Microsoft offers both Free and Paid versions of its communication and collaboration application Microsoft Teams. You might be wondering what is the difference between Microsoft Teams free and Microsoft Teams paid plans? In this below Office 365 guide, we’ll help you differentiate both the plans.
As a quick summary, the major differences between the Microsoft Teams free and paid versions comes down to a couple of features. The list of features includes the file storage sizes, maximum members, features like recording meetings. Looking to add more file storage to your company? You’ll also find lots of extra admin options with Microsoft Teams paid plans, too. Below are some of the key differences between Teams free and Teams Paid.
Compare Microsoft Teams Paid Vs. Microsoft Teams Free
|Microsoft Teams Free||Microsoft Teams Pro|
|Maximum members||500,000 per org||Potentially unlimited with an enterprise license|
|File storage||2 GB/user and 10 GB of shared storage||1 TB/user|
|1:1 and group online audio and video calls|
|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 version of Microsoft Teams allows having up to 500,000 members (users) per organization. Microsoft Teams Paid plans provide an unlimited number of members, with an enterprise license. For file storage, Free Microsoft Teams plans limit storage up to 2GB per user, with 10GB, shared storage while Paid plans provide file storage up to 1TB per user.
In both the versions of Microsoft Teams, users can have Channel meetings and share screen. But in the free version users will not be able to scheduled meetings, meeting recordings, or phone calls, and audio conferencing. These features are available in the Microsoft Teams paid version only.
Teams free and paid both the versions lets you have guest access, 1:1 and group online, and audio-video calls as well as unlimited chats and search. Features like real-time collaboration using Office apps or Office on the web, background blur, and background change are some common features in both free and paid plans.
Microsoft Teams paid plan provides access to administrative tools for managing users and apps, financially backed uptime, usage reporting, as well as configurable user settings and policies. It also includes additional compliance, and security features like Single sign-on to all Office 365 apps and services, and enforce multi-factor authentication.
If you are looking to buy Microsoft Teams please visit Microsoft 365 plans which include Teams for no added cost. These Office 365 plans range from Rs, 1500 per user with a yearly commitment.
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