The free version of Microsoft Teams. (Microsoft Photo)
Microsoft today debuted a free version of Microsoft Teams, expanding the reach of the company’s Slack competitor beyond the Office 365 ecosystem.
The company says more than 200,000 organizations use Microsoft Teams, which launched last spring. Until today Teams was limited to Office 365 subscribers, but now anyone can sign up, even those with no connection to Office.
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The free version supports up to 300 users per company and offers many of the same features as the version inside Office 365, such as video and audio calling for one-on-one meetings and bigger events, the ability to search messages and integrations with other Microsoft products as well as more than 140 third-party apps.
The free version of Teams is available in 40 languages and includes the ability to translate within the app. Organizations get 10GB of storage as well as 2GB of storage for individuals.
A free version of Teams users outside Microsoft’s ecosystem a taste of what it can do. Teams is part of Office 365 and the broader Microsoft 365 — which combines Office, Windows 10 and the Enterprise Mobility …read more