Microsoft Teams for free


Microsoft announced that its hub for teamwork with chat, meetings, calling, files and apps is a free service now for up to 300 people. Read it here. Beside that Microsoft Teams is a good starting point for collaboration on small groups. It also is available via smartphone apps and tablets, as well as via desktop app or browser. So you can work anywhere, anytime on any device.

What’s in the free version?

  • 10GB of team file storage
  • per person 2GB storage additional
  • Office Online Apps
  • External and internal Communication
  • unlimited chat messages and search
  • audio- und video calling for individuals, groups und team meetups.


Super-dooper features

  • create live and on-demand events with speaker timeline, speech-2-text transciption, transcript search and captions
  • workplace analytics
  • shared digital canvas with Microsoft Whiteboard

Lots of more features will come, i am sure. But there is also a big part with apps for business logic which can be integrated into the flow of Teams and of course things like forms, PowerApps and Flow.

My favorite is the normal collaboration but pretty cool that it is all-in-one with chat, files, meetings – really great!


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About Karsten Schneider 308 Articles
Consultant for Microsoft 365 Applications with a strong focus in Teams, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business as well as PowerPlatform with PowerApps, Flow and PowerBI. I provide Workshops for Governance & Security in Office 365 and Development of Solutions in the area of Collaboration and Teamwork based on Microsoft 365 and Azure Cloud Solutions. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

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