Microsoft Removes Teams from Office Bundle

Rafael Cortez
1 min read

Big changes are in store for workplaces using Microsoft office software as Microsoft confirms its decision to remove Teams from its Office bundle globally to address antitrust concerns, following separate actions in Europe. Teams, initially introduced to Office 365 in 2017 as a replacement for Skype, became increasingly popular during the pandemic. Microsoft has now unbundled Teams from its Office 365 subscription across Europe and Switzerland and expanded the initiative globally. The move is aimed at providing clarity and flexibility for customers, but it also reflects Microsoft’s response to antitrust investigations. With this change effective from April 1, 2024, Office will be priced at $7.75 to $54.75 for new customers, while Teams will be sold standalone for an additional $5.25. Microsoft faces potential consequences, including fines, if found guilty of wrongfully packaging Teams with the rest of Office. This decision is expected to have a significant impact on businesses and their IT strategies.

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