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What’s the difference between Microsoft Teams paid vs Microsoft Teams free

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Tech Giant Microsoft offers both Free and Paid versions of its video conferencing and communication application Microsoft Teams ( Previously known as Skype for business). You might be interested in knowing the difference between Microsoft Teams free version and Microsoft Teams paid version? In this below article about Office 365 guide, we’ll help you know the difference between both the plans.

The major differences between both versions come down to a couple of amazing features. The list of functionalities includes the cloud file storage sizes, the maximum number of members, features like chatting, team scheduling meetings and recording meetings. You’ll also get admin options with Microsoft Teams paid plans. Below are some of the major differences between Teams free and Microsoft Teams Paid.

Microsoft Teams Paid Vs. Microsoft Teams Free

Microsoft Teams FreeMicrosoft Teams Pro
Maximum members500,000 per orgPotentially unlimited with an enterprise license
File storage2 GB/user and 10 GB of shared storage1 TB/user
Guest access
1:1 and group online audio and video calls
Channel meetings
Screen sharing
Scheduled meetings✓ Integrated with Exchange calendar
Meeting recording✓ Available with Microsoft Stream
Phone calls and audio conferencing
Host online events for up to 10,000
Firstline worker features (Shifts, Walkie Talkie, and more)
Admin tools for managing users and apps
Usage reporting for Microsoft 365 services
99.9% financially-backed SLA uptime
Configurable user settings and policies

The free Microsoft Teams plan allows having up to 500,000 members (users) per organization while Microsoft Teams Paid provides you an unlimited number of members, with an enterprise license. For cloud file storage, Free Microsoft Teams version limit file storage up to 2GB per user, with 10GB, shared storage while Microsoft Paid plan provides file storage up to 1TB per user.

Users can easily have Channel meetings and share screens in both the versions of Microsoft Teams. However in the free version of Teams users will not be able to scheduled meetings or make phone calls, meeting recordings, and audio conferencing. These functions are available only in the Microsoft Teams paid plan only.

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Teams free and paid both the plans provide users to have guest access, 1:1 and group online, and audio-video conferencing calls as well as unlimited chats and search. Functions like real-time collaboration using Office apps or Office on the web, background change, and blur are some common features in both free and paid plans.

Microsoft Teams paid version provides access to advanced administrative tools and options for managing users. It also includes financially backed uptime, app usage reporting, as well as configurable user settings and policies. It also includes additional compliance and features like multi-factor authentication, Single sign-on to Office 365 apps and services.

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If you are looking to buy Microsoft Teams bundled with M365 Business Plans please visit Microsoft 365 official website which includes Microsoft 365 Plans including Teams for no added cost. These Office 365 plans range from Rs.1500 per user to Rs.7200 per user with a yearly commitment.

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