Microsoft Makes Bold Move: Excludes Teams from Office 365 in Europe, Aims to Satisfy Regulators

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

Nanna-Louise Linde, Vice President of Microsoft European Government Affairs, affirmed that these changes signify Microsoft’s proactive response to the investigation while maintaining cooperation with the European Commission. Linde stated, “These changes will look to start to address these concerns in a meaningful way, even while the European Commission’s investigation continues and we cooperate with it.”

The impact of this change will be felt across Microsoft 365 and Office 365 suites for business customers in the European Economic Area and Switzerland. For enterprise customers in the region, Microsoft 365 will be available at a reduced cost of €24 per year. Those desiring Teams will need to subscribe to a separate standalone version, priced at €5 per month or €60 per year.