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Microsoft will soon (1 October 2023) be making some adjustments to the Microsoft 365 and Teams packages in Europe. This is in response to the European Commission’s concerns about interoperability issues with other collaboration solutions and ensuring customers are able to choose whether to have Teams in their package and be charged accordingly.

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What will change

Teams will come separate to other packages: From October 1, 2023, Microsoft will no longer include Microsoft Teams as a standard component in Microsoft 365 and Office 365 in Europe and Switzerland. For new customers, Microsoft 365 and Office 365, which will exclude Teams, will become cheaper (€2 less per month). Companies can purchase Teams separately for €5 per month.

Companies that already have a licence with Teams can choose whether they want to continue with Teams or opt for a licence without Teams. Customers with the Microsoft Business Suite (basic, standard, premium) can choose between a package with or without Teams.

What does this mean for existing users?

Existing Microsoft customers can continue to use the licences they have. Customers who are currently subscribed to existing Office 365 E1/E3/E5, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, or Microsoft 365 E3/E5 licences with Teams can continue to use and renew these packages and don’t need to take any action. Existing customers who wish to switch to the new packages without Teams can do so at their annual renewal.

Get the most out of your Microsoft 365 licence

If you would like more information about these changes or if you want to ensure you’re getting the most out of your Microsoft 365 licence, then get in touch.






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