Microsoft Makes Bold Move: Excludes Teams from Office 365 in Europe, Aims to Satisfy Regulators
Antitrust Probe Spurs Microsoft's Decision to Unbundle Teams in European Markets, Offering More Choices to Businesses
Commencing October 2023, Microsoft is set to make a pivotal change for its European users by removing Microsoft Teams from its 365 suite. This strategic maneuver is part of Microsoft’s efforts to address regulatory concerns in response to an ongoing antitrust investigation initiated by the European Commission.
The investigation, spurred by a complaint from productivity rival Slack, centers around Microsoft’s practice of including its video conferencing software, Teams, in the Office suite. Slack asserted that this bundling was in violation of legal norms.