign-in in the format
  • All users must be upgraded: a mix of Teams free and paid subscription users in the same tenant is not technically supported.
  • Teams Free version is not supported by standard Microsoft support channels. Instead, customers can get answers to their questions about Teams Free via Microsoft Tech Community for Teams.
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